NFAEE

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 Serivce organisations under Department of Atomic Energy.

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

Thursday, April 30, 2015


National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
NFAEE
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
Regn.No.17/9615
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: www.nfaee.blogspot.com ; Email address: nfaee@yahoo.com

Dear Comrades,


WISHING
YOU ALL
REVOLUTIONARY GREETINGS
ON THE OCCASION OF
MAY DAY

With warm 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


National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
NFAEE
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
Regn.No.17/9615
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: www.nfaee.blogspot.com ; Email address: nfaee@yahoo.com

Ref.No: nfaee/sg/15/089                                                          29.04.2015

To

All Affiliates
NFAEE

Sub: MARCH TO PARLIAMENT – 28.04.2015 - Declartion

Dear Comrades,

A massive rally of the Central Government employees was held on 28.4.2015 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi declaring that if no settlement is brought about on the ten point’s charter of demands, the Central Government employees in all the De-departments of the Government of India will go on indefinite strike action from 23.11.2015.

The rally was held under the banner of Nation Joint Council of Action (NHCA) of Central Government Employees. More than a lakh of workers from various Departments such as Railways, Defence, Postal, Income Tax, Audit and Accounts, Atomic Energy, Civil Accounts, Space, Ground Water, Excise, etc were participated in the rally.  The Rally was concluded with a Public Meeting under the chairmanship of Shri M. Raghavaiah, General Secretary, National Federation of Indian Railwaymen.  Shri Shiv Gopal Mishra convenor of the NJCA and General Secretary AIRF conducted the proceedings.   The resolution was moved by Com. K.K.N. Kutty, President, Confederation of Central Government employees and workers, New Delhi.  Besides, the Chairman and Convenor of the NJCA, the other who spoke at the rally include S/Shri Rakal Dasgupta, President, All India Railwaymen Federation, Guman Singh and Bhatnagar of the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen, Shri M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government employees and workers, R.N. Parashar, Secretary General, National Federation of Postal Employees, Shri D. Theagarjan, Federation of National Postal organisations, Shri Sreekumar and Pahak of All India Defence Employees Federation, Srinivasan of the Indian National Defence Workers Federation, Harbhajan Singh Sidhu, General Secretary, HMS and many others.

It was also decided that the Federations/Unions of Industrial units coming under Industrial Dispute Act such as Railway, Defence, etc will take the strike ballot in the month of October, 2015. 
The copies of the resolution were handed over to the honourable Speaker, Lok Sabha and the Honourable Prime Minister by a delegation of the National Joint Council of Action after the Public Meeting.

Participants from HWP (Kota), HWP (Baroda), BARC (Mumbai), DPS (Mumbai), HWP (Manuguru), BARCF (Kalpakkam) and RMP (Mysore) represented NFAEE in the Rally.

        Copy of the resolution adopted in the Rally is attached herewith.

        The extended secretariat meeting of the confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers was held at the office of NFPE on 28th April 2015 at 4.00pm. The meeting endorsed the call given by the Rally and decided to carry out campaign programme during the coming months among the employees.

        All the affiliates are requested to give wide publicity about the March to Parliament and the content of the resolution.

With warm 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




NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
4, STATE ENTRY ROAD,
NEW DELHI

RESOLUTION ADOPTED AT THE MASSIVE RALLY AT JANTAR MANTAR (PARLIAMENT STREET) ON 28 APRIL 2015

The massive congregation of the representatives of Central Govt Employees who have come from various parts of the country held at Jantar Mantar before the Indian Parliament on 28-04-2015 decided to commence the indefinite strike action from 23rd November 2015 from 6 AM having failed to elicit any positive response from the Government in settlement of the 10 point Charter of Demands submitted months back. It was also decided that the Railways and Defence organizations will conduct the strike Ballot as per the provision of the Industrial Disputes Act and Recognition Rules before commencing the strike from 23-11-2015.

The massive gathering adopted the resolution unanimously exhorting the central Govt. Employees to prepare for the eventual strike action in all earnestness and make it a historic one.

The meeting congratulates the employees for forging exemplary unity and carrying out various programmes chalked out by the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) after the national convention on 11th December 2014. Even though the Govt. was compelled to set up the 7th CPC on account of the sanctions generated through the action programmes, Govt. has refused to grant Interim Relief and merger of DA and excluded the Gramin Dak Sewaks of the Postal Department from the ambit of the 7th CPC.

It is a matter of regret that in spite of public admission of non-privatisation of Indian Railways by Prime Minister of India and assurance of Minister of Railways on various occasions, including Parliament, Dr. Deb Roy Committee had submitted a report which is a clear roadmap for privatisation of IR. 

The meeting noted that the Government has purposely ensured the closure of Joint Consultative   
Machinery, the negotiating forum set up in 1966 for Central Government Employees to discuss and bring about settlement of their demands.

The meeting chaired by Secretary (Personnel) on 25th February 2015  did not bring about settlement on any single issue of the Charter of Demands.

The meeting unanimously decided to demand before the Government to convene the meeting of National Council, JCM immediately and settle the following charter of demands, if at all it wants to avoid confrontation with its own employees.

CHARTER OF DEMANDS:

1.    Effect wage revision of the Central Government Employees from 01.01.2014, accepting the memorandum of the Staff Side JCM; ensure 5-year wage revision in future; grant Interim Relief and Merger of 100% of DA. Ensure submission of the 7th CPC report within the stipulated time frame of 18 months; include the Grameen Dak Sewaks within the ambit of the 7th CPC.  Settle all anomalies of the 6th CPC.

2.    No privatisation, PPP or FDI in Railways and Defence Establishments and no corporatisation of postal services.

3.    No Ban on recruitment/creation of post.

4.    Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.

5.    No outsourcing; contractorisation, privatisation of governmental  functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the Printing Presses; the publication, form store and stationery departments and Medical Stores Depots; regularise the existing daily rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices.

