Agitation against autocracy of Chief Engineers in East Zone

The East Zone boiled on the autocracy of Chief Engineer (East zone). The East Zone body issued an Agitation Notice on some burning issues. Letter was served to the Management well on time. The East Zone comrades started their peaceful Dharna in Akashwani Bhawan, Kolkata, but to the utter dismay of the Association the Chief Engineer, against the spirit of cordial relationship between Management and employees left the office without settling the issues. Against the autocratic attitude of CEs the spirited Comrade ARTEEians of ARTEE gave an ultimatum to go on strike till starvation. As usual, showing full solidarity with our spirited ARTEEians,  Central body acted swiftly and took up the matter with Chief Engineer (D) Sh. M.C.Aggarwal (Since was not available). Sh. Aggarwal spoke to CE (EAST) and decided to resolve the issue in the meeting when both the CEs. From East Zone will be in Head quarter in Delhi  on  24th August 2009. He immediately issued an order in this regard.

Central body wholeheartedly acknowledge the Trade Unionism shown by our Zonal Body.

Letter written by GS, ARTEE vide letter No.ARTEE/267-08/09, dated 20.8.09


Sh. S.R.Aggarwal,
All India Radio,
DG AIR,                                                                  
Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001

Subject : Agitation in O/o Chief Engineer (EZ), Kolkatta in protest against autocratic Attitudes of Chief Engineer (EZ)

Respected Sir,

With regards this is to inform you that Zonal Body of East Zone is on Agitation against the autocratic attitude of  Chief Engineer of East Zone on extremely sensitive issues like issuance of transfer lists, backlog promotions, MACP etc.

The zonal body of this Association has served an agitation notice and is on sitting dharna in Akashwani Bhawan, Eden Gardens, Kolkata. But to the utter surprise Honorable Chief Engineers left the office with even talking to the agitating staff.

Now the situation has worsen and staff is threatening to go for hunger strike till death. Your good office is requested to instruct Chief Engineers to resolve the issues.

An urgent intervention of your high office is immediately requested to avoid any untoward incident there.
                                    Thanking You,
                                                                        Yours faithfully,
                                                                                                                        [Umesh Chandra]
                                                                                                                        General Secretary


A letter issued by CE(D), AIR, New Delhi in this regard.