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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

18 (1) Settlement copy


Memorandum of Settlement under Section 18(1) of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 reached between the  Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited  and its Workmen.

Parties to the settlement           : TANGEDCO & ITS WORKMEN




REPRESENTING EMPLOYER        :  1. Thiru. G. Rajagopal,
                                                           Director/Finance (TANGEDCO). 

       2. Thiru.  R. Murugan,
                                                            Managing Director (TANTRANSCO).
                                               
                                                      3. Thiru.  D. Jeyaseelan,
                                                           Director (Distribution)      .


                                                      4. Thiru. A. S. Pasupathi,
                                                          Secretary.     

                                                      5. Thiru.  S. Syed Liyakath,  
                                                          Chief Engineer/Personnel).         

                                                      6. Thiru. S. Arulsamy,
                                                          Chief Financial Controller/General/
                                                          TANGEDCO, 144, Anna Salai,
                                                          Chennai-600 002.

REPRESENTING WORKMEN :


I.  Tamil Nadu Electricity Worker’s Federation: (Regn. No.2970)

                               1.  Thiru. C.Veeraragavan, President.

2.     Thiru. V.Ramachandran, General Secretary.
3.     Thiru. M. Thangavelu, Treasurer.



II. Tamil Nadu Electricity Board Accounts and Executive Staff Union:   
                      (Regn. No.2472)


1.     Thiru, S.V.Angappan, General Secretary.
2.     Thiru. M. Shanmugasundaram, Vice President.
3.     Thiru. N. Ganesan, Circle Secretary, E.T.P.S.

III.  Tamil Nadu Electricity Board Workers Progressive Union:
           (Regn. No.38 C.P.T.)


                                 1. Thiru. K. Ganapathy, President.

                                 2. Thiru. S.Rathinsabapathy, General Secretary.
                                 3. Thiru. A.Maria John Francis, Regional Secy.,
                                                Thermal Stations.
                                     

IV.  Central Organisation of Tamil Nadu  Electricity Employees:   
                        (Regn. No.158/CPT)


                                 1. Thiru K.Vijayan, President.

                                2. Thiru. S.S. Subramanian, General Secretary.
                                3. Thiru. D. Govindaraju, Treasurer.
                                         
V.  Minsara Pirivu Anna Thozhir Sangam: (Regn. No.2997/CNI)


                                 1.    Thiru. B. Sampathkumar, State President

2.       Thiru. T.Vijayarangan, State Secretary.
3.       Thiru. P.L. Devarajan, Treasurer.



VI. Tamil Nadu Minvariya Janatha Thozhilalar  Sangam:    
                 (Regn. No.873/MDS)


1.      Thiru. K. Selvaraj, General Secretary.

2.     Thiru. K. Ravi, Treasurer.
3.     Thiru.  S. Pari,  Joint Secretary.

VII.  Tamil Nadu National Electricity Worker’s Federation (Xavier Group):                                    (Regn. No.1544/MDS)


                                    1. Thiru. T.V.Xavier, General Secretary.

                                    2. Thiru. S. Ambinathan, Treasurer.
                                    3. Thiru. S. Balasubramaniam, Dy. General Secy.,
                           
VIII.  Tamil Nadu National Electricity Worker’s Federation 
                 ( Swarnaraj Group) (Regn. No.1544/MDS)

1.      Thiru R.Swarnaraj, General Secretary.
2.      Thiru. A. Kalyanraman, Vice President.
3.      Thiru. C. Kaliya Perumal, State Secretary.

