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

Friday, May 29, 2015

National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
Recognised by DAE vide DAE OM No. 8/1/2007 – IR&W/95 dated 13th June 2007
NFAEE Office, Opp. NIYAMAK BHAVAN, Anusaktinagar, Mumbai 400 094
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Ref. No: nfaee/15/106                                                           14.05.2015

Sub: Bilateral meeting with NFAEE and other
Scientific Assistant Associations


All Affiliates

Dear Comrades,

As intimated earlier, meeting with Additional Secretary DAE was held on 11th May 2015 at the Anushakthibhavan, Mumbai to discuss about the issue pertaining to Scientific Assistants of DAE.

Representing NFAEE following were participated in the meeting:
1.    Jayaraj KV                   Secretary General     NFAEE                    BARC  Mumbai
2.    A. Sreedharan     Working President     NFAEE                    BARC  Mumbai
3.    Gaddam Ramesh Gen. Secretary         HWP(M)SASSA         HWP    Manuguru
4.    S. Kiran Kumar    Gen. Secretary         NUFCOSSA              NFC    Hyderabad
5.    G.M. Karthikeyan Member                  AEEA                      RMP    Mysore
6.    S. Ramesh kumarPresident                 BARCFEA                 BARCF Kalpakkam
7.    R. Visvalingam     Member                  AEEA                      IGCAR Kalpakkam
8.    C.J. Samkutty     Jt. Secretary            AEW&SU                 BARC  Mumbai
9.    D.B. Chandekar   Member                  DCSEMSA                DCSEM Mumbai
10. Harish K Sharma  Vice President          HWBEA                   HWB   Mumbai
11. M.I. Parmar        Gen. Secretary         BPKS                      HWP    Baroda
12. Sunil Pawar         Gen. Secretary        DCSEMSA                DCSEM Mumbai

The meeting was chaired by Additional Secretary DAE and the following were represented Official side:

1.    Shri. Govardhan            Secretary Trombay Council            BARC  Mumbai
2.    Shri. Surabh Babu         Director (P)                                DAE    Mumbai
3.    Shri. B. P.Joshi              CAO (P)                                     BARC  Mumbai
4.    Shri. S.B. Bose             CAO                                          DCSEM Mumbai
5.    Shri. K.P.S. Pillai            Under Secretary (IR&W)                DAE    Mumbai

The meeting also was attended by the office bearers of the Scientific Assistants Associations of BARC Mumbai, BARC Tarapur, NFC Hyderabad and CAT Indore. After the introduction the Chairman initiated the discussion and explained the back ground for calling the meeting.  S.K. Singh of BARC Scientific Assistant Association started to object the proceedings and raised unwanted questions and not allowed to take up the agenda for an hour. Finally the Additional Secretary, the Chairman of the meeting, directed him to stop his talk and told the meeting s convened by DAE and it is the prerogative of the Department to whom to invite to the meeting and asked to continue discussion on agenda

Even after S.K. Singh was interrupting and shouting with un-parliamentary words in between. Repeatedly the Chairman of the meeting, Shri, Govardhan, Secretary TC and Shri B.P. Joshi, etc were directed him to stop his utterance.

Because of the irresponsible and role of S.K. Singh and group the meeting could not complete the discussion of agenda items.

After partial discussion on 1st Agenda the Chairman declared the meeting is over. The representatives of NFAEE sought discussion to continue, the Chairman told will discuss later with Federation. The Chairman also intimated that he will submit the report to the Secretary with a request for consideration of these matters in the Tromaby Council

However NFAEE prepared a note on all the agenda item circulated and additional point to be taken up in the meeting and circulated among the Official side members.

Those who participated from the staff side as well as Official side seen who was responsible for not discussing the agenda item submitted for discussion.

Copy of the note submitted by NFAEE is attached with this letter.

With fraternal Greetings

Comradely yours

                                                (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

Bilateral meeting with NFAEE and other Scientific Assistant Associations
Note on issues pertaining to Scientific Assistants.


