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Monday, March 31, 2008


Dear Comrades, The Department of Posts has granted recognition to NFPE and FNPO Federations vide its Order No.17/9/2007-SR Dated 27.03.2008. Both the Federations are recognised provisionally subject to review after June 2008, when the results of the next verification process become available. The recognition of NFPE is also subjected to the final outcome of writ petition pending in High Court of Jodhpur. However, due to our sustained efforts the Department has come forward to recognise the Federations. This shall give a boost to our efforts to enroll more members under NFPE Unions / Associations in the ongoing verification process. Comrades are requested to counter any false propaganda by some elements in some circles about the nature of recognition granted to NFPE as such false propaganda is aimed to confuse our members and employees at the time of verification. The Circular issued by NFPE on recognition of Federation and also on Verification Process etc is placed hereunder:


9868819295 / 9444919295

email: nfpehq@gmail.com


1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi – 110001


PF-01(e)/3/2008                                                                          Dated 29.03.2008



All Office Bearers of NFPE

All General / Circle / Divisional / Branch Secretaries

NFPE Unions.




Dear Comrades,


The Department of Posts has issued orders recognizing the NFPE and FNPO Federations on 27.03.2008. It is mainly due to the strong support of our rank and file membership at all levels that stood strongly with the NFPE leadership. Thus the Federations are for the first time got recognised under the CCS [RSA] Rules. The Federation and the Postal JCA have been consistently demanding for facilitating all negotiating forums made available to the Postal Employees. Due to our repeated discussions, the Secretary [P] had agreed to expedite the process of recognition and accordingly the Department has now issued orders recognizing provisionally both the Federations pending the results of the ongoing verification process. The recognition of NFPE is subjected to one more condition viz the outcome of the Jodhpur Court Case. We thank the Secretary [P] for honouring his commitment and recognizing the Federations at a time of our need to focus more issues related to Pay Commission with the Government at the level of the JCM National Council. We are confident that the Department of Posts will now go ahead speedily with the reconstitution of regular 'Postal Departmental Council JCM' as well as the 'Regional Council JCM' in all Circles. The 'Periodical Meeting' with our Federation and All India Unions will also to commence without any more delay to discuss across the table various long pending issues and to find settlement in these negotiating forums. Much sought relief against suffocation is required for the Postal Employees through meaningful negotiations and settlement of all justified long pending issues.




The Department of Posts has issued orders for commencing the reverification of membership and the new format 'Letter of Authorization in which members have to sign and submit to DDOs through the Divisional Secretary are already dispatched to all Circle Secretaries and Divisional Secretaries by the respective CHQs.


The important points to be kept in mind by the Divisional Secretaries are:



  1. Those employees who sign letter of authorization to more than one Union will be made ineligible to become member of any Union for the next five years until the next verification. If the signatures of the employees are not genuine and found to be fake/fabricated/non-genuine on scrutiny then the concerned Divisional Secretary's trade union facilities would be withdrawn till the next verification process after 5 years.


  1. The letter of authorization forms in the prescribed proforma [Annexure –II] [bearing the signature of Director (SR & Legal)] only should be submitted by the employees. The last date for submission of letter of authorization forms to DDOs by the Divisional Secretaries is 10.06.2008. More than 70 days time is given for collecting Declaration forms from members.


  1. Along with the letters of authorization, 'a list of members in triplicate' duly signed by the Authorized Office Bearer on each page to be submitted to the DDO.


  1. DDOs will display the list in Notice Board from 11.06.08 to 20.06.08. Employees who found their names in the list of a Union for which he has not given letter of authorization can represent to the DDO by 21.06.2008. No representation received after 21.06.08 would be entertained.


  1. Recovery of subscription based on the letters of authorization will be made by the DDOs in the pay of June 2008 payable on 30.06.2008.


  1. DDOs shall complete the work of compilation by 10.07.2008 and submit the figures to Chief PMGs with one copy exhibited in the Notice Board. Only the actual working strength of each cadre should be taken into account while counting total strength and not the total number of sanctioned strength.


