(CSIR letter No.5(10)/61-E.I. dated. the 23rd Oct. 1961)
A question has been raised whether advance increments can be given to depart ental candidates
Also on the recommendation of Selection Committee as decided in sub-para 3 of this office letter No.6(4)/63-PC, dated 28-1-1964 in the case of outsiders. This matter was considered by the Governing Body of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research at its meeting held on 5-11-1960 and extracts from the proceedings of the meeting are quoted below for information:-
"After detailed discussion, the Governing Body decided that normally fixation of initial pay should be done in accordance with rule but in exceptional cases higher initial pay may be given as recommended by the Selection Committee for departmental candidates. In all such cases, the Selection Committee should record in some detail the special reasons which in their opinion merit the grant of higher initial pay as proposed."
(CSIR letter No.6(4)/63-PC, dated, the 11 th June 1964)
It has been noticed from the records of the proceedings of the various Selection Committees that the following stereotype recommendation is invariably recorded:
"In view of his high qualifications, experience and good performance in the interview, the Selection Committee recommends grant of advance increments to the candidate"
What is striking is the uniformity of this recommendation from most selection Committees. You will kindly appreciate that the Ministry of Finance are not happy to sanction higher pay on such general recommendations. I, therefore, suggest that cases where advance increments above those normally permitted under the rules are recommended, specific statement should be made on the following lines:-
1. the qualifications and experience expected., and what are the superior qualifications the candidate possesses;
2. in what manner the experience of the candidate is superior;
3. performance of the candidate may be described in terms of display of special knowledge or keenness of intellect, etc. In case of actual tests, such as the drawing or workshop jobs, some indication may be given of the standard of performance. I have given the above only as examples. There may be other ways in which outstanding qualities of candidates meriting advance increments could be stated.
I hope that in future justification for grant of advance increments may be recorded on the lines indicated. This will help us a great deal in obtaining sanction of the authorities concerned.
(CSIR letter No.3(10)/66-E.I. dated. the 11th May 1966)
Reference CSIR Letter No.6(4)/63-PC dated 11th June, 1964. In accordance with the provisions of Bye-law 80, the Director-General, Scientific & Industrial Research with the approval of the Vice-President, CSIR has been pleased to delegate to the Heads of Laboratories/Institutes/Organisations, his power for grant of advance increments not exceeding three increments to departmental candidates appointed against scientific posts upto the rank of SSO 11(that is, Scientist B) on the recommendation of the Selection Committee duly constituted by the Governing Body in the letter referred to above. The grant of advance increments to departmental candidates will not, however, be admissible, in respect of any post other than scientific.
The above delegation of power shall be for a period of two years from the date of issue of this letter. Advance increments should be granted to departmental candidates only in exceptional cases. A review of the above delegation of power will be undertaken at the end of two years.
(CSIR Letter No.3(1)/65-CTE, dated, the 28th June, 1968)
The Grant of advance increments to departmental candidates appointed against technical posts on the recommendation of the Selection Committees in deserving cases is permissible but it has to be approved by the Director General, Scientific & Industrial Research.
(CSIR letter No-. 5(25)/68-E.I. dated. the 24th Sept., 1968)
The proposals for grant of advance increments to candidates appointed against the posts of Scientists BI, AI, Senior Technical Assistant and Junior Technical Assistant are to be referred to the CSIR for approval of the Director-General, Scientific & Industrial Research, in terms of this office letter No. 5(25)/68-E.I. dated the 24th September, 1968.
(CSIR letter No.5(25)/68-E.I, dated, the 6th November, 1968)