Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Finance Ministry clears Pay Anomaly in case of HM(P), HM(M), HM(S), PSRT & PETs
The Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance has accepted the proposal of the Andaman and Nicobar Administration to extend the upgraded pay under Part B of the CCS (Revised Pay)Rules, 2008 to five categories of teachers viz. Headmaster (Secondary), Headmaster (Middle), Headmaster (Primary), Physical Education Teacher and Primary School Resource Teacher(PSRT) working under the Education Department of A & N Administration. The decision of the Govt. of India was conveyed to Shri D. Ayyappan, former General Secretary of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association over telephone by the officials of the Ministry of Human Resource Development and Ministry of Finance today.
The Non-Gazetted Officers’ Association has been taking up this issue with the Govt. of India immediately after the implementation of the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission in September, 2008. While the 6th Central Pay Commission had recommended upgraded pay under Part B to PSTs, GTTs, PGTs, etc., equivalent posts of Headmasters, PETs, Librarians, Craft Instructors, etc. did not find mention in the Pay Commission Report. Consequently, these posts were also not specifically mentioned in the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 of the Govt. of India. It was noticed that while the above categories of teachers and miscellaneous teachers in other Union Territories, central government schools like Kendriya Vidyalaya, Navodaya Vidyalaya, etc. were given the upgraded pay under Part B, these categories of teachers under the Education Department of A & N Administration were denied of the said benefit which created resentment among the affected teachers. The Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association immediately taken up the matter with the A & N Administration which in turn sent a detailed proposal to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Home Affairs, etc. to extend the upgraded pay under Part B to the equivalent categories of teachers and miscellaneous teachers of these islands. This was followed up with a number of representations to the Govt. of India. Besides, the Association had also conducted a series of agitations in the islands demanding extending the Part B pay to the remaining categories of teachers. Shri D. Ayyappan, former General Secretary of the Association and Shri TS Sreekumar, General Secretary had met Shri Kapil Sibal, the then Minister of Human Resource Development during 2012 in New Delhi besides meeting Secretary (School Education) in the Ministry of Human Resource Development a number of times.
The Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association conveys its gratitude to Dr. R. Devdas, former Director of Education, Shri DN Singh and Shri Devender Singh, former Secretaries-cum-Director of Education and Smt Tanvi Garg, Secretary-cum Director of Education for taking up the matter with the Govt. of India. The Association also appreciates the helps rendered by the present Chief Secretary to resolve this demand of the Association. The Association also appreciates the help by Shri P.K.Biju, MP, who was a member of Standing Committee, MHRD and Shri Bishnu Pada Ray, MP, A & N Islands. The Association will continue to pursue the demand for extending the Part B pay for the remaining categories like Librarian, Craft Instructors, etc. with the Govt. of India.