Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Oil PSU strike aftermath

(Long queues have been forming outside petrol stations across India as more than 50,000 state-oil workers strike for more pay.)

For the striking Oil Officers , a lakh was too small,
They struck work and managed everything to stall,
Petrol Diesel just dried up,
Empty CNG cylinders lined up,
But the Home Minister refused to listen at all.

He used Divide and Rule, the old British trick,
The striking officers got a deserving kick,
But I looked for transport in vain,
And Walked 6 miles to the train,

Now my feet are killing me and I'm sick.....


  1. I am also a govt-serving type
    But I refuse to go on any kind of strike
    And would rather take permission
    Of the Sixth Pay Commission
    For my salary to go on a hike.

  2. Main khoon ke aansoon rota hoon.
    Kisi se kuch na kahta hoon..

    media dekhe gar apne ko..
    apni lavish salariyon ko..

    badi gadiyon main chaltey hain..
    news apne hisab se likhte hain.

    Kitne officers se baat kari .. ???
    Sirf aadhi baat report kari. ???

    Employee ki kisko chinta hai..
    Apne saath to JANTA HAI..

    Maaro sare blak mailers ko..
    Inki saari digree le lo..

    15 saal ki service hai..
    Desh drohi ki arjish hai..

    TV ne hamko bataya hai…
    Ab meri salary lakh savaya hai..

    Ye sunkar main hairaan huwa..
    Barson ka phal ab paya hai..

    Na kisi ne koi thought diya..
    DIL do hisson main kaat diya..

    Kyo is halat ko majboor huye..
    Koi to hamari baat suney.

    Penned by a Deshdrohi colleague
    My years in oil sector : 12 years
    My take home pay Rs.35800/- p.m.

  3. My years in Gas sector : 3 years
    My take home pay Rs.18000/- p.m. + 5800 (adohc - sixth pay ).. and my gross is Rs 48000. i request Honorable minister to pay me back the rest of my salary, as said by him that our entery level salary is 1 lakh.... i this way we are cheated by ministery..

  4. Had you ever heard of such an Oil strike ever earlier? Could you feel the critical the role of Oil sector in running the nation? We, the Oil PSU Officers work day and night and are a part of nation building society; we have and shall always strive for it. Oil PSUs have always stood by the Government and are contributing the highest revenue (more than 60% of total revenue resources of Central & State Governments and local bodies put together).

    The Government of India on its part had also always given due recognition and rewards to the Oil PSU Executives in the past. This has helped the Oil PSUs to attract and retain the best talent in the country. Oil PSUs today are having the best qualified and trained human resources at all levels in the organization. Oil companies recruit Engineers, CAs, MBAs from India's best institutes like IITs, Pilanis, BHUs, ICAIs, IIMs. The present compensation package of Oil Sector PSU executives is much below the prevailing salaries in the market place as a result of which there is a large scale exodus of trained and skilled Oil PSU executives to MNCs and Private Sector. .

    The truth is that oil sector officers have not been given the deserving even after 12 yrs. Salary of an officer even for first four years does not cross 23000-25000( Basic- 13500 ). For a simple comparison, L&Ts market capitalisation is approx Rs 42K crore while ONGC's Rs 1.5Lac crore. But ONGCs Chairman's salary is Rs 1Lac/Month per month compared to L&T CEO Mr.AM Naik's Rs 70Lakh / month. This is the actual position, but it is projected that entry the level salary in Oil PSU is 1Lac .

    Yes, the Oil PSU strike affected day-to-day activity, which is unfortunate. But, trust me, the officers were left with no other option, since earlier also after several past assurances by the government the results of which were disappointing. Such a strike is unprecedented. Kudos to OSOA leaders, and their families, especially Sh. Amit Kumar and other ONGC and IOCL officers who showed courage and faced / suspensions/arrests for the general cause of all Oil PSU officers.

    The money required for our hike will be generated from our own revenues, not unlike Central Govt. employees recent hike wherein govt. bears the burden.

    Sadly for our Nation,some media is picturing things wrongly,aiming only to increase their TRPs. The strike effect was hyped by Media causing panic among the people. They did not project our demands and our viewpoint at all. They were bent to create ill hatred against oil PSU officers in the minds of general public. News channels like these were responsible to kill our brave soldiers in Mumbai 29/11 attacks by showing the LIVE telecast of the operation.

    I wish the suspended officers are taken back immediately and Govt. revises the pay as to what we really deserve. We work day and night for our companies and for the nation.

  5. Salary & Govt. Concessions for a Member of Parliament (MP)

    Monthly Salary : 12,000

    Expense for Constitution per month : 10,000

    Office expenditure per month : 14,000

    Traveling concession (Rs. 8 per km) : 48,000 ( eg.For a visit from kerala to Delhi & return: 6000 km)

    Daily DA TA during parliament meets : 500/day

    Charge for 1 class (A/C) in train: Free (For any number of times)
    (All over India )

    Charge for Business Class in flights : Free for 40 trips / year (With wife or P.A.)

    Rent for MP hostel at Delhi : Free

    Electricity costs at home : Free up to 50,000 units

    Local phone call charge : Free up to 1 ,70,000 calls.

    TOTAL expense for a MP [having no qualification] per year : 32,00,000 [i.e . 2.66 lakh/month]

    TOTAL INCOME TAX on this income is NIL

    TOTAL expense for 5 years

    : 1,60,00,000

    For 534 MPs, the expense for 5 years :
    8,54,40,00,000 (nearly 855 crores)


    This is how all our tax money is been swallowed and price hike on our regular commodities........
    And this is the present condition of our country:

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    855 crores could make their life livable !!
    Think of the great democracy we have.................
    STILL Proud to be INDIAN

  6. I went on a peaceful protest,
    Of course, it was a strike,
    A fight to get my rights,
    In this world’s largest democracy
    My voice was viciously suppressed,
    By our own autocratic bureaucracy
    Oilmen became bad men,
    Salary was unveiled in public domain
    Everyone thinks I am obsessed with greed
    For pay hike, there is no need
    I don’t have battery of lawyers
    To sternly deal with those liars,
    Who have ruined my peaceful life,
    In my family, I am facing strife
    What’s my salary is a big conundrum,
    In my hand I have a memorandum
    I accept it with grace,
    With a smiling face,
    Hoping I will win the race.

    --A peaceful striker

  7. Who says our salary is 1 lacs per month
    we are getting 1 lacs in four months

    so please read one month as four months in the statement of media

  8. Let there be more hike for everybody. It may cutdown the unemployed rates also. How?
    1.Increae of gunny bag production for keeping and carrying the money and hence more labours.
    2. More no of of Carts and hence more thelewallahas.
    3. Bank buliding size increae and hike in construction activity and need for more labours. More no of counters in banks and more openings inthe banks.
    4. More no. of Luterahas.
    5. More no of security man power. More guns and more ammunitions and gunmaking factories.
    There shall be many mores.


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