Call for Immediate Action
Heartiest Greetings! Though Prasar Bharati has issued instructions to AIR & DD Stations for deductions towards subscription of Association membership from the salary of May 2012, it is reported that some stations have not deducted it from this salary. Kindly note that this is a major step towards completing the process of recognition of Associations as per Central Civil Service (CCS) Recognition of Service Associations (RSA) Rules 1993. As per the rules, the DDO, after making recoveries, will submit the data of deductions to Prasar Bharati who in turn will compile the data to calculate the strength and will submit the file to the Ministry of I&B for issuing the formal orders. The deduction of subscription from the salary is mandatory to ensure your rights as the member of the Association for the next two years. The same process will take place only after two years and thereby the employees whose subscription has not been deducted from salary in the month of May 2012 (the month decided by the nodal department-Prasar Bharati in our case) will not be considered as the member of any Association for the next two years.
Unit Secretaries were requested to follow up the matter with respective Heads of Offices to start the deduction of subscription on top priority. Though a good number of units followed up the matter, some stations did not start the deduction. We took up the matter with PB Secretariat and accordingly PB has issued another order on 05.06.2012, directing the HOO/DDO to make deductions and report to PB Secretariat before 13th June 2012. It also warned the HOO/DDO of stern action as per CCS Rules. Eventhough the disciplinary action will ensure compliance of orders by officials in future, the employees whose subscriptions have not been deducted will lose the rights of being a member of an Association for the next two years.
Hence we request all office bearers/ members to utilise the coming three days (upto 13th June 2012) as a golden opportunity to ensure that their subscription, if not deducted by now, can be deducted immediately. Members can submit a representation to the HOO/DDO to effect the deductions of subscription from the salary paid in the month of May 2012, as directed by PB. Kindly attach one copy of the order issued by PB (dtd 05.06.2012) to the HOO/DDO and mark a copy of your representation to; "Ms. Sunita, Manager Personnel, Prasar Bharati, 2nd floor, PTI building, Parliament Street, New Delhi - 110001" and fax it to 011-23352543. It will help Prasar Bharati to easily find out the erring HOO/DDO who are purposefully disobeying the rules. One copy may be sent to the central office of Association as well.
Kindly take it on top priority to exercise the democratic right. Let us be united for the cause so that the Associations can serve the welfare of its members spread across the country. Kindly bring these facts to the notice of other employees also whosoever has applied for membership of any Association in AIR&DD.
Umesh Chandra Anilkumar S