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ITEM NO. 51

AASSIGNING HIGHER GRADE PAY OF Rs. 4600/- TO ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER GR.III PRIVATE SECRETARY IN SUBORDINATE OFFICERS

Administrative Officers Gr. III are the first Supervisory level in Group B (Gazetted) in subordinate Offices. Similarly Private Secretaries are the first level in the stenographic cadres above the three tier Stenographer Grades (Gr.III, II, and I). The 6th CPC has recommended for the removal of disparity in the matter of Pay Scales of Officials secretariat the first level supervisory officers in Group B. i.e. Section officers and the Private Secretaries are assigned the PB2 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/= i.e. equivalent to the erstwhile scale of Pay of 7500-1200 To ensure that the recommendations of the 6th CPC of removing the disparity are properly acted upon, these cadres i.e. AO Gr.III and PS in subordinate Offices are to be assigned the Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/= in PB.2

In this connection, we also invite the attention of the official side to the following stipulation in the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008. in part „B‟ – Section – I – para (ii), under the head Revised pay scales of certain common categories of staff at page no. 44 and in part „C‟ – Section – para (ii) under Revised pay Structure for certain posts in Ministries, Departments and Union Territories at page no. 49.:

On account of merger of pre-revised pay scales of Rs. 5000-8000, Rs. 5500-9000 and Rs. 6500-10500, some posts which presently constitute feeder and promotion grades will come to lie in an identical grade. The specific recommendations about some categories of these posts made by the Pay Commission are included Section II of Part B. As regards other posts, the posts in these three scales should be merged. In case it is not feasible to merge the posts in these pay scales on functional considerations, the posts in the scale of Rs. 5000-8000 and Rs. 5500-9000 should be merged, with the posts in the scale of Rs. 6500-10500 being upgraded to the next higher grade in pay band PB-2 i.e. to the grade pay of Rs. 4600 corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 7450-11500. In case a post already exists in the scale of Rs. 7450-11500, the post being upgraded from the scale of Rs. 6500-10500 should be merged with the post in the scale of Rs. 7450-11500”.

This stipulation has also not been implemented in most of the subordinate offices. The AOs and Private Secretaries in subordinate offices were in the Pay scale of 6500-10500 prior to the revision of pay scales by the 6th CPC. Their duties and responsibilities are distinct and higher than what is assigned to the Grades with the Pay Scale of Rs. 5000-8000 and 5500-9000. The Aos are Supervisory Officers to those who were in the feeder Grades of 5000-8000 and 5500-9000. They cannot be amalgamated and made into a single Category. The stipulation in the notification of the Dept. of Expenditure, which is in acceptance of the 6th CPC recommendation itself in this regard ought to have been implemented with effect from 1.1.2006. We request that the orders may be issued in this regard assigning higher grade pay of Rs. 4600/- to the Administrative Officers, Gr.III and Private Secretaries in the subordinate offices.

ITEM NO. 52

GRANT OF HIGHER GRADE PAY FOR THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS, PRIMARY SCHOOL RESOURCE TEACHERS, MUSIC/ART TEACHERS, LIBRARIANS, CRAFT INSTRUCTORS ETC. IN THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ADMINISTRATION.

Based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission, the Government of India has granted upgraded pay for teachers, Vice Principals, Principals, Education Officers, Asst. Directors of Education, etc. and it has been included in Part B of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. Grade Pay for the next Grade of each category of teachers has also been mentioned in the said rules, leaving no room for any ambiguity. It has however been noticed that certain categories of teaching staff have been excluded from the list. They are physical education teachers, primary school resource teachers, music/art teachers, librarians, craft instructors, etc. The above categories of teachers were always considered for all benefits extended to the teaching community or in other words they were considered as members of the teaching community only. In regard to Physical Education teachers, Librarians, and Craft Instructors, they have already been notified as

“Miscellaneous category of teachers” in 1986 and 1997 by the 4th and 5th CPCs respectively. It is therefore, necessary that the benefit of upgraded Grade Pay be extended to the above cited left out categories of teaching staff of the Education Department of Andaman and Nocobar Administration.

ITEM NO. 53

GRANT OF HIGHER GRADE PAY FOR HEAD MASTERS (PRIMARY) AND HEAD MASTERS (MIDDLE)

On the recommendations of the 6th CPC, the teaches, vice Principals etc have been granted higher grade pay as is seen from the Part B of the CCS(RP) Rules 2008. Grade pay for the next grade of each category of teachers has also been mentioned in the said rules, leaving no room for ambiguity. However, it has been noticed that this upgraded pay has not been extended to the Head Masters (Primary) and Head Masters (Middle). Most of the Head Masters (Primary) and Headmasters (Middle) have already got the 1st and 2nd financial upgradation under the ACP scheme in the posts of primary school teacher and graduate trained teacher respectively, before they became headmasters and before the effective date of implementation of the 6th CPC recommendations and were drawing the pay scales of teachers. On becoming Headmasters, these Headmasters were not given any pay fixation benefits as they were already in the same scale of pay or more than that.

