Tuesday, December 28, 2010

ADASA AP ZONAL COUNCIL MEET ON 9TH JANUARY

Secretary of ADASA, Andhra Pradesh Zone Satish Menon has requested all the Zonal Council Members and all the member of Units AP to attend function of Souvenir release and Zonal Council meet on 9th January at CPWD Conference Hall, Nirman Bhavan (III Floor), Near Andhra Pradesh Vaidya Vidhana Parishat, Koti, Hyderabad. He has also requested the Members of Zonal Council and Units to confirm their arrival at Hyderabad to make arrangements. He has requested to contact either Mr Srinivas (Mobile No.9989202153) or Mr P. Ravi Kumar ( Mobile No. 9885322746 ).

Thursday, December 23, 2010

"WE DO NOT WANT TO TAMPER WITH THE PB ACT" MADAM SONI

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is considering of amendments to the Prasar Bharti Act to make it "conducive" for better functioning of the public broadcaster without tampering with the spirit of the autonomy of the legislation. "We do not want to tamper with the Act," Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni told reporters that "we would like to make the act as healthy and as conducive to a public broadcaster as possible." Soni said that the Group of Ministers on Prasar Bharti, headed by Home Minister P Chidambaram, would be presented with the proposed amendments. The Information and Broadcasting Secretary was given three to four months to look at some amendments and he would be formulating his report shortly, she said. Sources in the ministry said that the amendments would also look at the employee problems of the public broadcaster like payment of salaries and promotions. A proposal might be put forward before the GoM of the I and B Ministry taking over the payment of salaries and dues and splitting into half with the public broadcaster the other costs recurred. The sources said that nobody has been appointed to replace Lalli as he has not been removed but only suspended pending inquiry.

Source: Hindusan Times

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

ADEF MEETING HELD ON 16TH DECEMBER

The meeting of Akashvani & Doordarshan Employees Federation was held on 16th December at DDK, New Delhi. It was scheduled to meet on 17th of December but was preponed to 16th of December. The members from 13 associations have attended the meeting. It was proposed to strengthen the Federation to bring all the leftover categories on the same platform. It was also proposed to elect the new Office Bears for Federation.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

'DISPARITIES IN PAY SCALES NEED TO BE LOOKED INTO" JPC

Standing Committee on Information Technology has submitted its report on Ministry of Information & Broadcasting on 10.12.2010 in Lok Sabha. The committee has observed some vital points on pay anomalies of staff. "With regard to the disparities in the pay scales of common administrative categories of employees like LDCs, UDCs and other Ministerial Cadres, the Committee have been informed that the Group of Ministers has already taken a view that the pay scales of the said employees would not be looked into in view of the wide ranging implications. The Committee note from the information furnished by Prasar Bharati that out of the sanctioned strength of 48173 employees, 17382 employees are from the administration wing. The issues related to disparities in the pay scales of such a high number of employees also need to be looked into. As such the Committee urge the Government to devise some mechanism to address the issues related to disparities on the lines of the mechanism of Group of Joint Secretaries for other categories"

Saturday, December 11, 2010

FPBE STAND ON STRIKE BY CERTAIN CADRES

FPBE consisting of 15 associations of Doordarshan Kendra, Hyderabad and All India Radio Hyderabad have decided, not to take part in the agitation call given by certain cadres of Employees of Prasar Bharati from 13th o December. Shri K. Heerala, Convenor of FPBE has written a letter to the Superintendent Engineer of DDK, Hyderabad stating that the members of 15 constituent association of FPBE will not take part in the agitation and reiterated its stand on Prasar Bharati Act, and extended its fullest support in case of emergency.

FPBE NOTICE ON NON-PARTICIPATION

Friday, December 10, 2010

SUDDEN DEMISE OF GADDE SRINIVAS RAO, UDC

Shri Gadde Srinivas working as UDC at AIR, Kothagudem has been expired today. He has joined the organization in 1983 and completed 27 years of service. He has worked at AIR, Hyderabad, PGF, Vijayawada, DMC Warangal. All the members of ADASA pray the god that his soul rest in peace.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

ARMY TO RUN AIR & DD?

With an indefinite strike by certain cadres of employees of public broadcaster Prasar Bharati looks imminent, the government is planning to rope in Army personnel to man the stations of All India Radio and Doordarshan to ensure uninterrupted services. A Section of employees of Prasar Bharati may go on an indefinite strike from December 13, as the employees union, have not been addressed so far, the strike will begin on December 13. "A GoM which was scheduled to meet on Tuesday is not meeting now. However, government officials are confident that there will not be any strike. "We feel that the matter will be resolved within this week and there will not be any strike," sources in the I&B ministry said.

The main problem, according to the NFADE, is delayed salary disbursal. Currently, the salary for Doordarshan and AIR employees comes from the reserve fund of Prasar Bharati via the grant-in-aid received from the government. "Officials say there is no money in the reserve fund and that is why salaries are delayed," a senior AIR employee said. However, as part of the solution to prevent the strike, the government is working on a proposal to fix the disbursal of delayed salaries. "This is a proposal whereby Prasar Bharati employees will get their salaries without delay directly from the consolidated fund of India," a government source said. However the NFADE is not convinced and has called for the involvement of the I&B ministry. I&B ministry says it can not directly involve itself in Prasar Bharati as it is an autonomous body.

"The demand for repeal of the Prasar Bharati act was put before the GoM earlier. However, even the GoM did not take up the issue as it found it to be outside its purview," sources in the I&B ministry said.

Source: Financial Express


CIRCULAR FROM SECRETARY OF ADASA, AP ZONE

Sunday, December 5, 2010

DG DOORDARSHAN CLARIFICATION ON STRIKING EMPLOYEES

NEW DELHI: Reacting to a Times of India article titled 'DD, AIR go blank as 38,000 staffers strike' Doordarshan DG Aruna Sharma has claimed in a communication to Times of India that the National Federation of Akashvani and Doordarshan Employees doesn't have the full support of all the unions or Prasar Bharati employees.

Source: Times of India