  1. Heads of Circles will send consolidated statement to Directorate by 25.07.2008 and display one copy on Notice Board on the same day. The Circle Union will be endorsed a copy of the statement.


  1. Any irregularity on the part of the DDOs would invite disciplinary action against them. One senior office of JAG Grade will be nominated by the Circle Head for attending to the complaints and settlement of disputes in carrying out the verification process.



All our leaders and active comrades at all levels are reminded once again to mobilize maximum membership into our organizations to ensure enrollment of 80% membership in all Unions / Associations.


Our comrades in P3, P4, R3, R4, Admn, Postal A/Cs and GDS should function in close coordination amongst them in carrying out our organisational task.


All Circle, Regional, Divisional and Branch Secretaries are requested to extend maximum help to the leaders of the two newly formed Associations Viz., All India Postal SBCO Employees Association and All India Postal Civil Wing Employees Association as circulated in the NFPE Circular dated 24.03.2008 to ensure maximum membership. Role of P3 and Admn Circle Secretaries is very important.




The NFPE State level Conventions of Orissa, Bihar and Jharkhand Circles are successfully completed on 24th, 26th and 27th March 2008. All General Secretaries and the Secretary General attended these conventions. The Conventions at Ambala [Haryana] and Chandigarh [Punjab] will be held on 3.4.2008 and 4.4.2008 respectively. The Conventions earlier fixed for J&K, Himachal and Uttarakhand in April are postponed for different organisational reasons. Further Conventions would take place in May 2008 and the dates for which would be announced later.




The NFPE Delegation consisting of all General Secretaries of affiliated Unions / Associations including the General Secretary of AIPEDEU will shortly tender oral evidence before Nataraja Murti Committee, probably on 10th April 2008 subject to confirmation by the GDS Committee.




The Federal Secretariat of NFPE has decided to bring out the Postal Crusader May Issue as a special issue with exclusive articles from All India Trade Union Leaders and to seek procurement of Advertisements This is part of our efforts to tide over the serious financial crisis of the Federation at this crucial juncture. NFPE appeals all our comrades to help to get minimum one advertisement by each branch union.


With Regards                                                                                            
Comradely Yours




Secretary General




Secretary General NFPE


Dear Comrades, The NFPE Federal Secretariat has met and discussed about the recommendations of 6th CPC in detail. The Joint Circular released by the NFPE and the All India Unions is placed here under:




9868819295 / 9444919295

email: nfpehq@gmail.com


1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi – 110001



PF-01(e)/3/2008                                                                               Dated 29.03.2008



All Circle / Regional / Divisional / Branch Secretaries

NFPE Unions.





Dear Comrades,


The 6th Central Pay Commission has submitted a bunch of most retrograde and disappointing recommendations to the lower level Group D and Group C employees. The Pay Commission paid just lip sympathy on rendering justice but in effect had cunningly and cleverly applied only cosmetic effect to cover up its attempt of denial of justice to the workers, while it recommended maximum benefits to the higher up in the bureaucracy. NFPE and Confederation will take every effort to stand with the entirety of Central Government Employees including Railways and Defence and oppose with our total might at disposal to throw the retrograde recommendations to the dustbin.




The most blatant injustice is done to the Group D employees. In the name of elevating all Group D to the level of Group C, the Pay Commission has recommended to abolish the very Group D category itself from the Central Services. It wants all the existing 1,10,000 vacant Group D posts in different departments to be abolished and no recruitment to Group D should ever take place except on compassionate grounds with conditions. If the Government accepts this recommendation then the future of the entire three lakhs GDS in Postal Department will be totally doomed. The recommendation of the CPC for total outsourcing of Group D work through contractualisaion only mirrors its real face of liberalisation and globalisation. 


Depressed Minimum Wage:The minimum level of salary at the entry level of Group D is kept very low as 5740/- including the quantum of 'Grade Pay' [a retrograde invention of the 6th CPC] and not Rs.6660/- as being published in the press and media. Only the matriculates who in future going to be recruited not as Group D but as Group C will alone start their career with Rs.6660/- as their basic pay. This is most despicable. The Staff Side demand for a need-based minimum wage based on 15th ILC norms viz., Rs.10,000/- is denied by mutilating the 15th ILC Norms by the Pay Commission only to deny any real wage hike to Group D at the bottom and all the other Group C employees above.


