Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(Pay Commission Cell)
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg
All Heads of Circle
Subject: Grant of Minimum entry pay in the 6th CPC Pay structure w.e.f. 2006 to all direct recruited employees who were appointed prior to 01.01.2006- reg.
In Karnataka Circle, some of Postmen who were appointed prior to 01.01.2006 and their pay was fixed as of Rs 7,880 (Rs 5880+2000(GP)) on 01.01.2006 on implementation of 6th CPC recommendations, have filed OAs before the Hon’ble CAT Bangalore Bench claiming minimum pay of Rs 8,460 ( Rs 6,460 +2000) at par with postmen who were appointed as DR on or after 01.01.2006. The Hon’ble CAT held that they were entitled to get a minimum pay of Rs 6460+200=8460 from 01.01.2006 onwards at par with Postmen who were appointed as DRs on or after 01.02.2006.
2. Consequent upon dismissal of WP and SLP filed the Department; the matter was examined in consultation with the Department of Legal Affairs & Department of Expenditure. The Department of Expenditure on examination of the case advised that the Department may send a proposal for extending the similar benefits of minimum entry pay in pay structure of 6th CPC w.e.f. 01.01.2206to all employees who appointed as DRs prior to 01.01.2006 to all employees who appointed as DRs prior to 01.01.2006 and their pay fixed on 01.01.2006 happens to be lower than the minimum entry pay of the employees appointed as DRs on or after 01.01.2006 along with the financial implications.
3. I am therefore directed to request you to kindly arrange to furnish the financial implications on arrears and recurring cost involved in all similar cases at the earliest taking further course of action in the matter.
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)