NFAEE is the one and only all India Federation of Atomic Energy Worker, recognised by Government of india/Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

It represents the Industrial, Research & Development and Service organisations under Department of Atomic Energy.

26 Unions and associations of DAE Employees recognised under CCS (RSA) Rule are affiliated with NFAEE

Thursday, December 4, 2014

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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National Convention of all Central Government Employees will be held at New Delhi on 11.12.2014. The convention shall be participated by the organizations from all Central Government establishments like Railway, Defence, Postal, Income Tax, Audit & Accounts, Atomic Energy, Civil Accounts, etc.  

DA merger, Interim Relief, Date of effect of 7th CPC, New Pension Scheme, inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC etc are the main demands for discussion.

Convention will declare future course of action. JCM, National Council, Staff Side organizations is organizing the Convention

(Jayaraj KV)
Secretary General
Address for Correspondence: Jayaraj. KV, Secretary General, NFAEE
PESS/UED; BARC, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085
Tel. No: (O): 022 – 25596519; (Res): 022 – 25554179; (Mobile): 9869501189





About 15000 Postal Employees marched to Parliament today under the banner of Postal Joint Council of Action (NFPE, FNPO, AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) & NUGDS). Employees from all the 22 circles participated in the historic march with colorful banners, flags and caps shouting slogans against the negative attitude of the Government towards the demands of the Postal Employees. Grant of Civil Servant Status to Gramin Dak Sevaks and inclusion in 7th CPC, Merger of DA and grant of interim relief to all employees, scrap new pension scheme, Revision of wages of casual, Part-time contingent employees, implementation of cadre Restructuring committee report, settle 39 point charter of demands are the main demands raised in the Parliament March.

The rally was inaugurated by Com. A. K. Padmanabhan, All India President, CITU. Shri. M. Raghavaiyya (General Secretary, NFIR & Leader JCM National Council). Com. Shiv Gopal Mishra (General Secretary, AIRF & Secretary JCM National Council), Com. S. K. Vyas, Advisor, Confederation, Com. M. Krishnan (Ex-Secretary General, NFPE & Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers) Com. R. N. Parashar (Secretary General, NFPE) Shri D. Theagarajan (Secretary General, FNPO), Com. M. S. Raja (Secretary General, Audit & Accounts Employees Association), Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee (Secretary General, Civil Accounts Employees Association), Com. K. Raghavendran (Ex-Secretary General, NFPE) addressed the rally. Com. Girirraj Singh (President, NFPE) Com. T. N. Rahate (President, FNPO) presided. General Secretaries of all affiliated unions/Associations of NFPE, FNPO and General Secretaries of AIPEU-GDs (NFPE), NUGDS have lead the March to Parliament. Postal Joint Council of Action declared nationwide indefinite strike from 6th May 2015. If the Government is not ready to settle the demands before that date. The date of the strike was fixed as 6th May, taking into consideration the fact that the JCM National Council National Convention to be held on 11th December will be declaring series of agitational programmes during the month of February, March and April 2015.

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
Web site: ; Email address:

Ref. No: nfaee/sg/14/178                                                         21.11.2014


The Secretary to the Government of India
Department of Atomic Energy
Anushakthi Bhavan
CSM Marg, Mumbai 400001

Sub: The points of submission to be made before
7th Central Pay Commission by DAE - Reg


This letter is in continuation with our letter No. nfaee/sg/14/175 dated 19th November 2014.

With great expectation to hear from the Department about the proposals prepared by the Department to submit the 7th Central Pay Commission, the representatives of this Federation and the affiliated unions and association were attended the meeting being convened by the Additional Secretary on 19th November 2014. But it became an unproductive exercise as the Departments has not come with any proposal to share with the recognized unions and associations. The only attempt done by the Department is that a power point presentation has been done based on the proposal received by the Department from this Federation and other 10 unions/association on the questionnaire circulated by the 7th Central Pay Commission after its constitution. It is pertinent to note here that the reply to the questionnaire was asked to submit to the Department before 7th May 2014. Thereafter sequence of developments took place based on the initiative and direction of the 7th Central Pay Commission. But unfortunately Department of Atomic Energy stuck in the first phase itself. The way the Department approached the matter of Pay Commission is so casual and thus we fear the entire employees of the Department is going to miss the opportunity to present our points pertaining to pay structure, allowances, advances, facilities, etc and come out of the discrepancies and anomalies exists.

