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Dear comrades,

                     Two meetings took place today the 30-11-2010, in connection with the strike. The first meeting took    place in the afternoon  between the JAC leaders and the Regional Labour Commissioner. Later on, the CMD met the JAC leaders in the evening. But there was no result from both these meetings. Even though the strike notice was issued 45 days ago, so far the DOT Secretary did not even bother to call the JAC leaders for talks. From this we can understand how the government is neglecting BSNL. Finally the JAC met at 1700 hrs and reviewed the situation. All the  unions unanimously decided that the strike should take place as per the decision. No union had any difference in this decision. Hence, the entire Non Executives and Executives are requested to strike work from 0600hrs tomorrow the 01-12-2010 up to 0600 hrs on 04-12-2010.

SNEA(I) Bihar Circle appeals to all its members to fully participate in the 3 days strike from 06:00 hrs of 1st December  06:00 hrs to 06:00 hrs of 4th December'2010 as per CHQ/JAC call to SAVE BSNL.

All DSs/COB/BS are requested to Organise the strike effectively and make it a grand success.
30th Nov 2010 UPDATE ON STRIKE :JAC after having discussions with RLC and CMD, BSNL has decided to go all out for three days of strike in view of completely non-committal stand of BSNL management on issues related to BSNL. As regards major policy decisions relating to dot there has been absolutely no serious initiative from dot so far to discuss the issues pertaining to it. Thus the deadlock persists and JAC has absolutely no option but to go in for observing total strike for three days from 06:00 hrs of 1st December  06:00 hrs to 06:00 hrs of 4th December'2010. Make the strike a complete success to force the government to address basic issues of viability of BSNL like refund of 3G /BWA license fees, sound equipment procurement policy, ITS absorption,  etc.
30th Nov 2010 Top officials from Mr Sibal’s ministry will meet their counterparts from the finance ministry, planning commission, IT, department of Industrial Policy & Promotion amongst others on Tuesday on restructuring the PSU, BSNL. On the agenda for Tuesday’s meet is the implementation of the Pitroda committee recommendations , which includes a 30% stake sale by listing BSNL and staff cut by 100,000. >>>>>>>
30th Nov 2010 'BSNL's demand of Rs 9.89 cr from RCOM is loss estimate' >>>>>>>. Remember SNEA(I) was the first to raise this issue and tried its best to rake up the issue at all levels. Finally the judgment by Hon'ble Supreme Court on the matter vindicated our stand.
30th Nov 2010 From tomorrow i.e from 1st December 2010 BSNL declares end of STD era(Whole country treated as Local call). The calls made by its subscribers to landlines of BSNL/ any operator across the country will now be treated as local calls and charged at the rate of Rs.1 for every three minutes(180 Seconds), without any tariff voucher or special scheme.
29th Nov 2010 Central JAC after a thorough discussion, taking into account all the related developments, has decided to make full preparations to make our struggle commencing from first December 2010 for survival of BSNL a complete success to force the Govt. to address and resolve fundamental issues like putting in place a sound equipment procurement policy, ITS absorption, refund of 3G and BWA license fees etc. etc. It has been projected that BSNL is to register a loss of Rs 6000 crores (Refer to Article in Economic Times  dated 29th Nov'10) at the end of financial yr. 2010-11. Thus, let us not unduly get disturbed about deduction of 3 days of wages on account of our observing 3 days of strike. This is the time when we have to struggle intensely to put the company back in a healthy situation. Our not struggling will surely result in a situation where our bread and butter would be completely endangered. Thus, let us courageously and fearlessly go in for struggle to ensure that our future livelihood is protected.


Act before BSNL sinks deep into the quagmire <<click here for some facts for eye opening >>

29th Nov 2010 BSNL ups Financial Year-10 losses to Rs 5,955 cr from Rs 1,823 Cr <<< click here for details news>>>>
29th Nov 2010 Sibal to review selection of BSNL, MTNL chiefs  <<< click here for details news>>>. This is because of persistent efforts of this Association to get quality leadership inducted to lead BSNL- Starting from our submission before Pitroda panel, our plea to the Hon'ble Prime Minister from time to time and finally our filing of PIL in Hon'ble High Court of Delhi.
29th Nov 2010 SNEA(I) Bihar Circle deeply bereaved:

On the eve of DEMONSTRATION of JAC on 29th Nov ’10, SNEA (I) Bihar Circle was struck by a huge tragedy. Com. S.N.Singh, Ex-District Secretary Patna Telephones lost his 21 yrs old son in a tragic accident on the night of 28th Nov'2010 Each & every comrade of SNEA (I) throughout the Circle mourns the sad demise & conveys its deepest condolences to Com. S.N.Singh & the bereaved members of his family for this greatest loss.  Comrades of SNEA (I) throughout Circle also sincerely pray to the almighty to give Com. S.N.Singh & his family members sufficient courage to meet this irreparable loss of life.

29th Nov 2010 JAC Meeting with RLC:- The Regional Labor Commissioner (RLC), New Delhi called JAC leaders & BSNL Management for conciliation Meeting Today & discussed in detail the demands of JAC & the view points of BSNL Management on demands. After hearing both the parties RLC appealed, JAC to withdraw the agitation till the time BSNL Management / DoT Administration settle the demands. JAC requested RLC that , in case the demands of JAC are resolved, Three days strike call can be withdrawn otherwise agitation will continue. RLC issued notices to BSNL Management / DoT Administration for submitting their reply & attending a meeting with him tomorrow at 11.30 AM. RLC also invited JAC leaders for discussion tomorrow at 1400 hrs. Since there is no break through for the settlement of JAC demands, all the District / Branch Secretaries are requested to mobilize and make three days strike call a Grand Success.
<< click here for pointwise reply of bsnl management to rlc >>

THREE DAYS STRIKE FROM 01st TO 03rd December'2010 and Massive Demonstration on 29th November'2010: District/Branch Secretaries are requested to make joint campaign and preparations in coordination with other JAC leaders in your SSA/Branch to ensure 100% participation in the 3 days strike and demonstration.
<<< click here for JAC/Bihar Circular >>>
<<< click here for JAC/CHQ Circular >>>
<<< click here for JAC/CHQ strike notice >>>

SNEA(I) Bihar Circle account in the name of " SNEA(I) BIHAR TELECOM CIRCLE " at PATNA in CANARA BANK ,BORING ROAD BRANCH (Core Banking Service), PATNA & A/C No.1967101009337.

