2/Assn/GS/2010 dated 28/10/2010
Department of Personal & Training,
Sub: Merger of the posts of LDC & UDC and granting of Rs. 2800/ grade pay-regarding.
It is to submit that this Association had sent a letter vide letter No.1/GS/2010 dated 16/04/10 to the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Government of India on the above subject. The Prime Minister’s Office had forwarded the same to your office vide letter No PMO ID No. 4/3/2010-PMP4/158890 dated 18/05/2010 for further action, a copy of the same was endorsed to us also (copy enclosed). But this Association had not received any information from your office on the action taken at your level, so far.
In this respect it is again submitted that the difference of the Grade pay of LDC & MTS is only Rs. 100. It is astonishing to see that the Pay Band for the posts of MTS, LDC and UDC is the same and as such the existing employees do not get any benefit compared with the new recruitees. But the educational & technical qualifications on which these LDCs have been selected by the Staff Selection Commission are far different from the required qualifications for erstwhile Group D or the present MTS. DoPT had circulated the duties of MTS which is only a reproduction of the duties of the erstwhile group D staff. How can they be compared with the quality work and responsibilities assigned to the LDC/UDC in the Administrative Offices especially field offices of the Government of India. Moreover LDCs and UDCs in Government of India Offices, especially its Field Offices are doing the same work.
Thus the merger of the posts of UDC & LDC and granting of Rs. 2800 is highly essential to boost up the morale of the already distressed LDC & UDC. An early action on the matter is requested please.
Encl: As above
(T.K.R. Pillai) General Secretary