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Benefit of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme to the Pharmacist category-reckoning GP 4200/- (PB-2) as entry Grade Pay for granting financial upgradation under MACPS

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Benefit of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme to the Pharmacist category-reckoning GP 4200/- (PB-2) as entry Grade Pay for granting financial upgradation under MACPS-reg.

No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 10

Dated: 22/12/2016

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Benefit of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme to the Pharmacist category-reckoning GP 4200/- (PB-2) as entry Grade Pay for granting financial upgradation under MACPS-reg.
Ref: NFIR’s letter No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 10 dated 30/08/2016 addressed to Rly., Bd.

Federation vide its letter No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 10 dated 30/08/2016 on the subject invited Board’s attention to the O.M. No. 22011/10/84-Estt. (D) dated 4th February 1992 circulated by DoP&T wherein criteria has been laid down vide Para 2.2 to treat the placement of employees on upgradation to higher replacement scale without higher responsibilities or higher qualification but with higher eligibility service as appointment. In the said communication the case of Pharmacist GP 2800/- (PB-1) to GP 4200/- (PB-2) has been cited which is fully covered under the said instructions of DoP&T. The Federation has accordingly requested the Railway Board to review the case afresh and issue suitable clarification treating the placement of Pharmacist to GP 4200/- as appointment. A period of more than three months has passed, unfortunately neither clarification has been issued nor progress on the action taken has been conveyed to the Federation. A copy of Federation’s communication dated 30/08/2016 is enclosed or ready reference.

NFIR, therefore, once again requests the Railway Board to kindly consider the points mentioned in Para 2.2 of the DoP&T O.M. dated 4th February 1992 and issue clarification early to the GMs of Zones etc., so that the staff could avail the benefit of MACPS as a result of reckoning entry into the GP 4200/- as appointment. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)

No. IV/MACPS/09/Pt.10.

30.08.2016

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi.

Dear Sir,
Sub: Benefit of financial up-gradation under MACPS to the Pharmacist category – Reckoning GP Rs.4200/-  PB-2 as entry Grade Pay for granting financial up-gradation under MACPS -reg.

Railway Board’s attention is invited to Para 2.2 of DOPT O.M. No. 22011/10/84-Estt(D) dated 4th February, 1992 which is reproduced below:

“2.2. Where the up-gradation involves a higher replacement scale without higher responsibilities or higher qualifications but with a higher eligibility service, the incumbent need not be assessed for their suitability but it should be ensured that they have completed the requisite qualifying service for appointment to the upgraded post. In case they had completed the qualifying service on or before the date notified by the Government, they may be appointed to the upgraded post from that date. In the case of other who fulfill the qualifying service on a later date, they should be appointed to the upgraded post from the date on which they complete the qualifying service. This would be subject to the condition that irrespective of the date of appointment, the original seniority of the incumbent in the grade prior to up-gradation will be maintained for appointment to the upgraded post”.

The Railway Board is aware that those pharmacists who have put in 2 years service in Grade Pay Rs.2800/- (PB-1) were upgraded to the next Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- (PB-2). This up-gradation has to be termed as “appointment” in terms of Para 2.2 of DOP&T O.M. dated 4th February, 1992.

The Railway Board vide letter No.PV/2009/ACP/2 dated 20th April, 2011 addressed to the GMs had however clarified that every financial up-gradation has to be treated as an up-gradation and accordingly placement of Pharmacists in Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- in PB-2 on completion of 2 years regular service in the Grade Pay of Rs.2800/- in PB-1 has been counted/treated as one up-gradation under the MACP Scheme. This clarification of the Railway Board is contrary to Para 2.2 of DOP&T O.M. dated 4th February, 1992. In the said Para 2.2 of DOP&T O.M., it has been clearly stated that where the up-gradation involves only a higher replacement scale without any additional responsibility/higher qualification but with a higher eligibility service, the incumbents need not be assessed for their suitability, but it should be ensured that they have completed the requisite qualifying service for “appointments” to the upgraded post.

The Pharmacists of GP Rs.2800/- (PB-1) have been upgraded to GP Rs.4200/- (PB-2) having fulfilled 2 years service prescribed in the grade pay of Rs.2800/-. Their entry into Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- (PB-2) has to be treated as “appointment” in terms of Para 2.2 of DOP&T O.M. dated 4th February, 1992, thus they are required to be considered for granting financial up-gradations under MACPS.

NFIR therefore requests the Railway Board to kindly review the case a fresh and issue clarification, allowing benefit of MACPS to the Pharmacist category duty reckoning entry into the Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- as “appointment”.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Comments of BPMS on the recommendations of 7th CPC

Justification for higher Grade Pay to Pharmacist and Anomaly in Radiographer – BPMS

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)
(RECOGNISED BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVT. OF INDIA)
CENTRAL OFFICE: 2-A, NAVEEN MARKET, KANPUR – 208001, PH & FAX : (0512) 2332222
MOBILE: 0915733686, 09235729390, 09335621629, WEB : www.bpms.org.in

REF: BPMS / OFB / 7th CPC / 251 (8/2/M)

Dated: 05.12.2015

To,
The DGOF & Chairman,
Ordnance Factory Board,
10 A, S K Bose Road,
Kolkata – 700001

Kind Attention: Shri S K Sinha, DDG/IR

Subject: Annexure of Views / Comments of BPMS on the recommendations of 7th CPC.
Reference: This federation’s letter of even no. dated 01.12.2015

Respected Sir,
With due regards, your attention is invited to the letter cited under reference which has been sent in response to OFB letter No. 11/7th CPC/2015, Dated 27.11.2015 wherein it is mentioned that detailed justification for upgradation of Grade Pay of ‘Pharmacist’ from Rs. 2800 to Rs. 4200 for direct entry. Hence, following justification is submitted for kind consideration:-

 

1. It must be kept in the mind some of the factors while determining the pay scale of a particular cadre are like the source and mode of recruitment/appointment, the qualifications, the nature of work, the value judgment, responsibilities, reliability, experience, confidentiality and functional requirement etc.