As per Part B of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, the Grade Pay of PST is Rs. 4200. Grade pay of Rs. 4600 is allowed to the PST on getting 1st ACP and Rs. 4800 is extended to PST on getting 2nd ACP Since the post of Headmaster (Primary) has not been included in the Part B, they have been given te replacement grade pay of Rs. 4200 which is the grade pay of entry grade PSTs. In the same way, the grade pay of entry grade graduate trained teacher (GTT) is Rs. 4600. Grade pay of Rs. 4800 is extended to GTTs on getting ist ACP and Grade Pay of Rs. 5400 is given to GTTs on the award of 2nd ACP. However, the Headmaster (Middle) on promotion from GTT is given the replacement Grade pay of Rs. 4200 only on the plea that the post of Headmaster (Middle) does not find place in the Part B of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008. In certain cases, the Headmasters who got upgraded Grade Pay from 1.1.2006 while being a teacher, have been brought down to the grade pay of entry grade GTT/PST on their promotion to the post of Headmaster(Middle)/Headmaster (Primary). In this way, these Headmasters have been not only denied the financial benefits they were already enjoying but their subordinate teachers are placed at higher grade pay.

It is, therefore, necessary that the Head Master (Primary) and Headmaster (Middle) may be included in Para XVII of Section II of Part B in the CCS(Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 as has been done in the case of Vice Principal, Principal, Education Officer, Asst. Direction of Education, etc. in order to remove the anomaly.

ITEM NO.54
RECTIFICATION OF ANOMALY IN THE REVISED PAY STRUCTURE OF THE COMMON CATEGORY OF AUXILIARY NURSING MIDWIFE (ANM) , LADY HEALTH VISITOR (LHV) AND PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE (PHN) IN THE UNION TERRITORY OF PUDUCHERRY.

The Sixth Central Pay Commission (SCPC) has evolved principles and policies in chapter 1.2 for rectification of anomalies in para 1.2.20 that various categories recommended upgradations to remove the anomalies as per the principles laid down I 1.2.20 (a), (b), (c),(d) and (e).

2. The Nursing categories of Auxiliary Nursing Midwife (ANM), Lady Health Visitor (LHV) and Public Health Nurse (PHN) have been performing duties in the villages to look after the health care of women and children, take preventive measures for containing vector borne diseases, attending health care clinics in the villages for pregnant women and new born children, sanitation etc.

3. The SCPC recommends that the common categories in para 3.8.3 (e) that higher pay scales have been recommended for nursing cadres keeping in view the arduous nature of their duties and in para 3.8.3 (f) it is emphasized that Nurses in Hospitals and Health care are recommended higher entry level pay scales fully aware that these upgradations may upset some relativities, real or perceived, but the recommendations for these upgradations have been made as the same were considered as necessary to ensure better delivery system on the focal points of good governance.

4. It is stated in 3.8.3 (f) that nurses in Hospitals and Health care are recommended higher entry level pay scales. However the Nurses in Hospitals are placed in higher level pay scale for the entry level Staff Nurse with pay band PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4600 having the entry qualification of XII standard with 3 ½ years Diploma in Nursing recognized by the Nursing Council. The Nurses working in the Hospitals are utilized in the curative aspect. Whereas Nurses work in Health care are utilized in the preventive aspect in the villages.

5. The entry level for Nurses in preventive Healthcare (ANM+LHV+PHN) in villages have been recommended higher pay scale for the entry level in para 3.8.3 (f) but the pay scale for the ANM the entry level cadre of Nurses in Preventive Health care have not been recommended higher pay scales in para 3.8.15 for the para medical staff.

6. The entry qualification for ANM is XII with 2 years Diploma course in Public Health Nursing recognized by the Nursing Council performing the duties in the villages to look after the health care of womenfolk and new born, prevention of spreading vector borne diseases, attending health clinics, sanitation in villages etc.

7. The ANMs are in the entry level revised pay structure of PB-1 with Grade Pay of Rs. 2400 whose pre-revised pay scale was Rs. 4000-6000.

8. As per the recommendations of 1.2.20 (e), the anomaly in the cadre of Nurses in the preventive Healthcare has been crept in. The para 1.2.20 (e) reads that where the functions, nature of the jobs, qualifications prescribed and level of responsibility attached to the post justified a higher pay scale without causing any distortion or imbalance in any of the established relativities.”

