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Thursday, 30 July 2015

Tribute to Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam, the peoples President

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Friday, 24 July 2015


The next hearing of our CSSS Parity case is fixed on 7-8-2015.  Hope that final verdict may pass on that day.

Monday, 20 July 2015


Dear members,

                        The hearing on our Parity case fixed on 17-7-2015 could not held due to sudden leave of the judge and as such hearing could not held.  The full bench will sit  during next week only and next hearing date will be published in the blog on receipt of confirmation from the CAT.


Sunday, 19 July 2015

New office bearers elected by AINSA,Cochi

             The All India Naval Stenographers Association,Kochi Zone  elected new team of office bearers.

  President                   :   Shri. K.V.Francis
  Vice President             : Shri.Girish Shankar
  Secregtary                 :   Smt,.P C. Valsala
 Jt.Secretary                :    T.V.Santhosh Krishnan
 Treasurer                    :   Smt.C.K.Rajeswari
 Executive Committee:
                                         Shri.Srikanth V Prabhu
                                         Shri.Saji George
                                         Smt. Reshmi Anil Kumar
                                         Shri.Vijayan P

                 Congratulations to the new team and wish them all success ahead

Thursday, 16 July 2015

parity update

Dear Members,

                          On 11th July 2015 Saturday I met our advocate  Mr.Sajith at Ernakulam along with our Member Shri.S.Venkatesh and discussed with him our parity case issue and handed over him  copy of  Prasar Bharathi order.  The case will be heard by the CAT probably on 17-7-2015.


Sunday, 12 July 2015

Duties of Sr.PS/Stenographers issued by DOPT

Memorandum submitted to VII CPC by the Confederation


          The  Confederation of  All  India Central Government Stenographers  Association, (CAICGSA) representing the voice  of  Stenographers  working in various  Central Government   Departments throughout the country is formed to safe guard the interest of Stenographers working in Central Government  Departments across the country.  The 6th CPC invited the CAICGSA on 5-3-2007 during its personal hearing held at Chennai for hearing our views on revision of pay structure

As your goodself may be aware, Stenographers are the backbone of the Bureaucratic work force. We are less in numbers but our role assumes greater significance in the day-to-day discharge of duties of every officers in every departments.

We anticipate good career progression and expect sympathetic consideration of the VII CPC in settling all our outstanding issues, including the anomaly created while implementing the 6th Pay Commission’s recommendations. 

Consequent on the sudden differentiation of the Cadre equality created by the Department of Personnel & Training, in contravention of the recommendation of the VI Pay Commission  we seek to render justice among its workmen and to place them equally so as to collectively share the benefits of pay with absolute parity among themselves as mentioned in para 3.1.10 at page 121 of its report.

The VI Pay Commission highlighted on establishing the  principle of equal pay for equal work i.e., treating all Stenographers i.e., Stenographers in CSSS  and those in subordinate offices equally and stressed the need for ensuring full parity between these two cadres right from this state i.e., from 1.1.2006.

Before going into the merits of this case this Confederation would like to place before you Sir, the facts about historical parity till 4th Pay Commission and the fight by this Confederation for pay parity on par with the Central Secretariat Stenographers since the Constitution of the 5th CPC.

          Summary of Pay scales from 1to 6th Pay commissions:

Pay Commission
Central Secretariat
Rs.425-700 (Gr-II)
Rs.1400-2600 (Gr-II)
From this pay commission disparity was created by the Govt. order by revising it as Rs.1640-2900(Gr-II) subsequently.

