Enhancement of entry qualification and upgradation of entry Grade Pay of Pharmacist category
AGENDA DISCUSSED DURING THE STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 26.2.2021 – DECISIONS TAKEN
New Agenda items for the meeting of Standing Committee (received on 08.02.2021)
Agenda Item No. and Ministry / Deptt.: 10/21/SC DOPT :Estt. RR / Estt.: Pay
Brief: Enhancement of entry qualification and upgradation of entry Grade Pay of Pharmacist category.
The Staff Side has requested to review of entry qualification of Pharmacists.
Comments from concerned Ministry/ Department: Establishment (RR), DOPT informed through their letter dated 18.02.2021 that the Estt(RR) vide OM No. AB-14017 /66 / 2008- Estt(RR) dated 09.03.2009 issued general guidelines indicating criteria for assessing suitability of officers where there is revision/ upgradation / merger of pay scales recommended by 6th CPC. These instructions apply to all Civil Posts where RRs are being framed / amended under provisions to Article 309 of Constitution of India including category of Pharmacist also.
The demand for higher pay level for pharmacists is to be considered by D/ o Expenditure. As far as entry qualification concerned, it is stated no model RRs have been issued by Estt.(RR) for Pharmacist category. Wherever, no Model RRs are issued the EQ for the post is to be prescribed in terms of the requirement of the duties and responsibilities of the post by Administrative ministry/ Department and general guidelines of DoPT
Decision/ comments in the meeting of 26.2.2021: The representative of the Ministry of Health & FW informed that they have already issued order for re designation wherever financial implications are not there.
The Staff Side demanded that the Ministry of Health instructions on re designation of Pharmacist may be issued to all the Ministries /Department to adopt the same.
Agenda Item No. and Ministry / Deptt.: 14/21/SC M/o Health Family Welfare
Brief: To settle the outstanding grievances of the Pharmacist Category.
The Staff Side has requested to change the nomenclature/ Designation etc. of the pharmacist in the Central Government Departments.
Comments from concerned Ministry/ Department:
Decision/ comments in the meeting of 26.2.2021: Same as Agenda Item No. 10.
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