You are aware that this Association had raised a demand for merger of the posts of LDC & UDC and granting of Rs. 2800 grade pay. The demand was very genuine and as such several of the popular web sites flashed the demand in their web sites and accordingly hundreds of readers recorded their positive comments. Close on heal several Staff Associations have taken up the issue in their respective departments. Information under RTI were sought and DoPT had informed that an anomaly case on the matter is under consideration. Thereafter 30% posts of UDC in Central Secretariat Service have been upgraded to 4200 grade pay & 85% LDC's posts in Central Secretariat offices have been abolished. And now DoPT/Department of Expenditure has agreed to grant Rs. 2800 grade pay to UDCs (copy of the order enclosed). Since the LDC & UDC are common cadres, restructuring/upgradation of the posts were not being considered by the various Department so far. This order togetherwith the order abolitiing of 85% posts LDC's posts CSS has opened a new chapter for restructuring of Miknisterial posts.