6.  Revive the JCM functioning at all levels as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the CGEs.

7.    Remove the arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointments.

8.    No labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of the workers.

9.    Remove the ceiling on payment of Bonus.

10. Ensure five promotions in the service career.


The meeting authorized the National JCA to take appropriate and necessary steps needed to make the indefinite strike beginning from 23rd November 2015 an unprecedented and grand success.



                                                                                                       (Shiva Gopal Mishra) 
                                                                                                                    Convenor

28.04.2015                                                                      National Joint Council of Action



Thursday, April 9, 2015






National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
NFAEE
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
Regn.No.17/9615
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: www.nfaee.blogspot.com ; Email address: nfaee@yahoo.com
Ref.No: nfaee/sg/15/077                                                                        08.04.2015

To
All Affiliates
NFAEE

Sub: Oral presentation before 7th Central Pay Commission
on 6th April 2015 at New Delhi.

Dear Comrades,

The 7th Central Pay Commission had invited the National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees (NFAEE) for oral presentation on 6th April 2015 at its office at Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi.

Following Office bearers of the Federation appeared before the Pay Commission for the presentation:

Jayaraj KV             Secretary General           BARC           Mumbai
A.   Sreedharan      Working President           BARC           Mumbai
K.G. Bilaskar          Treasurer                        DPS             Mumbai
D.K. Kharol            Org. Secretary                HWP            Kota
KV Murugaraj        Org. Secretary                GSO            Kalpakkam
G. Ramesh            Jt. Treasurer                  HWP            Manuguru

          All the members of the Pay Commission along with Jt. Secretary, Advisor and other assistants were participated from the Pay Commission side. During the presentation the Chairman called the official in charge for Allowances and looking after the DAE portfolio and asked them to take note of Department specific issues. All the members were interactive and sought clarification and asked to elaborate various issues pertaining to the Department.

          A detailed note on general issues as well as Department specific was submitted for the reference of the Pay Commission.
Following issues were placed before the Commission:

·         Minimum wage should be based on the Dr. Aykhroid Formula. The Staff side demanded Rs. 26000/- as minimum pay based on the market valuation of 2014 and the date of effect should be 01.01.2014.
·         In any case the Pay Commission propose date of effect after 01.01.2014 the inflation in the market and the DA given to the government employees should be considered for arriving minimum pay
·         Grade Pay system should be removed
·         The number of scales should not be further compressed, which may result anomalies to those employees got promotion.
·         In any case merger of pay scales suggest the pay Commission, the higher scale in the merged group should be upgraded into the next higher grade in the proposed pay structure
·         Expressed our agreement with other proposals of the National JCM on Interim Relief, DA Merger, multiplication factor, Fitment formula, general allowances and advances, pension and retirement benefits, etc.
·         Elaborately explained about the Departmental specific allowances such as NRPSA, QIS, PRIS and the need of revision in Overtime Allowance and Night Duty Allowance.
·         The need of continuation of the facilities such as Canteen, etc also brought to the notice of the Pay Commission.
·         The difference in the activities of the Department comparing with the conventional department also explained and pleaded for the improved pay structure for the DAE employees.
·         Briefly explained various categories of employees existing in the department
·         The activities of various categories of employees such as Work Assistant, Canteen Staff, Security Staff, Drivers, Technician, Scientific Assistants, Medical Staff, Fire Staff, Administrative Staff, Purchase and Sore staff, etc were explained.
·         Pointed out the categorization of employees and conversion of Gazetted status
·         Track change based on the service also brought to the notice and the order issued by the Government of India in this aspect has been handed over to the Pay Commission.

There was detailed discussion on all issues we brought out. The historical back ground of NRPSA, QIS, Overtime Allowance, etc was explained and the commission noted. When we mentioned the NRPSA was implemented based on an arbitration award, the Chairman asked the officer in charge concerned on Allowances to study the issue in proper and make the note on that.

From the discussion, it is observed that the Commission in General is of the view that the Grade Pay System want to be discard and the Commission may submit its report in due course.

In general the meeting was cordial and satisfactory as far as concern to present the issues.

With warm 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


National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
NFAEE
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
Regn.No.17/9615
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: www.nfaee.blogspot.com ; Email address: nfaee@yahoo.com
Ref. No: nfaee/sg/15/75                                                                               06.04.2015

To

The Chairman
7th Central Pay Commission
Chatrapati Shivaji Bhawan
1st Floor, B-14/A, Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi 110016 

Subject:- Oral Presentation on Memorandum to the 7th Central Pay Commission.

Respected Sir,

          NFAEE express sincere gratitude to the Hon’ble Chairman and the Members of the 7th Central Pay Commission for giving us another opportunity for oral presentation as a part of discussion with the JCM constituents.

On behalf of twenty seven unions and association affiliated with the National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees (NFAEE) representing more than 20,000 Employees of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) would like to bring to the notice of the following for the consideration of the Pay Commission while preparing its report.   

          NFAEE submitted its detailed Memorandum to the Pay Commission on 30th July 2014 and resubmitted on 25th October with some corrections. During the visits of the Pay Commission at Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad, some of the affiliates of NFAEE and office bearers of NFAEE stationed at those places  met the Chairman and the Members of the Pay Commission and tried to present the issues mentioned in the Memorandum.

In general we are agreeing with the observations and suggestions submitted by the Steering Committee of JCM Constituents on behalf of all Organisations of Central Government Employees. But certain area NFAEE had divergent views and placed the same for the consideration of the Pay Commission.

