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Stepping up of pay of the promotee senior with direct recruited junior appointed on or after 01.01.2006
Copy of Directorate letter no 1-9/2010-PCC dated 05-01-2010 addressed to all Heads of circles
Subject: - Stepping up of pay of the promotee senior with direct recruited junior appointed on or after 01.01.2006
This is regarding stepping of pay of promote senior with reference to direct recruit junior appointed after 01.01.2006.
2. The issue was examined in this office and referred to Ministry of Finance for clarification. Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure Legal Cell vide U.O. No. 18/28/2010-Legal dated 29.12.2010 has clarified that the stepping up of pay of the promote senior with direct recruited junior appointed on or after 01.01.2006 may be agreed to subject to fulfillment of the following conditions: -
(a) Stepping up of the basic pay of seniors can be claimed only in the case of those cadres which have an element of direct recruitment and in cases where a directly recruited junior is actually drawing more basic pay than the seniors. In such cases, the basic pay of the seniors will be stepped up with reference to the basic pay of the directly recruited junior provided they belong to the same seniority list for all purposes.
(b) Further, government servants cannot claim stepping up of their revised basic pay with reference to entry pay in the revised pay structure for direct recruits appointed on or after 01.01.2006 as laid down in Section II of part A of First Schedule to the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, if their cadre does not have an element of direct recruitment or in cases where no junior is drawing basic pay higher than them.
(c) Stepping up of pay of the seniors in accordance with the present advice of this Department shall not be applicable in cases where direct recruits have been granted advance increment at the time of recruitment.
3. The issues prevailing in the Circle may be decided as per above clarifications.