The Fifth Central Pay Commission (CPC) in Chapter 87 of its report made specific recommendations in respect of officers and staff of Border Roads Organisation (BRO). However, there was no specific recommendation for upgradation of pay scale for diploma holder engineers of BRO. All the specific recommendations made by the 5th CPC in respect of BRO staff as accepted by the Government have already been implemented. There is therefore no question of any arrears being pending for payment to diploma holder engineers. The Sixth CPC recommended for upgradation and merger of the post of Overseer with promotional post of Superintendent BR-II and grant of pre-revised scale of Rs.5000-8000/- to the combined cadre retrospectively w.e.f. 1.1.1996 at least for the purpose of fixation of pay. Accordingly the benefit of notional fixation of pay in the pre-revised scale of Rs.5000-8000 w.e.f. 1.1.1996 and actual benefit of arrears w.e.f. 1.1.2006 has been granted to the diploma holder engineers of BRO.
The above information was submitted by MoD in reply of undermentioned Rajya Sabha Question:-
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2066
Pay scale of diploma engineers in BRO
2066 . SHRI RAM KRIPAL YADAV
(a) whether it is a fact that Border Roads Organization has misinterpreted the Fifth Central Pay Commission report and did not grant entry grade pay scale ` 5000-8000 to their diploma engineers even after acceptance by Government of India and the same was granted after 13 years only for pay fixation after criticism by Sixth CPC;
(b) if so, whether BRO proposes to release financial benefits / arrears of pay between 1st January, 1996 to 31st December, 2005; and
(c) if not, the reasons why Fifth CPC pay scale of ` 5000-8000 was granted after 13 years (i.e. in the year 2009 in place of 1996) and that too notionally?
MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI A.K. ANTONY)
(a) to (c): ****SEE ABOVE***
Source: Rajya Sabha Q&A
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