Indian I&B ministry paying clerk grade pay to officer grade employees

New Delhi/July 13
Indian Information and Broadcasting ministry has joined the bandwagon of corporate houses to avoid implementing 6th Pay Commission’s recommendations and the ministry is paying its Indian Information Service’s (IIS) Group-B employees’ a pay of clerk grade.
As per the recommendations of 6th Pay Commission, these officers are to paid grade pay of Rs 4800 initially and Rs 5400 after the completion of four year term in the service.
However, I&B ministry has termed these employees as clerk in it proposal sent to 6th pay commission which is first example where a service instead of being promoted, is being demoted by the government.
As per reports, when IIS employees protested against the move of I&B ministry, their grade pay was fixed at Rs 4600 but still they weren’t paid the due grade pay of Rs 4800.
These employees even submitted memorandum against the move of the ministry with Finance ministry and Prime Minister’s office but no action was taken on their request.
After this, these officials approached Central Administrative Tribunal that had held these officials demand as valid and held that these officials should get grade pay as recommended by 6th Pay Commission.
However, the tribunal ruled that the matter be forwarded to PMO and has given three months time to implement the decision.