Fixation of pay during ACP

Shri. Surinder Singh asked:
I was appointed as LDC in the pay scale 3050-4590 on 08 May 1995. 1st ACP has been granted to me on 08 May 2007. Pay has been fixed @ Rs.4100/- PM wef 08 May 2007 after grant of Annual increment for the year 2007 without making an option (which was granted on 01 May 2007). Now pay has been fixed on 01 Jan 2006 as per the provision of 6th CPC.

Now I have made an option to fix my pay wef 01 Jul 2007 on grant of 1st ACP after grant of Annual increment for the year 2007. But Audit authorities does not agree stating that you can not make an option as you have not given such type of option at the time of fixation of pay in pre-revised scale. request clarify that Can I make an option now.

GConnect Team’s opinion:

Your audit authorities are wrong.

You are entitled to exercise Option to fix your ACP pay after accrual of your July 2007 increment.
For any promotion /ACP granted after 01/01/2006,   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 by allowing  option For fixation from the date of promotion/ACP grant or from the date of regular increment

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