Rs.5500-9000(Gr-I)subse-quently revised to Rs.6500-10500 vide Govt. order dated 25-9-06
Rs.5200-20200 GP.2400 Gr.II
Rs.9300-34800 GP 4200 Gr.I
Rs.9300-34800 GP 4600 PS
Rs.9300-34800 GP 4800 Sr PS
After 4 Years GP 5400/-
Gr-D 5200-20200 GP 2400
(after 5 yrs.9300-34800 GP 4200)
Gr-C Rs.9300-34800 GP 4600
PS  Rs.9300-34800 GP 4800
(After 4 yrs. 9300-34800 GP 5400 in PB-2.
PPS  Rs.15600-39100 GP 6600 in PB-3
Sr.PPS Rs.15600-39100 GP 7600 in PB-3
PSO Rs.37400-67000 GP 8700 in PB-4

Stenographers in all the Departments/Offices of Secretariat and non-Secretariat Service are placed in the same Pay Band & Grade Pay at the initial stage by the 6th CPC.  However, steadily anomalies have cropped up and Stenographers in non-Secretariat Services were treated indifferently which will be clear from the following chart.  

Entry level
Rs.5200-20200 GP.2400 Gr.II (PB-1)
After 4 yrs. GP 4200(NFSG) in PB-2
Grade D
(Grade II)
Rs.5200-20200 GP.2400 Gr.II (PB-1)

Next promotion
Grade C/PA
Rs.9300-34800 GP 4600 (PB-2)

Rs.9300-34800 GP 4200 (PB-2)
DOPT merged the erstwhile Gr-I with Gr.II as Gr-I vide Dte.No:25-12/2014-PR I dt.15.4.14 with the same GP-4200/-.
Next promotion
Rs.9300-34800 GP 4800 (PB-2)

Private Secretary
Rs.9300-34800 GP 4600 (PB-2)
Next promotion
Rs.9300-34800 GP 5400 (PB-2)

Sr.Private Secretary
Rs.9300-34800 GP 4800
After 4 yrs.GP-5400 (PB-2)
Next Promotion
Rs.15600-39100 GP 6600 in PB-3

Next promotion
Rs.15600-39100 GP 7600 in PB-3

Next Promotion
Rs.37400-67000 with GP-8700 in PB-4.

          From the above work study it will be crystal clear as to how the 6th CPC has prejudiced the Stenographers cadre.  We are not against better pay scales to other categories of staff.  But at the same time, we have a strong feeling that the Pay Commission has not given justice to our cadre.
It is pertinent to mention here that the argument of the government so far has been that the Stenographers working in CSSS cadre and the subordinate services are not having equal work and responsibility.  The DOPT O.M.No., 10/4/99-CS-II dated 1.11.1999 has given an elaborate picture about the duties of Sr. Principal Private Secretaries/ Principal Private Secretaries/ Private Secretaries/ PAs/ Stenographers working in Central Government departments including Ministries.  Nowhere the O.M. differentiates CSSS cadre Stenographers and subordinate services Stenographers by way of separate allocations of duties and responsibilities.   

VI Pay Commission has rightly recorded this which is reproduced below:-

3.1.1 “The Secretariats are chiefly involved in matters relating to formulation of policy and ensuring that the policies are executed in a coordinated and effective manner.  Actual execution of these policies, however, is left to field agencies outside the Secretariat which may be either attached or subordinate offices or quasi-government/ autonomous/ public sector undertakings.

3.1.3. Higher pay scales in the Secretariat may have been justified in the past when formulation of proper policies was of paramount importance.  The present position is different.  Today, the weakest link in respect of any government policy is at the delivery stage.

Field offices are at the cutting edge of administration and may, in most cases, determine whether policy turns out to be success or a failure in terms of actual benefit to the consumer.  Accordingly, the time has come to grant parity between similarly placed personnel employed in field office and in the Secretariat“.

All the Stenographers – in CSSS or in subordinate service - throughout the country were/are recruited through SSC.   Nowhere in the advertisements issued by SSC mentioned that those who opt for Secretariat service will be given more pay in the form of different pay scales compared to others posted in subordinate service.

