Pay Fixation

(22) Pay Fixation 

(22.1)     Fixation of initial Pay under F.R. 27.

 (22.1.1)       Of late a large number Of recommendations for appointment Of candidates at higher initial pay than the minimum of the scale are being received in this office. It may be stated that for junior posts like the Senior/Junior Laboratory Assistants for which the qualification required is only B. Sc./F.Sc. degree, there should ordinarily be no question of any advance increments as this concession is extended normally only to such posts which cannot attract suitably qualified candidates on the minimum of the sanctioned scale of pay.  It is, therefore, emphasized that these instructions may invariably he kept in view while offering higher initial pay to candidates selected for junior posts. 

(CSIR letter No.5(10)/61-E.I. dated. the 23rd Oct. 1961)  

(22.1.2) Advance increments to departmental candidates.

 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)

 (22.1.3) The Governing Body of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research at its meeting held on 23rd, March, 1966 decided that the initial pay of departmental candidates selected for appointment to higher scientific posts on the recommendation of Selection Committees and on the basis of open advertisement should normally be fixed in accordance with rules, but in exceptional cases higher initial pay may be sanctioned as recommended by Selection Committee for departmental candidates.  It was also decided that in all such cases, the Selection Committees should record in some detail the special reasons which in their opinion merit the grant of higher initial pay.

 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)

(22.1.4) Delegation of Powers to Heads/Directors of National Laboratories /Institutes /Organisation-Grant of Advance Increments-Departmental Candidates. 

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) 

(22.1.5) Grant of advance increments to departmental candidates.

 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) 

(22.1.6) Grant of advance increments to departmental candidates. 

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) 

  for grant of higher initial salary.

 Instances have come to notice that some times candidates recommended by Selection Committee for particular posts are allowed to join duties without issue of formal appointment letter to them by the competent authority and their acceptance of the terms of appointments.  There are also sometimes cases, when a candidate who might have been recommended higher initial salary by the selection Committee is allowed to join and given the higher initial salary as recommended in anticipation of the approval of the competent authority. The above actions are not regular and often creates complications and embarrassment. 

I am, therefore, to request that no one should be allowed to join duty in a post without issue of a formal appointment letter to him and receipt of his acceptance of the terms offered.  In the case of candidates where grant of higher initial pay recommended for them require prior approval they should not be given the higher initial salary in anticipation of the sanction of the competent authority and in case such candidates are allowed to join duties it should be stipulated in writing to them that they shall abide by the decision o t e competent authority in the matter of grant of higher initial pay. 

(CSIR Letter No.5(1).169-E.I., dated, the 6th February, 1970) 

(22.1.8) Delegation of powers of Heads/Directors of National Laboratories /Institutes /Organisations - Grant of advances increments - departmental candidates. 

In accordance with the provisions of Bye-law 80 the Director-General.  Scientific & Industrial Research, 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 II (that is, Scientist 'B') on the recommendation of the Selection Committee duly constituted by the authority subject to the conditions laid down by the Governing Body vide CSIR Letter No.6(4)/63-PC dated 11.6.1964 and conditions stipulated in CSIR letter No.3(1)/65-CTE dated 28.6.1968, for a further period of two years from 21.9.1972(i.e. 20.9.1974).

A review of the above delegation of powers will be undertaken at the end of two years. (CSIR letter No.3(1)/72-Estt, dated, the 2nd Jan., 1973) 

(22.1.9) Delegation of powers to Heads/Directors of National Laboratories Institutes/ Organisations - Grant of advances increments - departmental candidates. 

Reference CSIR letter No.3(1)72-CTE. dated 2.1.1973 on the above subject.  The Heads/Directors of the National Laboratories /Institutes/Organisations may continue to exercise the powers for grant of advance increments not exceeding three increments to departmental candidates appointed against Scientific posts upto the rank of Scientist 'B' on the recommendation of the Selection Committee duly constituted by the competent authority subject to the conditions laid down by the Governing Body vide CSIR letter No. 6(4)/73-PC dated 11.6.1964     and conditions stipulated in CSIR letter no.3(1)65- CTE dated 28.6.1968.

    (CSIR letter No. 3(1)/72-CTE, dated, the 29th Dec., 1975)

(22.1.10) Advance increments to departmental candidates. 

Reference CSIR Circular letter No.6/4/63-PC dated 11-6-1964, incorporating extracts from the proceedings of the meeting of the Governing Body of the CSIR held on 5.11.1960 regarding grant of advance increments which is self-explanatory.  The operative part of the decision of the Governing Body's aforesaid proceeding is reproduced below :- 

"After Detailed discussion, the Governing Body decided that normally fixation of initial pay should be done in accordance with rules 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 Committees should record in some detail the special reasons which in their opinion merit the grant of higher initial pay as proposed." 

2. This question again came up for re-examination in the CSIR Headquarters recently and the position is explained as under: - 

  1. Under the normal rules grant of advance increments to the departmental candidates simultaneously with their promotion to the next higher grade is not permissible, especially as they shall be getting not only higher initial pay but also a higher pay-scale which will open out a more promising vista in their official careers. 
  2. The reasons generally given by the Selection Committees in support of their recommendations for advance increments are "excellent knowledge of their subject" and/or "excellent performance at the interview".  It as felt that while undoubtedly make an employee entitled to accelerated promotion to a next higher grade, that should not entitle him to an additional advantage of a higher stage in the same I     grade, especially when his activities continue to be in the same laboratory and no change of place is involved. 

3.       While it is not intended that there should be a blanket ban on the grant of advance increments to departmental candidates on their promotion to the next higher post, such grants/recommendations should be restricted to really exceptional and rare cases and only in those situations where the pay fixed under the normal rules would either give no or only a meagre advantage to the person concerned as compared to the lower post held by him or where the candidate has such exceptionally outstanding performances and/or work to his credit as would warrant not only promotion but also grant of advance increments by way of recognition of his work, which should then be specifically referred to by the Selection Committee.  Such Cases when recommended to this office may also kindly be got accompanied by the CR folders of the concerned person along with other relevant documents. 

4.       Director-General, Scientific & Industrial Research shall be glad if you could kindly apprise the Members and the Chairman of your Selection Committee about these broad guidelines so that the matter's duly kept in view while finalising their recommendations on the concerned candidates.  'his will enable him to avoid, as in certain cases at present, the painful necessity of having to disagree with or whittle down the recommendations of the Selection Committees despite his highest personal regard for the distinguished Members forming them.  The D.G. also expects that Directors of the Labs. and Members of the Committees will not misunderstand the exercise by him of power of moderation of such recommendations which is invariably done in a most objective manner and with due regard to the totality of circumstances in a given situation and the overall norms of the C.S.I.R. 

(CSIRIetterNo.17(100)/77-EII, dated, the dated 14th June, 1977.) 

(22.1.11) Grant of advance increments to candidates selected for appointment in the National Labs./Instts. 

In respect of a case for grant of advance increments to a candidate selected for appointment in a laboratory, as recommended by the Selection Committee, the DGSIR has made the following observations:-

 "The guidelines for advance increments require that these be given in exceptional and rare cases".  In such cases the exceptionally outstanding performance/work should be referred to specifically in the minutes of the Selection Committee.  The statement "in view of his overall achievements, excellent performance at the interview" is not specific nor in the class "exceptionally outstanding." 

Selection Committees may be requested henceforth to be specific in giving details of achievements/performance which they can accept as "exceptional/outstanding." 

It is requested that the above instructions of Director-General may kindly be kept in view and brought to

the notice of the Selection Committees, considering the grant of advance increments/higher starting salary.

(CSIR letter No. 17(100)/77-EII, dated, the 21 st Nov., 1978)

(22.1.12) Grant of advance increments. 

Reference CSIR letters No. 17(100)/77-E.II dated the 14th June, 1977 and 21.11.78. The question regarding the grant of advance increments to, the candidates on the recommendations of the Selections Committees has been considered by the Vice-President, CSIR.  It has been observed that in several cases justification recorded in the Proceedings of the Selection Committees for grant of advance increments are general and vague.  It does not give clearly argued factual accounts of the merit of an individual which can unambiguously convince any one of the high quality of the individual for whom the advance increments have been recommended. 

The Vice-President, CSIR has, therefore, directed that the Selection Committees should, in future, be given explicitwritten instructions to spell out in some detail, while making their recommendations, the merits of the candidate justifying preferential treatment for grant of advance increments, so that it can unambiguously establish and convince any one of the high quality of an individual for whom the advance increments have been recommended.The above instructions are brought to your notice for guidance and strict adherence.

(CSIR letter No.3(27)/78-E.II, dated, the 12th Nov., 1980) 

(22.1.13) Subject. Delegation of powers. 

In accordance with the provisions made in the Hand Book on Powers of Heads of Departments circulated by CSIR, the Heads of National Labs./lnstts. are authorised to grant advance increments not exceeding three to departmental/outside candidates on their appointment against scientific posts upto the rank of Scientist-B, B-1 and other posts of corresponding ranks, on the recommendations of the Selection Committee duly constituted by the Competent authority.  This decision was taken at the time when the Directors of the National Labs./Instts. were empowered to make appointments to scientific and technical posts upto the level of Scientist-'B'. 

The above delegation to the Heads of Labs./lnstts. has been reviewed in consideration of the fact that the Directors/Heads of the National Labs./lnstts. are now empowered to make appointments upto the rank of Sci-'EI'/ 'E.II'.  DGSIR has accordingly been pleased to authorise the Heads of the National Labs./Instts, to exercise the power to grant increments not exceeding three to the departmental and/or outside candidates in respect of all posts (Scientific & Technical) upto the level of Scientist EI/EII, subject to the conditions laid down by CSIR from time to time on the subject. 

(CSIR letter No. 14(25)/82-E.II, dated, 6th Jan., 1983) 

 22.1.14) Grant of advance increments. 

It has been noted from time to time that advance increments are sanctioned without reflecting the outstanding merit of the candidates in the proceedings as stipulated in various communications issued by CSIR from time to time.  A few communications issued on this behalf are indicated below:- 

  1. CSIR Letter No. 6/4/63-PC dated 11.6.1964. 
  2. CSIR Letter No. 17/100/77-E.II dated 14.6.1977. 
  3. CSIR Letter No. 17/l00/77-E.II dated 2.11.1978. 
  4. CSIR Letter No. 3/27/78-E.II dated 12.11.1980. 

The matter regarding grant of advance increments to outside candidates recommended by the Selection Committee against the advertised post has again been reviewed in CSIR.  It has been decided that whenever an outside candidate is selected/appointed, advance increments if recommended by the Selection Committee on the merit of the candidate may normally be limited to three only if the case of the candidate merits for grant of increments and regulated under the powers delegated to Directors/Heads of the Laboratories/Institutes.  CSIR may be approached for further increments only if a contingency of protecting the emoluments drawn by the candidate in his previous position arises. 

The Laboratories/Institutes are requested once again to strictly follow the instructions issued from time to time on the above subject. 

(CSIR letter No.5(45)/81 -E.II, dated, the 13th Feb., 1984) 

(22.1.15) Higher Initial pay to candidates possessing First class B.Tech. (Engineering) Degree and M. Tech. (Engg) Degree.

(2.1) The Vice-President, Council of & Scientific and Industrial Research, has been pleased to decide in consultation with FA to C.S.I.R., that the concession of grant of four advance increments over the initial of the scale of pay as being granted to First class M.Sc.'s when appointed as Junior Scientific/Technical Assistant in the scale of Rs.210-10-290-15-EB-15-425 vide this office O.M. No. 15(30)/60 E I, Pt.II. dated 22-21961 may also be given to the candidates possessing the following qualifications when appointed as Junior Scientific /Technical Assistant: 

  1. First class B. Tech.(Engg.).
  2. M.Tech.(Engg.) 

They will thus start on Rs.250-00 p.m, in the above mentioned scale. 

 (CSIR letter No. 15(30)/65-E.I, dated, the 2nd August, 1968) 

(22.1.16) Reference CSIR Memorandum number CSIR/PIC/73/5 dated 12.3.1974 on the above subject. The Governing Body of the CSIR at its meeting held on 26th February, 1974, has approved of the following -- 

  1.    First Class M.Sc./B.Tech.(Engg.) and B.E./B.Sc.(Engg.) of the same duration of education as that of M.Sc. B.Tech.(Engg.) and.B.E.1M.Phann.(Degree Course of atleast 5 years duration after Higher Secondary) and M.Tech.(Engg.), when appointed as Jr. Scientific Assistant/Jr.  Technical Assistant/Jr.Mechanical Assistant in the revised scale of Rs.425-15-500-EB-15- 560-20-700 would start at Rs. 485/- per month. 
  2.  A science Graduate/Diploma Holder in any branch of engineering when appointed to the post of Junior, Laboratory Assistant would start at Rs.340/- p.m. in the revised Scale of Rs. 260-8-300-EB-8-340- 10380-EB-10- 430. 
  3.  Wherever rules exist for grant of advance increments to particular categories on acquiring higher proficiency etc., Jr. Stenographers on showing higher speed in Shorthand, they will continue. 

The orders at (i) & (ii) are effective with effect from 1. 1. 1973.  Persons who were appointed on or after; 11.1973 as (a) Jr. Scientific Assistant/Jr.Technical Assistant/Jr.  Mechanical Assistant and given the higher start of Rs.250/- in the scale of Rs.210-425 and (b) Junior Laboratory Assistant on a higher start of Rs. 150/- in the scale of Rs. 110-200 will be entitled to the higher start of Rs.485/- in the scale of Rs.425-700 (revised) and Rs. 540/- in the scale of Rs. 260-430 (revised) respectively from the date of their appointment. 

(CSIR letter No. 17/65/74-E.II, dated, the 3rd June, 1974) 

(22.1.17) Higher Initial start to First class MSc./B.Tech. (Engg.) and B.E./B.Sc. (Engg.) etc. candidates on their appointment as Senior Laboratory Assistant. 

The question of grant of higher initial start to first class M.Sc./B.Tech.(Engg.) and B.E./B.Sc.(Engg.) of the same duration of education as that of M.Sc., B.Tech.(Engg.) and B.E./M.Pharm. (Degree course of at least 5 years after higher secondary and M.Tech.(Engg.) on their appointment to the post of Sr.  Laboratory Assistant has been under consideration of the CSIR for some time past. 

The Governing Body of the CSIR at its meeting held on 21.9.77 has approved that a first class M.Sc./B.Tech(Engg.) and B.E./B.Sc.(Engg.) or equivalent when appointed as Senior Laboratory Assistant may be given four advance increments (i.e. Rs.428/-) in the scale of Rs.380-12-440-EB- 1 5-560-EB-20-640.

The Governing Body further approved that the above grant of higher initial start should also be made admissible to all First Class M.A. in Natural and Social Sciences. 

These orders will be applicable from the date of issue. 

