Islamabad - The Board of Directors of Shalimar Recording and Broadcasting Company Limited (SRBC) has approved the SRBC Employees Service Rules-2015 which now shall replace SRBC Employees Service Rules-1983 revising in pay scales of employees from Group-1 to Group- 9 as suggested by the CBA, and endorsed by the management.

A statement issued by the SRBC here on Wednesday the SRBC Board of Directors in its 196th and 197th Meetings held on September 10, 2015 and September 17, 2015 has also approved the administrative and financial restructuring of the Company which operates in line with Companies Ordinance-1984 and its management reports to Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and National Heritage under Rules of Business-1973.

The statement said that the Board of Directors in its afore mentioned meetings has approved SRBC Employees Service Rules-2015 which now shall replace SRBC Employees Service Rules-1983. The Board of Directors has also approved revision in pay scales of employees from Group-1 to Group-9 suggested by the CBA, and endorsed by the management. The Board has also approved the non-salary demands of CBA Charter of Settlement dated February 17, 2015, stipulating that the salary demands pursuant to revised pay scales-2015 shall be adjusted within the existing budgetary resources in order to ensure that the fiscal gap in the income and expenditure of the company does not narrow down. The Board further approved payment of Eid Allowance to all categories of employees at a fixed rate on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitar and Eid-ul-Azha.

The Board also approved existing 12 contractual employees status to be converted into initial appointment, after passage of written test and interview, into permanent employment subject to security and medical clearance.

It may be recalled that on CBA’s special request to exempt educational certificates verification of old employees upto 8th class in schools for want of non-availability of paperwork has been acceded by the management during July, 2015.

It may further be recalled that SRBC management already has dished out to its employees an amount of Rs 2,33,16,276/- during the period of June, 2014 to October, 2015 as uniform allowance and scholarship,arears of house rent ceiling and promotion,provident fund arrears,bonus for year 2013-14 equal to one month basic salary,Eid-ul-Fitar, Eid-ul-Azha allowance and leave encashment.