Minutes of the Extended Executive Committee Meeting held on 26.8.06 at Patiala

Submitted by admin on Sat, 26/08/2006 - 12:06am

A meeting of the extended executive committee was held on 26.8.06 at Patiala. The following were present:

  1. Er. K.G. Sharma
  2. Er. Paramjit Singh
  3. Er. S.K. Garg
  4. Er. Sandeep Kumar
  5. Er. Harvel Singh Dhaliwal
  6. Er. B.S. Matharu
  7. Er. H.S. Bedi
  8. Er. Padamjit Singh
  9. Er. Rakesh Gupta
  10. Er. Rakesh Birla
  11. Er. Amandeep Singh
  12. Er. Suresh Jindal
  13. Er. Kulwant Singh
  14. Er. V.K. Gupta
  15. Er. P.L. Garg
  16. Er. Sikandar Singh
  17. Er. Manjit Singh
  18. Er. Bhupinder Singh
  19. Er. C.S. Brar
  20. Er. G.D. Sharma
  21. Er. S.K. Sood
  22. Er. Jaswant Singh Zafar
  23. Er. N.K. Arora
  24. Er. Rajiv Sumra
  25. Er. K.S. Gill
  26. Er. B.S. Sidhu
  27. Er. K.S. Mann
  28. Er. Baldev Singh
  29. Er. D.S. Bhullar
  30. Er. Rajinder Singh Sarao
  31. Er. Pawan Kumar Garg
  32. Er. Tarsem Jindal
  33. Er. Meharban Singh
  34. Er. B.B. Pandhi
  35. Er. Anil Vij

The house observed two minute silence in the memory of late Er. Sukwinder Singh SSE/132 KV Tarn Taran & Er. Iqbal Singh AEE/RTP.
A delegation of Civil Engineers brought the issue of stagnation in their cadre particularly at the level of AEE to the notice of the executive. It was requested that the case for up gradation of some short listed posts of AEE/Civil to Sr. Xen/Civil which is already under the consideration of the management, may be expedited.

  1. The status of implementation of the decisions taken in the meeting held with the management on 2.5.06 was reviewed. It was observed that following decisions have been implemented.
    1. State Government has given the approval to the Board to recruit 250 electrical & 13 Civil Engineers. Board is in the process of advertising these posts.
    2. D.O. letter has been written to concerned officers to ensure written explanation or statement before issue of charge sheet.
    3. The office order to mandatory review the sealed envelope cases after 6 months, has been issued.
    4. Instructions regarding investigation of anonymous/pseudonymous complaints have been issued but it was decided to hold meeting with Chief Engineer/TA & Chief Engineer/Enforcement to ensure proper implementation of these instructions.
    5. Decision to provide mobile phones to all officers of the rank of Sr. Xen has been taken & instructions are being issued.
    6. SEs & above rank officers are being allowed Internet connections.
    7. Car mileage has been enhanced to Rs. 6 per KM.
    8. G.I. @ 60% has been allowed to “construction staff” at GHTP.
    9. Hardship allowance in the shape of 6 increments at new rates for Shanan, Joginder Nagar & Brot has been allowed. The case for remaining hydel stations are under consideration of the Board.
    10. LTC block has been extended up to Dec. 2006.
    11. The leave encashment of RTP engineers withheld due to pending EPF enquiry has been released. The enquiry has also been withdrawn from the IAS Officer & is being entrusted to some Chief Engineer of the Board.
    12. The issue regarding deduction of TDS on interest paid on GPF amount kept with the Board by retirees has been settled with Income Tax Department.
    13. Necessary instructions regarding attending of district level grievances committee meeting by SE/OP optional has been issued.

    However, following issues are still pending

    1. Promotions in excess of the quota prescribed for promotee engineers in the cadre of AEs.
    2. Reduction in qualifying period from 8 to 7 years for promotion to SE.
    3. Up gradation of posts of AEE/Civil to Sr. Xen
    4. Mobile phones to all AE/AEEs.
    5. Restoring parity in generation incentive at GHTP.
    6. LODA to Sr. Xens provided with jeep in the field.
    7. Medical reimbursement on the pattern of NTPC.
    8. Hardship allowance to Hydro-Stations other than Shanan Joginder Nagar & Brot.
    9. Payment of arrears of anomaly cases w.e.f 1.1.96.
  2. It was decided to back refer the instructions issued regarding anonymous/pseudonymous complaints with the request to adopt 3rd May 1967 instructions in this regard where in it has been mentioned that such complaints should be rejected & destroyed.
  3. Regarding other pending issues, it was decided to write to the management for early implementation. In case of further delay, a review meeting should be sought from Chairman.
  4. Secretary/Benevolent fund presented the audited accounts for the year 2005-06, which were accepted by the executive. Regarding benevolent fund, following decisions were also taken
    1. The case of payment of death compensation to the family of late Er. Jasbir Singh was discussed & it was decided to release compensation cheque of Rs. 3.0 lacs jointly in the name of persons (Sons) against whom succession certificate has been issued by the court.
    2. Keeping in view the observation of CA, it was decided that in death cases, a copy of the death certificate & proof of the relationship of the beneficiary with the deceased officer must be obtained. The death certificate may be obtained preferably before release of compensation but in case of any procedural delay in procurement of certificate by the family, it shall be the responsibility of concerned Regional Secretary/Executive member to submit the same within one month to Secy. Benevolent. For identity proof, document such as passport, Ration card, driving licence, Income Tax, PAN card, Voter Identity card etc. may be accepted.
    3. On the issue of investment of funds in the shape of FDRs with ICICI Bank, it was decided that for the time being, the deposits may be continued with Nationalized banks viz OBC, SBOP, SBI etc.

    The audited accounts of PSEB Engineers’ Association were presented by Secy./Finance. The same were accepted by the executive. To raise funds, it was decided that advertisements for next issue of bulletin be collected by all regions for which following targets were fixed.

    1. Central Zone Rs. 3 Lac.
    2. West Zone Rs. 1 lac
    3. South Zone Rs. 1 lac
    4. North Zone Rs. 2 lac
    5. Border Zone Rs. 2 lac
    6. Patiala H.Q. Rs. 2 lac
    7. Each Thermal Plant Min. Rs. 50,000 each

    All Zonal Secretaries were requested to ensure the collections.

  5. The issue regarding poor quality of work being carried out by BHEL at GHTP Stage-II was discussed & it was decided to prepare a white paper. Similarly malfunctioning of GNDTP Unit-II be highlighted along with poor Mtc. carried out by BHEL at Hydro Stations. Engineers from the concerned regions were requested to submit these White papers to Er. Padamjit Singh within 10 days positively.
  6. The issue regarding amendments introduced in the dispute settlement procedure was discussed in detail. For in depth study of the issue Er. Bhupinder Singh was requested to interact with the dealing officers so that proper case be prepared for taking up the matter with concerned authorities.
    In the end, the executive expressed its appreciation of the hard work put in by the team of office bearers stationed at Patiala in pursuing & ensuring the implementation of the decisions & also the efforts of Secretary/Publication in ensuring regular good quality bulletin for the Association.


    (Er. R.S. Sarao)
    General Secretary