(CSIR letter No. 17(65)/76-E.II, dated, the 17th November, 1977) 

(22.2) Grant of Higher Initial Pay to Jr.Stenographer. 

(22.2.1) Grant of Higher initial pay to the Junior Stenographers in the C.S.LR. 

The Governing Body of the CSIR at its meeting held on 16.4.1966 has approved of the following recommendations of the Finance Sub-Committee

  1.  Stenographers who qualify at a speed of 80 w.p.m. in shorthand may be given the minimum of the scale of Rs.130-300. 
  2.  Those who qualify at a speed of 100 w.p.m,. in shorthand may be given a higher start of 4 advance increments.
  3.  Those who qualify at  speed of l20 w.p.m. in shorthand be given a higher start of 8 advance increments in the prescribed scale1of Rs.130-300. 

The decision of the Finance Sub-Committee is primarily with reference to future recruits.  However, since this will put future recruits at advantage, compared to the serving Stenographers, it has been decided, in consultation with F.A. to C.S.I.R. that the pay of serving Stenographers who have qualified at a speed of 100w.p.m. prior to 16.4.1966 and whose pay falls below 150/-p.m. may be raised to Rs. 1501-p.m. with effect from 16.4.1966. Similarly the pay of those serving Stenographers who qualified at a speed of 120 w.p.m. prior to 16.4.1966 and whose pay falls short of Rs. 176/- should be raised to Rs. 176/-p.m. with effect from 16.4.1966. Annual increment in both cases would accrue after a full year from the date of such fixation. 

The existing Junior Stenographers, who have not qualified at a speed of 100 w.p.m. or 120 w.p.m. in shorthand, may be allowed to take the test along with outside candidates to show the proficiency for earning the benefit of a minimum of Rs. 150/- and Rs. 176/- with effect from the date of the test.

(CSIR letter No. 1(32)/64-E.III, dated, the 18th Feb., 1967)

(22.2.2) Grant of Higher initial pay to Jr. Stenographers in the C.S.LR. 

Reference this Office letter No.1(32)64-E.III dated 18.2.1967 on the above subject. It has been decided, in consultation with Financial Advisor to Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, to extend the benefit of advance increments to serving Jr. Stenographers who qualify or have qualified at a speed of 100 w.p.m. and 120 w.p.m. in shorthand.  Serving Junior Stenographers who have qualified or who may qualify at a speed of 100 w.p.m. shall be allowed two advance increments or Rs.1501-p.m. whichever is favourable to them.  Similarly, those who qualify at a speed of 120 w.p.m. in shorthand shall be allowed four increments (including two already drawn) for having qualified at a speed of 120 w.p.m. or Rs. 176/-pffi whichever is favourable to them.

This benefit will be admissible to them from 16.1.1966, the date of approval of the scheme by the Governing Body at its its meeting held on 16.4.66. 

Those Jr. Stenographers who have not yet qualified at a speed of 100 and 120 w.p.m. will be allowed to take the test to show the proficiency in shorthand once in a year 1st week of January for earning the benefit of advance increments. 71e advance increments so earned will be admissible from the first of the month following that in which the prescribed examination or test is completed. 

This may be brought to the notice of all Jr. Stenographers and their pay fixed accordingly. 

 (CSIR letter No. 1(32)/61 -E.III, dated, the 2nd Feb., 1968) 

(22.2.3) Grant of advance increments/higher initial pay to Junior Stenographers in the CSIR and its National Laboratories/Institutes. 

The matter regarding the grant of higher initial pay/advance increments to Junior Stenographers for qualifying at a speed of 100/120 w.p.m. in Shorthand was reconsidered by the Governing Body at its meeting held on 3rd August, 1979.  The following decision has, inter alia been taken :- 

"After some discussion, the Governing Body approved of the grant of one and two advance increments only in place of four and eight advance increments to the future appointees to the posts of Junior Stenographers and to the existing Junior Stenographers (Ordinary Grade) who hereafter qualify at a speed of 100 and 120 w.p.m. respectively in shorthand.  This decision would take effect from 3.8.1979." 

The above decision is brought to your notice for guidance and necessary action.  The grant of one and two advance increments as above will be regulated in accordance with the instructions contained in the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi O.M. No.7(31)-E.III(A)/75 dated 4.10.1975 (incorporated as G.I. decision No. 73 below F.R. 22 in Chaudri's compilation of F.R. and S.R. (Vol.1) - 7th edition). 

(CSIR letter No. 1(55)/68-E.III. dated. the 17th Seb., 1979) 

(22.2.4) Grant of advance increments/higher initial pay to Junior Stenographers in the CSIR and its NationalLaboratories/Institutes. 

Reference this office circular of even number dated 17.9.1979 on the subject cited above.  The following amendments may be carried out in the said circular. 

The word 'and' used between the words one - two appearing in line two of the relevant Governing Body decision reproduced in the CSIR circular No. 1(55)/68-E.III dated 17th September, 1979 may be substituted by the word 'or' between the words one - two as mentioned above. 

(CSIR letter No. 1(55)/68-E.III, dated. the 12th Feb., 1980) 

(22.2.5)    Grant of higher initial pay to Junior Stenographers in the CSIR. 

Reference:   1. No. 1(32)/64-E.III dt. 18.2.1967

  1. No. 1 (32)/64-E.III dt. 2.2.1968
  2. No. 17 (65)/74-E.II dt. 3.6.1974
  3.  No. 1(55)/68-E.III dt. 17.9.1979 

The issue regarding grant of four and eight advance increments to the serving Junior Stenographers as on 16.4.1966 who had qualified at the speed of 100 and 120 w.p.m respectively in shorthand prior to 16.4.66 or thereafter but before 3rd August, 1979, had been considered by. the Governing Body, CSIR at its meeting held on 3rd August, 1979.  The Governing Body after considering the matter, had authorised the DGSIR to take decision in consultation with Member (Finance). 

This question has been considered at the CSIR Headquarters and in consultation with the Member (Finance), The DGSIR has been pleased to decide as under:- 

Junior Stenographers who were in service in CSIR as on 16.4.1966 and who had qualified in the required Stenographic test at the speed of 100/120 w.p.m., prior to 16.4.1966 or thereafter but before 3-8-1979, may be granted 4/8 advance increments respectively w.e.f. 16.4.1966 or from the date on which they had qualified the test whichever was later.  The pay of these Junior Stenographers may be fixed notionally w.e.f. such date.  In some cases, two (2) and four (4) advance increments had already been allowed.  These shall be taken into account while arriving at the refixed pay.  The actual monetary benefit on account of this 'notional' refixation of pay will be admissible from the date of issue of these orders.  This should be specifically noted. 

3.         The pay of the concerned Junior Stenographers may be fixed in consultation with Finance & Accounts Officer/Sr.  Finance & Accounts officer of your Laboratory/Institute. 

(CSIR letter No. 1(55)/68-E.III, dated, the 30th Jan., 1981)

(22.2.6) Grant of higher initial pay to Junior Stenographer in CSIR and its National Labs./Instts. 

Representations have been received from the Junior Stenographer working in the CSIR Headquarters as well as in the Laboratories/Instts. for extending the benefit of advance increment from the date of the meeting of the Governing Body i.e. 3rd August, 1979.  The matter has been considered in consultation with Member (Finance).  It is, however, regretted that it is not possible to extend the benefit from the date of the meeting of the Governing Body i.e. 3rd August, 1979.  It is requested that all the concerned Junior Stenographer may kindly be informed of this decision. 

(CSIR letter No. 1(55)/68-E.III, dated, the 24th June, 1982) 

(22.2.7) Regarding clarification for fixation of pay of Junior Stenographer. 

Reference DO letter number EST.P.21/31023 dated 29.10.1982 from Administrative Officer (S.G.), RRL, Hyderabad to Deputy Secretary (L.A.). The presumption made in letter No. EST-P-21 dated 8.2.1982 with regard to fixation of pay at Rs.428/- instead of RS.416/- w.e.f. 1.7.1974 is confirmed.  The increments already granted are to be taken into account while arriving at the refixed pay and the actual monetary benefit on account of this 'notional' refixation of pay will be admissible from 30.1.1981 only.

Further action in the matter may kindly be taken at your end.  

(CSIR letter No.5(17)/82-E.II, dated, the February, 1983) 

(22.2.8) Grant of Higher initial pay to the Junior Stenographers in the C.S.LR. 

The question of extending the financial benefit of notional fixation of pay with effect from the decision of the Governing Body of the CSIR was considered by the Governing Body at its meeting held on 21st November, 1983.  The Governing Body after considering the matter has approved to extend the actual monetary benefit on account of notional fixation of pay as a result of grant of 4/8 advance increments to the in-service Junior Stenographers with effect from 3rd August, 1979 itself, i.e. the date on which the 'Governing Body had earlier accepted this proposal in principal instead of 30th January, 1981.

The arrears admissible to the Junior Stenographers on account of this decision may be paid as early as possible. 

(CSIR letter No. 1(55)/68-E.III, dated, the 14th Feb., 1984) 

(22.2.9) Grant of advance increments to junior stenographers on qualifying the proficiency test in Shorthand at the speed of 100/200 w.p.m. 

In accordance with the standing instructions Junior Stenographers working in CSIR and its National Laboratories/Institutes are entitled to the grant of 1/2 advance increments on their qualifying in the proficiency test in shorthand at the speed of 100/120 w.p.m. 

Some of the Junior Stenographers in the Labs./Instts. have already been placed in the special grade of Rs.425-700 after completion of 11 years service in the grade.  They could qualify in the above speed only while working in the special grade.  Some of the Labs./lnstts. where they have been working recommended their cases for the grant of 1/2 increments to them in the special grade.  The matter has accordingly been considered carefully in consultation with Finance Wing of CSIR vis-a-vis Government of India instructions on the subject.  It has now been decided that the Junior Stenographers (Special Grade) who qualified/qualifies in the above speed may also be granted 1/2 advance increments in the present grade subject to other conditions as laid down in the scheme itself. 

(CSIR letter No. 14(6)/12/82/83-E.II, dated, the 22nd September, 1986)

(22.3) Revision of Pay Scales & Fixation of pay of other Categories of staff.

 (22.3.1) Appointment of Junior Accountants in the C.S.LR. Fixation of initial pay.

    The Director-General, Scientific & Industrial Research has been pleased to decide that all the Junior Accountants appointed in the C.S.I.R. on or after 18.11.1960, after passing the Junior Accountants Examination, who were allowed an initial pay of Rs. 1801- p.m., will now be allowed an initial pay of Rs. 190/- p.m., in the scale of Rs. 180- 10-290-EB- 15-380-EB- 15-440, from the date of their appointment as Junior Accountants.

The arrears on this account will be paid to the Junior Accountants concerned.

(CSIR letter No.8(28)/8/64.E.I, dated. the 11th Aug., 1966)

(22.3.2) Appointment of Junior Accountants in the C. S.LR. Fixation of pay.

 In continuation of CSIR O.M. No. 8(28)/8/64.E.I. dated 11.8.1966 on the above subject, the Director General, Scientific & Industrial Research has been pleased to decide that all the Junior Accountants appointed in CSIR on or after 1. 1. 1973 on qualifying the Junior Accountants Examination may be allowed to draw an initial pay of Rs. 440/- p.m., in the scale of Rs. 425-15-500-EB-15-560-20-700, with effect from the date of their appointment as Junior Accountants.

 The arrears on this account will be paid to the Junior Accountants concerned.

 (CSIR letter No.31(8)/74.E.I, dated, the 23rd June, 1975) 

(22..3.3) Recommendations of Sidhu Committee for career development of Administrative staff of CSIR Implementation thereof.

      Reference CSIR Order No. 3 (circulated vide No. 33(89)/81 -E I dated 12.11.1981 conveying the decision of the Governing Body re-designating the post of Junior Accountants in the scale of Rs. 425-750 as Assistant (F&A) in the scale of Rs. 425-800 and also declaring it a local cadre post, this office has been receiving clarification from the Laboratories/Institutes, regarding fixation of pay of the incumbents holding the posts.  This matter has been considered in detail and it has been decided, that the pay of incumbents, holding these posts. will be fixed under the provisions of FR-23 read with FR 22(a) (ii).

(CSIR letter No.33(90)/82.E.I, dated, the 26th Nov., 1982) 

(22.3.4) Appointment of Assistant (Finance & Accounts) in C.S.LR. - Fixation of initial pay.

 Reference CSIR O.M. No. 31(8)/74-E.I. dated 23.6.1975. The Junior Accountants appointed on or after 1. 1. 1973 on qualifying the Junior Accountant examination shall be given initial pay of Rs. 440/- per month (one advance increment) in scale of Rs.425-700. The pay scale of the Junior Accountants (Assistant, Finance & Accounts) was upgraded to Rs. 425-750/-.  Subsequently, on implementation of Sidhu Committee report, the pay scale of the Assistant (F&A) was fixed at Rs.425-800/- to bring it on par with Assistant (General). 

It has been observed that even after implementation of Sidhu Committee Report with effect from 1.2.1982, initial pay of Assistant (F&A) continues to be fixed at Rs.440/- (involving grant of one advance increment) which is not covered by the orders to the extant issued on the subject.  It is, therefore, requested that wherever initial pay has been given at Rs. 440/- to an Assistant (F&A) on or after 1.2.1982 due to wrong fixation of pay recovery of the same may kindly be made at your end under intimation to this office.

 (CSIR letter No.4(9)/76.E.I, dated, the 2nd Nov., 1987)

 (22.3.5) In continuation of this office letter of even number dated 14th July, 1987, on she above subject, I am directed to inform you that various clarifications have been sought by the Labs./Instts. on the various points.  These have been examined and necessary clarifications are given below:- 

  1. Assistant s (F&A) (Spl. Gr.) may be promoted in the scale of Rs. 1,640-60-2600-EB-75-2900 w.e.f. 1/5/1987 irrespective of the fact whether there is any grade in the Finance & Accounts Cadre or not.  On their turn for promotion as Section Officer (Finance & Accounts), they will get their normal promotion in the approved grade;
  2. The incumbents holding Special Grade Post listed in the above circular may be promoted to the next grade w.e.f. 1/5/1987 by upgrading their existing posts and their pay fixed under FR-22(C).
  3. While no DPC is required to be constituted for such promotion, it may be ensured that there is no adverse entry in their CRs for the period they were placed in the Special Grade and 1/5/1987.  It may also be ensured that no vigilance case is pending or contemplating against them.
  4. Such promotees cannot exercise other option under the Revised Pay Rules - 1986.
  5. Inter seniority of these promotee will continue to remain the same as on the Special Grade post.

(CSIR letter No.2(178)/A/86-CDN-E-II, dated, the 25th August, 1987) 

(22.3.6) Grant of minimum initial pay to departmental Assistants appointed as Section Officer.

 The Assistants promoted to officiate as Section Officer in short term vacancy are also eligible for guaranteed minimum pay of Rs.710/- inthe scale of pay of Rs.650-1200 of Section officer.

