7th CPC recommendations for revision of Pay Scale of medical laboratory staff w.e.f. 01.01.2016 in M/o Railways: Item No. 36/19/SC Standing Committee Meeting
AGENDA DISCUSSED DURING THE STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 26.2.2021 – DECISIONS TAKEN
A. Unresolved Items of the Earlier SCM held on 7.3.2019
Item No. and Ministry / Deptt: Item No. 36/ 19/SC M/o Railways
Subject: Implementation of Pay Scales recommended by the 7 CPC in case of several other common categories. Scales of Accounts staff of unorganised cadre, canteen staff, EDP staff, firefighting staff, MTS, para medical staff, etc. has been revised but there is confusion regarding revision of pay scale of medical laboratory staff.
The request is that the scale of medical laboratory staff is revised w.e.f. 1.1.2016 as per the 7th CPC recommendations.
Decision in the Meeting of 7.3.2019: ED(IR) informed that action on this item will be taken and issue will be resolved within next 6 months.
Status as on 25.02.2021: Ministry of Railways informed through their letter dated 23.02.2021 that the 7th CPC vide para 7.3.31 of its report recommended that administrative ministries may take appropriate steps for aligning the Laboratory Staff under their respective jurisdictions on the lines of cadre review of Laboratory Staff done by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Accordingly, the issue of cadre restructuring of Medical Laboratory Staff of Indian Railway has been taken up holistically in this Ministry keeping in view of the fact that cadre restructuring in Railways may not exactly be brought out in line with cadre restructuring exercises held in 1993, 2003 and 2013 in Railways, Laboratory Staff of Railways already got benefit of upgradation and had better cadre structure as compared to civil side prior to restructuring in 2015. However, a proposal of cadre restructuring of Medical Laboratory Staff is under examination in Board. This proposal envisages merger of three grade viz. GP-2000, 2400 and 2800 into one grade i.e. GP-2800, creation/up gradation of posts in Grade GP-4200 and introduction of new grades viz. GP-4800 & 5400 (PB-3) and Changes of designation. In the light of Ministry of Finance’s instructions dated 04.09.2020 putting a ban on creation of posts, the proposal is further being examined.
Discussions/Decision on 26.02.2021: It was decided that the Ministry’ of Railways would discussed the matter in Departmental Council of Railways and arrive at a decision.
Hence, the item may be shifted from the Standing Committee meeting to Departmental Council Meeting.
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