To the letter written to Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister regarding change of the nomenclature of ‘Non-Executives’ and ‘Non-Gazetted’, the reply received from the Prime Minister’s Office is given below:

“Dear Sir/Madam,

Your Grievance with Registration No.PMOPG/E/2016/0141348 has been disposed.
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Full Details of the PM’s Reply is given below:

Registration Number : PMOPG/E/2016/0141348
Name Of Complainant : VAN NAMBOODIRI
Date of Receipt : 29 Apr 2016
Received by : Prime Ministers Office
Forwarded to : Department of Personnel and Training
Contact Address : Room No. 278-A, North Block
New Delhi
Contact Number : 23093668
Grievance Description : Dated: 29.04.2016 To 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, V.A.N.Namboodiri, T-18 C, Atul Grove road, New Delhi – 110001
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Date of Action : 10 May 2016

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