 

2. In OFB organizational as well as other Ministries/Departments, Pharmacists are directly recruited through open competition.

 

3. The educational qualification of Pharmacists in OFB is Class XII in Science + two years Diploma in Pharmacy + three months training + Certificate of Registration with Pharmacy Council.

 

4. The educational qualification of Pharmacist is not inferior to Chargeman (Tech) or Junior Engineer whose education qualification is Class X with Science + three years Diploma in Engineering Branches. Chargeman (Tech) / Junior Engineers are recruited in the Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/-.

 

5. Duties of Registered Pharmacists to their Patients : Patient Counseling; Upon receipt of a prescription (prescription drug order) and following a review of the patient’s record, a Registered Pharmacist shall personally initiate discussion of matters that will enhance or optimize drug therapy with each patient or care given of such patient. Such discussion shall be in person, whenever practicable or by telephone and shall include appropriate elements of patient counseling. Such elements may include the (1) Name and description of the drugs, (2) The dosage form, dose, route of administration, and duration of drug therapy, (3) Intended use of the drug and expected action, (4) Special directions and precautions for the drug, (5) Common severe side effects or adverse effects or interactions and therapeutic contra indications that may be encountered, including their avoidance, and the action required if they occur, (6) Techniques for self monitoring drug therapy, (7) Proper storage of drugs, (8) Prescription refill information, (9) Action to be taken in the event of a missed dose, (10) To ensure rational use of drugs. The Pharmacist shall maintain the records pertaining to drugs administered to the patients (drug card) that may be utilized for the evaluation of the drug therapy. The Pharmacist is authorized (as a Health care professional) to undertake process and outcome research, health promotion and education and provide health information and also to undertake the Pharmacoepidemiological studies.

 

A registered pharmacist shall undertake a pharmaceutical assessment of every prescription presented for dispensing. Assessment of the prescription should include but not be limited to assessment of whether; (i) The prescription is legally valid, (ii) The prescription includes an appropriate dosage form and appropriate route of administration, (iii) Prescription is appropriate to the patient’s condition, (iv) Duration of treatment is correct, (v) Prescription is appropriate according to patient’s Para-meters (age, weight etc.) and previous medication, (vi) Prescription is compatible with other medications, (vii) Prescription is consistent with formulary and guidelines, if nay Confidence/Secrecy; Confidences concerning individual or domestic life entrusted by patients to a registered Pharmacist and defects in the disposition or character of patients observed during medical attendance shall never be revealed unless their revelation is required by the laws of State. Prognosis: The registered pharmacist shall neither exaggerate nor minimize the gravity of a patient’s condition. He shall ensure himself that the patient, his relatives or his responsible friends have such knowledge of the patient’s condition as will serve the best interest of the patient and the family. Obligations to Sick; Though a registered Pharmacist is not bound to attend each and every person asking his service, he shall not only be ever ready to respond to the calls of the sick and the injured, but shall be mindful of the high character of his mission and the responsibility he discharges in the course of his professional duties.

 

Public and Community Health; Pharmacist, especially those engaged in public health work, shall enlighten the public concerning quarantine regulations and measures for the prevention of epidemic and communicable diseases. At all times the registered Pharmacist shall notify the constituted public health authorities of every case of communicable disease under his care, in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations of the health authorities. When an epidemic occurs a registered s registered Pharmacist shall not abandon his duty for fear of contracting the disease himself.

 

6. Other Responsibilities: Pharmacist is the person, responsible for procurement of medicines as per requirement of hospital / patient from different sources of sully. He, apart from huge stick of medicines, holds charge of all medical equipments distributed in different departments of hospitals. He is responsible for proper servicing and repair of delicate and very costly equipments.

 

It is worth to be noted that 80% – 90% patients who are visiting Out Patient Department of the hospital do come into the contact of the Pharmacist to obtain the various services mentioned herein above.

 

From above, it is crystal clear that Pharmacists deserve for grant of higher entry grade pay of Rs. 4200/- instead of Rs. 2800/-. Hence, now the time has come to consider the above averments in correct perspective to upgrade the entry pay of Pharmacist by the Department / Ministry / Government of India because the scope of interference through judicial review is extremely limited because the Court does not normally substitute its own views for those of expert bodies like the Pay Commission unless glaring infirmities are established. Radiographers: I would like to invite your attention to the Para 7.7.49 of the recommendations of 07th CPC wherein it is mentioned that Radiographers of Defence Establishments, the entry level qualification is class XII with Science + three years Diploma in Radiography in the Grade Pay of Rs. 2800/-.

 

Contrary to above, Radiographers working in Ordnance Factory Organization are continuing drawing pay in the pay scale of Rs. (5000 – 8000) (Pre-revised) or Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- as per MOD ID No. PC-II-7(3)/2001/1/D(FY-I), dated 26.10.2010 and the revision of Recruitment Rules (SRO 88, Dated 03.08.2005) to incorporate the same is under process. Hence, entry pay of Radiographers in OFB will be revised to the corresponding replacement Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- subsequent to the implementation of 7th CPC.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours
(M P SINGH)
General Secretary

Source: PBMS

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