Saturday, January 17, 2015

Gate Meeting to Protest Against the Recoveries

Around 300 staff of AIR and DD gathered under different banner of ADP3, ARTEE and PSA to express the protest against the recoveries as per the decision of the Hon’ble Ministry of I & B. Shri Umesh Misra, President, ADP3, alongwith other leaders of ARTEE and PSA met the Hon’ble Minister of I&B, Sh. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore yesterday. Hon'ble Minister has given assurance that he will invest an insight into the matter.

The leaders of all three Associations met in the Akashwani Bhawan to decide the strategy and headed to meet the Hon’ble Minister. In the Ministry, we were asked to meet Joint Secretary, B-II and take an update. The issue was discussed with J.S.(B-2). The Hon’ble MOS met us and took the update and called J.S.(B-2) and clearly told him to handle the issue in the spirit of favouring the employee side. We suggested that till the issue is decided the Recoveries may be kept in Abeyance. The Hon’ble MOS assured and asked J.S.(B-2) to work in this direction.

Umesh Misra
President, ADP3

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Letter to DG - AIR

No. ADP3/DG: AIR/2015/                                                            Date: 12.01.2015

The Director General
All India Radio
Akashwani Bhawan
New Delhi – 110001
Telefax: +91-11-23421956.

Subject:    Non-Inclusion of Production Assistants / Floor Managers / Property Assistants in the eligibility list for convening of DPC for regular & ad-hoc promotion in the grade of Programme Executive from its feeder cadres.

Reference:  Your communication no. 04/191/2014-SI (B)/46 dated 08/01/2015 uploaded in the AIRNET.

         As you are aware, after long 30 yrs. the programme professionals of DD got a ray of hope after issuing an order of in-situ promotion towards the eligible TREXs and Production Assistants / Floor Managers / Property Assistants of Doordarshan.

         This is very much unfortunate that AIR Directorate has issued an order for convening of DPC for regular & ad-hoc promotion in the grade of Programme Executive from its feeder cadres wherein the list of TREXs has been attached ignoring all the Production Assistants / Floor Managers / Property Assistants of Doordarshan. There is no mention of PEX (in-situ) against TREXs though they have been promoted as PEX (in-situ) like the Production Assistants / Floor Managers / Property Assistants of Doordarshan.

         The above order under reference is signed by Dr. Kamalesh Kumar, DDA of AIR Dte. who has also issued the order of in-situ promotion towards the eligible TREXs and Production Assistants / Floor Managers / Property Assistants. Issuance of this in-situ order of promotion clearly specifies AIR Dte as the cadre controlling authority of the Production Assistants / Floor Managers / Property Assistants of Doordarshan though in the present case this issue has not been taken care of.

It is requested to your good self to incorporate the list of Production Assistants / Floor Managers / Property Assistants of Doordarshan for convening of DPC for regular & ad-hoc promotion in the grade of Programme Executive from its feeder cadres.

With regards.
Yours faithfully,

(Umesh Mishra)


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Update on Recovery, due to 25.2.1999 Scales as One Up-gradation in MACP as on 06-01-2015

As you are aware, ADP3 HQ has given utmost importance to this issue. BMS Office Bearers has arranged a meeting with Sh. Rajyabardhan Singh Rathore, Hon’ble Minister of State, I&B. With their influence a detailed meeting was arranged yesterday in the Ministry of I&B. After a sincere hearing, the Hon’ble Minister expressed his concern that such recovery should not take place. He asked Sh. Puneet Kansal, Joint Secy. to discuss the issue with us and asked his OSD, Sh. M. Nanda Kishore Reddy to arrange a meeting with JS (B2). He asked us also to give feedback to him after the Meeting with JS (B2).

We explained him in detail the issue and also informed that in case of any adverse recommendation from DOPT, we have no other option except to go on Agitation. He was also conveyed about our proposed Gate Meeting on 16th Jan 2015. The Hon’ble MOS assured to adopt a positive approach to the issue.

Kindly be in touch.



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

ADP3 North-East Zonal Convention at Dibrugarh

North-East Zonal Convention of ADP3 was held in Dibrugarh from 12th to 13th November 2014. The two day convention was ceremonially inaugurated by Shri Sarbananda Sonowal,  Hon’ble  Minister of state for Sports & Youth Affairs, Govt. of India. The Open Inaugural Session was also attended by Shri Rameshwar Teli, Hon’ble MP,Dibrugarh; Shri Kamakhya Prasad Tasa,Hon’ble MP, Jorhat ; Shri C Lalrosanga, ADG(P&A) NER; and other literary – cultural activists of the locality. The representatives of all the North-Eastern State Units of ADP3 along with ADP3 National President Shri Umesh Mishra, Executive Vice President Shri Sanjeev Soni, General Secretay Shri Sukanta Sengupta, Tresurer Shri Anup Sen were present on the occasion.
At the outset, the dignitaries were ceremonially felicitated with traditional Assamese Gamocha, Sarai and Japi.  Lighting of the Lamp by the Union Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, marked the Ceremonial Inauguration of the Convention. Smt. Momota Borthakur, veteran singer of Dibrugarh, sung the Mangalacharan Shanti Sukta during the inauguration. To mark the occasion, a Souvenir titled – “The Image of North East”, edited by Shri Mridul Sarmah, was also ceremonially released. Inaugurating the NE Zonal Convention, Hon’ble Union Minister said that in a country like India, Doordarshan has a very important role to play as a National Broadcaster. He also added that the viewers of the North East, still believes on the authenticity of the News presented in Doordarshan, rather than views presented in private channels. But the overall visual presentation needs to be improved, keeping in view the changing scenario, the Minister opined. The Minister also informed the house that he has already taken initiatives for improvement of the DD services in the NE Region and discussed the matter with the Hon’ble MoS I&B, Shri Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Rameshwar Teli, Hon’ble MP, Dibrugarh, remembered the Golden days of Doordarshan and said that inspite of  availability of thousands of private channels, the importance of  Doordarshan cannot be minimized. Shri Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, Hon’ble MP, Jorhat, is of the opinion that the cultural mosaic of North-Eastern region can be best highlighted with the help of a platform like Doordarshan.  Shri C Lalrosanga, Additional Director General, NER, said that the programmer fraternity of Doordarshan is always delivering its best amidst of several obstacles and problems. Addressing the gathering, Shri Umesh Mishra, National President of ADP3, mentioned the struggle of the association for the betterment of programme production personnel of DD. The literary – cultural activists of the locality submitted a memorandum to the Hon’ble  Minister demanding up gradation of Doordarshan Dibrugarh from terrestrial mode to Satellite Channel facility.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Shri Bipul Chandra Deori, Zonal Secretary, ADP3, NE Zone, highlighted the role played by Doordarshan for national integration and communal harmony in the NE Region. The students of Sampoorna Kendriya Vidyalaya presented Chorus Songs on the occasion. The inaugural session was managed by Shri Chandan Pathak, Smt. Ajanta Das, Smt. Minati Devi, Smt. Savita Rani Devi, Shri Bhuban Deka, Shri Mridul Sarmah, Smt. Ajanta Saikia and other members of DDK, Dibrugarh Unit of ADP3.