PTCL’s Unions Writ Petition in Islamabad High Court Challenging VSS Scheme

PTCL Unions Writ Petition in Islamabad High Court Challenging VSS Scheme

BEFORE THE HONOURABLE ISLAMABAD HIGH COURT ISLAMABAD

Writ Petition No.2684/2012

1. Pak Telecom Labour Union through its General Secretary Ammad ul Hassan Qureshi, House No. F 9, PTCL Gp Rawalpindi Cantl.

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3.   PTCL Mazdoor Dost Union through its General Secretary Malik Habib Ur Rehmaa House No.437, Street No70, Sector G-6/4 Islamabad

4.   Pak Telecom Lines Unity, 1.1 Chandrigar road, Telephone House, room No. 54 Karachi through its Deputy Secretary General Khalil Ahmad Qureshi

.Petitioners

Versus

1. Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited, through its President, PTCL Headquarter, Sector G-8/4 Islamabad.

2.   Federation of Pakistan through Secretary Ministry of Information Technology, Evacuee Trust Building Fourth Floor, Sector F-5/1, Islamabad

3.  Privatization             Commission             of             Pakistan 5-A EAC Building Constitution Avenue, through Secretary  Privatization                                                           Commission

.Respondents

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 Form No: HCJD/C-121

ORDER SHEET

IN  THE ISLAMABAD HIGH  COURT ISLAMABAD

JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

W.P. No. 2684 of 2012

Pak Telecom Labour Union and 03-others

Vs

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd. and 02-others.

S. No. of

order/

proceedings

Date of

order/

proceedings

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

 Hafiz Arfat Ahmed Chaudhry Advocate , for the petitioners.

 Petitioners are Phone Business Labour Unions. They have challenged the Voluntary Separation Scheme “VSS” introduced by Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited, respondent No. 1. Their case is that prior to voluntary Separation Scheme, the respondents are bound to include adhoc relief @ 20% of basic pay, notified by the Federal Government in the salaries of the employees; in addition to that 12% share under Benazir Employees Stock Option Scheme are also to be included in the salaries of the employees It has also been alleged by the petitioners that through  Voluntary  Separation Scheme, the  employees are being forced to leave the service of the company.

2. In the circumstances, call for comments of the respondents, so as to reach this Court, within a fortnight.

 CM No. 02 of 2012.

At this stage, M/s Muhammad Munir Paracha and Muhammad Waqar Rana Advocates, for respondents, who are present in Court, accept notice and address the Court. Learned counsel for the respondents submit that about 5000 employees have submitted applications for Voluntary Separation Scheme and by suspending the process of ‘VSS’ those employees would be effected. It is further submitted that the petitioners are not CBA and therefore, do not fall within the definition of aggrieved party. Even otherwise, the required relief can not be sought in writ jurisdiction from the High Court. It is further submitted that the respondents can not retrench the employees through coercior and it is the  free will of the employees to accept VSS or refuse the same.

2. In the circumstances, the respondents shall file parawise comments in the main petition as well as reply of the CM for interim relief. After receiving the reply and hearing the parties, instant; CM for interim relief shall be decided.

 CM No. 01 of 2012.

Dispensation  sought  for  is  allowed, subject to all just and legal exceptions.

2. CM stands disposed of.

 (RIAZ AHMAD KHAN)

JUDGE

PTCL VSS Challenged in Islamabad High Court

One Comment

  1. Sameer Ahmed says:

    Well come True Workers Leaders Fighting for workers Rights , All Workers Rights Ignored pending from ptcl Management with PPP government between pocket leader , First of all Clear of the Workers True Rights 1) Pay revised 2011 2) Departmental promotion waiting from long time 24 years 3) twile percent 12 shares from Mahroma Benazir butto Programe to workers 4) Adhac pay convert into basic pay . Where the justice for workers no any Company pay facilities / no any government pay facilities workers between sky or earth ,

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