We would like to put the following for your kind information and attention:

Ø  The 7th Central Pay Commission (7 CPC) constituted by the Government of India on 28th February 2014 with a view to go into the various issues of emolument’s structure, retirement benefits and other service conditions of the Central Government employees

Ø  The Secretary 7th CPC wrote a letter to you on 9th April 2014with a request to furnish replies to the questionnaire circulated by the Pay Commission on before 10th May 2014

Ø  NFAEE wrote a letter to you vide No. nfaee/sg/14/056 with a request to hold a meeting with NFAEE before finalizing the reply to the questionnaire of CPC

Ø  On 30th April you met the office bearers of NFAEE. In the said meeting Shri. Niranjan Kumar Director and IFA was present and heard our views and directed to the administration to initiate action and interact with staff side on issues pertaining to CPC

Ø  Accordingly on 30th April 2014, Shri. Niranjan Kumar Director (SCS), DAE has been issued a letter to all Head of Units and to all recognized unions and associations to furnish the considered views on Questionnaire of CPC before 7th May 2014.

Ø  NFAEE has been submitted its reply to the Questionnaire on 7th May 2014 through email and handed over a hard copy.

Ø  Thereafter the Pay Commission requested to submit the Memorandum of proposal before 30th June 2014 which was then extended upto 31st July 2014.

Ø  NFAEE has been submitted its proposal to the Pay Commission on 30th July 2014 by email as well as sent a hard copy

Ø  A copy of the detailed proposals on various issues contains in more than 200 pages was submitted to the Department on 31st July 2014 with covering letter No. nfaee/sg/14/102 addressed to the Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Atomic Energy

Ø  In the said covering letter we requested to direct the official concerned to hand over the copy of the Memorandum being submitted by the Department to the Pay Commission and to have arrange a meeting to give us an opportunity to explain our proposals.

Ø  But it is unfortunate to note here that the Administration of the DAE utterly failed to move further on the matter on coordinating the Pay Commission matter and respond to the Pay Commission either on questionnaire or detailed memorandum for quite some time.

Ø  It is understood that DAE has not been submitted its considered view on the questionnaire sent to you by their letter dated 9th April 2014.  We fear that the DAE may be only one Department may not submitted its considered views to the Pay Commission on Questionnaire as well as its detailed memorandum in the stipulated time frame prescribed the P ay Commission.

Ø  Almost after 7 months of the appointment of the CPC, DAE constituted two committees vide their letter Nos. 8/3/2014 – SCS/12094 and 12096 dated 23rd September 2014 to ensure better coordination and comprehensive examination of the issues relating to terms of reference of the 7th CPC

Ø  DAE has communicated NFAEE vide their letter Nos 8/3/2014 – SCS/13118 & 13119 dated 20th October 2014 the constitution of the Committees and  advised to meet both committees with prior appointment.

Ø  NFAEE vide our letter Nos nfaee/sg/14/155 & 156 dated 3rd November 2014 and nfaee/sg/163 & 164 dated 11th November 2014 requested both committees to give us time for discussion.

Ø  But both committees could not find time to meet as all were busy with various meetings, visit of Pay Commission, etc.

Ø  Now it is understood that both committees submitted its report to Additional Secretary and is finalizing the recommendation.

Ø  At this juncture only Additional Secretary convened the meeting for discussion on points for submission to the Pay Commission on 19th November 2014.

Though the notification for the meeting on 19th November 2014 was categorically mentioned two separate session for Scientific & technical and Administrative, Accounts, Purchase & Stores, Auxiliary, nothing was presented during the power point presentation.

