Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Recognition Process is going on

Dear Friends!
All the staff of Doordarshan Programme Wing are requested to fill up the membership form if not yet done. Make ADP3 strong enough to fight for justice honour to Doordarshan in general and staff of Programme Wing in particular. Help us to help you. Arise no confusion and condemn others who want to destroy our unity. Consult directly with the GS or President. Do not feel left out. We are with you always. Thank you.

**Download the Membership Form from the blog.



Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Letter from the Directorate reg. Recognition of ADP3

Dear Members,
Kindly go through the letter received from the Directorate regarding recognition and act accordingly. Kindly be in touch.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Bill to amend law governing Prasar Bharati passed in RS

Rajya Sabha today passed a bill to amend the law governing Prasar Bharati, ensuring that recruitments done between November 1997 and October 2007 will be considered as "deemed deputation" till retirement. The Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Amendment Bill, 2010, passed by voice vote will make the status of employees recruited between November 23, 1997 and October 5, 2007 - they are on deemed deputation to Prasar Bharati till their retirement - absolutely clear and unambiguous. Winding up a discussion on the Bill, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said, "We are bringing the employees under a structure, but decisions in this regard were delayed as employees had moved the Central Administrative Tribunal and the High Court." Even as members during the discussion on the Bill demanded winding up of Prasar Bharati, Soni favoured reviewing the functioning of the public broadcaster, Doordarshan and Akashvani to enable them to compete with other commercial channels. She dispelled fears on closure of DD-Urdu channel, saying, "There is a misconception that it is being shut down. The fact is that we are upgrading it and from 2010 to 2013 a total of Rs 80 crores has been sanctioned for the channel. "The UPA government has also sanctioned Rs 110 crore for strengthening transmission in border areas, especially in Jammu and Kashmir," she said, adding that DD-Kashir is being watched by people in PoK also, thus reflecting its popularity. On the recognition of unions, she said, there is a provision for this in the Department of Personnel and Training. "But for that, they have to fulfil the laid down criterion. It is up to the associations to fulfil this," she said. Earlier, the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting C M Jatua said there are a total of 40,173 sanctioned posts in Prasar Bharati of which 11,498 were vacant and the ministry was in the process of filling these. He said with the amendment of the Act, the status of the employees would be settled.

Monday, December 5, 2011

ADP3's President and the General Secretary met the Authority

there was elaborate discussion with the authority. Our legitimate demands are in order. Let us hope for a new beginning of Doordarshan.


Friday, September 23, 2011

The Future of Doordarshan

Doordarshan made a modest beginning in  September, 1959 with the start of an experimental service at Delhi.  Regular TV service was later started in 1965.  Colour TV and National networking through satellite were introduced  in 1982. Over the years, Doordarshan has not only expanded its network throughout length and breadth of the country but also kept pace with new technological developments in the field of broadcasting. Since inception of Doordarshan, major thrust area before 10 th five year Plan had been to expand terrestrial network to cover as much population as possible and establish programme production facilities in different parts of country to facilitate local programme production. There was a pragmatic policy shift in 10 th   five  year  plan with  the adoption of alternative technology option of DTH for providing TV coverage to the areas uncovered by terrestrial transmission. Digitalization and automation were the other thrust areas of 10 th  Plan.  Thrust areas of 11 th  Plan are - digitalization, modernization, DTH expansion and introduction of HDTV.

Doordarshan is presently operating 35 satellite channels and has a vast network of 66 Studios and 1415 transmitters providing TV coverage to about 92% population of the country. In addition, Doordarshan is providing free-to-air DTH Service (Ku-band) in the
country. For A & N Islands, which do not receive Ku band signals, DTH service in C- band with a bouquet of 10 channels is in operation. Broadcasting industry is currently witnessing rapid technological developments. World over analog transmitters are being replaced by digital transmitters, latter offering numerous advantages like multi channel transmission from single transmitter, spectrum efficiency and enhanced picture quality.  Analog switch off has already taken place in some countries viz. Japan, USA, Netherland, Sweden & Finland  and many countries have announced analog switch off dates. Many developed countries have introduced HDTV on a large scale.

