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Seniority of officers holding posts/grades in grades merged in pursuance of recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission

No. 20020/4/2010-Estt. (D)
Government of India
Ministiy of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 13th September, 2012
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Seniority of officers holding posts/grades in grades merged
in pursuance of recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission.


The undersigned is directed to invite reference to para 2 (i) of
this Department’s O.M. No.AB-14017/66/2008-Estt. (RR) dated 9th March,
2009, which provides that where all the 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 scale which shall be decided
based on the general instructions on the subject.

2. The 6th CPC in its recommendation contained in sub para (vi) of
Para 2.2.13 has stated that the seniority of government servant will depend on
the grade pay drawn. This will invariably be more for a higher level
post. References have been received from Ministry of Railways/Ministry of
Defence etc. regarding fixation of seniority of officers after merger of pay
scales in pursuance to recommendation of Sixth Central Pay Commission.
The recommendation of 6th CPC has been accepted on 29.08.2008 and the merger of
pay scale(s) of the post has been made effective w.e.f. 01.01.2006. The issue of
seniority has been further examined and it has been decided in consultation with
UPSC and Department of Legal Affair that seniority of
officers holding post in grades which have been merged in pursuance
to recommendation of Sixth Centrai Pay Commission will be determined as follows
:-

I. The status of a government servant as on 29.08.2008 including those who
have earned promotion between 01.01.2006 to 29.08.2008 will be protected as
appointment/promotions are made as per the provisions of statutory recruitment
rules applicable to the post/grade. The merger of the pay scale(s) of the
post(s) as recommended by 6th CPC have been made effective w.e.f. 01.01.2006;
the seniority of government servant which existed on 29.08.2008 (date of
acceptance of recommendation of 6th CPC) will be maintained i.e. the holder of
post having higher pay scale or post which constituted promotion post for the
posts in the feeder grade, will rank enbloc senior to those holding post having
lower pay scale or the posts in feeder grade.

II. Where posts having different pay scales prior to 6th CPC recommendation
and now after merger have come to lie in the same Pay Band with saine Grade Pay,
the inter-se seniority of all the employees will be fully maintained with
employee in a higher pre-revised pay scale being placed higher vis-a-vis an
employee in a lower pay scale. Within the same pre-revised pay scale, seniority
which existed prior to revision would continue.

III. Where recruitment for the posts in different pre-reviscd pay scale(s)
was initiated separately for each posts, prior to acceptance of recommendation
of 6th CPC i.e. prior to 29.08.2008 but selected individual joined duty on or
after 30.08.2008 in the revised pay scale(s) against the posts which have been
granted same Grade pay, such officers will be assigned seniority enbloc below
those officers who were in position as on 29.08.2008.

IV. The availability of officers nominated on the basis of panel of
promotion given by DPC or selection list given by selecting Authority will
be decided as on 29,08.2008. In case a officer from the panel given by DPC or
selection list given by selecting Authority has joined on or prior to
29.08.2008, then status of all the officers included in panel given by DPC or
selection list will be protected and all officer will be considered available
and their seniority determined by following the basic principle of seniority
i.e. order of panel given by DPC or merit list given by selecting Authority. in
case all the officers included in the panel given by DPC or selection list given
by selecting Authority joins after 29.08.2008, then the seniority of such
officers within a grade, will be determined by placing them below all available
officers as on 29.08.2008 but maintaining their interse seniority in order of
panel of DPC or merit list given by selecting authority.

3. All the cases of determination of seniority except merged MTS posts
will be decided accordingly. The issue of determination of seniority of merged
MTS (erstwhile Group D) posts would be taken up separately.

4. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Virender Singh)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in

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