Sunday, January 18, 2015
7th Pay Commission to visit A & N Islands from 4th to 7th February, 2015
The 7th Central Pay Commission headed by its Chairman Justice AK Mathur is likely to visit these islands from 4th to 7th February, 2015. Service Associations and Unions of government employees working in these islands and others will meet the Commission at Port Blair.
The Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association, the largest Service Association in these islands and the only one recognised by the A & N Administration, has already submitted a 34 –page Memorandum on 28th July, 2014 to the Seventh Central Pay Commission in New Delhi. The Memorandum covers a number of general issues of these islands as well as the demands of employees working in various departments. The issues raised through the Memorandum include (i) grant of enhanced pay for the Lower Grade Clerks and Higher Grade Clerks (ii) to extend the upgraded Pay under Part B to the remaining categories of teachers like Headmasters, PETs, Librarian, Craft Instructors, etc (iii) Upward revision of Overtime and Night Duty Allowance (iv) restoration of Earned Leave to vacation staff (v) Hard Area Allowance for the entire A & N Islands (vi) medical reimbursement facilities to retired government employees, etc. The Association proposes to make a power-point presentation before the 7th Central Pay Commission during its visit to Port Blair. Besides, the Association has endorsed the demands included in the Memorandum submitted by the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers and the Staff Side of JCM National Council in New Delhi. The Confederation and JCM Staff Side in their Memorandums covered almost all aspects of pay revision, allowances, retirement benefits, etc. of central government employees.