  The VI Pay Commission has therefore rightly observed that future recruitments should be made with sufficiently knowledgeable persons with computer background and advanced work skills. The DOP&T should have followed this advice  of VI CPC in toto, which has been accepted by the Government, as they knew very well that from Kashmir to Kanyakumari the younger generation who appear for the Govt. Recruitments are Graduates/Post Gradutates with computer background. It is pertinent to mention here that both CSSS and Subordinate service Stenographers are working with senior officers only, who are of All India Cadre Officers and have the facility to work both at H.Qrs., (CSSS) as well as anywhere in India i.e., Subordinate service.  Hence the level of work output is same for both Stenographers as both have to work under the same senior officers in one time or the other.
          Hence, the new Recruitment Rules framed by DOPT is unjust, arbitrary and violation of Article 14 exclusively for Stenographers in CSSS who were also recruited by the Staff Selection Commission, the recruiting authority, who have all along been recruiting the Stenographers through Combined Competitive Examination for CSSS and Subordinate Services. 

We seek your kind intervention and recommendation/directions to DOPT to frame uniform Recruitment Rules for Stenographers of CSSS and subordinate Service, right from entry level as future recruitments is likely to create a difference between CSSS and subordinate service stenos. 

Para 3.1.10 of the VI Pay Commission states, “Keeping in view the general principle envisaging multi-skilling and de-layering that this Commission is recommending for the entire Government, no justification exists for maintaining a distinct Stenographers cadre in any Government office”   “there is a need for ensuring full parity between these two cadres right from this stage”.

This Confederation feels here that to quote the Judgement pronounced in the OA 164/2009 Delhi Principal Bench (D-8) will be very much relevant here, wherein there is a mention that before IV CPC, stenographers of CSSS and Field Offices were holding the posts with identical pay scale (Rs.1400 scale)  In 1991 only CSSS Gr.C Steno got 1640.

Fourth Pay Commission’s observations are:-

8.44: Considering the duties and responsibilities of these posts and the fact that promotions to these are made from more or less similar levels, we recommend that all categories of posts presently covered by the scales a) 425-800 b) 425-700 c) 440-750 d) 470-750 and e) 440-750 may be grouped together and given the scale of Rs.1400-2300. This was accepted by the government.  But in violation of the recommendations of IV Pay Commission, the CSSS cadres were granted 1400-2600 which was subsequently revised to Rs.1640-2900 leading to disparity amongst the equally placed employees.

 The observations of the Hon’ble Supreme court in the case Indrapar Yadav Vs. Union of India (1995 (2) SLR 248) are quoted, to strengthen our case for parity:-

“Those who could not come to the court need not be at a comparative disadvantage to those who rushed in here. If they are otherwise similarly situated, they are entitled to similar treatment if not by any one else, at the hand of this court”.

 In   violation of the Constitutional Authority, the Pay Commission,  the DOP&T has arbitrarily revised the Grade pay of Stenographers of CSSS Cadre to Rs.4600/- from 1.1.2006 vide order dated 16.11.2009  instead of Rs.4200/- and subsequently placed them one level above the subordinate service Stenographers unilaterally thereby creating again, the inequality among the cadres.  In the above order reads “ With the issue of the O.M. dated of even No. dated 13.11.2009 the grade pay of Rs.4600 has already been introduced in the case of office staff in field offices” but whereas the Stenographers working in subordinate services have not been extended the grade pay of Rs.4600 as on 1.1.2006 on the ground that they were not in the pay scale of
Rs. 6500 as on 1.1.2006 but only placed in 6500 scale by way of merger of scales of pay of Rs.5000, 5500 with the higher pre-revised scale of Rs.6500.
          Again the disparity was created as pointed out in the foregoing statement comparing the pay scales, the CSSS Stenographers were placed on higher scales of Pay Rs.5500 on 25.9.2006 after issue of Notification on appointment of VI Pay Commission.
1.      Further, as prayed in the Memoranda of this Confederation to the VI Pay Commission during personal hearings has awarded grant of three MACP promotions to all Cadres so as to justify equality among the workforce in recognition of the valuable service rendered by them to the Govt., irrespective of where they work, whether in Central Secretariat or at Subordinate Services.    The MACP that is being awarded to Central Secretariat Services is again higher by one level i.e., instead of awarding Grade Pay of Rs.4200/-, Rs.4600/- and Rs.4800/- to them on similar platform with subordinate service Stenographers,   Central Secretariat Service Stenographers were awarded at higher Grade pay  of  Rs.4600/-, Rs.4800/- and Rs.5400/- which is  against the principles of natural justice and created inequality among the cadres, thereby violating the Provisions contained in Article 14 of the Constitution.