 (CSIR letter No.33(1)/72-El, dated, the 9th Jan. 1975) 

(22.3.7) Grant of additional increments to Section Officer.

 The CSIR has decided to implement the orders and instructions contained in the Ministry of Home Affairs Department of Personnel And Administrative Reforms O.M. No. 21/27/74-CS-(1) dated the 1st July, 1977 (with enclosures) and No.F.5/54/77-CS(I) dated 31.8.1977 on the above subject.  Copies of the orders are forwarded herewith for your information and circulation among the concerned officers.

 In order to consider the cases the eligible Section Officers who were in position as regular Assistant on 1.7.1959 and have completed 3 years and/or 10 years service in the post of Section Officer and are due to reach the stage of Rs.810/- and/or Rs.960/- in the scale of Rs.650-1200 or have already crossed these stages in the above scale by 31.3.1978 for the grant of additional increments, the required information in the proforma (enclosed) may kindly be furnished to this office immediately but in any case not later than 10.2.1978.

 While furnishing the information, clarifications contained in the Ministry of Home Affairs (Department of personnel & Administrative Reforms) O.M. of 31.8.1977 referred to above may particularly be taken into consideration. 

It has been decided that in future the proposals for the grant of additional increments to Section Officer as envisaged in the above orders would be considered by the Departmental promotion Committee Twice a year, i.e. in July (for period January - June) and in January (for period July to December).  Therefore, the proposals falling during the period January to June may be sent to this office by 1 st July -and proposals falling during the period July to December may be sent by 1st January every year for consideration by the D.P.C.

 (CSIR letter No.33(71)/77-E I., dated, the 23th Jan. 1978)

 PROFORMA

Name of the labs./Instts

 

Particulars of Section Officer Who Were in Positions as Assistant on 1.7.1959 and Have Completed Three Years andlor Ten Years As Section Officer.

 

Statement for the period ending

 

Name of the labs./Instts
S. No. Name Date of appointment as assistant Date of regular aptt. as S.O. Present pay with date from which it is being drawn. Date from which officiated as S.O before regular app. as S.o. before regular appt. as S.O. without interruption/reversion. Date on whicch the stage of RS.810/- And or Rs. 9601- due to reach or has reached. Remakrks
1
2
3
4
5

(22.3.8)  Implementation of RP Rule, 1986 - Grant o fguaranteed minimum initial start of Rs.2120 to Section Officer(Gen.) in the revised pay scale of Rs.2000-3500.

 With reference to CIMAP letter No.MP.6(35)/86 dated 29.11.1986 received from the Scientist-in-charge, of Regional Centre at Bangalore on the above noted subject, 1 am directed to state in consultation with Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pension, New Delhi that since 4th Pay Commission has not recommended a minimum guaranteed pay to Assistants on promotion as Section Officers, the pay of Assistants promoted as Section Officers will have to be fixed under the normal Rules and that no guaranteed minimum pay is to be allowed on such promotion/appointment effective from 1.               1. 1986 or thereafter.

 (CSIR letter No. 17(178)/86-CDN-E.II-43, dated, the 20th Feb. 1987)

 (22.3.9) Appointment of Senior Personal Assistant-fixation of pay

 The Senior Stenographers on their appointment on promotion as Senior Personal Assistants should be allowed guaranteed minimum initial salary of Rs. 7 1 0/- p.m. in the scale of Rs. 650-30-740-35-880-EB-40-1040 in accordance with the decision of Government of India contained in the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms Office Memo No. 19/2/73-CS(I), dated 19.2.1974 circulated vide this office letter No. CSIR/PIC/73-5 dated 12.8.1974.

 (CSIR letter No.33(1)5/72-E.I, dated, the 6th October, 1975)

 (22.3. 10) Fixation of Pay of Administrative Officers and Finance & Accounts Officers.

 In accordance with CSIR Circular letter No.3(6)/65-E.I dated 1.11.1976 on the above subject, the Finance & Accounts Officers are responsible for fixation of pay in respect of Gazetted Officers, if the fixation is under normal rules.

 Of late, it has come to notice that in some of the National Laboratories/Institutes, fixation of pay has been done wrongly by misinterpreting Government of India/CSIR orders.  In order to avoid such a situation, it has been decided that personal cases of pay fixation of Administrative and Finance and Accounts officers of the Laboratories/Institutes may be sent to CSIR Headquarters for confirmation.  All other cases of pay fixation may continue to be handled and decided at laboratory level.  However, the Labs./lnstts. may refer to CSIR Headquarters any case where there is any doubt or dispute or interpretation of Rules is not quite clear.

 (CSIR letter No.33(76)/78-EI, dated, the 25th July, 1978)

(22.3 11)  Revision of Pay Scale of Junior Cost Accountants.

 On the introduction of revised pay scales in CSIR with effect from 1.1.1973, the Junior Cost Accountants (Pre-revised scale Rs.180-440) were allowed the revised pay scale of Rs.425-700. The matter regarding the revision of their pay scale has been reconsidered in consultation with the Member (Finance), CSIR, and it has now been decided that the Junior Cost Accountants (pre-revised scale Rs. 180-440) may be allowed the revised pay scale of Rs.425-15-500-EB- 15-560-20-640-EB-20-700-25-750 w.e.f 1.1.1973 subject to the condition that no arrears of pay and allowances, on this account shall be payable upto 31.3.1978.

 (CSIR letter No.4(9)/76-E.I, dated. the 20th Dec., 1978)

 (22.3.12) Recommendations of the Sidhu Committee for career development of administrative staff in CSIR - Implementation thereof.

 On the recommendations of the Sidhu Committee, the Governing Body of the CSIR at its meeting held on 19th Sept., 1981 has approved the following:-

 Section Officer (Audit & Accounts) :

  1. The post of Section Officer (Audit & Accounts) shall be re-designated as "Section Officer (Finance & Accounts).
  2. The existing scale of Rs.550-900 shall be upgraded to Rs.650-30-740-35-880-EB-40-960.
  3. The incumbents of the post of Section Officer (Finance & Accounts)'n the upgraded scale of Rs.650-960 shall have gazetted status
  4. The pay of the existing incumbents in the higher scale shall be fixed according to the normal rules of fixation.
  5. The post of Section Officer (Finance & Accounts) Shall be in the "Common Cadre".

Junior Accountant:

 The existing posts in Junior Accountants in the scale of Rs.425-750 shall be re-designated as " Assistant (Finance & Accounts) and given the scale of Rs.425-15-500-EB-15-560- 700-EB-25~800.  These posts shall hereinafter be in the "Local Cadre".  Pay fixation in the revised scale will be as per the normal rules.

 The posts of Section Officer (Finance & Accounts) and Assistant (Finance & Accounts) shall be filled up in accordance with the Recruitment Rules being notified separately.

The above orders shall come into force with immediate effect. ,

(CSIR letter No.33(89)/81-E.I, dated, 12th November, 1981)

 (22.3.13)  Implementation of Sidhu Committee recommendations for career development of administrativestaff of CSIR - Delegation of additional responsibilities/powers to Section Officer (Finance & Accounts) and fixation of pay in the upgraded scale of Rs.650-960.

 1.    A reference is invited to the Office Order No.3 issued under CSIR NO.33(89)/81 -E.I dated 12th November 1981 re-designating the post of Section Officer (Audit & Accounts) as Section Officer (Finance & Accounts), upgrading their pay scale from 550-900 to 650-960 and conferring gazetted status on them, in accordance with the recommendations of Sidhu Committee for career development of Administrative staff approved by Governing Body CSIR. 

2.     In the context of above, the question of delegation of additional responsibilities/duties & powers to the Section Officer (F&A) has been under consideration of CSIR for some time now.  The question of fixation of pay of Section Officer (F&A) in the upgraded scale of Rs.650-960 has also been engaging the attention of CSIR.  After careful consideration of the whole matter, it has been decided as under :-

  1. Section Officer (Finance & Accounts) working in the National Laboratories/Institutes/Centres/CSIR Hqrs., where posts of Sr.  Finance & Accounts Officer & Finance & Accounts Officer or Sr.  Finance & Accounts Officer/Finance & Accounts Officer are available, shall perform the additional duties/responsibilities/powers as mentioned in Annexure 'A'.
  2. Section Officer (Finance & Accounts) posted in the Regional Centre Field Stations of Labs./lnstts. shall perform additional duties/responsibilities as indicated in Annexure 'B'.
  3. Additional duties/responsibilities/powers now proposed will be discharged by the concerned Section Officer (F&A) notwithstanding his normal role/function as Section Officer (F&A) in Finance Wing of the Labs./lnstts./centres/Field Stations etc. as hither-to-fore.

 3.       Taking into account the additional duties and responsibilities entrusted to Section Officer (F&A) on their placement in the upgraded scale of Rs.650-960 their pay fixation in the upgraded scale will be done under the provisions of F.R. 22(c).

 (CSIR letter No.2(14)/82-Finance, dated, the 22th April, 1982)

 Annexure - A

      Statement showing the additional duties/ responsibilities/powers delegated to Section Officers (Finance & Accounts) working in Labs./Instts./CSIR Hqrs.

    Section officer (Finance & Accounts) working in the Labs./lnstts./Centres/CSIR Hqrs. shall perform the following additional duties/responsibilities consequent upon their placement in the upgraded scale of Rs. 650-960 and attaining gazetted status.

  1. Closing of Objection Book advances.
  2. Closing of monthly classified abstracts.
  3. Closing of Broad Sheets of advance and their monthly reconciliation with classified abstracts/Cash Book.
  4. Closing of Broad Sheets of CPF & GPF Accounts.

  5. Closing of Ledger account of CPF & GPF - in respect of each subscriber and its monthly/annual reconciliation with Broad sheets & Cash Book.
  6. Closing of Deposit registers of Earnest money, Security Deposit and other Miscellaneous Deposit and their reconciliation with the monthly/annual accounts.
  7. Attestation of entries of events recorded in the Audit Register (gazetted/non-gazetted).
  8. Signing of routine correspondence with other Division/Section of the Labs./lnstts. as well as with outside office.
  9. Authorising transfer entries for rectifying errors in classification of debits/credits in account.
  10. Signing of cheques as first signatory in the event of both the Sr.  Finance & Accounts officer & Finance & Accounts Officer/ or Sr. Finance & Accounts Officer/Finance & Accounts Officer, as the case may be, being away from headquarters on leave/tour etc.
  11. Looking after the duties of Sr. Finance & Accounts Officer or Finance & Accounts officer, as the case may be, on their being away from Headquarters either on tour or on short leave & authorising payments of regular salaries bills, advance of TA,LTC, CPF, GPF & medical charges etc. & other supply bills to the extent of Rs. 50001- in each case.

 NOTE: In doubtful cases where Section officer (F&A) is not able to take decision he will keep such bills pending for consideration of Sr. Finance & Accounts Officer/Finance & Accounts Officer on his return to duty, even though the amount of the bill may be within Rs.5000/-).

 Annexure - B 

Statement showing the additional duties/responsibilities/powers delegated to Section Officers (Finance & Accounts) working in Regional Centres/Field Stations of Labs./lnstts.

  1. Passing of salary bills of the staff of the Centre.
  2. Passing of bills on account of recoupment of imprest.
  3. Passing of bills of work-charged staff.
  4. Passing of muster rolls in respect of persons engaged. on casual basis against the sanctions accorded by competent authority and on approved rates.
  5. Passing of bills in respect of contingent charges and consumable and non-consumable stores upto Rs.5000/- in each case.
  6. Attestation of entries in the main cash book.
  7. Signing cheques of the centre as first signatory.
  8. Reconciliation of Cash Book with Bank Accounts and other Allied work connected with it.
  9. Reconciliation of monthly/annual account of the Centre and their submission to the parent Lab./CSIR Hqrs. as the case may be.
  10. Submission of monthly progressive statement of receipt and expenditure to the parent Lab./CSIR as the case may be.
  11. Clearing purchase proposal up to the amount to which Scientist-in-charge of the Centre is empowered to sanction expenditure.
  12. Tendering advice to the Head/Scientist-in-charge of the Centre on all urgent finance matters. 
  13.  Control of Budgets/expenditure of the Centre.

 NOTE: While discharging the above functions, Section Officer (Finance & Accounts) will seek guidance/advice from Sr.  Finance & Accounts Officer/Finance & Accounts Officer of the Headquarters/Labs./lnstts. He will act in accordance with the advice & direction given to him by Sr.  Finance & Accounts Officer/Finance & Accounts Officer of the Labs./Instts. from time to time for discharging his functions.  Sr.  Finance & Accounts Officer/Finance & Accounts Officer of Headquarters of the Lab./Instts will exercise necessary control over the functions of Section officer (F&A) of the Regional Centre field station and it shall be ensured by him that various functions assigned to Section Officer (F&A) ate discharged by him properly and in accordance with extant rules/procedure. 

(22.3.14) Fixation of pay of Section Officer (F&A) in the revised pay scale of Rs. 650-30-740-25-880- EB- 40-960.

Reference CSIR letter No. 2(14)/82-E I dated 22.4.1982 on the above subject.  Some of Finance & Accounts Officers have requested for re-fixation of their pay in the revised scale of Rs 650-960 for the post of Section Officer (F&A) with effect from 12.11.1981, the date from which the revised scale was introduced for this category.

 The matter has been examined.  Since the revised scale for the post of Section Officer (F&A) has come into operation only from 12.11.1981 the incumbents who were holding the posts of Section Officer (F&A) on that date are only entitled to the re:-fixation of pay in the revised scale of Rs 650-960.  In other words, the Finance & Accounts Officers who were@ not effectively holding the post of Section Officer (F&A) on 12.11.1981, are not entitled to re-fixation of their pay in the revised scale of Rs 650-960.

 (CSIR letter No.8(101)5/81-E I, dated the 25th January, 1983)

 (22.3.15) Implementation of Sidhu Committee recommendations for career development of administrative staff of CSIR - Delegation of additional responsibilities/powers to Section Officer (Finance & Accounts)and fixation of pay in the upgraded scale of Rs. 650-960.

 1 - Kind attention is invited to this office letter of even number dated 22nd April 1982 communicating the decision regarding re-designating the post of Section Officer (Audit & Accounts) as Section Officer (Finance & Accounts), upgrading their pay scale from 550-900 to 650-960 and fixation of pay of the incumbents in the upgraded scale under the provision of F.R.22(c).

 2. References have been received from the Labs./lnstts. asking for clarification whether the option to get the pay fixed initially under the provision of F.R.22(a)(i) and re-fixation of pay on the basis of provision of F.R.22(c) on the date of accrual of next increment in the lower scale, would be available to the Section Officer (F&A) consequent upon up-gradation of their posts from 550-900 to 650-960, in terms of provision of Ministry of Home Affairs, DPAR O.M. No.F7/1180-Estt.B-1 dated 26.9.81. 71e above question has been considered in consultation with Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (Pay-1 Branch) who have clarified that the said provision for option is not permissible in case of up-gradation of post of Section Officer(A&A) and that the provision of their O.M. referred to above is meant only for the cases of promotion to higher post in the cadre and is not applicable in each case of appointment whenever pay fixation is done under F.R.22(c).

