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As per the lawyer, upgradation of Grade Pay of LDC pending in CAT Jabalpur will be decided by a regular bench. To constitute a regular double bench sufficient judges are not available in CAT Jabalpur. The date of next hearing on the SLP filed against MACP on promotional hierarchy in Supreme Court is

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Monday, August 31, 2015

4 Months Extension to 7th Pay Commission – Employees Disappointed

With the 18 months time given to the 7th Pay Commission to submit its report coming to an end in August, the Government has given an extension of another four months. The government says that the extension was given because the commission had asked for it. Many are not ready to believe that the 7th Pay Commission, which was almost ready to submit its report, had suddenly requested for an extension. They wonder what the necessity was for this extra time.
Two months ago, on July 24, 2015, the 7th Pay Commission had, on its official website, voluntarily said that work is on and it will be completed well within schedule. Even until the second week of August, there were no indications from the members of the 7th Pay Commission that they would require an extension. In these circumstances, the fact that the 7th Pay Commission has suddenly requested for additional time has caught many by surprise.
Even on 7.8.2015, NC Staff Side Secretary Shri. Shiva Gopal Mishra informed after meeting with 7th Pay Commission that one month may be delayed to submit the report to Govt. And consecutive news from various media, including PTI had published that the chariman of 7th CPC Justice Ashok Mathur assured to submit the report by the end of September.
After the commission submits its reports and recommendations, the higher official side will require time to debate over the issues. Keeping these in mind, it was felt that submitting the report by the end of August will ensure that the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission will be implemented without any delay, from January 1, 2016 onwards. The employees were hoping that this time around, there wouldn’t be any arrears payments. The extension has put an end to all these expectations.
 A number of speculations are on about the real reason why the commission has delayed its report. Some claim that the extension has been given to the 7th Pay Commission in order for them to prepare a report on the impact of One Rank One Pension for the Defence personnel.
 Now that the report has been postponed, one can be very sure that expectations will rise in the month of December.
 Source: http://www.90paisa.blogspot.in/


CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS

MAKE THE 2ND SEPTEMBER 2015 ALL INDIA STRIKE

A HISTORIC SUCCESS.

Dear Comrades,

                We have placed on our website the synopsis of the discussion the leaders of the Central Trade Unions had with the Group of Ministers on the 12 point charter of demands. The Central Trade Unions evaluated the Government’s response to the strike call and have come to the conclusion that in the absence of any tangible result, the strike action must take place.  The only issue on which there had been a concrete proposal from the Government was on the question of raising the bonus ceiling.  In fact such an assurance has been given by the earlier Government also.  Due to the pressure exerted by the employing class, the said assurance could not be translated into reality.  To have the assurance to be put into practice, the Bonus Act has to be amended and that is possible only in the next session of the parliament.  In other words, if one is to believe the assurance held out by the Government on the question of raising the ceiling for bonus computation, it can only have prospective effect i.e. for the next year 2016.  We firmly believe that the corporate would not allow the present government to give effect to this assurance.  The acrimonious ceiling on bonus while allowing unlimited extraction of profit for the companies is to be fought out through bitter struggles.

                There had been no word from the Government on the question of rolling back its proposals on the labour reforms. The proposed labour reforms will hurt the working class most.  The regularization of contract workers, payment of minimum wage, ensuring statutory Pension benefit, the registration or recognition of trade unions within a stipulated time limit to enable the workers to have the right to collective bargaining, the non implementation of the agreements reached at the various tripartite Labour conferences were some of the significant issues on which the working class sought settlement. Introduction of 100% FDI in Railways, 49% in Defencecorporatisation & privatisation of government entities, end for contract/casual temporary employment also met with stoic silence or rejection.  The Group of Ministers has successfully eluded the issues. The BMS unions have declared that they would withdraw from the strike action.  Their decision being political based is understandable, but is difficult to appreciate. We can only hope against hope that they would realize the reality of the situation in the days to come and become part of the joint struggles very soon.
                The 7th CPC has sought further time to submit its report.  They are now likely to submit their report by 31st December, 2015.  Given the way the commission had acted on this vital issue, we are not certain of it.  It is on the specious plea that they would be submitting their report within the stipulated time, they had rejected our demand for interim relief.  They ought to have submitted an interim report to the Government before seeking further time on the memorandum submitted by the Staff Side on merger of DA and Interim relief.  Even if the report is submitted say by 31st December, 2015,  which we feel is unlikely, the Government is bound to take another six months to take a view on the Commission’s recommendations.   It is incumbent upon the National JCA to meet immediately and take appropriate decision in the light of the unexpected step taken by the Commission in seeking further time to submit its report.  They must go ahead with the decision to go on strike from 23rd November, 2015 demanding the Commission to submit urgently an interim report on merger of DA and Interim relief.
                There had been no positive steps taken by the government to revive the functioning of the JCM at National or Departmental levels.  There appears to be no intention on their part to cause discussion on our charter of demands.   In this background we must revitalize and rejuvenate the functioning of our   Organizations at all levels.  We have received excellent reports of the strike preparation from all over the country.

