Posted In: Pay Fixation
There are three categories of officials affected by the upgradation of the pre-revised scale of 6500 to 7450, in the cadre of Stenographers.
First, PAs (pre-revised 5500) who were promoted before 1.1.2006.
Second, Stenographers (pre-revised 4000) who were granted ACP to the scale of PA (pre-revised 5500) before 1.1.2006.
Third, Stenographers (pre-revised 4000) who were granted ACP to the scale of PA (5500/6500) during the period 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008.
The Department of Expenditure and the Department of Economic Affairs have fixed the pay of Steno Gr. D (pre-revised 4000-6000) who have been granted ACP between 1.1.2006 and 31.8.2008, at Rs. 13,860 + GP 4600 based on the fitment table of 7450-11500.
Thus the third and lowest category of officials indicated above have got the benefit of fixation using the 7450 fitment table.
This gives rise to a peculiar situation in a cadre. The first and second categories who were drawing more pay and were in a higher scale than the third category as on 1.1.2006, are now drawing less pay. Can the pay of the first two categories viz. PAs promoted before 1.1.2006 and Stenos granted ACP before 1.1.2006 be stepped up w.r.t. their juniors, and if so under what rule.
Under Note 10 below Rule 7 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, stepping up is possible only in cases of ‘promotion’. Further, posts are required to be ‘identical’. Thus DOPT has issued orders vide OM dated 22/12/2010 (http://persmin.gov.in/WriteReadData/CS/Steppingup.pdf) giving the benefit of stepping up of pay to senior Assistants/PAs who were promoted before 1.1.2006 w.r.t. to their junior Assistants/PAs who were promoted during 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008 and who got the benefit of fixation of pay at 13,860.
Note 7 below Rule 7 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, also provides for the benefit of stepping up of pay. This provides for stepping up of pay in cases where a senior govt. servant draws more pay (pre-revised) before 1.1.2006 than a junior in the “same cadre”. There is no condition w.r.t. mode of appointment and the post held by the senior and junior. Can the first two categories claim for stepping up of pay based on this provision, since all the three categories belong to the same “cadre” and were drawing more pay than the third category before 1.1.2006????
This problem is also equally faced by the Assistants/UDCs promoted/granted ACP before 1.1.2006.
I request all members of GConnect to give in their valuable suggestions, comments and views on the subject.
In case any orders have been issued in any Ministry/Department giving the benefit of stepping up of pay to the first two categories vis-a-vis the third category, the same may kindly be mailed to me at [email protected])
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