As you know the Grade Pay of Inspectors in CBDT / CBEC and Assistant Grade has been increased to Rs.4600 form Rs.4200. Ministry of Finance vide order (F.No.1/1/2008-IC) dated 13.11.2009, increased the Grade Pay to Rs.4600 of the Posts thst exists in the pre-revised scale of Rs.6500-10500 as on 01.01.2006. Inspectors in CBDT / CBEC comes under the preview of the said order. As the Assistants Grade post was not in the pre-revised scale of Rs.6500-10500 as on 01.01.2006, a separate order issued by MOF on 16.11.09. In the para 4 of the said order, it is mentioned that " However one of the reasons due to which Assistants of central secretariat are being granted grade pay of Rs.4600 is the fact that there is an element of Direct recruitment to the post and that too through an All India Competitive Examination. With the issue of this Department's O.M of even number dated 13th November,2009, the Grade pay of Rs.4600 has already been introduced in the case of office staff in field offices."
Pay commission had made Inspector Posts at par with Inspectors in CBDT/CBEC and Assistants in CSS. On this basis we can fight in the Department and otherwise in CAT/Court.
We should try to get step by step from the Department. First we should try to get Grade pay of Rs.4600/- for inspectors and after getting Rs.4600/ GP only we can demand GP of Rs. 4800 for ASPOs.We have sufficient ground for GP of Rs.4600 for Inspectors. If we demand all things together, things will be delayed and we will not get any thing. Hence, as per my view, we should now concentrate only on the Grade pay of Inspectors. Hope you will agree with this view.
In case the Department not agrees to hike the Grade pay of Inspectors and the IP/ASP Association doesn't show any visible action (other than Discussion with the Directorate) before 30.11.2009, We will leave the IP/ASP Association on mass level on a particular day fixed by us. We will take action to file our case before CAT. Previous judgement given by Hon'ble CAT, Bangalore Bench will be very much usefull in this regard.
Our IP/ASP Association itself is putting hurdle by demanding hike in Grade pay of all the thrre cadres (IP/ASP/SP) together. What the Groub'B' officers Association is doing ? We are not against their hike, actually it will be beneficial for our future, but it should not disturb our hike in Grade pay.
Please leave your valuable views/ suggestions with respect to our further course of action.