GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION AND IT
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
No. 1-14/2008-PCC Dated at New Delhi the 07-10-2009To
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Sub: Fixation of Pay of Postal Service Group ‘B’ Officers of the Department of Posts at the time of placement in the Grade Pay of Rs. 5400 in PB-2 Non Functional Scale.
Ministry of Finance vide Part “C”-Section –II of their Gezette Notification No. 622(E) dated 29th August, 2008 read with GSR 650(E) dated 8th September, 2009 circulated vide this office letter No. 4-4/2008-PCC dated 4-09-2008 and 24-9-2009, revised the pay scale of Postal Service Group ‘B’ officers / Superintendent (Posts) as follows:Sl.No. Revised Pay Scale Corresponding Pay Band and Grade Pay(i) Rs. 7500-12000 Rs. 9300-34800 + Grade Pay Rs. 4800, PB-2(ii) Rs. 8000-13500 Rs. 9300-34800 + Grade Pay Rs. 5400, PB-2 ( after four years)As already clarified vide this office letter No. 1-14/2008-PCC dated 04.11.2008, placement in higher grade pay after four years as notified is admissible to eligible officers completing four years service on or before 01.01.2006 effective from 01.01.2006 and in other cases from the date they complete four years service after 01.01.2006.
2. The pay scale of Senior Private Secretary of Postal Stenographers Group ‘B’ working in the Circle has been granted in the same manner indicated above and also communicated vide letter No. 1-24/2008-PCC dated 22.01.2009.
3. A doubt has arisen whether the benefit of granting one increment as laid down in Rule 13(i) of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 is applicable at the time of placing Group ‘B’ officers in the higher Grade Pay of Rs. 5400 in PB-2 after completion of four years of Regular Service. The issue was referred to Ministry of Finance seeking clarification on the above points.
4. Ministry of Finance has clarified vide their Dy. No. 1098/Dir-IC/09 dated 30-09-2009 that Postal Service Group ‘B’ Officers / Stenographers Group ‘B’ are to be allowed the benefit of one increment as laid down in Rule 13(i) of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 for fixation of pay at the time of allowing Non Functional Pay scale of Rs. 9300-34800 + Grade Pay of Rs 5400 in PB-2 on completion of four years of Regular Service.
5. Action may, therefore, be taken to re-fix the pay of Postal Service Group ‘B’ / Stenographers Group ‘B’ accordingly and arrears drawn where due.