Review the cc allotment systemAfter the fracas that ensued, I was quite surprised to receive a notification that my answer had been allotted cash credits of Rs.3 here. This and the Best Answer, (which was perhaps courtesy of the author) confirmed that my stand was right. Never have I known ISC to allot CC for partially correct responses, or responses which appear to be acrimonious, (even if they aren't).
A big thank you to whoever thought my response to be worthy to be allotted Rs.3.
However, someone decided that Rs.3 was too much and turned the amount to Re.1.
Now, since this is not an automated process, I do not get how or why the amount was lowered. It is a small sum I know, and I am not asking for the CC to be reverted. However, there are a few points I want to make –
1. What happened indicates the lack of coordination at the back end. Maybe editors can have a conference before allotting such significant amounts because it appears they are not at liberty to allot as they please. There is someone keeping tabs.
2. And I know ISC has an internal policy of not reducing cash credits, once awarded. I have been told this.
3. It is a small matter, but it affects people – the editor who allotted the CC must feel slighted.
4. I feel affronted. This is not a training ground, and I am not a guinea pig that lessons on how to allot CC or how much to allot are taught at my expense. It is better to resolve this between the editorial team, rather than making changes after cash has been announced. Don't give the cash credits, if someone else is going to deduct some of it. It speaks of poor management.