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13.03.2019 As per AUAB call we will be starting the social media campaign shortly on REVIVAL OF BSNL through Twitter to PMO, narendramodi, manojsinha, CMDBSNL, DoT etc.

      A Twitter account @savebsnlindia is created for that. As a BSNL employee and well wishers, we have decided to raise our issues through social media platforms too. We seek your cooperation regarding the same and please spread it to every nook and corner of the country. Give maximum publicity and create accounts for the employees and their family members and relatives also. All CSs, CHQ OBs should ensure that re-tweet is done by all Executives, Non- Executives, our family members, friends, our franchisee sales teams as guided and ensure that daily more than 25000 re-tweets is being done. Procedure is given below.

Step 1: Create a Twitter account if you do not have.
Step 2: Follow @savebsnlindia & click on bell icon to enable instant notifications.
Step 3:Then Re-Tweet whatever messages, tweets posted by @savebsnlindia to:
      This will ensure that our issues are directly reaching to Hon Prime Minister and Hon MoS (Communication), DOT and CMD/ BSNL.

          Further  You may also re-tweet @savebsnlindia original tweet with your own comments, emotions, you may include @narendramodi, @narendramodi_in, @PMOIndia, @manojsinhabjp, @CMDBSNL, @DoT_India, @BSNLCorporate and write hashtag #SaveBSNL in your re-tweet.

         #SaveBSNL is to be included in every such tweet, re-tweet & comments.

02.03.2019 As per call given by AUAB launch hour demonstration was conducted at circle office as well as SSA headquarters in protest against the non-payment of salary for the month February 2019 by BSNL and demanding the DoT, to immediately grant sanction to BSNL, for taking bank loans. Comrades of All Unions and Associations participated in this demonstration.

   At circle office ,Vijayawada Com. J Umamaheswara Rao CS SNEA, Com P. Asoka Babu CS BSNLEU and Com CH Chandrasekhar CS NFTE and other leaders of AUAB addressed the huge gathering .

  SNEA AP congratulate the comrades who participated in the Launch hour demonstration and made it grand success.
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28.02.2019 AUAB leaders of AP circle submitted  Memorandum  to Vijayawada Hon'ble MP Sri Kesineni Nani.


28.02.2019 The MoU for the Group Term Insurance (GTI) signed between LIC and BSNL today, 27.02.2019. It will be effective from 01.03.2019. It is an initiative taken by SNEA for the welfare of the Executives, especially those recruited directly by BSNL and not having Govt pension.
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23.02.2019 Memorandum to be submitted to all the MPs by AUAB.

21.02.2019     On behalf of AUAB and SNEA, AP Circle, we extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to those who have participated in the 3 days strike and made it a memorable one. The strike was an eye opener to the DoT and MoC to introspect their negligence and careless attitude towards our BSNL employees. Definitely in near future the DoT and MOC will have to face the consequences and wrath of BSNL employees and their families.

     Political leaders of all parties, CITU, AlTUC, AIBDPA, Banking and LIC leaders expressed their solidarity and addressed the gathering on our legitimate demands at Circle Office as well as SSA headquarters. Hon’ble MP Sri M Muralimohan visited our tent at Rajahmundry and expressed his solidarity. At Circle office, Vijayawada Sri RamaKrishna State secretary CPI, Sri Thataiah AITUC leader and Sri Ajay Kumar GS of Bank employees federation, AP leader addressed the gathering and expressed their solidarity .In Visakhapatnam AUAB leaders met the BJP Hon’ble MP Sri K Haribabu and submitted memorandum .

      The AUAB CHQ leadership today reviewed the situation and formulated following course of actions. 1. On 06.3.19 March to PMO.
2. Meet all MPs by 28.2.19 and submit memorandum on the charter of demands.
3. Send messages to PMO and Minister through Twitter.
4. Meeting with minister wherever possible through various sources.