9. The anomaly in the cadre of ANM is to be rectified by revising the pay structure PB-1 with Grade Pay of Rs. 2400 to PB-2 with Grade pay of Rs. 4200 commensurate with the functions, nature of the job, qualification prescribed, level of responsibilities attached to the post.

10. The hierarchical structure next to ANM is LHV which is the promotional for the feeder category of ANM. LHV is supervisory in nature. The next hierarchical cadre PHN is the promotional post of Staff Nurse having B.SC Nursing in Public Health. Since the Staff Nurses in the hospitals are in the revised pay structure of PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4600, the promotional post of PHN with higher qualification of B.Sc Nursing is justified for the analogous posts of Head Nurse/Nursing Sister in the revised pay structure of PB-2 with Grade pay of Rs. 4800 in consonance with the para 1.2.20 (d) of the SCPC when identical or analogous posts are placed in two or distinct pay scales, discharging similar functions, the anomaly in the revised pay structure is to be rectified .

11. In order to restore relativity and avoid causing distortion and imbalance anamoly in the revised pay structure of PHN has to be rectified and placed in the PB-2 with Grade pay of Rs. 4800. As the post of LHV and PHN are supervisory in nature, the Commission in para 3.8.3 (b) recommends that the running pay bands and many existing pay scales have been merged with view to delayer the Govt. by cutting down the number of hierarchical levels, that vindicates the merger of the Supervisory levels of LHV and PHN.

12. It has been reiterated in 3.8.3 (g) of the SCPC that this is a conscious decision of the Commission and has been resorted to in cases where functional justification for maintaining two distinct levels as feeder and promotional post did not exist or the operational efficiency was not impacted or is likely to actually improve by merger, vindicates the two cadres of LHV and PHN for merger..

13. The above recommendations caused for merger of feeder and promotional posts protecting the seniority as well as higher pay is kept intact in revised running pay bands.

14. Therefore, in order to rectify the anomaly in revised pay structure of ANM, LHV and PHN working in the villages to protect the healthcare of womenfolk and children involving in the preventive healthcare, their pay structure may please be revised as follows:

Post

Existing Pay Scale

Revised Pay Scale after rectification of Anamoly

Pay Band

Grade Pay

Pay Band

Grade Pay

Auxiliary Nursing Midwife

PB-1

Rs.2400

PB-2

Rs.4200

Lady Health Visitor

PB-1

Rs.2800

Merged as Public Health Nurse

PB-2

Rs.4200

Public Health Nurse

PB-2

Rs.4200

ITEM NO.55
RECTIFICATION OF ANAMOLY IN THE REVISED PAY STRUCTURE OF DATA ENTRY OPERATOR (COMMON CATEGORY) IN THE UNION TERRITORY OF PUDUCHERRY.

The Sixth Central Pay Commission (read as SCPC) has categorized E.D.P staff as common category in chapter 3.8 under 3.8.11 and has recommended the revised Pay structure as follows:

Designation

Present pay scale

Recommended pay scale

Corresponding pay scale & Grade Pay

Pay Band

Grade Pay

Data Entry Operator Gr.A.

Rs.4000-6000

Rs.4000-6000

PB-1

Rs.2400

Data Entry Operator Gr.B

Rs.4500-7000

Rs.4500-7000

PB-1

Rs.2800

Data Entry Operator Gr.C #

Rs.5000-8000

Rs.6500-10500

PB-2

Rs.4200

Data Entry Operator Gr.D #

Rs.5500-9000

Rs.6500-10500

PB-2

Rs.4200

Data Processing Assistant *

Rs.6500-10500

Rs.7450-11500

PB-2

Rs.4600

System Programmer/ equivalent *

Rs.7450-11500

Rs.7450-11500

PB-2

Rs.4600

Programmer/System Analyst

Rs.7500-12000

Rs.7500-12000

PB-2

Rs.4800

# Data Entry Operator Grade C shall stand merged with Data Entry Operator Grade D. * Data Processing Assistant shall stand merged with System Programmer.

2. As stated above, there are four categories in the post of Data Entry Operator viz. Grade A, B, C and D. In the U.T. of Puducherry, there is only one Grade of Data Entry Operator.

Recruitment Qualification for the post of Data Entry Operator in U.T of Puducherry

Recruitment Qualification for the post of Data Entry Operator Gr. “C” in National Capital Territory of Delhi (Department of Information Technology)

Essential:

A degree from a recognized University;

A pass in Higher Grade (*) in English Typewriting; Working knowledge in Computers particularly Data Entry; and A pass in trade test to be conducted by the Recruitment Committee

Desirable: A degree in Computer Science (OR) A Diploma in Computer Application / Science

A Degree of recognized University or equivalent

(OR)

Diploma in Computer Engineering / Application, etc. AND

Should possess a speed of 8000 key impressions per hour.

