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CBEC has reversed it’s own clarification dated 21.11.2008 for the grant of grade pay of Rs.5400 to the Officers of Customs and Central Excise who have completed 4 years in the pay scale of Rs.7500-12000 (pre-revised).
In its latest letter dated 11.02.09 addressed to all Chief Commissioners of Customs and Central Excise, the Central Board of Excise and Customs has negated the grade pay of Rs.5400 specifically to the Officers who have attained the pay scale of Rs.7500-12000 (Pre revised) by way of ACP, though they have completed 4 years in the said scale.
This clarification has caused distress among the concerned officers on account of the fact that they were not promoted to the next grade even after the completion of 17 years.
We hope the modified ACP Scheme which is under the consideration of DOPT would address these issues.