 3.  It is accordingly clarified that fixation of the pay of Section Officer(F&A)may be done straightway under F.R.22(c) from the date of up-gradation of the posts to the scale of 650-960 as per above instructions.  In case the pay has been fixed by the Labs./lnstts. in a manner otherwise than that stated above, necessary action to re-fix the pay in such cases may be taken and any overpayment made on this- account recovered from the concerned person.

(CSIR letter No.2(14)/82-Finance, dated, the 24th March, 1983)

(22.3.16) Fixation of pay of SO(F&A) in the Pre-revised Locale of Rs. 650-960.

As per this office letter No.8(101)5/81 -E.I dated 25.1.1983, only those Finance & Accounts Officers who were holding the post of SO(F&A) as on 12.11.1981 would be entitled for re-fixation of pay in the revised scale of Rs.650-960. An anomoly in the said order depriving those Finance & Accounts Officers of the benefit of fixation of pay in the scale of Rs.650-960 who were promoted as Finance & Accounts Officer prior to. 12.11.1981 having been brought to notice, it has now been decided in consultation with FA to CSIR that the pay of F&AO who were drawing more pay as SO(F&A) in the scale of Rs.550-900 than their juniors may be stepped up to bring their pay at par from the date of their juniors started drawing more pay, as F&AO.  As usual, such re-fixation of pay may be got ratified by CSIR.

(CSIR letter No.8(94)5/80-E.I, dated, the 23rd Dec. 1986)

 (22.3.17) Sub: Fixation of Pay Section Officers (F&A) in the Pre- revised scale of Rs. 650-960.

 Reference this office letter No.2(14)/83-Finance dated 1.11.83 and No.8(94)5/80-E.I dated 23.12.86 on the subject stated above.  While examining certain cases of stepping up of pay relating to Section Officers (F&A) and Finance & Accounts Officers, it has come to notice that some of the Labs./Instts. have fixed the pay of Section Officers (F&A) under F.R.22 a(i) from the date of replacement of the scale of Rs.550-900 to 650-960 w.e.f. 10th Oct. 1981 and under F.R.22(C) from the date of next increment of the incumbent concerned. Such pay fixation is erroneous and contrary to the instructions already issued vide CSIR letter dated 1st Nov. 1983 ibid.  It is once again reiterated that the pay of the Section Officers (F&A) who were placed in the scale of Rs.650-960 w.e.f. 12.11.81 is to be fixed straightway under F.R.22(C) and the benefit of option under Ministry of Finance O.M. dated 26.9.81 is not admissible to them.

 You are, therefore, requested kindly to review the pay fixation of all the concerned incumbents working in your lab and confirm that the pay of the concerned individuals has been fixed according to the Instructions issued by CSIR.

 (CSIR Letter No:8(94)5/80-E.1, dated: 13th Nov., 1991).

 (22.3.18) Fixation of pay of S. O. (F&A) in the revised scale of Rs. 650-960.

 In partial modification of this office circular letter of even number dated the 23rd December 1986 it has been decided in consultation with the Internal Financial Adviser, CSIR to amend the 1 3th line of the above letter to read as under: 

"that the pay of F.& A.0s., who were drawing equal or more pay as" in place of "that the pay of F.&A.O's. who were drawing more pay as".

 It is further mentioned that CSIR Circular of even number dated the 13th November 1991 may be treated as withdrawn.

 (CSIR letter No.8(94)5/80-E.I, dated, the 8th Jan. 1992)

 (22.3.19) Fixation of pay of in the Grade of Sr. Finance & Accounts Officer (SG).

 Reference CDRI letter No. 1/ 169/75-Accts. dated 8th May, 1985.  The post of Senior Finance & Accounts Officer (SG) is a non-functional one and in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms vide their O.M.No.5/12/79-PPII date& the 31st July, 1982 for introduction of non-functional grades in Group 'A' services, the pay of an officer on his placement in the non-functional Selection Grade will be fixed at the next higher stage under Audit Instruction No. 1 below FR 22.

 It is requested that the pay of Shri M.P.Gupta, Senior Finance & Accounts Officer (SG) may be fixed accordingly and got vetted by the CSIR Hqrs.

 In this connection your attention is also invited to CSIR Hqrs. letter No. 33(76)/78-E.I. dated the 25th July, 1978 wherein it was required that the personal cases of pay fixation of Administrative & F.&.A.O'S of the Labs./Instts. invariably be done in future.

 (CSIR letter No. 8(9)11/77-E.I. dated. the 28th May, 1985.)



(22.3.20) Fixation of pay in the grade of Sr. F&AO (SG).

 In modification of this office letter No.8(9)11/77-EI dated 28th May, 1985 addressed to CDRI and copy endorsed to all the Labs./lnstts. It has been decided in consultation with the Financial Adviser, that the pay of the Senior Finance & Accounts Officer (Rs.1100- 1600) on promotion to non-functional Selectl6n grade (Rs. 1500-2000) under the existing scheme will be fixed under the provision of FR 22 (c).

 (CSIR letter No.33(76)/78-E.I, dated, the 13th June, 1986)

(22.3.21) Sub: Revision of scale of pay of Stores and Purchase Staff and Junior Translator (Hindi).

 The Governing Body at its meeting held on 27-4-87 has approved as under :-

  1. The existing scale of Rs.425-700 of Stores/Purchase Assistant (Gr. V) may be revised to Rs.425-800 (revised scale of Rs. 1400-40-1600-50-2300-EB-60-2600) w.e.f. 1-5- 87 as a measure of rationalisation; 
  2.  Similarly, the scale of pay of Junior Translator (Hindi) may be revised from Rs.425-700 to 425-800 (revised scale Rs.1400-40-1600-50-2300-EB-60-2600) w.e.f.1-1-86. This has been done keeping in view the duties of junior Hindi Translator being performed by their counterparts in the official languages Departments of the Govt. of India.

 Since this is only a Revision of the scales, the pay will be fixed as per Rules (FR-23).

 (CSIR letter No.2(178)/A/86-CDN(E-II), dated 15-7-87)

 (22.3.22) Fixation of pay of Administrative Officers and Finance &Accounts Officers.

 Reference this office letter of even number of 25.7.1978 on the subject cited above.  It has come to our notice that in some cases, the pay fixation matters of Administrative, Finance & Accounts officers etc. of the Laboratories/Institutes have not been sent to CSIR Hqrs. for confirmation, as required therein.  A copy of this letter is forwarded herewith with the request that personal cases of pay fixation of Administrative/Finance & Accounts/Stores & Purchase Officers may kindly be continued to be sent to the CSIR Hqrs. for confirmation.

Some Laboratories/Institutes have sought clarification with regard to the applicability of GOI O.M.No.5/3/89-Estt.(Pay-1) dated 26.3.1991 regarding minimum increase of Rs. 250/- on promotion of Under Secretary/Administrative Officer to Deputy Secretary level. In this connection it may be stated that in consultation with F.A. to CSIR, the matter has been referred to Department of Personnel & Training for necessary clarification.  Pending receipt thereof, it is requested that the pay of Administrative Officers Under Secretaries/Stores & Purchase Officers/Sr. Finance & Accounts Officers on their promotion to the post of Controller of Admn./Deputy Secretary/Sr. Finance & Accounts Officer (SG)/Sr.  Stores & Purchase Officer, may kindly be fixed in accordance with the normal rules on the subject and referred to CSIR Hqrs. for confirmation.

 (CSIR letter No.33(76)/78-E.I., dated, the 17th June, 1991) 

(22.3.23) Sub: Fixation of pay of employees of other Departments/ Autonomous Bodies/Public Sector Undertakings appointed in CSIR through open market (direct) recruitment and Vice-versa - Regarding.

 As per the Government of India, Ministry of Finance O.M. No.F-10(24)/E-III/60 dated 9th March, 1964, certain restrictions have been laid down in the matter of fixation of pay of a person going on deputation/foreign service etc. if the grant of minimum of the scale of the post in the borrowing department results in abnormal pay increase.  Exemption from the operating of the prescribed limits was, however, made in the case of selections through LTPSC vide Government of India, Cabinet Secretariat O.M. No.8/10/72-Ests(c) dated 9.11.72.

  1. In so far as CSIR is concerned the limits as prescribed in the Government of India, O.M. dated 9.3.64 are being applied in the case of persons going on foreign service/deputation from CSIR to other bodies.  The exemption envisaged in the Government of India, Cabinet Secretariat O.M. dated 9.11.72 is being applied in such cases only when the Selections are made through the UPSC.

  2. The matter has since been considered in detail and it has been decided that where an employee of CSIR goes to other Government Departments/ Autonomous Bodies/ Public Sector Undertakings after having been selected in competition with others, through duly constituted selection committees in accordance with the rules of the concerned department/organisation in response to open advertisement, the exemption as envisaged in the Government of India, Cabinet Secretariat O.M. dated 9.11.72 should be applied in such cases.  Similarly, when a person comes to CSIR from other Government department/autonomous body/public sector undertaking and where such a person is selected by the CSIR through duly constituted Selection Committees as per approved procedure in open competition, such exemption should also be afforded and pay fixed as per the recommendations of the Selection Committee provided their parent offices have no objection to this.
  3. Past cases decided otherwise than in accordance with the above clarification may not be re-opened.  However, pending cases which have not been settled so far, may be decided in accordance with the above decision.
  4. The above clarifications regarding fixation of pay are notwithstanding the rules on the subject regarding retention of lien and payment of leave salary and pension contributions and these shall apply with reference to terms and conditions agreed to by the lending and borrowing departments/organisations.  To this extent, they will be regarded as on foreign service.

 (CSIR Letter No:5(28)/80-E.I, dated 28th August, 1981).

(22.3.24) Fixation of initial pay of re-employed pensioners.

The question for fixation of pay of re-employed pensioners has been under consideration of the CSIR for some time.  It has now been decided in consultation with the Department of Personnel and Training, New Delhi, that in cases where the entire pension is ignored in terms of Ministry of Finance O.M. dated 13.12.1983, the pay would be fixed only at the minimum.

 (CSIR letter No. 14(41)/80-E.II, (U.I.) dated, the 15th Jan., 1987)

(22.3.25) Restriction of pay under FR 35

As per instructions by Govt. of India vide Deptt. of personnel & Training O.M. No. 18/12/85-EST(Pay. 1) and 18/26/86-EST (Pay. 1) dated 18th July, 1986 and 29th July, 1987 in case of all appointments on promotion in the normal line within the cadre but which are not on regular basis, the pay is to be restricted under FR 35 so as not to exceed the basic pay by more than the amounts shown below:-

(a)        For employees in receipt of basic pay          12-1/2% of basic pay or of Rs. 330 whichever is more.

            above Rs. 2200/-

(b)        For employees in receipt of basic pay          15% of basic pay or Rs. 200, whichever is more.

            above Rs. 1000/- upto Rs. 2,200.

(c)        For employees in receipt of basic pay of      20% of basic pay

            and below- Rs. 1,000. 

In the cases where pay in the manner indicated above comes to more than the minimum or at the minimum of the promotional posts, the employee concerned will be allowed pay at the minimum of the scale.

 2.     Further, as per instructions contained in Govt. of India, Deptt of Personnel & Training O.M. No. 1/10/89- Est(Pay.1) dated 22nd Oct., 1990, the restrictions of pay under FR 35 are not to be invoked where an employee holding the post in substantive, temporary or officiating capacity is promoted or appointed in substantive temporary or officiating capacity, as the case may be, subject to the fulfilment of the eligibility criteria as prescribed in the relevant Recruitment Rules.

 3.      It has come to the notice of CSIR that the instructions as aforesaid are not being followed strictly in some of the Labs./Instts. while fixing the pay of the employees promoted/appointed on adhoc basis without fulfilling the eligibility criteria. You are therefore, requested kindly to ensure that the above instructions are followed strictly.  The past cases of pay fixation may also kindly be reviewed and if necessary, the pay may be refixed and recoveries of over payment made after giving show cause notice.

 (CSIR letter No.5(38)/93-E.II, dated  9the 7th April. 1995)

 (22.3.26) Counting of extraordinary leave sanctioned to the Scientists/Technologists under the Ministry ofFinance, Department of Expenditure O.M. No.11(1)- E.II(B)69 dated 25th June, 1970.

 Under the extant instructions regarding assessment of Scientific/Technical Officers under the New Recruitment and Assessment Scheme, the extraordinary leave to the extent it counts for increment is only taken into consideration for computing the minimum number of years of service for eligibility for assessment promotion to the next higher grade.

- The extraordinary leave granted to the Scientific/Technical Officers in the different Laboratories /Institutes of the CSIR for taking up full time assignments in Universities/Research Institutions etc. in terms of Finance Ministry O.M. No. 11(1)-E.II(B)69 dated 25.6.1970 does not count for increment under FR 26 and was, therefore, also not taken into consideration for assessment purposes.

CSIR have been receiving representations from such Scientists stating that since the work done by them during their assignments abroad was relevant to the research work being done in the Laboratories/Institutes and was ultimately to the advantage of the Laboratories/Institutes, the period of EOL availed by them under the Ministry of Finance Orders of 25th June, 1970 should be taken into consideration for assessment promotion.

 After due consideration DGSIR has been pleased to decide that the extraordinary leave granted to the Scientists in terms of Finance Ministry Orders of 25th June, 1970 will be taken into consideration for computing the minimum period of service for eligibility for promotion by assessment to the next higher grade whether under the provision of the erstwhile Bye-law 71(b) or the New Recruitment & Assessment Scheme.

 While this rule is to have only prospective effect, it is likely that some Scientists may become due for assessment for earlier years where assessments have already taken place.  Normally, these cases should not be taken up for the assessment but considering the fact that hardship would be caused to some Scientists, DGSIR has decided as a special case that the cases of Scientists who become due after taking into consideration the period of above mentioned EOL will also be considered.  To ensure that the chances of the candidates already assessed are not jeopardised or undue benefit is not given to those who while already assessed were not promoted, the following instructions are laid down

  1. The assessment cases of the Scientists should be considered by substantially the same Assessment Committee as had considered the cases of other candidates earlier.

  2. These Committees should follow the same criteria for assessing these Scientists that they had followed earlier.

  3. This Committee should give a categorical finding stating whether they have found/have not found the Scientist better than the ones rejected earlier and of comparable merit to the ones recommended for promotion.

  4. Whether in the light of (3) above they would recommend relaxation of the percentage restriction for the above mentioned Scientists by the DGSIR.

