Subject: Stepping up of pay of Senior Assistants of the Central Secretariat Service (CSS) drawing less pay on promotion In the Section Officers Grade than their juniors.
OM No. 5/16/80-CS.l dated 13.4.88:
OM No. 5121I92-CS.l dated 23.2.1994:
OM No. 5/1/96-CS.l dated 08.10.1996
(i) In terms of DOP&T’s OM No. 5/16/80-CS.I dated 13.04.1988, the pay of senior Assistants of CSS recruited through earlier Assistants Grade Examination but drawing less pay than their juniors recruited through later Assistants Grade Examination may be stepped up at the time of promotion to Section Officer Grade subject to the conditions prescribed in the said OM.
(ii) The benefit of stepping up of pay allowed vide OM No. 5/16/80-CS.I dated 13.04.1988 was granted/extended to the Section Officers promoted on the basis of Limited Departmental Examination provided that as DR Assistants of CSS those were recruited through earlier Assistants Grade Examination but were drawing less pay than their junior DRs recruited through later Assistants Grade Examination, at the time of their promotion through Limited Departmental Competitive Examination subject to fulfillment of the same conditions as prescribed in the OM No. 5/16/80-CS.I dated 13.04.1988, read with DOP&T’s OM No. 5/21/92-CS.l dated 23.2.1994.
(iii) DOP&T’s OM No. 5/1/96-CS.l dated 08.10.1996 which extended the provision regarding stepping up of pay in DOP&T’s OM No. 5/16/80-CS.I dated 13.04.1988 to the Section Officers, who were earlier promoted as Assistants from the quota prescribed for promottees, and were drawing less pay than their junior DR Assistants of same Select List and also in the cases where both senior and junior Assistants had been recruited through same Select ListlAssistant Grade Examination on their promotion as Section Officers.
6. The Ministries/Departments may, therefore, allow stepping up of pay in only the cases, covered in para 5 (i) to (iii) above, at the time of promotion to Section Officer Grade. In all other cases of stepping up of pay other than those mentioned at para 5 (i) to (iii) above, the provisions of DOP&T’s OM No. 4/7/92-Estt(Pay-1) dated 04.11.1993 will be applicable.
7. Stepping up of pay already allowed in the cases where the individuals are not covered by the OM No. 5/16/80-CS.l dated 13.4.1988, OM No. 5/21/92-CS.l dated 23.2.1994, OM No. 5/1/96-CS.l dated 8.10.1996 and where the conditions laid down in the OM No. 4/7/92-Estt(Pay-1) dated 04.11.1993 are also not fulfilled may be reviewed, and pay may be re-fixed accordingly. The excess payments made to the employees in the cases of wrong stepping up of pay be recovered in terms of DOP&T OM No. 18/26/2011-Estt(Pay-I) dated 6.2.2014. A compliance report in this regard may be furnished to this Department by 315‘ August, 2014 positively.
8. This issues with the concurrence of Estt (pay-1), DoP&T vide UO/ID No. 6017/2013-Pay-1 dated 19.07.2013 & 29.08.2013 and Department of Expenditure vide ID No.1(5)/96-E-lll(A) dated 19.08.2013.
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