Sunday, January 31, 2010


While we are all clear about what the DOPT's MACP order says, the AUPO protest relates to how DG,AIR's order subverts the DOPT order.

The covering letter of the DGAIR MACP order for 147 Pexs clearly states that the ORDER IS FOR PEXS and upgradations are based on 10, 20, and 30 years of service.

The DG AIR MACP list then indicates in two columns
a) date of joining and
b) No of upgradations.

Everyone on the list is a Pex (according to the covering letter). There is however no indication whether a person joined as a Trex or as a Pex.

This is further complicated as one upgradation is shown against the handful of direct recruit PEX of 1991 on the list, while 2 upgradations are indicated
against about a hundred odd Trexs of 1988 (Panigrahi etc) .

In the first place, Trexs and Pexs should not have been put in the same list .If they are on the same list, it had to be strictly as per the Pexs seniority list.

In the case of a Trex who has received one promotion it should have been indicated that the person has already got one promotion (to the grade of Pex) and is eligible for 1 uppgradation. 2 upgradations cannot be shown against some one who has already received one promotion like Panigrahi ( and that too while interspersing his name with that of direct recruit pexs.)

The MACP list in its present form is one of these weird lists issued by DG AIR . It is a deliberately selective list . The manner in which it has been issued without considering the senior unpromoted Pexs on the seniority list is plainly illegal.

In all other departments of the Government , the MACP is issued on the basis of the seniority list. It cannot be issued in a pick and chose manner as has been done here.

As a result of this irregular and selective MACP order , a Pex of 1982, 1983 and 1984 serving without a single promotion for over 25 years - (Devika Moktan, RC Gopal, Vimalasenan Nair, Subramanium, Amlan Majumdar etc get a grade pay of 5400 as they are ad hoc ASDs. Since they have not been granted MACP, their grade pay will be the same as that of a Trex of 1988 . i.e 5400.

The Pexs of 1988 (250 odd persons with 22 years service ) and those who joined in 1991 ( another 250 persons) continue on the grade pay 4800.

As the AUPO protest letter indicates, because of this irregular MACP order, if today a 1988/1991 Pex goes on tour with a 1988 Trex, the direct recruit Pexs will be eligible only for a room rent of Rs 500 whereas a Trex of 1988 will get Rs 1500.

The DR Pex of 1988 will travel by train, while the Trex who joined in the same year(1988) will be elgible to travel by AIR.
The same goes for Government housing and other facilities .

While every eligible person should get its due, it cannot be clearly done in this fashion.

This whimsical list has been issued so that individuals will approach DG AIR staff or the PSA and plead to get their names on the next batch of persons who are cleared.

Such a list based on PICK and CHOSE also gives amble scope for CORRUPTION and needs to be protested country wide . DG AIR has to follow the practice of all other Government departments.

Not finding our CRs is not an excuse. Those who are the custodians of our CRs must explain where our CRs are.

It is also being wrongly suggested that the CRs of the seniors have been sent to the Ministry for the review DPC. This is a blatant lie, because not even one direct recruit of 1988/1991 is on the list of persons who have been included in the review DPC list.

A MACP in this disgraceful fashion, is one more slap on the face of the direct recruit Pexs by the PSA in connivance with the administration. The present PSA leadership have already worked hand in hand with the administration to ensure that contractual service of Producers/Science Officers are treated as regular service.
There is a limit to the lies and nonsense.


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