GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
S. No. PC-VI/ 238
New Delhi, dated 19.11.2010
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per mailing list)
Subject: Placement of Pharmacists in the Entry Grade Pay of Rs.4200/-(NFG) on completion of 2 years service in the Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
In terms of Board’s letter No.PC-VI/2009/1/RSRP/10 dated 30.03.2010, the Pharmacists (Entry Grade) in the pre-revised scale Rs.4500-7000 have been granted Grade Pay Rs.2800 in Pay Band-1 (Rs.5200-20200) w.e.f.01.01.2006. On completion of two years of regular service in the Grade Pay of Rs.2800, the Pharmacists (Entry Grade) in PB-1 (Rs.5200-20200) are eligible to be granted non-functional upgradation to the next higher Grade Pay of Rs.4200 in the Pay Band-2 (Rs.9300-34800).
2. A reference has been received from NFIR stating that some of the Zonal Railways are insisting on rendering of two years service by the Pharmacists in Grade Pay Rs.2800 for being placed in Pay Band-2, Grade Pay Rs.4200 in the revised pay structure ignoring the service rendered by them in the pre-revised pay scale Rs.4500-7000 and requested for issue of suitable clarification to the effect that the service put in by them in the pre-revised scale of Rs.4500-7000 which corresponds to Grade Pay Rs.2800/-should also be taken into account for counting two years service in Grade Pay Rs.2800 stipulated in Board’s letter No.PC-VI/2009/I/RSRP/10 dated 30.03.2010.
3. The matter has been considered in Board’s Office and it is clarified that the regular service rendered by the Pharmacists in the pre-revised scale Rs.4500-7000 should be counted as service in Grade Pay of Rs.2800 for being placed in Non-functional Grade of Pharmacists in Pay Band-2 (Rs.9300-34800), Grade Pay Rs.4200 in terms of Board’s letter No.PC-Vl/2009/I/RSRP/10 dated 30.03.2010
4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.