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Look at the some memory of CEC MEET-2010 of SNEA(I) Bihar Circle was held on 5th October 2010 at Auditorium Hall,Taramandal,Patna
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PHOTO OF CEC MEET-2010 of SNEA(I) Bihar Circle
Central Working Committee meeting of SNEA (India) will be held at BHOPAL, MP on 16-17, December, 2010. <<<click here for notice >>>
All District/Branch Secretaries are requested to sent their suggestions and resolution passed by their branch latest by 25th November 2010 on e-mail: cs.sneabihar @

UPDATE STATUS OF ACR AS ON 30.10.2010 FROM 2002-03 TO 2008-09 & VC REPORT OF JTOs FOR REGULAR PROMOTION TO SDE (T):VC report released from Vigilance Section,C.O. and ACR have been received from most of the SSAs/Units in C.O. Patna and after screening the ACR and VC report will be send to BSNL HQ by hand within a couple days.

Good News for JTOs of 2001 & 2002 batch in Bihar Circle: Circle Administration has started the process for giving Officiating Promotion by the end of  Nov’2010 of about 85 JTOs (almost covered upto 2002 batch) to SDE(T) after Sincere & dedicated efforts of SNEA (I) Bihar Circle.

Members Grievance(MG) Cell of SNEA (I), Bihar Telecom Circle
(An Initiative taken by SNEA (I) Bihar Circle in CEC MEET-2010)

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Members of SNEA(I) can submit their Grievance at E-mail : for redressal of their grievance at Circle Office.

Resolutions passed in the Circle Executive Committee Meeting of SNEA (I) held at PATNA, on 5th October-2010.
27th Nov 2010 Delay in gear tender: BSNL losing ‘revenues of Rs 1,000 cr' -

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd is losing out in the enterprise communication segment because of delays in procuring equipment for providing leased line services. A tender floated in August 2009 for buying equipment for managed leased line network (MLLN) is yet to be finalised.-  News from Business line  <<< click here >>>

27th Nov 2010 BSNL goes cash negative; to borrow Rs 14,000 cr:After reporting losses at the end of last fiscal, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd has now gone cash negative further plunging the telecom company into deep financial mess.BSNL has decided to borrow Rs 3,000 crore to meet routine expenses including salary payments for the current financial year and another Rs 11,000 crore for the fiscal 2011-12. News from Business line  <<< click here >>>
27th Nov 2010

Pan-India mobile number portability from Jan 20 << News >>

26th Nov 2010 CMD BSNL Called JAC/CHQ Leaders on 26th Nov'2010 at New Delhi : CMD BSNL invited JAC/CHQ leaders to discuss about the Three days strike call & demands. CMD in the presence of ED(F), Sr. GM(SR), Sr. GM(Estt.), PGM (Regulation), Sr. GM(ERP), PGM(CDR Proj.)  & other Senior Officers. CMD BSNL discussed & apprised the Govt's /BSNL’s stand on the JAC/CHQ demands i.e. 30% disinvestment, VRS to One lakh employees, Unbundling of BSNL Copper Conductor are not being decided by Govt. immediately. Regarding ITS absorption issue, IDA Pension Revision; DoT is pursuing with the Cabinet. Regarding procurement of 5.5 million GSM lines equipment BSNL is evaluating the Financial Bids and shortly decision will be taken. Regarding 78.2% IDA fitment benefits; CMD further re-iterated that issue will be considered when BSNL makes profit. During discussion, JAC leaders expressed serious resentment against DoT/BSNL Management lack of concern for the settlement of the demands & JAC Three days strike call where the notice was served one month before. JAC/CHQ leaders categorically told that Administrative Ministry should come out with concrete solution of the demands & BSNL Management should immediately implement 78.2% IDA fitment benefit. However JAC/CHQ leaders will meet on Monday to review the developments.
 All the District / Branch Secretaries are requested to mobilize for an active participation to make Three days strike grand success.
26th Nov 2010 JAC Bihar Circle meeting on 26th Nov'2010 at Patna: JAC Circle leaders met at 12.30 PM on 26.11.2010 and decide the strategies for successful implementation of 3 days strike from 01st December to 03rd December, 2010: CSs of all the JAC constituents are present in the meeting. Com. B.P.Singh CS / BSNLEU  presided over the meeting and Com. Madhusudan Mahto Convenor conducting the meeting.
Com.Ratish Kumar/CS, Com. Ranjan Kumar /CP, Com. K.K.Ambastha/ACS, Com. Vivekanand Kumar/CT, Com. Arun Kumar/ACS, Com. Dr. Ashok Kumar/ACS, Com. Ramesh Kumar/CWC, Com. Sanjay Kumar/DS PTD, Com. Satish Kumar/DS ETR were participated in meeting on behalf of SNEA(I) Bihar Circle.

JAC Bihar Circle has taken the following decisions as per CHQ call-
A. 3 days strike will be from 0600 AM on 01st December to 0600 AM on 04th December, 2010
B. JAC leaders at SSA/Branch level should meet immediately and make joint campaign for the success of the strike
C. Organise demonstrations at SSA/Branch HQs on 29.11.2010
D. Wide publicity may be given 
DSs/BSs of  SSA / Branch are directed to make joint campaign and preparation in coordination with other JAC leaders at SSA/Branch level to ensure 100% participation in the 3 days strike.
25th Nov 2010 CMD/BSNL write DO letter to All CGMs on Expenditure control: CMD/BSNL Directs to CGMs for control on Travel expenses, Expenditure on business promotion and marketing, No expenditure on construction of Administrative Building/IQs etc, total ban on purchase of new vehicles alongwith curtailment of expenditure especially in controllable object of expenditure like  Repair & Maintenance, Vehicle Running expanses, Power and fuel Charges, Inland & Foreign Travel Expanses, advertisement, security Guards, Professional Charges, Printing/Publication & stationary, Overtime allowance, Postal expanses and other administrative Expanses etc.