Even the application of the V CPC formula of NNP [Net National Product] would have ensured a minimum of Rs.7450/- at the entry level of Group D. To deny this the Pay Commission has invented the grade pay and abolition of Group D totally.


Irrational Grade Pay: The invention of Grade Pay by the CPC is a dangerous recommendation as it is aimed at introducing 'PRIS' [Performance Related Incentive Scheme] based wages in future. 


Illogical Pay Band: The minimum of every scale right from 2550-3200 to 4500-7000 has not been evaluated rationally. As a result the existing gap between the minimum of different scales gets narrowed down. Vertical and horizontal relativities have been thus disturbed.


Rate of increment: The rate of increment is only 2.5% of the basic pay as against our demand for a minimum 5%. Despite the recommendation that the next increment will be on the cumulative amount of the earlier increment and basic pay, the gain is only very less. However arbitrarily fixing of July 1 as the increment date for all will result in denial of increment causing perennial loss including retirement benefit for many whose increment date falls between January to June 30.


Minimum Maximum Ratio: The minimum maximum ratio after the V CPC was 1:13. Now the 6th CPC has made it 1: 15.68 and thus further widened the gap between the Group D and the Cabinet Secretary.


Illusionary 40% Hike: Though the bunching of seniors and juniors is prevented and a kind of point-to-point fixation is ensured the declared net increase of 40% wages is only a delusion. The benefits derived out of 50% merger of DA from 1.4.2004 have been taken out while fixing the new scales by the 6th CPC. Thus reducing the real hike in wages to 28%. In addition, as the new scales are kept depressed, the real increase to many lower level officials is very meager.


End of Bonus, OTA etc: The Performance Related Incentive Scheme is recommended as a replacement to the existing Adhoc bonus, Productivity Linked Bonus, Over Time Allowance and Honorarium schemes.


New Index for DA: The 6th CPC further recommended to construct a separate cost of living index for Central Government Employees for payment of DA in future instead of the existing AICPI (IW) [All India Consumer Price Index (industrial Workers)]. In the meanwhile it has recommended continuing the existing formula with the base year 2001 till it is changed.


Lower level employees suffer most: The other lower level employees like Sorters, the LDCs, the Clerks, the Postal Assistants / Sorting Assistants, the TBOP PA/SA etc are awarded with most depressed scales. For example at the level of the TBOP PAs/SAs scale of pay in all Departments it can be seen that only a sum of Rs. 360/- has been added to the pre-revised scale of pay of 4500-125-7000 and the new scale is fixed as 4860-20200 with annual increment at the rate of 2.5%. The Staff Side demand for this category was a minimum of Rs.20,000/- as basic pay with Rs.1000/- as annual increment.


As far as the lower level Group C staff like Sorter, LDCs, the PA/SAs are concerned, these are all placed under the same pay scale of 4860-20200 with only a marginal difference of Grade Pay quantum @ Rs.1800/- for Sorters; 1900/- for LDCs; 2000/- for Clerks and Postmen/Mailguard; 2400/- for the PA/SAs and 2800/- for the TBOP PAs/SAs. Due to this the starting pay of these categories in future will be only Rs.6790/- for Sorters; 7210/- for LDCs; 7570/- for Postmen/Mailguard / Clerks; and 9360/- for PA/SAs.


Abolition of CCA: The abolition of CCA is another retrograde step. Though the Pay Commission says that by increasing the Traveling Allowance by 4 times it has compensated the loss on abolition of CCA, the reality is otherwise. Except for those above 5000-8000 scale for whom the Transport Allowance is fixed as 1600/- + DA on it the benefit is nil for others. For example the lower level employees those who are below the scale of pay of 5000-8000 in the pre-revised scale of pay would draw only Rs.400/- + DA on that amount in A1 and A Class cities and Rs.300/- + DA on that amount in other places. There is no justification to abolish the CCA in this background.