3. The Data Entry Operators in the U.T. of Puducherry are performing all the duties assigned to the Data Entry Operator of Grade A, B, C and D. Comparing with NCT of Delhi, the entry qualification of Data Entry Operator Grade C is equated to the entry qualification of Data Entry Operator of U.T of Puducherry and also the functions, duties and responsibilities are similar.

4. The SCPC in chapter 7.57 of Union territories the pay scale of Union Territory employees have to be in parity with the Central Govt. as vindicated in 7.57.5 as follows:

The Commission has recommended parity between Central Secretariat and field staff in all Central Government organization. This parity justifiably has to be extended to the Secretariat staff of the UTs whose pay scales are generally on par with those in the field organizations of the Central Government. The Commission, accordingly, recommends pay scales on par with those existing in the Central Secretariat for the Secretariat staff of various UTs.”

5. In the SCPC, in Chapter 1.2, on “Philosophy and guiding principles” in connection with the anomalies in pay scales at para 1.2.20 states that the Commission has taken care to minimize the number of recommendations for such upgradations and the same have been restricted to the cases that were covered by in

Para 1.2.20 (d): where identical analogous posts discharging similar posts have been placed in two or more distinct pay scales

Para 1.2.20 (e):where the functions, nature of the jobs, qualifications prescribed and level of responsibility attached to the post justified a higher pay scale without causing any distortion or imbalance in any of the established relativities.

6. The pay scale of Data Entry Operators in the U.T of Puducherry is in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 4500-7500 performing all the functions, duties and responsibilities of Data Entry Operators Grade A, B, C and D. The entry qualification of Data Entry Operators in the U.T. of Puducherry is similar to Data Entry Operators Grade C in the NCT of Delhi and Central Government whose pre-revised pay scale was Rs. 5000-8000 placed in the running pay band PB-2 with Grade pay Rs. 4200. But the Data Entry Operators of U.T. of Puducherry has been placed in the running pay band of PB-1 with Grade pay Rs. 2800 causing anomaly in revised pay structure.

7. The hierarchical structure of E.D.P. Staff in U.T. of Puducherry is as follows :

A. Data Entry Operator

B. Data Processing Assistant and

C. Programmer

8. Had the anomaly for the post of the Data Entry Operator in U.T of Puducherry been rectified in the revised pay structure of PB2 with Grade Pay Rs. 4200, the vertical relativity to the promotional post of Data Processing Assistant merged with System Programmer will not cause distortion or imbalance, since SCPC has recommended the revised pay structure for the post of Data Processing Assistant as PB2 with Grade Pay Rs. 4600.

9. Since the revised pay structure of Data Entry Operator of U.T. of Puducherry contravene the principles and policies of the SCPC we implore your sagacious office to justify our cause for rectifying the pay anamoly of Data Entry Operator to be placed in the revised pay structure of PB-2 with Grade pay 4200 parity with the similarly placed categories in the Central Govt. and NCT of Delhi as per the recommendations of the SCPC.

ITEM NO.56
RECTIFICATION OF ANAMOLY IN THE REVISED PAY STRUCTURE OF INVESTIGATOR IN PLANNING AND RESEARCH DEPARTMENT IN THE UNION TERRITORY OF PUDUCHERRY.

There are five posts of Investigator in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 4000-6000 having entry qualification of Degree in Economics/Statistics/Maths/Computer Science/Social Science, being filled up 100% by Direct Recruitment.

2. The para 7.57.67 mentioned under Planning and Research Department of Puducherry under Chapter 7.57 of Union Territories reads that the post of Data Entry Operator and Investigator are common category posts and will be governed by the recommendations given for these common categories.

3. The common category of Statistical Investigator Gr. IV in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation was in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 5000-8000 with the entry qualification of Bachelor Degree in Statistics/Economics/Maths and Commerce. After implementation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission (SCPC), due to the merger of pay scales, the Statistical Investigator Gr. IV in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has been placed in the revised pay structure of Pay Band II with Grade Pay Rs. 4200 corresponding to the Revised Pay Scale of Rs. 6500-10500.

4. Since the post of Investigator in the Union Territory of Puducherry and Statistical Investigator Gr. IV in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation are having the same entry qualification of graduation in Statistics/Economics/Maths etc are to be governed by the recommendations of the SCPC for the common categories mentioned in the para 7.57.5 reads

Para 7.57.5: The Commission has recommended parity between Central Secretariat and field staff in all Central Government organization. This parity justifiably has to be extended to the Secretariat staff of the UTs whose pay scales are generally on par with those in the field organizations of the Central Government. The Commission, accordingly, recommends pay scales on par with those existing in the Central Secretariat for the Secretariat staff of various UTs.”

