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6th Central Pay Commission recommendations concerning 
Department of Posts

Assistant Superintendent Post Office

(ASPOs)

7.6.7        Upgradation for the post of Assistant Superintendent Post Office (ASPOs) on par with Assistant Director (Marketing), who is in the pay Scale of Rs. 7500-12000 has been demanded. The Commission has addressed this demand in Para 7.6.14.

Artisans

7.6.8     Restructuring of the category of Artisans in Mail Motor Service has been demanded. It is observed that Technical Supervisors are diploma holders in automobiles and are in the pay scale of Rs. 4500-7000. There entry post of Artisan Grade II is in the pay scale of Rs. 4000-6000 which is identical to that of Artisan Grade I even though the latter is a feeder post for promotion to the former. Technical Supervisors being diploma holders need to be extended the higher scale of Rs. 5000-8000. On account of restructuring of pay structure, the post will be placed in the revised pay band PB-2 of Rs. 8700-34800 along with grade pay of Rs. 4200 corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500. Artisans Grade I will then be upgraded to the pay scale of Rs. 4500-7000 corresponding to the revised pay band PB-1 of Rs. 4860-20200 along with grade pay of Rs. 2800. This revised structure will remove all the present problems in the hierarchical structure. The post of Charge hand that is presently in the pay scale of Rs. 4500-7000 shall be merged with that of Artisan Grade 1 in the same pay scale corresponding to revised pay band PB-1 of Rs. 4860-20200 along with grade pay of Rs. 2800.

Assistant Director (Recruitment)

7.6.9     Higher pay scale has been demanded for the post of Assistant Director) Recruitment). This post is presently in the pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500. The pay scales of Rs. 5500-9000 and Rs. 6500-10500 are being merged in the restructuring of pay scales being recommended by the Commission. The post shall, accordingly, be placed in the next higher pay band PB-2 of Rs. 8700-34800 along with a grade pay of Rs. 4600 that corresponds to the existing pay scale of Rs. 7450-11500.

Medical store keepers and laboratory Technicians

7.6.10    Higher pay scales have been sought for the categories of Medical Store Keepers and Laboratory Technicians in Postal Dispensaries. The Commission has considered these categories in Chapter 3.8. The recommendation made therein shall be extended to these categories as well.

Statistical Assistant

7.6.11    Higher pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500 has been sought for one post of Statistical Assistant. The scale of Rs. 5000-8000, Rs. 5500-9000 and Rs. 6500-10500 are being merged. No further Upgradation is functionally justified. The post shall accordingly, be placed in the corresponding revised pay band and grade pay.

Indian Postal Service Group A

7.6.12    Various demands have been raised by officers belonging to Indian Postal Service Group A and Postal Service Group B. Issues relating to officers of organized Group A service are discussed in Chapter 3.3 of the Report. No separate recommendations are necessary in this Chapter.

Indian Postal Service Group B

7.6.13    Better promotional prospects have been demanded to Postal Service Group B. An integrated pay structure for the posts in JTS and STS has also been sought. The Commission has recommended running pay bands and percentage increments. This will ensure continued progression as well as an increase in the amount of increment available every year. This, along with the Modified Assured Career Progression being recommended by the Commission, will effectively alleviate all stagnation. In the scheme of running pay bands, one single pay band PB-3 of Rs. 15600-39100 has been proposed for the posts from Junior Time Scale to the Senior Administrative Grade which will also include the posts in Senior Time Scale. Postal officers of Accounts Division have demanded higher pay bands on par with Central Secretariat Service. The issues relating to organized accounts cadre are discussed in Chapter 7.56 of the Report concerning Indian Audit and Account Department. Recommendations made therein shall apply to the all organized accounts cadres including the one existing in Department of Posts. No separate recommendations are, therefore, necessary.

