Friday, January 30, 2009

Armed Forces reject Pay proposal for Lt. Cols.

An attempt by Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to resolve the armed forces’ grievances over pay commission proposals has failed with the services rejecting its proposal to grant higher pay only to those Lieutenant Colonels who were in “combat” or “ready-tocombat” roles.

In a letter to the Defence Ministry, tri-services’ Principal Personnel Officers Committee chairman Vice Admiral D K Dewan said the armed forces wanted all Lieutenant Colonels to be placed under the Pay Band-4 including those on deputation to paramilitary and other services.
The letter said that the services and the rules governing them did not make any distinction and that all of the officers were performing combat/ready-to-combat jobs.

Dewan’s letter came in reply to a verbal query from the Defence Ministry on a December 31 PMO note that the government proposed to place only those Lt Cols serving in “combat/ready-to-combat” roles in Army, Navy and Air Force the Pay Band-4 benefits.

The PMO letter had said that those Lt Cols, currently on deputation to other services, would not get the Pay Band-4 scales, but the Pay Band-3 scales recommended by the Justice Srikrishna-led pay commission, till the time they return to their parent cadre.

“Even ships, units, establishments located in peace stations are always in operational readiness”, the letter said.

Noting that the Lt Cols and their equivalents (about 12,000) formed largest percentage of cadre strength with 13 to 26 years of service, Admiral Dewan said deputing them was an “inescapable” necessity in order to maintain a youthful profile of the fighting units.

(Published in Hidustan Times, New Delhi 30/01/09)

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  1. Anonymous4:53 PM

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    No Post Present Scale Revised Pay
    Scale Corresponding Pay
    Band & Grade Pay Para No
    of the
    Report
    Pay Band Grade Pay
    (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
    I OFFICE STAFF OUT SIDE THE SECRETARIAT
    1 Head Clerk/
    Asst./
    Steno Gr.II/
    equivalent 4500-7000
    5000-8000 6500-10500 PB -2 4200 3.1.14
    II FIRE FIGHTING STAFF
    1. Station Fire Officer 4000-6000 4500-7000 PB-1 2800
    2. Asst Divisional
    Fire Officer 5000-8000 6500-10500 PB-2 4200 3.8.12
    III NURSING STAFF
    Staff Nurse 5000-8000 7400-11500 PB-2 4600
    IV TEACHERS
    Primary School
    Teacher GrIII
    4500-7000

    GRIII
    6500-10500 PB-2 4200 3.8.22
    V MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & IT DEPARTMENT POSTS
    Technical Supervisor in Mail
    Motor Service 4500-7000 5000-8000 PB-2 4200 7.6.8
    Artisan Grade I in Mail
    Motor Service 4000-6000 4500-7000 PB-1 2800
    VI MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS,FOOD & PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION
    Technical Asst in
    Directorate of Sugar 4500-7000 6500-10500 PB-2 4200 7.12.13
    VII MINISTRY OF DEFENCE Department of Defence
    Machineman/ Operator Offset 4500-7000 5000-8000 PB-2 4200 7.10.17
    VIII COAST GUARD ORGANISATION(General Duty Branch)
    Pradhan Navik 3200-4900 4500-7000 PB-1 2800 7.10.26
    IX COAST GUARD ORGANISATION(Aviation Branch)
    Pradhan Navik) 3200-4900 4500-7000 PB-1 2800 7.10.26
    X MINISTRY OF EARTH SCIENCES
    Tech Asst in Centre for Marine Living Resources & Ecology, Kochi 4500-7000 6500-10000 PB-2 4200 7.12.27
    XI MIN OF FINANCE (Department of Economic Affairs)
    Asst class II Calcutta Mint 3050-4590 4500-7000 PB-1 2800 7.15.8
    XII MIN OF HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE
    Medical Supervisor/Health
    Visitor 4000-6000 4500-7000 PB-1 2800 7.17.11
    XIII MIN OF HOME AFFAIRS
    ASI in CPMF’s 4000-6000 4500-7000 PB-1 2800 7.19.35
    ASI in DP 4000-6000 4500-7000 PB-1 2800 7.19.50
    Jr Intelligence Officer GrI in IB 4000-6000 4500-7000 PB-1 2800 7.19.62
    IVX MIN OF PERSNNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
    ASI in CBI 4000-6000 4500-7000 PB-1 2800 7.32.18
    XV MIN OF POWER
    Professional/
    Statistical Asst 4500-7000 5000-8000 PB-2 4200 7.35.2
    XVI MIN OF POWER SHIPPING,ROAD TRANSPORT & HIGHWAYS
    Overseer in Border
    Roads Organisation 3200-4900 5000-8000 PB-2 4200 7.39.22
    Suppt Grade II in Civil,Electrical & Mech Engineering 4500-7000 5000-8000 PB-2 4200 7.39.23
    Foreman Supt
    (Fire) 4000-6000 4500-7000 PB-1 2800 7.39.28
    XVII MIN OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT
    UDC Incharge 4500-7000 5000-8000 PB-2 4200 7.46.31
    DOWN GRADED SCALE
    XVIII AIR FORCE
    Sergeant
    ( X Group) 5000-6500 4500-7000 PB-1 2800