2.      In regard to promotional avenues also, when the Central Secretariat Stenographers have four promotional ladders, (Gr.C (Gr.II), Sr.PA, Private Secretary, Principal Private Secretary, Sr. PPS  with Grade Pay of Rs.4600/-, Rs.4800/- Rs.5400/- and Rs.6600/-, the Subordinate Service Stenographers have only three actual promotional ladders i.e., Gr.II, Gr.I, PS in the Grade pay of Rs.4200/-, Rs.4600/-, Rs.4800/- and very rarely Rs.5400/-only, that too  if they complete 4 years regular service in Sr.PS cadre.  And very rarely the Stenographers working in subordinate service reach the position of Sr.PS, as the number of posts is one only in a state and get promotion only when the incumbent Sr.P.S. retires from service on superannuation.  Even the posts of Private Secretary is limited to one or two only in a State as PS post is attached to only very senior officers. Thus, most of the Stenographers retires without getting any higher/gazetted posts in their entire career.

3.      From the above averments it may be clear that the recommendations of the VI Pay Commission have been accepted and notified by the Government.  But contrary to this a number of discriminatory activities are carried by the DOP&T with a sheer motive to favour certain set of employees as they have constant touch with the authorities and to suit their egoistic approach to show that they are superior to subordinate service employees. Here we would like to quote-

          The confederation fervently request the Hon’ble Chairman and Members of the VII CPC to consider our long pending legitimate demands and order full parity with CSSS stenographers

Upgradation of  grade pay of Grade-II stenographers:

Grade-II :   The DOPT upgraded   the posts of Grade-III stenographers into grade-II, retaining the same grade pay of Rs.2400/- with the  Pay Band of Rs.5200-20200   Now the Grade-II cadre is the feeder cadre and there is wide gap between the GP of  Grade-II and Grade-I.  When the earstwhile grade-II post was merged with Grade-I, the new upgraded post of Grade-II should have been retained the grade pay of Rs.4200/-.   Grade-II Stenographers are above the grade of UDCs in all Central Government establishments and they require additional qualification of Stenography and Computer knowledge besides adequate skill in English to perform the duties of Stenographer.  A Stenographer who is assisting the Executive Officer of the administration will have to shoulder responsibility in sharing the burden of the Officer in all Official work, which paves the officer to concentrate more on productivity.

 So, we request to enhance the entry grade pay scale from the Present grade pay of  Rs.2400/- to that equal to the grade pay of  Rs.4200/-in the pay band of   Rs.9300-34800 (PB-2) and their pay refixed accordingly in the present pay commission report.

Enhancement of Grade Pay of Grade-I Stenographers.
          The  Stenographer cadre in field offices(Other than CSSS) are the most affected cadre denying adequate promotional opportunities.  99 percent of the stenographers are to retire  from the entry grade or only few gets one promotion  that too after a gap of  20 to 25 years.  But unfortunately the next grade pay is much lesser though the Grade-I post is classified as Group-B, Non-gazetted.  Our promotional avenues became a standstill when the Grade-II & Grade-I(Rs.5000 and Rs.5500/-) were merged to Rs.5500/- scale and  merged in the lower GP of Rs.4200/- only.  It is therefore, fervently requested to  enhance the grade pay of Grade-I Stenographer from the present GP of Rs.4200/-  to Rs.4600/- or equal GP, as a Stenographer  working in Field office has to work minimum 20 to 25 years to reach the post Grade-I Stenographer.