Inspector (Posts)

7.6.14    Postal Inspectors in Department of Posts have demanded a higher pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500 on par with Inspectors and analogous posts in CBDT/CBEC as well as Assistants of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) on the ground that they are recruited through the same competition. The Commission is recommending the merger of pre-revised pay scales of Rs. 5500-9000 and Rs. 6500-10500 which will automatically bring Inspector (Posts) in CBDT and CBEC. With this Upgradation, Inspector (Posts) shall come to lie in an identical pay scale as that of their promotion post of Assistant Superintendent (Posts)[ASPOs]. ASPOs shall, accordingly, be placed in the next higher pay scale of Rs. 7450-11500 corresponding to the revised pay band PB-2 of Rs. 8700-34800 along with grade pay of Rs. 4600. The next higher post in the hierarchy, that of Superintendent (Posts), which is also a promotion post for ASPOs shall be placed in the pay scale of Rs. 7500-12000 corresponding to the revised pay band PB-2 of Rs. 8700-34800 along with grade pay of Rs. 4800. Parity exists between the posts of Inspector (Posts) and Inspectors in Mail Motor Service (MMS). This parity would need to be maintained and Assistant Managers, Mail Motor Service shall be placed in the higher grade of Rs. 7450-11500 whose corresponding pay band and grade pay is PB-2 of Rs. 8700-34800 along with a grade pay of Rs. 4600. Similarly, Manager, Mail Motor Service shall be placed in PB-2 pay band of Rs. 8700-34800 along with a grade pay of Rs. 4800 which corresponds to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 7500-12000.

Lower Selection Grade, Higher Selection Grade II & I

7.6.15    Higher pay scales have been sought for LSG (Lower Selection Grade), HSG-II (Higher Selection Grade) and HSG-1 officers. No anomaly exists in the present pay structure of these posts. However, on account of the proposed restructuring of pay bands, a higher grade would need to be extended to HSG-1. The post of HSG-1 should, therefore, be placed in the revised pay band PB-2 of Rs. 8700-34800 along with grade pay of Rs. 4600 corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 7450-11500. The other posts shall be extended only the corresponding replacement pay band and grade pay.

Dispensaries in Department of Posts

7.6.16    Department of Posts presently runs departmental Dispensaries in some cities and towns. The employees of postal department posted in these cities are not eligible for CGHS facilities. Demands have been received that these employees should also be given the option for being covered under the CGHS, particularly after they have retired. The issue was discussed with Department of Posts which has stated that a proposal was sent to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for merging these Dispensaries with CGHS, but no action has been taken so far. There is strong merit in the proposal made by the Department. The Commission, therefore, recommends that all the Dispensaries presently being run in Department of Posts should immediately be merged with CGHS and all postal employees be covered under the CGHS Scheme, wherever available. This facility should also be extended to the retired postal employees.

Postman and Mail Guard

7.6.17     Historical parity has existed between the post of Constable in CPOs and the analogous post of Mail Guard in Railway Mail Service and Postman in Department of Posts. The Commission has recommended that all the Constables in CPOs shall be placed in the revised PB-1 of Rs. 4800-20200 along with grade pay of Rs. 2000. The Postman in Department of Posts and the analogous post of Mail Guard in Railway Mail Service should also be similarly upgraded and placed in the pay scale of Rs. 3200-4900 corresponding to the revised pay band PB-1 of Rs. 4860-20200 along with grade pay of Rs. 2000.

Translation Officer (French)

7.6.18     Post of Translation Officer (French) exists in the scale of Rs. 6500-10500. It is an isolated post. Higher Scale of Rs. 8000-13500 has been demanded for the post. The minimum qualifications, prescribed for the post includes a Post Graduate degree. The post is, therefore, similar to that of PGTs, who are proposed to be upgraded to Rs. 7500-12000. A similar dispensation may be needed in this case also. It is, therefore, recommended that the post be placed in the scale of Rs. 7500-12000 corresponding to the revised pay band PB-2 of Rs. 8700-34800 along with grade pay of Rs. 4800.

Post Office & Railway Motor Service (PO &RMS) Accountants Cadre

7.6.19     Accountants of this cadre have demanded parity with organized Accounts Cadres. No functional justification exists for the same. The parity with Accounts cadres is, therefore, not recommended. The special allowance of Rs. 150/- presently given to them may be doubled.