    Sl
    No Post Present Scale Revised Pay
    Scale Corresponding Pay
    Band & Grade Pay Para No
    of the
    Report
    Pay Band Grade Pay
    (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
    I OFFICE STAFF OUT SIDE THE SECRETARIAT
    1 Head Clerk/
    Asst./
    Steno Gr.II/
    equivalent 4500-7000
    5000-8000 6500-10500 PB -2 4200 3.1.14
    II FIRE FIGHTING STAFF
    1. Station Fire Officer 4000-6000 4500-7000 PB-1 2800
    2. Asst Divisional
    Fire Officer 5000-8000 6500-10500 PB-2 4200 3.8.12
    III NURSING STAFF
    Staff Nurse 5000-8000 7400-11500 PB-2 4600
    IV TEACHERS
    Primary School
    Teacher GrIII
    4500-7000

    GRIII
    6500-10500 PB-2 4200 3.8.22
    V MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & IT DEPARTMENT POSTS
    Technical Supervisor in Mail
    Motor Service 4500-7000 5000-8000 PB-2 4200 7.6.8
    Artisan Grade I in Mail
    Motor Service 4000-6000 4500-7000 PB-1 2800
    VI MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS,FOOD & PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION
    Technical Asst in
    Directorate of Sugar 4500-7000 6500-10500 PB-2 4200 7.12.13
    VII MINISTRY OF DEFENCE Department of Defence
    Machineman/ Operator Offset 4500-7000 5000-8000 PB-2 4200 7.10.17
    VIII COAST GUARD ORGANISATION(General Duty Branch)
    Pradhan Navik 3200-4900 4500-7000 PB-1 2800 7.10.26
    IX COAST GUARD ORGANISATION(Aviation Branch)
    Pradhan Navik) 3200-4900 4500-7000 PB-1 2800 7.10.26
    X MINISTRY OF EARTH SCIENCES
    Tech Asst in Centre for Marine Living Resources & Ecology, Kochi 4500-7000 6500-10000 PB-2 4200 7.12.27
    XI MIN OF FINANCE (Department of Economic Affairs)
    Asst class II Calcutta Mint 3050-4590 4500-7000 PB-1 2800 7.15.8
    XII MIN OF HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE
    Medical Supervisor/Health
    Visitor 4000-6000 4500-7000 PB-1 2800 7.17.11
    XIII MIN OF HOME AFFAIRS
    ASI in CPMF’s 4000-6000 4500-7000 PB-1 2800 7.19.35
    ASI in DP 4000-6000 4500-7000 PB-1 2800 7.19.50
    Jr Intelligence Officer GrI in IB 4000-6000 4500-7000 PB-1 2800 7.19.62
    IVX MIN OF PERSNNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
    ASI in CBI 4000-6000 4500-7000 PB-1 2800 7.32.18
    XV MIN OF POWER
    Professional/
    Statistical Asst 4500-7000 5000-8000 PB-2 4200 7.35.2
    XVI MIN OF POWER SHIPPING,ROAD TRANSPORT & HIGHWAYS
    Overseer in Border
    Roads Organisation 3200-4900 5000-8000 PB-2 4200 7.39.22
    Suppt Grade II in Civil,Electrical & Mech Engineering 4500-7000 5000-8000 PB-2 4200 7.39.23
    Foreman Supt
    (Fire) 4000-6000 4500-7000 PB-1 2800 7.39.28
    XVII MIN OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT
    UDC Incharge 4500-7000 5000-8000 PB-2 4200 7.46.31
    DOWN GRADED SCALE
    XVIII AIR FORCE
    Sergeant
    ( X Group) 5000-6500 4500-7000 PB-1 2800

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  2. Will be there any change in the scales for armed forces ?

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