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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
QUESTION NO 2098
ANSWERED ON 30.08.2012
Change in designations of Assistants of CSS
Queried by SHRI PANKAJ BORA
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to satate :-
(a) whether there was any agreement between Central Secretariat Service (CSS) employees association and Central Secretariat Clerical Services (CSCS) for change of designation of the Assistant and Section Officers of CSS;
(b) if so, by when it would be implemented;
(c) whether report of a Parliamentary Standing Committee has also recommended change of nomenclature for the Assistants and Section Officers of CSS; and
(d) the factors preventing Government for agreeing change of nomenclature for which associations of CSS and CSCS have been perspiring for so long?
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)
(a) & (b): There was no such agreement between Government and CSS/CSCS associations. In the 57th Ordinary Meeting of the Departmental Council (JCM) of DoP&T, held on 8.5.2010, a demand was raised by the staff side to re-designate the posts of LDC/UDC and Assistant in Central Secretariat. The Official side had expressed its “No Objection” to the proposal. The staff side was asked to come up with their suggestions in this regard. These posts have not been re-designated.
(c): The Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs in its Sixtieth Report and Eighty-third Report had recommended conferment of Group ‘A’ status to the Section Officer of CSS and re-designate the post as ‘Assistant Secretary to the Government of India’.
(d): The Fifth Central Pay Commission had not agreed to the restoration of designation of Assistant Secretary to the Section Officers which was accepted by the Government. Accordingly it was not found feasible to re-designate the post of Section Officer. This was mentioned in Action Taken Note to 60th Report of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs published in 68th Report. This was reiterated in Action Taken Report to 83rd Report of the Committee also.