Reduction of Holidays: The CPC had further slashed the number of holidays from 17 to 3 by recommending that only three national holidays shall be closed holidays. But it has only increased the RH from 2 to 8 and no matching increase of CL and RH. The net loss is 8 days. It speaks about 5 days week to continue but did not take into account that the operative departments are functioning for 6 days in a week.


End of Advances: The Pay Commission wants the end of grant of interest bearing advances like HBA, Scooter Advance etc by the Government and recommended for grant of advances through Banks by Government subsidizing the rate of interest. This may cause problems in getting the loans for many staff.


No recommendation on ACP/Promotions: The CPC has not made any recommendation on the demand of the Staff side for three ACPs / Promotions at 10, 20 and 25 years of service for all cadres. Even the embargo in granting ACP in each cadre instead of individual employee [Promotees] has not been removed.


As usual Allowances doubled: Various compensatory allowances are as usual doubled. In the case of North East CG Employees are concerned the SDA would given if they are transferred to some other station in the North East from their present station. The Children Education Allowance and the Reimbursement of Tuition Fees are merged together and a sum of Rs.1000/- per month per child upto 2 children is recommended. Though the date of effect of revision of pay is recommended as 1.1.2006 the date of effect of all allowances is left to the discretion of the Government. As in the past the Government may take advantage of this and go for some prospective date of effect instead of 1.1.2006 to deny arrears on these allowances.


Women and Disabled:¨The Pay Commission gives some recognition for women and Disabled persons. The increase of maternity leave upto 180 days and recommendation for staggered working hours, special leave for child care, better accommodation like working women hostels etc for women provided.  As far as staff with disabilities benefits like enhanced Casual Leave, special aids and appliances for facilitating office work, higher interest subsidy for automobile loans. Liberal flexi hours, higher rate of transport allowance for disabled women workers to take care of child till the age of two etc are recommended.


Commutation depressed: The conversion factor in granting commutation has been tightened resulting erosion of commuted value to the retiring employees.


CPC against improvement or modification: There is a catch in the whole that the pay commission stated that all the recommendations are to be treated as an organic whole as partial implementation will bring several anomalies and inconsistencies. This is to prevent any improved modification by the Government. 


Prepare industrial action: NFPE shall explore all possibilities including industrial action under the banner of Confederation unitedly with the entirety of CG Employees to get these retrograde recommendations dropped or suitable modified.





  1. The recommendations for abolition of the Group D would cause a serious blow to the promotional avenue of GDS. Moreover the job of Group D in Postal Department is very responsible one and therefore outsourcing or contractualisaion of this job would be dangerous. This cannot be accepted.


  1. The Group D minimum scale of pay is very unjust and depressed.


  1. The Postmen and Mailguard scale of pay is elevated to 3200-85-4900 scales. This is welcome and advancement as far as our demand is concerned. However the Pay Commission has depressed the replacement scale of 3200-4900 by fixing it at only 4860-20200 + 2000 Grade Pay.


  1. The replacement scale for PA / SA cadre is amalgamated with all lower scales and kept depressed at 4860-20200 + 2400 Grade Pay. Only


  1. The TBOP PA/SA scale of pay, which was 4500-7000, is also amalgamated with the scale of pay of PA and Postmen and LDC etc at the same level of 4860-20200 but with slightly higher Grade of Pay of Rs.2800 only in PB-1 Scale. However another 4500-7000 scale holders Junior Accountants in Postal A/cs appears to have been elevated to PB-2 scale of pay because of parity recommended between Secretariat and non-Secretariat organizations.


