At the outset, I would like to thank everyone of our
membership for reposing faith in the present council and re-electing us with
absolute majority. It only shows that there is no substitute for performance and
I as chairperson of the existing council and as well as for the newly elected
council take this opportunity to assure our membership that we would continue to
strive whole heartedly for the betterment of ATCOs both professionally and as
well as in welfare matters. I welcome all the newly elected council members and
am eagerly looking forward to working with them.
In this crucial phase there are certain unfinished tasks
taken up by the earlier council like protection of allowances at field stations,
more radar stations and radar integration, modernization of ATC units at
Chennai, Kolkatta and other stations, implementation of medical insurance policy
to ATCOs which has already been approved, formation of ATC corporation which is
in the pipeline and creation of Member ANSP is the first step in that direction,
etc., are some of the salient ones and jobs to be taken up on priority are
creation of additional posts to take care of the career prospects of the entire
ATC community in general and the Junior entrants in particular, weekly-off which
has been a long pending demand, rationalization of pay anomaly, expediting the
training and rating procedure etc.
I also take this opportunity to specially thank
everyone who had attended the wedding of my elder daughter on the 30th of April,
2010 at Chennai and all those who had showered their best wishes and blessings
to the newly wedded couple through telephone, telegram and SMS from all over the
Finally, I as President, ATC Guild (I) assure our esteemed
members that our council would continue to strive with all sincerity and honesty
in all matters as was done in the previous term without any prejudice or favour.
THANKING YOU ALL ONCE AGAIN.
LONG LIVE ATC GUILD (I).
Date : 04-05-2010