Educational Qualification : 12th Standard with typing speed 40 wpm/ Knowledge of operating
Mode of Selection: By highly qualified examinations conducted by the Staff Selection
Duties prescribed : Doing the work of various sections of Administrative branches of the
Office, operation of computer, noting/drafting on the matters of the
section dealt. Doing Accounts work, Income Tax, Budget work etc.
And all the work assigned by the officer from time to time.
1. Lower Division Clerks in the Central Government Office have been
appointed through Staff Selection Commission by conducting highly
2. Major Departments have upgraded the post by granting 4000-6000/4500-7000 pre-revised pay scale through cadre restructuring.
The pay band of Group D, LDC & UDC are same. The status of one
particular post in the Sixth Pay Commission is considered by grade pay.
The grade pay of LDC is Rs. 1900/ whereas a group D getting MACP will be
placed in a grade pay of Rs. 2400/. This is highly demoralizing.
In the subordinate offices viz NSSO, LDCs have been allotted major
sections/work viz. Establishment, Accounts, Budget, Income Tax, Store
etc., worth to do by Assistant and Office Superintendents(grade pay
4200) with the responsibility of noting & drafting of the respective
seats. (Please see work allotment to the LDCs by some Regional Offices
of NSSO in Annexure I to IV). Moreover, several of the Ministerial
Cadres in the offices of Government of India especially in the smaller
offices are lying vacant, the duties and responsibilities of the such
posts has to be forcibly shares by the staff on roll in public interest
which ultimately falls on the shoulders of LDCs/UDCs.
5. The LDC/
UDC in the Central Government offices especially in the smaller office
are highly trained to handle computers, the offices who got trained them
to handle the computers have not bothered to recommend the upgradation
of their scale/grade pay at-least to the minimum of the EDP staff. The
working of the EDP staff and LDC are different. The EDP has only to
enter the data given to them into a specific programme where as the LDC
has to create data/letters in connection with sections allotted to them
and type(including typing it by creating minor programmes in the MS
Excel etc) it in various software applications.
6. A comparative
study of the duties and pay scale granted to group D and LDC during 5th
& 6th Pay Commissions are given below:
(i) COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE SCALES DURING 5TH PAY COMMISSION
Educational Qualification : 8th Standard
Mode of Selection : By local offices from the list of candidates supplied by the EE
Duties prescribed : To carry messages, papers, registers, files, circulars, letters etc. from
one place to another inside office or outside. To affix stamp on
letters/parcel. Assist Dispatch clerk. To attend officers etc in connection
with their official duties
IN UTTAR PRADESH GROUP D STAFF PAY SCALE IS HIGHER THAN LDC. THEY ARE GETTING 2000 GRADE PAY.