DO EVERYTHING NEEDED TO MAKE THE 2ND SEPTEMBER, STRIKE A STUPENDOUS SUCCESS.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally,

M.Krishnan
Secretary General

Saturday, August 29, 2015

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28t h August 2015
COUNTRYWIDE GENERAL STRIKE ON 2ND SEPTEMBER STANDS
CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS REASSERT THE CALL FOR UNITED ACTION
MARCH AHEAD UNITEDLY, MAKE THE COUNTRYWIDE GENERAL STRIKE ON 2ND SEPTEMBER A MASSIVE SUCCESS

After two rounds of discussion between the Group of Ministers and the central trade unions on the 12-point charter of demands of the trade unions held on 26th and 27th August 2015, the GoM headed by Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley sent an appeal through the press release dated 27-08-2015 (Press Information Bureau) after 10 pm urging upon the trade unions to reconsider the call for countrywide general strike on 2ndSeptember 2015 claiming that the Govt has given concrete assurance to consider most of the demands  of the trade unions and that the trade unions agreed to consider the Govt’s proposals. Similar appeal was also made in the meeting of 27th August.  Both the claims of the Govt are totally incorrect.   
To put the facts straight, the joint platform of central trade unions have been pursuing with successive governments at the centre with their basic demands since 2009 and observed three rounds of countrywide general strike since 2010, the last being for two days in February 2013. In the two rounds of meeting between the CTUOs and the Group of Minister, nothing transpired in concrete terms except vague statements by the ministers on steps to be taken or being taken on some of the issues, that too not in the right direction.
The Govt’s press release mentioned, inter alia, certain issues in support of their unfounded claim.
1.    The Govt stated about “appropriate legislation for making formula based minimum wages mandatory and applicable” for all. But despite concrete pointers made by the trade unions that such formula should be what has already been unanimously  recommended by the 44th Indian Labour Conference in 2012 and again reiterated by 46th Indian Labour Conference in July 2015 in which the Govt of India is also a party,  the Ministers did not give any concrete commitment on the same. In fact said formulae recommended by 44thILC in 2012 and reiterated by 46th ILC in July 2015, makes minimum wage around Rs 20000/- at 2014 price level and the Trade Unions demanded only Rs 15,000/. The Ministers’ vague formulation does not ensure even half of that. Is such a position worth consideration?    
2.    On contract workers, the Govt assured that they will be guaranteed minimum wages. What is there to assure except spreading deliberate confusion?  Existing laws of the land lawfully ensures payment of minimum wages to contract workers. The Govt’s statement regarding “sector specific minimum wages for the contract workers” also does not make any sense. The trade unions demanded “same wages and other benefits as regular workers in the concerned industry/establishment to be paid to contract workers.” The 43rd Indian Labour Conference held in 2011 recommended the same and 46th ILC unanimously reiterated the same in 2015, in which, again, the present Govt is a party. How could they deny the unanimous recommendation of the highest tripartite forum in the country like Indian Labour Conference?
3.    The steps taken by the Govt on Labour Law amendments, are meticulously designed to throw out more than 70% of the workers on industries and other establishments from the purview and coverage of almost all basic labour laws and also to eliminate almost all components/provisions of rights and protections of the workers. This was supplemented by more aggressive steps already taken by a good number of state governments to already amend the labour laws in the similar lines. On this issue, the Govt stated only that they will hold tripartite consultation before taking such steps.  The trade unions demanded scrapping of such proposals by the central govt and also not to give assents (through President) to the unilateral amendments made by the state governments. Even in all the tripartite consultations held on some of the proposals of the Govt, the trade unions’ unanimous suggestions has been ignored by the Govt in favour of loud supportive applauds of the employers. Once these retrograde changes in labour laws totally dismantling the rights and protection measures for the workers and also throwing more that 70% of the workers out of the purview of labour laws are enacted, thereby rendering the almost entire working people a right-less entity in their workplace, what would ensure even payment of minimum wage and other social security benefits for them, even if those provisions are improved ?  Can any trade union, worth its name accept such a machination designed to impose conditions of virtual slavery on the working people ?