India has a vast border line. Propaganda from across the borders needs to be checked. This requires a strong network of terrestrial transmitters in border areas. At present, 273 TV transmitters are functioning in the border districts. Many of these transmitters have outlived their life   and need to be replaced on priority.  Certain LPTs in border areas also need to be upgraded to HPTs to strengthen TV coverage. Modernization of DD Network is a continuous process.  Old studio, satellite broadcast and transmitter equipment which have served their useful life need to be replaced to maintain high quality of services.

1. Fully digital DD network in all the three areas viz. satellite transmission, programme production and terrestrial transmission.
2.  Provision of HDTV telecasts to viewers.
3.  Strengthening of DTH service.
4.  Strengthening of TV coverage in strategic border areas of J &K, NE States &
other border areas.
5.  Maintaining high quality  of telecasts both in terms of programme production
and transmission.
6.   Global coverage of Doordarshan channels.
7.  Optimum utilization of Infrastructural facilities.
8. Improving the quality of content on Prasar Bharati Channels

(i) Fully digital Doordarshan network Digital systems provide numerous advantages such as – superior quality, immense flexibility, transmission of multiple channels within the same spectrum, power efficiency & capacity to carry voice, data etc. Worldover Broadcasters have gone digital or, are in the process of going digital. Day by day analog equipment and their spares are winding fast. Today, digitalization is a technological compulsion.  Doordarshan started work on digitalization of its Satellite channels in mid nineties & transmission of all the existing 35 Satellite channels of Doordarshan is presently in digital mode. Doordarshan’s DTH service, “DD Direct +” has also digital  transmission. Digitalization of Studio centers commenced in 10th Plan.   At present, out  of total 66 Studio centres in Doordarshan network, 21 Studio centres are fully digital & 31  Studio centres are partially digital. Doordarshan had also set up four digital transmitters, one each at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai in January, 2003 for an experimental service, to gain experience in DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television) technology. Digital transmitter at any location will enable relay of about 8 channels (against one channel in case of analog transmitter).

Television broadcasting in analog mode requires significant spectrum which is a scarce resource. Therefore, countries all  over the World are migrating from analog to digital terrestrial broadcasting.   In December 2005, the European Union decided to cease all analog television transmissions by  2012 and switch all terrestrial Television broadcasting to digital. Netherlands completed the transition in December 2006, Sweden in November, 2008 and Finland in 2007.  UK began the analog switch-off in late 2007 is expected to completed by 2012. Norway ceased all analogue television transmissions in December, 2009. Analog switch-off has already taken place in USA and Japan also. In the light of changed scenario all over the world and competition in the market, it is necessary for Doordarshan to further enhance the quality of transmission and provide multi channel coverage through its terrestrial  network to attract its viewers. Moreover, with the countries moving to digital terrestrial transmission, the maintenance of analog transmitters would become very expensive in future.

Doordarshan’s Eleventh Plan Scheme of Digitalization involving an outlay of Rs. 620 Crore was approved by the Government in April, 2010. Major projects under implementation, as part this scheme, are as under
(a) Full digitalization of existing 39 Studios (31 partially  digital & 8 analog Studios)
(b)  Establishment of 40 digital HPTs at existing transmitter locations. Implementation of above projects has  been taken up and all the projects are targeted to be completed by 2013, in phases.  Projects of digitalization of terrestrial transmitters would be continued in 12th Plan.

• Establishment of 40 digital HPTs by 2013.
• To keep provision for 590 digital transmitters in 12th Plan
• Full digitalization of existing 31 partially digital Studios by 2011.
• Full digitalization of existing 8 analog Studios by 2012.
• To keep provision for digitalization of 4 analog Studios in 12th Plan.

