Copy of letter sent to Prime Minister dated 29-04-2016 on change of nomenclature of Non-Executives,Non-Gazetted is given below:

Shri Narendra Modi,
Prime Minister of India,
New Delhi – 110001

Respected Sir,

Sub: Change of nomenclature of employees as ‘Non-Gazetted’, ‘Non-Executive’ etc. – Change required.

At present, the employees in Central government are mainly divided in to two categories viz. Gazetted and Non-Gazetted. In the same way, the employees in Central Public Sector Units are divided in to‘Executive’ and ‘Non-Executive’.

The nomenclature ‘Non-Gazetted’ and ‘Non-Executive’ is a negative term, which means one is ‘not Gazetted’ and ‘not Executive’. Such nomenclatures are part of legacy of the British colonialism. It may be remembered that the British called the Indians as ‘Natives’ to denigrate them.

There is a need to change these nomenclatures which demean the employee, who should have a positive name, instead of a negative one. Will it be acceptable to anybody if such negative nomenclatures are extended to other sections, like the IAS officers being called as ‘Non-Secretaries’, Members of Director Board as ‘Non- CEO’, ‘Non-CMD’ etc. Whether anybody will like it, if Cabinet Ministers in the Central government are called as ‘Non-Prime Minister’?

It is time to change these names which are legacy of the British colonialism and find suitable nomenclature. This needs serious consideration.

Thanking You Sir,
Yours Faithfully,


T-18 C, Atul Grove road,
New Delhi – 110001

Acknowledgement Received from PMO

Dear Sir/Madam,

Your Grievance has been registered vide Registration number PMOPG/E/2016/0141348 .Please quote the same in your future correspondance.