As explained earlier, the presentation was done based on the comments being sent by the Federation/unions/associations to the pay Commission on their questionnaire which was submitted in the month of May 2014 and not on the basis of memorandum submitted on 31st July 2014 or the report submitted by the Committees constituted by the Department vide their letter dated 23rd September 2014.

Even in respect to the questionnaire the Department has not come out with their stand and just done compilation of the suggestions received from Federation and associations. Even the comments submitted by the constituent units or that of the DAE have not been shared with the representatives of the recognized Federation and unions and associations.

In short it was futile excise just to put it on record that a meeting was convened by the Department to present the compilation of the proposals received from Federation, unions and associations.

We feel the very casual approach of the Department on future of the employees will further amplify the discriminations and anomalies already existing among the various categories of employees and will difficult to find solutions on various un resolved issues such as Overtime Allowances, Night Duty Allowances, etc and other Allowances and facilities.

Thus we request you to directly intervene in the matter and take action on war foot measure to place the issues for the consideration of the Pay Commission. In this regard we would like to suggest that the Department should submit that:

v  A note on the questionnaire should be submitted immediately to the Pay Commission.

v  Department should create a separate cell for monitoring,  coordinating the submission of proposal to the Pay Commission

v  A detailed proposal on all issues as per the terms of reference of the Pay Commission such as various issues of emolument’s structure, retirement benefits and other service conditions of Central Government Employees  in general and DAE employees in specific.

v  Department should compare the pay structure, promotional avenues, other benefits, etc with similar placed Ministries/Departments based on the qualifications, experience, etc.

v  Also the Department should take note of the approach of other Ministries/Departments towards the Pay Commission.

v  The attitude of ‘comparison is not feasible’ is a wrong footing and prejudiced on the earlier decision

v  All ministries such as Railways, Defence, Postal, Audit & Accounts, etc submitting detailed proposals on pay structure of their employees, need of upgradation, etc for the consideration of the Pay Commission. As per our information those ministries submitted the reports to the Pay Commission. This can be seen from the earlier reports of the Pay Commission that volumes are engaged for all these departments where as the proposal on Department of Atomic Energy contains in 5-6 pages giving an impression that no such categories of employees are in DAE.

v  Effort should be taken to sort out the discrepancies

v  A meeting may be arranged for a presentation and detailed discussion from NFAEE

We hope that Department is going to submit points based on the questionnaire without any more delay as the Pay Commission insisted for that. Based on the observations/comments of the DAE during the Power point presentation being done on 19th November 2014 we would like to mention the following points should be considered for inclusion in the note:

·         The ratio of the minimum pay to maximum pay
The average proposal for ratio was 1:8. The present ratio of minimum to maximum pay is 11.43. It should not be more than that in any case.

·         Pay Scales
The number of pay scales should not be reduced. Now there are 19 pay scales. It should be retained

·         Grade Pay System
Grade Pay System should be replaced with the earlier Pay Scales pattern

·         MACP
MACP should be on grade hierarchy and not on pay scale hierarchy.

·         Allowances

o   OTA
Overtime Allowance should be with reference to the revised pay. Stress should be given on argument as the unique nature of work in DAE as uninterrupted service demands in various activities.

o   NDA
Night Duty allowance also should with reference to the revised pay. No ceiling should be there for NDA. All those who performing Night Duty should be eligible for NDA

The upper limit for eligibility should be removed.
NRPSA being the extra duty being done by the Round the clock shift personnel, the same should be on actual wages for the extra work done by the Round the clock shift personnel comparing the general shift people.

o   PRIS
PRIS should continue. Fine tuning is necessary with comparing DOS

o   QIS
Allowance should be revised

·         Pension

o   New Pension Scheme
As the Pay Commission put question in the questionnaire, the reply based on the observation/request from the employees should be referred to the pay commission. The Pay Commission also knows that those who joined after 01.01.200 4will not retire by 2014.

