INJUSTICE FOR PHARMACISTS AND LAB TECHNICIAN…
The 5th and 6th Central Pay Commission has accepted the principal of granting the pay scale of Rs. 5000 – 8000 (Pre-revised) PB-2 with grade pay Rs. 4200 for those categories whose recruitment qualification is 10+3 years Diploma or graduation in science etc., the Govt. has accepted this recommendations and implemented the same.
However, in the case of certain paramedical staff like Pharmacist, Lab Technician etc., Even though the entry qualification for this categories is 10 + 2 + 2 Years Diploma they have been kept is a lower pay scale or Rs. 4500 – 7000 (pre-revised). This is an injustice and hence it is demanded that the pharmacist. Lab Technician etc with the above qualifications may also please be placed in the Pay Scale of Rs. 5000 – 8000 (Pre-revised) reivised PB-2 with grade pay Rs. 4200.
The Fast Track Committee which was appointed by Government of India to consider the demand of Pharmacists, were included. The report was to be submitted to the Government of India within three months. Now the committee had its first meeting on 15.1.2009 and second meeting held on 27.1.2009. Not yet decided. In the next meeting only consider Pharmacist issue and hope Defence Workers Federations (such as AIDEF, INDWF, BPMS) will get positive result for Pharmacists.