      Let us concentrate on the above program. Also SNEA AP extends its sincere thanks to all COBs, DPs, DSs, DTs and all active comrades and entire comrades who have tirelessly worked for the grand success of our strike.
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19.02.2019  The 2nd Day strike organized by AUAB AP throughout AP circle is a tremendous success and unprecedented response from Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL.The strike report we are getting from entire country is very much encouraging. Demonstrations and gate meeting are organized at circle office as well as SSA head quarters .Political leaders of all parties , CITU , AlTUC, AIBDPA , Banking and LIC leaders addressed the gathering on legitimate demands and condemned the government for not allotting 4G spectrum to BSNL, for creating road-blocks in the financial revival of BSNL.

          P Madhu State secretary CPM, Obileshu GS AITUC, K Pattabiram General Secretary Vijayawada Urban TDP,K S LakshmanaRao Ex MLC(Present MLC contestant ) ,Krishnaiah secretary AP Sales and Medical representive Association ,Y Srinivasa Rao Central Bank employees union leader,Ranga Rao Canara Bank employees union leader and V Umamahes Rao State Vice President CITU addressed the gathering at Circle office and extended their solidarity. Leaders of AUAB addressed the gathering and requested to organize 3rd day strike also in the same intensity.

           SNEA AP red salutes the comrades who were participated in the strike and made it grand success and requested continue the same enthusiasm tomorrow’s strike.
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18.02.2019        The First Day strike is a Historic Success

    As per call given by AUAB the strike was organised massively throughout AP circle and made it a grand success.Comrades of All Unions and Associations participated enmasse in the historic strike to save BSNL and for settlement of legitimate demands. The strike report we are getting from entire country is very much encouraging.

   At circle office ,Vijayawada Com. J Umamaheswara Rao CS SNEA, Com P. Asoka Babu CS BSNLEU and Com CH Chandrasekhar CS NFTE, and other leaders of AUAB addressed the huge gathering and requested to  further intensify the strike, and make it a cent percent success on the 2nd and 3rd days.CITU , AUlITUC, AIBDPA and LIC leaders also addressed the gathering.

   The AUAB,AP has heartily congratulated the Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL, for making the 1st day strike a historic success and red salutes to all our valiant comrades for participating in the strike
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16.02.2019   As per call given by CHQ Rallies were conducted through out AP circle by AUAB on 15.02.2019.View glimpse of photos.
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                      AUAB holds review meeting - Decides to go ahead with the strike.
   A review meeting of the AUAB was held today. General Secretaries and senior office bearers of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA, BSNLMS, ATM, TEPU and BSNLOA participated. The meeting paid homage to the 40 CRPF personnel martyred in terror attack at Pulwama. The preparations that have been made in various Circles, to make the strike successful, was reviewed. The meeting expressed its concern that, the DoT has not even come forward to hold any discussion with the AUAB so far. After detailed review, the meeting unanimously decided to go ahead with the strike. The meeting decided to call upon the Circle and District organisations of the constituents, to make the last minute preparations for the success of the strike. The meeting also decided to call upon the employees to hold condolence meetings outside office premises at 10:00 am on 18.02.2019 and pay homage to the 40 CRPF personnel martyred in terror attack at Pulwama.
15.02.2019 Talks fail - AUAB decides to go ahead with the strike:
 Today the CMD BSNL and Director HR met the AUAB leaders. The AUAB representatives told the Management that, they are prepared to accept 3rd Pay Revision with 5 % fitment, as offered earlier by the DoT. However, they demanded that this commitment should be given in writing by the DoT, so that the AUAB can consider deferment of the strike. Even this demand of the AUAB is not accepted. Further, the DoT has also diluted its earlier assurance to give IDA neutralisation immediately and process 5% fitment. The DoT is demanding that the AUAB should call off the strike, in view of the terror attack in Pulwama. The Secretary, Telecom, has put a condition that she would not meet the AUAB leaders, unless they call off the strike. Immediately after the meeting with the BSNL Management, all the General Secretaries of the AUAB met and decided to go ahead with the strike. The AUAB has also decided to exempt J&K circle from the strike, to ensure maintenance of services, in the backdrop of the terror attack. The AUAB requests all the circle and district unions to organise the strike powerfully.

