EOs for removing discrepancies in pay scale, submit Memo to CS

Agriculture and Horticulture Extension Officers Association Himachal Pradesh submitted a memorandum to Chief Secretary R.D.  Dhiman and Principal Secretary Agriculture   Rakesh Kanwar here today seeking removing discrepancies in their pay scale. President of state A&HEOA  Ashwani Thakur along with others NGOs leader  submitted a memorandum of pay scale to the government  to remove  discrepancies in their pay scale here today.  Agriculture Extension Officers demanded that they should also awarded grade pay equivalent to Junior Engineer of  Public Work Department.  The EOs also stated that they received a grade pay equivalent to JBT from 2nd pay commission to 5th pay commission.  The officers had also brought this matter in the knowledge of Chief Minister  Jai Ram Thakur and also submitted the memorandum to Agriculture Minister  Virender Kanwar.  The Vice President of Association Dr.  Naveen Naik informed that recruitment of Agriculture Extension Officers is made through Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission , Hamirpur and qualification for appearing in the test is BSC Agriculture (hons.) which is a professional degree.  The Agriculture Extension Officers are longing for 10300 plus 4200 grade pay like other categories . They said that 6th pay commission recommended different pay scale to various categories creating financial disparity among the beneficiary.  But as far as Agriculture Extension Officers are concerned, they neither received financial benefits due to 6th pay commission nor rider efficacy in any terms.  The officers raised their voice that such kind of disparities should be removed and they should get grade pay of 10300 us 4200.

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