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jkeo
28-06-2010, 01:07 PM
Dear friends

I am a new entrant in this forum. I want to draw the attention of all concerned towards the irrational benefits in Grade Pay provided under MACPS to different category of posts and injustice in granting financial benefits under MACPS coming into effect after implementation of 6th CPC report, to a large number of Group B Gazetted technical (Non-CSS) officers like me who have been working as supervisory officers in the Central Government's Ministries/ Departments/Offices .

Sir, as provided in the DOPT O.M. dated 19th May, 2009, MACPS envisages merely placement in the immediate next higher grade pay in the recommended revised pay bands and grade pay as given in Revised Pay Rules, 2008. As per these orders benefit available to different categories of posts is ilustrated below:


(1)Post (2)GP (3)GP on MACP (4)Diff in GP (5)% diff in GP
Assistant
Director, etc. 5400 6600 1200 22.22

Section Officer/
Private Secretary
,etc. 4800 5400 600 12.50
UDC, Steno Gr.D,
etc

2400 2800 400 16.67

Investigator,
Technical Assistant,
AEO, etc. 4200 4600 400 9.52

SREO, R.O,
Psychologist, 4600 4800 200 4. 35
JSO etc
It can be easily deduced from column 4 & 6 of the above table that under MACPS, after completion of 10 years of continuous service in the grade, Section Officers, Private Secretaries are getting benefit of Rs600/-(Six hundred) which is 12.50 % of their grade pay where as their similar ranked officers (for the last three decades) like Sub Regional Employment Officer, Psychologist, Junior Scientific Officers in Ministry of Labour & Employment, etc who are Group B Gazetted supervisory technical (Non-CSS) officers, are getting only Rs.200(Two hundred) which comes to a meager 4.35 % of their grade pay. They have been forced to get lowest benefit which is not at all commensurate even with the benefit in grade pay provided to their subordinate staff.

The above difference in grade pay is not only against the principles of natural justice and equal pay for equal work but also contrary to the philosophy & general policy of 6th Pay commission to bridge the gap between secretariat and field staff engaged in delivery mechanism ? Is it not irrational & illlogical to provide the grade pay of Rs.4800 to one category of officers in substantive capacity and to another category of officers of the same rank under MACPS after completion of ten years of service that also within in the same organisation and under the same employer ?

Are our leaders taking up these issues in the meetings of anamoly committee and Joint Committee on MACPS?

Would the justice be done by exercising any of the following 3 options?

1. All Group B Gazetted (supervisory officers) be placed in the grade pay of Rs.4800/- at par with Section Officers w.e.f.1.1.2006 instead of Rs.4600/- by amending M/o Finance (Department of Expenditure), Government of India O.M Number F.No.1/1/2008-IC dated 13.11.2009.or

2. The grade pay of Rs.4800/- granted to Section Officers & others as a special case should be excluded from the hierarchy of grade pay for grant of financial upgradations under MACPS to the similar ranked officers (for the last three decades) like Sub Regional Employment Officer, Psychologist, Junior Scientific Officers in Ministry of Labour & Employment, etc who are Group B Gazetted supervisory technical (Non-CSS) officers by issuing clarification/amendment in OM No. 35034/3/2008-Estt. (D) Dated 19th May, 2009 of DOP&T. or

3. The financial upgradations should be given in the hierarchy of grade pay of immediate next promotional post instead of hierarchy of next higher grade pay in the recommended revised pay bands and grade pay as given in Revised Pay Rules, 2008.

csrayat
20-09-2010, 08:43 PM
I appreciate your view point. The features of the MACPS were for granting financial upgradation to Central Government Employees on the completion of 10, 20 & 30 years of service but the merger of pay scales of Rs.5000-8000 and 5500-9000 has derailed the charm of ACP & promotion of senior emplyees. A person promoted in the 5th CPC scale of Rs. 6500-10500 will get a Grade pay of Rs. 4600, but another employee who joined in scale of 5000-8000 and put 20 years of service will get grade pay of Rs. 4800 even though he/she is junior in rank. There is blind distribution of scales and benefits without any consideration of fundamental and legal rights of the employees. The implementation MACPS from 1.1.2006 would definitely solve all the pay anomalies. Keep going. Awareness is key success !!

