UTIVES’ A EX EC S N E S SANCHAR NIGAM EXECUTIVES’ ASSOCIATION (I) SO M A E Nashik N I GA CIA I A TI O N ( I HA R NC M.B.Sangale ND L IA SA ) DISTRICT SECRETARY CMTS,N.D.Patel Road Nashik-422001. All communications Tel. No. (O)-0253-2598896, (R)-0253- addressed to the 2399699.Mobile. 9422746227 District Secretary E-Mail: -mbsangle@ bsnl.co.in SNEA( I ) / DS / NSK/ corr/ 2009-10 /03 Dated at Nasik the 18 th September 2009. To, The Director (HRD) BSNL HQ, New Delhi-1 Ph.No. 011 25934899 Respected Sir, At the outset on the behalf of SNEA(I),Nashik and on my personal behalf we welcome you in the Grape City Nashik. We hope your stay at Nashik will be comfortable and joyful as Cultural meet is held at Nashik and concluding today. Sir, we would like to take this opportunity to bring certain grievances of the executives to your kind notice. 1. Sir, recently the BSNL HQ issued orders of perks and allowances. In this the teaching allowance to the training centre is to be paid at the @ 7.5% of revised basic. Sir, we would like to focus your attention on the fact that earlier to this order teaching allowance was paid at the @ 15% of the basic plus DP. If we calculate the old amount and the new amount at the @ 7.5% then it is clear that instead of increase in teaching allowance it is being reduced by at least one thousand rupees. Moreover, the order is issued from the retrospective effect i.e.w.e.f.27/02/2009.Sir,if the duties are allotted and allowance is already being paid to the staff of training centre there is no question of recovery. But by recent orders of perks the amount will be deducted and there is loss of pay to every member of training centre. Sir, we expect that you will look in this matter. 2. Sir, further we want to focus your kind attention on the fact that recently Management Trainee recruitment rules are being notified by the BSNL HQ. Sir, in the organization the talent which is compatible to work at any level is available that to with sound educational background and vast experience about telecom network and telecom market. Sir, our executives cannot appear for the examination inspite of having sound educational background just because of the conditions which are notified in the recruitment rules. The executives should have Bachelor degree in Engineering with four years working experience Sir, certain executives are fulfilling this condition . Moreover it is stated that the age of the executives should not be above 36 years. Looking at this condition the lay man can say that the internal candidates are completely neglected by the management. We urge to modify the recruitment rules for the internal candidate and there should not be any criterion of age and qualification. Sir we would like to bring to your kind notice that the age and educational qualification mentioned in the MT R/R for internal candidates is in clear violation of orders of DoP&Trg, regulating the provisions of the internal competitive examination. 3000 to 4000 Engineering Graduates from premier institutions such as Regional Engineering Colleges (NITs) and Govt. Engg colleges (some of them having M Tech) recruited by DoT in the year 1994 and prior to that and having minimum 12 years of experience in Telecom operations are not allowed to compete in the internal competitive examination. In addition to this, thousands of Post Graduates and Graduates with minimum first class (even some of them are University rank holders) and having vast experience in Telecom operations also deprived the opportunity. Some of them having MBA/MCA degree also. Some JTOs quit their job and joined BSNL in 2001 year rect. also not eligible because of the age limit. Hence we request that for Internal quota, there should not be any age or qualification bar. It is our request that management has to reconsider the eligibility conditions of Internal candidates. 3. Sir,we want to bring your kind attention on the fact that the BSNL HQ has recently notified the DGM recruitment rules. In these rules it is mentioned that the recruitment is only from the open market and internal quota is not allotted. This is causing un restment among the executives who are Graduates from premier institutions such as Regional Engineering Colleges (NITs) and Govt. Engineering colleges (some of them having M Tech/MBA) recruited by DoT and they have vast experience of wired and wireless solutions. Moreover executives have MBA degree in various disciplines but management completely neglected these executives. We are of the opinion that internal candidates can handle the telecom operations and the market better because of experience. Hence internal candidates must be considered to the post of DGM regardless of age and qualification. 