We hope that the submissions made in our memorandum and the note being submitted during the oral presentation, based on the factual figures and facts, would receive due consideration of the Pay Commission and the recommendations of the Pay Commission would be such as would bring about a feeling of ‘felt fair’ amongst the Central Government Employees in general and the employees of Department of Atomic Energy in specific. With this we hereby present our views in short on various aspects for the consideration of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

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

PRINCIPLES OF WAGE DETERMINATION
The principle for determine the wage shall be relied upon the necessity of computing the same on the 15th ILC norms. 
MINIMUM WAGE
Ø   Five norms for fixing minimum wages were evolved by the 15th Indian Labour Conference in 1957 – that minimum wages should be high enough to meet all basic needs of a worker’s family, including                                                                                                                               food, clothing, shelter and other amenities based on the Dr. Aykroyed formula. According to the 15th ILC, in calculating the minimum wage:
Ø   The standard of a family of worker to be taken as three consumption units for one earner, which is two adults and two children.
Ø   Minimum food requirement to be taken as a balanced diet of 2,700 calories per day per consumption unit;
Ø   Clothing requirement to be based on per capita consumption of 18 yards per annum, which gives 72 yards per annum for the average worker’s family;
Ø   For housing, the rent corresponding to the minimum area provided for under the government’s industrial housing schemes should be taken; and
Ø   Fuel, lighting and other items of expenditure should constitute 20 per cent of the total minimum wage. 

The Supreme Court fully upheld these criteria in the case of Unichoy Vs State of Kerala in 1961. In the later Reptakos Brett Vs Workmen case in 1991, the Supreme Court held that minimum wages should also include a sixth component, amounting to 25% of the total minimum wage, to cover children’s education, medical treatment, recreation, festivals and ceremonies.

The minimum wage as per our computation works out to Rs.20,861/-. This must be the minimum wage for the unskilled worker as per the ILC norms.  In Central Government employment presently there are no unskilled labours. Considering the skilled job at the entry level minimum pay should 30% more on the unskilled job and hence we propose 26,000/ as the minimum pay to the entry level in Group C.  

The ratio proposed for minimum to maximum is 1:8. Accordingly proposed the maximum salary as 8 times of the minimum salary at the Secretary level


DISCREPANCIES IN PAY STRUCTURE
Ø  Selection of Grade Pay system is irrational as there is no definite percentage increase in progresses of Grade Pay from lower level to higher level. Thus the senior employees in higher Grade Pays are getting meager benefit of change in Grade Pay than the junior employees in the lower Grade Pays in the same promotional hierarchy on account of promotion.
Ø  The Sixth Pay Commission has been arrived the factor for determining the Grade Pay as 40% of the end of the scale. But that was not retained uniformly. The factor was gone up to 48.97%   in PB – 4 while in the grades of PB – 1 to PB – 3.it was 40% only.
Ø  Similarly the multiple factor for determine the Pay in Pay Band was determined as 1.86 of Pre- Revised Basic Pay. But that was also not retained uniformly in the revised pay Rules 2008. The factor has gone up to 2.615 in PB – 4 while retaining the factor of 1.86 in PB – 1 to PB – 3.
Ø  As a cumulative effect of  non uniformity determining factor of Grade pay as well as Pay in Pay Band the ratio of Revised pay  to Pre Revised pay in PB – 1 to PB – 3 was 2.5 on an average where as the ratio in PB - 4 was gone up to 3.37.    
Ø  The minimum pay recommended by the Sixth Central Pay Commission was not relevant & not based on any scientific approach.
Thus we have suggested that the Pay structure recommended by the Sixth Central Pay Commission should not be the base for working out a Pay structure for Central Government Employees.

Due to the merger of Pay Scales in the 6th CPC recommendation promotional avenues were taken away, much litigation are pending before various courts regarding the promotional benefits on merged pay scales.  
MOREOVER THE Pay Commission has not recommended to upgrade the higher grade in the merged pay scales into the next pay structure of the proposed pay scale as done by the 4th Central Pay Commission.
We have suggested the pay structure with open- ended pay scales, without merger of any Pay scales/Grade Pays (except the merger of Grade Pay of Rs 5400/ PB -2 with the GP 5400/ PB3) and retention  the Grade Pay  Rs 12000 PB 4  to maintain 19 scales of pay to maintain the equilibrium.
The proposed minimum pay corresponding to the existing Pay Structure is given below
PROPOSED PAY SCALE
POST
V CPC
VI CPC
VII CPC (PROPOSED)


Scale
PB
Grade Pay
PB No
Sr.No scale
New pay scale
S-1
2550--2660-60-3200
S - 1
5200-20200
1800
PB 1



S - 1



26000


S-2
2610-60-3150-65-3540
5200-20200
1800
PB 1
S-2A
2610-60-2910-65-3300-70-4000
5200-20200
1800
PB 1
S-3
2650-65-3300-70-4000
5200-20200
1800
PB 1
S-4
2750-70-3800-75-4400
5200-20200
1800
PB 1
S-5
3050-75-3950-80-4590
S - 2
5200-20200
1900
PB 1
S - 2
31000
S-6
3200-85-4900
S - 3
5200-20200
2000
PB 1
S - 3
33000
S-7
4000-100-6000
S - 4
5200-20200
2400
PB 1
S - 4
41000
S-8
4500-125-7000
S - 5
5200-20200
2800
PB 1
S - 5
46000
S-9
5000-150-8000
S - 6
9300-34800
4200
PB 2

S - 6

56000
S-10
5500-175-9000
S - 6
9300-34800
4200
PB 2
S-11
6500-200-6900
S- 6
9300-34800
4200
PB 2

S- 7


66000

S-12
6500-200-10500
S - 7
9300-34800
4600
PB 2
S-13
7450-225-11500
S - 7
9300-34800
4600
PB 2
S-14
7500-250-12000
S - 8
9300-34800
4800
PB 2
S-8
78000
S-15
8000-275-13500
S - 9
9300-34800
5400
PB 2

S - 9

88000

New Scale
8000-275-13500
S - 9
9300-34800
5400
PB 3
S-16
9000
S - 9
15600-39100
5400
PB 3
S-17
9000-275-9550
S- 9
15600-39100
5400
PB 3