 (CSIR letter No. 17(65)/86-PPS, dated 12th June, 1986)

 (22.3.27)   Sub: Pay fixation in the case of transfer of an employee, at his own request, to the post from which he was promoted.

In a case referred to CSIR Headquarter, a person holding the post of UDC in one of the National Laboratories sought transfer to some other Laboratory either in the same capacity or even on reversion to the lower post to which he was originally appointed. There being no post of UDC available, he was transferred on reversion to the post of LDC in the other Laboratory.  The Laboratory referred the case to this office seeking clarification as to how the pay of the individual concerned should be fixed viz., whether his pay should be fixed at the same rate at which he was drawing on the post of UDC or whether he would be allowed the pay he would have drawn as LDC but for his promotion to the post of UDC.  The following clarifications are issued in consultation with the Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India:-

  1. When an employee seeks transfer to a post from which he was promoted, it will be treated as a case of reversion and his pay will be fixed at a stage what he would have drawn, had he not been promoted.
  2. In other cases of transfer from a higher to a lower post, the pay will be regulated in terms of the provisions contained in FR-22 (3).

 It is, therefore, requested that the cases of pay fixation where the persons have sought reversion may kindly be fixed accordingly.

 (CSIR Letter No:5(41)/90-E.II. dated 24.05.1995).

 (22.3.28) Sub: Revision of pay-scale of Assistants (Gen) & Sr. Stenographers of CSIR.

 It has been decided with the approval of the competent authority that the pay-scale of Assistants (Gen) and Senior Stenographers of CSIR and its National Labs./Instts. be revised from Rs.1400-2600 (pre-revised Rs.425-800) to Rs. 1640-2900 w.e.f. 1- 1- 1986.

 The employees concerned shall be given option to opt for the revised scale of pay from 1-1-1986.  This option should be exercised within three months of the date of issue of these orders.  The option once exercised shall be final.

 The pay of the concerned employees will be fixed as per rules.

  (CSIR Letter No. 31(11)/90-Gen., dated 9-6-1995) 

(22.3.29) Sub: Fixation of Pay under Revised Pay Rules.

 In case of bunching, the pay of the concerned Assistants/Sr .Stenographers may be fixed as per Note 3- below Rules-7(1) (D) of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 1986.

 (CSIR Leter No. 1(14)/95-Finance, dated, 4-8-95)

 (22.3.30) Sub: Revision of pay scale of Asstts. (G) and Sr. Stenographer in CSIR.

 Reference this office letter of even number dated 9-6-95.  The scale of pay of Rs.425-800 (Pre-revised) stands revised directly to Rs. 1640-2900 w.e.f. 1- 1- 1986 in which case the pay has to be fixed in accordance with the revised Pay Rules of 1986 and that the individuals have no option under FR 23, other than the option available under Revised pay Rules 1986.

 This issues with the concurrence of Finance.

 (CSIR letter No.31(11)/90-E-I, dated, 14-9-1995)

 (22.3.31) Sub    Revision of pay scale of Assistant (F&A) and Stores & Purchase Assistant, GR.III. 

The competent authority has been pleased to approve the revision of the pay scale of Assistant (F&A) and Assistant Stores & Purchase Gr.111 from Rs. 1400-2600 (pre- revised Rs.425-800) to Rs. 1640-2900 w.e.f. 1- 1-86 and 1-5-87 respectively.

 The employees concerned shall be given an option for the above revised scale of pay from 1- 1- 1986 or the next date of increment in the pre-revised scale of Rs.425-800 wherever permissible under the Revised Pay Rules, 1986.  This option should be exercised within three months from the date of issue of this order.  The option as such exercised once, shall be final.

 The pay of the concerned employees shall be fixed as per rules.  For the sake of clarity, it may be relevant to mention here that the scale of pay of Rs.425-800 (Pre- revised) stands revised directly to Rs.1640-2900 for the above category of employees with effect from the dates mentioned above.  The pay of the concerned employees have to be fixed strictly in accordance to the Revised Pay Rules, 1986 without any option under FR-23.

 (CSIR letter No.31(11)/90-E-I. dated, 23-11-95) 

(22.3.32) In pursuance of the Government instructions and with the approval of the competent authority the pay scale of Rs.1400-2600 (pre-revised Rs.425-800) attached to the posts of Assistant (General) and Sr. Stenographer was revised to Rs.1640-2900.  More recently, the scale of Rs.1400-2600 attached to the post of Assistant (F&A) and Stores & Purchase Assistant has also been revised to the scale of pay of Rs.1640-2900 with the approval of the competent authority.  The aforesaid revision has created an impression that the scales of pay of Rs.1400-2300/Rs. 1400-2600 could also be revised irrespective of these scales of pay being attached to any post like JTA, Hindi Translator etc. and a number of references are being received from certain Labs./lnstts. to this effect.

 It may be clarified in this regard that the scale of pay of Rs.1400-2600 attached to the posts of Assistant (Gen.), Assistant (F&A), Assistant(S&P) and Sr. Stenographer has been revised on the specific direction of the Govt. of India since this scale of pay has been revised for Assistants in the Central Secretariat Service.  Apart from the fact that the scale of pay of Assistants was revised to Rs. 1640-2900 on the basis of comparable grades with same classification and pay scale and method of recruitment, the revision of scale of Rs.425-800 to Rs.1400-2600 adopted by the Govt. on the recommendation of the 4th Pay Commission was challenged before the CAT which ordered that the pay scale of Rs.425-800 had to be appropriately revised to Rs.1640-2900.  The same revision has been allowed to Assistants working in different streams in CSIR by the competent authority.

 It would thus be seen that the revision of scale of pay from Rs.1400-2600 to Rs.1640-2900 has been done with reference to particular posts in Administration viz. Assistants and Sr. Stenographers. In the context of the above background, the pay scale of Rs.1400-2600 or similar scale attached to any other posts like JTA, Hindi Translator etc. have not been revised.  The revision of scales of pay for various categories of staff is a subject matter before the 5th Pay Commission and the adoption of the revised pay scales for CSIR staff would be considered at the appropriate time.

 (CSIR letter No.31(11)/90-E-I. dated, 1-12-95)

 (22.3.33) Sub: Revision of the scale of Assistant (F&A) and (Stores & Purchase) GR.III.

 Reference this office circular of even number dated 23-11-1995 communicating the approval of the competent authority to the revision of the grade of Assistant. (F&A), and Stores and Purchase Assistant Gr.III w.e.f. 1-1-86 and 1-5-87 respectively.  Ale queries are being received from the various Labs./lnstts. about the manner of fixation of pay in respect of the Stores & Purchase Assistant (Gr.III).

 The matter has been carefully considered and it is clarified that the pay of Stores & Purchase Assistant (Gr. III) on revision of pay scale to Rs. 1640-2900 w.e.f. 1-5-1987, is to be fixed directly with reference to the pay drawn in the scale of Rs. 1400-2300 under FR 23 read with FR-22 (1)(a)(2).  In other words, the pay of the concerned incumbents will be fixed at the same stage in the scale of Rs. 1640-2900 as drawn by them in the scale of Rs. 1410-2300. or if there is no such stage, at the stage next above the pay drawn in scale of Rs. 1400-2300.

   If, however, the minimum pay of the revised scale is higher than the pay drawn by the concerned employees in the scale of Rs.1400-2300 the pay will be fixed at the minimum of the revised scale and next increment will accrue only after completion of 12 months from the date of such fixation.

    As regards the date of next increment, if the pay is fixed at the same stage it will remain the same scale of Rs.1400-2300, and in cases in which the pay is fixed at the higher stage, the next increment will accrue only on completion of the period when an increment is earned in the time scale of the next scale of Rs. 1640-2900.  To make the position more clear, a few examples are given below to clarify the position

Example No. 1

 Shri A drawing pay of Rs.1850/- in the scale of Rs.1400-40-1800-EB-50-2300 w.e.f.1-7-86 (before replacement of the scale of Rs. 1640-2900) is placed in the scale of Rs. 1640-60-2600-EB-75-2900 w.e.f. 1-5-87.  His pay will be fixed at Rs. 1880/- in the scale of Rs. 1640-2900 w.e.f. 1-5-87 with date of next increment on 1-5-88.

 Example.No.2

 If in the above case, the individual was in receipt of basic pay of Rs. 1600/- in the scale of Rs. 1400-2300, his pay would be fixed at Rs. 1640/- with date of next increment on 1-5-88 i.e. after completion of full incremental period of twelve months.

 Example No.3

 If in the above case, the individual was in receipt of basic pay of Rs. 1640/- in the scale of Rs. 1400-2300, his pay would be fixed at the same stage i.e. Rs. 1640/- and he would draw his next increment on 1-7-87.

(CSIR letter No.31(11)/90-E-I, dated, 13-12-95)

(22.4)        Grant of Special Pay 

(22.4. 1) Grant of Special Pay to Telex Operator 

In accordance with the Government of India decision No. (4) below FR 9(25), Special pay for operating telex machine is to be sanctioned to the lowest grade of Ministerial Staff Only.  The provision of these orders also clearly indicates that L.D.C.'s (Lowest-grade Ministerial Staff) have been considered to be suitable for operating telex machines and it is therefore, imperative that they should be entrusted with such a responsibility.

 In the recent past a number of proposals have been received in the CSIR from various Labs./Instts., where the said incentive of granting special pay has been recommended for the staff holding the status higher to that of LDC (i.e. Junior Stenographers etc.) 

The matter has been carefully considered in consultation with the Department of Personnel & Administrative Reforms and it has been decided that the instructions contained in the Govt. of India decision referred to above may be scrupulously followed in all the National Laboratories/Institutes.  In case, however, when it becomes essential to deploy on Telex Machine a person of higher status than that of LDC, such an official will not be entitled to any special pay for the purpose. 

(CSIR letter No. 14(46)/84-E.II. dated. the 19th March, 1985)

(22.4.2) Special pay to Telephone Operator and other decisions. 

For some time past the question of extending the relevant provision of GOI, Ministry of Personnel and Training, Administrative Reforms and public Grievances and Pension O.M. No. 12(4)/83-CS.II dated 7th November 1985 has been engaging the attention of CSIR. 

After careful consideration, it has been decided that following provisions may be made applicable to the telephone Operators working in National Labs./lnstts. including CSIR Hqrs. :- 

  1. The existing Telephone Operators in the scale of Rs.260-400 may be brought to the Lower Division Cadre of CSIR and its National Laboratories/Institutes and each of them may be assigned seniority next below LDC appointed through open competitive examination of the year in which Telephone Operator was/were appointed.
  2. Each Telephone Operator after induction to the LDC Cadre will be entitled to draw a special pay of Rs.20/- per month w.e.f. 1-5-1987. 
  3. These Telephone Operators will be entitled for promotion as UDC in accordance with their seniority and as per recruitment procedure. On their selection/promotion as UDC, they will cease to draw special pay of Rs.20/- p.m. 
  4. In the case of Telephone Operators already working in the scale of 330-560, they will be merged with the UDC Cadre and will be given the seniority in that grade w.e.f. their date of appointment/promotion as Telephone Operation the scale of Rs.330-560. After their merger in the UDC Cadre they will become entitled for promotion in the grade of Assistant on the basis of their seniority and other provisions of the rules. 
  5. The post of Telephone Operator as a separate identity will not be created in any National Laboratories/Institutes henceforth because LDC will be assigned these duties and a special pay of Rs.20/- p.m. will be paid to them. 

(CSIR letter No. 17(121)/86-E.II, dated, the 6th May, 1981) 

(22.4.3) Special pay to Telephone Operators and other decisions. 

Reference office circular letter of even number dated 1 1.6.1987 requesting the Labs./lnstts to intimate if the decision conveyed vide our circular letter dated 6.5.1987 was implemented without any difficulty and refers specific problem, if any, faced/to be faced by them in implementing the decision contained in circular letter dated 6.5.1987. A number of Labs./lnstts sought certain clarifications.  Points raised in this regard have been considered in consultation with Finance and the clarifications thereto are given in the enclosed statement for information and necessary action.

 (CSIR letter No. 17(121)/86-E-II. dated. the 4th May, 1988.)

                        Points for clarification      

                                    Clarification given

How the Telephone Operators converted into LDC Cadreare to be promoted in the Cadre of UDC etc. Whether the supernumerary posts can be created or by simply upgrading their existing posts.

No new posts will be created. The existing post of the  incumbent will be upgraded as IJDC etc.

Whether the financial benefit would accrue from the date  of promotion or from the date of issue of orders i.e. 6.5.1987

 

They will be given notional benefit from the date their  juniors were promoted and actual benefit from the date of  issue of orders.

 

 Whether the promotion should he through DPC or    automatic.

Through DPC.

Whether the Telephone Operators on the induction in seniority cadre of LDCs would be categorised as LDC or would retain their designations.          

They would be categorised as LDC only and assigned thework of Telephone operation for which they will be paid special pay as per Govt. rules.           

 

Whether the Telephone Operators on promotion as UDC  etc. would continue to discharge the same function or do  the case work like other UDCS.                  

If they continue to do telephone work, they will not be entitled for any special pay. It is for the respective     Labs./lnstts. to assign them such job as considered fit.

The sanctioned ratio of Assistants, UDCs and LDCs i.e.  2:2:1 due to cadre Review would be disturbed

This cannot be helped.

(22.4.4) Special pay to Telephone Operators 

In continuation of this office letter of even number dated 6.5.1987 on the subject mentioned above, I am directed to state that the matter has been considered further.  It has now been decided that Telephone operator-cum-Receptionist working in the pre-revised scale of Rs.330-560 may also be covered under the decision notified vide circular dated 6.5.1987 referred to above and further appropriate action taken in the matter. 

(CSIR letter No. 17(121)/86-E.II, dated, the 18th July. 1988)

(22.5) Grant of advance increment under MANAS and Oration of pay.

 (22.5.1) Grant of advance increment Implementation of the new scheme for Recruitment and Assessment of Scientific and Technical personnel. 

   In the context of the following provisions made in para 0.4.5 of the brochure on Procedure for implementation of the new scheme for Recruitment and Assessment of Scientific and Technical personnel, clarifications are being sought by the Laboratories as to the guidelines on the method of quantification of the performance of the candidates : 

   "Since relative assessment of the incumbents now proposed calls for quantification by way of marks obtained based on performance at the interview/tests confidential reports and record of works such increments in salary could be related to the marks obtained in the assessment 

   In this connection attention is invited to the instructions issued vide this office circular No.17(65)/81/E.II(CTE) dated 26.5.1982regardingthegrantof advance increments, which read as under(S.No. 4 of the statement sent with that letter refers) 

   "Advance increments are to be given having regard to performance at the interview/tests confidential reports, record of work etc.  It will be desirable that after employees (Particularly those in Groups I and II) have been found fit for promotion by assessment, the length of service for which the employee has been working in the lower scale and the period if any for which he had been stagnating at the maximum of the lower scale, are also to be taken into consideration in deciding the question of advance increments.  In equally meritorious cases, it should be ensured that a senior employee does not draw less pay than his junior colleague.  Further, advance increments should be an exception and not a rule." 