This is the most important issue which continues as unresolved.  Though the department attempted to resolve various anomalies created after the implementation of the Sixth Central Pay commission, pertaining to Technical Staff, Scientific Officers, no justice could be extended to the Scientific Assistant community. The issue can be divided into two aspects. i.e, Track change and Career Prospects

a.   Track change

1.   Track change facilities were continued till 2008 even though SA/D, SA/E and SA/F were introduced.
2.   During this period of SAs and even technicians were considered for track change based on acquiring higher education.
3.   After the implementation of Sixth CPC recommendations, department virtually withdrawn the track change based on the promotion interviews and linked the track change with exclusively on acquiring additional qualifications and clearing DQE/STPT
4.   Whereas the similarly placed Department reviewed the promotional position as well as the pay structure based on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission, revised the promotion norms as well as the recruitment norms. Thus in DOS, a Diploma holder reach within a period of 7 years in the Grade Pay of Rs5400/- with gazetted status.
5.   In all Government establishments other than DAE those diploma holders and BSc graduates joining as Scientific Assistants, Technical Assistants, Junior Engineers, etc are getting track change as and when they reaches the Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/-
6.   Further DOS and DRDO made the promotion norms such away the Technical Assistant and Scientific Assistants as Technical Officer and Scientific Officers after 7 years in service.
7.   Government of India in 1977 itself issued OM to clarify the policy of the Government to consider the Diploma holders having ten years of service as equivalent to BE/BTech. Even there are legal vetting of the said order from CAT as well as High Court in the year 2013 and 2014 respectively.
8.   The decision of the Department to take away the existing track change resulted in
a.    humiliation and depression
b.    forced to retire as SAs in non gazette status
c.    Those Scientific Assistants in the grade pay of 5400 and above are carrying out the same job and holding the responsibility of the Scientific Officers promoted or recruited afresh, but the status as well as the remuneration having difference.
9.   The issues was represented to Chairman, AEC, Chairman Trombay Council, Chairman Norms Committee and various other authorities and made all effort to bring the notice of all senior officials in the Department. Though the officers concerned assured to rectify the anomaly, the issued are not been resolved till date.
10.         The solution for the above anomaly is to consider those Scientific Assistants in the Grade Pay of Rs5400 and above as Gazetted post as it is done in the Department of Space

b.   Career Prospects

1.   After the introduction of Sixth CPC Pay structure, the promotion avenues in DOS, DRDO, etc are improved. Thus the SAs and TAs joined in DOS becoming gazette status at the Grade Pay of Rs5400 in the 7th year in the normal channel without any additional qualification
2.   Though in the terms of reference for the committee constituted by DAE to look into the recruitment and promotion norms directed the committee looking into the positions in comparable Department such as Department of Space, the career progression in DAE for SAs were gone to worst.
a.    The existing norms for track change during normal promotion have been taken away.
b.    Track change has been restricted to on Additional Qualifications
c.    Stringent conditionality has been stipulated to drop the employees even after acquired additional qualifications.
3.   The promotion avenues have been curtailed by restricting promotion upto SA/G. A Scientific Assistant after Diploma or BSc. Join in the Department at the age of 20 or 21 years. As per the existing norms SAs may reach at the level of SA/G within 21 years. That means at the age of 41or 42.  In short the SAs should work for another 18- 19 years without any career progression or hope of promotions.
4.   Whereas prior to Sixth CPC implementation the track change at any level was open and an SA F compulsorily to move in to SO level if he/she satisfy the MEP or norms for promotion.
5.   By increasing the Minimum Eligibility Period for promotion after Sixth CPC, the SAs may loose one promotion during their careers which further blocks the career prospects.
6.   To bring back the satisfaction among the Scientific Assistants, ample promotion avenues should be created by ensuring track change at the level of Grade Pay of Rs5400/-


1.   The Minimum Eligibility Period (MEP) for considering the Scientific Assistants for promotion, is higher level which considering the same of Engineering as well as Technicians.
2.   Prior to Sixth CPC implementation the difference in the MEP for SAs and of SOs were one year higher than that of SO. But after 6th CPC the difference has been enhanced by 2 years. .
3.   A median MEP should be adopted by which the SAs also should consider genuine norms, One year more than that of SOs where as one year less than that of Technicians.