  1. Though Pay Commission had unjustifiably denied existence of any anomalies in LSG and HSG-II pay scales, the long pending demand of higher scale of HSG-I and BCR/HSG-II is however stands addressed by its recommendations wherein the demand for 7450-11500 scale of pay for HSG-I has been recommended and the demand for grant of 6500-10500 to BCR/HSG-II though not directly granted also stands addressed to some extent by the amalgamated scale of pay of 8700-34800 + 4200 Grade Pay. Due to this the BCR/HSG-II officials get highest fixation benefit of 38.71% at the entry level and 21.77% at the maximum level. This 38.71% fixation benefit is highest amongst all PB-1 and PB-2 Pay Band categories. However in the general manner the Pay Commission keeps replacement scales for all those in the 7450-11500 and 6500-10500 depressed for the entire CG Employees.


  1. The demand for higher scale of pay for PO & RMS Accountants is rejected in an unjustified manner. Their Special Allowance of 180/- is doubled as 360/- but not in converted into Special Pay even.


  1. There is no mention about the key role played by the Supervisors of LSG, HSG-II and HSG-I in field offices like Post Offices, RMS offices, Administrative offices etc and no recognition by way of grant of supervisory allowances etc recommended. There is absolutely no difference between the officials who shoulder additional responsibilities by way of supervisory duties and the rest. The Pay Commission's approach to the whole issue is most disappointing.


  1. As far as the Artisans of MMS is concerned the Technical Supervisors in the scale of pay of 4500-7000 are upgraded to 5000-8000 scale of pay and they are placed in the PB-2 new scale of pay of 8700-34800 +4200 Grade Pay corresponding with the pre-revised pay scale of 6500-10500. Artisans Grade I will be upgraded to the scale of pay of 4500-7000 and placed in revised scale of 4860-20200 + 2800/- Grade Pay. The Chargehand presently in 4500-7000 shall be merged with Artisan Grade I and placed in the same pay scale of 4860-20200 + 2800/- Grade Pay. This revised structure is advancement to Artisans of MMS as part of common category of staff in the central services.


  1. The Drivers who are common category of staff will be placed in the corresponding pay scales for 3050-4590; 4000-6000; 4500-7000 only. However for the selection grade drivers in the scale of pay of 5000-8000, the merged pay scale of 5000-8000, 5500-9000 and 6500-10500 viz., the 8700-34800 + 4200 Grade Pay.


  1. The MPCM Machine Allowance of Rs.100/- stands abolished by the Pay Commission.


  1. The System Administrators who play a very vital role in the field of   handling the technology and the Marketing Executives who play a crucial role in bringing more postal traffic are given a raw deal. No recognition at all of their services by the pay commission.


  1.  The Postal Dispensaries shall be merged with CGHS and all staff and Pensioners are to   be allowed the CGHS benefit.







There have been spontaneous demonstrations all over the country at the call of the Confederation immediately after the submission of pay commission's recommendations.


The retrograde recommendations are to be modified. The Staff Side shall demand a bilateral discussion and settlement on all these issues. There is no question of allowing abolition of Group D or accepting the low minimum wages for them. There shall be proper elevation to every hierarchical cadre from the Group D onwards. If the Government is reluctant to modify then there is no course before us except to launch industrial action.


The Confederation leadership is undertaking interaction with the entire leaders of JCM National Council including Railways and Defence for mutual exchange of opinion for forging a common approach and a common united platform of struggle;


National Executive of the Confederation of Central Government Employees will meet on 27.03.2008 in New Delhi to analyse the entire scenario arising out of its interaction with the Staff Side JCM and also with the Government Authorities and the course of action to be undertaken by the Confederation


The All India Executives of all Federations including NFPE will sit along with the National Executive of the Confederation on 28.03.2008 in New Delhi to finalise our common approach and the agitational programmes


The Federal Executive of NFPE will meet on 29.03.2008 to endorse the decisions of Confederation on the common approach and also to finalise our approach on all Postal Issues in connection with the Pay Commission Recommendations and the Programme of action to be launched in consultation with the Postal JCA;


The All India Central Working Committees of NFPE Affiliates will be meeting immediately thereafter in April - May 2008 to plan the implementation of agitational programme of action. The AIPEU Group 'C' Union has notified its CWC in New Delhi on April 30 – May 1, 2008. The AIPEU Postmen and Group D will conduct its CWC in Patna in the first fortnight of May 2008.