(ii) Providing HDTV telecasts to viewers
HDTV refers to video having  resolution five times higher than traditional television systems (Standard-Definition TV) allow. Main features of HDTV are - Crystal clear & noise free picture; more realistic colors; wide screen picture and more viewing realism. Many developed countries like USA, Japan, UK, Canada, Germany, France and Australia etc have gone for HDTV. Doordarshan commissioned an HDTV channel “DD HD” on the eve of Commonwealth Games held in Delhi. Entire coverage of Commonwealth Games was done in HDTV. Projects of setting up of HDTV studios at Delhi and Mumbai;  HDTV post production, field production and preview facilities, HDTV terrestrial transmitters  at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata & Chennai; HD TV Play out facility at Delhi, Multi camera OB Vans at Delhi and Mumbai are under implementation. 
With the increase in   spending power, people are becoming more and more quality conscious. Viewers are able to distinguish between SD and HD quality with advent of bigger size display devices.  All the major DTH service providers are also offering some channels in their bouquet in HD format. Doordarshan has already launched “DD HD” channel in satellite mode.  Adequate content including regional programmes need to be created to sustain this channel and also for further addition, which necessitates setting up of HDTV production facilities at major Studio centres and also field production, post production and preview facilities at local centres.  Doordarshan also plans to set up HDTV terrestrial transmitters at state capitals  to provide HD quality to viewers watching Doordarshan programmes through terrestrial mode. Doordarshan has taken up a number of HDTV projects under 11th Plan. HDTV production and transmission facilities at major DDKs are proposed to be included in 12th Plan.

• Conversion of one Studio each at DDKs Delhi & Mumbai for HDTV production by 2011.
• Procurement of 2 no. HDTV OB Vans for DDKs Delhi & Mumbai by 2011
• Establishment of field production, post production & preview facilities for HDTV at DDKs Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata & Chennai by 2011.
• Establishment of HDTV transmitters at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata & Chennai by 2011.
• To keep provision for HDTV production facilities at major Studio centres in 12th Plan.

(iii)Strengthening of DTH service
Doordarshan started its unique free-to-air DTH service “Doordarshan Direct +” in Dec., 2004 with a bouquet of 33 TV channels.  This service was started primarily for providing TV coverage to the areas, hitherto uncovered by terrestrial transmission. Capacity of DTH platform was subsequently increased for transmission of 59 TV channels in December’ 08 using highly spectrum efficient technique with minimal expenditure. Andaman & Nicobar Islands do not receive “DD Direct +” signals  (Ku-band) as these Islands are outside the footprint of InSAT-4B satellite through  which DTH (Ku-band) transmission is taking place. Especially  for A&N Islands, Doordarshan started DTH service in C-band with a bouquet of 10 channels in Sept., 2009.  Capacity of DD’s DTH platform is now being increased from 59 to 97 channels. Project of upgradation of DTH platform (97 channels) has been approved at a cost of Rs. 75 Crore and its implementation taken up. All these channels will be free. 
Besides Doordarshan, there are, at present, six other DTH service providers namely, Zee Network (Dish TV), Tata & Star (Tata Sky), Reliance (Big TV), Sun (Sun Direct), Airtel (Digital TV) and Videocon  (Videocon d2h). Doordarshan’s DTH signal is free-to-air and no charges are payable by  the viewers. All other DTH services are operating on purely commercial basis as subscription based pay DTH service. Total number of DTH Homes is estimated to about 18 millions, at present. There is a stiff competition among DTH service providers to increase their viewers by offering larger number of channels and value added services. Doordarshan proposes to expand capacity of DTH platform to 200 channels with a suitable PPP model in 12th Plan.

• Upgradation of Doordarshan’s DTH platform to 97 channels by 2012.
• Provision for further upgradation of DTH platform for 200 channels in 12th Plan. Commercial model to be developed in this phase of expansion.
• Distribution of 30,000 DTH sets by 2012

