Change the name of posts of Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Upper Division Clerk (UDC) and Assistants – Dopt seeks suggestions
DoPT seeks suggestions on the proposal under consideration to change the name of posts of LDC, UDC and Assistants of CSCS / CSS.
G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No.21/12/2010-CS.I(P), dated the 17.08.2015
Subject: Proposal to change nomenclature of posts of CSCS/CSS
The undersigned is directed to say that this Department is considering a proposal to change nomenclature of posts of Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS) and Central Secretariat Service (CSS), as under:
|S.No.||Existing Designation||Service||Proposed Designation|
|(i)||Assistant||css||Assistant Section Officer (ASO)|
|(ii)||UDC||cscs||Senior Secretariat Assistant (SSA)|
|(iii)||LDC||cscs||Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)|
2. All concerned may give their inputs/suggestions on the proposal latest by 18th September, 2015 at the e-mail id given below.
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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Steps taken for changing the designation of LDC, UDC and Assistant are praiseworthy but it is needed to be done in each & every Central Govt. organisations/Statutory bodies/ autonomous bodies/other central sector organisations/Govt. of India undertakings as a whole. Therefore, instead of proposed nomenclature, JSA(LDC), SSA(UDC) meant to be for Central Secretariat, New Delhi, it may be commonly re-designated simply as Junior Assistant(LDC) and Senior Assistant(UDC).
In case of re-designation of Assistant post, the proposed nomenclature, Assistant Section Officer is correct wherever Section Officer post is alive as it means to be assisting the Section Officer. But in case of availability of Superintendent post in the organisation which is treated as equivalent to the post of Section Officer, the designation of Assistant Superintendent will be correct. Such way, wherever Manager post treated as equivalent to Section Officer/ Superintendent, the designation Assistant Manager will be proper.
In the above context, it may be appropriate, if the post of Section Officer/Superintendent of the departments is re-designated simultaneously as “Manager” in all the departments of Central Government organisations, because there is nothing to be guided/ supervised in the standard/ prescribed official processing but required to be managed all the works in all the circumstances promptly in the public interest without depending on subordinates’ presence, as like as the Banks where Manager sometimes sit in the Cash Counter in the absence of Cashier on leave for payment to the public/customers. The proposed post “Manager” in the Central Government departments will make the incumbent more responsible than the post of Section Officer/ Superintendent who used to surrender the responsibility to the subordinates/refuse to dispose off the public works promptly by involving own-self independently.
Josan B.V. says
Equal Pay is for equal work … was our country forgetting the basic of our constitution. Equality everywhere but in Central Government Services “equality” decided by Certain Bureaucrats of Secretariate. Had they forgotten the selection procedures? Are they making some elite class in Delhi? What would be there Salary when they are transferred outside to a subordinate staff on own request? If they do it for Secretariate Service only I must say it is ridiculous and not for the interest of Public Service.
Pramod Srivastav says
All cadre employees should be considered in the same manner for changing nomenclature as well as consideration of pay scale. What is the ground of ignoring LDC/UDC of subordinate offices? Our voice must be raised against injustice.
MATHEW T ABRAHAM says
Now CSS and Subordinate service LDC, UDC, Assistant format is running. If DOPT wants to change the name of designation it would be done all over India, irrespective of CSS or Subordinate service. By increasing the respectability off CSS staff why to ignore Subordinate staff. Both are recruited through SSC and posted to CSS or Subordinate. The qualification criteria is the same, recruitment process is the same, pay scales are the same, except for Assistants, which was same at the time of implementation of the 6th CPC but later upgraded to GP of 4600. Now CSS LDC, UDC & Assistant will get higher pay scales by changing the nomenclature of the posts. It is injustice to Subordinate staff. The rule of equality before law to every employee to be implemented.
ANIL KUMAR KR says
What about LDCs and UDCs of other cadres.
A K Nigam says
Assistant – Assistant Section Officer Gr.-I
UDC——-Assistant Section Officer Gr.-II
LDC——-Assistant Section Officer Gr.-III
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