Extension of Time-limit for exercise of Option for fixation of pay on Promotion

Fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion/grant of NFSG under MACP Scheme: DOPT

Extension of Time-limit for exercise of Option for fixation of pay on Promotion: PCDA Message No. 14

Message No : 14

Extension of Time- limit for exercise of Option for fixation of pay on Promotion.

Kind attention is drawn to the of MoD, New Delhi OM No. 1(4)/2021/D(Pay/Services) dated 04/06/2021 read with in conjunction to MoF/DoE, New Delhi OM No.4-21/2017IC/E-IIIA dated 15/04/2021, wherein the time limit for exercise/re-exercise of Option on promotion has been further extended, by a period of three (3) months from the date of issue of MoD, New Delhi OM dated 04/06/2021 i.e. upto 03/09/2021.

In this context it is pertinent to mention that As per MoD, New Delhi OM No 1(20)/2017/D(Pay/services)-Part-I dated 02/11/2020 read with MoF OM No. 4-21/2017-IC/E/IIIA dated 28/11/2019, Officers who have been Promoted/ Upgraded on or after 01.01.2016 in 7th CPC and Opt for fixation of their pay on promotion from the DNI in lower grade will be allowed increment in promotional grade after completion of six (6) months qualifying service on 1st Jan or 01st Jul, as the case may be.

Accordingly, Officers who have been promoted or granted financial upgradation on or after 01.01.2016 and desire to exercise/re-exercise option for pay fixation from DNI may opt within three months from the date of issue of MoD, New Delhi OM dated 04/06/2021 i.e. by 3rd Sept 2021. Options so exercised may also be sent through an utility provided on the website of PCDA(O), Pune.

The Last date of exercising option shall be 3rd Sept 2021.

Option once exercised through the utility on the website shall be binding & final. No further extension will be granted or entertained after the completion of stipulated Timeline viz. 03.09.2021. (Third September Two Thousand & Twenty One).

Further, the ‘Option Calculator’ provided by office of the PCDA(O), Pune may please be referred to, for further necessary guidance while exercising your Option.

Disclaimer : The result generated by the Option Calculator developed by PCDA(O), Pune is for reference only. Any decisions made by the user concerned based on the results given by the above calculator or the outcomes thereof shall be the responsibility of the User Officer only and PCDA (O), Pune or any employee serving under him shall not be made liable for the same.

Note : The provisions of re-exercising Option under the said OM is only for fixation of pay on promotion from the DNI in the lower grade and should not to be construed for switching over of pay to the revised pay structure in 7th CPC.


  • Login into your account.
  • Click on to ‘7th CPC Exercise of Option Utility’.
  • Select ‘Rank’ to which Promoted,
  • Fill in details of MS Br letter No / SUBPROM Part II Order No. & Date notified for promotion.
  • Select the Radio Button to choose your option i.e. either
    • from the ‘date of promotion’ or
    • from the ‘date of next increment in the lower grade’.
  • Click on to Submit button.
  • PDF is generated with DAK ID. Take a print.
  • Fill the blanks and sign.
  • Upload the scanned copy of the same in pdf format only.
  • Procedure is completed.

Click here to view/download the pdf