   It is requested that the above guidelines may kindly be followed strictly in the matter of grant of advance increments.  Further, it has been decided that advance increments in such cases should normally be restricted upto three only.  Increments beyond three should be recommended only if a particular employee has stagnated at the maximum of the lower scale due to administrative delays. 

(CSIR letter No. 17(65)/81 -E.II(CTE) Vol-III. dated, the 27th Sept., 1982) 

(22.5.2) Certain guidelines to regulate the grant of advance increments at the time of assessment promotion are being worked out. 

   Meanwhile, I would draw your kind attention to the already existing provision that advance increments on assessment promotion should be given only extremely rarely.  This may kindly be scrupulously followed.

   As a general principle, kindly regulate all cases in such a way that not more than 3 advance increments are given, and that too only in very exceptional cases (Whether normal track or faster track). 

   We would not normally expect to receive recommendations for any more increments.  The idea is that 3 advance increments are themselves a sufficiently high reward and incentive.  Naturally, cases of 2 or 3 increments themselves should be very exceptional. 

   Perhaps some unusual case may arise where you feel that granting 3 advance increments at the time of assessment promotion (whether normal track or faster track) would not really meet the ends of justice, having regard to the employee's contribution to the organisation's distinction.  In such an extraordinary event, kindly forward the concerned case to the Director General with a specific citation prepared or endorsed by the Selection Committee and the Director concerning the scientist and his work. 

   A decision as to how many increments should be given in a case like this would be taken by the Director-General on the basis of the citation, and there need not be any recommendation on this aspect. 

   At the risk of repetition, kindly let me add that such proposals are not likely to be approved unless there are some very striking and compelling features. 

   Till precise detailed guidelines are circulated in this context, kindly follow the approach explained in this letter.

(FA, CSIR D.O. No.2(15)/83-Finance, dated, the 29th August, 1983) 

(22.5.3) Implementation of Valluri Committee recommendations. 

In modification of para 4.11.2 of the brochure titled " Procedure for Implementation of the Core/Varadarajan/Valluri Committee Recommendations as approved by the Governing Body of CSIR for Recruitment and Assessment of Scientific and Technical Staff circulated vide this office letter of even number dated 2-11-1981, it has been decided that Scientists-A/A-I who have M.Sc. or B.E. or equivalent, will first be assessed for promotion to Grade-IV(I).  They will be allowed advance increments in Grade-IV(I)- one for each completed year of service beginning from 6-10-1978, i.e. the date of Governing Body meeting abolishing grade of Scientist A/Al.  Scientists who were already in grade IV (I) on 1-2-1981 will rank senior to Scientists-A/A-I who would now be assessed to Grade-IV (I).  In other words Scientists already in Grade IV(I) on 1-2-1981 would be assessed earlier to grade-IV (2). 

It is requested that para 4.11.2 may be modified as above. (CSIR NO. 1 7(65)/81 -E-II (CTE), dated, 24th May, 1982) 

(22.5.4) Implementation of new recruitment and Assessment Scheme for Scientific and Technical personnel 

Reference this office circular No.17(65)/81-E,.II(CTE) dated 24-5-1982.  The question of extending the benefit of advance increments envisaged therein to the Scientists A/Al who were promoted as Scientist BIBI between 6-10-1978 and 1-2-1981 has been under consideration of the Council for some time past.  It has now been decided that the Scientists A/Al as on 6-10-1978 who possessed the qualifications of M.Sc.1B.E. or equivalent and were promoted as Scientist B/BI between 6-10-1978 and 1-2-1981 either by assessment or by the method of direct recruitment may also be allowed the same benefit of advance increments in Grade-IV(I) i.e.Rs. 700-1300 - one for each completed year of service beginning from 6-10-1978 till the date of their promotion as Scientist B/BI. 

The benefit of these advance increments will be over and above the increments that may be or have been recommended by the Selection Committees/Assessment Committees.  However, the advance increments to be recommended by the Committees on assessment should be only in exceptional circumstances and minimum. 

(CSIR No. 17165/82-E.II(PPS)-Vol.II, dated, December 1, 1982) 

(22.5.5) Implementation of New Recruitment and Assessment Scheme for Scientific & Technical Personnel 

Reference this office circular No. 17(65)/82-E-II(PPS)-Vol.II dated, 1st December, 1982 extending the benefit of advance increments in Grade IV (1), i.e., Rs.700-1300 one for each completed year to the scientist A/AI as on 6-10-1978 who possess the qualifications of M.Sc., B.E. or equivalent and promoted as scientist B/BI between 6-10-1978 and 1-2-1981. 

While implementing the decision if so happened that the junior person who has the longer spell of service as Scientist A/AI before promotion to the next post of Scientist B/BI became entitled to earn more increments in comparison to a senior person who had short spell of service as Scientist A/AI with the result that the senior person began drawing less pay than his junior.  In order to remove this anomaly it has been decided that in all cases of promotions of Scientist A/AI to scientist B/BI between 6-10-1978 to 1-2-1981, the individuals are to be allowed 2 advance increments in the grade of scientist B/BI uniformly. 

The benefit of these advance increments will be over and above the increments that may be or have been recommended by the Selection Committee/Assessment Committee. 

(CSIR Letter No. 17(63)/82-E-II (PPS)-Vol.1, dated, 29-11-83) 

(22.5.6)Anomoly of Senior Scientists B/BI promoted to the post from a date prior to 6.10.1978 getting lesserpay compared to those promoted from the post of Scientists AIAI from 6.10.1978 onwards. 

The implementation of the decision conveyed by CSIR letters Nos. 17(65)/81 E.II (CTE) dated 24.5.82, 17(65)182 E.II (PPS) Vol. II dated 1.12.82 and 17(65)/82 E.II (PPS) Vol.  II dated 29.11.83, had created an anomaly inasmuch as the senior Scientists B[BI who were promoted from the post of Scientists A/AI to the post of Scientists B/BI (whether by assessment or by method of direct selection) from a date earlier than 6.10.78 started getting less pay compared to those promoted to the post of Scientists B/BI from 6.10.78 onwards.  The matter has been examined in detail in the CSIR and it has been decided with the concurrence of FA to CSIR that if any junior person possessing the qualification of M.Sc./BE had been promoted as Scientist B/BI, on 6.10.78 or later and was drawing pay higher than the senior promoted as Scientist-BIBI from the grade of Scientist A/AI from a date earlier than 6.10.78 on account of the grant of two advance increments in terms of the CSIR letters referred to above (other than the increments granted on consideration of merit), then the pay of the senior may be stepped up to the level of the junior's pay accounted for by such ad-hoc increments only.  The stepping up will be effective from the date from which the junior's pay became higher. 

(CSIR letter No. 17(65)/83 PPS (NPL). dated, the 27th June, 1986.) 

(22.5.7) Sub: Admissibility of advance increments to the Scientists A/AI promoted to the post of Scientist B/BI. 

The CSIR has had under consideration the question whether the benefit of advance increments in terms of the CSIR letters referred to above could be extended to the Scientists A/AI possessing the qualifications of M.Sc./BE or equivalent, who were promoted to that post from a date subsequent to 6-10- 78, on their promotion as Scientists B/BI under the new Recruitment & Assessment Scheme, and whether this benefit was also to be extended to those who acquired the qualifications of M.Sc/BE or equivalent on the date subsequent to 6-10-78.

After due consideration, it has been decided with the concurrence of FA to CSIR that the benefit of advance increments in terms of CSIR letters referred to above will also be allowed to the persons promoted as Scientists A/AI between 6-10-78 and 1-2-81 for each completed year of service, on promotion to the post of Scientists B/BI subject to a maximum of two increments. 

The Scientists A/AI who acquired the qualifications of M.Sc/BE or equivalent between 6-10-78 and 1-2-81 will also be allowed the benefit of one advance increment for each completed year of service as Scientist A/AI subject to the maximum of two increments to the grade of Scientists B/BI. 

For this purpose the service rendered in the post of Scientist A/AI after the date of acquiring of such qualification only will be taken into consideration, for date of result of the examination of M.Sc./BE will be the crucial date. 

It is also clarified that the benefit of advance increments under the above mentioned orders on promotion as Scientist B/BI is admissible to those who were having the designation of Scientist A/AI or who would have had that designation but for the change/alteration of the designation on functional basis by the Executive Committee of the Lab./lnstt. concerned in accordance with the instructions contained in CSIR letter No. 17(65)/78-E-II dated 15th June 1979. 

(CSIR letter No. 17(65)/86-PPS(2), dated. 27-6-1986) 

(22.5.8)         Fixation of pay in respect of the staff of NGRI, Hyderabad on account of their promotion underValluri Committee Promotion Scheme- regarding. 

Since the persons mentioned in NGRI Letter No. 10(202)/66-Estt, dated, 24-4-84 have been assessed and promoted to the next higher post from the dates earlier than their selections against the post by open advertisement, they will only be entitled to the benefit of the fixation of pay as admissible to them on the date of promotion under the New Assessment Promotion Scheme with effect from 1-2-81. The Scientists concerned cannot be permitted to have the benefit of assessment promotion from earlier dates as well as fixation of pay at higher rate as sanctioned on their open selections to identical posts by a Selection Committee In view of this position they have no case for the protection of pay which was permitted to them on the recommendations of the selection Committee from a subsequent date. 

(CSIR Letter No. 17(65)/84-PPS, dated,28th Sept., 1984) 

(22.5.9) Fixation of pay in the case of Scientist E.I promoted to Scientist E.II with effect from 1-2-81 under the New Recruitment & Assessment Scheme applicable to Scientific & Technical Staff of National Lab./Instt. 

The question of removal of anomaly which arises on account of a Scientist E.I promoted to the post of Scientist E.II from an earlier date getting lesser salary compared to the junior Scientist E.II promoted from a later date to the same post and drawing higher salary in the promoted post on account of the biannual increments in the scale of pay for the post of Scientist E.II i.e., Rs.1800-100-2000-12512-2250 has been examined in the CSIR in consultation with the Department of Personnel & Admn. reforms. It has been decided that anomaly in such cases may be removed by stepping up of the pay of the senior person to bring it at par with the salary drawn by the junior Scientist E.II from the date the junior Scientist is getting higher pay compared to the senior in accordance with the instructions contained in the Ministry of Finance OM No. 1(40).E.III(A)/76 dated 21st March, 1977 ( which is printed below FR 22).  It is, therefore, requested that the anomaly which has arisen in the case of Dr. N. Dhananjayan, Scientist E.II of your Laboratory may please be removed in terms of OM dated 21st March, 1977 referred to above. 

(CSIR letter No. 17(65)/84-PPS(NML), dated 8th May, 1985) 

(22.5.10) Fixation of pay under New Assessment Scheme. 

The Junior Lab. Asstts. in position on 1.2.81 and possessing the qualifications of a Degree in Science or Library Science or a Diploma in Engineering were to be assessed for promotion immediately, i.e., from 1-2-1981 for assessment promotion to the next higher grade, i.e., Rs.330-560 under the provision of para 2.11.3. However, since the scale of Rs.330-560 has been replaced by the scale of Rs.380-560 with effect from 1-2-1981 such staff will be promoted to the grade of Rs.380-560 and since ion promotion their pay will be fixed at the stage of Rs.380/- or above in the said scale, they can be placed in the grade of Rs.380-640 with effect from the same date. 

However, the JLAs in the grade of Rs.260-430 possessing the qualifications of a Masters' Degree in Science or a Bachelor's Degree with Post Graduate diploma in the relevant fields or B.E. were to be assessed straightaway to the grade of Rs.380-640 in accordance with the provision of para 2.11.5 of the scheme.  In their case also they were to be assessed for promotion to the grade of Rs.425-700 in Group-III(I) on their pay in the promoted grade reaching Rs.425/- or above. 

In the case of those who are assessed for promotion to the next higher grade and are placed in the still higher grade with effect from the same date they will be entitled to the fixation of pay in the immediate next higher grade under the provision of FR 22(C) and on placement to the still next higher grade they will be allowed the same salary as fixed in the next higher grade on the analogy of FR 22(a)(ii). 

It has been observed that in the cases of JLAs promoted to the grade of Rs.380-560 and placed in the grade of Rs.380-640 with effect from the same date they have been permitted the fixation of pay in both the grades under the provision of FR 22(c) which is not in order. The cases of fixation of pay of JLAs promoted to the next higher grade and placed in the still next higher grade may, therefore, please be reviewed in accordance with the position explained above.  The cases where re-fixation of salary-results in any overpayment the same will have to be recovered which may please be done under advice to the CSIR. 

(No.5(21)/83-E.II, dated. 16th Dec. 1985.) 

(22.5. 11) Anomaly in fixation of pay under faster track. 

In accordance with the extant procedure/instructions, the pay of the scientific/technical staff who were assessed for promotion under faster track w.e.f. 1.2.81 to the next higher grade was fixed under FR 22(c) and if on such fixation the pay reached the minimum of the still next higher grade or the entry level grade of next higher group, the pay was fixed at the same stage or the next lower stage on the analogy of FR 22(a)(II)

This has resulted in anomaly in some cases inasmuch as the juniors have been drawing more pay than the seniors.

The matter has been examined with a view to removing such an anomalous situation and it has been decided with the concurrence of FA to CSIR that in such cases of assessment under faster-track, the pay of the person assessed to the next higher grade may be fixed under FR 22(C) in that grade and in case he crosses over to the next grade in the same or next higher group, he may be allowed fixation of pay at the next higher stage in the grade in which he is finally placed.  For instance, if the pay of a Senior Scientific Assistant on his assessment promotion to the grade of Rs.650-1200 is fixed at the stage of Rs.710/- under FR 22(C), he may be allowed the fixation of pay at the next higher stage of Rs.740/- in the grade of Rs.700-1300. 

(CSIR letter No. 17(65)/86-PPS, dated. the 30th June, 1986.)

(22.5.12) New Recruitment & Assessment Scheme for Scientific and Technical Personnel-Fixation of pay in the revised scales.

The Technical staff members who as on 1-2-1981 were in the pre-revised scale of Rs.210-290 will, on their promotion to the grade of Rs.825-1200 (pre- revised grade Rs.225-308) be entitled to a higher start in the revised scale corresponding to the stage of Rs.260/- in the pre-revised scale.

 ( CSIR letter No. 17(65)/86-PPS, dated, 6th May, 1987) 

(22.5.13) Anomaly of senior Scientists B/B-1 promoted to the post from a date prior to 6-10- 78 getting lesser pay compared to those promoted from the post of Scientists A/AI from 6-10- 78. 

