Thursday, 13 March 2014

ग्रेड वेतन केस में अगली तारीख 7 अप्रैल, 2014

प्रिय मित्रो,
अनुवादकों हेतु 4600 रू ग्रेड वेतन की मांग संबंधी कैट केस में 10 मार्च, 2014 को दिल्‍ली कैट में विचाराधीन मामले में अगली तारीख 7 अप्रैल, 2014 नियत की गई है. 

 उल्‍लेखनीय है कि पिछली तारीख पर दोनों पार्टियों 1. राजभाषा विभाग 2. वित्‍त मंत्रालय को चार सप्‍ताह के दौरान अपना उत्‍तर प्रस्‍तुत करने के लिए कहा गया था. यह मियाद 21 फरवरी को समाप्‍त हो गई थी. परंतु 10 मार्च तक भी कोई जवाब प्रस्‍तुत नहीं किया गया है. उधर 10 मार्च को कोर्ट में प्रस्‍तुत हुए सरकारी वकील ने आग्रह किया कि उन्‍हें जवाब दायर करने के लिए और अधिक वक्‍़त दिया जाए. क्‍योंकि यह केस पहले से विभिन्‍न अदालतों द्वारा अनुवादकों के पक्ष में दिए गए फैसलों के आधार पर दायर किया गया है लिहाजा  अनुवादकों की ओर से प्रस्‍तुत वकीलों ने कोर्ट से दूसरे पक्ष को कम से कम वक्‍़त देने का आग्रह किया.  कोर्ट ने सरकारी पक्ष को और समय देते हुए 7 अप्रैल, 2014 तक अपना पक्ष प्रस्‍तुत करने के निदेश दिए हैं. 

ब्‍लॉग के संचालन में आई एक तकनीकी खराबी के कारण हम आपको 4600 केस की अपडेट समय से नहीं दे सके. आप सभी को इस सूचना के लिए प्रतीक्षा करनी पड़ी इसका हमें खेद है. 

Friday, 7 March 2014

Lets March towards Merger of Junior and Senior Translators.

Dear Friends, 7th pay commission has already been constituted. Soon they will start inviting representations from different stakeholders. But the big question here is, Are we ready for representing our demands ? Do we really know what and how we have to represent? If our representatives are interested in taking translator's views into account ? Among many issues, one pertains to the merger of Junior and Sr. Translators, which is just an absurdity for many of us. We are also aware of some so called logics for this differentiation, which lack any sound reason. This issue has been in the air for years but never chased seriously. Once again we are on the door-step of a new pay-commission. Mr. Deepak Dagar, Jr. Translator, Ministry of Economic Affairs is throwing some light on this issue. Lets us all think, discuss and decide how to proceed further on this issue.


Deepak Dagar
Demand regarding the merger of aforesaid posts was raised at various times. As per the averments of the pervious association, a couple of years back, a proposal was made to the Cadre Reviewing Committee that these posts should be merged and designated as Translation Officer. This proposal was considered by the Department of Official Language and the Department of Expenditure during the process of Cadre Review, but the same was rejected by the Dept. of Expenditure and reasons for the rejection are still not known to the public in general except that the proposal became a victim of whims and fancies of few of our own  seniors. Rumors and stories are galore in this regard. Thereafter, no one endeavored for review on that proposal. At present, nothing is being done by current association in this aspect.

Now the time has awarded us another opportunity for this merger and definitely we should utilize it by representing this proposal to the 7th Pay Commission.

In case, the merger is accepted by the Pay Commission, pay and all other disparities between senior and junior translator will come to an end and in pursuant to the judgement of the Hon'ble Apex Court next MACP will be equivalent to Grade Pay of Assistant Director. Consequently, it will be highly beneficial for Junior Translators in pecuniary nature.

It is pertinent to mention here that this process will not affect any seniority; the seniority of all translators will remain same whatever is right now.


If aforesaid merger could not be feasible due to any technical obstacle, in this case the post of Senior Translator may be designated as Translator Officer and it should be upgraded as Group – B (Gazetted) post in equivalent of the post of Section Officer (With 4800 GP).  Since, in past, senior translator was enjoying the pay scale of Section Officer. This disparity was raised only after 2006.

In this second scenario Junior Translator will be equivalent of Assistant (CSS) and Senior Translator will be equivalent of Section Officer (CSS).

To take a decision in aforesaid both situations is not beyond the jurisdiction of 7th Pay Commission.  But, unfortunately, present stakeholders of any association are not doing and also not trying to do anything in this aspect while the matter is already in their knowledge. It’s the call of time that we should come together and must do all possible efforts in this aspect and all responsible and relevant persons must furnish their strategy in this regard.  Now we are on doorstep where we have to decide whether we would like to keep ourselves tight-lipped or demand for that which is just, fair and reasonable. The associations must also disclose their strategy, if any.

Lets' come together and raise the voice.