Therefore anomaly has been crept in the cadre of the Investigator of the UT of Puducherry causing contravention of the principles and policies of the SCPC as per the para mentioned below:

Para 1.2.20 (d): where identical analogous posts discharging similar posts have been placed in two or more distinct pay scales

1. In the light of the above the anomaly in the pay scale of Investigator of Planning and Research Dept. of UT of Puducherry may please be rectified in pursuance of the principles and policies of the SCPC reads in the paras 7.57.5 and 1.2.20(d) in commensurate with the common categories of Statistical Investigator Gr.IV of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation by placing in the revised pay structure of Pay Band – 2 with Grade Pay Rs. 4200 corresponding to the merged revised pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500.

ITEM NO.57

RECTIFICATION OF ANOMALY IN THE REVISED PAY STRUCTURE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSISTANT IN INFORMATION AND PUBLICITY DEPARTMENT IN THE UNION TERRITORY OF PUDUCHERRY.

There are ten posts of Public Relations Assistant in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 4500-7000 having entry qualification of Degree of a recognized university and possessing Diploma in Journalism/ Mass Communication/Public Relations/Advertising from recognized institutions or equivalent. As per the existing Recruitment Rules of Public Relations Assistant 50% being filled up by direct recruitment, 20% from the posts of Reporter and 30% from deputation from the analogous posts.

2. During the visit of Sixth Central Pay Commission (SCPC) in the UT of Puducherry it was apprised to the Chairman and the Member Secretary that the pay scales for the post of Public Relations Assistant, Sub Editor, Reporter had to be revised to higher pay scales commensurate with the entry qualification and duties and responsibilities. It was apprised that the post of Public Relations Assistant comprised the merged posts of Reception Officer, Publicity Assistant, Information Assistant and Exhibition Assistant. The Public Relations Assistant has been performing duties of the Reception Officer, Publicity Assistant, Information Assistant and Exhibition Assistant in the Information and Publicity Department, Puducherry.

3. The Sixth Central Pay Commission in para 7.57.66 recommended higher pay scales to the Reporter and Sub – Editor from the pre-revised scale of Rs. 4000-6000 to Rs. 4500-7000 having similar entry qualification of graduate degree for both the posts. The Public Relations Assistant post is otherwise called as Reception Officer is the promotional post to the Reporter. The para 7.57.66 of the SCPC recommendation is given below.

Para 7.57.66: Higher scale have been sought for the posts of Public Relations Assistant, Sub-Editor and Reporter. The post of Sub-Editor carries minimum qualification of Graduate degree and as such the scale of Rs. 4500-7000 is appropriate. The post of Reporter also carries identical minimum qualifications. The fifth CPC had recommended the minimum qualification scale of Rs. 4500-7000 for the posts carrying minimum qualification of a Degree. The post, therefore, needs to be upgraded from the present scale of Rs. 4000-6000. This however will create an imbalance in the hierarchy as it will then come to lie an identical scale as that of Sub-Editor. The Commission, accordingly, recommends merger of the post of reporter with that of Sub- Editor in the scale of Rs. 4500-7000 corresponding to the revised pay band PB-1 of Rs. 4860-20200 along with grade pay of Rs. 2800.

4. The Public Relations Assistant is the common category of post because the Reception Officer is merged with the Public Relations Assistant and performing the duties of Receptionist. The SCPC has given its recommendations for the post of Receptionist in para 3.8.19 under chapter 3.8 of the common categories reads as below:

· Para 3.8.19: In so far as the cadre of receptionist is concerned, it is observed that the Fourth CPC had recommended merger of these posts with the clerical cadres of the respective ministries. These recommendation are appropriate and in consonance with the general philosophy of the Commission which emphasizes on multi-skilling of all categories of the exiting employees so that they are able to perform multiple role as may be required in discharge of their official duties. The Commission recommended merger of the various posts of Receptionist with the clerical cadre in the corresponding pay band and grade pay. In case no corresponding grade pay exists in the clerical cadre, the merger should be made in the immediate higher grade pay available in the clerical cadre.

5. Pursuant of the above para 3.8.19 and 7.57.66 of the recommendations of the SCPC the Public Relations Assistant/ Receptionist have to be compared with the corresponding clerical cadre. Since the pre-revised pay scale of Public Relations Assistant was Rs. 4500-7000 and the feeder category post of Reporter‟s pre revised pay scale of Rs. 4000-6000, the vertical relativity between the feeder category of Reporter and Public Relations Assistant (Reception Officer) has become distorted/ disturbed due to the higher pay scale of Rs. 4500-7000 for the Reporter was recommended in the para 7.57.66 of the SCPC.

