Eleven categories of Prasar Bharati employees in employment in February 1999 got upgraded payscales: Rathore

NEW DELHI: The Government had granted upgraded pay scales to 11 categories of the then existing employees of Prasar Bharati pertaining to Engineering and Programme Cadres on 25 February 1999.

Minister of State for Information and Broadcastng Rajyavardhan Rathore told Parliament that Prasar Bharati has granted upgraded pay scales to 484 employees of subordinate Engineering and Programme cadres who had joined Prasar Bharati after 25 February 1999 following Court orders.

Answerng a question, he said the decision on the proposal received from Directorate General of All India Radio has been linked to the Speaking Order dated 9 December 2014, issued by the Ministry towards implementation of an Order dated 10 November 2014 of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), Ernakulam Bench, in a Contempt Petition filed by Federation of Doordarshan Core Professionals (FDCP) who were seeking upgraded pay scales as were granted to 11 categories of employees vide order dated 25 February1999.

But he said the matter was sub judice as the order of 9 December 2014 had been challenged by the employees associated with FDCP in a fresh OA before the Central Administrative Tribunal, Ernakulam Bench.

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