     So, we request to enhance the  grade pay  from the Present grade pay of  Rs.4200/- to that equal to the grade pay of  Rs.4600/-in the pay band of   Rs.9300-34800 (PB-2)          and their pay refixed accordingly in the present pay commission report

Enhancement  of  GP of PS post:

          Only few stenographers get one or two year of service to work in Private Secretary post  after  a dedicated service of  30 to 35 years (In a State, there will be only one or two posts of PS in each department) and their GP is reduced to Rs.4600/-, though the post is  classified as Group-B Gazetted whereas the PS posts of CSSS gets GP of Rs.4800/-(they gets privilege of automatic upgradation to Rs. 5400/- after 4 years).  The Post of PS were equal to Assistant Director till IV CPC when the scale was Rs.2000-
          We request the VII CPC to recommend upgradation of the status of PS  posts to Group-A cadre enhancing the grade pay to Rs.5400/- considering the importance of the posts as only Sr.Administrative Grade Officers are eligible to have PS  posts.

Enhancing the  GP of Sr.PS and re-naming the post as PPS:

          The Sr. PS posts exists in non-sectt service only and that too with lesser GP of Rs.4800/- whereas  in CSSS the post is in the elevated stage of  PPS with GP of Rs.6600/-.  This may kindly be equated and the post of Sr.PS renamed as PPS in non-Secretarial offices with  GP of Rs.6600/-.  In state headquarters the Central Government department heads are equal to Additional Secretary and above ranks and in CSSS those officers are provided with PPS posts.  In non-sectt. Service hardly one steno gets a chance to become Sr.PS that too after a dedicated service of  30 to 35 years.  It is therefore, requested to upgrade the post of Sr.PS  and equate with CSSS as PPS with the GP of Rs.6600/- and the pay refixed accordingly.

 Recruitment  to  the cadre of Stenographer Grade-II

          It is suggested to make recruitment to the cadre of stenographer Grade-II   along with the graduate level examination now being conducted by SSC, enhancing the minimum qualification from Matric standard to Graduate, with computer and Stenographic knowledge.  There should be only one common cadre for Central Sectt and Subordianate office and disparity existing should be removed by merging steno in to one single cadre on All India Basis for the reasons narrated in the above paragraphs.
Grade-II Stenographers(entry grade) are recruited through a very stiff open competitive examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission.    The stiffness of the examination may be adjudged from the facts enumerated below:-

a)    The Examination consists of two parts viz (1) Written test (2) Stenography test.
b)   After qualifying in the written test only a person can appear in the stenography test.
c)    All candidates cannot appear in this examination but only a person who has vast knowledge in Stenography and English language and having a minimum speed of 80/100 wpm in shorthand can apply for this examination i.e., a person with vast knowledge in English but no knowledge in stenography cannot appear in this examination.
d)   At present, the work of each and every officers has doubled and they need the help of a stenographer.

          In CSSS,  stenographers get much promotional opportunity, that too in time bound manner.  Grade-II Steno with GP of  Rs.2400/- gets  promotion under NFSG scheme with GP of Rs.4200/-(on completion of 5 years) and  further promotion  within 8 years to the next GP of Rs.4600/-, Rs.4800/-, Rs.5400/-, Rs.6600/- and Rs.7600/-.  Whereas the stenographers posted in Non-Sectt offices gets maximum promotion upto Sr.PS only, that too with GP of Rs.4800/- and one or two Stenographer in the entire Department will get the same.  It is requested to extend Sr.PPS post to Non-sectt Offices also so as to get atleast  one promotion to few seniors.

Change of Designation/Nomenclature:

The present designation `Stenographer’ was given from the time immemorial when the work of a stenographer was confined only to taking dictation and typing.  At that time the typing work was done in manual typewriter.  Over the years both the office and the style of functioning of office has undergone considerable changes with the development of technology and human resource.  With the wide and effective use of computer, fax, internet, email etc. the style of doing the work has changed a lot.  We strongly feel that the necessity of changing the very old designation in order to match with the time very important and essential.  For doing this, the Government does not want to bear additional financial burden.  On the other hand employees are motivated in an effective way without any cost to the government. We humbly submit the following suggestions before the respected Commission to change the existing designations of Stenographers for kind and favourable consideration

Stenographer Gr.II

Jr.Executive Secretary
Stenographer Gr.I  

Executive Secretary

Private Secretary
Sr.Executive Secretary
Sr.Private Secretary
Principal Executive Secretary
Executive Officer


     The three level MACP may be changed to 5 level promotion i.e. during the completion of  8 years, 16 years, 24 years and 32 years and 37 years since the most of the new recruits come to the Govt services between the ages 28 to 30 years, and the promotional opportunities in many cadre are very less. Moreover only a few stenos will complete 32 years or 37 years of service and this will not give much monetary burden to the Government.

