CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES
(CLASSIFICATION, CONTROL & APPEAL) RULES, 1965
(4) Classification of Posts
Under the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965, all Central Government posts are classified into four categories, viz., Group “A”, “B”, “C” and “D”. This classification is based on the norms prescribed in Department of Personnel and Training Notification No. 13012/2/87-Estt. (D) dated the 30th June, 1987. The classification serves an important administrative purpose including in matters of recruitment/disciplinary cases, etc. Some allowances are also granted with reference to the classification of the posts. The Fifth Central Pay Commission had, however, recommended a new classification dividing all Central Civil posts into six categories namely, Top Executives, Senior Executives, Executives, Supervisory Staff, Supporting Staff and Auxiliary Staff. These recommendations of the Pay Commission had been examined and after consideration of all pros and cons of the matter, it has been decided not to accept classification of posts as recommended by the Pay Commission and to retain the existing classification into Groups “A”, “B”, “C” and “D”.
2. Consequent upon the revision of pay scales on the basis of the recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission, it has, however, become necessary to prescribe revised norms for categorization of posts into the above four categories based on the revised pay scales as approved by the Government.
3. Accordingly, A Notification classifying various Civil posts into Groups “A”, “B”, “C” and “D” based on revised norms of pay scales/pay ranges has been notified in the Official Gazette vide SO 332 (E) dated 20th April, 1998. A copy of the Notification is enclosed. (decision No. (2)].
4. In some Ministries/Departments posts may exist which are not classified as per the norms laid by this Department. It would be seen that all posts would now stand classified strictly in accordance with the norms of pay scales/pay as prescribed under the Notification. If for any specific reason the concerned Ministry/Department proposes to classify the posts differently, it would be necessary for that Department to send a specific proposal to Department of Personnel & Training giving full justification in support of the proposal within three months of this OM so that the exceptions to the norms of classification as laid down in S.O. 332(E) dated 20th April, 1998 can be notified.
[Deptt. Of Personnel and Training OM No. 13012/1/98-Estt. (D), dated 12th June, 1998]