Subject: – Discrimination in granting Grade Pay on Grant of Financial Benefits under M.A.C.P. – Violation of Government Order and judicial Verdicts.
1. The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension under O.M. No. 38/86/03-P&PW(A) dated 26-04-2004 has granted parity of Pay Scales in organized Accounts cadre w.e.f. 01-01-1996 notionally and actually from 19-02-2003 as shown below:
|S. No.||Name of the Post||Existing Pay Scale as on 01-01-1996||Up-graded Pay Scale to be applicable.|
|2.||Sr. Auditor/Sr. Accountant||5000-150-8000||5500-175-9000|
|3.||Section Officer/junior Accounts
|4.||Asst. Audit Officer/Asst. Accounts Officer||6500-200-10500||7450-225-11500|
2. The hierarchical set up of the Department is:
|1.||Accountant Group C||Filled in by Direct Recruitment or by Promotion from L.D.C.|
|2.||Sr. Accountant Group B Non-Gazetted||Non- Gazetted Promotional Post to Accountant|
|4.||Asst. Accounts Officer Group B||Promotion Post to Senior Accounts Officer on passing the Departmental Examination and on seniority -cum fitness basis|
…….financial upgradations under the Scheme should be done strictly in accordance with the hierarchy of grade pays in pay bands as notified vide CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008”
- The Tribunal has granted the Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/- on grant of lst Financial Benefit under M.A.C.P. from Rs. 4200/-.
- [Copies of above Order/ judgments are enclosed as Annexure ‘A’)
In this context the observation of Principal Bench New Delhi in the case of All India Defence Civilian Clerks Association of ADC and Records Office and another Vs. The Secretary, Ministry of Defence and others in order dated 01-02-2012 (Copy enclosed) assumes importance.
We do not understand the logic of the Ministry of Defence, D.O.P & T. Ministry of Finance or even the Ministry of Law as to how the aforesaid directions as upheld by Hon’ble High Court of Delhi and the Apex Court cannot be made applicable to the Applicants who are admittedly similarly placed. In our considered opinion the Respondents/Departments should desist from rejecting the genuine request of the employees and force them to knock the door of Courts unnecessarily without any justifiable grounds.