Sports Inspectors

7.6.20     Post of Sports Inspectors exists in the scale of Rs. 4500-7000. They have demanded parity with Inspector of Post Offices and RMS who have been given the scale of Rs. 5500-9000. No anomaly exists in their pay scales. Their cadre is not similar to that of Inspectors of Post Offices & RMS, either functionally or as per the hierarchical structure. Only replacement pay band and grade pay may, therefore, be extended in their case. Further, Department of Posts should look into the continued necessity of continuing with these posts.

System Administrators & Marketing Executives

7.6.21     Postal Assistants assigned the jobs of System Administrators & Marketing Executives have demanded creation of a new cadre with higher pay scales. Creation of a new cadre in their case is not functionally justified. The Commission, in any case, is not looking into demands relating to individual cadre reviews. Status quo may therefore need to be maintained especially because the existing scenario allows usage of available manpower for need based multifarious functions.

Revised Pay Bands and Grade Pays for Posts carrying present scales in Group A, B, C &
D except posts for which different revised scales are notified separately

Existing Pay Scale

Revised Pay Structure

Ser

Post/Grade

Existing Pay Scale

Pay Band/Name of Pay Scale

Corresponding Pay Band/Pay Scale

Corresponding Grade Pay

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

1

S-1

2550-55-2660-60-3200

-1S

4440-7440

1300

2

S-2

2610-60-3150-65-3540

-1S

4440-7440

1400

3

S-2(a)

2610-60-2910—65-3300-70-4000

-1S

4440-7440

1600

4

S-3

2650-65-3300-70-4000

-1S

4440-7440

1650

5

S-4

2750-70-3800-75-4400

PB-1

5200-20200

1800

6

S-5

3050-75-3950-80-4590

PB-1

5200-20200

1900

7

S-6

3200-85-4900

PB-1

5200-20200

2000

8

S-7

4000-100-6000

PB-1

5200-20200

2400

9

S-8

4500-125-7000

PB-1

5200-20200

2800

10

S-9

5000-150-8000

PB-2

9300-34800

4200

11

S-10

5500-175-9000

PB-2

9300-34800

4200

12

S-11

6500-200-6900

PB-2

9300-34800

4200

13

S-12

6500-200-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4200

14

S-13

7450-225-11500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

15

S-14

7500-250-12000

PB-2

9300-34800

4800

16

S-15

8000-275-13500

PB-2

9300-34800

5400

17

New Scale

8000-275-13500
(Group A Entry)

PB-3

15600-39100

5400

18

S-16

9000

PB-3

15600-39100

5400

19

S-17

9000-275-9550

PB-3

15600-39100

5400

20

S-18

10325-325-10975

PB-3

15600-39100

6600

21

S-19

10000-325-15200

PB-3

15600-39100

6600

22

S-20

10650-325-15850

PB-3

15600-39100

6600

23

S-21

12000-375-16500

PB-3

15600-39100

7600

24

S-22

12750-375-16500

PB-3

15600-39100

7600

25

S-23

12000-375-18000

PB-3

15600-39100

7600

26

S-24

14300-400-18300

PB-4

37400-67000

8700

27

S-25

15100-400-18300

PB-4

37400-67000

8700

28

S-26

16400-450-20000

PB-4

37400-67000

8900

29

S-27

16400-450-20900

PB-4

37400-67000

8900

30

S-28

14300-450-22400

PB-4

37400-67000

10000

31

S-29

18400-500-22400

PB-4

37400-67000

10000

32

S-30

22400-525-24500

PB-4

37400-67000

12000

33

S-31

22400-600-26000

HAG+ Pay Scale

75500 (Annual Increment 3%)-80000

Nil

34

S-32

24050-650-26000

HAG+ Pay Scale

75500 (Annual Increment 3%)-80000

Nil

35

S-33

26000 (fixed)

Highest Pay Scale

80000 (fixed)

Nil

36

S-34

30000 (fixed)

Cabinet Secretary

90000(fixed)

Nil

(Auth: The First Schedule (See Rules 3 & 4) Part-A Section I of GSR 622(E) dated 29.08.2008)

Gazetted Group A & B

S No.