4.    Despite repeated insistence by all the trade unions, the Govt refused to concede to the demand for recognizing  the Scheme workers, viz., Anganwadi, Mid-day meal, ASHA, Para-teachers and others as “worker” with attendant rights of statutory minimum wages and other benefits in gross violation of the unanimous recommendation of the 45th Indian Labour Conference in 2013, reiterated again by the 46th ILC  in 2015. These workers and all the schemes have been put to further crisis threatening their existance owing to drastic cut in budgetary allocations for those schemes. In such a situation, does the assurance of the Govt to “extend social security measures” and “working out ways” for the same carry any meaning?
5.    On bonus issue, the Govt has assured to revise the eligibility and calculation ceiling to Rs 21000/- and Rs 7000/- respectively from existing Rs 10000/- and Rs 3500/-. Trade Unions’ demand has been that since there is no ceiling on profit, all ceilings in the Payment of Bonus Act should be removed altogether. Trade unions also demanded substantial upward revision of the formula for gratuity calculation and remove the ceiling on gratuity payment. The Govt has negated the demands.
6.    On price rise situation, claim of the Govt that it has gone down does not match with ground reality in respect of commodities for daily necessities of the common people. The demands of the trade unions for putting a ban on speculation/forward trading in essential commodities and services along with universalisation of public distribution system throughout the country have been totally ignored.
7.    Trade Unions demanded stoppage of disinvestment in public sector undertakings playing crucial and supportive role in advancement of the national economy. Govt totally ignored the same, rather has been going on aggressively in disinvestment route  in all the major PSUs much to the detriment of the interest of the country’s economy.  On the demands for stoppage of further FDI in defence, railways and financial sector, the stance of the Govt is continuing to be a total denial. Rather, the Govt has been aggressively pursuing deregulation and privatization in strategic sectors like electricity, Port & Docks, Airports etc in a big way.
There are other issues as well, statement of Govt continued to be totally vague and their claim is unfounded. How can anybody, rather any trade union worth its name can consider above stands taken by the Govt on vital demands of the workers as a positive development and move out from the programme of united strike action ?
Therefore, there is absolutely no reason for reconsidering the decisions of the Central Trade Unions for countrywide general strike on 2nd September 2015. Rather, the situation demands that there should be no vascillation in carrying forward the call for general strike on 2nd September 2015 throughout the country in all sectors of the economy with firm determination.
The Central Trade Unions appeal to all working people irrespective of affiliations to make the call for countrywide general strike against the anti-worker, anti-people policies of Govt a massive success.
                                                                                                                              Tapan Sen
                                                                                                                                                      General Secretary CITU


Friday, August 28, 2015

Happy  Raksha Bandhan

STRIKE ON 2ND SEP, 2015: GOVT ASSURED ON BONUS ENHANCEMENTAND WAGES FORMULA.

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment

27-August-2015 21:05 IST

Inter Ministerial Committee Holds Wider Consultations with Trade Unions on Charter of Demands Appeals to Reconsider Proposed Call for Strike in View of Discussions

            The Second meeting of Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) continued discussion on 12 Demands Charter of Trade Unions for the second day here today in continuation of discussions held yesterday. The Committee comprises Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, MoS(IC) Labour and Employment, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, MOS(IC) Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Jitendra Singh, MoS DOPT, and Shri Piyush Goel, MoS (IC), Power. During the discussions Trade Unions expressed concern and asked for clarifications on their demands. Addressing their concerns and expectations, the Finance Minister explained policies on which the Government is working and assured that the Government is committed to welfare of labour. Underlining the importance of role of Trade Unions, Shri Jaitely assured the Central Trade Unions that all labour laws reforms will be done with due discussions and tripartite consultations.

            In view of the discussions held in conducive and cordial atmosphere, the IMC appealed to Trade Unions to reconsider the proposed call for strike on 2nd September, 2015.The Trade Unions have agreed to consider the appeal.

