19-09-2018 :Today is the 50th anniversary of the glorious one day strike of 19th September, 1968. NFTE BSNL pays it’s respectful homage to the martyrs of the 1968 strike, and salutes the entire participants. NFTE BSNL vows to carry forward the fight against exploitation.
19-09-2018 : BSNL Board meeting is taking place on 19th September, 2018. It is learnt two HR issues may come up for discussions.
19-09-2018 : Meeting with GM(Restg):-President, Dy. G.S. and Secy, Com. Kamraj met GM(Restg) and raised the following issues for settlement. (1) Treatment of Suspension period:- It should be as in the case of CCS/CCA Rules. Amendment is necessary in BSNL CDA Rules, 2006. (2) Provision of Review be incorporated in case of compulsory retirement as per BSNL CDA Rule, 55(A). (3) Redesignation of Draughtsmen of Telecom as Junior Engineer.
17-09-2018 : Extension of FR 22(i) a (I) benefit to officiating JTOs:- orders are being issued expect within 2 days.
15-09-2018 : Meeting of the Joint Committee for wage revision of NE employees of BSNL : The meeting took place today under the Chairmanship of Shri H.C. Pant. Staff Side has accepted the Pay scales given by the Management on 10.9.2018. However, one week time was sought to carefully go through the Pay scales again so as to avoid any chances of stagnation. The next meeting will be held on 28.09.2018. The Staff side will meet on 26.9.2018 to discuss the issue of Allowances.
15-09-2018 : Reimbursement of salary and allowances expenditures by DOT in respect of BSNL staff on deputation – reg. Letter No.-TF-6/7, dt-14-09-2018.
15-09-2018 : One more chance extended for confirmation examination to such candidates who have exhausted all the prescribed chances. BSNL No.-250-10/2009-Pers III, dt-10-09-2018.
15-09-2018 : Approval accorded by BSNL HQR depute qualified candidates of year 2014 for training and promotion as JE provisionally as per Andhra High Court’s judgment. BSNL No.-211-13/2018-Estt, dt-10-09-2018.
15-09-2018 : Revision of wages of casual labourers – reg. Letter No.-TF-31/1, dt-13-09-2018
15-09-2018 :Downgrading of OTBP Sr. TOAs from the scale of Rs. 7100-10100 to 6500-9325 on option under NEPP – reg. Letter No.-TF-26/6, dt-13-09-2018.
15-09-2018 : Change the designation of sports persons. Letter No.-32-4/2018-BSNL(Sports), dt-10-09-2018.
11-09-2018 : Extension to TSMs regularized on or after 01-10-2000 in BSNL and covered under Rule 37A of CCS (Pension) Rules for granting 1st NEPP at par with the DOT absorbed employees – reg. Letter No.-TF-26/6, dt-11-09-2018.
11-09-2018 : Leader staff side consulted before submission of Agenda items for Council meeting. Letter No.-BSNL/39-2/SR/2018, dt-07-09-2018.
11-09-2018 : Meeting of the Joint Committee for wage revision of NE employees of BSNL : The meeting took place today under the Chairmanship of Shri H.C. Pant. Surprisingly management made an about turn and was not inclined to increase span of scales to avoid stagnation on the plea of deposit of pension contribution to DOT. The staff side resisted and made it clear not to accept the proposal in which stagnation chances occur. Fitment below 15% will also be not acceptable. After prolonged discussions the management gave a proposal of scales which will be discussed on 11-09-2018 at 15.00 hours between BSNLEU and NFTE. The next meeting with the management side will be held on 14-09-2018 at 1530 hours. Click here for the scales offered by Management.
11-09-2018 : SNATTA All India Conference:-
11-09-2018 : The BSNL has awarded Advance work order to ITI, Bengaluru for maintenance, operation, sales and marketing of 6945 BTS towers amounting to Rs. 6633.56 crores for 10 years. Letter No.-TF-6/7, dt-10-09-2018 to Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL, New Delhi.
