Saturday, December 19, 2015

Assistant Archivists, Archivists and Scientific Officer to get Higher Grade Pay -7th CPC recommendation

Assistant Archivists, Archivists and Scientific Officer to get Higher Grade Pay -7th CPC recommendation

7th Pay Commission has recommended higher Grade Pay for National Archives of India Posts – Assistant Archivists (GP 4200 to GP 4600), Archivists(GP 4600 to GP 4800) and Scientific Officers (GP 4600 to GP 4800) and a non-functional upgrade to GP 5400 (PB-2) after four years. These employees should be placed at the appropriate level in the Pay Matrix.

7th Pay Commission has recommended higher Grade Pay for Assistant Archivists, Archivists and Scientific Officer of National Archives of India

Seventh Pay Commission has recommended higher Grade Pay for Assistant Archivists (GP 4200 to GP 4600), Archivists(GP 4600 to GP 4800) and Scientific Officers (GP 4600 to GP 4800) of National Archives of India


National Archives of India

Assistant Archivists


Assistant Archivists, presently in GP 4200 are being currently recruited through the Staff Selection Commission. They are the feeder cadre for Archivists who are in the GP 4600.

The Commission has received representation for a higher entry pay scale with GP 4800 for Assistant Archivists. To advance their case they have stated that the entry level education qualification for the post is post-graduation and one year diploma in archival studies or two years experience of research in modern Indian History.

Analysis and Recommendations

The Commission notes that that Assistant Archivists are being currently recruited through the Staff Selection Commission. The ministry in its reply to the Commission have supported the demand of the Association of Indian Archivists and suggested a GP 4800 for Assistant Archivists which is slightly higher than the GP 4600 available for the Assistants of CSS. For the post of Archivists, the ministry has suggested GP 5400 (PB-3).

The Commission taking note of the demands made, reply of the ministry, the role of Archivists and the entry level qualifications recommends as under:

  • The existing cadre of Assistant Archivists should be upgraded to GP 4600 from the existing GP 4200, and then placed at the appropriate level in the Pay Matrix.
  • Accordingly, the Commission recommends upgradation in the pay for the cadre of Archivists to GP 4800 from the existing GP 4600. After upgradation, these employees should be placed at the appropriate level in the Pay Matrix.

    

Assistant  Microphotographist/Assistant  Chemist  and  Microphotographist/ScientificOfficer

The Commission has received representation for a higher entry pay scale with GP 4800 in place of the current GP 4200 for Assistant Microphotographist and Assistant Chemists.

To advance their case they have stated that they are professionals in conservation/preservation of records and have lower entry level pay scales than their counterparts in the National Museum. Similarly for the post of Micro-photographist and Scientific Officer a higher GP 5400 (PB-3) has been sought.

Analysis and Recommendations

The Commission notes that that Assistant Microphotographist and Assistant Chemist are being currently recruited through the Staff Selection Commission and their entry level qualification is graduation. They are the feeder cadre for Microphotographist and Scientific Officer respectively who are in the GP 4600. The essential qualifications for a Scientific Officer is post graduation/Bachelor of Engineering in paper technology with three years experience in research/teaching in a recognised educational institution etc.

The ministry in its reply to the Commission have endorsed the demand of the Association for revision to GP 4800 for the cadre of Assistant Microphotographist and Assistant Chemist. For Microphotographist/Scientific Officer the ministry has recommended GP 5400 (PB-2).

The Commission taking note of the entry level qualification of graduation does not recommend any upgradation in the pay of Assistant Microphotographist and Assistant Chemist.

The Commission is recommending upgradation in the pay for the post of Scientific Officer from the existing GP 4600 to GP 4800, and a non-functional upgrade to GP 5400 (PB-2) after four years. After upgradation, these employees should be placed at the appropriate level in the Pay Matrix.

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