13.02.2019  On 12.02.2019 AUAB conducted street corner meetings  at various places in AP circle.
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13.02.2019 AUAB rejects the appeal of the Management to withdraw the strike from 18.02.2019:


      A meeting between the AUAB and the BSNL Management was held today, 12.02.2019 at 17:30 hrs. CMD BSNL, Director (HR & Fin) and GM(SR) were present. BSNL said that the 3 day strike by the AUAB from 18.02.2019 will be self-defeating and appealed to call off the strike. AUAB told the Management that the repeated assurances given by the Hon Minister are not implemented by the DoT and not a single issue resolved by the Govt. The AUAB also told the CMD BSNL that lot of time has been already given to DoT and the strike will now take place successfully..

     The AUAB rejected the appeal of the CMD/BSNL and told the Management in categorical terms that, there is no question of going back from the decision to go on strike and reaffirmed that the strike will take place at any cost.

    Further CMD BSNL explained the serious financial crisis being faced by the BSNL and appealed for the cooperation of the AUAB, for deferring payment of the salary for the month of February, 2019 by 15 days as revenue flow will improve by March. The AUAB representatives firmly rejected the request of the CMD BSNL as it will further demoralise the employees and not going to serve the purpose.

    A combined meeting of AUAB held at Ghaziabad, UP(West) on 12.02.2019 at 11 am SSA Secretaries and activists to participate and motivate the employees for the 3 days strike from 18.02.2019. AUAB CHQ leaders addressed the meeting. AGS Com Sanjeev Sharma, CS Com R P Sharma and CP Com Karamvir Nagar addressed the meeting. AUAB meeting at Rohtak, Haryana will be held on 13.02.2019 at 11 am.

13.02.2019     The GTI option window will be opened depends on the ERP black out. Some clarifications sought by the ERP regarding the implementation which will be replied today. Option for both schemes for Rs 50 lakhs and 20 lakhs are available for those above 50 years 5 months and 29 days as on 01.03.2019 and change of option will be available. .

04.02.2019        Com J Umamaheswara Rao,CS SNEA AP ,Com A Chandrasekhar,JS South SNEA,       Com V.Ravikumar reddy,ACS(HQ),SNEA AP participated in the March to PM office conducted by NCOA,AIPCOC and AIBOC .

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03.0.2019 AUAB, AP  circular on three days strike w.e.f 18.02.2019.
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31.01.2019  SNEA AP extends best wishes for all comrades who retire today on superannuation, for a happy and peaceful retired life. Comrade you are starting a new journey and exceptional chapter of your life. May your days be filled with elation and triumph. We thank you for your dedication & congratulate you on your retirement.
30.01.2019 Meeting between AUAB and the Additional Secretary, Telecom.
        A meeting was held today between the AUAB and Shri Anshu Prakash, Additional Secretary(T). AUAB representatives in the Committee for Periodic Interaction, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU & Convenor, AUAB, Com.Chandeshwar Singh, CS, NFTE & Chairman, AUAB, Com.K.Sebastin, GS, SNEA and Com.Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, participated. From the DoT side, Shri R.K. Khandelwal, Joint Secretary(Admn), Shri S.K. Jain, DDG (Estt.), Shri Rajeev Kumar, DDG (Budget) also participated. Ms. Sujata T. Ray, Director (HR) and Shri A.M. Gupta, GM(SR), represented BSNL.

     Detailed discussion took place on the 3rd Pay Revision, 4G spectrum, Payment of Pension Contribution on actual basic pay and Pension Revision issues. As regards the 3rd Pay Revision, in the meeting held today, the DoT side offered Pay Revision with 5% fitment. If the AUAB accept it, then this issue would be placed for the approval of the Digital Commission (erstwhile Telecom Commission) meeting, to be held on 05-02-2019 along with other issues like 4G spectrum, vacant land monetization and thereafter it would be taken for the approval of the Cabinet in February itself, said DoT side. The AUAB stated that 5% fitment is very low and that they could not accept it. Thereafter, the AS(T) suggested that the AUAB representatives could discuss the issue with the CMD/BSNL and could come back to him within a day or two. It may be recollected that in the meeting held on 03-12-2018, the Honourable Minister of State for Communications had stated that 3rd Pay Revision with 15% fitment was not possible. Further, in the last meeting held with the Addl Secretary (T), 3rd Pay Revision with 0% fitment was offered by the DoT side.

