LDC & UDC UPGRADATION ISSUE
The issue regarding Upgradation of LDC and UDC grade has been debated a lot in social media and central government employees news websites. Almost all the Central government employees association for LDC and UDC has taken up this issue to central government for its consideration. So far any constructive decision on up gradation of LDC and UDC, has not been reached. Mean while Shri TKR Pillai, General Secretary, All India Association of Ministerial Staff (Group C), Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation has posted a letter in their blog about seeking information under RTI Act about upgrading the Pay Structure for LDC and UDC, as the requisite educational and Technical qualification for recruitment for these post has been increased. The main content of his appeal to 1st Appellate authority has been given here.
I had sought some information under RTI Act vide letter dated 09/03/2013(copy enclosed in annexure I).. In response to my letter, I have received a reply vide annexure-II from the CPIO & Under Secretary (CS). However, the reply has not communicated the information which I actually sought for. In this respect I would like to put up the issue in chronological order for your kind reference please.
The Sixth Pay Commission has recommended improvement/upgradation of the Pay Structure/Grade pay of almost all cadres of Government of India Offices. But the Pay/Grade Pay of LDC & UDC, who is working hard to run the administrative offices especially the Subordinate Offices smoothly, has been downgraded. In the mean time the Pay Commission has raised the educational and technical qualifications of a person to get selected to the post of LDC viz. educational qualification from Matriculation to 10+2 and proficiency in computer education etc. Implementation Committee of the 6th Pay Commission at Government level has also not cared to bridge the gap. Aggrieved over the severe lapse, Shri TKR Pillai, General Secretary, All India Association of Ministerial Staff (Group C), Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation has sent an appeal to the Prime Minister, Government of India vide letter dated 16/04/2010 and requested the upgradation of the grade pay of the UDC & LDC to Rs. 2800 (copy enclosed in Annexure III). And the aforesaid appeal was forwarded to the Secretary, Department of Personal & Training for action vide PMO Office letter PMO ID No. 4/3/2010-PMP4/158890 dated 18/05/2010 (Copy enclosed in annexure IV).
1. When action on the matter has visibly been not taken till 2012, Shri A.H. Lokhande, Jabalpur has sought the action taken report under RTI (copies enclosed V). But both CPIO & appellate authority vide letter No. 20/2/2012-Estt(Pay-1) dated 29Aug 2012 & letter No 20/2/2012-Estt(Pay-1) dated 23rd Oct 2012 respectively have confirmed that the said letter was not received at DoPT and as such no action taken report can be given(copies enclosed VI).
2. Subsequently, the undersigned has obtained a copy of the acknowledgement in confirmation of the receipt of Shri TKR Pillai’s letter at DoPT from the PM Office (copies enclosed VII). In the light of the said acknowledgement, a letter seeking the copy of the action taken report/Noting drafting under RTI was sent to the CPIO DoPT vide letter dated 09/03/13 (Copy enclosed VIII).
3. Meanwhile, when a reply from the aforesaid letter was not received till 22/04/13, a letter addressed to Ms Anshu Sinha, Deputy Secretary (AUD-1) Room No. 215, A/I, DoPT, North Block, New Delhi was sent vide letter dated 22/04/2013 (copy enclosed in Annexure IX).
4. On 25th April 2012 I have received a letter from CS Section of DoPT, which has not given the pointed reply I sought and as such the same is not convincing.
It is therefore requested to please look into the matter and supply a copy of the action taken report on the appeal of Shri TKR Pillai, General Secretary which was forwarded to DoPT vide PMO letter No. 4/3/2010-PMP4/158890 dated 18/05/2010. Also the copy of the noting/drafting regarding disposal of the aforesaid letter may be supplied.
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