Saturday, July 30, 2016

Com. B Samal Divnl. Secy, AIPEU, Gr.-C, Bhubaneswar & Vice-President , Odisha Circle writes to NFPE / Confederation on betrayal to C G employees in giving Annual Increment through defective Pay Matrix

To
1.     Com. M Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers, CHQ
New Delhi

2.     Com. R N Parashar
Secretary General NFPE & General Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, CHQ
Dada Ghosh Bhawan, New Delhi-110 008

Sub:    Betrayal to C G employees in giving Annual Increment through defective Pay Matrix – reg

Ref.-    1.         Para 5.1.38 & 5.1.53 of the Report of 7th CPC
            2.         Para 9 of CCS( Revised Pay) Rules, 2016
3.         Para II (1) of Annexure – II of Resolution No.1-2/2016-IC, dated 25.07.2016 of Ministry of Finance.

Dear Comrade,
As you know, straightway rejecting the demand of the Staff Side to give 5 % Annual Increment, the 7th CPC recommended 3 % Annual Increment vide Para 5.1.38 of its report submitted to the Govt. on 19thNovember, 2015.

But while giving the illustrative examples at Para 5.1.53 of the report, the Annual Increment is seen to be manipulated.

As illustrated, an employee will move one step down in the same level when he/she gets an Annual Increment of 3%. An employee drawing a Basic Pay of Rs.32300/- in level 4 if given 3%  Annual Increment, will get Rs.969/- and thus his Basic Pay has been shown in the next cell of the same level, i.e. Rs.33300/- which is more than Rs. 33269 (Rs.32300/- + Rs.969/-). It is understood.

But this situation is not arrived in many other cases where the Pay Matrix has been prefixed at a stage lower than the actual amount arrived after adding the increment of 3% to the Basic Pay. Some levels selected at random and calculated as follows show that the employees are at loss in drawing their annual increments.

LOSS IN INCREMENT

Level
Sl. No. in the Pay Matrix
Basic Pay in the Revised Scale
Actual Pay after adding 3% Annual Increment
Basic Pay prefixed in the Pay Matrix
Amount of Loss to the employee
Actual increment
( % )
1
12
24900
25647
25600
47
2.81
1
26
37600
38728
38700
28
2.92
3
9
27600
28428
28400
28
2.89
3
16
34000
35020
35000
20
2.94
4
11
34300
35329
35300
29
2.91
4
22
47500
48925
48900
25
2.94
5
10
38100
39243
39200
43
2.88
5
20
51100
52633
52600
33
2.93
6
6
41100
42333
42300
33
2.91
6
9
44900
46247
46200
47
2.89

Thus, the actual Annual Increment is not 3% as recommended by the CPC at Para 5.1.38 of its Report. But it is less than 3% as illustrated above according to the Pay Matrix.

LOSS IN PROMOTION

Secondly, the above small difference will have also long term impact on the employees’ promotion inviting heavy financial losses.

We may consider just one example from the above table.


Level
Sl. No. in the Pay Matrix
Basic Pay in the Revised Scale
Actual Pay after adding 3% Annual Increment
Basic Pay prefixed in the Pay Matrix
Amount of Loss to the employee in increment
Pay on promotion to next level if fixed as per Col. D
Pay on promotion to next level if fixed as per Col. E
Loss on promotion
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
6
9
44900
46247
46200
47
49000
47600
1400
           
Thus, for loss of Rs.47/- only in the Annual Increment, the employee will suffer a loss of Rs.1400/- during his / her promotion to the next level and this loss will have cumulative effect on rest period of the service career with financial loss on DA(s) and further promotion(s).

            This is just one example. We may find several disparities in the Pay Matrix both for Annual Increment and fixation of pay on promotion.  

In addition, as per Para 13 of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, one increment shall be given in the level from which the employees is promoted and he shall be placed at a cell equal to the figure so arrived at in the level of the post to which promoted and if no such cell is available in the level to which promoted, he shall be placed at the next higher cell in that level.

Let’s analyse the following table.

Level
Sl. No. in the Pay Matrix
Basic Pay in the Revised Scale
Revised  Pay with 3%  Increment
Level
Sl. No. in the Pay Matrix
Basic Pay in the Revised Scale
Revised  Pay with 3%  Increment
6
12
49000
50470 to be placed at Rs. 50500 in level 7
7
4
49000
50470 to be placed at Rs. 50500 in level 8

The Pay Matrix has been so prefixed that the employees drawing revised pay as above will be entitled for Rs.30/- only after getting the promotion to the next level.

Will anyone call it a promotion ? This is nothing but a serious betrayal to the C G employees in the name of Pay Revision.

There are several other examples in the Pay Matrix.

There is no doubt and second opinion that  the Pay Commission has cheated the Central Govt. employees very shrewdly through a defective Pay Matrix which has since been resolved by the Govt. and corroborated in the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

            Under the Circumstances, it is urged upon our CHQ/NFPE/Confederation to appraise the Govt. as follows.

i.                 Either to correct the Pay Matrix to suit the employees without any financial loss in any manner or not to follow the Pay Matrix during Annual Increment and just to leave the amount arrived at with addition of 3% to the Basic Pay.

ii.                The employee may be allowed to continue annually with 3% increment without referring the downward cell given in the Pay Matrix and on the basis of the amount so arrived after adding 3% every year, the next level of promotion will be decided. This may protect the employees from the financial losses.

iii.               During promotion to the next Level, after adding 3% Annual Increment to the Basic Pay, the employees shall be placed at the next higher cell and not in a cell equal to the figure so arrived at in the level of the post to which promoted. 

            The CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 need to be amended suitably.

        With greetings.
Comradely yours,

Bhubaneswar
The 29th  July, 2016
( B  SAMAL)
Vice-President
AIPEU, Group- C, Odisha Circle &
Divisional Secretary
Bhubaneswar Divn., Bhubaneswar – 751 009

Copy to all Circle Secretaries, AIPEU, Group-C

Replies Received

1.     From Com. J Ramamurty, President, AIPEU, Group-C, CHQ

from:
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to:
"All India Postal Employess Union, Group-C Bhubaneswar Division" <aipeup3bbsr@gmail.com>
date:
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 11:12 PM
subject:
Re: Betrayal to C G employees in giving Annual Increment through defective Pay Matrix – reg
Very good com. Hats off for going in depth on calculations.
Let us take up this matter with Cabinet Secretary through NJCA Convener.
yrs
J.R. President , CHQ.

2. From Com. M Krishnana, Secretary General, Confederation
from:
Krishnan M <mkrishnan6854@gmail.com>
to:
"All India Postal Employess Union, Group-C Bhubaneswar Division" <aipeup3bbsr@gmail.com>
date:
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 at 12:23 AM
subject:
Re: Betrayal to C G employees in giving Annual Increment through defective Pay Matrix – reg
All points noted. Such points are coming from many other comrades from other departments also. I am taking printout and noting down all points.  Many more may come when our pay drawing authorities start fixing the pay of all officials. After getting all points from all comrades and friends , we will take a position and JIM (NC) staff side will be asked to write a detailed letter to Govt pointing out all irregularities and anomalies. We will wait upto 18th  August as by that time our National Conference will be over and some more points regarding pay fixation anomalies may come in the Conference.

=  M Krishnan = 

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