To 19. Jan 2011
Dr. Manmohan Singh,
Honourable Prime Minister of India,
Room No.148 B, South Block, Raisina Hill,
New Delhi – 110001
Shri Pranab Mukherjee,
Honourable Finance Minister,
Room No.134, North Block, Raisina Hill,
New Delhi – 110001
Sub : Inclusion of V CPC S-21, S-22 & S-23 JAG Regular Scales
Under PB-4 of VI CPC – Request For
1. I retired as Director (Geophysics) from Geological Survey of India, Central Region on 31-5-1988 on superannuation (58 yrs) in the scale 3700 -5000 (IV CPC ) after putting in 31 ½ years of Service. My pro-rata pension was fixed as Rs.1989/- pm w.e.from 1-6-1988.
2. Again as per V CPC my pro-rata pension was fixed as Rs.5728/- pm as on 1-1-1996 in the scale 12000 – 16500 (S-21 of V CPC) which corresponds to the above 3700 – 5000 scale.
3. My pension was revised as Rs.12947/- pm. in the scale PB-3 (15600 – 39100 + GP 7600) of VI CPC as on 1-1-2006.
4. I very earnestly request that the Scales S-21 to S-23 also may be placed in PB-4 along with S-24, to remove the injustice done to these incumbents. The justification is given in the succeeding paragraphs.
Justification – 1
5. The V CPC Pay Scales S-21 (12000-165000), S-22 (12750 – 16500), S-23 (12000 – 18000) and S-24 (14300 – 18300) all come under the same JAG Category. There is no difference in the duties and responsibilities in the nature of their work. Originally, all these Scales and even up to S-27 were placed in PB-3 by the VI CPC. But subsequently it was revised and PB-4 was brought down to S-24 from S-27. Thus, a line has been drawn between S-23 & S-24 within the JAG level scales, putting S-24 in PB-4 and the others Viz., S-21 to S-23 were left in PB-3. This has resulted in a huge disparity causing a large anomaly in the pensions of the incumbents of S- 21, 22, 23 as compared to those of S-24.
6. As per the V CPC Pay Scales, taking 50 % of the Minima of the Scales, the pensions were Rs.6000 for S-21 & S-23, Rs.6375 for S-22, and that of S -24 was Rs. 7150. But as per VI CPC, the pension of the incumbents of S-21, 22, & 23 is Rs.11600 and that of S-24 it is Rs. 23050 The pension of S-21 to S-23 pensioners has increased not even two times ( from Rs.6000 to Rs. 11600) while that of the S-24 pensioner has increased by more that 3 times (from 7150 to 23050). The new pension of the S-24 pensioner is twice that of the S-21 to 23 Pensioners. The difference which was only about Rs.1150 as per V CPC has become Rs.11450 (as per VI CPC) i.e. a ten fold increase. Thus, injustice has been done to S-21 to S-23 Pensioners and a huge disparity has been created at this part of the Pay Band structure, which needs to be rectified.
Justification – 2
7. In this context, portions reproduced below from the letters of Secretary General of AICCPA, Delhi to the National Anomaly Committee, JCM, are relevant –
“- – – .The GOI have solved the problem of stagnation by introducing a selection grade functional/nonfunctional or a % age of posts in a higher scale of pay or grant of stagnation increments or ensure assured financial enhancement at definite intervals in situ say 16 and 26 years of service – – -“ ( Para -2, AICCPA letter No.6 CPC/PB/2k6-CCPA, dtd.16-3-2009 to National Anomaly Committee, JCM, New Delhi – 1, Pensioners Counsellor, April. 2009, page 159 ).