1.   Those Scientific Assistants who had been promoted as SA/D in Feb 2004 and SA/E in 2003 were eligible for their next promotions to SA/E or SA/F respectively based  on  ‘MEP+1’ norms with effect from 1st Feb 2009. (This was postponed to 1st July 2009 due to uniform date of promotion). These employees had suffered a loss due to revision of norms in the year 2009, and their proposals for promotion were considered only in the year 2010. This Federation had intervened and the necessary correction was incorporated in the year 2011. All such delayed promotion cases of 2009 had not only lost one year in their career progression but had the cascading effect in their future promotions also.
2.   The case of SA/D to SA/E, {The persons promoted on MEP have not affected by this problem;} However the affected employees who were eligible for promotion are  to be recommend for SA/E on the basis of MEP+1 in year  2009, as per the pre- 2009 & 2011 revised norms. Accordingly the MEP was 4 yrs with all A1 grades and MEP+1 in 5yrs with all A2 grades. The revised norms in 2009 required minimum ‘two A1s’ in the last 4 years and the rest A2s.
3.   As the MEP has been increased in the case of Scientific Assistants comparing that of SOs, from SA/E onwards the SAs are losing one year on each promotion. Prior to the implementation Sixth CPS the difference in MEP was one year where as after Sixth CPC implementation it has been increased by two years.
4.   By changing the recruitment norms by appointing CAT I trainee as SA/C in the Grade Pay of Rs4600 and the periodicity of  training enhanced into two years, from the year 2013, the senior SAs joined SA/B in the Grade Pay of Rs4200 are losing pay, seniority as well as grade.
5.   Since, these are genuine cases, we request
a.    The Department to extend one or more years relaxation in the next promotion to the affected employees considering the cumulative period from SA/D to compensate the loss that had in the last promotion.
b.    The entry level Grade Pay should be upgraded into 4600 to SA/B and the cascading effect should be extended.


Continuous Education Programme in the Deemed University (HBNI) funded by DAE,   should be extended to Scientific Assistant category also.


1.   PRIS (I): PRIS (I) should be uniform for the SOs and SAs with same Grade Pay
2.   Update Allowance: The Update Allowance should be extended at the enhanced rate uniformly to those who are having the same Grade Pay of Rs5400 and above.
3.   Two Additional Increments: The two increment should be extended to all those who are having the Grade Pay of Rs6600 and above.


1.   Allotment Rules framed by the nodal Ministry, i.e. MOUD, should be followed by DAE also.
2.   Type D should be allotted as per service seniority
3.   Wherever necessary transit accommodation for SAs should be constructed.


1.   Additional Qualification:
a.    The written test to screen those who acquired addition qualification having objective and subjective questions.  In all other recruitment tests only objective questions are given. This subjective questions becoming a weapon to cut the future of track change of employees. Therefore the subjective questions should be discontinued. 
b.    Those who cleared in the Test further debarred for want of APAR grading. For granting permission for acquiring AQ itself APAR grading is taken into account.  Another APAR grading for appearing interview is unwanted and hence should be removed.
c.    Those who deferred in interview should be considered for track change on their normal promotion.
d.   Those who lost DQE/STPT should give one more chance during his/her regular promotion
e.    Those who considering for track change on AQE/STPT from same grade pay should be given one additional increment based on the OM issued by Dept of Expenditure 7th January 2013.
f.     The condition of cooling period for granting permission for AQ in subsequent occasion is not justified.

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