Post

 Pay Scale
during 5th CPC
(in Rupees)
Pay scale granted by Govt during 6th CPC 
Pay Band
(In Rupees)
Grade Pay 
(in Rupees)
Pay Band No

1

Secretary

26000 Fixed

80000 Fixed

-----

 

2

Member Postal Services Board (HAG+)

24050–650-26000

75500-80000

----

 

4

Higher  Admn Grade Gr “.A”

22400-525-24500

37400-67000

12000

4

5

Senior Admn Grade “A”

18400-500-22400

37400-67000

10000

4

6

Jr. Admn Grade Gr. “A”/Sr PPS

12000-375-16500

15600-39100

7600

3

7.

Jr Admn Grade “A” NFSG/Director MV/Director(OL)

14300-400-18300

37400-67000

8700

4

8

Senior Time scale Group  “A”

10000-325-15200

15600-39100

6600

3

9

Junior Time Scale Group “A”

8000-275-13500

9300-34800

5400

2

10

Gazetted Group “B”

Postal Service Group “B”/

Sr.Postmaster Group ”B”,

Sr. Private Secretary/Accounts Officers

7500-250-12000

9300-34800

4800

2

 

S No.

Post

Pay Scale

during 5th CPC

(in Rupees)

Pay scale granted by Govt during 6th CPC  

 Pay Band

(In Rupees)

Grade Pay (in Rupees)                     

Pay Band No

1

Secretary

26000 Fixed

80000 Fixed

-----

 

2

Member Postal Services Board (HAG+)

24050–650-26000

75500-80000

----

 

4

Higher  Admn Grade Gr “.A”

22400-525-24500

37400-67000

12000

4

5

Senior Admn Grade “A”

18400-500-22400

37400-67000

10000

4

6

Jr. Admn Grade Gr. “A”/Sr PPS

12000-375-16500

15600-39100

7600

3

7.

Jr Admn Grade “A” NFSG/Director MV/Director(OL)

14300-400-18300

37400-67000

8700

4

8

Senior Time scale Group  “A”

10000-325-15200

15600-39100

6600

3

9

Junior Time Scale Group “A”

8000-275-13500

9300-34800

5400

2

10

Gazetted Group “B”

Postal Service Group “B”/

Sr.Postmaster Group ”B”,

Sr. Private Secretary/Accounts Officers

7500-250-12000

9300-34800

4800

2

11

AAO Group “B”

7450-225-11500

9300-34800

4800

2

12

PS in GCS Gr “B”/French Translator/

Dy Manager MMS/ AD (Rectt.)/ Supdt. Sorting/AE (Civil/Electrical) /Assistant Superintendent of Posts

6500-10500

9300-34800

4600

2

Non-Gazetted Staff: - (Group “B”)

SNo

Post

Pay scale

During 5th CPC

(In Rupees)

Pay Scale granted by Government

During 6th CPC

Pay Band

(In Rupees)

Grade Pay

 (In Rupees)

Pay Band No

1

Asstt.(CSS), Steno Gr.`C`(CSSS), JAO, Librarian,

HSG-I

Postmaster/Head Record Officer/Manager RLO/Head Sorting Assistant

6500-200-10500

9300-34800

4600

2

2

Inspector of Posts, Librarian, Statistical Assistant, Asstt. Manager (MMS), Office Supdt. (Postal/Civil/Electrical Circles), Steno Gr. I/Sr. Accountant

5500-175-9000

9300-34800

4200

2

Non-Gazetted Staff: - (Group “C”)

1

HSG-II 

Accountant, Manager RLO, Supervisor Foreign Post, HSG-II SPM/ Dy. PM/ Asstt. PM/ Asstt. Presidency PM, Record Clerk, Sub Record Officer, Head Sorting Assistant, Assistant Manager/ Dy. Manager/Manager PSD/Head Asstt. PSD, Nasik/BCRPA/JE(C&E), Head Clerk (Postal/Electrical Div.)/Steno. Gr.-II