            In view of the suggestions given by Central Trade Unions in the meetings held on 19th July, 26th August and 27th August, 2015, the Government assured the following:

1.         Appropriate legislation for making formula based minimum wages mandatory and applicable to all employees across the country.

2.         For the purposes of bonus the wage eligibility limit and calculation ceiling would be appropriately revised. Earlier in 2006-07 the calculation ceiling was decided at Rs.3500/- and eligibility limit was wage of Rs.10,000/- per month which is proposed to be revised to Rs.7,000 and Rs.21,000 respectively.

3.         The Government is expanding the coverage of social security and working out ways to include construction workers, Aanganwari workers, ASHA workers and Mid Day Meal workers.

4.         Regarding contract workers the Government assured that they will be guaranteed minimum wages. Moreover, the Government is working out ways so that workers of industries will get sector specific minimum wages.

5.         Government has already enhanced minimum pension for EPFO members and every pensioner gets minimum pension of Rs.1000/- per month perpetually.

6.         Labour laws reforms will be based on tripartite consultations as already stated by the Prime Minister. The States are also being advised to follow the tripartite process.

7.         For strict adherence to labour law enforcement, advisory has been issued to the State/UT Governments and strict monitoring has been initiated by Central Government.

8.         For employment generation Mudra Yojana, Make in India, Skill India and National Career Service Portal initiatives have been taken.

9.         Abolition of interviews for all primary jobs which do not require any special knowledge/expertise, is being done for transparency and expediting the process of recruitment.

10.       Inflation is lowest in the last many years excepting two items onion and pulses. Government is taking necessary steps to contain the higher prices of these two commodities also.

            It was further clarified that there is no ban on filling up of vacancies in Government jobs and all concerned Departments are taking necessary action to fill-up these vacancies. It was further assured that the Government is committed to job security, wages security and social security to the workers. The issue of equal wages for equal work for contract workers is an issue requiring wider consultations and a committee will be constituted, if required.


Source: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=126401

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Seventh Pay Commission gets time till December to submit report

The commission was given more time by the Union cabinet just a day before its original 18-month term was coming to an end
New Delhi: The Seventh Pay Commission’s term was on Wednesday extended by four months till 31 December to give its recommendations on revising emoluments for nearly 48 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners.
The commission, whose recommendations may also have a bearing on the salaries of the state government staff, was given more time by the Union cabinet just a day before its original 18-month term was coming to an end.
The commission, headed by Justice A.K. Mathur, was appointed by the previous UPA government in February 2014, and its recommendations are scheduled to take effect from 1 January 2016.
“The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Wednesday) gave its approval for the extension of the term of the 7th Central Pay Commission by four months up to 31 December, 2015,” an official statement said.
In view of its volume of work and intensive stakeholders’ consultations, the pay commission had made a request to the government for a four-month extension up to 31 December, it added.
The government constitutes the pay commission almost every 10 years to revise the pay scale of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modifications. As part of the exercise, the commission holds discussions with various stakeholders, including organisations, federations, groups representing civil employees as well as Defence services.
The other members of the commission are Vivek Rae, a retired IAS officer of 1978 batch, and Rathin Roy, an economist. Meena Agarwal is secretary of the commission.
The Sixth Pay Commission was implemented with effect from 1 January 2006, the fifth from 1 January 1996 and the fourth from 1 January 1986.
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SEVENTH PAY COMMISSION MAY RECOMMEND 

PERMANENT PAY PANEL


New Delhi: The Seventh Pay Commission is likely to recommend the government to form a permanent pay panel to give recommendations to the government from time to time on issues pertaining to pay structure of central government employees.

            The permanent pay panel would recommend regular salary hikes in keeping with the rate of inflation.

            The formation of the permanent pay panel would help raise the salaries and allowances of central government officials and employees, an official of the pay panel said.

            He added the permanent pay panel would recommend salary and allowance hikes in keeping with the rising inflation rate, which will be implemented by the government. “Then it will not be necessary to form a new commission during the next several years for central government employees.”

            However, the Seventh Pay Commission got one month extension to submit its recommendations.

            Accordingly it is expected to submit its report by the end of September. The time allotted for the commission ends this month.

