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Civil servants from Delhi, other UTs demand pay parity

Perturbed with the alleged step-motherly treatment meted out to them by the Centre, more than 350 officers of Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar, Lakshdweep, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli Civil Services (DANICS) working in Delhi have now sought help of MPs and members of Delhi legislative assembly.

delhi Updated: Mar 13, 2010 00:37 IST
Atul Mathur

Perturbed with the alleged step-motherly treatment meted out to them by the Centre, more than 350 officers of Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar, Lakshdweep, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli Civil Services (DANICS) working in Delhi have now sought help of MPs and members of Delhi legislative assembly.

They are demanding timely promotions and pay scales as available to their counterparts in different states.

While at least three Delhi MPs have recently written to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Union Home Minister P. Chidamabram and the minister of state in union personnel ministry to look into their pending issues, 21 Delhi MLAs have come out in their support.

A motion in this regard is likely to be moved in the upcoming Budget session of the Assembly, officers said. The Delhi assembly had passed a similar motion in 1998 and later Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit also wrote to the home minister requesting him to look into the issue.

The officers, serving on various key posts in different state government departments, complained that despite being managed by the central government as a central civil service, the DANICS officers have limited promotional opportunities leading to stagnation and demoralisation.

According to officers, a DANICS officer is eligible to be inducted into the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) after rendering eight years of service. However, officers alleged that it takes them more than 27 years to break into the IAS.