7th CPC – Deputation on Tenure Allowance
North Block, New Delhi
Dated : 24th April, 2018
Subject: Revision of the rates of Central Secretariat (Deputation on Tenure) Allowance to officers of All India Services and Organized Group ‘A’ Central Services on their appointment as Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Director in the Central Secretariat under the Central Staffing Scheme.
In supersession of the order contained in OM No.2/22(A)/2008-Estt.(Pay II) dated 3rd September, 2008 and in continuation of this Department’s OM No.2/10/2017-Estt.(Pay II) dated 7th December, 2017, the President is pleased to decide that the officers of All India Services and Organized Group ‘A’ Central Services, on their posting as Under Secretary / Deputy Secretary /Director in the Central Secretariat under the Central staffing scheme will be entitled to get their pay fixed in the applicable revised Pay Level attached to the post or to draw their basic pay plus Central Secretariat (Deputation on Tenure) Allowance on the following terms and conditions
(a) The officers of the All India Services and organized Group ‘A’ Central Services posted in the Central Secretariat under the Central Staffing Scheme as Under Secretary/ Deputy Secretary/ Director will be treated as on deputation outside their cadre i.e. to ex-cadre post;
(b) Their posting will be subject to a prescribed tenure on the expiry of which they will revert to their cadre post in their parent Departments;
(c) During their tenure as Under Secretary /Deputy Secretary /Director, the officers will be paid CDTA at the rate of 10% of their basic pay, subject to a ceiling of Rs. 9000;
(d) The allowance will be paid to the officers for the period of deputation under the Central Staffing Scheme approved by the competent authority;
(e) No allowance will be admissible to officers of these services posted as Joint Secretaries and above in the Central Secretariat;
(f) No allowance will be admissible to officers of the All India Services and organized Group ‘A’ Central Services posted as Under Secretaries/ Deputy Secretaries/ Directors who are given extension or re-employment after superannuation; and
(g) ‘Basic pay’ in the revised pay structure (the pay structure based on 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations) means the pay drawn by the deputationist, from time to time, in the prescribed Level, in Pay Matrix, of the post held by him substantively in the parent cadre, but does’not include any other type of pay like personal pay, etc.
(h) In cases where the basic pay in parent cadre has been upgraded during continuance of deputation on account of Proforma Promotion, Non-Functional Upgradation (NFU) or any other upgradation, such upgraded basic pay under such upgradations shall not be taken into account for the purpose of CDTA.
(i) If during the continuance of deputation an officer gets an upgradation in his parent cadre by way of Proforma Promotion, Non-Functional Upgradation (NFU) or any other upgradation to Level 14 of the Pay Matrix, he shall be given the option to draw the personal pay in accordance with Rule 12 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 as amended vide Department of Expenditure notification No.1-2/2016-IC dated 15/6/2017 without CDTA or the pay which he was drawing before such upgradation with CDTA, whichever is more beneficial.
2. These orders shall take effect from 1st July,2017.
3. Insofar as application of these orders to the officers of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department is concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
Under Secretary to the Government of India