Chandigarh 28th February; The PGI Administration which has been engaging with Union since Friday, when Dr. Yogesh Chawla met the representatives of Union on the issue of re-employment of Sh. S. S. Saini-Ex-PPS, who has been interfering in the affairs of Union and Group B, C and D employees and was involved in illegal and corrupt activities with former Director, has finally agreed to appoint another PPS to handle the issues of Union and employees.
Though, the back channel negotiations were going on since morning but no final agreement was arrived at. The members of PGI Employees Union started gathering from 5 pm onwards for the Candle March / Protest Rally at Sector 14 (Opposite PGI). The PGI Administration made telephonic contact at 5.30 PM and again at 6.05 PM and finally conveyed that Sh. S. S. Saini, Ex-PPS will not be given Union and employees matters. It has also been agreed to place another PPS to deal with Union and employees matters. There are two sanctioned posts of PPS for DPGI office but both of them were kept / lying vacant and Sh. S. S. Saini, Ex-PPS has been firing shots according to his own whims and fancies. In view of the positive response of PGI Administration, the Union members dispersed and postponed the Candle March / Protest Rally.
The Union is very pleased that the PGI Administration has settled the demand in an amicable manner and hope that the Union will not be constrained to adopt the path of confrontation and agitation in future also.