LETTER OF AICAEA TO CGA ON REMOVAL OF ANOMALY IN GRADE PAY ARISEN IN PAO, CRPF
(RECOGNIZED BY GOVT. OF INDIA)
Central Office: - Address for Communication:-
16-A, Akbar Road Hutments, 17/2 – C, P & T Quarters,
New Delhi: - 110011 Kali Bari Marg,
No:- AICAEA/HQ/A-2/2017/77-79 Dated: 31.01.2017
The Controller General of Accounts,
Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure,
4th Floor, GPOA, Block-E, INA,
New Delhi – 110023
Subject: - Removal of anomaly in grade pay arisen in PAO, CRPF after amalgamation of the office in the Civil Accounts Organisation.
I have been directed to invite your kind attention to the Principal Accounts Office, Ministry of Home Affairs letter No. 200/13-C/Admn /MHA/2016-17/9034-35 dated 03-11-2016 on the above mentioned subject forwarded under your office letter No.A-11019/25/2011/MF.CGA(A)/NGE/AICAEA-HQ/384 dated 21-11-2016. On examining the contents of the said letter, we have observed that, by not allowing the grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- to the erstwhile Inspectors (Ministerial) of Pay and Accounts Office, CRPF, New Delhi who were encadered in to CCAs cadres as Senior Accountants, the Principal Accounts Office, Ministry of Home Affairs has in fact denied one of the benefits of MACPs to this category of employees now working as Senior Accountants.
The encadrement in PAO, CRPF, New Delhi was done in public interest in pursuance of the decision taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and circulated vide CCA, Ministry of Home Affairs vide Office Memorandum No. 45024/7/2009-Pers II dated 12-10-2009.
The matter of anomaly is that, the erstwhile Inspectors (Ministerial) who were drawing the grade pay of Rs.4600/- till the date of their encadrement as Sr. Accountant had been denied this grade pay and were placed in the Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- from the date of their encadrement with the condition that the difference in their grade pay would be paid as personal pay to them and it would to be absorbed in future increments- which was not permissible under CCS (RP) Rules, 2006.
On the other hand, their juniors in the rank of Sub-inspectors who were granted the benefit of II MACP by their previous employer i.e. authorities of CRPF were allowed to continue with the Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- even after their encadrement as Sr. Accountants.
As such, the Senior Accountants who were erstwhile Sub Inspectors are getting three financial upgradations, first to the grade pay of Rs:- 4200, second to the Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- and third to the grade pay of Rs. 4800/- while their seniors who were erstwhile Inspectors (Ministerial) are reaching the to the grade pay of Rs. 4600/- on completion of thirty years of service.
Erstwhile Inspectors (Ministerial) in the CRPF had entered into the Government service in the posts of ASI (Ministerial) in the Pay Scale of Rs. 4000-100-6000(as per 5th CPC) and in the Grade Pay of Rs. 2800/-(as per 6th CPC). Therefore, in terms of the DOPT orders No. 35024/7/2009-Estt. (D) dated 19/05/2008, three financial upgradations under MACPs for this category of employee shall be as under-
1. First upgradation to the Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- on completion of ten years.
2. Second upgradation to the Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- on completion of twenty years.
3. Third upgradation to the Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/- on completion of thirty years.
The provisions of the DOPT orders dated 04.10.2012 on MACP quoted in the para (iv) of the Principal Accounts Office, Ministry of Home Affairs office letter No. 200/13-C/Admn /MHA/2016-17/9034-35 dated 03-11-2016 deals with the cases of inter departmental transfers including unilateral transfer cases. Whereas the O. M. No. 200/61/CRPF/Pr.AO/MHA/2010-11 dated 14th March 2011 issued by the office of the Chief Controller of Accounts Ministry of Home Affairs in pursuance of the Ministry of Home Affairs Office Memorandum No. 45024/7/2009-Pers II dated 12-10-2009 conveyed that the Pay and Accounts Office, CRPF shall form the part of the Civil Accounts Organisation and officials working in the Pay and Accounts Office, CRPF shall be absorbed/ inducted(not transferred) in to the Civil Accounts Organisation in the interest of service and their pay band grade pay shall be adjusted. Hence, transfers from one department to another department and lateral induction/absorption due to amalgamation of the departments are two different conditions and the provisions of MACP quoted by Principal Accounts Office, Ministry of Home Affairs are not applicable here.
Therefore, the Senior Accountants and erstwhile Inspectors (Ministerial) of PAO, CRPF who have been denied one of the MACPs benefits may kindly be allowed the Grade Pay of Rs. 46OO/- A as II MACP so that they are ensured three financial upgradations under MACP s .
An early favourable decision in this respect shall be highly appreciable.
1. The Senior Accounts Officer (Admn), Pr. Accounts Office, Ministry of Home Affairs, C-1, Hutments, Dalhousie Road, New Delhi – 110001.
2. The Branch Secretary, AICAEA, West Delhi Branch, PAO, CRPF, Ministry of Home Affairs, Mahavir Nagar, New Delhi – 110018.