Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Discrepancies in Pay Fixation - Letter from CS to Chief PMG

K.Siva Shankar
Circle President &
Western Region ,
Coimbatore -641002
Circle Secretary &
ASP, Tiruvallur Sub Division
Tiruvallur 602001.
Circle Treasurer &
ASP, Chennai Sorting APB
@ Parcel Hub Chennai
Chennai 600032.

The Chief Postmaster General,
Tamilnadu Circle,

No. AIAIPASPs/TN/dlgs                           dated at Chennai 600 018 the 30.08.2016.
Respected Sir,

Subject:- Discrepancies in Fixation of new Pay and Allowances of the VII Pay
    Commission for IPs/ASPs in Tamilnadu Circle - regarding

Ref: -   Arising

With reference to the above, we submit the following few lines for favor of kind consideration.

The VII Pay Commission has recommended for upgradation of Grade Pay of IPs from Rs.4200 to Rs.4600 and for ASPs from Rs.4600 to Rs.4800 vide Para 11.8.21 of Pay Commission Report communicated in OM No. 7-2/2016-PCC dated 27.7.2016. Correspondingly the existing Grade Pay of Rs.4800/- of Superintendent Posts has also been upgraded to Rs.5400/-[PB-2] under L-9 vide Para 11.8.21 of the above report. Accordingly, the Grade Pay of all the IPs , ASPs and SPs in the Department have been fixed as Rs.4600/- , Rs.4800/- and Rs.5400/- respectively with effect from 1.1.2016.

In this connection, the following discrepancies were noticed in fixation of Pay and Allowances of the Assistant Superintendent Posts by the Accounts Officers of the Tamilnadu Circle.

The Grade Pay of the PSS Group B officers of the Department has been up graded by the Pay Commission and accepted by the Government. Accordingly, the GP of all PSS Group B officers are to be up graded to Rs.5400/- with effect from 1.1.2016 under L-9 of the new Pay Matrix. But, the Grade Pay of ASPs who are working as Assistant Directors in office of the PMG, Western Region, Coimbatore has been fixed as Rs.4800/- only under L-8 of the new Pay Matrix and arrears of Pay drawn from 1.1.2016. This is totally incorrect. There are no valid reasons stated by the Accounts Officer of the RO, Coimbatore.

Similarly, the upgradation of Grade Pay of Rs.5400/- under L-9 of new Pay Matrix has not been given  to senior most ASPs who were already got promotion under MACP-III [after completion of 30 years of service] and  drawing Grade Pay of Rs.4800/- before 1.1.2016. . As a result, the revised Pay of all the ASPs will be fixed in L-8 with upgraded GP of Rs.4800/- irrespective of promotion got under MACP-3 in the ASP cadre. This will lead to anomaly in the fixation of pay for the Senior ASPs in the Department. Since the promotional Grade Pay of Rs.4800/- obtained for ASP cadre under MACP-3 is the same Grade pay of the Superintendent Posts in the pre-revised scale of pay, this should have been automatically upgraded to Rs.5400/- since the GP of Superintendent Post has been up graded with effect from 1.1.2016 by Pay Commission vide Para 11.8.21.As a result, the junior ASPs who will get promotion under MACP after 1.1.2016 will be placed in higher Grade Pay of Rs.5400/- under L-9 of new Pay matrix whereas the senior most ASPs who were promoted much earlier will get  less pay than the juniors which will lead to anomaly.

The issues relating to Allowances has been referred to a Committee by the Government of India. But, the HRA and Transport allowances for the upgraded pay of IPs and ASPs are denied by the DDOs on the plea that this has been referred. But, as on 1.1.2016, the pay has been up graded for IPs and ASPs and hence the admissible allowances for the Pay as on 1.1.2016 should be drawn and paid.  

Considering the above, it is requested that orders may kindly be issued to concerned DDOs to :-

a.      To fix the upgraded Pay scale and allowances admissible to all the ASPs officiating as Assistant Directors in the office of PMG, Western Region, Coimbatore.
b.      To fix the Pay of senior ASPs who got MACP-III before 1.1.2016 in L-9 of new pay matrix.
c.       To draw admissible allowances to all IPs and ASPs whose pay has been up graded with effect from 1.1.2016.

        Thanking You,

Yours faithfully,

Babu G
Circle Secretary

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