DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
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 Additional Secretary DAE &
Department of Atomic Energy
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Sub: Items to be discussed in the anomaly committee
Please refer the DAE OM No. 1/1(1)/2009 –SCS/318 dated 13th May 2009 exclusively circulated to the members of the Anomaly Committee constituted by DAE. The Working Committee meeting of NFAEE held at Chennai on 11th August 2009 and the Secretariat Meeting held at Mumbai on 9th & 10th November 2009 elaborately discussed and finalised the agenda items to be submitted for the consideration of the Anomaly Committee constituted by DAE.
I am hereby submitting the following items as anomalies for the kind consideration and favorable action in the anomaly committee.
The Secretariat of NFAEE also appeals you to arrange a meeting of the Anomaly Committee with the Office Bearers of NFAEE to explain the agenda submitted by the Federation for the consideration of the Anomaly Committee.
Expecting a favorable action from your Office.
Address for Correspondence: Jayaraj.KV, Secretary General, NFAEE
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ANOMALY COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED BY
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
ITEM NO. 1:
PAY OF PROMOTIONAL POST OF HELPER/MALI D SHOULD BE UPGRADED
By virtue of 2nd Cadre Review the pay of the Helper D has been upgraded in the pre revised pay of Rs3050 – 4590 with effect from 01.01.2006 and accordingly fixed the pay with Grade Pay of Rs1900. Helpers who got the promotion as Tradesman A also have the same Grade Pay of Rs1900. This anomaly is applicable to all Mali, Helper, and Tradesman who elevated to Tradesman A, Tradesman B.
To remove the anomaly those Helpers or other employees who got promotion as Tradesman A should be given the Grade Pay of Rs2000. and correspondingly upgrade the Grade Pay of Tradesman B also.
ITEM NO. 2:
FINANCIAL UPGRADATION FOR MERGED GRADES OF GROUP D EMPLOYEES
By virtue of the recommendation of CPC all Group D employees who were in the pre revised pay of Rs2550 – 3200, 2610 – 3540, 2610 – 4000, 2650 – 4000 and Rs2750 – 4400 placed in the same pay scale having the GP of 1800. By doing so the promotional benefit availed by the senior employees nullified and brought on par with the junior most employees. If considering the total service they rendered in the Department they may be entitles to avail 1/2/3 financial upgradation of their pay to 1900/2000/2400 as the case may be. But these senior employees may deny the benefits of the MACP as they may treat as availed promotion in their service carrier whereas the junior employees may get financial up-gradation and get higher pay than seniors.
To remove the anomaly financial upgradation should be given to these senior employees as per the promotion they got in the pre revised pay.
MINIMUM PAY RECOMMENDED IN THE REVISED PAY SCALES AT THE ENTRY LEVEL SHOULD BE GIVEN TO THE PROMOTEES AND THE EMPLOYEES APPOINTED PRIOR TO 01.01.2006
UDC who recruited from open market may get higher pay than an LDC promoted as UDC. Because of the fixation on promotion adopted as per the recommendation of SCPC. The same shall be in the cases of T/B to T/C, T/C to T/D, PC/SC to Jr. PA/Jr. SK, SA/B to SA/C, SA/C to SA/D or SO/SB, SA/D or SO/SB to SA/E or SO/C, etc.
Similarly in certain cases the employees who were joined prior to 01.01.2006 fixed at lesser pay than those who recruited on or after 01.01.2006. For example a T/B who appointed before 01.01.2006 is fixed in the revised pay at lesser pay than a T/B appointed after 01.01.2006.
To over come from these anomalies:
a) The minimum pay recommended at the entry level in the revised pay should be given to those employees who got promotion from lower pay and get lesser pay by the formula adopted by SCPC for fixing pay on promotion.
b) The minimum pay recommended at the entry level in the revised pay should be given to those employees who joined before 01.01.2006.
ITEM NO. 4:
GRADE PAY OF THE PROMOTIONAL POST IN THE MERGED GARDES SHOULD BE UPGARDED
Since Sr. Clerk and Assistant have been given the same Grade Pay the promotion from Sr. Clerk to Assistant becomes nullified. Higher GP should be given to the promotional post. The same shall be in the case of posts of T/E to T/F, SA/A to SA/B, D/A to D/B, ASO ‘A’ to ASO ‘B’ PA/SK to Sr PA/Sr. SK and other similar posts.