(iv)Strengthening of TV coverage in strategic border areas
India has a vast border with Pakistan  and China. Other bordering countries are Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal & Sri Lanka. Pakistan TV signals are available in 54 almost all parts of Kashmir valley and some parts of Jammu region. Chinese TV signals are received in small parts of NE region mainly in Arunachal Pradesh in rainy seasons. Bangladesh TV signals are available in some  parts of West Bengal,Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam & Mizoram. Therefore,  good quality Doordarshan signal need to be ensured in these areas to check the impact of foreign TV signals. Doordarshan has been assigning priority  to expansion and improvement of TV coverage in Border areas in its expansion  plans. Special packages for expansion and improvement of Doordarshan services in NE and J& K have also been implemented. At present, 273 transmitters of varying power are operating in border areas. For further improvement of TV coverage in J&K, 5 HPTs in J&K have been approved and their implementation taken up. A number of existing transmitters in border districts have served their useful life and require replacement to ensure good quality transmission. In addition, some transmitters need upgradation to strengthen the coverage.  Some new analogue transmitters will also have to be setup in the border areas of NE states, Gujarat, Rajasthan, UP, Bihar, West Bengal etc. to check the  propaganda from across the border.  Analog transmitters in border areas will have to be continued for a longer period as compared to rest of the country as the strata of people in such areas may not like to purchase additional system (STB) required to receive Digital Signals.  This is equally true for the population living across the border.
1. Establishment of 5 HPTs in J&K (one each in Kashmir, Jammu and Leh region and 2 at Rajouri) by 2013. 
2. Provision of upgradation of certain LPTs in border areas to HPTs and replacement of VLPTs by VLPTs/LPTs, which have served their useful life, in 12th Plan. 
3. Provision for new analogue transmitters (HPTs/LPTs) in border areas in 12th Plan.

(v) Maintaining high quality of telecasts
Replacement & modernization is a continuous process and schemes in this regard have been implemented by Doordarshan from time to time. Doordarshan has been keeping itself aware of the latest technological developments in broadcasting and adopting new technologies to the extent possible within the available resources. Modernisation is a key thrust area of 11th Plan. Apart from the schemes of digitalization & HDTV, schemes of replacement & modernization of satellite broadcast equipment and studio & transmitter equipment are included in 11th Plan.

• Upgradation of 10 existing satellite Earth stations by 2012.
• Establishment of 5 new Earth stations by 2012
• Procurement of 9 new DSNGs by 2012
• Replacement of 6 old DSNGs by new ones by 2011
• Replacement of uplink PDAs/IRDs by 2011
• Approval of scheme of replacement, modernization & augmentation of studio & transmitter equipment in early 2011and its implementation, in phases, by 2013

(vi)Global coverage of DD channels
Four DD channels, viz., DD-News, DD-Sports, DD-Bharati and DD-India are presently available in 86 countries. These are transmitted through IS10 satellite. DD-India channel is additionally available in North American countries, viz., USA, Canada, Mexico. It is Doordarshan’s endeavor to continuously provide high quality TV services to International viewers.

Action - To take action as necessary for continuation of global coverage of Doordarshan channels as mentioned above.
(vii) Optimum utilization of Infrastructure
There is acute shortage of staff in DD network. Due to the non availability of adequate
staff, 46 LPTs are presently relaying partial transmission and activities at number of Studios centres are limited. Out of 35 satellite channels, only 15 channels have round the clock transmission. Staff has not been sanctioned for new establishments for the last about 10 years. 200 Doordarshan stations have been operationalized without any staff having been sanctioned for them and 258 additional stations have been operationalized for which only partial staff has been sanctioned. Coupled with this, a large number of sanctioned posts are vacant. Overall, there is staff shortage to the extent of over 50%. Direct recruitment in the feeder cadre of IB(E)S has not taken place for the last about 10 years.

Acute shortage of staff has resulted in under  utilization of infrastructural facilities and maintenance & upkeep of stations and their management is also affected. The issue of staff shortage has to be addressed very soon so that objectives laid down by Doordarshan are realized.

• Vacant posts in all caders to be filled urgently
• Requisite posts for new DD stations/facilities to be sanctioned and staff recruited.

