Monday, March 5, 2018
CHQ News: Reminder to Secretary Posts on Non implementation of Directorate Orders of dated 24.10.2017.
No. CHQ/AIAPASP/Upgradation/GP/2017 Dated 19.02.2018.
The Secretary (Posts)
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110001.
Sub:- Non implementation of Directorate Orders of dated 24.10.2017 vide which the Grade pay of Inspector of Posts has been upgraded to Rs. 4600/- (PB-2) w.e.f. 01.01.2006 in the 6th CPC structure in pursuance of Para 7.6.14 of its report.
Your kind attention is invited towaeds the meeting held in your chamber on 27.12.2017 with members of this association regarding issuance of clear cut directions to field units to refix the pay of IP/ASP in compliance to orders issued by Pay Commission Cell of Directorate vide letter No. 2-12/2013-PCC dated 24.10.2017. A memorandum was also submitted to your kind honour by the then General Secretary vide letter of even no. dated 27.12.2017 for issuance of clarification in this regard.
The 40th all India Biennial conference of this association was recently held in Rajgir (Bihar) in which all members have shown great disappointment on the issue that after a lapse of almost two months no fruitful order regarding clarification on refixation of pay of IP/ASP have since been issued by directorate in this regard.
The matter is therefore, once again briefed to your kind honour with submission that after a long battle in hon’ble CAT Ernakulam Bench, this cadre has succeeded in getting upgraded pay scale at par with their counter parts working in CBDT/CBEC and assistants in CSS. The orders issued vide Directorate No. 2-12/2013-PCC dated 24.10.2017 in compliance to orders of Hon’ble CAT Ernakulam Bench is still not implemented in circles for want of clear cut directions regarding the manner in which the pay of IP/ASPs are to be fixed w.e.f 01.01.2006. Only a few directly recruited IPs have been given the benefit in some of the Circles so far.
It is pertinent to mention here that various Tribunals, High Courts and even Apex Court has already given judgments with directions to fix minimum pay of the promottee candidates as per criteria fixed for direct recruits also in revised pay structure. The nodal department DoE has also issued certain circulars in this regard to fix pay in respect of promottee officials w.e.f 01.01.2006 in 6th CPC pay structure. But, it’s a matter of great concern for this cadre that despite issuance of order by the Directorate on 24.10.2017 the same has not been implemented in its true spirit because of want of clarification from higher ups about the manner in which the pay is to be refixed in case of promottee officials. In this regard, submission of Association was made as under:-
1) The pay of IPs promoted through LDCE AND Direct recruited IPs through SSC, who joined as IP prior to 01.01.2006, has to be re-fixed @ 4600 Grade pay in revised 6th CPC pay structure w.r.t fitment table S-13 corresponding GP of Rs. 4600.
2) The pay of IPs, who were promoted through LDCE and joined between 01.01.2006 to 30.08.2008 and opted to fix their pay from the date of promotion, shall be re-fixed @ 4600/- Grade pay under Rule 11 of 6th CPC gazette. (Annex-03) equal to pre revised upgraded pay scale of Rs. 7450.
3) The manner of fixation of pay of officials promoted as Inspector Posts between on or after 01-09-2018. It is to mention that various Tribunals, High Courts and even Apex Court has already pronounced judgments with direction that initial Pay of the officials promoted on or after 01-01-2006 may not be fixed lower than the entry level pay which could be drawn by a direct recruit appointee on or after 01-01-2006”.
Therefore association once again urges to Secretary Posts to take necessary action for issuing early clarification regarding the manner in which the pay of IPs/ASPs is to be refixed in revised pay structure of 6th CPC in pursuance of para 7.6.14.
For the sake of uniformity it is once again requested to your kind honour to kindly issue common order regarding upgradation of pay of Inspector Posts w.e.f 01.01.2006 in pursuance of para 7.6.14 in 6th CPC w.r.t fitment table S-13 corresponding GP of Rs. 4600.
This association hopes an early and favorable order for strengthening the backbone of the department by granting the benefit in its true spirit to all IP/ASP w.e.f 01.01.2006.