The Group of Ministers on Prasar Bharati have met yesterday under the headship of the Finance Minister. The I&B Minister Smt Ambika Soni, Mr Jaipal Reddy, Mr Prithviraj Chauhan, Mr Salman Khursheed and Namo narayan Meena were present in the meeting. After discussion on the issues of Pay Anomalies in Prasar Bharati and amendment to the PB Act 1990, it was decided to setup seperate committees to look into the issues. One committee will make a comprehensive study of the amendments needed in the Prasar Bharati Act 1990, while the other will go into anomalies of salaries amongst different categories of employees of the public broadcaster. Details of the of the committees will be decided later after preliminary papers are prepared by Prasar Bharati. The committee on employees anomalies is likely to be headed by a joint secretary in the ministry.
The employees of AIR & DD who were not granted Higher Scales are in a hope that GOM will settle the issue of Pay Parity among different cadres. The decision of setting up of committee made them upset as it may take some more time(?). Any how it is a progress of the employees as the government stepped ahead on Pay anomaly and noted as an issue.
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