            The government appointed the Seventh Pay Commission on 28 February 2014 under chairman, Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur, with a time frame of 18 months to make its recommendations

            “There are some data points that are missing, which we hope to get by this month end. We are trying to submit the report by 20 September,” the official of the pay panel also said.

            The government’s salary bill will rise by 9.56% to Rs 1,00,619 crore with the implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, according to a statement tabled in Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on August 12.

            The recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, is likely to be implemented in April, next year.


Monday, August 24, 2015

ACP-NON IMPLEMENTATION OF GOVT'S ORDER IN KV
IN PURSUANCE TO PER 6TH PAY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA HAS IMPLEMENTED MACP SCHEME W.E.F. 1/9/2008.  AND, THE PREVIOUS ACP SCHEME WAS MADE AVAILABLE TO THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING THE EMPLOYEES OF KV, TILL 31/08/2008. THUS AS PER ACP/MACP RULE  AN LDC COMPLETED 12 YEARS SERVICE AS ON 31/08/2008 WOULD GET 1ST ACP WORTH RS 2400 GRADE PAY AND AN LDC COMPLETED 24 YEARS SERVICE ON THE STIPULATED DATE WILL GET RS. 4200 GRADE PAY. AND VARIOUS MINISTRIES/OFFICES OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA HAS ALREADY IMPLEMENTED THIS ORDER TO THE EMPLOYEES SERVING THERE. BUT IT SURPRISED TO NOTE THAT IN ORDER TO GET THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA’S AFORESAID ORDER IMPLEMENTED IN KV,   KV STAFF HAS TO KNOCK THE DOOR OF COURTS. IN THIS RESPECT, A COPY OF THE LETTER SENT TO THE COMMISSIONER, KENDRIYA VIDHYALAYA BY THE KENDRIYA VIDHYALAYA NON-TEACHING STAFF ASSOCIATION, IS PLACED BELOW. WE EXPECT THIS GENUINE DEMAND OF THE KV EMPLOYEE WILL BE ACCEPTED AND IMPLEMENTED IMMEDIATELY.

-TKR PILLAI

Upgradation of Grade Pay of LDC & UDC in the Administrative Branch of GoI: MES Ministerial Staff Association writes to PM
ALL INDIA M.E.S ADMIN CADRE AND
MINISTERIAL STAFF ASSOCIATION
(RECOGNISED BY GOVT OF INDIA, MIN OF DEF)

AIMESAC&MSA/CHQ /20                                                              
30 May 2015

Shri Narender Modi
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
South Block, New Delhi
 SUB: UPGRADATION OF GRADE PAY OF LDC & UDC IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Respected Sir,
1. The All India MES Admin Cadre & Ministerial Staff Association avails this opportunity to convey your honour its best complements and warmest regards while putting the following anomalies in pay of LDCs and UDCs in VI Pay Commission for your favourable consideration please.-

(a) Sixth Pay Commission has denied and appropriate pay structure not provided to the LDCs & UDCs serving in offices of Govt of India in the light of raised academic and technical qualification & responsibilities assigned to them. Clerks are responsible for smooth functioning of offices but they are given simple replacement GPs in VI pay commission. In fact the GP granted to the post of LDC is Rs.1900, which is just Rs. 100 More than MTS staff, i.eRs. 1800/- The pay commission has recommended the merger of various GP ‘D’ posts & upgraded their GPs from Rs. 1400/- to Rs. 1800/- & also given them additional benefit of 3 MACPs to the merged posts. On the other hand LDC under MACP would get Rs.2000/- Rs.2400/-, &Rs.2800/-

(b) Over the years, the scales of pay of various posts below the ministerial post at the lowest rank (Viz. LDC) as well as posts at higher levels have been upgraded from time to time. However, the scale of pay of the post of LDC has not been revised since 01.07.1959 while minimum educational qualification for the post of LDCs has been increased to 10+2 from Matriculation. The job profile of LDCs has undergone significant changes after introduction of Information Technologies and modernization in Govt Offices. In the wake of Govt's plan of office automation, e-tendering, e-procurement and e-governance. the workload & strain on LDC has already grown up but inspital of above the Grade Pay of LDCs is only Rs.100/- more than, that of MTS Staff.

(c) Duties assigned to the LDCs are as follows:-
(i) Carry out routine office work e.g receipt and dispatch of incoming and outgoing correspondence. Filing in cases, linking of references, writing simple routing notes and drafts, maintain library and registers, carry out amendments to regulations and orders, maintain constrution accounts. Type neatly and accurately at 35 words per minutes.