      It is also suggested to introduce GP/scale on promotional hierarchy while granting MACP for getting minimum benefits on promotion.


The present Grade pay system is not favorable to the Govt. employees, since  it gives only a marginal increase and in uniform manner. In some stages, it gives the benefit of Rs.200/ only during promotions which is not sufficient to meet two meals cost (e.g. Grade Pay of Rs. 4600 to Rs. 4800). The promotion of the official has to be honored by giving some additional benefits not less than minimum Rs.2000/- from one Grade pay to another Grade pay, then only the officials will opt for promotions. At present, most of the promotions were declined by the Govt.officials for the main reason of financial hardship. Hence, the minimum increase of the Grade Pay must be Rs.2000/= during the promotions from one Grade pay to another Grade pay.

In fact the single date increment system has brought lot of  anomalies. In our opinion, the commission must recommend, for administrative expediency, two specific dates as increment dates. Viz. 1st January and 1st July or the same system followed before the VIth Pay Commission i.e. giving increment on the due months of each employee, may be re-introduced.  In case of the first proposal those recruited/appointed/promoted during the period between 1 Jan and  June, will have their increment date on l January and those recruited/appointed/ promoted between 1st July and 31st December will have it on 1st July next
The Commission is requested to specifically recommend that those who retire on 30th June and 31st December are granted one increment on the last day of their service.

     The increment must be classified as two types of increments called as Annual Increment and Promotional Increment.

a. Annual Increment may be increased from 3% to 5%

b. Promotional Increment may be considered during promotions @ 7%, since the officials are facing financial hardship during promotions by drawing less salary than that drawn already and also he/she has to meet additional establishment for self.

c. Irrespective of MACP, the promotional increment has to be considered during norm based promotions or promotions by passing Departmental examination. without changing the Grade Pay to avoid hierarchy anomalies.

Allowances & Advances

The existing allowances need to be retained. They are at a realistic level having been evolved by successive Pay Commission over detailed deliberations. Other than HRA & HBA, all allowances/advances are to be multiplied by 2.5 times according to the ratio of Dearness allowance and inflation.

          The rates of all the above allowances shall automatically increase by 25% whenever the Dearness Allowance payable on the revised pay bands goes up by 50%.
House Rent allowance:

The existing rate of HRA is not felt sufficient.   The classification of cities may be  treated as A and A1 only  by retaining the  percentage as  30  and 25, as  in any ‘C’ class city  the rent rate is very high that ordinary employees can’t manage.  It is suggested to introduce two slab system as A1 and A2 only so that all categories of officers/employees are treated equal.

Encashment of Earned leave:

The Govt. official may be permitted to encash the Earned Leave up to 15 days every year. It will increase the man power in the office hours to keep the work without pending.

It is suggested that the present encashment of 300 days’ earned leave on retirement may be upgraded to 360 days.  EL earned in excess of 360 days may be encashed upto 15 days or even 30 days every year (or part thereof which is available as balance in his credit) so that man power in offices will be retained in full.  By doing this, Government will only be benefitted.


The officials may be allowed liberally to convert the half pay leave as EL at the time of need of the Govt. official without any condition
It is  suggested that half pay leave earned may be allowed to be availed as Commuted leave without insisting for medical certificate as anyway two days’ half pay leave is converted into one day’s commuted leave.  Medical Certificate may not be taken as a criteria.


The present prescribed rates are not sufficient to meet the medical expenditure of the Govt.officials. It may be increased according to the average claim of the leading Hospitals. In cases of major diseases, the actual rate charged by the approved Hospital is  to be reimbursed.

Medical  Allowance:

          It is suggested to introduce  Rs.2000/- as  monthly medical allowance to all employees instead of reimbursement of  OP charges. 