SNEA(I) Bihar Circle reviewed the situation of financial crunch and found that the Collection of revenue and pattern of expenditure is more alarming due to the gap is widening in Bihar Circle. In this situation, the revenues need to be increased by providing number of connections, maintaining quality of services with customer satisfaction and pattern of expenditure should be changed according to cash inflow, so that gap should be minimised.
The Circle Office Bearers and members of PTD of SNEA(I) discussed on the above issues on 23rd Nov’2010 at CTTC, Sanchar Parisar, Patna and following action may be taken in this situation. <<< Click here for details >>>
Kindly send your valuable suggestion within 2 days so that we include and convey the same to BSNL management on the above issues.

25th Nov 2010 REGULAR DPC FROM JTO(T) TO SDE(T):ACR and VC report has been completed and screening work also completed.ACR and VC report ready to despatch BSNL HQ within 2 days by hand.
25th Nov 2010


25th Nov 2010

Regular promotion to STS: BSNLCO called the VC of SDE/Adhoc DEs for the regularisation of remaining DE posts. Last Sen. No: OC-13696, SC-13491.2 and ST-24460. All CSs / SSA Secs are requested to keep the Performa ready so that it can be sent to the Circle VO immediately.

24th Nov 2010

BSNL Board declares that BSNL is cash negative from November, 2010. Decides to borrow Rs 3,000 Cr from finacial institutions to meet its expenditure on salary and other day to day operating expenditure. Also decides to borrow Rs 11,000 Cr for the next financial year 2011-12 to meet its expenditure on salary and other day to day operating expenditure.

24th Nov 2010 GS writes to DIR(HR) regarding Anomaly in pay fixation on implementation of Executive Promotion Policy (EPP)- Seniors promoted earlier getting less pay than juniors promoted later and Reduction in pay and recovery there of in case of officiating promotion in the same scale contrary to EPP provision.
<< click here for letter >>
23rd Nov 2010 Circle Secretary write a letter to CGMT Bihar Circle for Postponement of the All India BSNL Carom Tournament, which is scheduled to be held from 17th to 22nd December’2010 in Bihar Circle.
<< click here for letter >>
23rd Nov 2010 All Calls from BSNL landline to any landline Fixed or WLL number of any operator in any where in India will be of 3 Minutes:  Aggressive marketing step by BSNL: Cheapest than any other telecom operators:     BSNL corporate office in its historical and in one of most aggressive marketing strategy had decided that from 1st of December 2010 all calls to any of fixed or WLL Landline number at any where in India from BSNL Landline will be of  3 minute i.e 180 seconds durations. All calls from BSNL landline to BSNL intra circle cellular number  will be of 2 minutes i.e 120 seconds and for Inter circle BSNL cellular number it will be of 60 seconds i.e of one minute. Call from BSNL landline to other operators Mobile number will be of one minute i.e 60 seconds only.
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23rd Nov 2010

@ FLASH NEWS !!! Enforcement Directorate issues summons to telecom firms. >>>>>>
@ Copy of CAG Report on 2G Scam >>>>>>>>

23rd Nov 2010

@ CBI to continue 2G probe on the basis of Central Vigilance report <<news>>

@ 2G scam: Just before exit, Raja tried to kill CAG report << news >>

@ DoT panel to survey before issuing notices << news >>

@ Will Sibal freeze MTNL, BSNL MD appointments?
The appointment of the new CMDs to BSNL and MTNL is now likely go under a scrutiny.
There are allegations that former telecom minister A. Raja and his aide R.K. Chandolia changed the criteria for the appointment on these posts by selecting their own favourites ignoring the Sam Pitroda Committee’s recommendations on the issue.
New telecom minister Kapil Sibal, when contacted, by this newspaper, didn’t reject the idea of intervening in the new appointments. “Let the file come to me then I will look into the matter,” said Mr Sibal. << click here for news >>

@ 2G scam: Khurshid permits probe into telcos’ accounts << news >>

22nd Nov 2010 JAC meeting: JAC leaders met at New Delhi on 22.11.2010 and reviewed the preparations for 3 days strike from 01st December to 03rd December, 2010. GSs of all the JAC constituents are present in the meeting. GS / NFTE(BSNL) presided over the meeting. JAC also reviewed the parliament March on 15th November, 10. JAC taken the following decisions.

1. 3 days strike will be from 0600 AM on 01st December to 0600 AM on 04th December, 2010

2. JAC leaders at Circle and SSA level should meet immediately and make joint campaign for the success of the strike

3. Organise demonstrations at Circle / SSA HQs and all other major centres on 29.11.2010

4. wide publicity may be given  <<Decisions>> <<JAC Circular>>

CSs / SSA / Branch secretaries are directed to make joint campaign and preparation in coordination with other JAC leaders to ensure 100% participation in the 3 days strike.