6. Owing to the recommendations of the SCPC in para 7.57.66 the anomaly for the post of Public Relations Assistant (Receptionist) has been crept in, contravening the principles and policies of the SCPC read in paras 1.2.20 (d) and 1.2.20 (e).

Para 1.2.20 (d): where identical analogous posts discharging similar posts have been placed in two or more distinct pay scales

Para 1.2.20 (e): where the functions, nature of the jobs, qualifications prescribed and level of responsibility attached to the post justified a higher pay scale without causing any distortion or imbalance in any of the established relativities.

7. Pursuant of the above policies and principles mentioned paras 1.2.20 (d) and 1.2.20 (e) of the SCPC recommendations the anomaly for the post of Public Relations Assistant (Receptions Officer) have to be rectified in consonance with the paras 3.8.19 and 7.57.66 paras of the SCPC recommendations to restored the relativity between the feeder posts of Reporter and the promotional post of Public Relations Assistant by revising the existing pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 4500-7000 in parity with the clerical post of Assistant placed in the revised pay structure of the Pay Band – II with Grade Pay Rs. 4200 corresponding to the revised pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500.

8. Therefore the present pay scale of Public Relations Assistant (Receptionist) Rs. 4500-7000 is to be revised and placed in revised pay structure in the Pay Band – 2 with Grade Pay Rs. 4200 corresponding to the Revised Pay Scale of Rs. 6500-10500 in consonance with the SCPC recommendations.

ITEM NO.58

RECTIFICATION OF ANOMALY IN THE REVISED PAY STRUCTURE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSISTANT IN INFORMATION AND PUBLICITY DEPARTMENT IN THE UNION TERRITORY OF PUDUCHERRY.

There are ten posts of Public Relations Assistant in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 4500-7000 having entry qualification of Degree of a recognized university and possessing Diploma in Journalism/ Mass Communication/Public Relations/Advertising from recognized institutions or equivalent. As per the existing Recruitment Rules of Public Relations Assistant 50% being filled up by direct recruitment, 20% from the posts of Reporter and 30% from deputation from the analogous posts.

2. During the visit of Sixth Central Pay Commission (SCPC) in the UT of Puducherry it was apprised to the Chairman and the Member Secretary that the pay scales for the post of Public Relations Assistant, Sub Editor, Reporter had to be revised to higher pay scales commensurate with the entry qualification and duties and responsibilities. It was apprised that the post of Public Relations Assistant comprised the merged posts of Reception Officer, Publicity Assistant, Information Assistant and Exhibition Assistant. The Public Relations Assistant has been performing duties of the Reception Officer, Publicity Assistant, Information Assistant and Exhibition Assistant in the Information and Publicity Department, Puducherry.

3. The Sixth Central Pay Commission in para 7.57.66 recommended higher pay scales to the Reporter and Sub – Editor from the pre-revised scale of Rs. 4000-6000 to Rs. 4500-7000 having similar entry qualification of graduate degree for both the posts. The Public Relations Assistant post is otherwise called as Reception Officer is the promotional post to the Reporter. The para 7.57.66 of the SCPC recommendation is given below.

Para 7.57.66: Higher scale have been sought for the posts of Public Relations Assistant, Sub-Editor and Reporter. The post of Sub-Editor carries minimum qualification of Graduate degree and as such the scale of Rs. 4500-7000 is appropriate. The post of Reporter also carries identical minimum qualifications. The fifth CPC had recommended the minimum qualification scale of Rs. 4500-7000 for the posts carrying minimum qualification of a Degree. The post, therefore, needs to be upgraded from the present scale of Rs. 4000-6000. This however will create an imbalance in the hierarchy as it will then come to lie an identical scale as that of Sub-Editor. The Commission, accordingly, recommends merger of the post of reporter with that of Sub- Editor in the scale of Rs. 4500-7000 corresponding to the revised pay band PB-1 of Rs. 4860-20200 along with grade pay of Rs. 2800.

4. The Public Relations Assistant is the common category of post because the Reception Officer is merged with the Public Relations Assistant and performing the duties of Receptionist. The SCPC has given its recommendations for the post of Receptionist in para 3.8.19 under chapter 3.8 of the common categories reads as below:

· Para 3.8.19: Insofar as the cadre of receptionist is concerned, it is observed that the Fourth CPC had recommended merger of these posts with the clerical cadres of the respective ministries. These recommendation are appropriate and in consonance with the general philosophy of the Commission which emphasizes on multi-skilling of all categories of the exiting employees so that they are able to perform multiple role as may be required in discharge of their official duties. The Commission recommended merger of the various posts of Receptionist with the clerical cadre in the corresponding pay band and grade pay. In case no corresponding grade pay exists in the clerical cadre, the merger should be made in the immediate higher grade pay available in the clerical cadre.

