Sub: Promotion of Government servants found fit by review DPC after retirement procedure and guidelines to be followed.
The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Department’s OM of
even number dated 25.01.2016 which deals with the grant of notional promotion to a
Government servant exonerated in a disciplinary proceedings after retirement. However, the
cases of Government servants who are found fit by review DPC after their retirement on account
of revision of seniority list of the feeder cadre, upgradation of below benchmark APARs etc. are not
covered under the said OM. These cases have now been examined and it has been decided to lay down
procedure as narrated in subsequent paragraphs for dealing with such cases.
/ supplementary DPC but later on is recommended in the panel by a review DPC but has since
retired may be given the benefit of notional promotion w. e. f. the date of promotion of his
immediate junior in the reviewed panel and fixation of notional pay subject to the fulfillment of the
(i) That the officer who is immediate junior to the retired Government
servant assumed charge of the higher post on or before the date of superannuation of the retired
(ii) That the said retired Government servant was clear from vigilance
angle on the date of promotion of his immediate junior.
(iii) A retired Government servant who is considered for notional promotion
from the date of promotion of his immediate junior on the recommendation of a review DPC
would also be entitled to fixation of pension on the basis of such notional pay.
(iv) The notional promotion, notional pay fixation and revision of pension
shall be further subject to extant rules on promotion, pay fixation and CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.
Actual increase in pension shall be given only from the date of approval of reviewed panel by
the competent authority. No arrears shall be paid.
Operational from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum Past cases settled in accordance with
the earlier provision shall not be reopened
Department are concerned these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General