It is expected that you all are aware of the plight of programme staffs in Doordarshan, their status and present activities of PSA to doom our future by proposing to declare Production Assistants and some others dying cadre in the department.
The proposal of PSA:
There are 570 Production Assistants in Doordarshan who were directly recruited (as per notification No. 581, “Doordarshan Programme (Technical/Group C post) Recruitment Rules 1987 dated 13-10-1987 or regularized as per the 1992 scheme whose inclusion in the eligibility list for promotion to PEX is sub-judice. For those members the following scheme of grading is proposed.
Producer Gr. I 15,600-39,100 GP 6,600
Producer Gr.II 15,600-39,100 GP 5,400
Producer Gr.III 9,300-34,800 GP 4,800
It is once again stressed that the process of regularization should be stopped immediately (as per the judgment in the Constitutional Bench-Uma Devi & Others- SLP (C)9103-9105/2001-Judgment dated 10-4-2006. It is also emphasized that any vacancy in future in the sanctioned strength of Doordarshan Production Assistants should be filled up only by a statutorily constituted body like Staff Selection Commission or other similar recruiting authorities. There is at present a sanctioned strength of 785 in the following cadres of Doordarshan,
Production Assistant…. 610
Floor Manager …… 113
Property Assistant …… 62 (Now Administrative Posts)
The number of posts in the following grades should be increased/up-graded from the present sanctioned strength and the incumbents should be accommodated in those increased posts.
Matching Saving could be accrued by the resultant vacancy in the lower grade.
DIEING CADRES IN DOORDARASHAN
(proposed by PSA)
Film Processing Supervisor
Erstwhile Staff Artist
Any vacancy in the above mentioned cadres should be left unfilled and the incumbent staff should be made eligible for the new ACP Scheme (10, 20 & 30 years). In future the needs of the work performed by the above mentioned cadres may be out-sourced.
The PSA has side-lined us in a very intelligent way. IT IS SAD THAT MOST OF THE CADRES OF DD IS NOT TAKEN CARE BY THE AIR. PSA AND HAS BEEN WRONGLY PROJECTED BY DECLARING THEM DYING CADRE AND HAS RECOMMENDED FOR OUTSOURCING IN FUTURE. IF THEY RECOMMEND OUTSOURCING FOR OUR PROFESSIONAL CADRES THEN WHY DIDNT THEY RECOMMEND THE SAME FOR THEIR INSTRUMENTALISTS, ANNOUNCERCS ETC.
FURTHER REGARDING THE PROMOTIONAL AVENUE OF COMBINED CADRE OF PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS THEY HAVE TAKEN ALL THE POSTS OF PEXS CONVERTED FROM PRODUCERS OF DOORDARSHAN FOR TREXS AND HAS RECOMMENDED FOR CREATION OF NEW POSTS OF PROUDCER GR III, GR II, AND GRADE I WHICH IN THE PRESENT SCENARIO IS TOTALLY IMPOSSIBLE BECAUSE THE GOVT ITSELF IS IN THE PROCESS OF REDUCING THE STAFF AND THERE IS NO WAY OF SANCTIONING NEW POSTS THAT TOO POSTS WHICH ARE BEING TOLD NON EXISTING AND HAD BEEN ABOLISHED ALREADY.
By keeping us aside, they will always enjoy the cream and play well with Administrative Power of ASD / DDP / Director onwards. Producers will always be at the mercy of them.
THIS IS INDIRECTLY LEAVING THE PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS COMBINED CADRE TO BE DRAINED INTO DARK SEAS WITH NO FUTURE AND TO REMAIN ASSISTANTS FOR EVER.
Doordarshan Kendra Kolkata recently has formed one Association and got registration under Societies Registration Act.
This association is registered to form a National Platform. Please do not misunderstand this point. Initially there was a mistake, this has been ammended properly.
All the colleagues are requested to join hands with us and strengthen our unified force by being the member and also by providing valuable suggestions.
It is also requested to form one unit of our association in each individual Kendra. Please send the Feedback immediately. Please keep in touch always.