11-09-2018 : Minutes of the Staff Welfare Board meeting held on 3.8.2018. Letter No. 12-1/2017-BSNL(WL), dt-07-09-2018.
11-09-2018 : Simultaneous action of prosecution and initiation of departmental proceedings – guidance thereof – reg. Letter No.-29-3/2018-VA, dt-07-09-2018.
11-09-2018 :FAQ on Retention of quarters beyond the permissible limits. F. No.-BSNL/6-1/SR/2017, dt-06-09-2018.
11-09-2018 : The designations of employees borne in the scales from NE-4 to NE-6 changed vide BSNL letter No.-2-4/2007-Restg, Vol-III(Pt), dt-06th September, 2018. The change of designation of officials in the scales of NE-1 to NE-3 is being persued by the union. It will be resolved soon.
11-09-2018 : Minutes of meeting held on 27-08-2018 of joint committee for wage revision of non-executives staff. Letter No.-BSNL/38-1/SR/2016, dt-04-09-2018.
11-09-2018 : Clarification on Compassionate Ground Appointment of rejected cases – reg. Letter No.-273-18/2013/CGA/Estt.-IV, dt-04-09-2018.
06-09-2018 : NFTE Karnataka Circle wishes happy retired life to Com. P. Kamraj, Secretary CHQ & President TN Circle NFTE BSNL
06-09-2018 : District working committee meeting of NFTE BSNL Bangalore Telecom District held on 3rd September, 2018 under the Presidentship of Com. Ranganna District President, Com. K.S. Sheshadri, Deputy General Secretary Chq, Com. A.C. Krishna Reddy, Circle Secretary, Com. Sathyanaraya Naidu DS BGTD, Com. A Ravi District Treasurer and Special Invitee Chq, Com. Shanmugam ADS attended and addressed the meeting Com. K.S. Sheshadri Deputy General Secretary explained recent development of PRC and NFTE BSNL’s achievements / functioning of Chq etc. More than 100 Comrades participated.
06-09-2018 : Union demand new promotion scheme for non-executives keeping in view of the changes and hardships of staff. CMD’s intervention urged vide TF-26/6, dt-06-09-2018.
06-09-2018 : Rounding of 0.5 to the next integer in awarding marks – reg. Letter No.-TF-14/2(a), dt-06-09-2018.
06-09-2018 : Items for discussion in the 37th National Council Meeting.
05-09-2018 : Release of pensionary benefits to a retiree against whom personal court cases (other than departmental) is pending in the competent court :
05-09-2018 : NFTE Karnataka Circle wishes Happy Teachers’ day. Teachers’ day is celebrated across India on 5th September, every year, which is also the birthday of former President, teacher, educator and scholar Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
05-09-2018 : Corporate office letter issued on Retention of quarters beyond permissible limits.
05-09-2018 : CPI (IW) for the month of July 2018 : Consumer Price Index has seen an unprecedented increase of 10 points in July 2018 and stood at 301. IDA payable from October 2018 is set to rise very considerably. [ 6 to 8 percent ].
05-09-2018 : “No Pay Commission in Future” for Central Govt employees. The changes in Pay and allowance would be made taking into account inflation.
05-09-2018: Message from Sujata T. Ray Director (HR):- She has appealed:- “…to balance the expectations and aspirations of all the groups”. “… devote full energy and focused efforts for improving the productivity of the Company”. BSNL is undoubtedly “Plural Society” but the largest group of non-executives employees are not only neglected but blatantly discriminated due to mindset of some officers adorning the Chairs at BSNL HQR. Every attempt is being made to deny their rightful claims by approaching to High Courts and Supreme Court. It is high time to realize the expectations and aspirations of non-executives staff. Will the mindset change?.
