National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
Recognised by DAE vide DAE OM No. 8/1/2007 – IR&W/95 dated 13th June 2007
JCM Office, Brindavan, Anusaktinagar, Mumbai 400 094
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The Secretary to the Government of India
Department of Atomic Energy
CSM Marg, Mumbai 400 001
Sub: All India Convention of DAE employees on Pay,
Allowances & Other facilities
An All India Convention of DAE employees was held on 9th November 2008 at the Multi purpose Hall, BARC Training School Hostel Anushakti Nagar, Mumbai to discuss about the Pay structure for DAE employees based on the Part B of the Government Notification on CCS (Revised Pay Rules) 2008, Allowances & Other facilities based on the revised pay and the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission (SCPC). The meeting was attended by the office bearers of the recognized unions and associations of DAE Employees from various units of the Department of Atomic Energy across the country.
After detailed discussion, the Convention adopted resolutions on Pay Structure for DAE employees and on the Allowances and other Facilities for DAE. Copies of the resolutions signed by the Presidium of the Convention on behalf of the participants are attached herewith for your ready reference.
The convention further authorized the Secretariat of the National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees (NFAEE) to inform that if the Department is not ensuring parity with the Pay structure of the employees of DOS, the employees will constraint to start protest action programme against the step motherly treatment which may lead to strike action.
It is therefore request you to consider the resolutions adopted in the Convention of DAE employees in right spirit and do the needful to remove the injustice which the employees of DAE
Address for Correspondence: Jayaraj.KV, Secretary General, NFAEE
PESS/UED; BARC, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085
Tel. No: (O): 022 – 2559 4549; (Res): 022 – 2746 4704; (Mobile): 9869501189
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RESOLUTION ON PAY STRUCTURE FOR
The All India Convention of DAE Employees held on 9th November 2008 at the Multi purpose Hall, BARC Training School Hostel, Anushakti Nagar Mumbai unanimously resolved to urge the Secretary DAE to remove the anomalies arises while implementing the decisions of the Government on the Sixth Central Pay Commission with regard Part B of the First Schedule of the Notification issued by Department Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Government of India on 29th August 2008.
The convention noted that the past experience of DAE Employees during the implementation of previous Pay Commission recommendations are not encouraging and always the employees got worst package comparing with the employees of other departments such as Department of Space (DOS). The impact of such treatment was continued even when 5th CPC recommendations were implemented in DAE.
By virtue of the such treatment, when a senior Group D employee of DOS reaches in the Pay Scale of 3050 – 4590 after second promotion, Group D employee of DAE has to wait one more promotion than that of DOS employees to reach in that pay scale. The reason is that DOS selectively adopted the pay scales Rs2610 – 3540 , Rs2750 – 4400 and Rs3050 – 4590 where as DAE was not ready to leave any scales in between and thus selected Rs2550 – 3200, Rs2610 – 3540, Rs2650 - 4000 (later Rs2610 – 4000) and then 2750 – 4400.
When a Technician of DOS reaches after 7 promotions in the pay scale Rs10000 – 15200, Tradesman in DAE has to face 8 promotions as DOS selected the pay scale of Rs8000 – 13500 after Rs6500 – 10500 where as in DAE after Rs6500 – 10500 the scale adopted was Rs7450 – 11500, then only Rs8000 – 13500, resulting in employees having more service getting lesser pay. Similarly when a Scientific Assistant/Technical Assistant of DOS reaches in the scale of Pay of Rs10000 – 15200 after facing just three promotions, a Scientific Assistant of DAE has to face 4 promotions as DOS selected the pay scale of Rs8000 – 13500 after Rs6500 – 10500 where as in DAE after Rs6500 – 10500 the scale adopted Rs7450–11500, then only Rs8000 – 13500. Scientific Assistant in DAE is not only losing pay, but down graded on comparison with the status of a Scientific Assistant/Technical Assistant of DOS, as a SA/TA of Space from Rs6500 – 10500 will be promoted into Rs8000 – 13500 which is equivalent to SO (C) where as in DAE a SA in the scale of pay of Rs6500 – 10500 will be promoted into the scale of pay of Rs7450 – 11500 and has to wait till next promotion to reach the grade SO (C).
By implementing the Cadre Review report successfully in the year 2003, the administrative, accounts, auxiliary, store staff of DOS got financial upgradation for various categories mentioned above in 2003 itself and correspondingly got fixation in the upgraded scales while implementing the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2008. In DOS Office Clerk in the grade of Rs3050 – 4590 has been phased out as part of the implementation of Cadre Review and extended financial upgradation to most of the employees by creating additional posts in the scales of pay of Rs4000 – 6000, Rs5000 – 8000 and Rs5500 – 9000. Whereas in DAE the administrative authorities continuously did their best to delay the finalization of upgradation/cadre review by forming committees after committee with an ulterior intention to forward the Cadre Review report for the consideration of SCPC. The Cadre Review is still alive only because of the firm stand taken by the SCPC by returning the Cadre Review file submitted by DAE.