IX.  Tamil Nadu Electricity  Board Engineer’s  Sangam:
                       (Regn. No.124/MDS)


                                          1.   Thiru. A. Antonypadovaraj,  President.

2.        Thiru. V.Ashok Kumar, General Secretary.

                                                    3.   Thiru. R. Badrinarayanan, Genl. Treasurer.

                                         


X.  Tamil Nadu  Electricity Employees Congress (NLO):                                     (Regn. No.2416/MDS/95)


                                         1. Thiru. S. Solomon, General Secretary.

                                         2. Thiru. M. Hariram, Joint General Secretary.

                                         3. Thiru. A. Berchmans, State Vice President.

                                          

XI.  Tamil Nadu Electricity Board Thozhilalar  Aykkiya  Sangam:
          (Regn. No.1956/HMS)
                  
                                        1. Thiru. R.Manoharan, President.

                                        2. Thiru. M.Subramanian, General Secretary.

                                        3. Thiru. D. Jeyachandran, Dy. General Secy.

                                        

XII. Bharathiya Electricity Employees  Federation:    
           (Regn. No.990-SLM)

         1.  Thiru N. Elangovan, State President.

2.     Thiru N. Chandran, General Secretary.

                                                3.  Thiru. M. Krishnan, Secretary, T.T.P.S.,

                                               
XIII.  Tamil Nadu Electricity Board Card Billing  Staff  Union:
                 (Regn. No.1471/MDS)


                                      1. Thiru D.Rathinavel, General Secretary.

                                     2. Thiru M.S. Mohanraj, Treasurer.

                                     3. Thiru. T. Pandian, Vice President.



XIV.  Tamil Nadu Electricity Board Dr. Ambedkar  Employees Union:
                     (Regn. No.1937/MDS)
         

                                      1. Thiru. K.R.M. Adhi Dravidar, President.

                                      2. Thiru. K.G.Samy, General Secretary.
  
                                      3.  Thiru. G. Thaniga, Treasurer.

                                     

Number and broad description of the  ]
                                                      ] 
Workmen Covered by the Settlement  ]

Total number of Regular Work Establishment employees covered is  4620. [Employees working in four Thermal Power Stations (Mettur Thermal Power Station, Tuticorin Thermal Power Station, Ennore Thermal Power Station and North Chennai Thermal Power Station)].


SHORT RECITAL OF THE CASE


          As per the Tamil Nadu Electricity (Re-organisation & Reforms) Transfer Scheme 2010, in G.O. (Ms) No. 100, Energy (B2) Department,   dated 19-10-2010, a company namely Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) is constituted from the erstwhile Tamil Nadu Electricity Board.
        Whereas the employees of TANGEDCO have been demanding promotional avenues to the Regular Work Establishment employees in all the four Thermal Power Stations i.e., Mettur Thermal Power Station, Tuticorin Thermal Power Station, Ennore Thermal Power Station and North Chennai Thermal Power Station,.
          And whereas TANGEDCO constituted a Committee under the head of Chief Engineer / Mettur Thermal Power Station with the following Members namely, Chief Engineer / Mechanical / Thermal Stations / Chennai, Chief Engineer / North Chennai Thermal Power Station / Chennai and Chief Engineer / Mechanical / Coal / Chennai.  Subsequently, the following officers have been included in the Committee, i) Senior Personnel Officer / Recruitment, ii) Senior Administrative Officer / Mettur Thermal Power Station.  Union Representatives from the two Recognized Unions have also been included in the Committee to study in depth of the staff pattern, promotional avenues that may be adopted in the areas concerned and submit a comprehensive report.
          And whereas, the Committee conducted the meetings among the members taking into account the existing staff pattern Division-wise, category-wise and analyse the requirement of staff strength and pattern as assessed by the Executive Engineers of each Division of the Thermal Power Stations by detailed study.  After a detailed study, the Committee submitted its report.
          And whereas, the recommendations of the Thermal Committee was referred to the Wage Revision Committee headed by the Managing Director / TANTRANSCO (Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation).  The Wage Revision Committee has analysed the report submitted by the Thermal Committee headed by the Chief Engineer / Mettur Thermal Power Station in detail and also the financial commitment involved in the implementation of the recommendations of the Thermal Committee.
             And whereas the Wage Revision Committee has examined the Regular Work Establishment staff strength in all the four Thermal Power Stations and the Thermal Committee’s report in this regard and has made certain recommendations.  The recommendation of the Wage Revision Committee was given to the unions by issuing 9-A notice for inviting their views.   Most of the Unions have furnished their  replies. 
          And whereas a personal hearing was also had with the Unions by the Wage Revision Committee on the above issue on 29-8-2011 and 8-2-2012 and their views obtained.  The demand / suggestions made by the Unions during personal hearing have been duly considered. 

