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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pay scale of Pharmacists - Recommendation of the Fast Track Committee

While approving the Report of the Sixth Central Pay Commission, the Government referred the matter related to the demandsmade in regard to pay scales of certain common category posts of Pharmacists was one of the items referred to the Committee. The recommendation of the Fast Track Committee regarding the pay scales of the common category posts of Pharmacists has sincebeen reveived. The Committee has recommended that the entry grade of Pharmacists in Central Government should remain at grade pay of Rs.2800 in the pay band PB-1. However, on completion of 2 years service in the entry grade, all the incumbents should be granted non-functional upgradation to the next higher grade having grade pay of Rs.4200 in the pay band PB-1

The recommendation of the Fast Track Committee regarding the pay scale of Pharmacists has been considered by the Government and it has benn decided to accept the same. Accordingly, the following pay structure is approved for the common category posts of Pharmacists cadre w.e.f. 1.1.2006 :-
Pharmacist (Entry Grade) 4500-7000 Grade Pay of 2800 in PB-1 Entry grade for Pharmacist Cadre: Essential minimum educational qualifications of 10+2 plus 2 years Diploma in Pharmacy and Registration with State Pharmacy Council.
Pharmacist II 5000-8000 Grade Pay of 4200 in PB-2 Pharmacist Gr.II and I will be merged and designated as Pharmacist (Non-Functional Grade.) This grade to be granted to Pharmacist (Entry Grade) on non-functional basis after 2 years of service in the grade pay of Rs.2800
Pharmacist I 5000-8000 Grade Pay of 4200 in PB-2 Pharmacist Gr.II and I will be merged and designated as Pharmacist (Non-Functional Grade.) This grade to be granted to Pharmacist (Entry Grade) on non-functional basis after 2 years of service in the grade pay of Rs.2800
Consequent upon the implementation of the above pay structure, promotion from Pharmacists (Entry Grade) to the next higher grade of Pharmacist (Non-Functional Grade) having grade pay of Rs.4200 will be delinked from vacancies and will become non-functional and time-bound. In the case of Organizations like the Ordnance Factory Board, where all the Pharmacists posts are presently in the grade pay of Rs.2800 in the pay band PB-1, the implementation of the above pay sturcture will result in the introduction of the new Non-Functional Grade having grade pay of Rs.4200 in the pay band PB-2