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. 

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