(viii) Improving the quality of content on Prasar Bharati Channels
Doordarshan (DD) and All India Radio (AIR) have continued to provide information, education and entertainment to the people of this country as Public Service Broadcasters.DD presently operates 35 channels and AIR has 238 stations.  To ensure that Prasar Bharati is able to fulfill its mandate and statutory role, funding is provided for programmes suitable for Public Service Broadcasting.  In the present competitive environment of multiple communication channels DD and AIR must attract and sustain listener ship of the people with good quality educational, social, cultural and entertainment programmes blended with public services messages.  At present DD and AIR Stations are short of Software.  Several DD channels like DD Urdu, DD Bharati, DD India, and Regional Language Satellite Service (RLSS) need constant infusion of fresh content to enhance viewership. There is also a need to package the archival content of DD to telecast it on various channels.  Similarly DD Kashir channel also needs constant support keeping in view the strategic concerns of J&K region. Efforts have been taken to revamp DD Kashir to ensure increased and sustained viewership in the Valleyby Boadcasting new programmes which reflect the cultural ethos of J&K.  The issues of providing fresh content could  be addressed through creation of high quality programmes of relevance to the listening audience. This will be undertaken through In-house production as well as Commissioned Programmes through Plan Schemes of Doordarshan and AIR.  

1. Doordarshan has planned to undertake the following ;
a. Produce 15,067 episodes for various channels in the next three years starting from 2010-11. 
b. Out of this 12,400 episodes will be made In-house and 2,667 episodes will be commissioned through outside Producers. 
c. The total cost of In-House episodes  would be Rs 62.00 cores whereas for Commissioned programmes it would be Rs 80.00 cores.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

South Zonal Convention @ Trivendram

South Zonal Convention @ Trivendram ON 30 TH JULY 2011 FROM 10
am to 5 PM.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Good News!

ADP3 expresses hearty gratitude that Minister for MIB and DG:Doordarshan has taken initiative to extend the benefit of MACP to all the cadre of Programme Wing of Doordarshan and to implement the same immediately under the directives of DG:Doordarshan

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Essence of Togetherness
- updated & re-edited

Dear Friends!
A list comprising the names of 324 Production Assistants has been finalized and published. Another list in respect of Floor Managers is in the process of finalization. Since, ACP / MACP does not depend on seniority or any other common criterion, and it only depends on individual’s length of service, continuity of regular service, service records and other related issues to the personal effect, all members of ADP3, whose names are not present in the first list of ACP / MACP, are requested to pursue the matter in their respective offices, whether their CR Dossier in complete, vigilance clearance, service details and other required documents as stipulated by the Directorate have been sent by the office or not. So that, in the next list, the names of the remaining members may appear.

Flash back ……..
I believe, by now, every one of us has become aware about the necessity of togetherness, and essentiality of being in a single platform like ADP3. We should not forget the universal truth: “United we stand, divided we fall”. People may think that ours’ is a new association at her infancy, but the fact is that our Philosophy is matured, broad in nature and wide in vision. We have learnt from our mistakes. One who mistakes once is in no way less intelligent, but one who mistakes repeatedly is a fool. So, be united and stretch your hand for strengthening ADP3. If you are a professional working in the Programme Wing of Doordarshan, then ADP3 definitely is your association. We, the forum of ADP3, believe in democracy. Every member has the fundamental right to express his or her views. We believe, everyone, right from an ordinary member to the highest hierarchy of the President, has an endeavor, whether tiny or immense, whether negligible or colossal, in strengthening ADP3.

People, inside ADP3 or outside, who wants to destroy the unanimity and harmony, plans to demolish our genuine demands, shall not be spared. They will be quarantined or purged. We, the members of ADP3, believe in peace and harmony but in the event of any crisis, ADP3 has the courage, strength and stamina to rise to the occasion in order to fight for justice. ADP3 do not run on money, the secret lies with the essence of minds’ togetherness. We are not simply another Employees’ Association. In ADP3, we believe in work culture, professionalism, diligence and perfection. All members of ADP3 work hard for his or her mother organization. We never forget, primarily, we are programmers and our views, analysis and presentation leaves an indelible impression over the society and in the budding minds.

People with creative bent of minds are always sensitive and shy, even to ask for a genuine demand. ADP3 has taken her birth from the years long deprivation, injustice and discrimination intrigued by some self-centered, greedy people who exploited us for decades and still sucking our blood by enjoying our hard earned revenue. So, in principle, ADP3 shall not tolerate injustice, in any form, towards any staff working in the Programme Wing of Doordarshan. It hardly matters whether he or she is a member of ADP3 or not.

