Regulation of pay of Central and State Service officers appointed as Under/Deputy Secretaries to the Government of India.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Expenditure)
New Delhi-2, the 28th June, 1961.
Subject:-Regulation of pay of Central and State Service officers appointed as Under/Deputy Secretaries to the Government of India.
The undersigned is directed to say that the question of evolving a uniform principle for reckoning the past service of a Central Service, Class I officer for the purpose of regulating his pay on his appointment as Under/Deputy Secretary to the Government of India, in accordance with Notes (2) and (3) below paragraph 1 of this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.F.3.(26) –Est.III/57 dated the 4th September, 1957 (as modified from time to time) has been under the consideration of the Government of India for some time past.
2. The President is now pleased to decide that in the case of a Central Service, Class I officer promoted from a Class II (gazetted) post to Class I, his entire service in Class II (gazetted) on a pay of Rs.600/- and above in the prescribed scales of pay or Rs.700/- and above in the revised scales of pay, and one half of the rest of his service in Class II (gazetted) shall be taken into an account along with his entire service in Class I, for the purpose of arriving at the ‘length of service’ under Note (2) below paragraph 1 of the office Memorandum dated the 4th September, 1957 quoted above. Service for this purpose shall include periods of leave, if such leave had been taken into accounts for purpose of increment.
3. These orders shall be effective from the 1st of July, 1959.
In the case of Central Service Class I officers who were holding the posts of Under/Deputy Secretaries on this date and those appointed thereafter to such posts an option shall be given to have their pay as Under/Deputy Secretaries refixed in accordance with the principles enunciated in the preceding paragraph, with effect from their date of appointment in the Secretariat, on 1.7.1959 according as their date of appointment was on 1.7.1959 and after OR before 1.7.1959. This option shall be given even to officers who are drawing pay in the prescribed/revised scales of pay of the post of Under/Deputy Secretary in preference to their grade pay plus special pay.
4. The option mentioned in the preceding paragraph shall be communicated by the officers concerned to the Accounts officers so as to reach the latter within three months from the date of issue of these orders. The option once exercised shall be final. If no communication is received by the Accounts officer concerned within the prescribed time-limit, it shall be assumed that the officer concerned is not desirous to have his pay refixed in accordance with these principles and such an officer shall continue to draw pay as Under/Deputy Secretary on the same basis as he is drawing at present.
Arrears on account of refixation may be allowed from 1.7.1959 or the date of appointment if that is later.
5. The President is pleased to decide further that in respect of all future appointments on Central Service, Class I officers to the posts of Under/Deputy Secretary also, the officers may, if they elect to draw their grade pay in their parent Service plus special pay in preference to the revised scales of pay of the post of Under/Deputy Secretary, have the ‘length of service’ for the purpose of Note(2) below paragraph 1 of this Ministry’s Office Memorandum dated the 4th September 1957 computed in the manner indicated in paragraph 2 above, or on the basis of the seniority in Class I granted to them in their parent Service for the purpose of promotion in that department, whichever is considered more advantageous to them.
6. As the Ministry of Home Affairs, etc., are already aware, an Indian Administrative Service officer appointed as Under Secretary to the Government of India is entitled to draw his grade pay in the junior or senior scale, as the case may be, of the Indian Administrative Service, plus a special pay of R.200/- p.m. In the process of retionalization of the scales of pay of Central Services, Class I, on the basis of the receommendations of the Pay Commission, the existing junior and senior scales in certain Class I Services have been replaced by a unified scale with effect from 1.7.1959. A question has arisen, therefore, whether for the purpose of operating the restriction contained in Note (2) below paragraph 1 of this Ministry’s Office Memorandum dated the 4th September, 1957 quoted above in the case of a Central Service Class I officer drawing pay in the revised unified scale, comparison should be made with reference to the grade pay in the junior or senior scale of an Indian Administrative Service officer of corresponding seniority/length of service appointed as Under Secretary. The president is pleased to decide that in the case of a Central Service, Class I officer drawing pay in the unified scale and holding the post of Under Secretary, provided the ‘length of service’ as on the date of his appointment as Under Secretary calculated in accordance with the formula mentioned in paragraph 2 above, exceeds five years, the comparison may be made with reference to the pay plus/dearness allowance that would be admissible to an Indian Administrative Service office of the senior scale with corresponding seniority/length of service as on the date of appointment as Under Secretary is below five years either on the basis of the formula now prescribed or otherwise (in the case of direct recruits to Class I), comparison shall be made with reference to the pay plus special pay plus Dearness allowance that would be admissible to an I.A.S. officer in the junior scale
7. The Ministry of Home Affairs, etc., are requested to bring these orders to the notice of all the concerned, Central Service, Class I officers who are/were working as Under/Deputy Secretaries in their Ministry.
DEPUTY SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA.