Brief facts of case for parity in pay scale of Master Craftsman (MCM) in MOD at par with Ministry of Railways.<br>
Vth CPC recommended the pay scale of Rs.4500-125-7000 to Master Craftsman, both in Railways and Defence and was implemented.
However, the scale of MCM in Railways was revised upwards to Rs. 5000-8000 in modification of 5th recommendations with the approval of Cabinet. Prior to implementations, the Defence Artisan staff and Railway workshop staff had a common three grade structure comprising of Skilled, Highly skilled II and Highly skilled I.
In the Ministry of Defence the benchmark ratio of Artisans was 65:20:15 respectively to Skilled, Highly skilled GrII and Highly skilled GrI.
In addition to the aforesaid three grades, 10% of the Highly skilled grade I strength was operated in the post of Master Craftsman in some of the trades.
The post of Master Craftsmen was personnel to the holder and lapses with his retirement / posting out. As can be seen, the post of MCM is a personal grade post carved out of HS I grade as an incentive to Senior Highly skilled workers.
5th CPC has reduced the then existing three grades of Artisan staff to two grades by merging Highly skilled Gr II (HS II) and Highly skilled Gr. I (HS I) into one grade of Highly skilled (HS) as shown below,
Merging of Highly Skilled Grade Before 5th CPC After 5th CPC Skilled Rs. 950 - Rs. 1500 Rs. 3050 - Rs. 4590 Highly Skilled Gr-II Rs. 1200 - Rs.1800 Rs. 4000 - Rs. 6000 Highly Skilled Gr-I Rs. 1320 - 3040Rs. Rs. 4000 - Rs. 6000
Right from 3rd to 4th CPC the scale of pay in respect of MCM both in Railways and Defence was as under:-
Scale of pay MCM in Railways and Defence CPC Railways Defence Tehnical Sup / Ch.man Gr.II 3rd CPC Rs.425 - 640 Rs. 425 - 640 Rs. 425 - 700 4th CPC Rs. 1400 - 2300 Rs. 1400 - 2300 Rs. 1400 - 2300 5th CPC Rs. 4500 - 7000 Rs. 4500 - 7000 Rs. 5000 - 8000 Revised / Modified
by Govt. from 1.1.96
in Railways only
Rs. 5000 - 8000 Rs. 4500 - 7000 Rs. 5000 - 8000
Staff side demand for revision of the recommendations of Vth CPC was discussed in the meeting held by the then Group of Ministers on 11th Sep, 1997 and it was agreed that to remove this anomaly the concerned administrative Ministries will put up proposals directly to the Cabinet under Business of Transaction Rules, 1961.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Railways directly put up the proposal to the Cabinet. Railways demand was accepted by the Government and pay scale of MCM was revised from 4500 – 7000 to Rs. 5000 – 8000 from 1.1.1996, vide Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) letter No. PC-V/97/R-II/17 dated 24-11-1998. The scale of pay of HS grade was de-merged into HS-I and HS-II with separte scales of Rs.4500 – 7000 and Rs,4000 – 6000 respectively.
Following two proposals were also put up by Defence Ministry to the Cabinet for consideration:-
a. Grant of higher pay scale for highly skilled artisan staff in Defence Establishment;
b. Revision (de-merger) of inter-grade ratio for skilled artisan staff working under Ministry of Defence nullifying the recommendations of the Vth CPC.
However in case of Defence Ministry, Cabinet decided that the matter may, in the first instance, be considered by the Group of Ministeres (GoM) constituted to consider matters relating to the recommendations of Vth CPC and thereafter brought up before the Cabinet.
“ The issue of higher pay scale to highly skilled artisan staff in Defence Establishments could be considered only if the Ministry is able to confirm that consequent to the proposed de-merger of the pay scale of highly skilled grade, no proposal seeking higher pay scales for PBORs will be raised.”
Following pay scales and grade ratio have benn given to them in MOD:-
Pay scales and Grade ratio Skilled Rs. 3050 - 4590 45%
Highly Skilled Rs. 4000 - 6000 55% Master Craftsman Rs. 4500 - 7000 25%
The issue was however raised by the staff side members of JCM in Departmental Council as well as in National council meetings repeatedly. To resolve the issue, Defence Secretary had constituted a committee under the Chairmanship of JS(O/N) comprising staff side members from each Federations to look into the matter regarding revision of pay scale of MCM in Ministry of Defence at par with Ministry of Railways.
The committee recommended for up-gradation of pay scale of senior most master craftsman (8% of overall artisan strength) by giving higher pay scale of Rs.5000 – 8000 without disturbing the existing structure. The committee felt that the service personnel and civilian workshop staff are governed by different service conditions and their pay scales and working conditions are not comparable. The committee has come to the conclusion that the demand of the staff side has merit.
The historical parity was disturbed between the workshop staff of Defence or Railways after the scales of Railways workshop staff were improved upon by Government. Based on the recommendations of the committee, a proposal was submitted to Defence (Finance) for getting, it approved by DOP&T of Finance (Department of Expenditure).
