THE EMPLOYEES of UT Administration will obtain their salaries as per the Punjab Services Rules for this month as a committee constituted to finalise their pay constructions as per the Central Civil Services Rules (CCSR) is but to finalise the pay constructions.
The committee was constituted on April 5 after an announcement stating the merger of UT workers’ providers with the CCSR was made. Union Home Minister Amit Shah had introduced the choice in UT on March 28.
Home Secretary (UT), Nitin Yadav, is the chairman of the eight-member committee comprising the finance secretary, MC commissioner and others. The announcement triggered combined responses and confusion about financial advantages amongst UT workers. Sources mentioned that the pay constructions of solely everlasting workers are being reviewed by the committee. The destiny of short-term and contractual workers will probably be determined later.
“We are confused about our pay structures. We have learnt that though the allowances are much higher in CCSR, the basic salary is lesser. We are yet to receive our salaries as per the recommendations of the 6the Pay Commission, which was only implemented in Punjab recently. Though the committee has sought details about our pay structures from the accounts branch of the police department, it will take time to submit all the relevant details,” an inspector rank police officer of UT Police mentioned.
Home Secretary, Nitin Yadav, mentioned, “There are many aspects which need to be clarified before deciding the revised pay structures of UT employees as per the CCSR. First, many designations/posts which exist in Chandigarh do not exist in the central government and vice-versa. Second is the difference between the number of allowances being given in Punjab versus that to central government employees. Third is the difference between the basic salaries.
Though we have been working tirelessly to finalise the pay structures according to CCSR, I cannot exactly tell the time when the process will be complete. Until the structures are not revised, employees will get the salary as per the previous rules on the pattern of Punjab.”
More than 21,000 workers are working in lots of wings of the UT administration, together with UT Police, Housing Board, and many others.