Restructuring of Cadre of Artisan Staff in Defence Establishments and Grade pay 4200/-for MCM Grade at par with Railway was demanded by all the workers federations of Defence Establishments. As per the Fast Track Committee recommendation Defence Ministry issued an order on 14-7-2010 ,in which, the Grade Structure has been modified into 4 grade structure and MCM are granted 4200/- Grade Pay.
All the Staff Associations sought the clarification from MOD that whether the placement of 50% of the existing Highly Skilled Workers to the HS-I -Grade at the Grade pay of 2800/- will be considered as Promotion or Placement for the purpose of ACP
Now the Ministry of Defence issued the clarificatory order on this on 01-12-2010.The copy of the order has been reproduced below
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Subject : Restructuring of Cadre of Artisan Staff in Defence Establishments in modification of the 6th CPC recommendations-Clarifications regarding.
Consequent upon the issuance of MoD letter of even number dared 14th June 2010 on the above mentioned subject, clarifications were sought by various Defence Establishments and Staff Associations on the following issues:
(i) Whether to treat the placement of 50% of the existing Highly Skilled Workers (Grade Pay:Rs.2400) as Highly Skilled –I (Grade Pay:Rs.2800) as Promotion for the purpose of ACP;and
(ii) To grant one time relaxation in respect of the employees who have already been granted financial up gradation in the Pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 in accordance with the ACPs between 01-01-2006 and 31-08-2008.
2. The matter has been considered in consultation with the Department of Personnel &Training and Ministry of Finance and it is clarified that:
(i) Placement of 50% of the existing Highly Skilled Workers (Grade Pay:Rs.2400) as Highly Skilled Worker Grade-I (Grade Pay:Rs.2800) with effect from 01-01-2006 will be treated as promotion for the purpose of ACP;and
(ii) While carrying out the restructuring as per Ministry of Defence letter of even number dared 14th June 2010,Financial up gradation (in the Pay scale of Rs.5000-8000),granted to the Highly Skilled Workers (in the Pay scale of Rs.4000-6000) between the period from 01-01-2006 to 31-08-2008 under ACP Scheme of August,1999,will not be withdrawn as a one time measure.
Under Secretary to the Government of India
MoD I.D.No.11(5)/2009-D(Civ-I)dated 1st December 2010