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In line with CSS officers, Group B Officers of Income Tax department are to get an increment when they are given non-functional upgradation from the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.7500-12000 to Rs.8000-13500 with enhanced grade pay of Rs.5400 after completion of 4 years of service.
As per the order No: HRD/CM/175/15/2008-09/Pt-2/1249 dated 31.12.2009, issued by HR department of Directorate of Income Tax, department of expenditure was consulted in this matter and it was opined by the Department of Expenditure, 6CPC implementation Cell, that Income tax officers Group ‘B’ are to be allowed the benefit of one increment as laid down in Rule 13 (1) of CCS (RP) Rules 2008 for fixation of pay at the time of allowing non-functional pay scale of R.9300-34800 with grade pay of Rs.5400 in PB-2 on completion of four years of regular service.
We feel the very interesting thing in this announcement of Income tax department is this order has been issued along with the clarification of Department of Expenditure, 6CPC implementation Cell, on the issue of granting one increment at the time of non-functional upgradation. So, it goes without saying that this order is not only beneficial to Income tax Officers but also to their peers in other departments such as Superintendents of Customs and Central Excise, Customs Appraisers, Group B Officers in Postal Department, Section officers in Ministry of Finance etc., who are all granted non-functional upgradation after 4 years of service after 6cpc implementation as they could easily claim similar benefits with their respective departments by citing the clarification of Department of Expenditure, 6CPC implementation Cell.
Download the Order of Income tax department order No: HRD/CM/175/15/2008-09/Pt-2/1249 dated 31.12.2009