PTI staffers union expels its leader for land grabbing. Files complaint with police for selling union’s land to son

More muck comes out from the PTI union as staffers expel its leader for land grab

More muck comes out from the PTI union as staffers expel its leader for land grab
More muck comes out from the PTI union as staffers expel its leader for land grab

India’s premier news agency Press Trust of India (PTI) has been mired in controversies for the past few years. This time the PTI staffers are up in arms against their own union leader M S Yadav. He was heading the PTI Federation for more than two decades as the General Secretary and now the union has expelled him for land grabbing. This was done at a Special Union meeting in August. According to staffers and many union leaders, Yadav sold the land in the name of the union to his son in a dubious way. In their complaint, the Union has detailed several instances of financial embezzlement by M S Yadav. Now Yadav is floating a new union in PTI, with the support of Chief Editor Vijay Joshi and Venky Venkatesh, accuse many union leaders of the PTI Federation.

How a plumber became a Senior Regional Engineer

M S Yadav entered PTI as a plumber and is now holding the post of a Senior Regional Engineer! Yadav was propped up by none other than PTI’s longest-serving former CEO cum Editor – in –Chief Maharaj Krishan Razdan. Now the PTI Federation has filed a complaint against Yadav with Delhi Police’s Economic Offence Wing for illegally selling union’s land to his son.

According to journalists of PTI, Yadav is a big power centre in PTI and even meddles in transfers and posting of journalists. Due to his proximity with M K Razdan (father of controversial news anchor Nidhi Razdan), Yadav was ruling the roost. Otherwise how come a person who joined as plumber became a Senior Regional Engineer in PTI, getting Rs.1.5 lakh per month, they ask.

Journalists say Yadav was powerful enough to transfer Delhi Bureau Chief Ajay Kaul to Mumbai over some tussle by pressurising the Editor in Chief Vijay Joshi. According to staffers, Vijay Joshi who was caught for perjury by making false experience claims to Lok Sabha[1]. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan showed mercy to Vijay Joshi and let him off after withholding the Permanent pass.  After this incident Vijay Joshi was seen as a weak and pliable person, accuse the staffers, citing that he can’t even control a person like Yadav.

They also cite that Vijay Joshi kept criminal silence when a noted lady anchor from business channel filed a complaint against PTI’s Business Bureau head  Amar Zaidi charging him of sexual abuse. Her complaint to Press Council of India was forwarded to PTI and Joshi took a protective stand, staffers say. They allege that it was Zaidi who helped Joshi from actions from Lok Sabha for perjury of false claims on experience.

Coming back to Yadav, many staffers say Yadav attained the age of 60 in 2014 and still continues to be in the organisation with a false date of birth and obtaining extensions from Vijay Joshi and CEO Venky Venkatesh. According to staffers, it was Razdan helped him to change his date of birth. Razdan has created many monsters in PTI and still continues to wield power through the Board of Directors in PTI.

References:

[1] PTI Editor Vijay Joshi caught for false claims by Lok Sabha. Permanent pass withheldNov 28, 2017, PGurus.com

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Has there been any honest trade/labour union leader in India? The inside story of the unions and their functioning and the true character of their leaders.management committee members is most filthy. Though attracted to the Leftist movement in the early youth, as usual for all Bengalis, the revealations started coming to me after I joined the IRS in 1969 and commenced on a 35-year journey into a failed battle against the menace of tax evasion, corruption, etc. Many politicians, including those who began their career in politics (and crime), were my assessees as a tax official in the early years of my career and were the subject of my vigilance investigation (in my senior levels)–when I reached the doorsteps of a legendary CPI-M CM in connection with inquiries against a thoroughly corrupt ITO who with his clout over the CM was instrumental for years in matters of transfer/posting.deputation of IAS.IPS officers of Bengal cadre. That is a different story.
    My direct brush with the invariably corrupt, greedy and criminal union leaders started when I joined as Director (Finance), Ministry of Steel (1987-1990) and as director on the boards of seven very huge PSUs. As a director on the board inter alia of MSTC, and ex-officio member of the Ferrous Scrap Committee, I had per force to deal with the income/source of income of the PSUs under the steel ministry–including the very murky area of income from sale of iron and steel scrap, controlled entirely by the underworld enjoying the protection and open support of the local/state union leaders!
    No researcher into to the history of trade union movement in India ENTERS INTO THIS ASPECT–NOR THEY HAVE THE COURAGE TO DO SO!
    Not a single trade union leader is honest–and, in fact, all are most corrupt and big tax evaders. After all, the income tax officers’ and staff federation is essentially Leftist only!

  2. NAHI JANTA KAUN LIKHA HAI. JISNE BHI LIKHA WO BUDHIHIN HAI PAGAL HAI. KYA WO PROOF DIKHAYEGA KI WO PLUMBER AAYA THA. PGURU KO AISE AADMIYON SE PROOF MAGNA CHAIHE. YE JO KUCH BHI LIKHA SAB GALAT LIKHA HAI. AAJ BHI YADAV PTI ME AIK HASTI HAI. IS KIKHNE WALE KE JASE JHOOTA AUR BAIMAAN NAHI.

  3. Tum logo ne hi toh likh likh kar pti aur pti ke logo ka bhavishya hi kharab kar diya. Tum log itne gir chuke ho apne lalach me ki pti ke 300 logo ko pti se bahar karwa diya. Kamat hai tum logo par aur tumhari rajniti par.

  4. The Congress and Sucks have created such Dirt in all the Organisations over the years it may require 2/3 Modi’s to clear this Dirt.Gandhis are the Biggest Curse on India.

  5. This is the case with most of the Unions. Once a person establishes, he will indulge in all malpractices and vested interests. Leadership of any organisation should be on rotation basis with second line development and this is lacking in all so called democratic organisations.

  6. Union leader who is a Plumber is now Senior Regional Engineer in PTI. This shows the pile of dirt in PTI generated by MK Razdan. Vijay Joshi is just a stop gap arrangement created by Razdan for the elevation of his disciple Priyanka Tikkoo as Editor in Chief.

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