State broadcaster terminates over 700 contractual employees

ISLAMABAD: The state-owned Radio Pakistan has terminated the services of more than 700 employees working on a contractual basis.

Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation issued a memorandum stating that it has decided to terminate the sevices of contractural staff and those working on daily wages. This includes 531 employees of Programme Department, News 177 and 41 from webdesk.

According to a spokesperson, PBC is facing a budget deficit of Rs. 942.887 million during the current fiscal year 2020-21. The annual emoluments of the contractual staff to the tune of Rs.181.752 million are being paid from the Program, News and Current Affairs production expenses.

Keeping in view PBC’s financial constraints, the management reviewed the existing human resource and decided that under the current circumstances it is not possible for the organisation to continue to utilize the services of contractual staff under the present terms and conditions.

An exercise was conducted to review the existing manpower working in PBC which includes regular, contractual, daily wages and those working under fee structure to ascertain the needs in keeping with the financial position. After considerable deliberations, it was decided that the present practice of employing on contract basis be replaced by hiring their services on fee structure.

The PBS said the decision has been taken to streamline the workforce and ensure that non-regular persons working have a uniform pay structure. They will remain in PBC’s talent pool of Program, News and Current Affairs and their services may be utilised on as and when required basis and as per the approved fee structure.


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