Option for fixation of Pay after Promotion – Request to relax the limitation period for exercising/re-exercising the option from 15.03.2020 to 28.02.2022: Rajya Sabha QA
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 731
TO BE ANSWERED ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2022
22 AGRAHAYANA, 1944 (SAKA)
OPTION FOR FIXATION OF PAY AFTER PROMOTION
731: SHRI NEERAJ SHEKHAR
SHRI JAVED ALI KHAN
Will the Minister of Finance be pleased to state:
(a) whether Department of Expenditure had issued OM dated 15.04.2021 allowing employees to exercise/re-exercise option for fixation of pay after promotion;
(b) if so, whether Government is aware that a large number of employees could not submit their options, due to devastating Delta wave of COVID-19 pandemic and are drawing less pay than their juniors;
(c) whether Government would provide another opportunity to the employees relaxing the limitation period for exercising/re-exercising the option in view of relaxation of limitation period from 15.03.2020 to 28.02.2022 by Hon’ble Supreme Court during COVID-19 pandemic;
(d) if so, the details thereof; and
(e) if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (SHRI PANKAJ CHAUDHARY)
(a): Yes Sir.
(b) to (e): Department of Expenditure issued the O.M. dated 15.04.2021 providing a window of three months period to the Government employees to exercise/re-exercise option for fixation of pay. After the time limit provided in the O.M. dated 15.04.2021, the references received from Ministry/Department are examined on merit on case to case basis.
Source: Rajya Sabha