Report On Gate Meeting dated 23-09-2008

Gate meeting organized by AIR & DD Technical Employee Association at Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai,Chennai and Guwahati on the issue of implementation of ACP along with 6th pay commission for subordinate engineering staff of AIR & Doordarshan. In this context a letter was given to secretary I&B with copy to CEO, Prasar Bharati,DG AIR & Doordarshan for immediate implementation of benefits of ACP along with 6th pay commission.

Shri Kulbhushan Bhatia ,President and Shri Bharat Lal, General Secretary declared during the gate meeting held at akashwani Bhawan that if the above demands are not fulfilled , thenthis agitation will be intensified and extended to all the Stations/Kendras of AIR and Doordarshan as per our next protest action.

In the meeting with ADTEA Member(P),Prasar Bharati assured that the matter will be sent to ministry for expeditions fruitful result and urged us to withdraw the scheduled gate meeting but we refused to withdraw the agitation.

The President of Group D(Doordarshan) also addressed the gathering and gave whole hearted support to this common cause . The program staff association also expressed its desire to join the hands of ADTEA in the next course of protest. JPAs convener Shri Deepak Dholakia and State Secy Shri Prem Kumar also addressed the gathering and offered over whelming support to the issues raised by ADTEA. All the members of the staff attended the meeting. Similar meeting were also held in other four Metro Cities.

In Chennai 80% of Staff of PSA and several member of ARTEE also expressed their unity and solidarity with our huge majority present for this justified cause.