S-18
10325-325-10975
S - 10
15600-39100
6600
PB 3

S - 10

102000
S-19
10000-325-15200
S - 10
15600-39100
6600
PB 3
S-20
10650-325-15850
S - 10
15600-39100
6600
PB 3
S-21
12000-375-16500
S - 11
15600-39100
7600
PB 3


S - 11


120000
S-22
12750-375-16500
S - 11
15600-39100
7600
PB 3
S-23
12000-375-18000
S - 11
15600-39100
7600
PB 3
S-24
14300-400-18300
S- 12
37400-67000
8700
PB 4

S - 12

139000
S-25
15100-400-18300
S - 12
37400-67000
8700
PB 4
S-26
16400-450-20000
S - 13
37400-67000
8900
PB 4

S - 13

148000
S-27
16400-450-20900
S - 13
37400-67000
8900
PB 4
S-28
14300-450-22400
S - 14
37400-67000
10000
PB 4

S - 14

162000
S-29
18400-500-22400
S - 14
37400-67000
10000
PB 4
New Scale


12000


S -15

176000
S-30, HAG
22400-525-24500
S - 15
67000-79000

PB 4
S - 16
193000
S-31, HAG+
22400-600-26000
S- 16
75500-80000
0
0


S - 17


202000
S-32, HAG+
24050-650-26000
S - 17
75500-80000
0
0
S-33, Fixed
26000 fixed
S - 18
80000 fixed
0
0
S - 18
213000
S-33, Fixed, Cab. Sec.
30000 fixed
S - 19
90000 fixed
0
0
S - 19
240000

INCREMENT

Prior to the implementation of 6th CPC there were two different dates of annual increments spanning six months duration. In that case a newly recruited employee has to wait 9 months to 14 months to get his/her first annual increment. Whereas subsequent to the implementation of 6th CPC a newly recruited employee has to wait 6 months or at the most 17 months to get his/her first annual increment.        
·         The rate of Annual increment should be 5% of the pay
·         Two dates of increment in a calendar year - 1st January and 1st July.
·         The employees completing 6 months as on 1st July and 1st January shall be eligible to be granted the increment.
·         Those employees, who complete 6 months service on the retirement day, may be given an increment.

FITMENT FORMULA

Earlier pay revisions the employees who were on rolls on the date of implementation of the Commission’s recommendation comparatively received lesser benefit than the new entrants.  Amongst the existing employees also, more benefit accrued to persons with lesser service period.
The multiplication factor 3.7 (26000/7000) of Pay in Pay Band + Grade Pay

FIXATION OF PAY ON PROMOTION

At present the sum of one increment equal to 3% of the sum of the Pay in Pay Band and Grade Pay and the difference in Grade Pays of promoted cadre and feeder cadre is granted as the financial benefit on promotion. Some cases the benefit is more than two annual increments, however it is not uniform due to the irrational selection of Grade Pay in different Grades. 
We suggest that the financial benefit on promotion must not be an insignificant amount.  Considering various factual positions
Hence two increments in the feeder cadre shall be ensured on promotion


DATE OF EFFECT
Implement the recommendations with effect from 1.1.2014 especially in the background that the desirable tenure of the earlier Commission’s recommendations expired on 1.1.2011.
In any case the Pay Commission recommends any date after 01.01.2014 the variation in the Index as well as the DA extended to the Central Government employees after 01.01.2014 should be considered to fix the minimum Pay as the Staff side worked out the minimum pay based on the market rates as on 01.01.2014 and arrived the minimum pay Rs26,000/- as on 01.01.2014.
































ALLOWANCES AND ADVANCES

Dearness allowance
The existing formula of computation of DA and its payment with effect from 1st January, and 1st July, may continue. 

House Rent Allowance
We suggested the   the following rates of House Rent allowance:
X classified cities:                                  30% + DA thereon
Y classified towns                                  20% + DA thereon
Z classified/unclassified places          10% + DA thereon

City Compensatory allowance
The 6th CPC recommended to abolish the CCA
We proposed the Commission to recommend the following rates of City Compensatory allowance:
X classified city
All other cities
10% of pay
5% of pay

Transport allowance
Transport Allowance across the country should be in two slabs 
Eligibility criteria
Amount
Employees who are not entitled for Air travel
7500 + DA
Employees who are entitled for Air travel
11000 + DA

Children Education Allowance
We suggested doubling of this allowance and increasing the same by 50 % whenever the DA reaches 50%.

Education Advance:
We suggest that the 7th CPC may recommend to the Government for the sanction of Education Advances with an interest rate not exceeding 5% for those employees, whose children take up higher studies.

Patient Care/Hospital Aare Allowance
We suggested that the lump sum amount may be doubled and the rates made uniform in respect of all employees of all Central Government hospitals and Dispensaries.

Night Duty Allowance
The rates of NDA for all should be computed on the basis of revised pay and it should be reviewed annually in order to include the DA Admissible.

FACILITIES

Housing facilities
The satisfaction level of Departmental accommodation is far behind and the changes made by the Sixth CPC further deteriorated as the eligibility criteria for departmental accommodation has been made on the Grade Pay.
Further we suggested that the eligibility criteria should be the basic pay as it was existed prior to VI CPC and not the grade.

House Building Advance
1.   To simplify the procedure
2.   To exempt the stamp duty when the property is required to be mortgaged and de- mortgaged.
3.   To increase the advance to 50 times of the Salary
4.   Since the repayment of the advance is to be made in a span of not more than 20 years, the employees must be made entitled to the advance on completion of 5 years, which is presently 10 years.
5.   The maximum ceiling limits to be raised appropriately on the basis of the new pay scales.
6.   To reduce the rate of Interest at not more than 5%.
7.   To make the Government employees entitled for the advance for purchasing second-hand or used houses 
8.   Advance may also be sanctioned for the purpose of making extension to the existing accommodation or to upgrade the accommodation by disposing the first one purchased by availing HBA and to purchase a new one.