Thus all section of employees of DAE – auxiliary, administrative, accounts, technical, purchase and stores – are getting step motherly treatment on comparison with DOS, though both Department coming under the administrative control of none other than Honourable Prime Minister and having the same Member for Finance. If these anomalies which are existing since the implementation of Fifth Central Pay Commission are not rectified, the convention of DAE employees feels that the degraded pay structure of the employees will be carried forward for next ten years or more and the DAE employees will be getting lesser pay and hence at a later stage lesser pensionary benefits too.
The convention noted that after the notification of the Government on revision of pay scales various ministries/ departments took initiative to ensure better pay structure and protect the promotional hierarchy and upgraded various pre revised pay scales to next higher pay scale and accordingly given better pay with higher grade pay. Even in certain cases such Departments had gone such an extent to recommend higher-grade pay for the merged pay scale, as the later becomes promotional pay scales. The Department of Space, CSIR under Department of Science & Technology etc carried out such exercises and got the approval from the Member for Finance and got implemented.
Hence this convention urges the Department to take all steps to implement the suggestions submitted by the National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees (NFAEE) to get justice while implementing pay structure for DAE employees.
As a first step this convention urges the Department should upgrade the pay scales on par with that of Department of Space to maintain parity in the pre revised pay scales by which,
· Senior most employees in Group D category shall get the financial benefits as the senior most employees in the pre revised pay scale of Rs2750 – 4400 which shall be upgraded into Rs3050 – 4590 and hence they will get fixation with higher grade pay.
· Department should upgrade the Technical post in the grade of Rs7450 -11500 to Rs8000 – 13500 and Rs8000 – 13500 to Rs10000 – 15200 and so on. (Tradesman, Foreman, Draftsman, Scientific Assistant, Nurses etc). Then should de-merge the merged pay scales Rs5000 – 8000, Rs5500 – 9000, Rs6500 – 10500 with grade pay of Rs4200, Rs4600, Rs4800 and accordingly higher grade pay should be extended for next pay scales in the hierarchy.
· Department should upgrade the posts in administrative, accounts, purchase, stores and auxiliary on par with the recommendations of the Cadre Review/DOS pattern.
As the second step the convention further urges the Department should consider the suggestions to extend higher grades at the entry level for Technical Staff, Promotional avenues for Auxiliary grades/cadres, upgradation of administrative, accounts, purchase & store staff etc should be dealt in consultation with similar Departments such as DOS for a permanent solution with a time frame. For which a committee should be constituted by the Department in tune with the committee to be constituted by DOS with equal participation of Official side and representatives of the employees.
RESOLUTION ON ALLOWANCES & OTHER FACILITIES
FOR DAE EMPLOYEES
The All India Convention of DAE Employees held on 9th November 2008 at the Multi purpose Hall, BARC Training Scholl Hostel, Anushakti Nagar Mumbai unanimously resolved to urge the Secretary DAE to ensure justice by revising various allowances and facilities based on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission (SCPC). The convention noted that certain allowances are Departmental issues and the Department has to take initiative to revise the allowances based on the revision in the pay structure where as in certain cases the Government has to take decision in which Department has to take initiative to protect the interest of the employees who are concerned.
Hence the convention of DAE employees urges upon to the Department that:
v Overtime Allowance should continue & should make statutory provision to revise OTA in all establishments including R&D establishments. Department should ensure the revision of Overtime Allowance of the employees working in the R&D and other establishment on par with Industrial units.
v As done in the Railways, Department should take initiative to continue the Transport facilities to their employees by using the infrastructure facilities existing in DAE units by charging nominal/incremental cost towards the expenditure for fuel and Transport Allowance should be given to all employees.
v No attempt to be made to convert CHSS into insurance linked scheme and should continue with improvement in the existing scheme.
v Update Allowance should be revised as 50% of the mean of the Update Allowance given to Scientific Officers. Update Allowance should be net of Tax.
v Two additional increments should be given to all employees irrespective of their grade.
v To fulfill the commitment of equal pay and monitory benefits to the Scientific Assistants and the Scientific Officers in the same pay structure, given by the Department in the Court of Law, all Scientific Assistants should be given the same quantum of update allowance and two increments as is being extended to the Scientific Officers in similar grades.
v To extend Heavy Vehicle Allowance to the drivers who drives Heavy Vehicle w.ef 01.04.2005 and revise the allowance as 10% of the revised pay.
v Qualification Incentive Scheme should be revised and extended to other units/Sections as agreed by the Department.
v NRPSA should enhance to compensate the extra duty being formed by the shift personnel.
Further the Convention urges the Department to take up with the concerned ministries to ensure:
v The Continuation of Patient Care Allowance & Hospital Patient Care Allowance and its revision.
v Continuation of ACP scheme based on the promotional Hierarchy
v Increment from 1st July to over come the financial losses to the employees whose increment dates fall in between 2nd January to 30th June. (February & May cases)
v Fixation benefit while getting promotion
v One more option to switch over from CPF to GPF
v Revision of Night Duty Allowance based on the Revised Pay and removal of ceiling of entitlement.
v The continuation of Productivity as well as Adhoc Bonus.
v Continuation of the Service seniority criteria for allotment of Departmental accommodation.
v Rate of Tribal Area Allowance shall be enhanced on par with the State Government Employees.
v Continuation of Risk Allowance