5. Pursuant of the above para 3.8.19 and 7.57.66 of the recommendations of the SCPC the Public Relations Assistant/ Receptionist have to be compared with the corresponding clerical cadre. Since the pre-revised pay scale of Public Relations Assistant was Rs. 4500-7000 and the feeder category post of Reporter‟s pre revised pay scale of Rs. 4000-6000, the vertical relativity between the feeder category of Reporter and Public Relations Assistant (Reception Officer) has become distorted/ disturbed due to the higher pay scale of Rs. 4500-7000 for the Reporter was recommended in the para 7.57.66 of the SCPC.

6. Owing to the recommendations of the SCPC in para 7.57.66 the anomaly for the post of Public Relations Assistant (Receptionist) has been crept in, contravening the principles and policies of the SCPC read in paras 1.2.20 (d) and 1.2.20 (e).

Para 1.2.20 (d): where identical analogous posts discharging similar posts have been placed in two or more distinct pay scales

Para 1.2.20 (e): where the functions, nature of the jobs, qualifications prescribed and level of responsibility attached to the post justified a higher pay scale without causing any distortion or imbalance in any of the established relativities.

7. Pursuant of the above policies and principles mentioned paras 1.2.20 (d) and 1.2.20 (e) of the SCPC recommendations the anomaly for the post of Public Relations Assistant (Receptions Officer) have to be rectified in consonance with the paras 3.8.19 and 7.57.66 paras of the SCPC recommendations to restored the relativity between the feeder posts of Reporter and the promotional post of Public Relations Assistant by revising the existing pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 4500-7000 in parity with the clerical post of Assistant placed in the revised pay structure of the Pay Band – II with Grade Pay Rs. 4200 corresponding to the revised pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500.

8. Therefore the present pay scale of Public Relations Assistant (Receptionist) Rs. 4500-7000 is to be revised and placed in revised pay structure in the Pay Band – 2 with Grade Pay Rs. 4200 corresponding to the Revised Pay Scale of Rs. 6500-10500 in consonance with the SCPC recommendations.

ITEM NO.59

RECTIFICATION OF ANOMALY IN THE REVISED PAY STRUCTURE OF STATISTICAL STAFF, (FIELD SUPERVISOR,STATISTICAL INSPECTOR, STATISTICAL OFFICER AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR WORKING IN THE UNION TERRITORY OF PUDUCHERRY.

There are two supervisory posts of Gazetted status such as Deputy Director (Statistics) in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500 and Joint Director (Statistics) in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 8000-13500.

2. The Deputy Director statistics is a gazette post being filled up 25% by Direct Recruitment through UPSC and 75% by promotion. Since the entry qualification of Deputy Director has Post Graduation in Statistics/Economics with desirable qualification of Doctorate in Statistics/Economics but the existing pay structure is PB-2 with grade pay 4200 causing anamoly.

3. The similar post existing in Central Govt. and NCT, Delhi are in the revised pay structure of PB-3 with Grade pay 5400 with similar entry qualification being filled by UPSC as well as in the Central Government. The SCPC in Chapter 1.2 recommended in 1.2.20 for rectification of anomalies in pay scales involve the principles in para 1.2.20 (d), 1.2.20 (e) and 7.57.5

Para 1.2.20 (d): where identical analogous posts discharging similar posts have been placed in two or more distinct pay scales

Para 1.2.20 (e): where the functions, nature of the jobs, qualifications prescribed and level of responsibility attached to the post justified a higher pay scale without causing any distortion or imbalance in any of the established relativities.

Para 7.57.5: The Commission has recommended parity between Central Secretariat and field staff in all Central Government organization. This parity justifiably has to be extended to the Secretariat staff of the UTs whose pay scales are generally on par with those in the field organizations of the Central Government. The Commission, accordingly, recommends pay scales on par with those existing in the Central Secretariat for the Secretariat staff of various UTs.”

4. Since the Deputy Director statistics (gazette) and similarly placed posts in the NCT, Delhi and Central Govt. have been identical discharging similar functions but placed in the distinct pay scales the anamoly has to be rectified in pursuance of para 1.2.20 (d), (e) and 7.57.5 of the SCPC.

5. In order to restore the vertical relativities the Deputy Director Statistics (gazetted post) and Joint Director (gazetted post) may be merged to avoid many supervisory levels and placed in the revised pay structure of PB-3 with Grade pay 5400 as vindicated by the recommendations of the SCPC.

