Pay anomaly in the Supervisory Cadre of Accounts Department of the Indian Railways and pay disparity with other Supervisory Cadres of the Central Government Services….
No.AIRF/405(VII CPC) Dated: June 12, 2020
The Financial Commissioner(Railways),
Sub: Pay anomaly in the Supervisory Cadre of Accounts Department of the Indian Railways and pay disparity with other Supervisory Cadres of the Central Government Services
Your kind attention is invited towards our earlier letter of even number dated 2nd July, 2018, followed by reminder dated 23rd August, 2019(copy enclosed), wherein it was submitted that, Government of India accepted recommendations of the 7th CPC regarding upgradation of Organized Accounts Cadre on completion of four years service to Grade Pay of Rs.5400(PB-II), i.e. Pay Level 9 in the 7th CPC Pay Matrix(Para 11.12.140 of the 7th CPC).
It is pertinent to mention here that, Ministry of Finance(Department of Expenditure), in their communication, vide No.F.No.25-2/2017-IC/E.III(A) dated 18.06.2018, have recommended that, pay scales of the posts of AAO of the Indian Audit and Account Department, Indian Civil Account Organization and P&T Accounts, shall be upgraded under the pay structure of 7th CPC w.e.f. 01.01.2016 as per para 11.12.140 of the VII CPC recommendations.
It is worth-mentioning here that, Supervisory Staff of Accounts Department of the Railways are performing their duties in high pressure due to huge number of vacancies and digitalization of the work. They are also entrusted with responsibilities of presenting Railway Accounts on widely accepted accrual bases accounting in addition to presenting the Government Accounts as per requirements laid down in the Constitution of India.
It is quite unfortunate that, despite elapsing a pretty long time of around two years, nothing has been heard from the Railway Board in this regard and the matter is hanging fire in Rail Bhawan, resulting in serious discontentment brewing among the Supervisory Cadre of Accounts Department of the Railways owing to non-granting of the aforementioned benefit in Railway Accounts Department.
It is understood that, Ministry of Finance(Deptt. of Expenditure), Government of India, has also recommended to grant Non-Functional upgradation to Accounts Cadre of both remaining Defence and Railway Accounts Services from GP Rs.4800 to GP Rs.5400 on completion of four years service.
It would, therefore, be in all appropriateness that, Railway Board should take appropriate steps to accord justice and parity to the Supervisory Cadre of Accounts Department of Ministry of Railways, by extending benefit of GP Rs.5400, i.e. Pay Level 9 in Pay Matrix of VII CPC, on completion of four years of service in GP Rs.4800, on par with their counterparts in other Ministries/Departments.
Since the matter is already delayed inordinately, and there is serious resentment among the Accounts Cadre on this account, an early action in the matter is requested.
Encl: As above
√Copy to: Chairman, Railway Board – for necessary action please.
√Copy to: D.G.(H.R.), Railway Board – for necessary action please.
√Copy to: General Secretaries, all affiliated unions – for information.