Scheme for Appointment on Compassionate Ground
The Pay Commission should take consideration of the importance as well as the difference in the activities of the Department of Atomic Energy while comparing the activities of the conventional department and accordingly recommend to the government that all candidates should be considered for compassionate ground appointment.

Promotion Cadre Review:
The cadre reviews should undertaken wherever not done to ensure five hierarchical promotions to all employees and operate the post created through Cadre Review among the existing employees and not to direct recruits.  

MACP:
Ensure five financial up-gradations on grade Hierarchy. Various benches of CAT as well as High Court has given directive to the Government to consider pay fixation on MACP under Grade hierarchy instead of Grade Pay hierarchy.


Canteen Facilities
Considering the activities of the DAE, the units stationed at isolated areas, round the clock system of activities, the various security system, etc the employees are forced to depend the canteen facilities. Because of the restriction in recruitment and other stringent directives, proper canteen facilities are not extended.

Requested to convert departmental canteen as statutory canteen, so that proper canteen facilities shall ensured in all DAE units.

Leave Travel Concession
Ø  Eligibility of LTC should be based on the Pay it should not link with Grade.
Ø   Explore the possibility of allowing an employer to undertake tour outside India, once in his service career in lieu of the LTC.

Group Insurance Scheme
Group
Rate of Subscription
Insurance cover
Executive
1500
1500000
Non executive (other than MTS)
750
750000
MTS
350
350000

Income tax on salary
1)   Reintroduction of the provisions of section 16(1) and allow deduction of 30% of the salary income to arrive at the taxable income.
2)   All allowances to make net of taxes.

Dues of employees died in service:
To waive all governmental dues in the case of an employee who die in harness

Facilities for Women Employees:
Provide provision of special facilities for women employees and recommended certain measures viz., flexi time, Sub-reservation, increasing the age of recruitment, Public convenience facilities, Separate women’s hostel, serving women be given option to work half time for a maximum of six years in a career; identification of certain professions to be manned only by women employees;

Scrapping of downsizing Outsourcing/ Contractorisation:
Since the activities of the Department of Atomic Energy is far different from that of other conventional Department. The activities of the Department are co related with exposure to the Radiation Chemical hazards as per the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) guidelines.
We, therefore request the pay commission to recommend for scrapping of downsizing Outsourcing/ Contractorisation / of Central Government functions and in the Department of Atomic Energy particularly.

Need for a Effective Grievance Redressal Procedure:
The scheme has been introduced to ensure a perfect redressel forum for all non gazetted employees under Government of India. But the seriousness towards the scheme can be seen from the approach towards the process for updating the scheme. Government never considered the necessity to update the scheme based on the changes being made by various pay commissions. It became crucial after the implementation the VI CPC recommendation that the abolition of the Group D cadre. Now in short the scheme is exclusively operating for non gazetted staff of Group C.  It is, therefore, necessary to revisit the scheme itself and redraft the bye laws for the  Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) such a way that all non gazetted staff (non executive class employees as suggested in this memorandum) should be covered under the JCM Scheme.

Considering the peculiarity and R&D jobs of the DAE all Non gazetted (Non Executive) staff shall be brought and permitted to participate in the JCM scheme.

One more option to switch over to the GPF from CPF:
Prior to 5th CPC, based on the recommendations of the Central Pay Commissions Government give an option to the employees to switch of from CPF to GPF or vice versa. But the 5th & 6th CPC has not been given such recommendations.

More over the scientific community are extended a facility to exercise a final option before retirement to switch over from CPF to GPF.

Without prejudice to our demand for scraping the New Pension Scheme we propose to recommend either an options should be extended to all employees before retirement or at least one more option to switch over from CPF to GPF those who joined before 1st January 2004.









LEAVE ENTITLEMENT, HOLIDAYS AND WORKING HOURS

Holidays
Presently the holidays are determined for each year by the DOPT.  However, they permit the high power welfare committee of each State to finalise, taking into account the local conditions, three among the listed holidays.  We suggest that this may be recommended to be increased to six. 
We requested the commission to recommend for the declaration of May Day as a holiday.

Casual Leave
The Govt. reduced the Casual leave from 12 to 8 and in the case of industrial workers from 15 to 10.    The number of days as 12 was conceived to be a day per month.  Taking into account the various contingencies one has to face, the increasing social obligations, we request that the number of Casual leave may be increased to 12 per year. and in the case of industrial workers in the open line establishments to 15.

Earned leave
Generally Govt. employees are in service for 35 years and more.  The total EL that goes into the credit of the employee is of the order of 1050 days, 50% of which comes to 525 days.  In that background, the ceiling limit of 300 days can be reasonably raised to 450. 

Half Pay Leave
We suggested that the half pay at the credit of an employee may be allowed to en-cash at the time of superannuation/retirement to make the EL to 450 days as well as the balance half pay leave may be en-cashed at the rate of half pay equal to the leave

Maternity and Paternity Leave
The entitlement may be increased to 240 days in the case of maternity leave and 30 days for paternity leave

Child Care Leave
In the recent Supreme Court order directed the Government to remove the restriction to avail Child Care Leave
(a)no restriction on the maximum number of spells in a year ;
(b)No restriction is imposed on age of the child for grant of the leave especially in the case of children with mental or physical debilities. Or of prolonged illness.



PENSION AND OTHER RETIREMENT BENEFITS
New Pension Scheme (NPS):
Scrape New Pension Scheme and the PFRDA Act.

