Meeting with CMD PSPCL dated 09-03-2016

Submitted by RAJESH BEHL on Wed, 09/03/2016 - 11:10pm

CMD PSPCL held a meeting with office bearers of PSEB Engineers’ Association on 9/3/16 at Patiala. At the outset Association expressed thanks to the PSPCL Management and CMD in particular for mitigating the hardship of victimised office bearers and active members of the Association and holding this meeting in overall congenial atmosphere. During the meeting it was informed by the management that:

  1. Case regarding Start pay of Rs 18030/- to AEs has been sent to the Govt for approval. Further it was informed by CMD/PSPCL that he shall meet Secy/ Power along with PSEBEA in next 3-4 days, to get the approval from Govt regarding the same expedited.
  2. CMD PSPCL agreed in principle, to nominate representatives of engineers & employees as trustees of GPF & Terminal Benefit Trusts.
    He also informed that the funding of GPF & Terminal Benefit Trusts is being demanded every year in the annual ARR/ Tariff petition to PSERC. It was agreed that PSPCL will take up the matter with GOP, to find the ways and means for funding of these trusts as per transfer scheme and TPA.
  3. CMD consented regarding Common seniority/ Common recruitment of engineers in PSPCL/ PSTCL and further informed that matter would be discussed with CMD/ PSTCL and Secy Power as per instructions of CM Punjab during the meeting with PSEBEA on 29-02-2016,.
  4. PSPCL shall favourably recommend to GOP regarding recruitment of new AEs at regular pay and allowances instead of initial pay during probation.

Association informed PSPCL management that disciplinary cases are being framed on frivolous grounds & charge sheets are being issued in supervisory capacity and management should issue directions to follow instructions already issued on this matter in letter & spirit, CMD asked Association to put up specific instances where the departmental instructions have not been followed and assured to get those investigated on priority to take appropriate action. PSEBEA informed that Committee for review of disciplinary cases requires immediate restructuring and management confirmed to look into it.

CMD PSPCL informed that Punjab Quota in UT Chandigarh & BBMB shall be filled after review of list of Engineers opting to get posted in BBMB & UT Chandigarh, submitted by the Association . Further, CMD informed that promotions of AEE to remaining Sr XENs vacancies are likely to be carried out by the first week of April. Association requested to restore the power of transfer/posting of engineers to HODs of Power Plants as per earlier practice and CMD agreed to review the same .

Management further informed that meeting with PSEBEA shall be held soon to discuss the remaining pending issues of engineers. Association expressed to reciprocate the goodwill gesture of the PSPCL Management.