05-09-2018 : Formal orders granting relaxation to the last JE LICE issued vide BSNL HQR letter No.-7-2/2017-Rectt, dt-31-08-2018. It appears some reconciliation is needed in view of contents mentioned in Corporate office letter No.-9-2/2016-Rectt, dt-28-08-2017. Union will make suitable representation, if necessary. The union expresses thanks to BSNL management for the decision although it was overdue. The union has systematically persued the grievance ceaselessly with cogent reasons and arguments. Ultimately justice prevailed.
30-08-2018 : Meeting of Sub-Committee:- The informal meeting of the Sub- Committee of joint committee of wage revision took place today and views were exchanged. President represented the NFTE.
30-08-2018 : BSNL Board Meeting deferred.
30-08-2018 : Holding of the meeting of the Sub-Committee of the Joint Committee for wage revision of the Non-executives – regarding. Letter No.-BSNL/38-1/SR/2018, dt-30-08-2018.
30-08-2018 : Deluge in God’s Own Country. Editorial, (Telecom) English & Hindi.
30-08-2018 : JE LICE relaxation:- According to sources the file for relaxation in the last JE LICE is returned and necessary relaxation granted. This has been possible due to sustained representations and persuation by the union. Now candidates may succeed in hundreds.
29-08-2018 : Corporate office letter issued on Child Care Leave in case of disabled childrens.
29-08-2018 : Corporate office letter issued on Voluntary Contribution of one day basic pay towards Prime Ministers Relief Fund for the victims of Flood in Kerala.
29-08-2018 : Meetings at BSNL HQR:- President, G.S. and Circle Secretary, Com. H.N. Sharma met the officers on 28th August and raised the following issues.
29-08-2018 : Wage revision committee meeting:- The meeting of joint wage revision committee took place on 27th instant under the Chairmanship of Shri H.C. Pant, CGM (Legal). The management side proposed minimum of revised pay scale of NE-1 as 2.4 times of existing minimum i.e. 2.4 X 7760 = 18,600. The staff side demanded multiplying factor of 2.44 with the minimum of Rs. 19,000/- as basic pay. The official side agreed to consider the same. Thereafter, discussions commenced on the maximum of the scale which but it remained inconclusive. The staff side was firm to avoid stagnation at all cost. The next meeting will be held on 10th September, 2018. In course of discussions the staff side expressed deep concerns and unhappiness over delay and unpreparedness of the official side.
29-08-2018 :All Circle Secretaries please note, the notification for holding of National Executive committee meeting at “Haridwar” from 24-10-2018 to 25-10-2018 issued on 24-08-2018. We request you kindly intimate the number of delegates willing to participate in the meeting, other than all India office Bearers, Circle Secretaries and permanent Invitees latest by 15-09-2018 to headquarter for providing accommodation. Otherwise, they have to take responsibility themselves. Haridwar is a Holy & Pilgrimage Centre in Uttarakhand. Delegate fee is fixed Rs. 1000/- per member. The venue of the meeting is “Shri Radha Krishna Dham, infront of Jain Mandir, Rishikesh Road, Haridwar (Uttarakhand)”. Other details will follow. Kindly book your tickets “to and fro” to avoid inconvenience.
26-08-2018 : All unions and associations of BSNL submitted a letter to Secretary Telecom for a meeting to discuss pending issues.
26-08-2018: All unions and associations of BSNL submitted a letter to CMD BSNL for deduction of one day basic pay from the salary of the willing employees to the Hon’ble Chief Ministers Disaster relief fund Kerala state.
26-08-2018 : All unions and associations of BSNL requested Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD BSNL to arrange a meeting with Secretary Telecom to discuss the issues, 3rd pay revision, pension revision, payment of pension contribution and allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL.
26-08-2018: Notice for National Executive Committee Meeting to be held at Haridwar (Uttarakhand) from 24th October, to 25th October, 2018. Letter No.-TF-4/1, dt-24-08-2018.