Pension:
The emoluments for the calculation of pension should include:
(a) Basic Pay
(b) Any Special pay or personal pay, or deputation duty allowance.
(c) Dearness Allowance
(d) Non-practicing allowance in respect of Doctors








































DAE SPECIFIC ALLOWANCES

OVERTIME ALLOWANCE
The activities and nature of the employees in the R&D and other non industrial units are at par with the Industrial units under DAE where the OTA is regulated as per the Factories Act 1948. The employees in the R&D sector are forced to perform the Overtime because of the reliever system in the nuclear operating plants. The Nuclear plant operators, Technicians/Supervisors, Drivers, Security staff, Fire Staff etc. are forced to perform Overtime to ensure the continuous operation (24 hours on round the clock basis) of the operating plats, electrical substation pump house etc.,   This is to follow the safety guidelines and also to ensure proper security to the Nuclear establishments.

Government of India promulgates Atomic Energy Factories Rules   which is identical to the Factories Act 1948 and the same made applicable to the R& D and other non Industrial units under the Department of Atomic Energy. But always the Department of Atomic Energy in the earlier occasions had skipped to revise the Overtime Allowance of R&D and Non Industrial units while revising the Overtime Allowance for Industrial units after the implementation of the Pay revision based on the recommendations of Pay Commissions.

To recommend to the Government considering the peculiarity of DAE to revise the rate of Overtime Allowance to ensure the employees who are asked to perform overtime to ensure the smooth and continuous operation (24 hours on round the clock basis) of the Nuclear Installations in the Research & Development units and other non industrial units.

QUALIFICATION INCENTIVE SCHEME (QIS)
The Qualification Incentive scheme (QIS) introduce the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) in its specific nuclear operating plants to ensure the safe operation, adopt higher safety measures, safe working procedure in  nuclear plants by adhering to IAEA/AERB/BSC standards. Every operational, maintenance persons in the nuclear plant shall be well trained, qualified and experienced to understand the intricacy of the safe operation and maintenance procedure of the nuclear plant. For that purpose this scheme was introduced through a meticulous qualification process of completing the check list, examination, interview etc. The employees are qualified in five different levels depending on their responsibility qualification and experience. Accordingly the incentives are also paid in five different levels.

Recommend 3.7 times of the existing rates.

NUCLEAR RESEARCH PLANT SUPPORTING ALLOWANCES (NRPSA):
The extra work being done by the employees working in Round the Clock Shift comparing with the general shift people was compensated with NRPSA. Though the name of the allowance is NUCLEAR RESEARCH PLANT SUPPORTING ALLOWANCES, it is nothing but an allowance to compensate Extra Duty which was extended based on an arbitration award.

Therefore we propose that the NRPSA should be renamed as EXTRA DUTY ALLOWANCE and should be given on actual wages.

RADIATION ALLOWANCE
Considering the functional intricacies of the organization especially taking into account the fact that the nature of occupation of employees in the area of high level nuclear radiation warranting a special allowance. It is worth to mention that some departments are already granted Risk Allowance to ‘X –Ray’ Attendants, which is an insignificant Radiation exposure occupation than the DAE employees working in various nuclear plants/laboratories etc. Hence it is high time to grant a special Radiation Allowance to the DAE employees.

PERORMANCE RELATED INCENTIVE SCHEMES (PRIS):
As per the recommendation of the VI CPC, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space and DRDO in Defence Ministry has been introduced Performance Related Incentive Scheme and continues the same for last 5 years or more. We suggest the PRIS should continue and there may be some fine tuning for the conditionality adopted by Scientific Departments to bring uniformity.

Redefine the conditionality’s to ensure that no one should be punished twice for his failure to fulfill the conditionality of the attendance. Medical leave shall be exempted.  Propose to extend the PRIS (I) to all administrative and auxiliary staff including Store keeping staff

CATEGORISATION OF EMPLOYEES:

DoPT categorized all Central Government employees after the implementation of recommendations of 6th Central Pay Commission as Group C, B and Group A services. Also in general the Government categorized all employees above Rs5400/- grade Pay as gazetted. But in the Department of Atomic Energy only those employees in the Grade Pay of Rs7600/- also considered as Non gazetted. Even the Government of India way back in 1977 issued directive to consider the Diploma in Engineering as Graduate Engineer with the experience of 10 years, DAE is not ready to convert these post as gazetted. All major Departments such as CPWD, DOS, DOE, DRDO, etc considering Diploma holder after a certain period of service for track change without any additional qualification and gives the status of gazetted employees and their perks.









CATEGORIES OF EMPLOYEES IN DAE
The activities of the Department vary and elaborately mentioned in the Memorandum submitted to the Pay Commission on 31st July 2014. Since the activities are in multi dimensional, the categories of employees also diversified.
Department of Atomic Energy may be the only Department having this much categories of employees. The categories of employees include the following:
Work Assistants:          Gardening, Cleaning, Decontamination, Plant
Supportive Staff, Workshop Attendant, etc
Canteen Staff:            Canteen Attendant, Tea/coffee maker, cook, clerk, Store Keeping, managerial, etc
Drivers:                     Light vehicle Drivers, Heavy Vehicle drivers, Traffic
Supervisor, etc
Security Staff:            Security Guard, Assistant Security Officer, Security                                  Officer, etc
Technical:                  Plant operators, maintenance staff, fabricators, Machine Operators, electricians, instrument mechanics, Drafts man, Scientific Assistants, etc
Medical staff:              Hospital Attendant, Ayah, Cook, Nurses, Pharmacists,
Technicians such as dental, ophthalmic, paramedical, etc
Fire Staff:                  Fireman, Leading Fireman, Driver Cum Operator, sub
Officer, etc
Administration:            UDC, Sr. Clerk, Accounts Assistant, Assistant, Assistant
Accounts, Assistant Personnel Officer, Assistant Accounts Officer, Stenographers, Hindi Translators, Care Taker, PRA,  etc
Purchase & Stores      
Cadre:                       Jr. Purchase Assistant, Jr. Store Keeper, Purchase  Assistant, Store Keeper, Sr. Purchase Assistant, Sr. Store Keeper, Assistant Purchase Officer, Assistant Stores Officer, etc.
The above mentioned are the post operating in Group C, B and D non gazetted and the promotional post for administrative, auxiliary and Purchase Stores Cadre. There are other posts direct recruited at Group A level.
PAY STRUCTURE FOR DAE EMPLOYEES
Following points should take into account while recommending pay structure to the DAE employees on various categories:

