Wednesday, April 30, 2014
DRAFT REPLY TO 7TH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION QUESTIONNAIRE - SUGGESTION, ADDITION AND ALTERATION, IF ANY, CALLED FOR.
We place hereunder the draft reply to the questionnaire issued by the 7th CPC. We want you to go through the same and make suggestions to enrich it further. We propose to place the same at the staff side meeting of the National Council on 6th May, 2014. The final version as formulated by the Staff Side will also be published on7th May. 2014. We have to arrive at a consensus taking into account all shades of opinions.
The replies are drafted to make it as brief as possible. It covers only common issues. The staff side National Council will be submitting a detailed memorandum later as and when it is called for by the 7th CPC. The said memorandum will be drafted taking into account the views of all organizations including pensioners organisations. Department specific issues are to be covered by the memorandum submitted by the respective departmental organizations. Since there will be very short time available for submission of memorandum, in view of the overall time frame of 18 months all affiliates are requested to finalize their approach and prepare the memorandum and keep it ready for submission without loss of time.
It will be our endeavor that on common issues, complete unanimity of opinion emerges amongst all Federations of Central Govt. employees.
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S. K. Vyas K. K. N. Kutty M. Krishnan
Advisor President Secretary General
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
There is a clause in the Cadre Restructuring agreement that – “in respect of Postmaster Grade I, Grade II and Grade III posts, once the recommendations of this committee are implemented, the matter will be examined in the light of the same”. Many officials have sought clarification on this clause. Hence the following clarification is given.
As already mentioned by us in our letter given to the Chairman of the Cadre Restructuring committee after the last meeting (published in Website) and also in the circular dated 28.04.2014, the staff side has tried its best to get higher pay scale to Post Master cadre official. Official side took a firm stand that first promotion from PA cadre in General line and Post Master cadre should be to the G.P. 2800/- and rejected our plea for 4200 G. P.
Second argument placed by us is that as all the LSG Post offices/posts are agreed to be upgraded to HSG II, the grade pay of the officials working in those General line posts will be 4200 (eventhough official working in that post is promoted from LSG with G. P. 2800)
Postmaster Grade I officials are working in LSG offices (converted as Grade I). When LSG Post offices are upgraded to HSG II status, Post Master Grade I post offices are also to be upgraded to HSG II status with grade pay of 4200. Inspite of our repeated argument and submission the administration side did not agree to grant G.P. 4200 to PM Grade I. Finally it is agreed to examine the case again once the present proposal is approved by the Government.
If the proposal is approved by the Government, there is every possibility of getting higher pay scale for Post Master grade officials, on the principle of “equal pay for equal work”, as their counter parts working in LSG post offices upgraded to HSG II will be in 4200 G.P. By signing the cadre restructuring agreement, we have already created a strong ground for getting higher pay scale to Postmaster Grade officials. If the proposal signed is rejected by DOP&T and Finance, we have to present our case before 7th CPC. Hence in the interest of both General line and Postmaster Cadre officials, implementation of the present proposal is most important.
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