The decision conveyed in CSIR letter No. 17(65)/83-PPS(NPL) dated 27th June, 1986 related to the stepping up of pay of Sr. Scientists for removal of anomaly which has been caused by the grant of advance increments in terms of CSIR letter No. 17(65)18 1 -E-II(CTE) dated 24th May. 1982 on promotion of the Scientists A/A-I under the Valluri Committee Scheme. Therefore, the decision contained in CSIR letter of 27th June, 1986 covers only those who had opted for the new scheme and the benefit of stepping up of pay is available only from 1-2-81 or from any subsequent date. 

(17(65)/87-PPS (CBRI), dated, 27-10-87) 

(22.5.14 )Fixation of pay of offers under Revised Pay Rules- 1986. ) 

In all cases of assessment promotion whether under Erstwhile Byelaw-71(b) or New Recruitment and Assessment Scheme which have retrospective effect prior to 1-1-1986 but the individuals had already exercised their option under Revised Pay Rules 1986, it has been decided to allow such individuals to have fresh option within a period of three months from the date of issue of this letter. 

Similarly, in all future cases of this type arising after issuance of these orders, the concerned employees are eligible to exercise fresh option within a period of three months from the date of issuance of the orders of such assessment promotion having retrospective effect prior to 1- 1-86. 

(CSIR letter No. 14(12)/86-E-II. dated, 12th Nov. 1987) 

(22.5.15) Fixation of pay of Scientific & Technical staff appointed/promoted with advance increments on or after 1-1-1986. 

The question of fixation of pay of Scientific and Technical staff appointed/promoted with advance increments on or after 1- 1- 1986 has been under consideration by CSIR for some time past.  It was noted that the difficulty arose in fixation of pay in the cases where Assessment/Selection committee has recommended a number of advance increments.  According to Government instructions contained in their D.O dated 23rd June, 1975 (copy enclosed) the pay in such cases should be fixed in the revised scale under the normal Rules or at the pay recommended by the Selection Committee/Assessment Committee in the old scale plus D.A.,D.P., interim Relief (at the lower stage if there is no corresponding stage) whichever is higher without allowing them the benefit of 20%.  This formula for fixation of pay has been considered adequate and fair for fixation of pay) for departmental candidates considered by the Assessment Committee for promotion.  This formula is also considered adequate in the case of fresh recruitments in whose case the sole purpose of allowing advance increments was to protect the emoluments drawn by them in their previous positions and such cases may be regulated accordingly as per provisions indicated above.  However, an the case of those fresh recruits who have been allowed advance increments based on their merits and not merely to protect the formal emoluments, it has been considered unfair now to neglect the recommendations of the duly constituted Selection Committees.  Therefore, in order to deal with such type of cases, Director-General, SIR on the recommendations of a Committee constituted for the purpose has decided that each such case may be separately gone into by the respective Laboratory/Institute, and where increments have been recommended by the Selection Committee not merely for protecting earlier emoluments but in view of the merit of the candidates, an equal number of advance increments may be allowed in the revised scale.  Further, in similar cases of recruitments through Selection Committee where the maximum of the old scale had been recommended solely on the basis of merit, the actual number of increments implied by that may be calculated and allowed in the revised scale.

 Further appropriate action in the matter may kindly be taken at your Laboratory/Institute, in consultation with your Senior F&AO. 

(CSIR letter No. Lab. (Admn.) /Misc./87-E-II, dated,26th Feb, 1988) 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE

IMPLEMENTATION CELL

 

S. Sankaran                                                                              New Delhi - 1, the 23rd, June, 1975

Sr. Accounts Officer

        Dear Shri Acharya

             Kindly refer to your D.O. No. 10/6(32)/73-E-II dated 5.5.1975 regarding fixation of pay of persons who have been granted advance increments in the pre-revised scales and appointed after 1.1.1973 but before the issue of orders regarding revision of the pay scales. In cases where UPSC had recommended higher initial pay in the pre-revised scales of Pay for persons appointed after 1.1.1973, it has been decided that pay should be fixed in the revised scales under the normal rules or the pay recommended by the UPSC in the old scale DA+DP+Irs (at the lower stage, if there is no corresponding stage) whichever is higher and there is no need to refer to the UPSC again. This policy is being followed in all cases of the nature referred to the Ministry of Finance and no relaxation has been made. In the circumstances, your suggestion to refer such cases back to the Selection Committees/Departmental Promotion Committees for recommending de novo the salary to be fixed in the revised scales would have wide repercussions and is not therefore agreed to.

 

Yours faithfully

Sd/-(S. Sankaran)Shri N.S. Acharya,

                             Deptt. Of Space,CBA Building,Distt. Office Road,Banglore- 560009 

(22.5.16) Fixation of pay of Scientific & Technical staff appointed/promoted with advance increments on or after 1.1.1986.

 Reference this office circular letter No. Lab, (Admn.)/Misc./87- E-II dated 26-2-1988/3-3-1988 on the subject mentioned above. It has come to the notice of CSIR that some Labs./Instt. have fixed the pay in respect of its employees promoted with advance increments through assessment in the same manner as provided for in the case of fresh recruits where advance increments have been granted by the Selection Committee based on their merit. 

The pay of employees who are promoted through assessment may kindly be fixed strictly in accordance with the CSIR circular letter No. Lab.(Adm)/Misc./87-E-II- dated 3.3.1988 read with D.O. letter dated 23-10-1975 annexed thereto in order to avoid Audit objection later on. An example towards fixation of pay in such cases is enclosed for your information and guidance. 

The pay fixation not made in accordance with these instructions may kindly ne reviewed and set right.

 (CSIR letter No.3(38)/Complex/86-E-II, dated, 10Oct. 1988)

 EXAMPLE

      Mr. "X" getting a basic pay of Rs.545/- in the pre-revised scale of Rs.425-700 opts for revised scale w.e.f. 1-2-1986 the date of his next increment which also happens to be the date of his assessment promotion to next higher grade of Rs.550-900 in which he has been recommended three advance increments by the Assessment Committee. His pay in the revised scale of pay will be fixed as under:-

 I.  Pay Under Normal Rules

 (a)   Pay as on 1-2-1986 in the revised scale of                                       Rs.1640/-

       Rs1400-40-1800-EB-50-2300/-

(b)   Add one increment in the existing grade                                           Rs.40/-

                                                                                                            ---------------

                                                                                                            Rs.1680/-

                                                                                                            ---------------

©     The next stage in the next Higher Grade of                                      Rs.1700/-

       Rs.1640-60-2600-EB-75-2900/- 

II  Pay recommended by Assessment Committee in the Pre-revised Scale, Plus DA,DP,IR without 20% benefits

 (a)   Pay as on 1-2-1986 in the pre-revised scale of                                 Rs.560/-

       Rs.425-15-500-EB-15-560-20-700/-

(b)   Add one increment in the existing grade                                           Rs.20/-

                                                                                                            -----------------

                                                                                                            Rs.580/-

                                                                                                            -----------------

©     The next stage in the next Higher Grade of                                      Rs.600/-

       Rs.550-25-750-EB-30-900/-                       

(d)   Add three advance increments recommended by                              Ra.075/-

       the Assessment Committee.                                   

                                                                                                            ------------------

                                                                                                            Rs.675/-

                                                                                                            -------------------

             Pay…………………………………………….   Rs.0675.00

            DA/ADA………………………………………   Rs.1015.90

            IR-I&II…………………………………………..Rs.0128.00

                                                                                    -------------------

                                                                                    Rs.1818.90       

                                                                                    -------------------

 Since there is no stage of Rs.1818.90 in the revised scale of Rs.1640-60-2600-EB-75-2900, the pay of Mr. "X" will be fixed at lower stage of Rs.1760/-p.m. w.e.f. 1-2-1986. Which is higher than the pay admissible under normal rules.

 The same example will also be applicable where advance increments have been allowed in Selection post to protect the emoluments drawn in previous employment.

 (22.5.17) Pay fixation on Selection/Assessment. 

Reference this office letter of even number dated 24th Jan., 1992 and subsequent clarification issued vide this office letter dated 25thMay 1992 on the above subject. The advice given by Ministry of Finance has been reconsidered and the Governing Body in its 128thmeeting held on 16th Feb., 1993 has decided that the advice of the Ministry of Finance may be implemented in respect of all Selections/appointments made on or after 24.1.1992 i.e. the date of issue of instructions in this regard. 

You are, therefore, requested that the instructions contained in this office letter of even number dated 24th Jan., 1992 may kindly be treated as amended accordingly. 

(CSIR letter No. 1/68/83-Finance, dated, the 16th April, 1993) 

(22.5.18) Recruitment  and Assessment Scheme for Scientific and Technical staff-Clarifications arising out of implementation of revised pay scales. 

In accordance with the provision of New Recruitment and Assessment Scheme(l 98 1), a person is eligible for consideration for assessment to higher grade on completion of a fixed length of service.  For example; in Groups I & II, first chance becomes due on completion of 7 years, second on completion of 8 years, third on completion of 9 years and so on as given in the scheme . Last chance for assessment is available on reaching maximum of the scale and/or remaining for one year at maximum of the scale, as the case may be. 

  1. Similarly, under erstwhile Bye-law 71(b) also, eligibility for assessment of a person of the rank of Scientist 'A'- Scientist 'B'- Scientist 'C' is related to maximum of the relative pay scale. 

  2. Because of revision of pay scales with effect from 1. 1. 1986 and in order to rationalise the aspect of reaching maximum of a pay scale in both the Old and the- New Schemes, it has been decided that

  3. For those existing on 1.1.1986 who have opted revised pay scale (1986) and not been considered for assessment fallen due on or after 1. 1. 1986 under either of the Old and the New Schemes, maximum of pay scale may be determined with reference to the pre-revised scale in all cases.

  4.  For those inducted on or after 1. 1. 1986 or optees of revised pay scales having once been considered for assessment on or after 1. 1. 1986, last chance due at maximum of pay scale under New Scheme will be determined with reference to the revised pay scale only. 

  5. With regard to assessment under New Scheme taking place on or after 1. 1. 1986, pay fixation will be done as per the old or the revised pay scale as opted by the person concerned. 

          Under the Old Assessment Scheme, maximum of the grade relating to persons of the rank of Scientist 'A', 'B', and 'C' will be determined with reference to the old or revised pay scale (1986) in accordance with the option exercised by the person concerned except (a) above.

                 Isolated cases, if any, will be decided by the Joint Secretary (Admn.) on merits.

It is requested that this may kindly be given wide circulation among the Scientific and Technical employees of your Laboratory/Institute for their information. 

(CSIR letter No. 17(65/P35)/86-PPS(FTRP), dated, 25 Aug. 1988) 

(22.5.19) Pay Fixation under Revised Pay Rule3, 1986. 

  1. As per para 3 of this office circular dated 25.8.1988, an opportunity to employees to revise their option for going back to pre-revised scale purely for the purpose of assessment under the Faster track system was provided. 

  2. However, consequent on the implementation of the recommendations of the Fourth Pay Commission, Government of India had issued instructions which stipulate that in the event of exercise of option for Revised Pay Rules after 31.12.1987, pay will be fixed under Rule 9 of, the Revised Pay Rules, 1986 (i.e. without the benefit of 20% increase) instead of Rule 7 (i.e. with benefit of 20% increase) in pay Fixation under these Rules in terms of Government of India circular No.7(52)-E.III/86 dated 27.5.88 forwarded by CSIR to Labs./lnstts. vide CSIR endorsement No.31(38)/88-G dated 21.6.88. 

  3. A question has been raised whether an assesse who was governed by NRAS and has opted for retention of pre-revised scale after 1. 1. 1986 as per CSIR circular dated 25.8.1988 could be allowed the benefit of pay fixation under Rule 7 i.e. with advantage of 20% increase or his pay be fixed under Rule 9 without the benefit of 20% increase under Revised Pay Rules, 1986. 

  4. It is, clarified that those who switched over to Revised Pay Rules, 1986 after 31.12.1987 under CSIR circular dated-25.8.1988, their pay will be fixed only under Rule 9 of Revised Pay Rules, 1986, without the benefit of 20% increase in pay. 

(CSIR letter No. 17(65)P-42/A/22)/90-PPS, dated, the 15th July., 1992) 

(22.5.20) Pay fixation on omission of pre-revised scales ofRs.225-308 and Rs.380-560from Groups I and II of NRAS/MANAS. 

Consequent on omission of the scales of Rs.225-308 and Rs.380-560(pre-revised) from Groups I and H, references are being received from different Laboratories/Institutes, regarding method to be adopted for fixation of pay on placement of the incumbents in the pre-revised scales of Rs.260-350 in Group I and Rs.380-640 in Group-II. 

2.         The matter has been examined in consultation with Finance.  Accordingly, it has been decided to fix the pay on placement of incumbents as under; 

a)    Pay fixation of those in the scale of Rs.225-308 (pre- revised) now placed in the grade of Rs.260-350 (pre- revised) w.e.f. 1-2-81 may be regulated under FR 23 and FR 22 (a) (ii) read with Audit Instruction below FR 22.  Pay fixation of those already assessed from Rs. 225-308 (pre- revised) to the scale of Rs.260-350 (pre- revised) between 1-2-1981 and 1-4-1988 with advance increments, if any, may be regulated notionally under FR 23 w.e.f. 1-2-81 upto the actual date of assessment promotion to the scale of Rs.260- 350 on any date between 1-2-1981 and 1-4-1988.  Thereafter, the pay of such promotees be regulated as per rules and then fixed at the stage so worked out in the pre-revised scale of Rs.260-350 under FR 23; 

b)    Pay fixation of those in the scale of Rs.380-560 now placed in the scale of Rs.380-640 (pre-revised) may be regulated notionally under FIZ 23 w.e.f.1-2-1981 as in para (a) above.  Pay fixation of those already assessed from Rs.380-560 (pre- revised) to the scale of Rs.380-640 (pre-revised) between I2-1981 and 1-2-1988, with advance increments, if any, may be regulated notionally w.e.f. 1-2-1981 upto the date of assessment promotion to the scale of Rs.380-640 on any date between 1-2-1981 and 1-2-1988. Thereafter, the pay of such promotees be regulated as per rules and then fixed at the stage so worked out in the pre-revised scale of Rs.380-640 under FR 23.  For example, if an individual was appointed in the scale of Rs.380-560 in July 1975, he would be drawing a basic pay of Rs.440/- on 1-2-1981.  Consequent-upon abolition of the pay scale of Rs.380-560 and its replacement by the scale of pay Rs.380-640 his pay shall be fixed notionally at the same stage of Rs.440/- under FR 23 from 1-2-1981. In case, however, the individual has already been promoted to the scale of Rs.380-640 subsequent to 1-2-1981 but before I- 2-1988, say on 1-7-1982, with three advance increments, his pay shall be re-fixed at Rs.5301- P.M. i.e. at the stage on which it was fixed at the time of his initial promotion on 1-7- 1982 under FR 23 assuming as if he was brought over to the scale of Rs.380-640 from the date of such promotion. 

