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Stepping up of pay of Assistant Accounts Officers of Defence Accounts

Stepping up of pay of Assistant Accounts Officers of Defence Accounts – Pay Anomaly due to Grant of Higher Entry Pay to Direct Recruits – Clarification by Finance Ministry and DoPT to Ministry of Defence

Click here to read RTI reply given by Finance Ministry on the issue of Pay anomaly due to grant of Higher Entry pay to Direct Recruits

CGDA has issued a clarification circular on Stepping up of pay of Assistant Accounts Officers of Defence Accounts Department at par with directly recruited SAS Apprentices on the basis of clarification given by Finance Ministry and DOPT in the issue of Pay anomaly due to grant of Higher Entry pay to Direct Recruits.

Full text of CGDA circular, Finance Ministry Clarification and DOPT Clarification orders are given as follows

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010
IMPORTANT CIRCULAR
No. AN/XIV/14162/6th CPC/Stepping up of pay/AAO
Dated : 03/05/2013
Subject: Stepping up of pay of Assistant Accounts Officers of Defence Accounts Department at par with directly recruited SAS Apprentices.
The matter regarding stepping up of pay of promotee AAOs/SO(A)s at par with directly recruited SAS Apprentice to mitigate the pay anomaly arisen due to grant of higher entry pay to direct recruits was referred to Ministry of Defence(Finance).
2. In response, directions/clarification issued by Ministry of Finance, Deptt. of Expenditure vide UO FTS No. 169937/12 dated 12.02.2013 and Department of Personnel and Training U. Diary No. 63498/2012-Pay-1 dated 28.8.2012 received under Ministry of Defence (Finance) ID Note No. 1891/C/12 dated 13.02.2013 is attached for your information, guidance and necessary action please.
End: As above (03  pages)
(P.K.Rai)
SrACGDA(AN)

 

Text of Finance Ministry’s Clarification dated 12.02.2013

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E.III(A) Branch
UO FTS No.169937/12
 dated 12.2.2013
Ref. Notes of MOD(Finance) at pages 11- 13/ante in File No5586/C/12.
The proposal of MOD regarding stepping up of pay of Assistant Accounts Officers of Defence Accounts Department at par with directly recruited SAS Apprentices has been further examined in the Department of Expenditure. This Department agrees to the stepping up of pay of the promotee AAOs at par with the directly recruited SAS Apprentices subject to the following conditions:
(a) Stepping up of the pay of seniors can be claimed only in the case of those cadres which have an element of direct recruitment and in cases where a directly recruited junior is actually drawing more basic pay than the seniors. In such cases, the basic pay of the seniors will be stepped up with reference to the pay of the directly recruited junior provided they belong to the same seniority list for all purposes.
(b) Govt. servants cannot claim stepping up of their revised basic pay with reference to entry pay in the revised structure for direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006, as laid down in Section II of Part A of the First Schedule to the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, if their cadre does not have an element of direct recruit or in cases where no junior is drawing basic pay higher than them.
(c) Stepping up of pay of the seniors shall not be applicable in cases where direct recruits have been granted advance increments at the time of recruitment.
2. This issues with the approval of Joint Secretary(Pers).
Sd/-
(Manab Ray)
Under Secretary
Department of Expenditure, M/o Finance, UO FTS No.169937/12 dated 12.2.2013

Full Text of DoPT Clarification dated 28.08.2012

Department of Personnel and Training
Estt(Pay-1)Section
U.Diary No 63498/2012-Pay-I
dated 28.8.2012
Ministry of Defence may kindly refer to their notes on page 11/ante.
2. The proposal of the Ministry of Defence regarding stepping up of pay of AAOs of DAD at par with directly recruited SAS Apprentices has been examined in this Department. It is clarified that as SAS Apprentices are placed in the common seniority list of AAOs below them. The criteria set out in the Department of Expenditure UO Note dated 22 10.2010 (Page7/cor.) appear to be satisfied for stepping up of the pay of promotees with reference to DRS.
Sd/-
(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Deputy Secretary (Pay)
Ministr of Defence Finance
DoPT U.Diary No 63498/2012-Pay-I dated 28.8.2012

Ministry of Defence (Finance)

DAD (Coord)
Room No. 24-A South Block, New Delhi
ID Note No. 1891/C/12
dated 13.02.2013

Subject : Stepping up of pay of Assistant Accounts Officer of Defence Accounts Department at par with directly recruited SAS Apprentices.

Office of the CGDA may kindly refer to their UO Note bearing No. AN/ XIV/ 14162/ 6thCPC/ Stepping up of pay/AAO dated 05.10.2011 on the above subject.
2. The matter was taken up with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure and Department of Personnel & Training. A copy of DOP&T Dy. No. 63498/2012-Pay-I dated 28.08.2012 and UO FTS No. 169937/12 dated 12.02.2013 of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, issuing the necessary clarification, is enclosed herewith for further action of the Department.
Sd/-
(Vinod Kumar)
OSD

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