Department of Expenditure, Min of Finance has returned the proposal advising the Min of Defence to put the matter before 6th CPC. The issue has again been raised in the 45th meeting of the National Council (JCM) held on 14th Oct 2006 under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary. The Chairman has also directed that it would be appropriate to refer the matter for consideration to the 6th CPC.
Home » MCM » Defence Industrial Employees are expected grant of pay scale Rs. 5000 – 8000 to Master Craftsman( MCM) at par with the Railways…
Defence Industrial Employees are expected grant of pay scale Rs. 5000 – 8000 to Master Craftsman( MCM) at par with the Railways…
- 7th Central Pay Commission
- 7th CPC Pay Scales
- 7th CPC Recommedations
- 7th CPC Report
- 7th CPC Memorandum
- 7th CPC Terms of Reference
- 7th CPC Panel Committee
- 7th CPC Empowered Committee
- 7th CPC Questionnaire
- 7th CPC Dopt Orders
- 7th CPC Implementation Cell
- 7th CPC Minimum Wage
- 7th CPC Pension Calculation
- 7th CPC HRA
- 7th CPC Anomalies
- 7TH CPC MACP
- 7th CPC Allowances
- 7th CPC Comments and Suggestions
- 7th CPC DA Calculation
- 7th CPC Arrears
- 7th CPC Increment Date
- 7th CPC Arrears Calculator
- 7th CPC for Defence
- 7th Pay Commission rumors
- 7th CPC Promotion Calculator
- 7th cpc da orders
|TOP ARTICLES - EXCLUSIVE NEWS|
|50% DA Merger – A Sad End to A Demand...! |
On 01.01.2011, DEARNESS ALLOWANCE crossed 50%. It started from '0' in 2006 and, within 5 years, i.e., in 10 instalments, it has completed 50%.
|Government has decided to raise the Retirement age to 62 |
What is the background behind this news?
| EXPECTED DEARNESS ALLOWANCE FROM JULY 2014|
This is the first thing that all Central and State Government employees alike would eagerly like to know!
|DA CALCULATION SHEET |
We are proud to be the first to formulate the DA Table.
|7th PAY COMMISSION NEWS|
Prime Minister Approves the Constitution of Seventh Central Pay Commission
|LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION |
Will Air Travel Continue for the Next 2 Years?
| 100% D.A from January 2014 – Some Allowances and Advances Rise by 25%|
The Fifth Central Pay Commission had recommended uniform neutralization of DA at 100% to employees at all levels
|Will 7th CPC Add Lustre to the CHILDREN’S EDUCATION ALLOWANCE & HOSTEL SUBSIDY SCHEME? |
It was only in the 6th CPC that the CHILDREN’S EDUCATION ALLOWANCE & HOSTEL SUBSIDY was introduced to Central Government employees.
|5th CPC had ACP, 6th CPC had MACP; what does 7th CPC have?|
Assured Career Progression (ACP) is a boon to employees who have been suffering without promotions for years.
|LIST OF HOSPITALS / DIAGNOSTIC CENTRES EMPANELLED UNDER CGHS |
The “Central Government Health Scheme” (CGHS) provides comprehensive health care facilities for the Central Govt. employees and pensioners and their dependents residing in CGHS covered cities
|Possibility to announce Interim Relief before elections |
Proposals of Enhancement of Retirement age and Merger of D.A may not materialize
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS NEWS
Popular Posts of this month
All allowances (except Dearness Allowance) to Central Government Employees - Questions in Parliament Allowances to Government Employee...
BPMS views on Allowancee REF: BPMS / MOD / 07th CPC / Allowances / 251A (8/2/M) Dated: 23.11.2016 To, The Dy Secretary (CP), ...
Meeting of the Committee on Allowances – NC JCM Staff Side Today there had been a crucial meeting of the Committee on Allowances. They ma...
Government Committee for consideration of issues of 7th CPC recommendations GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE RAJYA SABHA ...
7th Pay Commission – 1st Meeting of the Anomaly Committee to be held on 1/12/2016 F.No.ll/2/2016-JCA(Pt) Government of India Minis...
Withdrawal of cash – Weekly limit RBI/2016-17/158 DCM (Plg) No.1424/10.27.00/2016-16 November 25, 2016 The Chairman / Managi...
Brief of the 1st meeting of the National Anomaly Committee Sub: Brief of the 1st meeting of the National Anomaly Committee The fir...
Rs.10000 Advance in the form of Cash Payout to Central Government employees on 23.11.2016 Central Government employees up to Group `C’...
6th CPC DA Order - 7% Increased from 1.7.2016 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies “who continue to draw ...
Record note of the meeting on DoPT-Specific allowances held on 25.10.2106 RECORD NOTE OF THE DISCUSSION ON DOPT-SPECIFIC ALLOWANCES, ...