Dear Comrades,


The National Federation of Postal Employees and all its affiliated Unions and Associations calls upon the entirety of our rank and file leadership to prepare for the dogged battles ahead. The Circle Secretaries are also requested to translate the contents of this Circular in their regional languages and circulate among all the members through the Divisional / Branch Unions and endorse a copy to their respective CHQs.


With greetings,


Yours Comradely,




Secretary General
General Secretary – P III                                                  
Ishwar Singh Dabas
General Secretary – P IV
Giriraj  Singh
General Secretary – R III                                                              
General Secretary – R IV
General Secretary - Admn                                                      
General Secretary – Postal A/Cs






























Secretary General NFPE

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Dear Comrades,
The Press Statement released by the Confederation of CG Employees and the Circular on the recommendations of the Pay Commission issued by the Secretary General Confederation are reproduced below. A detailed reaction by the NFPE on the recommendations with regard to our sectional issues recommended by the Pay Commission will be exhibited shortly. - K.Ragavendran SG NFPE



CHQ: Manishinath Bhawan A2/95 Rajouri Garden

New Delhi. 110027

Phlone: 25105324 Fax :     25105324


Email: confederation06@yahoo.co.in

Cell phone: 9811048303




            The Sixth Central Pay Commission which submitted its report to the Govt. yesterday has fixed the minimum wage at Rs. 5740/-only.  The Central Govt. employees had demanded the fixation of Minimum wage as per the norms formulated by the 15th ILC which works out to Rs. 10,000 p.m. The computation has been rejected by the Commission on untenable and unsustainable grounds.  Had the minimum wage been computed on the basis of the norms laid down by the 5th CPC. i.e. the percentage increase of the Net National Product over a period of ten years, which the Govt. had accepted in 1997, the minimum should have been determined at Rs. 7400/-.  Thus the minimum wage determined by the 6th CPC is even less than what had been recommended by the 5th CPC and accepted by the then Government as fair and reasonable.  The Pay Commission has gone on record to state that no comparison could be made to the wages obtaining in the Public Sector Undertaking. 

      The first four scales of pay suggested by the 5th CPC for the Group D Employees of the Government have been now removed.  The existing employees in these grades are to be moved to Group C cadres through a process of training thereby indicating that the unskilled functions in the Governmental sector would be contractorised or outsourced. On this specious plea the Commission has flaunted that the Minimum wage in the Governmental sector would hereafter be Rs. 6660 and thus calculated the ratio between the minimum and maximum wages at 1:12.  The real ratio between the minimum and maximum wages have been raised from 1:11.76(determined by the 5th CPC) to 1:15.68.  While huge rise in emoluments have been provided to the senior officers of the Government, the Group B,C and D employees have been totally neglected. 


      The Commission has recommended to withdraw the benefit of merger of DA granted to the Govt. employees in 2004.  The new fixation of pay in the revised scales of pay will be by disregarding this benefit.  The proposed 40% fitment benefit will thus be reduced to 28%, when the actual fixation takes place. 

      The Grade pay concept has been introduced as a prologue to the introduction of a performance related pay system without specifying any objective yardstick to measure the performance.  The rate of increase has been pegged down to the level of 2.5% much below even what is obtaining presently under the 5th CPC dispensation..   Another suggestion is to replace the existing adhoc and productivity linked bonus with performance related incentive.  The Commission has inter alia suggested for the reduction of holidays from 17 to 3 without compensatory increase in the number of restricted holidays.  The present health care system under the CGHS is to be replaced by the Medi-insurance for the new entrants.  The pension scheme presently in vogue for those who are recruited prior to 1.4. 2004 has not been extended to the new entrants while they are perforce to contribute 10% of their salary for the new contributory Pension scheme. No doubt the Commission has kept its promise of submitting its report within the prescribed time frame and recommended that its suggestion should be made effective from 1.1.2006.

      To give impetus to the policy of privatization and contractorization, the Commission has recommended for Corporatisation of Indian Railways, which employs the largest number of Central Government employees and for total outsourcing of all the Group D functions across the board in all Central establishments.  In the circumstances, the Central Government employees are constrained to reject the retrograde recommendations of the Commission and demand that the Govt. renegotiate wage revision issue afresh bilaterally. 