19th Nov 2010 In response to series of communications that this Assn had with National Commission for Women regarding taking a very stern action against Sri R. K. Dawra, GM Ambala for his sexual harassment towards a young JTO at Ambala Circle office, and also the protection given to the culprit by CGM Haryana by not filing an FIR against the accused in accordance to the guidelines of Hon Supreme Court and orders of DOP&T, National Commission for Women has directed BSNL to take very tough and appropriate action against the accused and report compliance to it. It is understood that appropriate action against the accused(GM) is being taken by the competent authority now. Assn shall, however pursue the matter further with the National Commission for Women for directing BSNL to take appropriate action against the CGM, Haryana also for shielding the action of the accused and not filing FIR.
19th Nov 2010 2G Spectrum Scam - The most benefited is Anil Ambani <<click here>>
19th Nov 2010 Scam after scam in the Telecom:Since the implementation of the policies of Globaliisation and Liberalisation,the telecom sector has become a gold mine for the big business houses <<click here>>
19th Nov 2010 Curtains for A. Raja - The nation requires a fair and speedy investigation <<click here>>
19th Nov 2010 IDA pension revision: It is reliably understood that the Cabinet note for the revision of IDA pension which was on the agenda of the Union Cabinet meeting on 19th November, 2010 has been returned to DOT asking it to redraft the note to make it specific and brief.
19th Nov 2010 BSNLCO issues order directing the field units to stop the recovery of pay based the the clarification issued on 19.02.2010 on TBP >>>>>
19th Nov 2010 2G spectrum scam: A Raja, aide changed norms to appoint BSNL, MTNL chiefs.For the news <<<click here>>>
18th Nov 2010 FLASH NEWS!! 2 G Scam: TRAI to cancel Mobile Operator licences - PTI reports - In a swift action against new telecom players who were given licences in 2008, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today asked government to cancel 62 licences given to five companies including Etisalat (Swan), Uninor and Videocon. >>>>>>>>>

@ Cancel licences of operators that missed roll-out, TRAI tells DoT <<news>>

@ Ministry set to review 85 ‘ineligible’ 2G licences  <<news>>

@ 2G scam Cabinet secretariat scrutinizes  <<news>>

@ 9 operators sitting on additional spectrum  <<news>>

@ Anil Ambani profited the most from 2G scam  <<news>>

@ Raja’s gone, but minions still wield power in ministry, DoT: CHANDOLIA, SRIVASTAVA & SANTOKH continue to rule the roost <<Financial Express>>

17th Nov 2010 TELECOM SCAM 2010 : Rupees 1,76,645 Crores Revenue loss to Govt. No Bonus to Hard working Employees of BSNL, even though grading is Good, because of No funds.

GS writes to Hon'ble Prime Minister on "Inaction on the part of ex Secy/DOT and present CVC, Sh P.J.Thomas, in shielding officers of DOT closely associated with finalization of dubious mechanism of allocation of 2G spectrum on first cum first serve basis at prices of 2001 raises issues of complicity"  >>>>>>
This letter No.  SNEA(I)/CHQ/Hon’ble PM/6/11-10   dated 12th Nov.,10 addressed to Hon’ble Prime Minister along with our earlier letter no. SNEA(I)/CHQ/Secy-DOT/5/6-10   dated 15th June,10 <<earlier letter>> addressed to the then Secretary DoT Shri P.J.Thomas has been filed as an evidence in Hon’ble Supreme Court in the PIL filed by Centre for Public interest Litigations against the appointment of Shri P.J.Thomas, CVC for shielding corrupt officers in the licensing wing of DoT by not even transferring them from the sensitive positions that they held while allocating 2G spectrum in an arbitrary and fraudulent manner. This PIL is being heard in Hon’ble Supreme Court.

The consistent and unrelenting stand of this Association since 2008 in exposing world famous 2G scandal stands fully vindicated.

Our letter  No. SNEA(I)/Hon'ble MOC&IT/5/9-08 dated 4th September 2008 addressed to the Hon’ble Communication Minister A Raja against allowing private operators granted fraudulent 2G spectrum to roam on BSNL network. <<<letter>>>

Our editorial of August 2008 “Roaming of private operators on BSNL's network -Defeat the Sinister and deadly move.” when SWAN,UNITECH, SHYAM, RCOMM etc. were awarded 2G licenses in a fraudulent manner and were further allowed roaming on BSNL network.<<<Editorial August '2008>>>

17th Nov 2010 CAG names top business tycoon in telecom scam -- The licences issued to various companies floated by corporates such as Swan, Unitech, Loop and Datacom Allianz Infra involved several violations, the auditor has pointed out  <<news>>  
Our assn was the only Assn high lighted the fact that Real estate holders having no experience in Telecom sector are allotted spectrum in an arbitrary manner in a throw away price. See our editorial in TESA FLASH of August 2008 and
 << Letter to MOC in Sept 08>>
17th Nov 2010
1. 85 of 122 licences who didn't qualify <<news>> 
2. Govt says JPC demand in 2G meaningless  <<news>> 
3. Halt BSNLs GSM tender process Ericson  <<news>> 
17th Nov 2010 Tamil Nadu Ex-servicemen's Corporation (TEXCO) cannot insist BSNL to retain ex-servicemen sponsored by it for employing them as security guards: Madras High Court at Madurai - Labour supplying contractor cannot dictate terms: judge --- “If the members of the associations lose their employment due to reduction of security guards by BSNL, their grievance can only be against TEXCO and not BSNL,” Mr. Justice Chandru said. BSNL paying huge amount for theengagement of ex Service men as security guards. This verdict will be a great relief for BSNL which is trying to reduce the huge expenditure on security guards <<news>>
15th Nov 2010 Massive Rally to Parliament --- As part of the agitational programme,  JAC today organised a massive rally to Parliament. More than 6000 Executives / Non executives from different parts of the country participated in the March. Hundreds of SNEA(I) Comrades from TN, PB, RAJ, HR, UP(E) and Delhi  participated. Com Basudev Acharya, Hon MP inaugurated the meeting. After the March, Convenor JAC, GS and other leaders submitted a memorandum to the Hon Prime Minister. GS, AGS Com A A Khan and GSs of other Associations/Unions addressed the March <<memorandum>>  <<report>>
15th Nov 2010

Kapil Sibal given charge of Telecom Ministry.<< click>>

15th Nov 2010

Adhoc promotion to STS: Association discussed the issue with CMD, BSNL on 12.11.10 and GM(Pers) on 15.11.10. There will not be any more extensions. Reallotment for few vacancies in some Circles like TN, STR and STP etc is also not able to do as many seniors are already joined at other Circles and due to some other pressing reasons. All our members are requested to avail the promotion as all are posted to the same or adjacent Circles as requested. The vacancies arising in the present circle in future will be automatically reserved for the Executives availed promotion and gone outside. Even if they decline, there is remote possibility that they will get the same Circle in the next DPC. So comrades, avail the promotion which we could achieve after lot of struggle at the first chance itself. Management assured that everybody will be brought back to the parent Circle after 2 years.