csrayat
20-09-2010, 08:47 PM
Dear friends

I am a new entrant in this forum. I want to draw the attention of all concerned towards the irrational benefits in Grade Pay provided under MACPS to different category of posts and injustice in granting financial benefits under MACPS coming into effect after implementation of 6th CPC report, to a large number of Group B Gazetted technical (Non-CSS) officers like me who have been working as supervisory officers in the Central Government's Ministries/ Departments/Offices .

Sir, as provided in the DOPT O.M. dated 19th May, 2009, MACPS envisages merely placement in the immediate next higher grade pay in the recommended revised pay bands and grade pay as given in Revised Pay Rules, 2008. As per these orders benefit available to different categories of posts is ilustrated below:

It can be easily deduced from column 4 & 6 of the above table that under MACPS, after completion of 10 years of continuous service in the grade, Section Officers, Private Secretaries are getting benefit of Rs600/-(Six hundred) which is 12.50 % of their grade pay where as their similar ranked officers (for the last three decades) like Sub Regional Employment Officer, Psychologist, Junior Scientific Officers in Ministry of Labour & Employment, etc who are Group B Gazetted supervisory technical (Non-CSS) officers, are getting only Rs.200(Two hundred) which comes to a meager 4.35 % of their grade pay. They have been forced to get lowest benefit which is not at all commensurate even with the benefit in grade pay provided to their subordinate staff.

The above difference in grade pay is not only against the principles of natural justice and equal pay for equal work but also contrary to the philosophy & general policy of 6th Pay commission to bridge the gap between secretariat and field staff engaged in delivery mechanism ? Is it not irrational & illlogical to provide the grade pay of Rs.4800 to one category of officers in substantive capacity and to another category of officers of the same rank under MACPS after completion of ten years of service that also within in the same organisation and under the same employer ?

Are our leaders taking up these issues in the meetings of anamoly committee and Joint Committee on MACPS?

Would the justice be done by exercising any of the following 3 options?

1. All Group B Gazetted (supervisory officers) be placed in the grade pay of Rs.4800/- at par with Section Officers w.e.f.1.1.2006 instead of Rs.4600/- by amending M/o Finance (Department of Expenditure), Government of India O.M Number F.No.1/1/2008-IC dated 13.11.2009.or

2. The grade pay of Rs.4800/- granted to Section Officers & others as a special case should be excluded from the hierarchy of grade pay for grant of financial upgradations under MACPS to the similar ranked officers (for the last three decades) like Sub Regional Employment Officer, Psychologist, Junior Scientific Officers in Ministry of Labour & Employment, etc who are Group B Gazetted supervisory technical (Non-CSS) officers by issuing clarification/amendment in OM No. 35034/3/2008-Estt. (D) Dated 19th May, 2009 of DOP&T. or

3. The financial upgradations should be given in the hierarchy of grade pay of immediate next promotional post instead of hierarchy of next higher grade pay in the recommended revised pay bands and grade pay as given in Revised Pay Rules, 2008.

I appreciate your view point. The features of the MACPS were for granting financial upgradation to Central Government Employees on the completion of 10, 20 & 30 years of service but the merger of pay scales of Rs.5000-8000 and 5500-9000 has derailed the charm of ACP & promotion of senior emplyees. A person promoted in the 5th CPC scale of Rs. 6500-10500 will get a Grade pay of Rs. 4600, but another employee who joined in scale of 5000-8000 and put 20 years of service will get grade pay of Rs. 4800 even though he/she is junior in rank. There is blind distribution of scales and benefits without any consideration of fundamental and legal rights of the employees. The implementation MACPS from 1.1.2006 would definitely solve all the pay anomalies. Keep going. Awareness is key success !!