PBC employees want new pay scales enforced -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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PBC employees want new pay scales enforced

MUZAFFARABAD- The employees of the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) have expressed dismay over the non-implementation of the new pay scales in the corporation and urged the federal government to do the needful at the earliest.

It is ironical that the new pay scales, affected more than two months ago in all government and semi-government organizations all over the country, have not been implemented in the PBC having over 5,000 employees, lamented the Muzaffarabad-based employees of the corporation.

They said the Pakistan Television Corporation had introduced its own pay scales much prior to the announcement of the current year’s federal budget by giving a substantial raise of more than 35 per cent in salaries of its employees.

But the case of the PBC employees was shuttling between their headquarters and the finance division for want of interest of the authorities responsible for framing the new pay scales for them, they said, alleging that the indifference and apathetic attitude of their high-ups was also a factor behind the delay.

“The members of the PBC’s board of directors are least worried in getting the new pay scales implemented in the corporation because they have got approved for themselves salaries according to new scales”, according to a PBC employee.

The employees said since they had no say in the government, their outcries were falling on deaf ears of the quarters concerned. “On the one hand, the government functionaries always beat the drum for media importance but on the other, their conduct aggravates the financial woes of the people affiliated with a strong medium like radio, which is causing unrest and disappointment among us”, another employee said, adding that “if you do not give good working conditions and package to the employees, you should not expect good work from them.”

The PBC employees called on the federal secretary for information and media development, Anwar Mehmood, to intervene in the matter.

Source: Dawn
Date:2/17/2002