5000-150-8000

9300-34800

4200

2

2

LSG

Dy. PM, Asstt. PM, Dy. Sub PM,  Asstt SPM, SPM, Public Relation Inspector, LSG Supervisor, LSG Record Officer, Sub Record Officer, LSG Asstt., Head Sorting Asstt., Supervisor Gr.I&II, Head Asstt PSD Nasik, Dy. Asstt. Manager, LSG Charge Hand Technical, TBOPPA, Jr Accountant

4500-125-7000

5200-20200

2800

1

3.

Postal Machine Assistant Grade-I, Reader,

4000-100-6000

5200-20200

2400

1

4

Caretaker, UDC

4000-6000

5200-20200

2400

1

5

DRIVER

       
 

(a)  Driver Special Grade

5000-150-8000

9300-34800

4200

2

 

(b)  Driver Grade-I

4500-125-7000

5200-20200

2800

1

 

(c)   Driver Grade-II

4000-100-6000

5200-20200

2400

1

 

(d)   Driver Grade-III

3050-75-3950-80-4590

5200-20200

1900

1

6

Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant, PO & RMS Accountant (Special Pay Rs 180 per Month), Time scale SPM, Platform Inspector (Time scale), Stenographer Grade-III, Time scale clerk, Cashier, Storekeeper.

4000-100-6000

5200-20200

2400

1

7

Postal Machine Asstt Gr.-II, LDC, Lift Operator, Bindery Assistant

3050-75-3950-80-4590

5200-20200

1900

1

8

Dispatch Rider

3050-75-3950-80-4590

5200-20200

1900

1

9

Highly Skilled Artisans Grade-III, II& I

Upholster, Tyreman, Tin& Copper Smith, C   Smith,    Carpenter (MMS),Jointer, Blacksmth, Painter, Motor Vehicle Elean   Welder, Motor Mechanic(Vehicle)

3050-75-3950-80-4590

 (70%Posts)

(20% Posts)

4000-100-6000

(10% Posts)

4500-125-7000

5200-20200

1900

2400

2800

1

1

1

10

(i) Postman /Mail Guard    Entry

(ii) Postman /Mail Guard   TBOP

Postm  (iii) Postman /Mail Guard   BCR

(i) 3200-85-4900

(ii)4000-100-6000

(iii)4500-125-7000

5200-20200

2000

2400

2800

1

1

1

11

Caretaker-cum- Khansama

2750-70-3800-75-4000

5200-20200

1800

1

SEMI SKILLED GROUP D:-

1

Carpenter, Machine man, Binder, Painter, 

 Stamp Vendor, Jamadar , Motor Vehicle

 Mechanic, Motor Vehicle Electrician,

 Carpenter, Painter, Jointer, Tyreman,

 Upholster, Blacksmith, Tin& Copper Smith

  (Semi-skilled)

2650-65-3300-70-4000

5200-20200

1800

1

GROUP D:-

1

Letter box peon, Chowkidar, Water

Carrier, Sweeper, Scavenger, Farash,

Mail Peon, Mailman, Van Peon, Attendant

In Rest House, Cleaner, Form Supplier,

Gardener, Mali

2550-55-2660-60-3200

5200-20200

1800

1

Note: The above information has been compiled based on our knowledge and not authenticated by the DOP as yet)


Specific provisions of interest to Members

1.        Para 1(x) of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) Resolution No. 1/1/2008-I C dated 29th Aug 2008: The Government has modified the recommendations of Commissions relating to Group B Cadres as under:-

(a)     After 4 years of regular service in the entry grade of Rs. 4800 in PB-2, Officers belonging to Delhi and Andaman & Nicobar Islands Civil Service and Andaman & Nicobar Islands Police Service will be granted the non-functional grade of Rs. 5400 in PB-3 and not in PB-2.