24-08-2018 : AUAB meeting held on 23-08-2018 and decided unanimously to contribute one day basic pay to Kerala flood relief from the willing employees. As per the decision of AUAB, the leaders met CMD BSNL on 24-08-2018 and handed over a letter in this regard. Later on the leaders expressed their deep anguish to the CMD BSNL for non-implementation of assurances given by the Hon’ble MOS(C) on wage revision, pension revision, pension contribution and allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL on 24-02-2018. And also the leaders demanded the CMD BSNL to arrange a meeting between the AUAB and the Secretary, DOT. On the issue of superannuation benefits of DR employees expeditious action is needed to increase managements contribution to the pension fund. Com. C. Singh, G.S. attended from NFTE BSNL.
24-08-2018 ; Decisions taken in the meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held on 23-08-2018.
24-08-2018 : India gears up for big data: DOT to send officers to China for training. ( Source Indian express, dated 23-08-2018).
21-08-2018 : Verification of service of BSNL absorbed employees and DOT employees after completion of 18 years of service or on being left five year service. Letter No.-40-06/2015-Pen (B), dt-20-08-2018.
21-08-2018 :Clarification on individual cases related to service matters received from unions/associations – regarding. F. No.-BSNL/20-3/SR/2018, dt-20-08-2018.
21-08-2018: Systemic improvement in medical claims of BSNLMRS beneficiaries. Letter No.-BSNL/Admn.I/15-14/18, dt-20-08-2018.
21-08-2018 : "Note" on demand for promotion of Telcom Technician (TMS) to Junior Engineer (T)cadre of seniority-cum-fitness basis-Reg.
21-08-2018 : Treatment of the period of suspension-Reg.
21-08-2018 : Extension of FR 22(1) (a)(i) benefit in officiating promotion of JEs to the cadre of JTO-Reg.
21-08-2018 : Minutes of the meeting of Joint Committee for wage revision of non-executive employees w.e.f. 01-01-2017 in BSNL held on 9th August, 2018. F. No.-BSNL/38-1/SR/2016, dt-20-08-2018.
16-08-2018 : AJATA SHATHRU SRI ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE NO MORE:
Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee former Prime Minister of India, Passed away. He was 93 years old. Before becoming the Prime Minister, Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee served for long Lok Shaba Member and opposition leader. NFTE-BSNL condoles the demise of former Prime Minister India.
We remember the stalwart, who responded positively to our strike in the last week of September 2000 i.e. before the formation of BSNL and agreed to our demands and pave the way to easy absorption of DOT Staff into BSNL.
16-08-2018 : Revision of pension of BSNL pensioners/family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013 by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/DR with Basic Pay/Pension, effectively amounting to 78.2 % DA/DR for the purpose of fitment-reg:
16-08-2018: Re designation of left out cadres:- The designations of all left out cadres excepting from NE-1 to NE-3 have been approved by the Management Committee. Orders are expected shortly. Another meeting of Joint Committee is expected shortly to reconsider the designations of employees from NE-1 to NE-3. Relaxations for the JE LICE held on 28.01.2018. The file is reportedly at highest level. Decision is expected shortly. Promotion of qualified officials of year 2014 to the cadre of JE on the basis of High Court judgement in Telegraph Circle. Attention has been drawn of Sr. GM (Estt.), CGM (Legal) as well as Director (HR) impressing them there is no need of filing SLP. Wage revision of Casual labourers as per 7th Pay revision:- Sr. GM (Estt.) has been impressed upon to expedite the settlement as past formula is available with BSNL Hqr. The progress mentioned above is on the basis of meeting of CHQ leaders with the different officers in the Corporate Office.
14-08-2018 : Change of Holiday in respect of Bakrid
NFTE Karnataka Circle conveys it’s best wishes and warm greetings to all, on the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day of India. This is a great moment for all Indians. On this occasion, let us not forget that freedom was achieved by our forefathers, only through their unity and single minded ness to achieve freedom. They set aside their differences that arose from their religion, language, region, etc. However, today, these are the factors that divide we Indians, and retard our progress. On this occasion, let us recollect the sacrifices made by our forefathers for achieving freedom, and rededicate ourselves to the task of nation building.