All employees those who joined after 01.01.2004 wishes to replace the New Pension Scheme with the Old Pension Scheme

o   CPF to GPF option
One more option should be extended to those employees in CPF

·         Out sourcing/Privatisation
Considering the activities of DAE, various para meters/training etc various area of work can’t be outsourced or privatized. Thus Department should be exempted from the policy of the outsourcing/privatisation and cotracturisation. Based on the expansion of the activities additional man power in all categories should be sanction which will ensure the completion of the projects in time. 

Apart from the questionnaire, other issues also should be specifically submitted to the Pay Commission, as already the Department is delayed all these exercises. All other Departments submitted its detailed proposals for pay structure including the upgardation on comparison with other similar placed cadres in other ministries/departments.

Detailed note on Department specific pay structure with upgradation by considering the training programme, nature of job, etc, specific allowances, etc should be placed for the consideration of the pay Commission, specifically mentioning the quantum of the payment in such allowances.

We request you to give us an early appointment to place these point in person

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

(Jayaraj KV)
Secretary General
Address for Correspondence: Jayaraj. KV, Secretary General, NFAEE
PESS/UED; BARC, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085
Tel. No: (O): 022 – 25596519; (Res): 022 – 25554179; (Mobile): 9869501189

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
Web site: ; Email address:

Ref. No: nfaee/sg/14/179                                                                        25.11.2014


The Secretary to the Government of India
Department of Atomic Energy
Anushakthi Bhavan
CSM Marg, Mumbai 400001

Sub:  Request for removal of disparity in Scientific Assistant Cadre


We would like to put forth a few facts for your kind perusal and favorable action to remove the discrepancies and anomalies meted out by the Scientific Assistants.

After the implementation of the recommendations of 6th Central Pay Commission, Department has carried out cadre restricting of Scientific Assistants which ended with anomalies.

There were similarities in the Grades, Promotions and Norms etc in both the departments of DAE/ DOS since its inception. But after the implementation of the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission there are differences in the Grades, Pay, Promotion, etc.

Ø  The initial appointment of Scientific Assistant ‘B’/ Technical Assistant ‘B’ in Department Of Space having Grade Pay of Rs.4600/- where as in DAE the Scientific Assistant ‘B’ has been given the grade pay of Rs4200/-. It is pertinent to note here that the SA and TAs in DOS has been appointed afresh where as in DAE they are appointed after one year rigorous training programme.

v  In all Central Government Departments  including DOS/DRDO, the Scientific Assistant Cadre is being recruited based on the Qualification of Diploma in Engineering (3years and above durations)/ B.Sc followed by all India based written test and personnel interview . Subsequently they are appointed as Technical Assistant / Scientific Assistant

Ø  By Considering their rich technical expertise (7 years and above)  they will be declared as Technical Officer/Scientific Officer with Gazetted Status after reaching Grade Pay of Rs.5400/- in Department of Space. But in Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) the facility for track change has been taken away after the cadre restructuring carried out following the implementation of 6th Central Pay Commission.

v  DAE has introduced compulsorily the Additional Qualification of BE/AMIE/MSc for track change. Not only that Departmental Qualifying Examination also been introduced to further curtail the facility of track change.

v  As per the information it is understood that in most of the Central Government Ministries and Departments the Grade Pay 5400 and above has been notified as gazette.  

v  Whereas in Department of Atomic Energy, Scientific Assistants (SA)s holding Grade Pay of Rs.5400/-, Rs.6600/- and Rs.7600/ (Group A  category with PB-3 pay Band) with rich technical experience of 20-35 years are also treated as Non-Gazetted  in contrary to the practice being followed in all Other Central Government Departments including Scientific Establishments such as DOS/DRDO.

v  Extract of DOPT handbook for Personnel Officers Chapter 2.3 clearly states that “Group A posts and Group B non ministerial and executive posts should ordinarily given Gazetted Status. Even in our own DAE Scientific Officer B (SO/B), with Grade Pay Rs.4800/-, Administration Cadre like Assistant Personnel Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer/Assistant Stores Officer having Grade Pay Rs. 4800/- are declared as Group B Gazetted Officer.