So, my dear friends! Please do not feel detached. Your small contribution may lead us to the right path of light. Kindly come up with suggestions and make us more truthful.

All Unit Secretaries, Zonal Secretaries and State Secretaries may send a report immediately in written form regarding the activities, problems of their respective units and zones, and the measures taken by them. They are also advised to send reports by the first week of every month on routine.

Thanks to you all. Take care.

(Sukanta Sengupta)
General Secretary

Office Order Regarding MACP towards Floor Managers

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Thanks Letter to DG

No. ADPPP/DG/2010/ Date: 28.06.2011

The Director General
DG Doordarshan
Prasar Bharati, BCI
Mandi House
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject: Grant of ACP / MACP – warm greetings thereof.

Respected Sir,
With warm greetings and a bucket full of season’s best fragrant flowers, this is to affirm that ADP3 is overwhelmed for the prompt and timely gesture that you have shown by granting MACP to the left-out cadres originally belong to Doordarshan.

The members of ADP3 started believing that the rays of new hopes shall wash away the agonies, anxieties, frustration and deprivation of long dark era of two decades. We heartily believe, all this happened for your kind, affectionate and motherly feelings towards the staff, originally belong to Doordarshan. We hope all other pending issues will be resolved likewise.

Once again, we, the members of ADP3, pray to the almighty for your good health, tranquil mind and always aspire to see you at the zenith of humanity.
Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Umesh Mishra
for & on behalf of all members of ADP3

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

News Flash : Postponement of Satyagraha

Dear Friends!
Thanks a lot for the whole-hearted support that you all have shown during our Satyagraha for genuine cause of decades-long deprivation. As you all know, the authority agreed to implement the ACP / MACP to the left-out programme staff of Doordarshan, only formalities are to be observed as much as the latest information is received, negotiations regarding other issues are in the process. ADP3 delegates are active in all respect. Now the demand of the time and situation is that "we the members of ADP3 shall cease to observe Satyagraha for the time being". Emotion of all members of ADP3 are well reserved.

Kindly resume your work as assigned by your respective authority.

Please keep on watching our blog and send your valuable opinion in ADP3's inbox and wait for our next message...... we have to go a long way..... brothers and sisters!

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

News Flash

The delegates of ADP3 affirmed that the Authority has agreed to implement ACP / MACP in respect of left out Programme Personnel of Doordarshan. Negotiation regarding other issues is going on. Satyagraha shall continue untill further instruction.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Urgent News Flash

Attention members of ADP3 Units nearby Delhi!

At least two Members of each ADP3 unit from Kendras nearby Delhi may kindly report to Mr. Sanjeev Soni, CPC, New Delhi (Mobile No. 09818092363) latest by 13th June, Monday, on urgent basis


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

query regarding Work to Rule

Dear Comrades!

Kindly contact 

1. Shri Sukanta Sengupta, General Secretary (09932086336) or 2. Shri Umesh Mishra, President (09415515351)

about any query regarding Work to Rule. Kindly maintain solidarity.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Guidelines for Work to Rule

Dear comrades

All are requested to take a copy of the entire set and may hand over along with the covering letter given above to the heads of kendras requesting their support for the cause of justice.

Please assure them that according to duties specified all the employees will cooperate with the head of office and will in no way be against the rules and will perform the duties as mentioned in the manual.

Unit secretaries, State secretaries and Zonal secretaries are requested to be polite, cordial and humble to all the higher officials and stress the importance of the higher official’s support for implementation of MACP to all (ASDs, Combined Cadre of Production Assistants, Floor Managers, Property Assistants, Floor Assistants, Editors and all other left out Programme staff from MACP).

Request assignment of duties as it was in earlier days.

Programme Production :: A Producer / PEX to be assigned for every programme and a Production Assistant to assist him. All planning, budgeting, casting, booking and signing to be done by producer. Panel Production and Transmission commands may be taken by Producers / PEXs.