  • Ensure the continuation of Flexible Complementary Scheme for Technical Staff
  • The denial of pay structure proposed by 5th CPC to the technicians should be rectified. The entry level of pay recommended by 5th CPC has not been implemented to the technicians till date and the dispute still continues
  • After the implementation of the 6th CPC Department revised the norms and denied the track change from Scientific Assistant to Scientific Officers. Thus DAE become the only one department denied the opportunity to become gazetted for Diploma holders. Even the Government of India directive well before that the 10 year experienced Diploma holder should be considered as graduated Engineers and extended promotion on par with Engineering Graduate. Similarly parity on pay structure with DOS was denied.
  • The denial of better pay structure and promotional avenues for Security staff etc also explained and requested to the Pay Commission to take care of those categories.
  • The duties and responsibilities of Drivers in DAE are entirely different than the staff car drivers. Round the clock shift duty, carrying radioactive and hazardous material, etc are different nature of activities of DAE drivers
  • Administrative and other categories of employees who all are having vacancy based promotion should be ensured five promotion in the service
  • MACP should be on grade hierarchy.
  • The denial of the pay structure recommended by 5th CPC for Store keeping Staff and denial of parity with similarly placed categories of employees in Railways, Defence, etc were brought to the notice of the Pay Commission and requested the Pay Commission to recommend specifically for store keeping staff as done by 5th CPC, so that the Department/Government bound to act on that. Consider the request for convert store keeping staff into  of technical
  • The earlier Pay Commissions not given due consideration to suggest pay structure for the employees of DAE considering the difference in the nature of work and the non conventional activities. Since the 7th Pay Commission members visited the premier institution of the Department and physically assessed the importance of the Department and the special nature of the job being carried out by the Nuclear worker of the Country, the pay structure of all categories of employees may be proposed by the pay commission itself.
  • The administrative, auxiliary and Purchase & Store staff are assigned to work with certain plants and project. But the facilities extended to the plant and project workers may not be extended to these categories of employees. Pay Commission may direct to extend all such facilities to the employees of admin, auxiliary and Purchase & store staff also.

  • Accordingly we suggest the following pay structure to the DAE employees:

Pay structure to the DAE employees
Designation
Grade Pay
Upgraded Grade Pay
Proposed Pay
Remarks
AUXILLIARY STAFF
Work Assistant
Work Assistant A/
Hospital Work Assistant A
1800
1900
31000
One upgraded pay scale considering the nature of job, qualification and training
Work Assistant B/ Hospital Work Assistant B
1900
2000
33000

Work Assistant C/ Hospital Work Assistant C
2000
2400
41000

Sr. Work Assistant  A/
Sr. Hospital Work Assistant A
2400
2800
46000

Sr. Work Assistant B/  Sr. Hospital Work Assistant B
2800
4200
56000

Sr. Work Assistant  C/ Sr. Hospital Work Assistant C
4200
4600
66000


Drivers
Driver Ord
1900
2400
41000
SSC with Driving License for Heavy Vehicle
Driver Gr. II

2800
46000
Promotion post after 6 years
Driver Gr I

4200
56000
Promotion post after 5 years
Driver Sp Gr I

4600
66000
Promotion post after 5 years
Driver Sp. Gr II

4800
78000
Promotion post after 6 years
Driver Sp. Grade III

5400
88000
Promotion post after 6 years


Security Staff
Security Guard A
1800
2000
33000

Security Guard B

2400
41000

Security Guard C

2800
46000

 Security Asst

4200
56000

Sr. Security Asst./
Asst. Sec. Officer  A

4600
66000

ASO B

4800
78000

Security Officer A/ ASO C

5400
88000

Security Officer B/

6600
102000


Canteen Staff
Canteen Attendant A
1800
1900
31000

Canteen Attendant B / Asst Halwai- Cook/ Clerk/ Tea/Cofee Maker
1900
2000
33000

Canteen Attendant C/ Tea/Cofee MakerB/ Halwai-cum- Cook
 2000
2400
41000
Promotion post for Canteen Attendant B
Sr. Canteen Attendant A/ Tea/Cofee Maker C/ Halwai-cum- Cook B/Asst. Manager cum Store Keeper
2400
2800
46000

Sr. Canteen Attendant B/ Tea/Cofee Maker D/ Halwai-cum- Cook C
2800
4200
56000

  Halwai-cum- Cook D/ Manager cum Accountant
4200
4600
66000

Dy General Manager

4800
78000

General Manager

5400
88000

Sr. General Manager

6600
102000




Administrative Staff
LDC
1900
2400
41000
HSC with computer proficiency – Compassionate
UDC
2400
4200
56000
Direct Recruitment – Graduation with Computer Proficiency for Administration and Account Cadre

4200
4600
66000
30% of the post may be upgraded on seniority
Assistant/Asst. Acct
4600
4800
78000

APO/AAO/SO
4800
5400
88000


Stenographers
Stenographer III
2400
4200
56000
Junior Management Assistant     
Stenographer II
4200
4600
66,000
Management Assistant
Stenographer I
4200
4800
78000
Senior Management Assistant
PS
4800
5400
88000
Principal Management Assistant
Sr. PS

6600
102000
Senior Principal Management Assistant
PPS

7600
120000
Senior Management Assistant 

Hindi Translator - Official Language
Jr. Translator

4600
66000

Sr. Translator

4800
78000

Hindi Officer

5400
88000

Dy Director (OL)

6600
102000

Director (OL)

7600
120000




Technical Staff
Technician A
1900
2000
33000
Promotion post for Work Assistant
Technician B
2000
2400
41000
SSC with ITI or HSC in Science Stream
Technician C 
2400
2800
46000
Direct Recruitment/ Promotion post for Technician B. 
Above qualification with 2 year In plant Training
All incumbent accordingly should be upgraded.
Technician D
2800
4200
56000