To remove the anomalies the grade pay of the promotional post should be upgraded into the next higher grade pay.
ADDITIONAL INCREMENT AWARDED FOR TRAINEES SHOULD BE RETAINED
Additional increment has been given based on the performance of the trainees while absorbing them after training in the case of Cat II trainees. The department reduced the increment awarded from 3,2,1 to 2,1,0 respectively. The decision is against the directive given by the Court earlier and against the natural justice.
The anomaly may removed by ensure the additional increment awarded to the trainees as the case may be.
ITEM NO. 6:
ANOMALEES ON UPDATE ALLOWANCE & TWO INCREMENTS FOR SCIENTIFIC ASSISTANTS
The revision of Update Allowance has been brought to purview of Pay Commission by the Department and revised the Update Allowance of SO/C, SO/D to Rs10000/- per year whereas the Update Allowance for SA/E & SA/F is revised as Rs5000/-.
Similarly the department continues to give two additional increments to the SO/D, SO/E and so on where as these two increments is denied to the SA/F, though SA/F also were the same feeding cadre that of SO/D.
As part of the PRIS introduced by the Department, additional increments based on the performance was extended to Scientific & Technical Staff at the rate of 2,4,6 and 1,2,3 respectively. As the Scientific Assistant D,E,F are considered as Technical they denied the additional increment at the rate of 2,4,6 on par with Scientific Officers.
The Department filed an affidavit in the Hon’ble Court of law indicating that there will not be any difference either in pay or in status of SA ‘E’/SA ‘F’ as the feeding cadre for SC/SD & SA ‘E’/SA ‘F’ are identical.
To remove the discrimination update allowance @ Rs10000/- should be given to SA ‘E’/SA ‘F’/SA ‘G’ as in the case of SC/SD and SE and extend two increments to SA ‘F’ & SA ‘G’ as in the case of SD & SE
Further to avoid the discrimination created by denying the additional increment at the rate of 6,4,2 as part of PRIS, the Scientific Assistants E, F & G also should be given the additional increments given to the Scientific Officers as the feeder cadre for are same.
PROMOTIONAL AVENUE AND MACP FOR DRIVERS
Promotion to the Drivers of the Department has not been considered for extending Modified ACP. The promotion to the drivers were governed by the guidelines issued by DoPT in which the promotional post is regulated by prescribing % for each grades along with residential period in each grade. By regulating with %, most of the drivers are not getting financial upgradation in the grades for which those drivers are eligible based on their service rendered in the department for want of posts.
Since there is no change in the nature of job even after promoting into the next grade, the promotion norms for drivers should revised by removing the % for retaining higher posts so that the drivers who satisfy the residency period will get promotion subject to their clearance from DPC. Also the drivers should consider for modified ACP as this category is the only one auxiliary staff that are not getting financial upgradation under ACP.
ITEM NO. 8:
DEMERGE THE GRADES OF NURSE C & D
While implementing revised pay scale for nurses, the Department merged the existing post of Nurse C & D when the demand for creation of new grades for Nurses pending. The merger of the Nurses C & D has eaten away the promotional avenue for the nurses.
To remove the anomaly it should be de-merged and more promotional avenues should be created for Nurses.
ITEM NO. 9:
REVISE THE OVERTIME ALLOWANCE
Present payment of OTA in R&D and other non-industrial units is totally contradicting the concept of equal pay for equal jobs. The OTA is regulating as per the Pay of 4th CPC. The activities of the employees who perform duty in the R&D as well as Non industrial units are on par with the Industrial units where the OTA is regulates as per the Factories Act 1948. The employees in the R&D sector are forced to perform Overtime because of the reliever system in the operating plants to ensure continuous operation as well as to follow the safety guidelines, technicians/supervisors in the operating plants, pump house, electrical sub station, etc to perform the maintenance work, drivers, security, etc to ensure proper service in the Round the Clock. As the rate of Overtime Allowance is regulated as per the pay decided by the Fourth Central Pay Commission, the hourly rate is one tenth of the revised pay. By this anomaly the pay for the excess duty performed by an employee after his normal duty is just one tenth of his normal wage for a day which is even less than that prescribed by the Government for unskilled casual labour.