Transfer orders issued to TERM Cell for SDEs. In each location, 7 SDEs are required <<click here>>

Tenure transfer in the cadre of DEs <<1>>  <<2>>

14th Nov 2010 A RAJA RESIGNED ON 2G SPECTRUM SCANDAL--  This Assn started its campaign against this arbitrary allotment of precious spectrum to Real Estate holders on throw away price in early 2008 itself. BSNL faced several obstacles during his tenure as MOC&IT. From the first day in office, he tried to cancel the 45.5 M tender from there BSNL started bleeding, his role in 93.3 M tender, then cancellation of recent 5.5 M tender etc.
13th Nov 2010 CHQ NEWS UPDATE

Meeting with CMD, BSNL on 12.11.2010.

GS and AGS Com K. Sebastin along with GS & AGS/AIBSNLEA met CMD, BSNL and discussed the following issues:

JTO to SDE promotion: We requested CMD to expedite the DPC process as the JTOs are completed almost 14 years service and waiting for their first promotion.
Placing of JTOs of 2007 and 2008 batch in the pre-revised scale: CMD assured that the matter will be further discussed with ED(Fin) on his return from leave and resolved positively.
Regular promotion to the remaining STS (DE) posts: We explained to CMD that the earlier promotion order was issued on 16.08.2010 and promotion to the remaining posts are pending for more than 3.5 months irrespective of repeated assurances.
Adhoc promotion to JAG posts and Adhoc promotion to the remaining STS(DE) posts: We explained both cases in detail and requested his personal intervention.

After discussion, CMD assured that all the issues will be resolved as per the time frame as discussed with the Associations and concerned officers will be instructed to complete the DPC as per schedule.

Regarding 78.2% IDA, CMD mentioned that BSNL planning to borrow 2000 Crores this year for meeting the expenses and 10000 Crores for the next year. 

Meeting with GM (Pers) on 12.11.2010:  

JTO to SDE promotion: Assn discussed the issue in detail and requested GM (P) to expedite the process as the JTOs are waiting for their first promotion.
Regular promotion to the remaining STS (DE) posts: Assn pointed out that irrespective of repeated assurances given on various occasions during the last 3 months, the promotions not materialised so far. GM (P) explained that due to the transfer of the officers in DPC section, some delay was occurred and meanwhile the validity of VC (90 days) also expired. So fresh VC has to be called for and the same will be done by Nov, 15th. If the VC receives in time, promotion orders will be issued by 30th November, GM (P) assured.
Adhoc promotion to JAG posts and Adhoc promotion to the remaining STS (DE) posts: Assn pointed out that the Adhoc JAG promotion also getting delayed. Further, around 800 DE posts are still remain vacant and immediate action may be initiated to fill up these vacancies also. GM (P) informed that only VC for 91 cases for Adhoc JAG promotion received and that is one of the major reason for delay for Adhoc JAG promotions.

CSs are once again reminded that all the DPCs are getting delayed due to the delay in sending ACRs or VC. If the VC for Adhoc JAG/regular STS are received by 25th, we may be able to get the promotion orders by 30th.
The CSs may take it as a challenge and complete the process. On completion of this, Assn has to focus on JTO to SDE Promotion and Adhoc DE promotion to the remaining STS posts. The Adhoc promotion to the remaining STS posts also has to be completed in 2-3 months before March so that the resultant SDE posts can be utilized for the JTO to SDE promotion for the subsequent DPC in the next vacancy year, 2011-12.

13th Nov 2010 Principal CAT, New Delhi judgment dated 12.11.2010, on "Time Bound Functional Promotions" as per the terms and conditions of absorption in BSNL. BSNL implemented Time Bound Financial Upgradations and Post Bound Functional promotions instead of Time Bound Functional Promotions. 15 out of 16 applicants  are SNEA(I) activists including Circle Secretary and Circle Treasurer of SNEA(I), MP Circle  <<order>>
12th Nov 2010


THE PARLIAMENT MARCH WILL START FROM BSNL CO AT 11 AM. All activists from Delhi and neighbouring Circles e.g. NTR, HR, UP(W), PB, RAJ, MP, UKD and UP(E) will be participate of in THE PARLIAMENT MARCH.
12th Nov 2010 5.5 Million GSM tender for North & Eastern Zone: Financial bid opened -- Alcatel Luscent is the L1 for Radio eqpts and ZTE is the L1 for Core Eqpts. Huawaei, the other Chinese vendor quoted higher rates -- Ericsson, the existing vendor not participated in the tender. The rates are lower than that of earlier tender and much lower than that of 93.3 Million tender.
12th Nov 2010 Change of designation on Time Bound promotions ---Based on the discussions on this matter, Association submits its final views. Assn suggested uniform designations at all levels ie. BSNLCO / Circle office / Field units and two separate designations for financial upgradations from each Functional post    <<<suggestion>>
11th Nov 2010 Option to continue in CDA scale till retirement or promotion: DOT issues orders directing it's CCAs to fix the pension in accordance to the earlier order of BSNL on fixation of pay for those having exercised option to continue in the CDA scale till promotion/retirement after absorption in BSNL in accordance to the provisions contained  in the terms and conditions of absorption. The order also directs CCAs to refund the recoveries in respect of those who retired after exercising this option. This is a landmark breakthrough and has come after strenuous efforts of more than 4 yrs by this Association. We are extremely grateful to Members(S) Telecom Commission, DDG(Estt) DOT and GM(Estt), BSNL for their painstaking effort and positive interpretation of the order of BSNL. <<copy of order>>
11th Nov 2010

JTO to SDE DPC -- The ACRs from AS, BR, CHG, GUJ, JKD, KRL, NE-II, NTR, NTP and UKD not received so far.