Technician F 
4200
4600
66000

Technician G/ Foreman A
4600
4800
78000
Foreman A is the promotion post of Technician E
Sr. Technician H/ Foreman B
4800
5400
88000

Technical Sup A/ Foreman C
5400
6600
102000

Technical Sup B/ Foreman D 
6600
7600
120000

Technical Sup C/Foreman E
7600
8700
139000


Draftsman (Existing before 01.01.2006)
 Draftsman B1/B
4200
4200
56000
   Draftsman C
4600
4600
66000
Draftsman D
4800
4800
78000
  Draftsman E
5400
5400
88000
Technical Sup A 
(Drg.)
6600
6600
102000
Technical Sup B 
(Drg.) 
7600
7600
120000
Technical Sup C 
(Drg.) 
8700
8700
139000



Scientific Assistants
SA B
4200
4600
66000
Diploma in Engineering or BSc
SA C
4600
4800
78000
Direct Recruitment/ Promotion post for SA B
Above Qualification with 2 year In plant Training
All incumbent accordingly should be upgraded.
SA D/TO B
4800
5400
88000

SA E/SO C/TO C
5400
6600
102000
Track Change to Technical Officer without any additional  qualification
SA F/SO D/TO D
6600
7600
120000

SA G/SO/E/TO E
7600
8700
139000

SOF

8900
148000

SG

10000
162000

Nurses
Nurses A
4600
4600
66000
BSc Nursing
Nurses B
4800
4800
78000

Nurses C
5400
5400
88000

Nurses D/ Sister In Charge A
5400
6600
102000

Nurses E/ Sister In charge B/ Asst. Matron
6600
7600
120000

 Matron
7600
8700
139000

Pharmacist
Pharmacist B

4200
56000

Pharmacist C

4600
66000

Pharmacist D

4800
78000

Pharmacist E

5400
88000

Pharmacist F

6600
102000

Pharmacist G

7600
120000

Dental Technician
Dental Technician A

2800
46000

Dental Technician B

4200
56000

Dental Technician C

4600
66000

Dental Technician D

4800
78000

Dental Technician E

5400
88000

Dental Technician F

6600
102000


Fire Service Staff
Fireman A
1900
2000
33000
SSC with Diploma in Fire Fighting
Fireman B
2000
2400
41000

Fireman C/
Leading Fireman  A
2400
2800
46000
All Leading Fireman post should be the promotional post of Fireman of the Department only
Fireman D/
L. Fireman B
2800
4200
56000

Fireman E/L. Fireman C/Sub Off A
4200
4600
66000

L. Fireman D/      Sub Officer B
4600
4800
78000

Sub Officer C
4800
5400
88000

Sub Officer D
5400
6600
102000






STORE KEEPING STAFF
Directorate of Purchase and Stores is coming under Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). This directorate is formed on 25th May 1977 vide DAE OM No. 16/5(10)/75-PP (RRC) as separate cadre DISTINCT from the Administrative and Accounts Cadres. Due to sensitive nature of activities DAE has been exempted from the purview of Directorate of General Supply & Disposal (DGS&D) and allowed for procurement of highly sophisticated stores such as scientific equipment, components, raw materials, spares for plant and machinery, medicines, medical equipments, hazardous chemicals, clearance of imported item mainly nuclear raw materials (Uranium) and delivering them at the point of requirement, Export of Heavy Water to various countries, disposal of radioactive material, also supporting movement of materials etc. Also DPS staff has responsibility of preservation, accounting and delivery of items for R&D establishments/ Industrial establishments and storage of Uranium related materials.
          Presently staff working in this Directorate is non-technical, but by acquiring training and experience all are familiar with needs of department and supporting R&D staff like technical staff, even though the staff has not been considered for separate benefits more than Administrative and Accounts Cadres. The Fifth CPC in chapter 92 vide para 92.8 and 55.244 to para 55.254 recommended for revision of pay scales of storekeeping staff like other ministries by reviewing recruitment and promotion norms. Unfortunately in spite of sincere efforts on our part this Department have not considered the above paras and treated storekeeping staff like Administrative & Accounts cadre.  
 Therefore taking into account future Atomic energy Programme of the country, we once again request you to introduce separate chapter under DAE for Purchase and Storekeeping staff considering them as DISTINCT CADRE or SPECIAL CADRE like para-medical staff, teaching staff and rajyabhasha vibhag employees with higher pay scales.
Store keeping Staff
Designation
Grade Pay
Upgraded Grade Pay
Proposed Pay
Remarks
Jr. Storekeeper
Jr. Purchase Asst.
2800 GP
4200
56000
Material Assistant
Storekeeper
Purchase Asst.
4200 GP
4600
66000
Sr. Material Assistant
Sr. Storekeeper
Sr. Purchase Asst.
4200 GP
4800
78000
Material  Officer
Asst. Stores Officer
Asst. Purchase Officer
4800/
5400 GP
5400
88000
Sr. Material  Officer
Stores Officer
Purchase Officer
6600 GP
6600
102000
Chief Material Officer
Dy. Director
7600 GP
7600
120000


Scientific Officers
To maintain the horizontal and vertical relativity we propose the Pay structure for the Scientific Officers of the Department as follows:
Scientific Officers
Designation
Grade Pay
Upgraded Grade Pay
Proposed Pay
Remarks
SO B
4800
5400
88000
BE/BTech or MSc
SO C
5400
6600
102000
Above qualification with One year Training
SO D
6600
7600
120000

SO E
7600
8700
139000

SO F
8700
8900
148000

SO G
8900
10000
162000

SO H
10000
12000
176000
Newly created Grade
OS
12000
67000 - 79000
193000

DS
67000 - 79000
75000 - 80000
202000

Secretary
80000

213000