Regulation of pay of an officer holding a post in an Established Central Service Class I.
Government of India.
Ministry of Finance.
New Delhi, the 5th April, 1949
Subject:- Regulation of pay of an officer holding a post in an Established Central Service Class I.
The undersigned is directed to say that on the recommendation of the Central Pay Commission the following scales of pay have been prescribed for certain Class I Services the cadre of which consists of junior and senior scale posts:-
Junior scale – Rs.350-350-380-380-30-590-EB-30-770-40-850.
Senior scale – Rs.600-40-1000-1000-1050-1050-1100-1100-1150.
Recruitment to such services takes place only on the junior scale and when promoted to a senior scale post an officer draws pay in the senior scale at the stage corresponding to his pay in the junior scale (vide the table sub-joined to rule 9(1) of the Central Civil Services (Revision of Pay) Rules, 1947 and not under the Fundamental Rules. Such services are termed as “Established Central Services Class I” in this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.F.1(44)-Est(Spl)/47, dated the 28th June, 1948. The posts in the junior scale of such services are filled either by direct recruitment through the Federal Public Service Commission or by departmental promotion. Direct recruits are required to be on probation for a specified period whereas promoted persons are generally confirmed straightaway. There being no separate probationary rates for direct recruits they begin to draw pay in the junior time scale from the date of their appointment and the promoted persons got their pay fixed in the junior scale in accordance with the Fundamental Rules. This has resulted in an anomaly in that in certain cased promoted persons even on confirmation draw a lower rate of pay than probationers. In order to obviate this anomaly it has been proposed that on confirmation in the junior scale of an Established Class I Service the pay of a promoted officer should be fixed at least at the stage a direct recruit to the service should reach at least at the stage a direct recruit to the service should reach on correlation of the normal probationary period.
2. Instances have also been brought to the notice of the Finance Ministry where probationers in Established Class I services had to be appointed to senior scale posts due to paucity of senior officers in the services. At present such an officer is eligible to draw the minimum of senior scale even though he may not be able adequately to discharge the full responsibilities of the post. It has, therefore, been proposed that the minimum of the senior scale should be allowed only when the officer has reached the Rs.410 stage in the junior scale (i.e. 5th year of service) and if appointed earlier to a senior scale post he should be treated as holding current charge of a senior scale post and remunerated accordingly.
3. The comments of the Ministry of Works, Mines, & Power etc., are invited on the above proposal by the 15th May 1949. They are also requested to furnish to this Ministry a list of Established Class Services under their administrative control indicating the number of junior and senior scale posts (both permanent and temporary) as on the 1st March, 1949, as well as the probationary period of direct recruits.
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India.