v  Ministry of Education and Social Welfare (Department of Technical Education) now ministry of HRD, (Government of India) by its order No. F-18-19/75/T-2 dated  26th May 1977 clearly states that “ the Government of India decided to recognize a Diploma in Engineering in appropriate discipline plus total ten years of technical experience in the appropriate fields is recognized as equivalent to Degree in Engineering. It  is considered valid for the purposes of selection to Gazetted posts and services under the Central Government or State Government”.

§  Recently based on the above Notification the Hon’ble Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), Principal Bench, New Delhi in its judgement pronounced on 26.04.2013 with respected to OA No. 2651/2012 between Shri T. R. Sharma and Others Vs Union of India and upheld the plea for gazette status. 

v  Where as in our DAE, the diploma in engineering /B.Sc qualified candidates are being recruited after all India written test followed by the interview of excellently performed candidates with sound health. They will be absorbed as per their performance after successful completion of the rigorous On Job Training of One year duration which includes operational, maintenance, analysis and safety aspects required in Highly Hazardous and Toxic areas. Majority of them work in Round the Clock (RTC) Shifts which involves Night shift.    

The following Table shows DOS Promotion/Track Change for Diploma/ BSc holders

Pay Band & Grade Pay
Technical Assistant/
Scientific assistant
9300-34800 + 4600
Sr. Technical Assistant/
Sr. Scientific assistant
9300-34800 + 4800
Technical Officer/
Scientific Officer-C
15600-39100 + 5400
Technical Officer/
Scientific Officer-D
15600-39100 + 6600
Technical Officer/
Scientific Officer-E
15600-39100 + 7600
Technical Officer/
Scientific Officer-F
37400-67000 + 8700
Technical Officer/
Scientific Officer-G
37400-67000 + 8900

The Table below shows the Promotional channel for Diploma/ BSc holders in DAE

Pay Band + Grade Pay Rs.
Educational Qualifications and eligibility Criteria
Cumulative Minimum Service Requirement
( in  years)
Category-1 trainee
On Stipend
Diploma in Engineering (3 years above duration)/B.Sc
New recruitment
One year training programme
Scientific Assistant  B (SA/B)
PB2 (9300-34800) + 4200
Completion of One year category-1 training programme
Scientific Assistant  C (SA/C)
PB2 (9300-34800) + 4600
SA/B + 3 years
Scientific Assistant D
PB2 (9300-34800) + 4800
SA/C+3 years
Scientific Assistant E
PB3 (15600-39100) + 5400
SA/D+ 4 years
Scientific Assistant F
PB3 (15600-39100) + 6600
SA/E+ 5 years
Scientific Assistant G
PB3 (15600-39100) + 7600
SA/F+ 6 years

v  The above table shows that even after attaining grade pay of Rs.7600/- (Group AScientific Assistants are being kept under Non-Gazetted Status until superannuation without considering for Gazetted Status which is supposed to be  given after 10 years of relevant experience.

v  From the history of the pay structure it can be seen that DAE has introduced one new Posts for Scientific Assistants under Non Gazetted status in every Pay Commission since 4th Central Pay Commission. The same can be seen in the below given chart:-

Pay Commission
Designation/Posts introduced for the first time
Grade pay applicable to the post
4th CPC
SA/E (Group A)/Non Gazetted
5th CPC
SA/F (Group A)/Non Gazetted
6th CPC
SA/G (Group A)/Non Gazetted
7th CPC

v  The above table clearly expose that DAE is ignoring the Scientific Assistants continuously and are being deprived of the Grade, Pay Promotion, Status, etc in contrary to all other central government departments.