Hence the revision of OTA is very much essential to remove the anomaly created after the implementation of the revised pay.
ITEM NO. 10:
CRITERIA FOR ALLOTMENT OF DEPARTMENTAL ACCOMMODATION SHOULD BE THE SERVICE SENIORITY
The changes in the eligibility for departmental accommodation modified by the Ministry of Urban Development by which the criteria for getting accommodation has been changed from the basic pay to grade pay. By making these changes the concept of service seniority has been replaced with attaining the Grade pay. In other word the service seniority become mix of the Service and Pay seniority. These changes may block the movement of allottees from lower category to higher category which will result blockage of allotment. These changes further deny the existing benefit of better accommodation after rendering more years of service in the department
To overcome the anomaly the criteria suggested based on the Grade pay should be replaced by the pay in the Pay Band equivalent to the pre revised norms.
ITEM NO. 11:
DISCRIPENCIES IN THE PRIS SHOULD BE REMOVED
PRIS is introduced to DAE as well as DOS employees as per the Government decision. But while implementing, the conditionality has been modified by DAE by denying the quantum of PRIS in proportion to the Earn Leave & Half Pay Leave taken in a particular month.
Whereas in DOS no amount has been deducted in proportion to the EL & HPL from the amount towards PRIS
To remove this anomaly department should modify the clarification issued to consider EL & HPL while calculating the quantum of the amount of PRIS for a particular month.
ITEM NO. 12:
PACKAGE OF PRIS SHOULD BE EXTENDED TO ALL EMPLOYEES
As part of the PRIS department has introduced additional increments to the employees who all are covered under merit promotion, by which this benefit of PRIS has been denied to administrative, auxiliary, purchase and store staff of the Department. Since the contributions of these categories of employees also are equally important for the growth of the activities of the Department, it is very much necessary to keep the morale as that of the employees covered under merit promotion scheme.
To remove the anomaly of PRIS, all employees should be given the benefit of the all three package under PRIS, i.e.10% pay as well as additional increment while on promotion as extended 20% additional pay PRIS (O) to all employees across the board.
ADHOC BONUS SHOULD BE RELEASED TO THE EMPLOYEES WHO WERE NOT BEEN GIVEN PRODUCTIVITY LINKED BONUS/INCENTIVE FOR THE YEAR 2008
Government of India has been issued OM to release adhoc bonus to all central government employees who all are not eligible for Productivity Linked Bonus/Incentive. Accordingly including DOS the adhoc bonus for the year 2008 has been released in the month of September 2009. Similarly Productivity Linked Bonus/Incentive has been released to all Industrial employees and NPCIL employees under DAE. But still DAE has not been granted Adhoc Bonus to its Group D, C, B employees who are not getting productivity Linked Bonus/Incentive.
The anomaly created by denying the adhoc bonus to the employees who are not eligible for PLB/PLI should be removed by endorse the directive issued by Government of India and assure that the adhoc bonus should continue till other section of employees of DAE gets PLI/PLB as well as other Department gets adhoc bonus where any type of PRIS introduced.
ITEM NO. 14:
DEISCREPENCIES IN THE MODIFIED PROMTION NORMS FOR
It is reliably learned that the promotion norms for Technical Staff has been undergone for a drastic change. It is understood that T/E shall be abolished and hence forth T/D shall be promoted to T/F. The Minimum Eligibility Period (MEP) for considering promotion from T/F to next grade has been increased from 4 to 6 years. It is also understood that cumulative service in T/E (T/F1) and T/F shall be counted for the promotion to the grade of T/G in the name of removal of discrepancy created by the above decision. By doing so the discrepancy created at the level of T/F may be reduced but it has been transferred to the Technical staff in the higher grades such as T/G, T/H and so on as their more years of service has been eaten for reaching them in the grades where they are today in comparison to that of new incumbents.
More over a T/E promoted to SA/B after acquiring additional qualification is given the same grade pay of T/E and he has to wait for 4 or more years to get a promotion to his next higher grade, i.e. SA/C. Here in this case even the cumulative factor has not been considered by the Department.