One new Medical insurance has to be introduced with higher premium not more than 1000 rupees per year to cover the medical expenses of all members of the Govt.official and Pensioner or the  ESIC scheme can be introduced/extended to Government sector employees also.


Now  child care  leave is  entitled  only for female employees.   It is felt that the scheme may please be  extended to male employees also  with maximum of 1 year leave as care of  father is also felt to be
important for a growing child.  The age of children can be restricted to 12 years instead of the present 18 years.


In all the Banks, the bank employees are allowed to get personal loan at a lower rate of interest of SB rate 4% to meet the urgent family expenses of the Govt.official for their children’s higher education and marriage expenses. This may be allowed once is a year upto the limit of their 5 Times of Basic pay+Grade pay recoverable in 20 installments. It will reduce the financial hardship.

The recommendations of the 5th CPC & Bazle Karim Committee Report are yet to be accepted by the Government. The present system of Productivity linked bonus is the product of bilateral agreements and cannot be changed through unilateral decisions. What is needed is that the Government must issue necessary guidelines to enable all departments to enter into such bilateral agreements with their staff unions so that the adhoc bonus system presently in vogue in many departments could be abolished. The minimum bonus prescribed Rs: 2500/= was raised as Rs:3500/= per 30 days is not sufficient to meet their festival expenses of all members minimum to 4 persons. It is recommended to raise to Rs.6000/- for 30 days, then only the purpose for it is declared will serve its intention.

 It is suggested to extent  Bonus to all  officers/officials   irrespective of their ranks ie, right from Secretary level officers as increase in production is earned through the contribution of all employees of the Department irrespective of their official position.

It may be raised to 60 times if Basic pay+ Grade pay and recoverable in 240 installments or the remaining number of years multiplying in months, The simple rate constant interest may fixed as 8% for which providing a house to every citizen is the Govt.policy.

The present scheme of food allowance is felt to be unfair as  in  rural  areas getting a receipt  from small hotel is a task and  the current rate is also not sufficient as for a breakfast minimum rate comes above Rs.70/-.  It is suggested to re-introduce DA rates by increasing the  DA rate considering the  prize rise.( ie, equal to food charge)

 LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION [LTC]       - At present it is allowed once in two years for Home town and once four years for other places on  LTC. It is suggested that the four year term may be reduced as three years. And also, the Goyt. Officials may be allowed to avail the LTC with out the condition to return from the last point in short cut route,  and may be allowed to visit some stations in different route with a restriction of Total number of KMs as per the eligible Grade as allowed in Nationalized Bank staffIn the case of non availability of Train reservation, the Govt.official may be allowed by Approved Taxi on road mileage.

DA MERGER: 50% DA merger as done before submission of last 6th CPC report


  • Commutation table has to be revised by two time of the existing rate.
  • Instead of the new Pension scheme of 2004, the existing pension scheme must be allowed to the employees who had joined in the Department on or after 01.01.2004.
  • The existing pensioners pension has to be revised as per the new formula for the new pay fixation with a minimum pension of Rs. 8500/=.
At present, the enhanced pension is being allowed after attaining the age of 80, it may be considered after attaining the age of 75 years

NEW Projected  PAY SCALES FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF 7TH CPC W.E.F. 01.01.2016  for the cadre of Stenographers both  CSSS and Non-Sectt(common)

Pay Bands
Grade Pay
Pay in the Pay Band
Pay Scale
Pay Band
Grade Pay
Pay in the Pay Band
Pay Scale
Stenographer-Grade-II ( to be renamed as Jr.Executive Secretary)
Stenographer Grade-I (To be renamed as Executive Secretary)
Private Secretary(To be renamed as  Sr.Executive Secretary)
Sr.Private Secretary((To be renamed as  Principal Executive Secretary both in CSS and non-Sectt as common)
PPS ( Executive Officer/OSD) both in Sect and non-sectt as common)
CHQ- PB No.17
Kollam-South India
23rd June 2014                                                                 (M.Harisuthan)                                                                                                  Secretary General,CAICGSA