          The Management and the Trade Unions had direct negotiation regarding the above issues.  A Notice under 9-A Notice of the Industrial Dispute Act  was issued to the Unions and views were received from the Unions.    

          Whereas the parties with a view to continue the cordial relationship existing between them, want to have an amicable Settlement on revision of wages and work norms.
          And in pursuance of the above decision arrived at between the parties, a Settlement is reached on the following terms:-

TERMS OF SETTLEMENT

1)        The existing staff strength in all the Four Thermal Power Stations will be revised  as in Annexure –I of this Settlement, which includes the available strength of Technical Assistants/Tester Chemical under state seniority.  For the purpose of promotion of Regular Work Establishment employees other than Technical Assistants/Tester Chemical, the total strength in the respective Pay band category will exclude the existing strength of Technical Assistant/Tester Chemical.
2)        The present  Station-wise seniority will be maintained.   


3)        Due care will be taken in posting the women employees to the areas like Coal Handling Plant and Ash Handling etc.,  The present women employees will be allowed to take transfer to nearby EDCs in the same category, if they prefer to do so.
4)        The existing procedure for transfer to near by Electricity Distribution Circle’s will be continued to be followed in the case of transfer from Thermal Power Stations.
5)       The employees shall work in a post for atleast six months before getting a promotion to the higher post to avoid double promotion within a short period.   
6)        Relaxation of Educational qualification is permitted to the Regular Work Establishment employees covered in this Settlement in all the four Thermal Power Stations  as a special case.
7)        388 Lineman equivalent posts will be abolished and  388 Line Inspector equivalent posts will be created in Thermal Power Stations on par with Distribution Circles where the posts of Linemen have been abolished and upgraded as Line Inspector.

8)        Pay Band wise, sanction of posts will be made to each Thermal Power Station  and the respective Chief Engineers of the Thermal Power Stations have empowered to re-distribute the total strength based on the need in each Divisions.

9)        Consequent on the revised staff pattern, there will be no reversion or retrenchment.    The employees on promotion will be retained in the same Thermal Power Station in the new posts.  The surplus staff will be re-deployed in the nearby ongoing Thermal Projects on Commissioning.  If there is still surplus they will be transferred to nearby Distribution Circles.  Re-deployment of surplus staff will be discussed with Unions and decided separately for effective utilisation of the Surplus Man Power.
10)    1302 posts will be created and 1083 posts will be abolished in Regular Work Establishment cadre in all four Thermal Power Stations in available posts.   The details of creation and abolition of posts are in Annexure-II.
11)    The proposed staff strength for Mettur Thermal Power Station will be subsequently utilized for Mettur Thermal Power Station (4x210 MW) and on commissioning of Mettur Thermal Power Project 600 MW Unit.
12)    The proposed staff strength  for North Chennai Thermal Power Station and Ennore Thermal Power Station will be adjusted against the staff for North Chennai Thermal Power Station (3x210 MW)  and for North Chennai Thermal Power  project extension Project  (2x600 MW) duly considering the                    de-commissioning of Ennore Thermal Power Station.
13)    Upgradation of the Selection Grade  Helpers  as Supernumerary Fitter Gr.II will be considered.
14)    In view of the above settlement, the Unions agreed to withdraw the Industrial Disputes, cases, if any pending before any Conciliation Officer/Labour Court/ Industrial Tribunal and other Courts.
15)    The parties to the settlement  agreed to the above terms and signed the settlement on this 26th day of March, 2012.