Allied Cadre of Production Assistants shall prepare the Contractual Procedures, Call letters, Communications, book Studio, Sets, Camera, ENG, Makeup, Transport, Graphics, Computer Captions & Animations and Tour requisitions for programme production and for Live Transmissions. Producer may sign in the requisite column of Producer in Contract. They shall sign in the column specified for preparation of contracts in contract register. Call for camera shots as per camera card given by Producer / O-in-C of transmission and alert Producer / PEX with a ready command. Allied Cadre of Production Assistants shall not sign or prepare contracts as Producers independently. Production Assistants are requested to get all the typing jobs done by the CBU typists / General Assistants.

Transmission Duties : Only Producer / PEX to be assigned to sit on the panel of transmission as O-in-C, conduct transmission meetings, plan fillers and spots to be played in between transmissions, check and sign announcement, SOS announcements and all other decisions related to transmissions.

Production Assistants are requested to check all the tapes for transmission along with the O-in-C (Producer / PEX) physically and for contents and note the opening and closing captions, reading and duration of the programme, preparation of captions in computer, Call for camera shots as per camera card given by Producer / O-in-C of transmission and alert Producer / PEX with a ready command.

As the manual clearly mentions that Transmission Executives only are to log details in the Duty Room, request Head of Office of all Kendras not to assign Production Assistants duties in the duty room and request their support for the cause of justice.

If any office mentions that the cadre of TREXs and allied cadres are amalgamated and merged, kindly request them to give an instruction in writing in confirmation that both the cadres of TREXs and Allied Cadre of Production Assistants after 1985 have been amalgamated or merged and hence all has to perform duties inter alia. On receipt of such confirmed instruction letters the allied cadre may perform the duties of Duty officer (TREXs) in duty room. Such letters from Head of Office / Directors may be forwarded to the ADPPP HQ.

Briefly explain all the ADGs, DDGs, Directors / Head of Office, CPs, DDPs, Producers (EPs, ASDs, Producers / PEXs) that their cooperation is fully solicited and get their full support for this work to rule period.

Request the Head of Offices to send communication to Directorate, shortage of Producers / PEXs due to lack of promotion and majority of allied cadre of Production Assistants are assigned independent portfolios as Producers and the work to rule has affected the programme production and transmission and to emphasize the necessity to render justice of Promotion and MACP to all the ASDs, Allied Cadre of Production Assistants, Floor Managers, Property Assistants, Floor Assistants, Editors and all other left out programme cadre from MACP.

All those who are in agitation of work to rule are requested to be present in the office during their shift duty timings fully. Any Absence or misconduct during this period will not be appreciated by the association. It is requested the entire comrades should remain intact with discipline, decorum and perfection in their duties. All are requested to maintain cordial relations with each and everyone in respective kendras to get full support for this agitation for MACP.

Any other clarifications in this regard may be communicated to the President, Vice President, Executive Vice President and General Secretary of ADPPP Association and all are requested to stick to rules as per manual with full knowledge. The copies of manual are given in this letter which may be noted by all comrades. Take copies and distribute


The copies of manual indicating the duties of respective cadres is enclosed herewith. Please download.

Thank you.

Letter to the Director of Kendras by Unit Secretary

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Re-launching of Satyagraha from June 1st , 2011.

No. ADPPP/CEO-DG/2011/ Date: 06.05.2011

The Director General : Doordarshan
Prasar Bharati, BCI
Copernicus Marg
Mandi House (Wing A)
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject: Re-launching of Satyagraha under the banner Association of Doordarshan Programme PRoduction Personnel ® (ADP3) from June 1st , 2011.

Respected Sir,
Kindly refer to our earlier communications sent to your office during last one year or more stating the exact sufferings of Property Assistants, Lighting Assistants, Floor Assistants, Floor Managers, Production Assistants (recruited after 1984), Programme Executives and ASDs of Doordarshan in different DD Kendras throughout the country. Justice has not been done from your end till date even after more than a year. This is completely frustrating and it seems that our authority do not pay heed to our voices, and is very much reluctant to grant even the ACP / MACP which is a simple and subsequent corollary of 6PC applicable to all the employees of Central Government.