“ – – – But the greatest anomaly is the dividing line drawn between PB-3 & PB-4 relegating JAG regular to PB-3 band and nonfunctional JAG SG to PB-4. In GOI Pay structure JAG starts from 12000 (CPC V). Ministries/Departments/Secretariat level offices have introduced minor variations to this standard JAG initial scale and this has resulted in S-21, S-22, S-23 with S-24 as the non functional JAG S Grade. It will be seen the max of S-24 now in PB-4 is only 300/- more than S-23 max 18000. But as finalised by the Cabinet Review Committee and accepted by Govt. the grade pay for S-21, S-22 & S-23 is 7600 while for S-24 the grade pay is 8700. A difference of 300 in the maximum has resulted in a hike in Grade pay and a shift to the higher PB 4 band. In fact if the methodology followed by CPC VI is followed, the entire JAG together with SG should form a single block for purposes of Grade pay i.e., = 8700 instead of 7600 ., But the Govt. has allowed the anomaly to persist.” (AICCPA letter No.14-1(3)/2k6-CCPA dtd.19-3-09 to Chairman, National Anomaly Committee, Deptt. of Per & Trg, New Delhi, Pensioners Counselor, August, 2009, page 163, Para 4.1).
8. The justifications presented by the AICCPA reproduced above may please be considered and the Pay Band structure at this level be revised by putting S-21 to S-23 also under PB-4.
Justification – 3
9. If the pay scales corresponding to these S-21 to S-24 by the earlier CPCs are studied, the injustice done by VI CPC can be seen clearly as shown below :-
(a) In Table – 1 below is presented the corresponding Pay Scales recommended by the earlier CPCs and the Pay Band + GP of VI CPC for S-21 to S-24.
|III CPC Scale||IV CPC Scale||V CPC Scale||VI CPC Scale|
|S-21||1500-1800||3700-5000||12000-16500||15600-39100 + GP 7600|
|S-22||1500-1800||3950- 5000||12750-16500||15600-39100 + GP 7600|
|S-23||1500-2000||3700-5700||12000-18000||15600-39100 + GP 7600|
|S-24||2000-2250||4500-5700||14300-18300||37400-67000 + GP 8700|
(b) The ratios of the increase of the Minima of the above pay scales by the successive CPCs are shown below in Table – 2:–
TABLE – 2
|V CPC Scales||IV / III||V / IV||VI / V|
10. It can be seen from the above that the ratio of increase in the Minima of the scales of the VI CPC to V CPC are significantly lower being 1.933 & 1.820 only for S-21, 22 & 23 incumbents as compared to the others. This is not at all comparable with other ratios. This means that while the pay raise was 2.25 to 3.446 times in all the earlier cases, the pay raise in the case of S-21 to S-23 after VI CPC was not even 2 pl.
see horizontally) but when we come to the ratio of VI to V, instead of improving over the previous ratio, it decreased drastically in the case of S-21, S-22 & S23 incumbents. The great injustice done to S-21 to S-23 pensioners by the VI CPC is quite apparent & glaring. Hence, a reconsideration for placing these JAG cadre scales also under PB-4 along with S-24 (JAGSG) is highly justified.
Justification – 4
11. A brief analysis of the VI CPC Pay Band Structure is given below bringing out the large disparities at different levels which created huge anomalies in the pensions especially of the S-21 to S-23 (PB-3) incumbents vis-à-vis S-24 (PB-4) pensioners.
12. In Table – 3 (Enclosure -1) are given S-1 to S-34 scales of pay of V CPC, the original and the revised Pay Bands ‘Minima + Grade pay‘ of VI CPC and the ratios of Revised Pay Bands ‘Minima + GP‘ of VI CPC to the ‘Pay Minima’ of V CPC scales. In the Revised Pay Band structure of VI CPC, S-4 to S-8 are combined into PB-1, S-9 to S-15 are combined into PB-2, New Scale to S-23 are combined into PB-3, and S-24 to S-29 are combined into PB-4. If the ratios of the ‘minima + GP’ of VI CPC to the ‘Minima’ of the V CPC at both ends of each Pay Band are worked out, they will be as under:-
(a) For PB-1, the ratios are 2.55 (i.e., 7000/2750) for S-4 and 1.78 (8000/4500) only for S-8.
(b) For PB-2. the ratios are 2.70 (13500/5000) for S-9 and 1.84 (14700/8000) only for S-15.