      Tomorrow morning 11 am, Secretary, DoT is conducting a meeting to review the proposal made for Digital Commission on 4G proposal, land monetization and other proposals and CMD, BSNL will be giving a presentation.

     On pension revision, DoT suggested for the same fitment which AUAB out rightly rejected. We told that Pensioners not linked with affordability of BSNL as the pension is paid by the Government. There after AST suggested for separate discussion with DDG(Estt) on the issue. After the meeting with AST, we had elaborate discussion with DDG Estt on pension revision formula. On pension contribution, DoT is trying to send the recommendation to Dept of Expenditure by next week.

     4G spectrum allotment and vacant land monetization is coming in the Digital Commission meeting on 05.02.2019 and thereafter to the Cabinet.

    On the E2 and E3 Pay scale, AST suggested for separate discussion mostly next week. Main issue pending is 3rd PRC fitment, fitment for pension revision and E2 & E3 pay scales.

on 04.02.2019:

      About 15,000 Officers/Executives from all the sectors, Banking, Telecom, Oil, Power, Insurance, Central Govt Officers etc are expected to participate in the March.
 The main demands are:
1. Remove affordability clause for Pay Revision in CPSUs.
2. Wage settlement in Public Sector Banks.
3. Allot 4G spectrum to BSNL & MTNL.
4. Stoppage of all moves towards Privatization
5. Govt support for revival of CPSUs.
6. Ensure Assured Pension for all.
JOIN ENMASSE AND MAKE IT A BIG SUCCESS SNEA letter on PM Office March to Secretary/DoT and CMD/BSNL 


24.01.2019 MT(Intl) eligibility for AMIE and Grad IETE passed candidates taken up with Rect Cell. Now rect cell made necessary modifications allowing the AMIE and Grad IETE passed candidates to apply online. At the place of University, write AMIE or IETE as the case may be. If finding any difficulty, pl contact AGM Rect, Mob No: 09416006400.
   For the refund of the fee paid for the last MT examination, competent authority approved the refund of the fees paid. Refund will be made as per the availability of fund.
23.01.2019 As per the call given by the CHQ, we have to participate in the Rally organized by the NCOA and AIPCOC at New Delhi on 04-02-19. Who ever could come to Delhi to participate in this Rally have to get the tickets reserved to and fro and intimate the total numbers so as to submit the total figure to our CHQ. Please plan the tour in such a way that we should reach Delhi at least by early hours of 04-02-2019.  


Beware of the mal-propaganda by the so called saviours of DRs and BRs, just for the sake of luring membership.

   It has come to the notice of CHQ that lot of mal-propaganda unleashed by the sections about JTO to SDE promotions, who are directly responsible for the mess in JTO to SDE promotions, creating innumerable obstacles from 2007 onwards in the form of court cases. When they miserably failed in other fronts, they resorted to court cases which ultimately hit the career of thousands of seniors, juniors, young and old JTOs. Thousands lost their lifetime dream of a promotion as SDE before their retirement and thousands lost their precious service as SDE which will delay all their future promotions.

    They attribute each and everything which is not settled so far like E2/E3 scales, pay parity, 3rd PRC, promotion for the remaining Executives, ---- etc as failure of SNEA, without doing anything.

  Conveniently, they will not even mention about the issues settled by SNEA like a) contribution towards growth related issues of BSNL, b) E1A and E2A pay scales for all in 2002 without discrimination, c) EPF full pension without the ceiling of Rs 6500, d) EPP 2007, d) BSNLMS RR 2009, e) SCF and LDCE promotions in various cadres, f) LDCE Exam for JTO to SDE promotion made objective type and very transparent, g) settlement of pay anomaly of 2005 batch, h) no MT, i) amendment in BSNLMS RR for changing the quota from 50% to 75%, j) JTO RR amendment, k) E2/E3 scales approval by BSNL, l) 5% contribution on SAB, m) CPSU Cadre Hierarchy approval, n) more than 13,500 promotions this year, o) GTI, etc. Rather, they will try to take credit for everything settled.