(CSIR letter No. 17(65)/P-42(A)/90-PPS, dated 4th January, 1991)

(22.5.21) Pay fixation on induction of non-technical employees into technical side in Group II. 

Reference this office circulars of even number dated 22nd June and 13th August, 1990, regarding induction of non-technical staff into technical side in Group II.  These instructions, inter alia stipulated that the pay on such induction was to be fixed under normal rules. 

  1.  We have been receiving communications from some Labs./lnstts. seeking clarification regarding fixation of pay in some specific cases.  The matter has been examined in consultation with Finance and it is clarified that in terms of GOI, Deptt. of Personnel and Training OM No. 1/2/86-Est.(Pay I), dated 22.5.89, the pay on induction of non-technical employees into technical stream in Group II shall be fixed at the same stage or at the next higher stage if there is no such stage in the pay scale of the technical post.  The annual increment shall be drawn on the date due on the non-technical post if the pay has been fixed at the same stage in the technical grade.  However, if the pay has been fixed at the next stage, the increments shall be drawn on completion of one year's service in the technical grade. 
  2.  In case an employee is drawing more pay than the maximum of the scale of the lower technical grade against which the individual has been/to be inducted as per provision in para 7.6.9 of MANAS, he will continue to draw the same pay which he was drawing on the non-technical side but without the benefit of any further increments (s). 
  3.   You are, therefore, requested kindly to regulate the pay fixation of the inductees into technical side in light of the above instructions. 

               (CSIR letter No. 17(65/P-42)90-PPS, dated. the 24th October, 199 1)

(22.5.22) Fixation of pay in the revised pay scales on promotion to the higher post on or after 1.1.1986. 

As per provisions of the Revised Pay Rules, 1986, all appointments on or after the first day of Jan., 1986, whether for the first time in Govt. service or by transfer or promotion from another post have to be rnade in the revised pay scales only.  If the promotions take place on or after 1.1.86, the pay in the revised scale has to be fixed first in the lower post held on 1.1.86 after allowing the benefit of 20% as admissible under the Revised Pay Rules.  In case an individual has opted to come over to the revised pay scale from a date subsequent to 1. 1.86, the pay in the revised scale is to be fixed as under:

  1.  The pay in the Revised Pay Scale is to be fixed first on the lower post held by him on 1. 1.86. 
  2. The pay on the higher post is to be fixed on the date from which the promotion takes place in the Revised Pay Scale with reference to the pay on the lower post so fixed in the Revised Pay Scale.
  3. In case the date of option happens to be the date of his promotion in such cases the pay is to be fixed first in the lower scale in the revised pay scale and thereafter, the pay is to be fixed on the higher post in the revised pay scale with reference to the pay so fixed on the lower post in the revised pay scale.

 Instances have come to our notice where some of the Labs, Instts. have revised the pay of the individual concerned straightway with reference to the promoted pay scale after allowing the benefit of 20% thereon.  Such pay fixation is irregular and needs to be revised.  Ale Labs./Instts. are advised to review such cases and refix the pay of such individuals in the lower post first in the revised pay scale and thereafter on the promoted post in the revised pay scale with reference to the pay so fixed on the lower post in the revised pay scale as at Para III above. 

It is requested that the fixation of pay in your Lab./Instt. may kindly be reviewed and revised in light of the above clarification and a report sent to this office confirming that you have reviewed all the cases of pay fixation from 1.1.86 onwards.

(CSIR Letter No. 1/68/83-Finance, dated, the 13th Sep., 1990)

(22.5.23) Fixation of pay of departmental candidates granted advance increments. 

Certain cases of wrong fixation of pay of serving Scientists on their selection against an advertised post have come to the notice of CSIR. In this regard clarification was sought from the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure who have since clarified as follows: 

"When a serving employee applies for higher post through proper channel in response to an advertisement, his appointment to the post applied for cannot be treated as an initial appointment.  In such cases the pay is fixed either under normal rules or as recommended by the Selection Committee.  Both the benefits cannot be given at a time.  If the recommendation of the Committee is to fix the pay under normal rules, the benefit of FR 22(C) is admissible, if the selected employee was holding the lower post.  In case the Selection Committee recommends advance increments, in that case, neither pay protection is admissible nor benefit of FR 22(C).is admissible and instead only advance increments with reference to the minimum of the scale of post are admissible. This process is adopted even in cases where advance increment(s) are recommended by UPSC............."

 In view of the clarification given by the Department of Expenditure,- Ministry of Finance as above, if a serving Scientist applies through proper channel against an advertised post and gets selected, his pay is to be fixed under normal rules i.e. fixation under FR22(C) with reference to the scale of pay in which he was working. This would be so only if Selection Committee does not recommend advance increments.

 As against above, certain Labs. are wrongly fixing the pay of Scientists on such selection by first fixing the pay in the higher grade under FR 22(C) and then allowing the benefit of advance increments recommended by the Selection Committee.  This procedure is completely wrong and has to be dispensed with immediately and all cases where pay has been fixed in this manner have to be re-opened and excess payment made should be recovered. 

At the time of selection of the candidate, it may be appropriate to advise the Selection Committee the stage at which the pay of an individual would get fixed under normal rules as well as procedure for fixation of pay in case advance increments are recommended so that the Committee Tay take appropriate decision at the time of such selection. 

The same procedure for fixation of pay would be applicable in case of assessment promotions which take effect from 1.1.1986 to 31.3.1988 i.e. prior to the implementation of MANAS.

 It is, therefore, requested that all cases of fixation of pay falling under the above categories may he re-examined and the following information may be furnished to this office by 31.3.1992.

  1.   Number of cases where pay fixation was done wrongly.
  2.    Number of cases where pay has been refixed as per the above instructions.
  3.   Number of cases where excess amount paid has been recovered.

 (CSIR D.O. No. 1/68/83-Finance, dated, the 24th January, 1992) 

(22.5.24) Fixation of pay where advance increments were sanctioned by Selection Committee/Assessment Committee on promotion. 

Reference IFA's D.O. letter of even number dated 24.1.1992 The instructions contained in the said letter have been reviewed and it is decided to give an option to the individuals concerned to get their pay fixed either under erstwhile FR 22(c) or avail the benefit of advance increments on the minimum of the scale, whichever is more beneficial. 

The cases of pay fixation may therefore. kindly be reviewed accordingly and the information asked for vide our letter dated 24.1.1992 furnished at an early date.

(CSIR letter No. 1/68/83-Finance, dated, the 25th May, 1992)

(22.51.25) Pay fixation on Selection/Assessment with advance increments-Departmental Candidates.

 Reference the office letter of even number dated 24th Jan., 1992 and subsequent clarification issued vide this office letter dated 25th May 1992 on the above subject.  The advice given by Ministry of Finance has been reconsidered and the Governing Body in its 128th meeting held on 16th Feb., 1993 has decided that the advice of the Ministry of Finance may be implemented in respect of all Selections/appointments made on or after 24.1.1992 i.e. the date of issue of instructions in this regard.

 You are, therefore, requested that the instructions contained in this office letter of even number dated 24th Jan., 1992 may kindly be treated as amended accordingly.

 (CSIR letter No. 1/68/83-Finance, dated, the 16th April, 1993)

(22.6)     Stepping up of pay of S&T Staff

(22.6.1) Stepping up of pay of S & T Staff-Merit promotion/Advance Increments to the Scientists in National Labs./Instts. 

A number of representations are being received in this office from the scientists requesting for stepping up their pay on the ground that with the grant of merit increments some scientists who are junior to them in the grade, have started getting higher pay on the analogy that senior persons should not draw pay less than their juniors- 

      The matter has been examined in the CSIR in consultation with Chief (Finance)* In case of scientists, there is no seniority as different persons are appointed in different disciplines and there cannot be one common seniority list for all the different disciplines.  The seniority in case of scientific staff is only limited to the purpose of confirmation which is determined on the basis of their placement in the Establishment List.  As such, the question of comparison of the pay of one Officer with the other will not be applicable.  It is therefore requested that the scientists in your Lab /Instt, who have submitted representations on this ground may be informed that there is no question of refixing their pay by stepping up with reference to the pay drawn by the other scientists whether lower or higher in the establishment List,

 (CSIR letter No. 16(40)/76-PL, dated 13.4.81)

 (22.6.2) Stepping up of pay of Scientific & Technical staff on assessment. 

In this office letter No. 16(40)/76-PL dated 13th April, 1981 it was clarified that there is no concept of seniority amongst the Scientific and Technical staff as different persons are appointed in different disciplines and there cannot be one common seniority list for all the different disciplines.  Thus, the question of comparison of pay of one officer with the other did not arise. 

2)  Similarly, assessments under erstwhile Bye-law 71 (b) and NRAS are not vacancy based and as such do not attract the concept of seniority. 

3)  In view of the above, it is again emphasized that the question of stepping up of pay based on seniority is not admissible and instructions contained in decision No. 10 under FR 22(c) and Notes.  No 4 and 7 given under Rule 7 of Revised Pay Rules, are not attracted in such cases. 

4)  It is, therefore, requested that in case pay has been wrongly stepped up in respect of any Scientific/Technical personnel on the basis of seniority by application of rules/orders as mentioned in para 3 of this letter, the same may be regulated as per aforesaid guidelines and recoveries of over- payment made, if any, may be effected, after serving a show-cause notice to the individual concerned.  Action taken in this regard (with details of such wrong pay fixation) may please be reported to CSIR by the end of July, 1989 at the latest. 

(CSIR No. 17(65)/23/88-PPS, dated. 13th June, 1989) 

(22.6.3) Stepping up of pay of Scientific and Technical staff

 Some points have been raised by a few Labs./lnstts. on the implementation of instructions circulated vide letter of even number dated 13.6.1989, on the above subject. These are being examined by a small group set up at the CSIR Headquarters.  Pending final decision in the matter, it has been decided to temporarily stay implementation of these instructions.

(No. 17(65/23)/88-PPS, dated 25th August, 89)

(22.6.4) Stepping up ofpay of scientific & technical Staff on assessment 

Reference this Office Circular letter of even number, dated 25th August, 1989 temporarily staying the operation of letter of even number dated 13th June 1989 on the above subject. The position regarding operation of these orders is clarified as under:

  1. There is no concept of seniority among S&T staff in CSIR and hence the question of application of GOI  instructions on stepping up of pay does not arise in such cases; 
  2. Fixation of pay on  assessment be regulated as  per instructions contained in CSIR Circular letter No. 16(40)/76- PL dated 13.4.1981 and reiterated vide CSIR Circular letter No.17(65)/23/88-PPS dated   13-6-89; and
  3. Any over-payment as a result of wrong stepping up/ fixation Of pay in the Labs./Instts. shall be regulated  and dealt with as per extant rules/instructions issued from time to time on the subject.  Necessary information on wrong stepping up resulting in overpayment may also be sent to this office in the enclosed proforma.

It is requested that contents of the relevant instructions on this subject may kindly be brought to the notice of all concerned including the Finance Wing of your Lab/lnstt. for strict compliance. Controller of Administration & SR.F&AO of the concerned Lab./lnstt. shall ensure compliance of the above instructions.

 (CSIR letter No. 17(65/23)/88-PPS, dated, 1st October 1990)

Details of Stepping Up of Pay in Respect of S&T Employees on Assessment/appointment in CSIR

From 1981 Till Date. 

Details of Stepping Up of Pay in Respect of S&T Employees on Assessment/appointment in CSIR
Name/Designation Pay drawn in post before assessment/promotion (with scale of pay) Pay fixed on assessment/promotion to the next higher grade(with date of promotion/assessment & scale of pay) Pay stepped up by junior(s) in relation to pay drawn Date of steeping up Over-Payment till date as a result of stepping up. Rules/orders under which stepping up had been done

 

 Certified that the information given in the statement is as per records and nothing has been left out. COA/AOF&AO/Sr.F&AO

 (22.6.5) Stepping up of pay of Scientific & Technical staff on assessment.

 Reference this Office circular of even number dated 14.9.90/1.10.90, on the above subject.  The instructions contained therein have been reviewed. 

While the provisions contained in Para 6.4. 10 of MANAS will continue to apply, the matter has been further considered and it has been decided, in consultation with I.F.A. that the provision of stepping up of pay under Government of India, Ministry of Finance O.M. No. 1(14)-E.111139 dated 16th June, 1989 (given under FR 22(c) of Swamy's Compilation of FR 1989) may be applied in a restricted sense on assessments subject to fulfilment of the following conditions 

  1.  Both the 'Senior' and 'Junior' should belong to the same grade and the group and the posts to which they have been assessed should be identical in the same grade and the group.
  2. The pre-revised and revised pay scale of both the lower and higher grades should be          identical and in the same group. 
  3. The anomoly should be directly as a result of application of the provision of erstwhile FR 22(c).  If even in the lower grade the 'Junior' was drawing more pay than the senior by virtue of fixation of pay under the normal rules or any advance increment granted to him, the provisions contained in this decision need not be invoked to step up the pay of the senior officer. 
  4. The benefit of stepping up of pay would be admissible only if the mode of placement to the higher in @he same group is the same.  In case any of the two officers is appointed by a different mode of recruitment/assessment i.e. if one is appointed on open selection and the other by assessment or vice-versa, the benefit of stepping up of an open pay will not be admissible. 
  5. The stepping up of pay will not be admissible if advance increments have been granted on merit or otherwise to the 'Junior'. 

In case of any doubt, reference may be made to CSIR with complete details and comments of Administration and Finance of the Lab./Instt. for examination. 

(CSIR letter No. 17(63)/23/88-PPS, dated, the 20th June, 1991)

(22.6.6)    Stepping up of pay of Scientific & Technical staff on assessment - effecting recovery - regarding.

The pay scales in CSIR were revised w.e.f. 1.1.1986 and as the orders of the revision of the pay scales were issued in Nov. 1986/Feb., 1987 effective from 1.1.1986, there have been cases of wrong fixation of pay in the revised pay scales.  Necessary clarifications were therefore subsequently issued in this regard and the Labs./ Instts. were asked to refix the pay of the concerned employees and effect the recovery of over-payment if any, already made. 

Similarly, there have also been cases of wrong stepping up of pay which had to be rectified subsequently and the over-payments made on this account recovered.  Some of the employees moved petitions in the Central Administrative Tribunal, against the decision of CSIR for refixation of their pay and recovery of over-payment already made.  In some cases the Tribunal has taken a view that the recovery should not be made unless a show cause notice has been issued to the individual concerned and has also quashed the orders for recovery of over payment on the technical ground of not issuing the show cause notice to the employee concerned before effecting the recovery. 

In view of the above position, It may kindly be ensured that in future while effecting the recovery of over-payment, a show cause notice should invariably be served on the employees concerned so that the implementation of the orders of CSIR and recovery of over-payments is not stopped by the Tribunal on technical grounds. 

(CSIR letter No. 17(65)/23/88-PPS, dated, the 24th August, 1993)