Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Now CPWD Engineers want salary parity

After ex-servicemen, it is now the turn of CPWD engineers to register their disgruntlement over lack of pay parity with other all India services like IAS and IFS.

In a letter to the PM, the Central Engineering Services Group A Association has talked about the disconnect between the crucial role of engineers in making Congress’s development poll plank a reality, their importance for preparation of Commonwealth Games and the fact that their demands have been pending for so long. ‘‘The present election is being fought on the plank of development. It is rather unfortunate that the officers in government who have been contributing in development on a very rich scale are getting neglected and are demoralized progressively,’’ the letter dated April 13 reads.

The sixth pay commission had recommended pay parity for engineers with other services with a twoyear gap and the government had accepted that recommendation in August last year but a formal order is yet to be implemented.

(Time of India, Delhi - 15/04/2009)

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