The Zonal convention of ADASA, Andhra Pradesh held at Hyderabad yesterday. Shri V. Shivakumar, Member Personnel of Prasar Bharati has attended as chief guest of the function. Smt M. Sailaja Suman, Director, Doordarshan, Hyderabad, Shri K.P. Srinivasan, Station Director, All India Radio, Shri N. Madhava Reddy and Shri Khramruddin Superintending Engineers of Doordarshan and All India Radio have attended the function. Satish Menon, State Secretary of ADASA has welcomed the guests. Sailaja Suman, Director of Doordarshan said that the demand of ADASA on pay scales is genuine. Shri K P Srinivasan, Station Director of All India Rado said that the employees should give their willingness whenever the employees are offered promotions. Shri Khamruddin, Superintending Engineer, All India Radio said that administrative employees are the back bone of organization. ADASA, Zonal Member V. Srinivas said, Prasar Bharati is only the department where LDCs are working as LDCs for more than 20 years without promotions. He asked the Member Personnel to make efforts to implement the order of 1999 on Pay Scales to administrative staff also. He also said that the members from other associations should also be nominated in the committee which is formed on Prasar Bharati Act and said ADASA along with 14 associations opposing any amendment in Prasar Bharati Act and demanding to implement the PB Act without any modifications. Senior Member Naga Raju said that all the existing vacancies of Admin Staff in Prasar Bharati should be filled up on promotions with one time exemption which benefits the employees and also to avoid the abolishan of posts. He also pointed out the delay in Departmental Exams and MACPs. Shri Sivakumar in his address explained that how the issue of Pay Parity is moved from different points. He said that report on Pay scales by subcommittee is prepared and submitted to GOM which is in favour of employees. He assured the members that, if any thing is to be recommended on Prasar Bharati Act by the committee, that will be done only after consultation of all leftover cadres. On the point raised by Naga Raju on filling up of vacancies, the Member Personnel said that he will see the possibilities and asked the members to send the proposal. A souvenir from ADASA has been released by Member Personnel. Apart from the members of AIR & DDK, Hyderabad, members from major units in AP have also attended the meeting. The convention ended with vote of thanks by Suresh.