Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Stepping up of pay Senior Direct recruitees with Junior Direct recruited officials appointed on or after 1.1.2006

The Department of Posts vide its letter No. 1-9/2010-PCC (Pt) dt. 14.09.2010 has provided stepping up of pay of senior direct recruited official with that of junior direct recruited official.
(i) Direct recruits like Postman, PA who are appointed prior to 1.1.2006 and gets lesser pay than Direct recruits, they are entitled to step up their pay with that of junior.
(ii) This is not applicable to compare promotees with Direct recruitees.
The Department’s order has partially sorted out the issue. The main issue that minimum pay in the cadre applicable for direct recruits be applied for promotes also is still pending in JCM National Council level.

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Pay Commission Cell)

Chief Postmaster General
AP Circle

No. 1-9/2010-PCC (Pt) Dated 14 Sept, 2010

Subject:- Stepping up of Pay of Senior Direct Recruit appointed before 01-01-2006 with Junior Direct Recruited official appointed on or after 01-01-2006 –case of Shri SV Ranga Reddy postman NR Peta SO under Kurnool Division.

Shri SV Ranga Reddy was appoi8nted as Postman in NR Peta SO on 01-07-2007. His pay was fixed at Rs.6100 with GP Rs.2000 as on 01-01-2006 under CCS (RP) Rules 2008following implementation of 6th CPC recommendations based on his pre-revised basic pay of Rs.3275. He claimed stepping up of his pay with reference to his junior Shri S Chand Basha appointed as Postman in NR Beta SO on 08-01-2007. Shri S.Chand Basha was allowed basic pay of Rs.6460 with GP Rs.2000 as per Section II of Part A of the First Schedule to CCS (RP) rules 2008.

2. The case of the official was examined in this Directorate and referred to Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure for consideration. Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure Legal Cell under UO No. 18/28/2010 –Legal dated 30-08-2010 has agreed to the proposal for stepping up of the pay of the Senior direct5rly recruited official appointed before 01-01-2001 with his direct recruited junior appointed after 01-01-2006 subject to the fulfillment of the following conditions:-

(a) Stepping up of basic pay of senior can be claimed only in the cases of those cadres which have an element of direct recruitment and in cases where a directly recruited junior is actually drawing more basic pay than the seniors. In such cases the basic pay of the senior will be stepped up with reference to the basic pay of directly recruited junior provided they belong to the same seniority list.

(b) Further, Government servants cannot claim stepping up of their revised basic pay with reference to entry pay in the revised pay structure for direct recruits appointed on or after 01-01-2006 as laid down in Section II of Part A of First Schedule to CCS (RP) rules 2008.if their cadre does not have an element of direct recruitment or in cases where no junior is drawing basic pay higher than them.

( c) Stepping up of pay of the seniors in accordance with the present advice of this Department shall not be applicable in cases where direct recruits have been granted advance increments at the time of recruitment.

3. The competent authority may accordingly consider the case of the official for stepping up of his pay subject to fulfillment of the conditions mentioned above.

4. The cases of the similar placed officials may also be considered by the competent authority in consultation with CIFA subject to fulfillment of the conditions mentioned above . The clarifications given by the Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure may not however be applied in cases of promotee officials promoted before 01-01-2006 with reference to their junior appointed as direct recruit on or after 01-01-2006 finding place in the same seniority list

( Surinder Kumar)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)