This Association had sent a letter to the Prime Minister of India on 16/04/2010 demanding merger of LDC & UDC posts and granting of Rs. 2800 grade pay. The letter was forwarded by the Prime Minister's Office to DOP&T for necessary action vide PMO ID No. 4/3/2010-PMP4/158890 dated 18/05/2010, a copy of the same was endorsed to this Association also.
When we have not received any information regarding the initiation taken by the DOP&T on the issue, Shri Pinaki Acharya, Member JCM of the Association has sought information under RTI. DoP&T has informed him that no such application was received by them.
Since no action was forthcoming until January 2011, the issue was raised in the National Executive Council of the Confederation. The meeting has unanimously passed to take up the issue in the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) and National JCM. Accordingly, the matter was put up in the NAC as an additional item and in the National JCM as well. Since the discussion on the additional items put up in the NAC has not been taken up for discussion so far the issue has not been come up for discussion.
Meanwhile, Shri A H Lokhande of Jabalpur has sought information under RTI regarding the action taken by the DOP&T on the letter forwarded by the Prime Minister's Office. In reply, the DOP&T has informed that the letter under reference has not been received in the DoP&T. Shri Lokhande had sent an appeal to the appellate authority for which also the DOP&T repeated the earlier reply.
Aggrieved on the above negative attitude towards the LDCs & UDCs the undersigned has sought information under RTI act from the Prime Minister's office and obtained a copy of the acknowledgement of the 16/04/2010 letter confirming its receipt at DOP&T.
Friends, the anti LDC-UDC recommendation of the sixth Pay Commission need to be reviewed. However, the DoPT has not taken up the matter positively. There may not be any difference on the fate of the items put up in the NAC/National JCM on the issue. Thus, a strong and steady campaign to force the Government to think otherwise is needed. Related documents on the correspondence made so far are posted below. An application under RTI, seeking action taken report of the letter is being sent to the DOPT by the undersigned. All friends are requested to take up the issue suitably.
TKR Pillai, General Secretary