Regulation of initial pay on promotion or appointment to a higher post – Anomalies arising out of the orders implementing the recommendations of the pay Commission – Removal of
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
(Department of Expenditure)
New Delhi-2, the 6th March, 1962.
Subject:- Regulation of initial pay on promotion or appointment to a higher post – Anomalies arising out of the orders implementing the recommendations of the pay Commission – Removal of
The question of removing the anomalies arising as a result of the fixation of pay of Government servants promoted to higher posts on or after 1- 5 – 1962 in accordance with the orders contained in this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.F.2(9)-E.III/61 dated the 20th March 1961, has been under the consideration of the Government of India for some time past.
2.By a strict application of the orders quoted above it may happen that a Government servant promoted to a higher post before 1-4-1961 may drawn a lower rate of pay in that post than another, junior to him in the lower grade but promoted o another identical post on or after 1-4-61. This is because the pay of the junior official is fixed in accordance with the latest orders referred to above.
3.In order to remove this anomaly, the President is pleased to decide that in such cases the pay of the senior officer in the higher posts should be stepped up to a figure equal to the pay as fixed for the junior officer in that higher post. The stepping up should be done with effect from the date of promotion of the junior official and should be subject to the following conditions, namely:-
(a)Both the junior and senior officers should belong to the same cadre and the posts in which they have been promoted should be identical and in the same cadre;
(b)The scales of pay of the lower and higher posts in which they are entitled to draw pay should be identical; and
(c)The anomaly should be directly as a result of the application of the orders dated 20-3- 1961. For example, if even in the lower post the junior officer draws from time to time a higher rate of pay than the senior by virtue of fixation of pay under the normal rules or any advance increments granted to him, the provisions contained in this Office Memorandum should not be invoked to step up the pay of the senior officers.
4.The orders refixing the pay of the senior officer in accordance with the provisions of this Office Memorandum shall be issued under F.R. 27. The next increment of the senior officer will be drawn on the date on which it would have fallen due but for the refixation of pay.
5.In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned these orders have been issued after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General.
Deputy Secretary to the Govt of India.