National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology Orders of 50% increase in PTCL protected employees with immediate affect without any negotiations:
National Assembly Standing Committee of Information Technology meeting held on Thursday September 16, 2010. Chaudhry Muhammad Barjees Tahir PML(N) MNA chaired the meeting. Standing Committee was informed that the PTCL workers demanded 50% raise in their salaries as announced by the government for other government servants.
Moreover, the management of the PTCL wanted to extend 30% raise in protected employees and 20 percent on performance base. However, the employees seek 50 percent raise in their salaries across the board and that was why they went on strike. After privatisation of the PTCL, the board of directors has to decide about raise in their employees’ salaries. The BOD decided to extend 30% raise on basic pay and 20% on performance base.
Miss Marvi Memon said why the PTCL management did not provide 50% raises to the protected employees and said it was their right to demand increase in salaries announced by the government. The committee accepted her proposals of 50% increase in PTCL protected employees with immediate affect without any negotiations. ( Daily Times Dated 17 September, 2010)
Transcript of National Assembly Standing Committee on IT , Meeting on 16-09-2010
STANDING COMMITTEE ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Islamabad, the 16th September, 2010: A meeting of the Standing Committee on Information Technology & Telecommunication was held today at 2:00 P.M. in Committee Room No. 07, fourth floor, Parliament House, Islamabad under the Chairpersonship of Chaudhry Muhammad Barjees Tahir, MNA to discuss the following agenda:-
i) To further probe into the Privatization of PTCL; ii) Any other items with the permission of the chair.
2. The Chairman, in the start of the meeting addressed the members of the Committee, expressing the need of the listening to Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, the then Minister for Privatization, now Minister for Finance in connection to privatization of the PTCL. He said that the Minister had informed this morning that he could not attend the meeting because he would join the Prime Minister in official talks with the President of Afghanistan at Prime Minister House. At the end it was decided that the Committee shall brief the Prime Minister of the situation during next session and the Committee shall also see the Speaker in her chamber.
3. The Committee discussed the matter related to PTCL workers’ current rising. After discussions, the Committee resolved as proposed by Miss Marvi Memon that 50% rise should be given immediately to PTCL workers without any negotiations.
4. The Committee also discussed the loss of infrastructure due to the recent floods. The Ministry officials informed the Committee that a Fund has been created for rehabilitation of telecom infrastructure.
Special Thanks to:
Shahid Ch. and Saif