Call to Office Bearers
Heartiest Greetings! Prasar Bharati has now issued instructions to AIR & DD Stations to start the process of recognition of Associations as per Central Civil Service (CCS) Recognition of Service Associations (RSA) Rules 1993.
As per Rule 7 of the above mentioned Rules, the verification of membership for the purpose of recognition of a Service Association shall be done by check-off system in pay-rolls.
Check-off system is a means to verify the membership of an Association on the basis of deduction of subscription from the pay-rolls. Under this system each Government employee, who is a member of an association is required to apply, in writing, to the DDO or any other designated authority, and communicate his/her consent, for the deduction of annual subscription, for the financial year, from the pay-roll in favour of a particular Association. On receipt of the application, the Association is required to confirm the membership, and thereafter pass on the application to the DDO for effecting recoveries. Format of application is available in our website.
The Ministry of I&B has so far not implemented it for any department under its fold, including AIR and DD. Our repeated requests to this effect, and subsequent communications from the O/O DG: AIR have remained unheard so far.
Developments on the attack on Associations and its office bearers by Prasar Bharati Secretariat, with the excuse of non-implementation of this process, are known to everybody now. Had this formality been finished by the department/ ministry in time, situation may not have come to this pass. We have been demanding the Department/Ministry, with solidarity from political & Trade Union leadership and even prayed before the Hon'ble Court to initiate the process at the earliest and complete the process within a time frame.
Unit Secretaries are requested to follow up the matter with respective Heads of Offices to start the deduction of subscription, and deposit the same to ARTEE’s Savings Bank account in the Main Branch of State Bank of India, New Delhi, under the name “Association of Radio & Television Engineering Employees (ARTEE)” with A/c No.11084241652”. Kindly take it on top priority.
I call upon all members to remain united. Association extends its gratitude for the sincere efforts from members and office bearers in protecting the Association. Our mission is not yet completed; kindly continue the efforts to ensure the democratic rights of the employees of AIR & DD. Let us be united for the cause so that the Associations can serve the welfare of its members spread across the country.
With warm regards,