ACR & VC Report of JTO(T) for regular promotion to SDE(T) are ready for sending to BSNL HQ and it should be send on 15th Nov'2010 by hand.

Adhoc JAG promotion: The details regarding the review of below bench mark cases reported by BSNLCO not received from most of the Circles. The DPC is getting delayed.


11th Nov 2010

BSNL union goes to court on CMD selection process <<news>>
Raja on thin ice as opposition set on ouster <<news>>
Decision on Raja as PM returns --Sources <<news>>

CAG submits its report to Govt <<PTI>>
10th Nov 2010 The PIL filed at Delhi High Court by SNEA(I) and Telecom Watchdog, an NGO challenging the process of selection of CMDs of BSNL and MTNL, in an arbitrary and surreptitious manner came up for admission before Chief Justice today, 10th Nov, 2010 and has been admitted. Notices, besides respondents the Cabinet Secy and Secy/DOT, have also been issued to Sh R.K. Upadhya and Sh Kuldip Singh reported to have been shortlisted as no 1 for BSNL and MTNL respectively. <<<Synopsys>>>
10th Nov 2010

1.  BSNL plans to auction surplus spectrum <<news>>

2.  Home Ministry wary over SIM card imports  <<news>>
9th Nov 2010 CMD/BSNL write DO letter to All CGMs on Expenditure control. Directs CGMs to control Travel expenses, expenditure on business promotion and marketing, no construction of Administrative bldgs/IQs etc, total ban on purchase of new vehicles etc --- <<DO>>   <<Letter>>
9th Nov 2010

Placing JTOs of 2007 and 2008 batch in the pre-revised scale of 9850-250-14600. GS along with  AGS, K. Sebastin met ED(Fin), BSNL and discussed the issue. GS explained that as Finance wing has raised some objections, the issue is not getting resolved irrespective of the assurance from CMD, BSNL. Based on our discussion with CMD, BSNL on 01.10.2010, ED(Fin) told that he may try to get the issue resolved in the Management Committee. Association will strongly pursue the matter further with CMD and other senior officers.

Further GS and AGS met GM(Estt) and discussed the same issue. GM(Estt) informed that since some objections are raised by the Finance wing, a committee formed with K.C.G.K. Pillai, GM(PF) as chairman and GM(Estt) and GM(Pers) as members. The committee has been formed on the strong intervention of the Assn to resolve the issue as Finance has put some reservations. The Committee has to submit the report in two months time. GS again writes to CMD, BSNL on this regard <<Letter>>
9th Nov 2010 GS writes to Secretary, DOT regarding the immediate resolution of ITS absorption issue, key to revival of BSNL <<Letter>>
9th Nov 2010 Change of designation on Time Bound Financial upgradations: GS and AGS, K. Sebastin met GM(Restt) and discussed the issue in continuation to our earlier discussions. Assn suggested uniform designations at all levels ie. BSNLCO / Circle office / Field units. Assn also suggested two separate designations for financial upgradations from each Functional post. Assn demanded early implementation of designation change as per the broad agreement reached long back. GS writes to CMD, BSNL on this regard <<Letter>>
9th Nov 2010 Antedating of increment of senior to overcome the pay anomaly: GS and AGS, K. Sebastin met GM(Estt) and discussed the issue further. We told GM(E) that due to the incorrect order dated 14.06.2010, Executives are facing pay recovery and CCAs are asking BSNL to refix the pay already fixed as per the order dated 23.09.2009 and recover the amount in the case of pensioners. GM(Estt) assured that the matter will be further referred to the Finance wing based on the inputs provided by the Association.
9th Nov 2010 GS again writes to DIR(HR) regarding the anomaly due to accrual of increment of junior earlier than the senior after fixation of pay in revised pay scales -- modification of order dated 14.06.2010 on violation of Fundamental Rules-- If the senior opt for pay step up to that of his junior, the net pay drawn by him in a year will be less than the pay he would have drawn if no option was exercised  --  If the senior is not opting for pay step up he has to mutely witness the drawl of higher pay by his junior for certain months in every year  --- All the Executives except those having increment in January are affected by this order <<letter>>
8th Nov 2010 BSNL adds 2.5 M, the highest number of GSM Subscribers in Oct'2010 Earlier BSNL had added 2.2 million users in August and 2.4 millions in September 2010 which was the highest number of new mobile subscribers additions among all the telecom operators <<click here for details news>>
8th Nov 2010

# BSNL to get additional subsidies for its land line business and Wimax

<<click here for details news>> 

# Call rates to India from Gulf to cost more <<click here for news>> 
# BSNL Kerala circle reduce ISD rates to gulf  <<click here for news>> 

# DoT extends subscriber verification deadline to Dec 31  <<click here for news>> 
# TRAI Releases Consultation Paper on Blocking of IMEI of lost/stolen Mobile phone <<click here for news>>

# MTNL posts net loss as wage costs rise <<click here for news>>

8th Nov 2010 CAG submits report on 2G spectrum to Finance Ministry: The government auditor CAG is understood to have submitted the final report on the 2G spectrum allotment that may have caused a loss of a whopping Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the exchequer. According to sources in the know, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has submitted the report to the finance ministry and the President. The report may be laid in Parliament in the winter session beginning tomorrow. (PTI)
8th Nov 2010

Prime Minister's office forwards JAC letter dated 16.09.2010 on improving financial viability of BSNL, to Minister Communications & Secretary DoT - Click here for PMO letter & JAC letter endorsed by PMO  -  <<PMO letter>>
<<JAC letter>>

