In 1990, the new cadre of Phone Mechanic was introduced. Gr. D officials, on qualifying in the departmental examination and completion of due training were promoted to the PM cadre. In Tamilnadu circle, for want of vacancies some of such officials could not be given the promotion. As decided in JCM DC they were temporarily posted as Linemen and promoted to PM later on. The pay drawn in LM post was taken while fixing their pay in PM cadre and subsequently in the pension also. But, recently the Pr. CCA of Tamilnadu circle arbitrarily reduced their Last Pay Drawn and Pension. CHQ has taken up the case. The letter from CHQ is attached hereunder.