  Their ideology is very simple: “DO NOTHING, TAKE CREDIT FOR EVERYTHING”.
   This is compelling SNEA to explain the Executives about the negative role played by the so called well wishers of DRs and BRs for the last few years, especially in JTO to SDE promotion. The present mal-propaganda is simply to confuse the JTOs for the sake of membership.
How they intentionally stopped the promotions through court cases?
  Let us see what the so called saviors of DRs done for the JTO cadre? (changed DRs to BRs sometime back and now again changed to all Executives. After 17 years, they realized that all the Executives in BSNL are BRs and they are not untouchables)

I. In 2007, LDCE from JTO to SDE notified for the vacancies upto 2004-05. Due to the efforts of SNEA, 2005-06 vacancy year also got included for which 2001 rect JTOs are eligible. The same section filed court cases in different CATs for stalling the LDCE but could not succeed fully due to the efforts of SNEA. After some delay, SNEA ensured conduction of LDCE and promotion orders issued in November, 2008 and about 900 JTOs of 2001 rect itself passed the LDCE.

II. In 2010, two court cases filed at CAT, Chennai with the following prayers:
a) 1:1 interpolation between Dept promote JTOs of 1995 batch and DR JTOs of 2001 batch and so on.
b) Instead of training centre marks, date of joining should be the criteria to decide the inter-se seniority.
c) Reservation roster is not followed.
 Both the cases dismissed by the Hon CAT after 3 years, a big ACHIEVEMENT!
During the interim period, promotion orders issued on 30.03.2011 for the vacancies upto 2008-09 and part of 1995 rect JTOs got promotion. After few weeks, the promotion orders stayed which continued till July, 2013.

III. Immediately after that, cases filed at CAT, Ernakulam with the same prayers (first two prayers) which are dismissed by the Chennai CAT. Meantime, EKM CAT stayed operation of the AIEL for the promotion.
Subsequent AIEL could not prepare due to court cases. However by 2014, the AIEL for the JTOs upto 2001 recruitment year prepared and published for the vacancies of 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14.

  If the stay orders are not issued by Ernakulam CAT, all the vacancies upto 2013-14 would have filled and promotions orders would have issued in 2014 itself for the JTOs upto 2001 year.
The LDCE also could have conducted parallally for all the vacancy years.
Hon CAT dismissed the petitions on both grounds!

  IV. Another court case filed challenging the excess promotion of the JTOs working in supernumerary posts. All the three court cases at CAT and High Court continued till the judgment on 05.06.2018.
All the three prayers rejected by Hon HC, inter-se seniority quashed for DRs and excess promotes and directed to fix the inter-se seniority of Direct rect and excess promotes by date of appointment/promotion. Hon HC did not disturb the inter-se seniority of the promotees recruited within their quota.

 In the meantime more than 3,000 JTOs in the AIEL retired without getting a single promotion, another achievement for them!

  The promotion order for the remaining JTOs upto 1999 rect year (part) issued on 15.06.2018 for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 vacancy year. The promotion for the JTOs of remaining rect years from 2001 onwards held up due to quashing of seniority on the Direct Rect JTOs by the High Court.

  If there was no court cases, all JTOs including 2008 and part of 2012 rect year would have become SDEs from the years 2014 onwards through SCF or LDCE, in the years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

  They did not played the same game of court cases in the case of JAO to AO promotion. So, all the JAOs upto 2012 rect also got the promotion as AO. See the difference!
   Now also they are trying to delay the JTO to SDE promotions by fighting with the management in the court, in the name of contempt petition. All these are done mainly by some SDEs through remote control who are not going to lose anything as they got the promotion and seniority.