(c) For PB-3, the ratios are 2.63 (21000/8000) for New Scale and 1.75 (23200/12000) only for S-21 & S-23 and 1.82 (23200/12750) only for S-22.
(d) For PB-4, the ratios are 3.22 (46100/14300) for S-24 and 2.58 (47400/18400) for S-29.
13. The above ratios show that the incumbents of the ending scales of each Pay Band were the maximum sufferers, be they in service or retired, with a pay rise of only 1.75 to 1.84 times, while the incumbents of the Pay scales at the beginning of the Pay Bands were the maximum gainers with an increase in their pay of more than 2.55 to 3.22 times. This is an anomaly which deserves the attention of the Government to rectify.
Justification – 5
4 showing a more or less a uniform gradient indicating a gradual increase. On the contrary, the ‘ Minima + GP ‘ of the corresponding VI CPC Pay Bands shows a step structure with steps at 3 places ( Viz., at the junctions of different Pay Bands), the one at the junction of PB-3 & PB-4 being the largest, giving rise to huge disparities.
15. In Fig.2. (Enclosure – 3), the ratio ‘G’ (i.e., F/B) (pl. refer to enclosed Table 3) of the “Pay Minima + GP “ (F) of the VI CPC Pay Bands to the Pay Minima (B) of the corresponding V CPC scales S-1 to S-34 is presented. This graph shows several peaks indicating high ratio of G (F/B) indicating that maximum benefit has been enjoyed by the incumbents of the Scales at S-4, S-9, New Scale, S-24, S-28, and S-31. This ratio decreases from each of these peak levels up to the next Pay Band junction. The worst sufferers are those who fall in the troughs Viz. S-7& S-8, falling in PB-1, S-13, S-14 & S-15 falling in PB-2 and S-21, S-22 & S23 falling in PB-3. The injustice done was greatest for incumbents of S-21, S-22 & S-23 in the Pay Band Structure of VI CPC and needs to be redressed.
Justification – 6
16. In the original VI CPC recommendations, the following changes have been made by Govt:-
(a) The PB-1 (5 Scales) changed from 4860 – 20200 to 5200 – 20200.
(b) The PB-2 (7 Scales) changed from 8700 – 34800 to 9300 – 34800.
(c) The PB-3 (9 Scales) 15600- 39100 – No Change.
(d) The PB-4 (6 Scales) changed from 39200 – 67000 to 37400 – 67000
(e) The Grade Pay also was revised at several places.
(f) The PB-3 was originally recommended from a new scale (8000-13500) (Group A Entry) and from S-16 (9000) to S-27(16400-20900) (12 scales of V CPC + 1 new Scale). This was subsequently made applicable to the new scale and from S-16 to S-23.(12000-18000) (8 Scales + 1 new Scale). (S-24 to S-27 were removed from PB-3 and upgraded to PB-4).
(g) Originally PB-4 was from S-28 (14300-22400) to S-32 (24050-26000) (5 scales) but later it was made applicable from S-24 (14300 – 18300) to S- 29 (18400-22400) (6 scales). (S-30 to S-32 removed and upgraded)
(h) S-30, S-31 & S-32 scales have been removed from PB-4 (37400-67000). A new HAG scale 67000 – 79000 was introduced against S-30 (22400-24500) and S-31 & S-32 scales have been brought under new HAG + scale of 75500-80000, all the three with no Grade Pay.
applicable from Colonel & Brigadier level. Subsequently, Lieutenant Colonels (13500-17100) also were brought under PB-4.
(k) Merging of V CPC Scales.
(i) S- 1 to S – 3 (4 Scales) have been merged as PB -1S.
(ii) S- 4 to S – 8 (5 Scales) have been merged as PB -1.
(iii) S- 9 to S -15 (7 Scales) have been merged as PB -2.
(iv) S-16 to S-23 (9 Scales including the New) have been merged as PB-3.
(v) S-24 to S-29 (6 Scales) have been merged as PB-4.