Ø  Though the Department assured and committed that there will not be any difference in status, pay and allowances among the Scientific Assistants and the Scientific Officers corresponding to those SAs, DAE themselves deviated from their commitment while introducing two increments to SO/D and above, update Allowance to SO/C and above and the introduction of different yard stick for consideration of promotional post, etc

All this discrepancies and anomalies are continuing and thus the Scientific Assistant become the disrupt group of employees in the whole DAE. We would like to bring to your notice that even the DAEs directive itself flouted by the Department and thus denied the justice.

Ø  Please refer DAE OM No. 32/1 (2)/2008-SCS/R-198 dt.12th Sept 2008 issued by the principal secretary DAE while appointing the Committee for the implementation of Part B of the 6th CPC. First Para instructs the committee, not to disturb the vertical and horizontal relativity of any category. Last para, instructs to compare similar Departments like the Department of Space for comparable categories of employees while arriving at its conclusions.

v  The guide lines of Principal Secretary were not taken into account while recommending Part B of 6th CPC with respect to Scientific Assistant cadres even after knowing the latest changes incorporated by DOS.

v  DAE adopted only Non Gazetted grades upto SA/G (the last Grade) with grade pay of Rs.7600/-. This has created many repercussions and ripples among Scientific Assistant category which are yet to be settled. Only in DAE Diploma holders/BSc graduates are joining as Scientific Assistant and superannuating as Scientific Assistant even after putting rich and valuable services for more than 30-35 years.

v  By making additional qualification, Departmental Qualifying exam, etc compulsory for track changing the Department neglected the senior most SAs who have completed their service for 25 or more years and for them no scope for getting additional qualification

v  DAE selected the entry scale of Rs4600/- for SA/B. At a later stage inducted new recruitment policy by adopting two years training programme for Category I trainees and appointed them as SA/C with grade pay of Rs4600/-. By adopting the unethical approach DAE cheated the entire Scientific Assistants working in the Department. Three to five or more year’s seniority and service has been put in waste bin by changing the recruitment from SA/B to SA/C.

Ø  Director BARC has been constituted a committee vide the OM dated 5th October 2012  to reemphasize the need of addressing discrepancies of merit based promotion scheme currently in vogue in DAE and DOS.

v  The said Committee also was not curious to find way to remove the discrepancies and anomalies exists in the pay structures of SAs of DAE and DOS

v  During an informal discussion with Dr. Suri and other members of the Norms committee was tried to explain that the track change linked to additional qualification and DQE for developing competitive mind among the Scientific Assistants only. But the practical difficulties of senior most employees to acquire additional qualification has not considered. If the same was considered prospectively, it can be understand that the employees who joining in the Department well averse with the recruitment/promotion policy.  

Based on the above mentioned explanation and the factual position we request you to initiate action to carry out the following:

Ø  Revise the entry level pay for SA/B with grade pay of Rs4600/- and upgrade other grades.

Ø  Consider the third promotion, ie, SA/D to SA/E into Technical officer based on the Ministry of Education and Social Welfare (Department of Technical Education) order No. F-18-19/75/T-2 dated 26th May 1977 that the Government of India decided to recognize a Diploma in Engineering in appropriate discipline plus total ten years of technical experience in the appropriate fields is recognized as equivalent to Degree in Engineering.

Ø  Consider the minimum eligibility period for promotions of Scientific Assistants for similar grades to be kept in between ‘ITI qualified technicians’ and directly recruited ‘Graduates in Engineering /Technology Scientific Officers’ as they are middle category of employees which is kept now equal with ITI qualified technicians.

Ø  Ensure parity on Allowances, increments and other monitory benefits to SAs and the Scientific/Technical Officers placed in the equal grades.

 It is very much essential to carry out the above mentioned exercise to ensure the removal of discrepancies and anomalies exist after 6 CPC before the implementation of 7th CPC recommendations:

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

(Jayaraj KV)
Secretary General
Address for Correspondence: Jayaraj. KV, Secretary General, NFAEE
PESS/UED; BARC, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085
Tel. No: (O): 022 – 25596519; (Res): 022 – 25554179; (Mobile): 9869501189