NATIONAL UNION OF POSTA EMPLOYEES GROUP-C
CENTRAL HEAD QUARTER
Ch- 17-2-17, Atul Grove Road, N Delhi-1
No. 6-1 Dated: 10-5-2013
Department of Posts, N Delhi-1
Sub: Fixation of Pay on promotion to a post carrying higher duties and Responsibilities but carrying the same grade pay.
Ref: Dept. of Exp. Min. of Finance OMs dtd 24.11.2000 & 07.01.2013
The Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their OM.No. 10/02/2011-E.III/A dtd 07.01.2013 has issued orders for fixation of pay on promotion to the posts carrying higher duties and responsibilities but carrying the same grade pay and these orders could be implemented in those cases where the promotion is on or after 01.01.2006. But in para 2 of the same OM there is a mention of a previous OM.No. 169/2/2000-IC dtd 24.11.2000 dealing with the situation whereby both the feeder and the promotional grades were placed in the identical revised pay scales based on the recommendations of the 5 th CPC.
In this context it is to state that in the Department of Posts, the norm based posts in the cadre of LSG, HSG-II and HSG-I carry higher duties and responsibilities( Supervisory posts) and on promotion to these posts by way of selection through departmental competitive examination or by DPC the officials promoted to these posts from the feeder cadre are eligible for fixation of pay under FR.22(1) a(i) who were drawing pay in an identical scale of pay in the light of the orders issued in the above mentioned Finance Ministry OMs.
In the Dept. of Posts prior to introduction of MACP scheme, the officials are given financial up gradation under TBOP and BCR on completion of 16yrs and 26 yrs of service in the respective cadres as the promotional avenues is very less due to less number of norm based posts called the supervisory posts. It is fact that TBOP and BCR are only financial upgradation and not promotion given to the officials in our Department. The feeder cadre for LSG is PA, for HSG-II it is LSG and for HSG-I it is HSG-II respectively.
The revised pay scales as per the 5th CPC are identical as shown below:
TBOP and LSG : Rs. 4500-125-7000
BCR and HSG-II : Rs. 5000-150-8000
The revised grade pay as per the 6th CPC are identical as shown below:
MACP-I and LSG : Grade pay Rs.2800/-
MACP-II and HSG-II : Grade pay Rs.4200/-
MACP-III and HSG-I : Grade pay Rs. 4600/-
For instance prior to 01.01.2006 if an official who was given financial upgradation under TBOP and then promoted to LSG and a BCR official promoted to HSG-II ( posts having higher duties and responsibilities) will be drawing pay in an identical scale and hence they are to be allowed pay fixation under FR.22(1)a(i) by grant of one increment. And after implementation of 6th CPC and introduction of MACP scheme the official given financial upgradation under MACP-I will be drawing Grade pay Rs.2800/- and on getting promotion to LSG also will be drawing same grade pay of Rs.2800/- which are identical and are to be allowed pay fixation by grant of one increment.
It is regretted to bring to the notice of the Directorate that both the OMs issued by the Dept. of expenditure , Ministry of Finance Dated 07.01.2013 and 24.11.2000 are not being implemented in true spirit in our Department in any of the Circles thereby depriving the promoted officials of their legitimate right for fixation of pay under FR.22(1)a(i) on their promotion to the posts carrying higher duties and responsibilities.
It is therefore requested to kindly cause to issue instructions to call Circles to implement the orders contained in Dept. of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance OMs dtd 07.01.2013 and 24.11.2000 in its true spirit and allow fixation of pay on promotion on or after 24.11.2000 to all the officials promoted to the cadre of LSG/HSG-II/HSG-I from the respective feeder cadre, whether they are promoted by selection through DPC or by passing a competitive departmental examination and also cause to instruct to draw the arrears of pay and allowances to all the officials from that date.
An early action in this regard will be highly appreciated.