Clarification on grade pay of Rs.5400 to Income Tax Officers

Good News for Income Tax Officers who have completed 4 years of service in the grade of ITO as on 01.01.06, as HRD of Income Tax Department has decided to extend the grade pay of Rs.5400/- to these Officers also from 1.1.2006 irrespective of the fact that they have completed 4 years of service in the pay scale of Rs.7500-12000 only during 2008.

Earlier, Income Tax Officers who have completed 4 years of service as on 01.01.2006 have been fixed with the grade pay of Rs.5400/- only as on 21.04.08, on the notion that these Officers were placed in the pay scale of Rs.7500-12000 only from April 2004.

It’s a judicial interpretation and we hope that Central Board of Excise and Customs would follow suit as this analogy will also be squarely applicable to Officers such as Superintendent of Customs and Central Excise and Appraisers of Customs who were covered by the same portion of Government Notification dated 29.08.08 for implementation Sixth Pay Commission.

Download Income Tax Department’s clarification dated 06.03.09

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