Frustrated with delay in restoration of full IDA for public sectors executives, causing two sets of DA in CPSEs for two sets of employees, NCOA has been compelled to go in protest mode against DPE. This will cause even bigger controversy when IDA will cross 25%, causing increase in HRA for non-executives, likely in next quarters. If nor corrected, officers HRA will remain unrevised. This will cause two separate set of HRA rates also, unprecedented in the history. The letter written by NCOA to Secretary DPE is given below for the benefit of the viewers of www.indianpsu.com –
Subject : Protest Notice against the discrepancy created in IDA w.e.f 01- 01-2017 after unfreezing circular
This has reference to our earlier letter dated 03-08 -2021 with regard to the OM Under Ref: W-02/0039/2017-DPE(WC)/GL-II/21 dated 02-08-2021 ,W-02/0002/2014- DPE(WC )-GL- III/2021 dated 02-08-2021 and W-02/0004/2014-DPE (WC)-GL-IV/2021 dtd 03-08-2021 on the subject matter of unfreezing of DA and revised rate of DA for the executives under 2017 scale, 2007 scale and 1997 scale respectively.
It is a matter the revised rates are that of April 2021 ie; 23.2%, 170.5% and 356.7% respectively for 2017 scale, 2007 scale and 1997 scale respectively. Actual rate effective from 01-07-2021 for 2017 scale is 24.6%, for 2007 scale it is 173.6% and 361.9% respectively.
Adding to the injury of DA freeze for the past, unfreezing circular was another assault on the executives by paying two different percentage of DA for workers and executives. Despite our request to correct this discrepancy, DPE is keeping a silence over the referred discrimination, which has lead to widespread agony amongst the officers of CPSEs and so National General Council meeting of NCOA held at Delhi on 12-09- 2021 has decided to have the following protest actions.
- Wearing Black Badge/Mask on 07-10-2021
- Conducting protest dharna in front of DPE office and at respective CPSEs on 28-10-2021
Hence it is requested to take immediate action to resolve the issue and avoid dragging the CPSE executives to the street.