All of you are aware that we are fighting for the following:-
(i) Initial Grade Pay should be upgraded - i.e. at the recruitment level
(ii) Absolute parity with CSSS/Railway Board Stenographers
In this regard, during the Departmental Anomaly Committee meeting held yesterday in Railway Board's Office, upgrading the initial GP was discussed. It was demanded that the initial Grade Pay should be upgraded to Rs.4200/- as recommended by the VI Pay Commission. The administration insisted on revising the minimum prescribed qualification as Graduation and Stenography. This was agreed for future recruitments. The proposal of granting higher GP for initial grade has been sent to Finance Ministry.