      Signature of                                                       Signature of
TANGEDCO’s Representatives                             Workmen Representatives


1.



2.


3.


4.

5.

6.

 

1.

2.

3.

Tamil Nadu Electricity Workers Federation.

1.

2.

3.

T.N.E.B. Accts. and Exe. Staff Union.

1.

2.

3.

T.N.E.B. Workers Progressive Union.







1.

2.

3.

Central Organisation of Tamil Nadu Electricity Employees.



1.

2.

3.

Minsara Pirivu Anna Thozhir Sangam.



1.

2.

3.


Tamil Nadu Minvariya Janatha Thozhilalar Sangam.


1.

2.

3.


Tamil Nadu National Elecy. Workers Federation (Xavier Group)





1.

2.

3.

Tamil Nadu National Elecy. Workers Federation (Swarnaraj Group)


1.

2.

3.

T.N.E.B. Engineer’s Sangam


1.

2.

3.

Tamil Nadu Elecy. Employees Congress


1.

2.

3.

T.N.E.B. Thozhilalr Aykkiya Sangam


1.

2.

3.

Bharathiya Elecy. Employees Federation

1.

2.

3.

T.N.E.B. Card Billing Staff Union.


1.

2.

3.

T.N.E.B. Dr. Ambedkar Employees Union.






Witnesses:-

1.

2.




Copy to:
1. The Secretary to Government, Labour and Employment Department, Ch-9.
2. The Commissioner of Labour, Chennai-6.
3. The Assistant Commissioner of Labour (Conciliation)2, Chennai.
4. The Labour Officers, Thoothukudi and Salem.


ANNEXURE-I
REVISED RWE STAFF STRENGTH IN THE
THERMAL POWER STATIONS


Category of employees/
Pay and Grade Pay
M.T.P.S.
T.T.P.S.
E.T.P.S.
N.C.T.P.S.
Special Grade  Foreman and equivalent category
Rs.10100-34800+4600 G.P.
20
20
10
15
Foreman Grade –I and equivalent categories
Rs.9600-34800+ 4300 G.P.
60
60
45
50
Line Inspector and  equivalent categories
Rs.5400-20200 + 2700 G.P.
400
510
460
250
Wireman and equivalent categories
Rs.5400-20200 + 2200 G.P.
340
430
230
300
Field Assistant
Rs.5400-20200 + 1900 G.P.
420
450
150
400
TOTAL
1240
1470
 895
1015



ANNEXURE-II
CREATION OF POSTS

Category of employees/
Pay and Grade Pay

MTPS
TTPS
ETPS
NCTPS
TOTAL
Special Grade  Foreman and equivalent category
Rs.10100-34800+4600 G.P.
19
17
 4
14
54
Foreman Grade –I and equivalent categories
Rs.9600-34800+ 4300 G.P.
51
47
10
39
147
Line Inspector and  equivalent categories
Rs.5400-20200 + 2700 G.P.
 159
 30
   7
114
310
Wireman and equivalent categories
Rs.5400-20200 + 2200 G.P.
288
331
---
 61
680
Field Assistant
Rs.5400-20200 + 1900 G.P.
--
--
111
--
111
TOTAL
517
425
132
228
1302

ABOLITION OF POSTS

Category of employees/
Pay and Grade Pay
MTPS
TTPS
ETPS
NCTPS
TOTAL
Special Grade  Foreman and equivalent category
Rs.10100-34800+4600 G.P.
--
--
--
--
--
Foreman Grade –I and equivalent categories
Rs.9600-34800+ 4300 G.P.
--
--
--
--
--
Line Inspector and  equivalent categories
Rs.5400-20200 + 2700 G.P.
 --
 --
 --
--
--
Wireman and equivalent categories
Rs.5400-20200 + 2200 G.P.
--
--
16
 --
16
Field Assistant
Rs.5400-20200 + 1900 G.P.
522
303
--
242
1067
TOTAL
522
303
16
242
1083

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