Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi — 110003, 18th January, 2012
Subject: Notional fixation of pay to officers included in the Deputy Secretary Select List 2009 and 2010— reg.
As per DPC guidelines promotions are effective from a prospective date. However, in the case of Central Secretariat Service, Select Lists for the Selection Grade (Deputy Secretary) for certain years got delayed due to protracted litigation over the question of inter-se seniority between the direct recruit and promotee Section Officers.
2. In consideration of the above facts, extending the benefit of notional fixation of pay to CSS Grade / officers on their promotion to the Selection Grade from the 1st July of the Select List year which is the date for counting approved service in all grade of CSS, was allowed till the Select List Year 2007 2008 was a no panel year for promotion to the grade of Deputy Secretary. For the Deputy Secretary Select List years 2009 and 2010, no such benefit has been extended.
3. The Office Order issued by CS Division promoting the CSS Grade / officers against DSSL 2009 specifically mentioned that the pay and allowances of the officers are to be fixed under FR 22 (1) (a) (i) w.e.f. the date of taking over the charge of Deputy Secretary on regular basis. No separate instructions for fixation of pay on a notional basis from 1st July, of the Select List year in respect of officers who have been included in DSSL 2009 or DSSL 2010 have been issued.
4. It has, however, come to notice of this Department that some of the Ministries/Departments have fixed the pay of Grade / Officers of CSS on their promotion as Deputy Secretaries against DSSL 2009 and 2010 notionally with effect from 1/7/2009 and 1st July, 2010 respectively. which is not consistent with extant rules on the subject and without any specific instructions in this regard by CS Division of DOP&T. All the Ministries / Departments are,therefore, requested to review the cases of fixation of pay of Grade-I officers ( Under Secretaries) of CSS on their promotion to the Selection Grade (Deputy Secretary) against the Select List years 2009 and 2010 and take steps to rectify the pay fixation in those cases where the benefit of notional fixation of pay has been incorrectly extended.