Seventh Central Pay Commission – Issue of instructions on revision in minimum qualifying service required for promotion – DoP&T OM dated 20.09.2022

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Seventh Central Pay Commission – Issue of instructions on revision in minimum qualifying service required for promotion – DoP&T OM dated 20.09.2022

F. No. AB-14017/4/ 2021-Estt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

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North Block, New Delhi.
Date: 20 September 2022.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revised Pay Levels as per recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Issue of instructions on revision in minimum qualifying service required for promotion – regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. AB.14017/ 13/2016-Estt.(RR) dated 9.8.2016, wherein all Ministries/ Departments were advised to amend the Service Rules and Recruitment Rules by substituting the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay with the new pay structure i.e. “Level in the Pay Matrix“, as per the recommendations of 7ttl CPC and the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 issued by Department of Expenditure vide Notification dated 25th July, 2016, straightaway without making a reference to the Department of Personnel and Training (DOP&T)/ Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

2. Attention is invited to this Department’s OM No AB.14017/61/2008- Estt. (RR) dated 24.3.2009, which was issued following implementation of the recommendation of the 6th CPC, indicating the revised minimum qualifying service required for promotion, to be prescribed in the Service/Recruitment Rules, as per the revised pay structure introduced as per recommendations of the 6th CPC and accepted by the Government. The said OM was issued in the context of earlier instructions issued vide DOPT OM No. AB.14017/2/97-Estt. (RR) dated 25.5.1998, prescribing the minimum qualifying service as per 5th CPC pay scales.

3. Instructions revising the minimum qualifying service required for promotion, as per 7th CPC Pay Matrix/ Pay Levels, have not been issued so far and proposals for framing/ amendment of RRs/Service Rules are still being considered, based on the requirements prescribed in OM dated 24.3.2009. Though the levels in Revised Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC Pay Matrix, generally correspond to the pre-revised Grade Pays/ Pay Scales (6th CPC), however, a need was felt to prescribe minimum qualifying service for promotion as per Pay Levels in the Revised Pay Matrix.

4. Therefore, the instructions issued vide DOPT OM dated 24.3.2009 has been reviewed, in consultation with the UPSC and with the approval of the competent authority it has been decided to revise the norms prescribing mm1mum eligibility service required for promotion, as per 7th CPC Pay Matrix and Pay Levels. The revised norms for minimum eligibility service for promotion have been indicated in the table at Annexure-I.

5. Therefore, the revised norms prescribing minimum eligibility service required for promotion, as per 7th CPC Pay Matrix and Pay Levels, given in Annexure-I , may be incorporated in the Recruitment Rules/Service Rules by malting suitable amendments. All the Ministries/Departments are, therefore, requested to effect necessary amendments to the Recruitment Rules/Service Rules, in this regard, after following the due procedure.

6. The Recruitment/Service Rules are of statutory nature. Moreover, any amendment in these Rules generally have prospective effect. Therefore, in terms of para 3.1.3 of DoPT OM No. AB. 14017/48/ 2010-Estt. RR dated 31.12.2010, wherever required, suitable ‘protection clause’ may be incorporated in the amendment proposed in the Recruitment/ service Rules, providing for retention of existing eligibility service for existing incumbents holding the feeder posts on regular basis, where the eligibility service for promotion prescribed in the existing rules is being enhanced and where the change is likely to affect the promotion of these incumbents.

7. Ministries/ Departments may initiate action to complete the review in this regard and furnish necessary amendment proposals to the DOPT and the UPSC in the case of Group A and Group B posts within six months from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum.

(Ranjeet Sudhanshu)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

To
All Ministries/ Departments (As per Standard list)

Annexure-I

SI.No.

Level

Minimum qualifying service for promotion
From

To

1

Level 1

Level 2

3 Years

2

Level 2

Level 3

3 Years

3

Level 2 Level 4 8 Years
4 Level 3 Level 4

5 Years

5

Level 4 Level 5 5 Years
6 Level 4 Level 6

10 Years

7

Level 5 Level 6 6 Years
8 Level 6 Level 7

5 Years

9

Level 6 Level 8 6 Years
10 Level 6 Level 9

8 Years

11

Level 6 Level 10 10 Years
12 Level 6 Level 11

12 Years

13

Level 7 Level 8 2 Years
14 Level 7 Level 9

3 Years

15

Level 7 Level 10 5 Years
16 Level 7 Level 11

9 Years

17

Level 8 Level 9 2 Years
18 Level 8 Level 10

4 Years

19

Level 8 Level 11

8 Years

20

Level 9 Level 10 2 Years

21

Level 9 Level 11

7 Years

22

Level 10 Level 11 5 Years

23

Level 11 Level 12

5 Years

24

Level 11 Level 13 10 Years

25

Level 12 Level 13

5 Years

26 Level 12 Level 13A

6 Years

27

Level 13

Level 13A

2 Years

28

Level 13

Level 14

3 Years

29

Level 13A

Level 14

2 Years

30

Level 14

Level 15

3 Years

31

Level 15

Level 16

1 Year

32

Level 15

Level 17

2 years

33

Level 16

 Level 17

1 Year

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COMMENTS

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  • Surg Cdr D Ashokn NM (Retd) 1 week ago

    When will I get my E-PPO, I had sent several letters to Higher authorities in vain. It is still with PCDA
    Request help in this regard

  • Raj Kumar Singh 2 weeks ago

    I got 3rd MACP upgradation to Level 6 on completion of 8 years in level 5. Can I claim it back dated from completion of 6 years in Level 5?

  • Avijit Das 2 weeks ago

    Is there any guidelines when an organization recruit any cadre in less pay by mistake and rectify it after 15 years, what should the seniors do?

    • Raj Kumar Singh 2 weeks ago

      An employee who got 3rd MACP from Level 5 to Level 6 in 8 Years. Can he claim it from back date i.e When he completed 06 years in the Level 5?

  • Avijit Das 2 weeks ago

    Is the any guideline in the case when an organization recruits cadres with less pay scale by mistake and rectify it after 15 years, what the senior cadres should do?