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Increment in case of promotion to same grade pay

Mr.S. K. Pandey of ITAT asked:

Kindly suggest me whether an employee will get one promotional increment after promotion in 2009 when there is no change in his pay band and grade pay.

Also please suggest the pay band of an working employee in lower scale, who has passed UPSC Exam and joined as Assistant Registrar in ITAT in pre-revised scale 6500-10500, which was upgraded 8000-13500 later on. Is he eligible for PB-3 with Grade Pay 5400? Or should he be fixed in PB-2 only with grade pay 5400?

Also please suggest the pay band of an employee who was working in lower scale and promoted as Assistant Registrar in ITAT in pre-revised scale 6500-10500 which was upgraded 8000-13500 later on. Is he eligible for PB-3 with Grade Pay 5400? Or should he be fixed in PB-2 only with grade pay 5400?

GConnect Team’s Opinion:

As far as we interepret the Rule 13 read with Clarificatory OM dated 13/09/08 you are eligible to get 3% increment on your promotion (please go through Gconnect guest article Promotion is it honorary?

This has further been established from a reply under RTI. This is the gist of the query raised in RTI

“ It may be clarified whether on their promotion even though they are in the same pay band i.e 9300-34800(PB2) and same grade pay i.e 4200 as to whether any monetary benefit is to be given or not i.e 3% increment”.
Reply received: “Due to same grade pay in the grade STA(5000),DOS(5500) & AO, the pay is required to be fixed in terms of Dept. of Expenditure’s OM F. No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 13/09/2008.” (This OM is available in the article : Promotion is it honorary?

But this issue is yet to resolved by the respective administration.

One of the remedies available to the employee is to make categorical RTI question to 6CPC Implementaion Cell or DOPT seeking clarification.

Reply for point No: 2 and 3:

If the post of Assistant Registrar in ITAT is a Group A entry cadre, the up gradation promotion fixation should be given in PB 3 + grade pay of 5400. If not so, fixation is should be in PB2 + grade pay of 5400.

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