Report on Dharna organised at Akashvani Bhawan on 22nd, July, 2009

The Association of Radio & Television Engineering. Employees (ARTEE) observed day long dharna in Akashwani Bhawan, attended by more than 200 members. ARTEE is on agitation for seven point charter of demands for implementation of allied recommendations of the 6th CPC.

Earlier ARTEE held two Gate Meetings on 25 June 2009 in Akashwani Bhawan and 8th July’09 in Doordarshan Bhawan.

During dharna, a lunch hour Gate Meeting was addressed by Sh. Kuldeep Bhan, VP (AIR), Sh. Umesh Chandra, Gen. Secy. & Sh. Anilkumar S., President. Shri L. B. Patil, AGS(AIR), WZ was also present .The members were informed that ARTEE had an interaction with Sh. Raghu Menon, H’ble Secretary Information and broadcasting on 21st July who has assured to look into the demands.

ARTEE is getting wide spread support from other Associations of the department. Today Gate Meeting was also addressed by Sh. Sanjay Kumar, President, Programme Staff Association and Sh. V. N. Jha, President, Gr. ‘D’ Employee Union.

Comrade K.K.N. Kutty, Secy. General, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and workers, representing more than 35 lakh Govt. Employees extended the massive support of Confederation.

Similar Dharna's were observed in all capital stations through out the country. ARTEE will launch country wide stir if demands are not fulfilled. Final course of action will be decided in its General Body Meeting, being held in Thiruvanathapuram from 2 to 4 August 2009. Other Associations are also extending their support for ARTEE’s cause.

Photographs Of The Dharna
From Regional Centres