All the Programme staff including Production Assistants and allied Cadre of Doordarshan and ad-hoc ASDs are aggrieved a lot who in spite of heavy workload they bear and the pivotal role they play in the programme production, have been denied promotions for almost three decades. Production Assistants are working as Producers independently shouldering responsibilities of various sections including News across the Nation in all Doordarshan Kendras. They are the revenue earner of 900 crores. They all are Graduates / Post Graduates and many with professional specialisation with training from Film Institutes / NSD and further trained in FTII, Pune / STI in TV programme production. Many of them are winners of National and Inter-national awards who are currently producing highly popular and revenue-fetching programmes for the benefit of the organization. But by sheer irony of fate they still continue in the same Grade where they started their service since 1984 (March).

Even the financial and administrative benefits of ACP / MACP of the 6th Pay Commission has not yet been extended to the Production Assistants and allied cadre including other feeder cadres. It is sad to quote here that all other cadres in Doordarshan such as Engineering and co-programme have got their MACP orders as mentioned below:

Engineering Orders
AE MACP Order vide File No. 14/22/2009-S-IV (B) dated : 11.05.2010
SEA MACP Order vide CESZ/P.CELL/MACP/SEA/2010 dated: 5.3.2010
EA MACP Order vide No. CESZ/P.CELL/MACP/E.A/2010 dated :- 19.02.2010

Programme Orders
PEX MACP vide DG Order F.No.5/18/2009-SI (B) New Delhi, dated 10-05-2010
TREX MACP vide DG Order 1/8/2009-S-VII New Delhi dated5th May 2010

Only a few ACP / MACP orders have been given above for your kind reference whereas all the Administration, Engineering & Programme cadres of Doordarshan have been given ACP / MACP and only the above mentioned cadres have been left out from the benefits.

Inspite of repeated reminders and personal visits of the President and General Secretary to the Office of the DG:DD, the authority has not proceeded with the issue even an inch. It is relevant to mention here that our earlier Satyagraha on the same issue was started nation-wide from 28th June 2010 and the third phase of Satyagraha: Work to rule – 12th to 18th July 2010, was postponed with assurance from the DG:DD and Hon’ble Minister for I&B during their official visit to Guwahati.

At this juncture, keeping in mind the emotions of her deprived members, the Association of Doordarshan Programme PRoduction Personnel ® (ADP3) does not have any other alternative, except going for continuation of the earlier Satyagraha, for which the authority is sole responsible. The Executive Committee of ADP3 has decided to continue the same phase of Satyagraha: Work to rule from 1st June 2011 onwards on the following issues.

1. ACP / MACP towards Property Assistants, Floor Managers, Production Assistants (recruited after 1984), Programme Executives and ASDs of Doordarshan.

2. One Pay Scale for One Cadre of Production Assistant and other staff of Doordarshan Programme Wing (5000-8000). SLP (Civil) No. 19/2011

3. Promotion to all cadres of Doordarshan (Property Assistants, Lighting Assistants, Floor Assistants, Floor Managers, Cameraman Gr. I, II and III, Video Editors, Graphic Artists Production Assistants, Programme Executives and ASDs of Doordarshan).

4. DG: DD shall be the sole cadre controlling authority of DD Programme Wing

The next schedule of Satyagraha shall be communicated later on.
This is for your kind information.

Yours faithfully,

Umesh Mishra

Copy for information to:
1. Smt. Ambika Soni, Hon’ble Minister for Information & Broadcasting, N-103, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi 110017.
2. The Chief Executive Officer, Prasar Bharati, BCI, PTI Building, Parliament Street, New Delhi 110 001.
3. Shri V. Shivkumar, Member Personnel, Prasar Bharati, BCI, PTI Building, Parliament, Street, New Delhi 110 001.
4. President / General Secretary of all Federation / Associations of DD for active support.

Monday, January 17, 2011

News Flash

Meeting with Prasar Bharati Board:

The President and the General Secretary has proceeded to join the meeting with the Prasar Bharati Board to be held on 18th January 2010 at 2:00 pm.