      The Confederation has called upon the Central Government employees throughout the country to organize demonstration on 26th March, 2008 to register its emphatic protest over the totally unacceptable recommendations of the 6th CPC.  It also calls upon the sister organizations to unitedly fight to bring about a decent wage settlement for the Central Government Employees.

K.K.N. Kutty.

Secretary General.





CHQ: Manishinath Bhawan A2/95 Rajouri Garden

New Delhi. 110027

Phlone: 25105324

Fax :     25105324


Email: confederation06@yahoo.co.in

Cell phone: 9811048303





Dear Comrade,


            We send herewith a brief synopsis of the important features of the report of the 6th CPC submitted to the Government yesterday.  The full text of the report is available at the web site of the Pay Commission, the address of which is given hereunder. Kindly access the same.




            The Commission has fixed the minimum wage at Rs. 5740 against the demand we had placed for the grant of Rs.10000 as the need based minimum wage computed as per the formulations of the 15th ILC norms. The CPC has mutiliated the norms to bring down artificially the quantum.


            The first four scales of Pay I;e S1,S2,S2A and S3 have been knocked off.  The S 4 scale of 5th CPC i.e. 2750-4400 has been taken as the base scale of pay, the total emoluments of which at the beginning will be Rs. 4860+1800=6660.  The Commission has stated that this would be the minimum wage for future as the existing group D employees who are matriculates will be allowed to be migrated to this scale of pa.  Those who are not matriculates may be allowed to come over to the said scale of pay on a successful completion of training programme.  This has been used as a clever device to flaunt the minimum wage at Rs. 6660 and thereby to show that the ratio of the minimum and maximum salary has been kept at 1:12.  The fact is that the minimum wage is 5740 and the maximum being the salary of the Cabinet Secretary at Rs. 90000. This brings about the ratio of 1: 15.68, an all time high to boost the emoluments of the officers of Gr A services. There had been not a single valid argument or reason adduced the Pay Commission to reject the demand for the need based minimum wage.  Even as per the norms adopted by the 5th CPC the minimum wage ought to have been fixed at Rs. 7408/=


            A new concept of Grade Pay has been imported to give the impression that a 40% rise is given at the fixation stage in respect of each employee. If we take into account the revised fitment formula of the 6th CPC in which they had taken out the benefit of merge of 50% DA given in 2004, the net  increase will only be 28%.  The chicanery could be further seen from the fact that a mere Rs. 360 has been added to the pre revised S8 scale of pay i.e. Rs. 4500-100-7000 to replace it with the new scale of pay of Rs. 4860-20200. The fallacy in the construction of the revised scale of pay is further evidenced from the fact that the replacement suggested by us for S 8 in our memorandum begins with Rs. 20000 with an annual increment rate of Rs. 1000. Besides even as per the 6th CPC conversion factor the initial pay of S 8 ought to have been Rs. 10125.  By employing a clever device in the name of Grade Pay, the Pay Commission has virtually retained the pre revised scale of pay with a little cosmetic change.  The fact of the matter is that the Government is empowered to alter or altogether dispense with the grade pay in the case of any single employee in the name of extension of the performance related pay scheme later to the Gr B,C and D cadres.


            Without going much into the details of the impact, we should convey to you that the present dispensation is absolutely unacceptable and requires to be re-negotiated bilaterally with the Government.  What should be our formulation in the light of the scheme of things brought about through various recommendation of the Pay Commission is a matter for discussion, deliberation and consensus with the Railways and Defence Federations.  Efforts are on the anvil for bringing about a united approach both in the matter of formulating the demand and the manner and methodology of pursuing it to its logical end.


            You may kindly go through the enclosed note as also the various other recommendation of the Commission in the meantime and convey us your considered views so as to help us to formulate the demands that we should place for discussion at the staff side meeting of the National Council JCM


            As has been decided by us in our National Executive meeting held at Mumbai on 2nd and 3rd March, 2008 we call upon you to organize massive protest demonstration, rally etc.on 26th March, 2008 eliciting the full participation of all employees to educate and mobilize them against the retrograde and thus unacceptable recommendations of the 6th CPC.


