In line with the clarification issued by CBDT, Central Board of Excise and Customs has now issued clarification on grant of grade pay of Rs.5400 to Group B Officers in Central Excise and Customs
As per this clarification Group B Officers of CBEC, who have completed 4 years of service as on 1.1.2006 are entitled for grade pay of Rs.5400/- in PB-2 with effect from 01.01.2006. Earlier, these officers were given this non-functional upgradation only from the year 2008 on the notion that the pay scale of Rs.7500-250-12000 was attained by these Officers only during the year 2008
It was also clarified that the non functional grade pay of Rs.5400 in PB-2 will not be granted to Group Officers who have got the grade pay of Rs.4800 on upgradation under the ACP Scheme.
CBDT (Income Tax Department) had already issued clarification in similar lines which is applicable to the Group B Officers in CBDT. For more details on this check the following GConnect article