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BIC officers? strike continues

ONCE AGAIN, the British India Corporation has fallen into rough weather. The officers, who have been protesting in support of their wage-hike demand, today gheraoed company secretary KC Bajpai, here at the BIC Complex here on Friday. The leaders of officers? association alleged that they were cheated bythe BIC management, which is delaying the wage?hike issue intentionally. National Confederation of officers Association president AN Bajpai said that the BIC board meeting, which was held on October 5, 2005, had approved the salary hike issue of officers along with workers.

india Updated: Feb 11, 2006 00:23 IST

ONCE AGAIN, the British India Corporation (BIC) has fallen into rough weather. The officers, who have been protesting in support of their wage-hike demand, today gheraoed company secretary KC Bajpai, here at the BIC Complex here on Friday.

The leaders of officers’ association alleged that they were cheated bythe BIC management, which is delaying the wage–hike issue intentionally.

National Confederation of officers Association (NCOA) president AN Bajpai said that the BIC board meeting, which was held on October 5, 2005, had approved the salary hike issue of officers along with workers. However, workers were provided benefit of increase whereas it had not been done anything in case of the officers.

Bajpai said several officers were getting less pay than the workers following increase in latter’s salary. He said the workers were being paid as per the Fifth Pay Commission while the officers were being paid as per the Third Pay Commission.

Bajpai said both the National Textile Corporation (NTC) and the BIC were under the same ministry. However, the NTC officers were getting good salary as per Industrial Deranees Allowence (IDA). He said the officers could not tolerate the discrimination meted to them.

He further said that on their petition ,the apex court had asked the secretary of the Union Ministry of Textile to explain the reason for not introducing new increase in their salary last month.

Bajpai said the court had been informed that case for salary increase would be decided at the Board of Industrial Financial and Reconstruction (BIFR).

herefore, court asked to fix next hearing date in the third week of April 2006.

However, when asked about the problem in the case from KC Bajpai, he said that Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the BIC had asked him to put the case of interim relief for officers in board meeting.

Whereas, officers of BIC are demanding to follow the IR proceeding through ‘circulation’ process.

Same time worker leaders alleged that officers were taking any interest in the working and mill’s production activities were badly affected for last six month.

They also alleged many irregularities in local purchase and said it was badly affecting on the quality of goods produced by mill.