7th Pay Commission recommends replacement pay levels for Radiographers
Radiographers : Radiographers have demanded that their pay scale may be raised to GP 4800 from the existing GP 2800. They have also demanded that the entry level qualification be raised to B.Sc. (Radiography) or equivalent degree. This demand has been made to keep pace with
advancements in Radiography.
The Commission notes that the entry level educational qualification for Radiographers is Class XII with Science + Diploma or Certificate in Radiography (Two years duration) + one year experience.
The existing hierarchy of Radiographers is as follows:
IMA Report has concluded that the salary levels for Radiographers in the private sector are much lower compared to that in the government/CPSUs. IIMA Report has also pointed out that in the private sector, Radiographers have a relatively low career progression.
The Commission notes that Radiography has emerged as one of the important disciplines for diagnosis of medical conditions of patients. With advancement in technology, Radiographers handle newer and more sophisticated medical equipment. However, the Commission takes note of the salary differentials between the government/ CPSUs and the private sector in respect of Radiographers and recommends replacement pay levels for them.