As all the staff members in the field offices are aware and concerned about the disparity in Grade Pay of Assistants and equivalent officials as that of the CSS Cadre, I am to invite you to a situation arisen in my Office. A new person has joined as Assistant on deputation basis from CSS cadre and has been permitted by my office to draw the pay scale of the parent department, even granting the Grade Pay of Rs.4,600/-! I have also requested my office to grant me the same Grade Pay, claiming parity. Can anyone please advise whether Pay protection includes Grade Pay protection?