5th Nov 2010

5th Nov 2010 Vital break through achieved: DOT issues orders directing it's CCAs to fix the pension in accordance to the earlier order of BSNL on fixation of pay for those having exercised option to continue in the CDA scale till promotion/retirement after absorption in BSNL in accordance to the provisions contained  in the terms and conditions of absorption. The order also directs CCAs to refund the recoveries in respect of those who retired after exercising this option. This is a landmark breakthrough and has come after strenuous efforts of more than 4 yrs by this Association. We are extremely grateful to Members(S) Telecom Commission, DDG(Est) DOT and GM(Est.) BSNL for their painstaking effort and positive interpretation of the order of BSNL.
Meeting with Secy. DOT: GS along with both the AGSs met Secy. DOT to greet him on DIWALI and fully seize the opportunity to request him to expedite the process of absorption of ITS as fast as possible since delay in resolution of this issue has resulted in tremendous demoralization and loss of confidence down the level. On the equipment procurement issue Association strongly pleaded for effective and positive intervention of DOT to put in place a sound and viable mechanism for immediate procurement of GSM equipment. Association also pleaded with Secy. DOT to ensure that BSNL is not discriminated against in terms of implementation of telecom policy and licensing conditions as has been happening in the recent past, and specifically mentioned two issues of levying an increased license fess on AGR and Spectrum charges. Association also requested him to uphold the policy commitment of the govt. made from time to time with regard to supporting expansion plan of BSNL in landline, wireless segment in rural and remote areas. Secy. DOT assured that concrete steps are already being taken to address these issues.
Meeting with Member(S): GS along with both the AGSs met Member(S) DOT to greet him on DIWALI and conveyed the gratitude of the Association to him for taking very positive steps to resolve the issue of revision of pension and ITS absorption. Note on revision on pension has already gone to union cabinet whereas note on its absorption has been sent to nodal ministries for obtaining their views before sending it to union cabinet. We also conveyed our profound thanks to Member(S) for his positive approach to resolve the stalemated issue of fixation of pay.
5th Nov 2010

Attention of DSs/BSs -- Recovery of pay from ASTTs merged with JTO cadre w.e.f 01.04.1994: BSNLCO repeatedly asking some informations from the Circles for settling this serious issue. Almost all the Circles initiated huge recovery of pay and individuals are forced to approach various Courts for relief. Considering the request of the Association to settle the issue in favour of all the ASTTs merged with JTO cadre by generalising the favourable court judgments, Management sought some informations from the Circles. All DSs/BSs are requested to inform to CS if any case in your SSA/Unit, so that the Circle Office are furnishing the required information at the earliest. <<Letter>>

5th Nov 2010

Pay anomaly of TTAs joined as JTOs after 01.01.2007 on promotion: In order to overcome the pay anomaly, they may opt to continue in the pre-revised Non Executive pay scales till their promotion, fix their pay in the pre revised scale in JTO cadre on their date of promotion and then change over to revised IDA scale of JTOs with fitment. They have to forgo the pay arrears in the Non Executive cadre from 01.01.2007 to their date of promotion. This option is available in the Non Executive Time Bound Promotion order dated 07.05.2010 as clause 3.6. This provision has already clarified in <<Order>>. This anomaly was not addressed in the earlier order for the 2005 batch of Direct rectd JTOs.

4th Nov 2010

Once again BSNL Adds Highest Number of New GSM Subscribers in October’2010:
India’s National Telecom back bone and pan India 3G mobile service operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) today announced that it has added a total of 2.5 million new GSM subscribers which is the highest number of new mobile subscribers additions in the month of October 2010.
Announcing the new achievement of BSNL, Mr Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for IT and Communications said that the telecom PSU BSNL, which was lagging behind private telcos in terms of new subscriber additions, has garnered over two million subscriber every month from the August till October, 2010.

Mr Pilot also added that at present BSNL had 3G coverage in 675 cities and will expand 3G services to 120 more cities across India by December 2010.
Earlier BSNL had added 2.2 million users in August 2010 and 2.4 millions in September 2010 which was the highest number of new mobile subscribers additions among all the telecom operators.

4th Nov 2010

Cabinet note on ITS absorption issue:- Cabinet note has been sent to nodal ministries for inter-ministerial circulation, which may take minimum two to three months time in clearance.

4th Nov 2010

DoT panel says BSNL IPO should wait at least two more years

4th Nov 2010

Govt. Panel Rejects Sam Pitroda committee recommendations:The four-member DOT panel  has rejected some key recommendations of the Sam Pitroda committee set up by the prime minister to suggest a turnaround strategy for loss-making BSNL, saying drastic changes in a state-owned company could impact the running of all public sector units. 

Highlights of Govt panel recommendations :
> Rejected the Pitroda committee recommendation that BSNL sell a 30% stake by listing on the bourses, and said that the IPO must be ‘deferred for two years to allow the telco to improve its performance and get the right valuation’. 

It has also rejected the Pitroda’s committee’s proposal to allow BSNL to bring in top professionals, including a CEO from the private sector, and said that ‘implementing such a move selectively for top-level positions, and also in just one PSU would have wider repercussions’.

The DoT panel also added that while it agreed with the Pitroda committee that BSNL must urgently reduce excess employee headcount, the required staff cut may be less than 100,000.


This panel has also partially agreed with Mr Pitroda committee’s recommendations that BSNL share its infrastructure with private companies to improve its revenue streams, launch a venture fund with its Rs 30,000-crore cash surplus and also hive its land bank into a separate company and monetise it. 

This DoT panel has rejected the recommendation that BSNL split the cost of its chairman and managing director (CMD) into two–a chairman and an MD–and said that in a ‘PSU environment, it was better to continue with the post of CMD like in other PSUs’.


> However, the panel, agreeing with the Pitroda committee, has said that BSNL must complete its ongoing restructuring by March 2011. 


> Importantly, this panel has also accepted the Pitroda committee’s proposal that BSNL dump its equipment procurement process and adopt the ‘managed capacity’ model’ followed by private operators.


Back Ground of Govt. Panel: Earlier this year, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh , worried about the steep decline in BSNL’s profitability over the years, called in Sam Pitroda along with banker Deepak Parekh to suggest measures for revival. They in turn recommended a strategic 30% stake sale, staff cut by 100,000 and also raising funds from sale of its infrastructure, such as signal towers and real estate, to revive the flagging fortunes of state-owned BSNL.                                   

