Lahore High Court Ordered to Extend PTCL VSS Last Date till September 27, 2012

Lahore High Court (LHC) Ordered to Extend PTCL VSS Scheme Last Date till September 27, 2012, Issue notices to the Respondents for 14.09.2012 for next hearing of the case

IN THE HIGH COURT OF LAHORE, AT LAHORE

(Constitutional Jurisdiction)

W.P.No.                     of 2012

1.       Pakistan Telecom Employees Union

(Collective Bargaining Agent)

Through its Secretary General namely

Mr. Hassan Muhammad Rana son of Muhammad Islam, Muslim, adult, having its office at E-13, P&T Colony, Multan Road, Lahore.

…….. Petitioner

Versus

1.        Federation of Pakistan, through Secretary, Ministry of IT, Central Secretariat, Constitution Avenue, Islamabad.

2.        Ministry of Labor and Man-power through Federal Secretary, Central Secretariat, Evacuee Trust Building, Constitution Avenue, Islamabad.

3.       Government of Punjab, through Secretary, Directorate of Labour, Civil Secretariat Lower Mall, Lahore.

4.        Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd, through its President/CEO, PTCL Headquarters, G-8/4, Islamabad,

……..     Respondents

CONSTITUTION PETITION UNDER ARTICLE 199 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN, 1973.

i ) This Writ Petition challenges discriminatory, unconstitutional and compulsory voluntary separation scheme (VSS) launched on 26/07/2012 by Respondent No. 4 (PTCL).

 ORDER SHEET

IN THE LAHORE HIGH COURT, LAHORE

JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

 W.PNo.20787of 2012

 Pakistan Telecom Employees Union

Versus

Federation of Pakistan, etc

 Order with signature of Judge, and that of parties or counsel, where necessary

 29.08.2012

 Ch.   M.   Awais   Zafar   and   Mr.   Azeem   Naqvi,

Advocates, for the Petitioner.

Mr. Muzaffar Iqbal, Manager Legal, PTCL.

Contends that voluntary separation scheme (VSS) introduced by the Respondent No.l is contrary to law inter alia on the following grounds:-

i)             It is discriminatory because it is only targeting the employees of T&T department.

ii)            It is coercive in nature for those employees, who are not accepting the same being employees of surplus pool.

iii)           The reasons for introducing the scheme have not been explained. However, the Respondents are stated that some efforts arc being made as such it is not visible for the company itself.

 2. Issue notice to the Respondents for 14.09.2012 with a direction to file reply to this petition before the next date of hearing. Mr. Muzaffar Iqbal, Manager Legal, PTCL present in Court accepts notice on behalf of Respondent No.4, therefore, there is no need to issue notice to Respondent No.4.

 C.M.No.1 of 2012.

According to learned counsel, last date for accepting voluntary separation scheme (VSS) is 30th August, 2012. In order to safeguard the rights of the Petitioner, the Respondents especially Respondent No.4 is directed to extent the last date for accepting the scheme to 27.09.2012 with immediate effect. In the meanwhile, the Respondents are directed not to take any adverse action against the Petitioner.

 (AYESHA A. MALIK) JUDGE

Lahore High Court Stay Order against PTCL VSS till 27th September 2012

One Comment

  1. SARWAR PECHS says:

    Salam to all Ptcl employees.PPP ki Govt sae hum tatam PTCL mulazmeen ki appeal hae kae aap Ptcl mulazmeen ko bhi jaisa kae dosrae idaroon kae tamam BPS mulazmeen ko alreday 2011 kae scale diyae ja chukae hien dilwanae ki bhi manzoori kerwa dien.Kiuon kae PTCl ki current managment tou na he is mulk kae qawaneen ko manti hai na he adaltoon kae ehkamat ko jab kae yehi Eitesalat apnae mulk UAE mien apni Govt kae her qanoon per poori terha amaldaraad kerti hai.Meri apnae mulk kae hukmaranon sae darkhawast hae kae agar unn mien zara bhi apnae mulk ki izzat qayam rakhnae ka ehsas hai tou woh Eitesalat ko paband karien kae woh issae is mulk kae qawanien aur hakoomat ki taraf sae elan karda 2011 kae nae BPS scales aur deegar tamam increments jo kae PPP Govt nae BPS mulazeen ko diyae hien woh tamam PTCL kae BPS mulazmeen ko bhi dlwanae ka PTCL ki is managment ko paband karien.kiuon kae PPP Govt humesha mazdoor dost elanat kerti rahi hai laikin in elanat aur ehkamat sae TCL kae mulazmeen humesha mehroom reh jatae hien.Eitesalat nae Ptcl kae profit ko jo kae privatisation sae qabl 60000 mulazmeen kae hotae huae bhi kaii arab tha ab jab kae PTCL mien sirf 25000 mulazmeen reh gae hien PTCl ka profit sirf chand arab he reh gaya hai.aur apni is na ehli per parda dalnae kae liyae woh operational ikhrajat mien kami kae naam per mazeed mulazmeen ko nikal ker is nuqsan ko kam ker kae dekhana chah rahi hai.May Allah Help Us.

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