Government Of India
Ministry Of Finance
(Department Of Expenditure)
New Delhi-2, dated the 28th April -1960
Subject: Fixation of Officiating pay under F.R.31
The undersigned is directed to refer to clause (2) of F.R.31 and to say that a question has been raised in regard to the manner in which the officiating pay is to regulated in a case where an increment in the substantive post falls due during a period of leave and the refixation of officiating pay is to the Government servant’s advantage.
The question has been considered in consultation with the comptroller and auditor general of India. In the case of a person proceeding on leave, if the period of leave F.R.26 (bb) or 26(b) as revised from 4.4.59 (vide this Ministry’s Notification No.2(10)-EIII/59 dated the 4th April, 1959) subject to the fulfulment of the conditions and production of the necessary certificates, his officiating pay may be refixed under F.R.31(2) from the very date of increment or increase in the substantive pay as if he was appointed to officiate in that post on that date. The benefit in the officiating post will accrue to him from an earlier date in the next year calculated with reference to the date of refixation of pay.
- If, however, the period of leave does not count for increment in the officiating post the Government servant loses all connection with that post during that period and he will be entitled to get his officiating pay refixed only from the date he returns from leave in which case the next increment will fall due only after completion of vide corrigendum of even dated 8-11-1960 prescribed period of duty from the date of resuming charge unless he becomes entitled to refixation of pay under F.R.31(2) once again from an earlier date.
- in So far as Government servants serving in the Indian Audit and accounts Department are concerned, these orders have been issued after consultation with the compt. And auditor general.
Deputy secretary to the government of India