No chance of PTCL Pay Scales Revision in near future – SEVP PTCL HR Mazhar Hussain
Islamabad (DailyTimes Lahore Published on 18th August, 2012) – PTCL’s HR SEVP Mazhar Hussain, when contacted by media persons in context of VSS Scheme 2012, remarked, “To stay afloat in the intensely competitive environment of telecom industry in Pakistan, we have to ensure that our employees’ skills set are in sync with the evolving business requirements and changing industry dynamics. With the changing scenario, the business processes are changing and many jobs have become outmoded because of technological obsolescence. After executing a highly successful VSS programme in 2007-2008 that got remarkable appreciation and overwhelming response from the employees, VSS 2012 has been launched with an aim to continue providing our employees with a mutually beneficial proposition, where the employees possessing outdated skill sets, or those with low levels of adaptability and compatibility with future business requirements, are offered a decent opportunity to part ways with the organisation on purely voluntary basis against attractive financial package.”
However, according to him, “Some outside elements, who are not even PTCL employees, are trying to hoodwink the unsuspecting employees by circulating false claims about this scheme. These elements have their own vested interests and nefarious designs to serve and welfare of the employees is not their concern. He emphasised that the offered scheme is beneficial for the employees and has been designed in a way so that employees get the maximum benefit. The primary objective of this scheme is to provide a unique opportunity to the employees to secure a better future for them and their families. This offer is truly voluntary in nature and nobody is being forced to opt for it.”
Clarifying some of the rumors in this regard, Hussain told that the VSS scheme is not being revised or reviewed, neither are there any chances of PTCL pay scales being revised in near future and employees can choose to opt for this scheme at their own will.”
Concluding his discussion, Hussain reiterated that PTCL has not been instructed by any court regarding the pay scales or the VSS and this scheme is progress. There is only a bunch of miscreants who are trying to mislead the employees on these issues for their personal gains and we are confident that no employee is paying any heed to the machinations of such anti-employee elements. We are confident that our employees will make the correct decision of opting for VSS for their own and their families’ better future and not pay heed to a few disgruntled elements.