17. It is seen from the above that the PB-3 incumbents, be they in service in any of the Central Govt. Departments including the Ministries or retired, were the maximum sufferers as the difference in the starting of the old scales (Lowest & Highest) was 4000 or even 4750 (8000 for New Scale & 12000 for S-23 and even 12750 for S-22) and the new scale (PB-3) is same for all the 9 Scales (15000 – 39100 + GP varying from 5400 to 7600), The Grade Pay difference is only 2200 which is not commensurate to offset the disadvantage. This gave maximum benefit to the lowest scale pensioner and least to the top scale pensioner. Further, there are jumps at the junctions of the Pay Bands, the maximum being at the Junction of PB-3 and PB-4 (the starting Pay being nearly 2 ½ times i.e., 15600 & 37400 respectively) These jumps and the coalescing of a number of scales have given rise to anomalies in the pensions and consequently in the arrears. Even in the Grade Pay also, there is a big jump of 1100 from 7600 to 8700 between PB-3 (S-23) & PB-4 (S-24). Also, adopting different pension fixation rules for pre-2006 & post –2006 pensioners has aggravated the anomaly especially at the junction of PB – 3 & PB-4 in so far as S-21 to S-23 (JAG Regular) Pensioners are concerned as against S-24 Pensioners. Consequently, the pension of S-24 pensioners has become double that of the S-21 to S-23 pensioners which was not so in the V CPC Scales. This can be clearly seen in the Table of pre-2006 Pensioners (Annexure – 1 of OM No.38-37/08-P&PW(A) pt.1,dtd.14-10-2008 od D/o Pensions & PW – (From Pensioners Counselor, Dec, 2008) ) which shows 11600 for S-21 to S-23 Pensioners and 23050 for S-24 Pensioners. Also, while S-21 to S- 23 (PB-3) pensioners got around 70,000 as arrears, those in S-24(PB-4) got nearly 4 to 5 times. It is pertinent to mention here that an intermediate HAG Scale against S-30 (67000 – 79000 w/o GP) has been introduced which removed the big jump at this level. (i.e. between S-30 & S-31). Further, the two new scales HAG+ against S-31 & S-32 (both 75500 – 80000 w/o GP) have also been introduced later.
Redressals Prayed For
several changes in the original Recommendations of the VI CPC as enunciated above and were accepted by the GOI. They left the regular JAG Cadre untouched. As an aggrieved pensioner of S – 21 Scale and aged 80 years, I would request your Honour to spare a few of your precious moments to go through the above mentioned facts and issue suitable directions to undo the injustice done to the regular JAG Cadre incumbents ( S – 21, S – 22 & S – 23 ) by placing them also along with S – 24 (JAG NFSG) in PB – 4 of the VI CPC. For this act of your generosity and kindness, the entire pensioner community, who are adversely affected, would be ever grateful to you.
19. Further, I would pray for the following:-
(a) Pensioners, after retirement do not get HRA, CCA, LTC facilities. To compensate for this and to fill up the gap, it is requested that additional Pension at 5%, 10% and 15% may please be granted respectively when they attain the ages of 65, 70, and 75. VI CPCs recommendation is already there from the age of 80 and onwards.
(b) Pensioners do not get any increments after retirement and as such their pension may be allowed the benefit of calculating the Notional Pay as was done for pre-1986 pensioners and then fixing their pension on that basis whenever there is a revision due to CPCs.
(c) Treating the pre and post 2006 pensioners alike and applying the same rules for calculating the pensions.
(d) Extending the benefit of full pension for those pre 2006 pensioners also who had less than the qualifying service of 33 years since such pensioners may be a few only in number.
Retd.Director (Geophysics), GSI.
Copy for information and necessary action to:
1. The Chairman, National Anomaly Committee & Secretary, to GOI, Deptt. of Personnel & Training, III Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003.
2. The Secretary to GOI, Deptt. of Pensions, AR & Public Grievances, 5th Floor, Sardar Patel Bhavan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110001.