BSNL has been deteriorating in financial performance over the years as it could not expand in time. It could not compete with the nimble-footed private mobile phone firms which were taking decisions quickly. The state-owned telco’s performance has been touching new lows every year since 2007. It posted a loss of Rs 1,822.65 crore for the year to end-March, a first in the company’s history. Losses are set to mount this fiscal, indicating that the performance turnaround the PMO is waiting for is unlikely in the immediate future. 


First time in history of Bihar Circle SNEA (I) Bihar has taken an initiative for supply of BSNL EXECUTIVE DIARY 2011 for Executive working in Bihar. We were always used Executive Diary which contained no information about our circle even Telephone Number of Executives of Bihar.

BSNL EXECUTIVE DIARY 2011 supply by SNEA(I) Bihar Circle contain the following features:
  • Very attractive Cover Page,
  • Best quality of paper,
  • Full page for each day except Sunday,
  • Good Quality binding,
  • Separate Page for leave records,
  • Separate Page for Salary Details,
  • New year message,
  • Contact details of all the Senior Officers of Bihar Circle,
  • SSA/Unit wise Contact Details(Mobile Number) of Executives(as supplied by SSA/Unit),
  • Day to day useful Technical Information,
  • Some important tariff plans of BSNL services,
  • Calendar 2010, 2011& 2012,
  • List of Holidays in 2011,
  • list of empanelled hospitals in Bihar,
  • List of Important Websites,
  • Pay Scales in BSNL,
  • BSNL Leave rules,
  • List of BSNL IQ,
  • List of SNEA(I) Bhavans,

Important information about BSNL Executive Diary 2011 being supply by SNEA (I) Bihar Circle:

  • 1. All District/Branch Secretaries are requested to collect order from your SSAs/Branch and same may be convey on or before 20th November’2010 to Com. Ratish Kumar Circle Secretary (Contact No.9431200310), Com. Vivekanand Kumar Circle Treasurer(Contact No.9431200216) 
  • 2. The dairies will be collect from our Circle Treasurer from 25th December 2010 to 31st December 2010.
  • 3. The cost of this diary will be Rs. 130/- (Rupees one Hundred and thirty only).

The quotation of BSNL Executive Diary 2010 is attached for your information and immediate n/a for its submission to SSA/Unit heads.
<<< Click here for Quotation >>>
      Comrades, please keep note that some other quotations may have been received by administration and it is your skill to approach administration and explain the different features and usefulness of the Executive Diary 2011 being supply by SNEA(I) Bihar Circle and get the orders.

3rd Nov 2010 Good News for JTOs of 2001 & 2002 batch in Bihar Circle:Officiating promotion from JTO(T) to SDE(T)- The compilation work of ACR/APAR from 2005-06 to 2009-10 is under process and status will be uploaded on our website within a couple days in the interest of our members.
Once again requested to all JTOs of 2001 & 2002 batch must be submit their ACR/APAR upto current Financial Year if not submit till date.
3rd Nov 2010

GS writes to Hon Prime Minister regarding cartelization of leading telecom gear manufacturers wrecking havoc with BSNL’s growth due to consistent political patronage, bureaucratic interference and a fragile, unprofessional and inept BSNL management highly prone to political and other considerations <<Letter>>

3rd Nov 2010

A government panel has rejected some key recommendations of the Sam Pitroda committee set up by the prime minister to suggest a turnaround strategy for loss-making BSNL, saying drastic changes in a state-owned company could impact the running of all public sector units.
 Click Here for Detail News…………..

3rd Nov 2010

BSNL union blames Ericsson, NSN, Motorola for derailing mobile rollout  >>>>>>>>

3rd Nov 2010

It is reliably learned that Principal CAT, New Delhi in a judgment, directed BSNL to implement "Time Bound Functional Promotions" as per the terms and conditions of absorption in BSNL. BSNL implemented Time Bound Financial Upgradations and Post Bound Functional promotions instead of Time Bound Functional Promotions. Almost all the applicants are SNEA(I) activists.

3rd Nov 2010

Random testing of telecom tower radiation from next month  <<news>>
BSNL and Datacraft sign pact to set up data centres  <<news>>
BSNL Broadband Now On PCOs  <<news>>
BSNL Launches VAS Portal for 2G and 3G Mobile Subscribers <<news>>

2nd Nov 2010 Looking after arrangement of CMD BSNL extended: As per DoT orders, arrangement of looking after the post of CMD BSNL by Shri Gopal Das, Director (HR) has been extended till further orders.
1st Nov 2010 BSNL's Rs.2,000 - Cr. Tender faces hurdle [Economic Times News Dt.01.11.2010]
Click Here for Details News………………….
1st Nov 2010

Revised eligibility of IDA/CDA pay for availing LTC: BSNL Corporate Office issued order regarding  the eligibility of IDA/CDA pay for regulating claims of LTC Bills in respect of BSNL employees.

1st Nov 2010

Posting of Group B Officers [Sr. SDE/SDE] on temporary basis in TERM Cells of DoT: BSNL Corporate Office circulated a letter of DoT for posting on purely temporary & stop-gap arrangement basis in TERM Cells DoT (34) of all over India, initially for a period of two years of Group-B Officers from BSNL.Application are accordingly called for from SDEs who wish to volunteer their services for the aforesaid postings.
The volunteers may therefore furnish their willingness in the enclosed Annexure on or before 4th Nov’2010 through proper channel with advance copy at email address-

1st Nov 2010

BSNL Corporate Office calling Stay particulars of 50 SDEs (Telecom) in the order of their longer stay from all Circles.

1st Nov 2010

CABINET MEMO FOR REVISION OF PENSION OF PRE-2007 BSNL PENSIONERS: Finally, the Cabinet Memo proposing revision of pension of the pre-2007 absorbed BSNL pensioners has been sent for approval of the cabinet.


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