introduction of Grade Pay.
It is mentioned in the joint circular by award staff unions.
My view on Grade Pay is:
I do not support grade pay.
The load should be on basic pay only.
Grade pay concept will spoil all future benefits.
Grade pay in central govt., was introduced to neutralise
the clubbing of two or more scale of pay.
In banks there is only one pay scale for clerks and Substaff as well.
If scale 1,2 and 3 of officers are merged ,
then grade pay may be necessary.
However let us wait for final outcome.
Till such time let us express our concerns to give pressure to unions to take right decisions.