3. The Secretary, to GOI, Deptt. of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Central Secretariat, North Block, New Delhi – 110001.
4. The Dy. Secretary (JCA) & Member Secretary, National Anomaly Committee, Deptt. of Personnel & Training, III Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi – 110003.
5. The Jt. Secretary (PG), M/o Mines, Room No. 322, 3rd Floor, ‘A’ Wing, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi – 110001.
6. Shri Umrao Purohit, Secretary (Staff Side).NC (JCM), National Anomaly Committee, 13-C, Firozshaw Road, New Delhi – 110001.
7. Shri S.S.Ramachandran, Hony. Secretary General, AICCPA, 144, Surya Kiran Apartments, Plot. No.65, Fifth Avenue, I.P.Extension, Patparganj, Delhi – 110092.
8. Shri S.K.Vyas, Member, National Anomaly Committee (Staff Side), 13-C, Firozshaw Road, New Delhi – 110001.
9. The Secretary General, The Co-ordination Committee of Central Govt. Pensioners Association, 1874/2, Sector 64, Phase X, Chandigarh – 160059. (SCOVA Member)
10. The President, Coordination Committee of Central Government Pensioners Association, Pensioners’ Room, AG’s Office Premises. Saifabad, Hyderabad – 500 004. (SCOVA Member).
11. Shri M. Raghavaiah, Member (Staff Side), NC (JCM), National Anomaly Committee. 13 – C Firozshaw Road, New Delhi – 110001
Table – 3 Enclosure -1
Table Showing V CPC Minima, VI CPC Original Minima + GP & VI CPC Revised
Minima + GP of Scales
|V CPC Scale||V CPC Minima||VI CPC Original Minima||VI CPC (Original Minima + GP)||VI CPC Revised Minima||VI CPC (Revised Minima + GP)||Ratio|
|S – 1||2550||4440||5740||4440||5740||2.25|
|S – 2||2610||4440||5840||4440||5840||2.24|
|S – 2A||2610||4440||6040||4440||6040||2.31|
|S – 3||2650||4440||6090||4440||6090||2.30|
|S – 4||2750||4860||6660||5200||7000||2.55|
|S – 5||3050||4860||6760||5200||7100||2.33|
|S – 6||3200||4860||6860||5200||7200||2.25|
|S – 7||4000||4860||7260||5200||7600||1.90|
|S – 8||4500||4860||7660||5200||8000||1.78|
|S – 9||5000||8700||12900||9300||13500||2.70|
|S – 11||6500||8700||12900||9300||13500||2.08|
|S – 12||6500||8700||12900||9300||13900||2.14|
|S – 13||7450||8700||13300||9300||13900||1.87|
|S – 14||7500||8700||13500||9300||14100||1.88|
|S – 15||8000||8700||14100||9300||14700||1.84|
|S – 16||9000||15600||21000||15600||21000||2.33|
|S – 17||9000||15600||21000||15600||21000||2.33|
|S – 18||10325||15600||21700||15600||22200||2.15|
|S – 19||10000||15600||21700||15600||22200||2.22|
|S – 20||10650||15600||22100||15600||22200||2.08|
|S – 21||12000||15600||22200||15600||23200||1.93|
|S – 22||12750||15600||23100||15600||23200||1.82|
|S – 23||12000||15600||23200||15600||23200||1.93|
|S – 24||14300||15600||23200||37400||46100||3.22|
|S – 25||15100||15600||23900||37400||46100||3.05|
|S – 26||16400||15600||24000||37400||46300||2.82|
|S – 27||16400||15600||24000||37400||46300||2.82|
|S – 28||14300||39200||48200||37400||47400||3.31|
|S – 29||18400||39200||48200||37400||47400||2.58|
|S – 30||22400||39200||50200||67000||67000||2.99|
|S – 31||22400||39200||52200||75500||75500||3.37|
|S – 32||24050||39200||52200||75500||75500||3.14|
|S – 33||26000||80000||80000||80000||80000||3.08|
|S – 34||30000||90000||90000||90000||90000||3.00|
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