Wednesday, June 15, 2016


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Date: Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 1:13 PM
Subject: Regarding extension of benefit of upgraded pay scale vide order dated 25.02.1999 to the Administrative Cadre/Left out cadre

Respected Madam
(Ms. Harcharan Kaur, Director)
!! Heartiest Greetings from ADASA !!

This is to draw your humble attention towards our Grievance petition vide Registration no. PMOPG/E/2016/0197030 which has been forwarded to you on 09.06.2016 by the PM Office with regard to the extension of the benefit of the up-graded pay scale to the Administrative Cadre/Left out cadre vide MIB Order No. 310/173/97-B(D) dated 25.02.1999 which might be under active and positive consideration.

In the meantime, it is to bring to your humble notice that in a reply to RTI application dated 23.05.2016, the Under Secretary & CPIO, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, E.III (A) Branch, New Delhi vide reply letter no. 7/4/2016-E.III-A (238) dated 10th June 2016 has replied in para-7 and 8 which are reproduced hereunder:-

Para-7. The COJS held various meetings and also met various Union/Association to hear their views in the matter. After detailed deliberations in the meetings the COJS recommended the following:-

(i)                The upgraded pay scales granted to 11 categories vide order dated 25.02.1999 may be withdrawn. This is in consonance with the spirit of the then Cabinet decision according to which the employees were not to be entitled to the upgraded pay scales in the event of their not getting absorbed in Prasar Bharati. It may also be mentioned in this context that the new recruits were, in any case, not being granted the upgraded pay scales. These 11 categories would, therefore, be entitled to pay scales drawn by DRs.
(ii)              In view of the fact that the 11 categories which were granted higher pay scales have been drawing these pay scales for a long period and the sudden withdrawal of these scales would lead to a drop in their emoluments, it is recommended that treating these as cases of hardship, their basic pay may be protected till their next promotion/retirement, whichever is earlier.

Para- 8. However, the recommendations of COJS could not be placed before the GOM as the GOM constituted by the outgoing Government could not meet during the tenure of previous Govt. The new Govt. however scrapped the concept of GOM. The recommendation of COJS lost its sanctity and accordingly the recommendation of COJS became redundant.

Thus, after conjoint reading of the aforesaid replies, it evidently establishes that the benefit of upgraded pay scales granted to all the 11 categories of employees is still in existence/intact.

In view of the above factual matrix during the intervening period and taking the grounds as adduced in our grievance petition under reference into true perspective, it is humbly requested to consider our demand for the extension of the benefit of the upgraded pay scale at par with the 11 categories of employees vide order dated 25.02.1999. A Copy of RTI reply dated 10th June 2016 along with its relevant enclosure is appended herewith for your kind perusal and record.

We humbly solicit efficacious consideration of our longstanding qualified demand.

With due regards

General Secretary
All India Radio and Doordarshan Administrative Staff Association
Room no. 716, 7th Floor, Tower-B
Doordarshan Bhawan, Copernicus Marg
New Delhi-110001

MB no. 9013515375  

1 comment:

  1. well justified representation by Gen. Secy. Thanks.