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Sir,I think we have left with no other alternative but to file representation with the department. However, the department will take its own time to decide the representation though the 6 CPC in its report recommended : Amalgamation ofSecretariat andStenographers’Cadres3.1.10 Presently, distinct Stenographers’ cadres exist in theSecretariat as well as in the field offices. The SecretariatStenographers cadre is identical to the CSS/analogous cadres innon-participating Ministries/Organizations with the exception thatthe scale of Rs.14300-18300 does not exist in the hierarchy. Keepingin view the general principle envisaging multi-skilling and delayeringthat this Commission is recommending for the entireGovernment, no justification exists for maintaining a distinctStenographers cadre in any Government office. The emphasisshould be on recruiting multi-skilled personnel at Assistant levelto be designated Executive Assistants who will discharge thefunctions of present day Assistants besides performing all theStenographic functions. This should not be difficult as almost allthe Central Government Offices now use Computers for officework. Keeping this objective in view where the Secretariat andStenographers cadres would stand merged in future, there is aneed for ensuring full parity between these two cadres right fromthis stage.Similarly as per para 3.1.15 The existing incumbents in theministerial and stenographers cadres in field offices shallcontinue as distinct cadres till the time the administrativeMinistry concerned evolves a procedure for their jobenlargement/enrichment, retraining and re-deployment in oneunified cadre. As such we have to force for cadre restructuring as per CSSS pattern. Unless Cadre restructuring is done by administrative ministry, nothing will go in our favour.
I fully agree with Mr. Rajnish. Cadre Restructure of CSSS has been done thrice in the last 7 years. As a result of which Gr.B&A posts were merged and PPS, Staff Officers posts have been carved out. But, in our case no restructure was done for decades together. When promotions were effected in all other cadres in Department of Posts, even for Group-D employees, out Stenographer Cadre has been left out by the Department of Posts. We have also kept quite. Even after 6 CPC merging the pay scales of Rs.5000/- and Rs.5500/- Group-II & I, we have not asked anything about our present status / designation. It is better, now the Stenographer cadre is merged with ASP Cadre. Here, how many of our friends support this, is a big question. Therefore, before AIPSA submits application views of our colleagues to be obtained and a concensus to be arrived at.
E. Murugadas, CS, TN saidSir, The solution depends only on cadre restructuring. Unless cadre restructuring is done, nothing will come in our way. Every thing is elucidated threadbare in the 6CPC for Parity. An emergent CWC meeting may be convened at New Delhi so as to approach Dte with representation immediately & take follow up action.
Sir,I too agree with Mr.Rajinish for cadre restructuring in the field offices and be brought at par with CSSS. As once said by Mr. Rameshwar Singh in this blogspot, pay of Gr.II Stenographers has already been upgraded and granted pre-revised scale of Rs.6500 (might have been done unknowingly) and hence they should definitely be given Grade Pay of Rs.4600/-. In this issue, even if a complaint or represenation is made, GOI is silent. So I feel, it would be valid, if CAT is approached properly on this issue without clubbing PS/Sr.PS. I have made several representation in this regard. But I have not been given any reply/reject my case in this regard. May be they are unable.
We welcome comments received from all quarters. It is very easy to pass comments. But thing is that whether the Stenographers working in Postal Department alone can grab parity or enhanced pay structure from Govt. of India? That is why we approached Hon.Court. Anyhow various suggestions will be kept in mind when the Department/Govt. invites us for discussions connected with RESTRUCTURING. E.SUKUMARANAIPSA
We also support the comment offered by our AIPSA PRESIDENT on the subject. 6th CPC recommended parity of pay of Stenographer in Field Units with CSSS and new designation as EA for all Central Govt. Stenos and not for Postal Stenos alone. So the office bearers and all AIPSA Members should render assistance for the unity and strength of Confederation of Central Govt. Stenographers by contacting nearby other Central Govt. Stenos. Through united voice only we can achieve the 6th CPC recommendation implemented. Approaching CAT is one among the channel only and not alone the channel. JAI AIPSA
After going through all the valuable comments passed on the CAT's verdict which appeared in the blog, it appears that without wasting any further time our Association should submit representations to the authorities concerned in the light of CAT's verdict in both OA & RA and depending on the final outcome of the representations, we may have to go for further filing in the CAT. The most viable alternative which comes to my mind now is that as all are aware that the 6th CPC in its recommendations fastened all the field offices in the Central Government Departments in a single chain, so individually postal stenographers cannot expect much through Court's verdict too. So, if Stenographers of all the field offices are to gain something that has to be achieved through the efforts of Confederation of Stenographers. I, therefore request our Association to initiate some discussion with the leaders of Confederation so that a case can be filed before CAT covering the stenographers of all the field offices. As pointed out by our friends in the blog, we should request the Department for urgent restructuring of the Cadre.
MN Raaman, Steno,ROI have seen the comments of our comrades. Let us move first towards submission of representations to the authorities concerned. Our GS should co-ordinate in this regard.
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