            With greetings,

Yours fraternally,



K.K.N. Kutty

Secretary General


Synopsis of the important features of the 6th CPC recommendations:


1.                  Revision of pay takes effect from 1.1.2006

2.                  The fitment formula is as under:

Pay as on 1.1.2006 + 74% Pay (as DA)- rounded off to the nearest Rs;10+prescribed grade pay.( which is said to be 40% of the maximum of the pre-revised scale of pay) This means the benefit of merger of DA ( to the extent of 50% given in 2004) will not be available, thereby reducing the net benefit to 28%

3.                  The adhoc and PLB Bonus will be replaced by Performance related incentive scheme.

4.                  The women employees have been provided with staggering working hours, special leave for child care, maternity leave upto 180 days, increased working facilities like working women hostel etc.

5.                  In no future no non-matriculate will be recruited to the Govt. service.  The unskilled jobs are to be outsourced or contractorised. Those recruited on compassionate ground without the requisite matriculation qualification will only be paid a fixed salary of Rs. 4440, which is below even the minimum wage of Rs. 5740.  The period spent on this pay will be treated as training and will not be counted for any purpose.

6.                  The proposed rate of increment i.e. 2.5% may bring about a dip in the quantum of the pre revised increment in certain cases. The demand for increment at 5% of pay stands rejected. The increment in all cases will be with effect from Ist July.

7.                  There is an element of performance related increase in the increment rate by 1% .This is applied initially for Gr.A officers to be extended to other grades later.

8.                  The Govt.has been given the discretion to do away with the grade pay even in individual cases as part of introduction of performance related pay scheme.

9.                  The minmum wage is fixed at Rs. 5740 and not at 6660 as is being propagated.

10.              Maximum salary is Rs. 90000 even more than the salary prescribed for the Vice President India, thereby bringing about the ratio between the minimum and maximum at1: 15.68 whereas it was 1:11.76 in the case of 5th CPC

11.              No change in the periodicity of payment of DA nor in its methodology of computation. The index base year will be shifted to 2001 from 1982. The CPC recommended that no DA merger should be allowed hereafter.  The CPC has recommended for the construction of a separate cost of living index for central government employees.

12.              The CCA is subsumed in the transport allowance and the transport allowance is increased by  times.

13.              HRA. The following recommendations have been made: A1 cities will called X class Cities.- 30% pay + grade pay. A B1 & B2 will be Y class- 20% (increase by 5%) C and unclassified will be Z Class Cities with 10% HRA. (increase 2.5% and 5% respectively)

14.              As and when the DA is increased to 50%,all allowance will be increased by 25%. i.e. only 50% neutralization in the case of allowances.

15.              Education allowance has been raised to Rs. 1000.

16.              Persons stagnating at the maximum of the pay band for more than one year to be placed in the next higher pay band without change in the grade pay.

17.              New entrants: CGHS is replaced by medi-insurance.

18.              The Number of closed holidays have been reduced to three and the restricted holidays have been increased to 8.

19.              Pension: Full pension at 50% of last pay drawn or average emoluments of 10 months whichever is beneficial on completion of 20 years and above qualifying service. On attaining 80 years of age the pension would increase by 20% of Basic pension – at 85 – 30%, at 90-40% , at 95 – 50% and at 100- 100%. Commutation table revised. No change in the periodicity of pension restoration. No change in the EL encashment quantum. Full pension for 10 years as family pension in case of death in harness. Family pension will also get increased in the same ratio as per the age mentioned above. Ex gratia in the case of death while performing duties will be doubled. The ex gratia compensation raised to 10 lakhs in the case of employees who die in accident  and 15lakhs in the case of who lose life due to act of violence. Fitment benefit same as in the case of serving employees. Childless widow may continue to get family pension even after remarriage. Unmarried daughter will get family pension for life.


Secretary General NFPE