Report on Dharna of 25th August 2009

ARTEE started its 2nd phase of Agitation by a day long sit in dharna in Akashwani Bhawan on 25th August in support of seven point charter of demands like Up gradation of the Helper from Group D to Group C, One Cadre One Scale, Rs. 5400/- Grade Pay for AEs, Rs. 4600/- Grade Pay for EAs, Restoration of abolished posts & recruitment, Cadre Review & ACP of Vth Pay Commission. A strong gathering of more than 200 members expressed their anguish and pledged their support for the cause. Similar Dharnas also organised in other metro stations.

Today dharna was addressed by ARTEE leaders Sh. Anilkumar S., President, Sh. Umesh Chandra, Gen.Secy., Sh. Kuldeep Bhan, Vice President. Sh. Anilkumar S. informed that Prasar Bharati efforts to curtail post through implementing NPC report and Cadre Review is not acceptable and ARTEE will not allow it. Sh. Umesh Chandra updated members about the progress  on these demands while Sh. Bhan explained the importance of strength and gathering in large numbers.

Leaders of other Associations were also present. The dharna also addressed by Sh. Sanjay Kumar, President PSA, Sh. N.K.Gemini, President CCW Employees Association, Sh. Jagdish Prasad, Gen.Secy. Gr.’D’  Karamchari Union. These leaders pledged their support. Sh. Sanjay Kumar, President PSA also said that ARTEE and PSA can together launch an agitation since all issues are common to both Associations. Office bearers of EAST ZONE of ARTEE Sh. Subrata Goswamy , J.S.(SEA/EA) and Sh. Madhab Kanti Das, J.S. (Sr.Tech/Tech) were also present and addressed the gathering.

ARTEE will observe one day hunger strike on 16th Sep’09 and future course of action will be decided during convention of North East Zone in Shillong from 9th to 10th OCT’2009

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Umesh Chandra,
                                                                                              General Secretary

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