Friday, December 12, 2014


The present speaking order of the MIB in the Core professionals matter is an interesting stand of the Ministry of I & B on the matter of upgraded payscales.

Where is the department heading  ? and where has the NFADE taken all of us................more so, where do these particular 11 categories stand? 

1) Payscales granted to special 11 categories of employees for working in Prasar Bharati.

2) Fact remains  all are working in Prasar Bharati and will continue to work in PB without any alternative.

3) Benefits for working in Prasar Bharati surrendered by these 11 categories of employee under the banner of NFADE by demanding and allowing amending section 11 of Prasar Bharati Act.

4) Result  - All employees joined  before 05/10/2007 employees of Government of India on deemed deputation to PB with Govt pay scales and rules admissible to Central Goverment employees.

5) Fate of pay scales and pension including payscales ACP/MACP of these 11 categories in particular a cause of worry.  Matters unsettled due to objections.  The present speaking order in Core Professional's matter speaks it loud :   ARE THESE EMPLOYEES  STILL ENTITLED TO UPGRADED PAY SCALES...........DT.25.02.1999, that too, WHEN THE FACT IS THAT THIS ORDER NON-EST.

6)Prasar Bharati Board is defending the pay scales to these 11 categories and also recommending additional freebies arising out of these anomalies IN THE FORM OF ACP / MACP SAME WORK SAME PAY.......??

7) Ministry is certain and fixed to its stand that sec.11 is amended and there shall be no advantage of payscales arising out of earlier sec.11 where option was to be exercised.

8) Directorate is confused, it issues an order on the directions of MIB and later withdraws the same on the intervention of AFFECTED associations and Prasar Bharati.

9) Stations are pressurised to work and re-work again and again on fixations and also pension papers at the instances of PAOs

10) Those who have got the benefits want to retain them.  While those who have  do not have these benefits want it for them too. 

The tree yielding this fruit sec.11 has been trimmed.

Where does this situation now lead.........Time for all to see this.  I am sure this action will last for at least another 11 years by the time about 90% Deemed Deputationists would be gone.

We remain....but will the organisation!!!!!!!!!!!  Do we have any role??

Venkatesh Subramaniam
HPT, AIR, Malad, Mumbai

Saturday, November 29, 2014



The 6th ADASA National convention  held at Hyderbad in a grand way on 27th & 28th November 2014.  Dr. Lakshmikant Bajipai, President of BJP,  Uttar Pradesh and  Brig(R) Vam Hussain, Principal Advisor (P&A) Prasar Bharati  attended the inaugural function.   Dr.Lakshmikant Bajpai & Brig.(R)VM Hussain have started the convention by lighting the lamp.  Sri G.K.Acharya in his presidential address appraised the problems faced by the administrative staff.  The frustration & humiliation faced by  administrative staff for not extending upgraded pay scale on par with other cadres is defeating the  moral of administrative staff and he urged the Principal Adviser Brig.(R)VM Hussain to initiate steps to put an end to the wage discrimination at the earliest.  Further he requested to take steps for implementation of CRC report. Shri V.Prasad, General Secretary  in his address, while expressing sincere thanks  to Prasar Bharati and both  Directorates for initiating steps to complete the DPC’s and conducting Departmental Exams on time stressed the need to extended the up-grated pay scales to Administrative Staff.  Dr.Lakshmikanth Bajpai in his address said that he was surprised to note how in an autonomous body like Prasar Bharati the working force is put to injustice and expressed solidarity for the demand of upgraded  pay scales on par with others working in Prasar Bharati.  Further, the very purpose of making AIR & DD autonomous is defeated as the governments are controlling the Prasar Bharati by arm twisting measures.  He make it very clear that the demand of Prasar Bharati scales to Administrative  Staff is a justified one and expressed his willingness to take up with Hon’ble MIB, if necessary.  He hoped that the Principal Advised Brig.(R)VM Hussain will immediately initiate steps in that way.  Brig.(R)VM Hussain has congratulated all the members for arranging convention which will be a platform to all members to express their views and difficulties by which  it will be very easy  for the management to make policy decisions keeping the staff welfare  in mind.  In regard to pay parity issue, he replied that Prasar Bharati has already recommended to MIB and the details of financial implications etc. have already been sent to MIB and requested Dr. Lakshmikanth Bajpai to impress up on the Hon’ble MIB Sri.Arun Jetly  as he is confident to convince  the Minister of State for MIB Sri.R.S.Rathode.  Brig.(R)VM Hussain  informed that all DPC’s are taking place on time and read the list of officials got promotions in result of recent DPC’s.  Shri.G.K.Acharya, Presedent expressed displeasure over the way Principal Adviser trying to through the responsibility on MIB initiating  steps for implementation.  Shri.P.V. Subrahmanyam has proposed vote of thanks.