AN END TO WAGE DISCRIMINATION
The issue of
wage discrimination in Prasar Bharati was araised due to
grant of Corporation scales to only certain cadres of
employees after formation of Prasar Bharati leaving behind
half of the employees. Even though all the employees are
recruited only for All India Radio and Doordarshan by the
various recruitment boards, grant of higher scales to only
some cadres has created unrest among the employees. ADASA
is the only association which was fighting against
discrimination of Pay Parity for years. It has presented
its views on different occasions and on different
The views of
ADASA presented before the COJS committee are valuable.
The formation of a platform on the name of Federation of
Prasar Bharati Employees with left out cadres has given
strength to the demand.
The meeting held
in July 2011 at New Delhi, the left cadres have attended
the meeting and agreed to fight from the common platform.
ADASA along with Doordarshan Group D Union, Library
Information Assistants Association, AIR Announcers
Association have signed to fight from the common platform
of FPBE. FPBE has taken the discrimination of Pay Parity
and other issues to the notice of higher authorities.
The letters by
FPBE to the head of the government and topmost beaurocrats
have naturally created suffocation to the management.
While certain cadres in Prasar Bharati have declared
strike for their demands, FPBE along with ADASA declared
the nonparticipation of strike and expressed their
unconditional support to any move to strengthen Prasar
government and the management have realized the line
between the employees granted higher scales and the
neglected lot. Now all the deliberations have reached the
final stage and the government/Prasar Bharati has to take
a decision to put an end to Wage Discrimination. Even
though the intention of ADASA or FPBE is not to recover
the benefits already granted to certain cadres, the issue
should be addressed impartially.