Clarification regarding Pay fixation on grant of Non-Functional Upgradation to the officers of Organized Group A Services
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
New Delhi, the 12th January, 2015
Subject:- Clarification regarding Pay fixation on grant of Non-Functional Upgradation to the officers of Organized Group A Services.
The instructions for grant of NFU as per 6th CPC for officers of Organized Group ‘A’ services have been issued in DOPT OM dated 24.04.2009. The terms tis conditions for grant of NFU as laid down in Clause-7 of the Annexure to the above said O.M., prescribe that pay fixation on grant of NFU under these orders will be done as per the provisions of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 i.e. officers will be granted one increment at the rate of 3% of basic pay and the difference of grade pay will be added to their basic pay. As for the officers posted under the Central Staffing Scheme, they will be granted one increment on account of NFU, but their grade pay will remain unchanged as they are holding a tenure post with a specific grade pay under Central Staffing Scheme.
2. The provisions of FR 22-(I)(a)(1) have been extended to promotions after 01.01.2006 vide Department of Expenditure O.M. F.No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 13th September, 2008(Clarification No.2). References have been received in this Department seeking clarification on whether the officers on grant of NFU will also be entitled to exercise “option” to get their pay fixed from the date of grant of NFU or from the date of the next increment.
3. The issue has been considered in consultation with the Department of Expenditure. It is clarified that the officers may be permitted the option for pay fixation as in the case of promotion with the condition that no re-fixation of pay would be allowed at the time of promotion. As per the terms and conditions for grant of NFU all the prescribed eligibility criteria and promotional norms including ‘benchmark’ for up-gradation to a particular grade pay would have to be met at the time of screening for grant of higher pay scale.
4. Hindi version will follow.
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Presently, Senior time scale for group A officers is granted on completion of 4 years of service. This should be allowed to Group A officers on completion of 3 years of service in Group A.