Thursday, June 23, 2011



Government of India

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

‘A’ Wing, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi

Dated: 05.04.2011


Smt. Reena Sangl,

C/O Shri B B. Sangal,


Subject: Information sought under RTI Act, 2005 by Smt Reena Sangal regarding

Upgraded pay scales to certain category of subordinate Engg & Programme

Staff of AIR, DD and CCW of AIR.



I am directed to refer to your RTI application received in this Ministry on 28.3.2011 and to give seriatim replies as under:

1. Upgraded pay scales were given to the employees of Prasar Bharati with the

Approval of the Cabinet but RRs of those categories of staff have not been amended so far.

2. The benefit of ACP was not granted to them. The staff who were granted

Pay scales, the benefit of MACP Scheme to the Prasar Bharati employees has been granted by Prasar Bharati themselves without consulting the Ministry.

3. A proposal for merger of pay scale of Engineering Assistant and Senior

Engineering Assistant is under consideration of the Government as per court directions. But in this regard no final decision has been taken so far. As such the case of grant of MACP in the pay scale of Rs.7450-11500 will be decided by Prasar Bharati themselves since Prasar Bharati has already granted the scale to its employees under MACP Scheme.

4. As per the Pay Commission recommendations, promotion/up gradation Under MACP from one grade pay to another grade pay, the benefit of Pay hike of 3% is permissible.

5. There is no provision to protect the pay of officers on repatriation to their parent cadre after deputation. The pay of such employees is regulated in the old pay scale on their reversion.

6. The benefit of ACP has not been allowed to Prasar Bharati employees who were granted the upgraded pay scales by the Ministry of I&B except Junior Engineers and Assistant Engineers of CCW. However, MACP has been granted to Prasar Bharati employees by DG:AIR and DG:DDn themselves without consulting this Ministry. DOPT being the nodal Ministry/Department in case of all govt. services, DOPT can seek clarification from the concerned Department for wrong payments made.

2. The name and address of the Appliate Authority is:-

Ms. Jayanthi G, Deputy Secretary (BA-E), Room No.663, ‘A’Wing, Shastri

Bhawan, New Delhi.

Yours faithfully,

For (S.P. Bhattarya)

Under Secretary & CPIO

2338 4754

Copy to:

S.O(IFC), w..r.t.letter no.1/195/2011-IC dated 22.3.2011


  1. Well done. In the meantime, with the reply to the RTI letter sought from the MIB, it is clearly evident that both the cadres of Engg & Prog staff are enjoying the pay scales for which they are NOT fit, since they were been betrayed for ACP scheme benefits, then how far it is justifiable that they were been granted with MACP benefits by the respective Directorate's of AIR & DD. With this RTI reply, we can approach the steps of a court seeking JUSTICE.

    All the colleagues concerned are requested to put forth their tremendous efforts to seek justice in the matter and to achieve our long pending goal of the pay parity issue, that too with the true consent & recommendation of both the cadres of Engg & Prog staff, to honour the upgraded payscales for us also.

  2. The aforsaid Min.of I & B. RTI reply clearly proved that the suffering of the administrative staff. The Directorate of AIR & DD / Prasar Bharati Board continuously doing the step-motherly treatment with the administrative staff of AIR & DD