02.01.2019  Lot of malpropaganda is going on in the social media against SNEA, with malafide intentions. They are creating unrest in the organization by dividing the Executives, conveniently in the name of BSNL Rects and BSNL Absorbees, Promotees and Direct rects etc. It is observed that on each and every issue, they are trying to divide the Executives which will be detrimental for the cadre as well the company, which is passing through a tough time. This tendency, we are not seen even among the non Executives.

   It is also heard that in the name of innumerable court cases, huge fund collection is also going on. They are filing Court cases and creating road block on every issue and putting the blame on SNEA.

   All these efforts and propaganda is to create unrest among the ordinary Executives who are unaware of the facts and developments at BSNLCO, other than the fictitious WhatsApp messages.

   In order to educate our members and other Executives, the following facts are explained for the information of all. Carefully analyse it before you take final decision which side you belongs, are you stand for Unity or not?

 What SNEA did for BSNL Direct Recruits ----

1. When BSNL proposed higher pay scale for absorbed officers and less pay scale (E1) for BSNL recruits during BSNL formation, it was outrightly rejected and continue the same stand now.
2. EPF contribution made 12% of Basic + IDA, without the ceiling of Rs 6500/-. Initially it was a fixed amount, 12% of 6500/-
3. Stood as a front runner and leader in all BSNL viability related issues: ITS Repartition, Copper cable unbundling, stoppage of ADC, GSM tender cancellation, BWA Spectrum refund, Tower Subsidiary Company, BSNL & MTNL merger, Pension contribution, USO Fund, Income tax refund, 4G spectrum allotment, AMC issues, Equipment Procurement etc. All are related to BSNL financial viability which is the most crucial issue for BSNL recruits.
4. LDCE Exam for JTO to SDE promotion was made objective and made it very transparent ensuring promotion of more than 5000 DR JTOs recruited after 2000 upto 2005 while JTOs of 1995 was waiting for promotion. In 2007 LDCE, one Association approached several courts for staying the LDCE but SNEA ensured that LDCE is held in which about 900 JTOs of 2001 batch got promoted. They forced to change the stand in subsequent LDCEs.
5. SDE to DE promotion which was only 50%, increased to 75% enabling better promotion chances for youngsters.
6. In spite MT recruitment rule, did not allow MT so far.
7. SAB got implemented for 5% and got assurance for another 3% before 31st March, 2019 and continuing its efforts for the full 30%.
8. E2, E3 pay scale got approved by BSNL Board and did not allow endorsing the DOT notification, lowering the pay scales to E1 and E2.
9. CPSU Cadre Hierarchy worked out and got approved by BSNL Board which will give permanent solution to all promotion related issues, ensuring Time Bound Functional promotion up to AGM grade in 15 years which is not happening even in 30 years now.
10. Because of SNEA, all Executives in all streams and cadre is having a hope for promotion in BSNL, with parity, inspite of its poor financial position.
11. Most attractive offer from LIC for GTI, ensuring Rs. 50 lakhs coverage.
12. Have clear road map towards achieving 22820 once E2 and E3 is approved by granting additional increments.
13. While JTOs of 1999 is yet to be promoted today, all JTOs upto 2012 are able to visualise their promotion as reality immediately or in immediate future, in this year itself.
14. The existing JTO to SDE list for which we are making untiring efforts, 80% are BSNL directly recruited JTOs only.
15. EPP assured time bound promotions for all Executives, all BRs benefitted comparing to DoT rects. 4 year benefit in first TBP got for almost all.
16. SNEA always works for the justice and safeguard our field level Executives, irrespective of Association affiliation, in the interest of BSNL.
17. Pay Revision of 2005 Batch which were divided in two groups (joined prior to 01/01/2007 and post 01/01/2007).

 As special cases pleaded by SNEA and finally resolved. Comrades, SNEA is an Association which believes in democracy. We believe in the Indian culture UNITY IN DIVERSITY. Irrespective of Caste, Creed, Batch, Group, Region, Religion, Language, Section, we respects each and every one and work for the welfare of all the Executives in BSNL.


01.01.2019                New year celebrations at Circle Office.
                      happy new year