By virtue of the implementation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission, 2nd Cadre Review for administrative, Accounts & Auxiliary Staff, all those categories of employees except Technicians and Scientific Assistants in DAE in the pre revised pay scale of Rs6500 – 10500 has been upgraded in to the pay scale of Rs7500- 12000 and accordingly revised their pay in the scale having the grade Pay of Rs4800. Even the administrative staff further benefited to re-fixation of their pay after 4 years in the Grade Pay of Rs5400.
Similarly Nurses, Teachers, Hindi Translators, etc also got the upgraded pay scales from Rs6500 – 10500 to Rs7500 – 12000.
But it is unfortunate to note here that the Technical Staff (Technicians, Scientific Assistants, Draughtsman, Fire Staff, etc) who were in the pre revised pay scale of Rs 6500 – 10500 has been granted the Grade Pay of Rs4600 and even after promoted into the next higher grade with the MEP of 5 years, they are been given the Grade Pay of Rs4800 only.
Though our Department has been considered as premier scientific institution and the back bone for the R&D as well as Industrial activities are these Technicians and Scientific Assistants, the Department failed to ensure horizontal & vertical parity of the pay with the grades existing in the department.
In the name of introduction of New Pay Structure the Department while modifying the promotion norms they taken out the option for track changing from Scientific Assistant to Scientific Officer by which the morale of the employees gone down.
To remove these basic anomalies, Department should take following initiative:
· Abolish T/F and upgrade the existing T/F as T/G with effect from 01.01.2006
· Give cascade effect to all promotional post of Technical Staff from T/G onwards.
· Similar upgradation for all other Technical staff such as Scientific Assistants, Draughtsman foreman etc also should be carried out to maintain the horizontal – vertical relativity.
· Re – introduce the option for Track Change based on the Performance in the service as well in the promotion interview.
ITEM NO. 15:
CONTINUATION OF PCA FOR HOSPITAL/DISPENSARY STAFF
DAE vide OM No. 2/1(5)/2008 –SCS/4546 dated 23rd October 2009 withdrew the Patient Care Allowance given to Group C & D employees working in the Medical Division/Section of various DAE units and declared that Introduced Risk Insurance.
The Patient Care Allowance (in short PCA) which was granted to the employees after prolonged discussions and negotiations by the DOPT and Ministry Health. DAE also introduced Patient Care Allowance based on the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare OM. No. B- 11011/1/90 – CGHS (P) dated 10th July 1990 after a continuous debate in the Departmental Council for almost 7 years. PCA has been continued at the rates revised from time to time for more than 20 years is sought to be withdrawn from 1.4.2009 to be replaced by an RISK INSURANCE SCHEME.
PCA was evolved after merger of Dietary Allowance, Night Weightage Allowance and Risk Allowance. Whereas the proposed insurance cover has only substituted the risk allowance. The replacement of an allowance by an insurance scheme is not only conceptually incorrect but also not acceptable to the staff side as it would result in the loss of emoluments and reduction in wages.
It is also understood that the nodal Ministry (Ministry of Health/CGHS) has not withdrawn the Patient Care Allowance till date.
Whereas in DAE, the Department asked the views of the Staff side through a letter to the Secretary Staff Side for which the Staff side Secretary after consulting all DC Members intimated that the PCA should be continued and as a second benefit Risk Insurance may be introduced to the Group C & D hospital/dispensary staff. Thereafter no discussion was hold by the DAE authorities either with the staff side of DAE Departmental Council (JCM) or with NFAEE.
Under this circum stance the anomaly created by DAE by withdrawing PCA unilaterally may be removed by withdrawing the above mentioned OM date d23rd October 2009 and conveys the views of the employees of DAE to continue the PCA to all eligible employees and not convert it into Risk Insurance.
ITEM NO. 16:
RECLASSIFICATION OF GROUP ‘A’ PSOT IN THE PREREVISED PAY STRUCTURE INTO GROUP ‘A’
While implementing the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2008, DAE reclassified posts such as Scientific Assistant E, Sr. Technician J, Foreman C etc into Group B. Prior to the implementation of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2008, these grades were classified as Group ‘A’ posts.
Neither the SCPC nor the Government has directed the Departments to reclassify the existing Group ‘A’ posts into Group ‘B’ posts.
The move by the Department to reclassify the above mentioned posts snatched the status given to those employees in those grades.
To remove the anomalies the classification existed prior to 01.01.2006 shall be retained.