Promotion from Sr.SO (Level-9, non-functional basis) to AFA (Level-9) – Applicability of FR-22(I)(a)(1): Clarification vide RBE No. 126/2022

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Promotion from Sr.SO (Level-9, non-functional basis) to AFA (Level-9) – Applicability of FR-22(I)(a)(1): Clarification vide RBE No. 126/2022

Promotion from Sr.SO (Level-9, non-functional basis) to AFA (Level-9) – Applicability of FR-22(I)(a)(1): Clarification by Railway Board vide RBE No. 126/2022 dated 14.10.2022

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (भारत सरकार)
Ministry of Railways (रेल मंत्रालय)
Railway Board (रेलवे बोर्ड)

PC-VII No.197

RBE No : 126/2022

File No. PC-VII/2021/RSRP/11

New Delhi, dated: 14.10.2022

The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All India Railways & Production Units, SO
(As per mailing list)

Sub:- Applicability of provisions under Rule 1313 (FR-22)(1)(a)(1) of R-II vis a vis Rule 13 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 in case of promotion from Sr.SO (Level-9, non-functional basis) to AFA (Level-9) — reg.

Please refer to Board’s letter RBE No. 39/2021 dated 21.06.2021 (F. No. PC-VU/2021//1/2) regarding implementation of 7″ Central Pay Commission’s (CPC) recommendations contained in paras 11.40.83 and 11.12.140 of its report inter-alia granting Level-9 of Pay Matrix (PB-2/GP-5400) on non-functional basis to Senior Section Officer (Accounts), Senior Travelling Inspector (Accounts) and Senior Inspector (Store Accounts) on completion of 04 years service in Level-8 (PB-2/GP-4800).

2. Subsequent to issuance of the letter RBE No. 39/2021, few Field Unit(s) and Staff Federation(s) have referred the issue whether benefit of provisions under Rule 1313 (FR-22)(D(a)(1) of R-II vis a vis Rule 13 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 are applicable on promotion from Senior Section Officer (Accounts)/Senior Travelling Inspector (Accounts)/Senior Inspector (Store Accounts) (Level-9 on non-functional basis) to AFA (Level-9) as given to certain categories vide Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2016/I/6/7 dated 18.02.2020 (RBE No. 23/2020).

3. Above issue has been examined and referred to Ministry of Finance. Ministry of Finance now, after examination have informed that benefit of promotional increment under FR-22(I)(a)(1) can not be granted in the instant case i.e promotion from Senior Section Officer (Accounts)/Senior Travelling Inspector (Accounts)/Senior Inspector (Store Accounts) (Level-9 on non-functional basis) to AFA (Level-9).

4, Field units may take further action as per advice tendered by Ministry of Finance.

5. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.

(Jaya Kumar G)
Dy. Director/Pay Commission-VII & HRMS
Railway Board
Ph. No. 011-47845132
e-mail : jaya.kumarg[at]gov.in

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