WHEREAS IN PRACTICE, LDCs PERFORM FOLLOWING DUTIES:-

(i) Pay, Income Tax, Budget, NPS, MIS, Monthly Expenditure Statements, Reconciliation etc.

(ii) Various Bills, RTI Court Cases, Audit Paras, Stores Purchase

(iii) Establishment section: Service Record,leave, Promotion/Posting etc.

(iv) In addition to discharge of above duties LDCs are also engaged in disbursement of Cash & Maintenance of related registers, Cheque books, postage stamps, dispatch & diary, loans & advances, typing & maintenance of library, indexing of records & files.

(d) The pay scales of other categories which were equal to the pay of LDC during 3rd, 4th and 5th CPC had been revised and they have been placed at GP higher than of LDCs. Pay scales of some categories which had same grade pay in Vth Pay Commission and whose Grade Pay have been increased in VI Pay Commission are given below for your perusal:-

Slr No.
Post
Pay Scale in V CPC
Revised
Pay Scale in VI CPC
Corresponding
Pay Band & Grade Pay
No. of the
1
Assistant Class-II in Calcutta  Mint 
3050-4590
4500-7000
PB-l
2800
7.15.9
2.
Constable in CPMFs
3050-4590
3200-4900
PB-l
2000
7.19.35
3.
Constable in CBI
3050-4590
3200-4900
PB-l
2000
7.32.18
4.
Postman in Dept of Post
3050-4590
3200-4900
PB-l
2000
7.6.17
5.
Mail Guard in Railway
3050-4590
3200-4900
PB-l
2000
7.6.17
6.
Naik
3050-4590
3200-4900
PB-l
2000
7.10.26

(i) Postal Assistant in Deptt of Posts have same minimum qualification and typing speed requirement i.e. 10+2 and 35 wpm but have Grade Pay of Rs. 2400/- 

(ii) SSC conducts Combined 10+2 Level Examination and places LDCs and Data Entry Operators in various Ministries and Deptts on the basis of their Merit list. Where Data Entry Operators are given Grade Pay Rs. 2400/-, the LDCs are given Rs. 1900/- only. Such difference in Grade Pay is unjustified as the minimum qualification for both the above two posts is the same i.e 10+2. It is pertinent to mention here that LDC has more work to do by linking and correlating the case with various policies where Data Entry Operators have just to type the data.

(e) Civilians in Defence Establishments work with their counterparts of Armed Forces and are working shoulder to shoulder in piece, field areas and high altitudes areas including Car nicobar and Leh etc. Hence, the equal rank/status personnel should be provided equal pay scales and grade pay. The details of difference in pay scales and grade pay of equal rank/status personnel of Civilian and Army Clerks are mentioned below:-

Slr No.
Rank
Revised Pay
Scale
Grade Pay
1
LDC (Civ)
5200-20200
1900
2.
EqvNaik (Army)
5200-20200
2400
3.
Havildar (Army)
5200-20200
2800

Considering this issue of financial injustice to LDCs, various State Govts/UT Govts have already revised and hiked the pay of LDCs and UDCs in their states. Copies of following notifications for up-
gradation of pay scales are enclosed for your consideration please:-

(i) Notification for Revision of Pay by Punjab Administration.
(ii) Notification for Revision of Pay by Kerala Govt.
(iii) Notification for Revision of Pay by Rajasthan Govt.
(iv) Notification of HP Govt for revision of pay of Clerks.
(g) This is for your information that this issue of Up-gradation of Pay of LDCs and UDCs has been identified as an anomaly by DoP&T and under consideration in National Anomaly Committee and the issue has been ignored by successive pay commissions which is against the natural justice of equal pay for equal work.

(h) With the current level of inflation it is becoming very difficult for LDCs to sustain a dignified life in such a low salary which is against the Right to live granted to every citizen by the constitution of India.

2. In view of the above I request your honour to please take up this case with appropriate authorities to bring justice to the deprived low paid but highly responsible employees of Govt of India by increasing the Grade Pay of LDCs from Rs. 1900 to Rs. 2400 and that of UDCs from Rs. 2400 to Rs. 4200.

Thanking you,
Your’s faithfully,

(Braj Kishore)
General Secretary