(b)     After 4 years of regular service in the Section Officer/Private Secretary/equivalent grade of Rs. 4800 grade pay in PB-2, officers of Central Secretariat Service, Central Secretariat Stenographers Service and other similarly placed HQ services will also be granted the non functional grade of Rs. 5400 in PB-3 and not in PB-2.

(c)     In the IA&AD and all organized accounts cadres, posts of Section Officers and Assistant Audit/Accounts Officers will be merged and placed in PB-2 with grade pay of Rs. 4800 as recommended by the Commission. In modification of Sixth CPC’s recommendations, Audit/Accounts Officers (AOs) will be placed in PB-2 with grade pay of Rs. 5400 and Senior AOs will be placed in PB-3 with grade pay of Rs. 5400/-.

(d)     Group B officers of Ministry of Railways in the pre-revised scale of Rs. 8000-13500 will be granted Grade Pay of Rs. 5400 in PB-3 instead of PB-2.

(e)     Group B officers of Department of Posts, Revenue, etc. will be granted Grade Pay of Rs. 5400 in PB-2 on non-functional basis after 4 years of regular service in the grade pay of Rs. 4800 in PB-2.

2.        Note 2 A below Rule 7 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 notified by Ministry of Finance in GSR 622 (E) dated 29th August 2008: “Where a post has been upgraded as a result of the recommendations of the Sixth CPC as indicated in Part B or Part C of the First Schedule to these Rules, the fixation of pay in the applicable pay band will be done in the manner prescribed in accordance with Clause (A) (i) and (ii) of Rule 7 by multiplying the existing basic pay as on 1.1.2006 by a factor of 1.86 and rounding the resultant figure to the next multiple of ten. The grade pay corresponding to the upgraded scale as indicated in Column 6 of Part B or C will be payable in addition. Illustration 4A in this regard is in the Explanatory Memorandum to these Rules.”

Ministry of Finance vide OM No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 13 Oct 08 has clarified that in cases of upgradation of posts as a result of recommendation of Sixth CPC, the fitment table attached with OM of even number dated 30th Aug 08 corresponding to the pre-revised scale shall be used for the purpose of determination of pay in the pay band. To the pay in the pay band so determined, the grade pay corresponding to the upgraded post is to be added. This will be the revised pay of the Government servant who has been upgraded as a result of Sixth CPC recommendation.

Clarification No. 6 of Ministry of Finance OM No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 13 Sep 2008 prescribes the following:-

(i)                   Where all posts in one or more pre-revised scales are merged with a higher pre-revised scale and given a common replacement scale/grade pay, the suitability of the incumbents need not to be assessed for granting them the higher replacement scale/grade pay and the incumbents will automatically be granted the replacement pay scale/grade pay recommended by the Commission. Their pay will be fixed in accordance with the fitment table annexed to this Department OM of even number dated 30.08.2008.

(ii)                 Similarly, in the case of upgradations recommended by the Pay Commission i.e. where all posts in a particular grade have been granted a higher replacement pay scale/grade pay, the suitability of the incumbents need not be assessed for granting them the higher replacement scale/grade pay. The incumbents will automatically be granted the replacement pay scale/grade pay recommended by the Commission. Their pay in the pay band will be fixed with reference to their fitment table corresponding to pre-revised pay scale. However, the grade pay corresponding to the upgraded post will be granted.

3.       Note 2 below Para 1 of Resolution No. 1/1/2008-I C dated 29th Aug 2008 issued by MOF

‘Grade pay will determine seniority of posts only within cadre’s hierarchy and not between various cadres’.

4.       Revised Pay Structure in Ministry of Communications & Information Technology – Department of Posts notified under Section II of MOF Gazette Notification Nol. GSR 622(E) dated 29th August 2008:

Ser No.

Post

Present Scale

Revised Pay Scale

Corresponding Pay Band & Grade Pay

Para No. of the report

Pay Band

Grade Pay

1

Technical Supervisors in Mail Motor Service

4500-7000

5000-8000

PB-2

4200

7.6.8

2

Artisan Grade I in Mail Motor Service

4000-6000

4500-7000

PB-1

2800

7.6.8

3

Assistant Dir