6. Had the existing pay structure of the Deputy Director (gazetted) been rectified and placed in the revised pay structure of the identical posts in the PB-3 with Grade pay 5400 there should be no distortion or imbalance in the established relativities.

7. We would like to submit the hierarchical structure of the Subordinate Statistics staff cadre in the U.T. of Puducherry is given below:

Post

Pre-revised pay structure

Rectified pay structure

Pay Band

Grade Pay

Field Supervisor

Rs. 4000-6000

PB-1

2400

Statistical Inspector

5000-8000

PB-2

4200

Statistical Officer

6500-10500

PB-2

4200

8. The entry qualification of the Field Supervisor is Graduation in Statistics/Economics and placed in PB-1 with Grade Pay of Rs. 2400.The Statistical Investigator Grade II in the Central Government has the entry qualification of Degree in Statistics/Economics.

9 The entry qualification for the Statistical Inspector is Post Graduation in Statistics/Economics. The promotional post is Statistical Officer, having placed in the same revised pay structure of PB-2 with Grade pay of Rs. 4200. The Deputy Director post (gazetted) is having element of Direct Recruitment is filled by UPSC with Post Graduation in Economics/Statistics as essential and Doctorate in Statistics/Economics is desirable. But the revised pay structure is placed in PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200, same as the feeder category posts of Statistical Inspector and Statistical Officer.

10. The SCPC recommends for the Subordinate Statistical Service in the para 7.41.5 which reads that “Accordingly, the post of Statistical Investigator Grade II may be placed in the next higher scale of Rs. 7450-11500 corresponding to the revised pay band PB-2 of Rs. 8700-34800 along with Grade pay of Rs. 4600 and merged with the post of Statistical Investigator grade I that already exists in the pay scale of Rs. 7450-11500. Posts of Statistical Investigator Grade III and Grade IV shall stand merged in the revised pay band PB-2 of Rs. 8700-34800 along with grade pay of Rs. 4200 corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500.”

Posts

Pre-Revised Pay Structure

Rectified Revised Pay Structure

Pay Band

Grade pay

Statistical Investigator Grade IV

Rs. 5000-8000

Merged SI III and IV as

PB-2

Rs.4200

Statistical Investigator Grade III

Rs. 5500-9000

Statistical Investigator Grade II

Rs.6500-10500

Merged SI I and II as

PB-2

Rs. 4600

Statistical Investigator Grade I

Rs. 7450-11500

11. The 6th Central Pay Commission (SCPC) has recommended in para 2.2.21 (V) reads that “in case it is not feasible to merge the posts in these pay scales on functional considerations, the posts in the scale of Rs. 5000-8000 and Rs. 5500-9000 should be merged with the post in the scale of Rs. 6500-10500 being upgraded to the next higher grade in pay band PB-2 with grade pay of Rs. 4600 corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 7450-11500. In case a post already exists in the scale of Rs. 7450-11500, the post being upgraded from the scale of Rs. 6500-10500 should be merged with the post in the scale of Rs. 7450-11500.

12. Based on the recommendations in para 2.2.21 (V) accepted and notified in CCS RP Rules 2008 and in para 7.41.5 of the Statistical Subordinate Service have been vindicated in para 7.57.5 the two cadres of Field Supervisor and Statistical Inspector may be merged into one cadre as in the Central Government.

13. Therefore the pay scales of Statistical cadre of U.T. of Puducherry shall have parity in pay scales on par with those in the field organizations of the Central Government vindicated in para 7.57.5 of the SCPC. Consequently the Field Supervisor and Statistical Inspector are to be merged and equated with the merged Statistical Investigator Grade IV and Grade III in the Central Government and be placed in the revised pay structure of PB-2 with Grade pay of Rs. 4200.

14. Similarly the Statistical Officer of the U.T. of Puducherry may be equated with the merged Statistical Investigator Grade II and Statistical Investigator Grade I in the Central Government and placed in the revised pay structure of PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4600.

15. In the light of the above the anomaly crept in the Subordinate Statistical cadres may please be rectified in consonance with the para 7.57.5. After rectification there will be two cadres of Statistical Staff in the Subordinate cadre placed in the PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 and in the PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4600 respectively parity with the two Subordinate Statistical cadres in the Central Government.

16. Similarly the Supervisory cadre of Deputy Director (Statistics), Gazetted post, being filled up 25% by Direct Recruitment through UPSC may be placed in the PB-3 with Grade Pay of Rs. 5400 being merged with the other Supervisory post of Joint Director to avoid distortion and imbalance in the relativities.

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