Friday, September 17, 2010


Shri S.HARIDOSS, Accountant of Doordarshan Maintenance Centre, Pondicherry will be retiring from service on 30-09-2010 on his superannuation. He joined this organisation on 02-08-1974 as LDC at AIR, Pondicherry. He served with distinction and devotion in this Cultural organization in various capacities like Studio Executive / Store Keeper / Programme Secretary at AIR, Pondicherry and Doordarshan, Chennai. He served as Secretary of ADASA for Pondicherry Union Territory). The staff members cordially wish him a happy and peaceful retired life with his family...! We feel privileged and honoured if we figure in his pleasing memories...! Kindly visit us as and when your heart dictates for emotional support...! Your presence would be an oasis for us bringing in pleasant and pleasing friendliness of our yester years...!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Members are aware that the delegates of DAEA from Kerala have met the Honorable MIB Smt Ambika Soni at Kottayam and submitted a representation for grant of upgraded scales to left over categories of Prasar Bharati. Smt Ambika Soni has given assurance to take up the matter once again. ADEA has suggested some points on grant of higher scales to left over categories. In response to the representation, the delegates of DAEA have received a call from the Joint Secretary of MIB to attend a meeting on 20th of this Month for a detailed discussion on the matter. The delegates are leaving to Delhi.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Hmachal Pradesh: Work in banks and commercial establishments was hit in Himachal Pradesh yesterday as their employees joined the general strike called by central trade unions against price rise, alleged violation of labour laws and privatisation. However, normal life remained unaffected in most parts of the state. Unions affiliated to Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI), All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA), North Zone Insurance Employees Association (NZIEA) and BSNL Employees Union and NABARD Employees Association enforced the strike.

PATNA: At the call of Bank Employees' Federation of India and All India Insurance Employees' Association, banks and insurance offices across the state observed daylong strike on Tuesday, causing inconvenience to the customers. However, all the branches of State Bank of India operated normally as their employees did not join the strike. A large number of customers were seen standing in queues for transaction at different branches of SBI.

NAGPUR: On a day steady rain put life out of gear in city, strike in government offices and banks also hit the common man. Work in government offices and public sector undertaking (PSU) banks came to a standstill on Tuesday as all major trade unions called for a one day strike to protest price rise as well as government's labor related policies.

Bhopal: The nationwide 24-hour long strike call given on Tuesda by various trade unions affected post, banking and insurance sector with the employees holding rallies and protests across Madhya Pradesh. In a joint statement issued by trade unions like CITU, INTUC, AITUC, and All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) claimed that over two lakh employees from Postal Department, defence production, coal mines, bank and insurance sector and telecom took part in the strike. AIBEA claimed that except the employees of Indian Overseas Bank and SBI, the strike has affected normal banking operations in over 2500 branches of different banks. CITU's State General Secretary, Pramod Pradhan said that striking employees took out rallies in several cities like Bhopal, Indore, Dewas, Ujjain among others. He said that nearly 95 per cent employees of different Ordnance Factories remained absent from the work in support of the strike call while BHEL's 40 per cent employees also stayed away from the work. Inspector Genaral (IG) Law and Order, A K Soni told PTI that no untoward incident took place anywhere in the state because of strike.

Thiruvananthapuram/Kolkata: The nationwide strike by trade unions against price rise paralysed the business and government establishments, but the worst affected were Left-ruled West Bengal and Kerala. Normal life was badly hit in West Bengal due to the strike, which virtually took the shape of a 'Bangla Bandh', with over 1,000 arrests being made. Capital Kolkata wore a deserted look with offices, shops, bazars, commercial establishments and educational institutions closed and state and private buses off the roads. Barring Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, no minister attended the State Secretariat where out of a total of 6,000 employees only 60 were present.

NEW DELHI: Banking operations have been partially affected on Tuesday as the employees of Left-leaning unions went on a day-long strike to protest against the disinvestment policy of the Government and price rise. About five lakh members of the All India Banks Employees’ Association (AIBEA) are supporting the nation-wide strike call given by various trade unions

Bangalore: The strike by various trade unions, PSUs, LIC, banks and autorickshaw drivers’ unions on Tuesday in response to the call given by the National Convention of Central Trade Unions had marginal affect on the normal life in the City. However, some sections were inconvenienced by the All India Bank Employees’ Association’s support to the strike.

Chennai: Bank service in Chennai and Tamilnadu, and elsewhere in the country came to a grinding halt on Tuesday following a call for a nationwide strike to protest against the issue of new bank licences to private sector banks and demanding an increase in the number of public sector branches through expansion from the existing 40,000 to one lakh.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


"Repel of Prasar Bharati Act is just not possible and new recruitment rules of Prasar Bharati will be formed" said Ambica Soni, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting. When Shajan Martin, General Secretary of Doordarshan and All India Radio Employees Association along with other delegates have met her at Kottayam, Madam Soni said these words. The Delegates of DAEA have submitted a representation for grant of upgraded scales to administrative employees as the working pattern of administrative staff is entirely different from other departments. They have given the reference of Income Tax Department, while granting higher scales, the designations were changed as Tax Assistants and upgraded scales were sanctioned. They have requested to grant the upgraded scales to left over categories of Prasar Bharati. Madam Soni has given assurance and said that the delegates will be called for a detailed discussion at Delhi.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


The Government yesterday introduced the Prasar Bharati(Broadcasting Corporation of India) Amendment Bill, 2010, in the Rajya Sabha to give effect to the recommendation of a Group of Ministers that all government officers and employees shall continue to serve in the public broadcaster on ''deemed deputation'' till the time of their retirement. They would get all facilities at par with Central government employees. The legislation was introduced in the House by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni. The Bill also provides that persons recruited after November 23, 1997, which is the date on which the Prasar Bharati was set up, and serving in it on the date of decision of the Group of Ministers -October 5, 2007, will also be treated as on ''deemed deputation' basis in the Prasar Bharati and enjoy all Central government employees facilities. A provision has also been made to maintain the status quo in respect of employees belonging to Indian Information service and Central Secretariat service and other cadres borne outside that of Akashvani and Doordarshan. It says that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Prasar Bharati may jointly work out the number of deputation posts to be manned by officers of the Indian Information Service cadre.