4. Sir, it is the fact that 35% recruitment of JTO is made through screening examination. The TTAs are being trained and posted in various discipline as a offg. JTO. Some offtg JTOs are not regularized and they are being deprived from perks and even pay. 5. Sir, in the name of equalization of staff in the MH circle only JTOs ,SDEs and DEs are being transferred out of SSAs. Sir, it is a strange thing that only JTOs ,SDEs and DEs are reshuffled. If the calculation is made on the basis of wired and wireless connection then the same criterion should have been applicable to Gr.D to Gr.A. But if we go through transfer orders in the SSA or in the MH circle only equalization of JTOs ,SDEs and DEs is made. This is clear-cut harassment to the executives in the name of equalization. Secondly, it is the notable point that MH circle made huge expenditure on transfers. The executives are being demoralized. Kindly intervene the matter and suitable instructions may please be issued in this regard. 5. Merger of 9.4% of IDA as part of fitment & Payment of 2nd installment (60%) of Pay arrears 6. Grave injustice in Pay Fixation and settlement of pay anomaly of JTOs recruited in year 2005: Sir, SNEA (I) CHQ has already brought to your notice about the injustice done with the young generation, particularly with the JTOs recruited in year 2005. The issue of E1A and E2A pay scales is not yet sanctioned though other pay scales for executives are settled since long time. Apart from the pay scales, there is great difference in pay scales of JTOs though senior in merit list of JTO recruitment, due to date of joining after 01.01.2007 i.e. the date of implementation of wage revision. There was no delay on part of candidates to go for training and it was due to administrative reasons that they were sent for training as per availability of seats in training centers. In some small circles all were trained and posted before 01.01.2007 and in circles like Maharashtra where JTOs were posted in more numbers were delayed in sending for training and thereby delay in their posting as JTO after completion of training. But all this has created great anomaly and seniors in merit list are getting less payment than their juniors thereby denying natural justice. Apart from this the guidelines of pay fixation issued by corporate office has been interpreted by different Account officers in different manner and thus pay of these JTOs are fixed at different stages in different SSAs. We have already brought to notice of PGM (F) Mumbai and GM (F) Mumbai but till today no action has been taken to settle the anomaly in pay fixation in different SSAs. This has created unrest among these executives and frustrated due to such delayed procedure in sanctioning genuine demand and thereby denying natural justice of pay. Hence we herby request to look into matter personally and see that standard pay scales are approved for JTOs and the pay anomaly of JTOs recruited in 2005 batch may be settled at the earliest 7. Merger of Mobile section with field units: Sir, we had detailed discussions on the issue of poor quality of work in GSM network and difficulties faced thereof in our recent CEC at Ratnagiri. After detailed discussions we have found that separation of GSM services from SSA working has become major hurdle in smooth functioning of Mobile network. It is main reason for delay in provision of Mobile services and installation of proper infrastructure for GSM network. The mobile sections are mainly functions from SSA head quarters and the customer reactions are to be faced by all the field executives and staff. Also the separation is done only at SSA level where actually physical works and activities are involved. After considering all such points, our CEC has passed the resolution that the mobile wing should function along with the field units and it should have control of SSA heads, hence mobile wing should be merged with SSAs teams for better coordination among staff and executives, which will definitely improve present quality of service. 8. Payment of 60% pay arrears before Diwali festival. 9. Posting of well competent executives & staff in Sales team at SSA level.:- Sir, for upliftment of our beloved company BSNL, we appreciate all the efforts of BSNL Corporate Office for implementation of BCG reconditions. But it is observed by this Association that total negative attitude is shown at SSA level by posting total incompetent and age old executives and staff. One of the best example is sales team of Nashik SSA which includes the illiterate staff who can not read , explain to customers the various plans/tariff of our product. Moreover the executives are posted who are not capable of doing hard work may be due to their old age and unawareness of marketing strategy. Sir, executives working in Nashik and Maharashtra Circle have a lot of hopes from your dynamic leadership as all are well aware about your special approach to HR issues, and we are sure that your good self will spare some of valuable time and take action on all above points at the earliest. We sincerely thank you for sparing your valuable time and patiently hearing us. Thanking you Sir, Com. M.B.SANGALE, DISTRICT SECRETARY, SNEA (I) Nashik . Copy to: 1. The CGMT Maharashtra Circle for information please. 2. Com. G. L. Jogi General Secretary SNEA (I) CHQ New Delhi for information and n/a please. 3. Com. M.S. Adasul Circle Secretary SNEA MH Circle, for information and n/a please.