MINISTRY OF FINANCE DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
New Delhi, the 29th August, 2008
Bhadrapada, 1930 (Saka)
PART - B
Revised pay scales for certain common categories of staff
(i)The revised pay structure mentioned in Column (5) and (6) of this part of the Notification for the posts mentioned in Column (2) have been approved by the Government. The initial fixation as on 1.1.2006 will be done in accordance with Note 2 below Rule 7 of this Notification.
(ii)On account of merger of pre-revised pay scales of Rs.5000-8000, Rs.5500-9000 and Rs.6500-10500, some posts which presently constitute feeder and promotion grades will come to lie in an identical grade.The specific recommendations about some categories of these posts made by the Pay Commission are included Section II of Part B. As regards other posts, the posts in these three scales should be merged. In case it is not feasible to merge the posts in these pay scales on functional considerations, the posts in the scale of Rs.5000-8000 and Rs.5500-9000 should be merged, with the post in the scale of Rs.6500-10500 being upgraded to the next higher grade in pay band PB-2 i.e. to the grade pay of Rs.4600 corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.7450-11500.? In case a post already exists in the scale of Rs.7450-11500, the post being upgraded from the scale of Rs.6500-10500 should be merged with the post in the scale of Rs.7450-11500.
(iii)Posts in the scale of Rs.6500-10500 carrying minimum qualification of either Degree in Engineering or a Degree in Law should also be upgraded and placed in the scale of Rs.7450-11500 corresponding to the revised pay band PB-2 of Rs.9300-34800 along with grade pay of Rs.4600.
(iv)Posts of scientific staff in the scale of Rs.6500-10500 carrying minimum qualification of engineering degree or a post-graduate degree should also be upgraded and placed in the scale of Rs.7450-11500 corresponding to the revised pay band PB-2 of Rs.9300-34800 along with grade pay of Rs.4600
(v)Upgradation as in (ii) above may be done in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance. Regarding (iii) and (iv) above, upgradation may be done by the Ministries concerned in consultation with their Integrated Finance.
No. AS 14017/66/2008-Estt RR)
Government of India.
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Dated the 9th march,2009
Subject:-Criteria for assessing suitability of officers where there is revision/upgradation/merger of pay scales.
The undersigned is directed to invite reference to the Department of Personnel & Training OM No. 22011/10/84 - Estt.(D) dated 04.02.1992 wherein the criteria to be adopted for assessing the suitability of
incumbents of posts and the date of appointment to the upgraded post, wherever there is a revision of pay scale/upgradation of post, have been laid down.
2. There has been merger of a number of pre-revised scales without any pre-condition for possession of higher qualifications for placement of incumbents in the higher/upgraded scale, in the revised pay structure recommended by the 6th CPC and accepted by the Government. In this context, the instructions of 4.2.92 have been reviewed and it has been decided in consultation with Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) who have issued certain instructions in this regard under OM No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 13.09.2008, and the UPSC that the procedure for assessment of suitability in such cases may be as follows for placement in the upgraded/merged grade:
(i) Where all posts in one or more pre-revised scales are merged with a higher pre-revised scale and given a common replacement scale/grade pay /pay scale, , the suitability of the incumbents need not be assessed for granting them the higher replacement scale/grade pay/pay scale; there is also no need for the incumbents to complete any minimum eligibility service in the earlier scale of pay. There will be no change in the inter se seniority of the incumbents in the merged grade which shall be decided based on the general instructions on the subject; and
(ii) Where all posts in a particular grade have been granted a higher replacement pay scale/grade pay, as per upgradation recommended by the 6th cpc, suitability of the incumbents need not be assessed for granting them the higher replacement scale/grade pay. Here also, there is no need for the incumbents to complete any minimum eligibility service in the earlier scale of pay; and
(iii) Where there is a change in the Group (that is classification of the post) consequent upon the merger or upgradation and where there is no higher responsibility or higher qualification involved, assessment of the suitability will not be necessary before the revised grade is allowed. There will also be no need for the incumbents to complete any minimum eligibility service in the earlier scale of pay. However, suitability of the officer who has been placed in a upgraded / replacement pay scale which fall in Group , A ' by recommendation / award of the Pay Commission will continue to be assessed.
3. Assessment of suitability will continue to be necessary in the following situations arising out of cadre reviews, restructuring etc., not covered in the recommendations of the 6th CPC:
(i) where the upgradation involves higher responsibilities and higher eligibility service;
(ii) Where the upgradation or merger is part; where the upgraded post will be the promotion grade for the posts left in the lower grade and the normal DPC procedure will apply.
4.Hindi version will follow.
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India