14-08-2018 : Implementation of Revised Weightage Points for CGA Cases in BSNL - REG
14-08-2018 : Implementation of Revised Weightage Points for CGA
14-08-2018: Promotion of qualified Telecom Technicians to the cadre of Junior Engineer in Telengana Circle- reg.
14-08-2018 : Unprecedented flood in Kerala state - reg.
14-08-2018 : SLP dismissed : The SLP filed by BSNL in the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India against Hon'ble Kerala High Court Judgement granting FR 22 1 a i benefit to Officiating JTOs has been dismissed.
14-08-2018 : CPSE s Convention held at Parvana Hall in Hyderabad on 12.08.2018. 11 PSU s General Secretaries/ representatives participated in the Convention. All leaders opinioned that the present government is againest to the PSU s and slowly bringing reforms to close the PSUs, Com.Chandeshwar Sing General Secretary, Circle Secretaries of Karnataka Com. A.C. Krishna Reddy, Telangana Com. A. Rajamouli, Andhra Pradesh Com. CH.Chandra Sekhara Rao, and Com.Kamaraj, Sec.CHQ, attended the Convention from NFTE BSNL. Com. V.K.Muthu, D.S/HTD and Com. G.Krishna Reddy, ACS also participated in the Convention.
14-08-2018 : Corporate office order issued today Clarification on Compassionate Ground Appointments.
13-08-2018 : NFTE-BSNL KARNATAKA CIRCLE CONDOLE THE DEMISE OF Shri. Somnath Chatterjee.
Shri Somnath Chatterjee, former Lok Sabha speaker, as well as one of the renowned lawyers, labour leader of the country, passed away. He was 89 years old. Before becoming the Lok Sabha speaker, Shri Somnath Chatterjee served for long years as a member of the Lok Sabha. During this period, he had effectively raised his voice in the interest of the working class. He was also one of the renowned advocates of the country. NFTE KARNATAKA CIRCLE pays it's respectful homage to Shri Somnath Chatterjee & also conveys it's heartfelt condolences to his family members.
09-08-2018 : :The meeting of Standing Committee of NC took place on 8th August, 2018 in which Sr. GM (Estt.), Sr. GM (EF), GM (SR), Dy. GM (SR) and Dy. GMs (Estt.) were present from the official side. The staff side was represented by comrades C. Singh (leader), P.Abhimanyu, (Secy.), Islam Ahmad, Balbir Singh and Swapan Chakravarti . The progress on items of N.C. meeting held on 12-6-2018 was reviewed and these as under:
08-08-2018 ; NFTE & BSNLEU have already decided to adopt a common approach, for the early and successful settlement of the Wage Revision of the Non-Executives. The meeting of NFTE and BSNLEU members of the Joint Wage Revision Committee was held on 03.08.2018. Detailed discussions took place on the construction of the new pay scales. Finally, the meeting reached unanimous conclusion on how to construct the new pay scales. It is also decided that the Staff Side should submit a note to the Management Side, ahead of the next Wage Revision Committee meeting, to be held on 09.08.2018. In accordance with this, the following note is submitted today, to the Chairman of the Wage Revision Committee.
08-08-2018 : NFTE-BSNL KARNATAKA CIRCLE CONDOLE THE DEMISE OF DR KALAIGNAR KARUNANIDHI
NFTE-BSNL KARNATAKA CIRCLE CONDOLE THE DEMISE OF DR KALAIGNAR KARUNANIDHI:- Five times Chief Minister, Fifty years President of DMK and leader of Tamil Society has breathed his last at 6.10 PM on 7th August 2018 in Channai Hospital. He was a great fighter of the downtrodden people. He was a talented poet, accomplished writer and notable political leader of India. We convey our deep condolences on his demise. We pay our respectful homage to departed leader Dr Kalainagr Karunanidhi.