Pay Protection Order For All Central Govt Employees Announced: What Does This Mean?

Pay Protection Order For All Central Govt Employees Announced: What Does This Mean?
Pay Protection Order For All Central Govt Employees Announced: What Does This Mean?

As per the reports, the protection of pay order is issued by the Narendra Modi government to the central government employee, consequent in appointment to a new post in different service or cadre in the Central Government. 

In the same regards, the Department of Personnel and Training of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has issued an Office Memorandum (OM). 

What Does The MO Say?

This will come under FR 22-B(1), in the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) Scenario, through direct recruitment where either higher duties and responsibilities are involved or not, as the case may be.

According to this OM,  consequent upon the implementation of 7th CPC Report and CCS (RP) Rules, 2016, the President is pleased to allow protection of pay under provisions FR 22-B(1) to Central Government employee who is appointed as a probationer in another service or cadre either carrying higher responsibilities or not, as the case may be and subsequently confirmed in that service or cadre. 

The order comes in effect from Jan 1, 2016.

Provisions Under FR 22-B(1)

Under provisions of FR 22-B(1), despite anything contained in these Rules, the following provisions shall govern the pay of a government employee, appointed as a probationer in another service or cadre, and subsequently confirmed in that service or cadre-

(a) during the period of probation, he shall draw pay at the minimum of the time scale or at the probationary stages of the time scale of the service or post, as the case may be:

Provided that if the presumptive pay of the permanent post on which he holds a lien or would hold a lien had his lien not been suspended, should at any time be greater than the pay fixed under the clause, he shall draw the presumptive pay of the permanent post;

(b) on confirmation in the service or post after the expiry of the period of probation, the pay of the government employee shall be fixed in the time-scale of the service or post in accordance with the provisions of Rule 22 or Rule 22-C, as the case may be.

Protection Of Pay

The protection of pay will be in the manner as given below:

(A) Manner of fixation of pay of government servant under FR 22-b(1) consequent to his appointment in lower post through direct recruitment, where higher duties and responsibilities are not involved:

A Central Government Employee on his appointment to a post in lower Level in different service or cadre in Central Government which does not carry duties and responsibilities of greater importance than those attached to the post held earlier by him on regular basis before such appointment and having a provision of the probation period in new post, may during prObation draw the presumptive pay of the post held earlier by him on regular basis, if it is higher than the minimum of the Time Scale of the new post. 

On such presumptive pay, he would also draw annual increments. 

Although, during probation, it is to be ensured that presumptive pay should always be greater than the pay of the new post after drawl of the increment(s). 

On successful completion of the probation, the pay will be fixed under FR 22(l)(a)(2) subsequently.

At any of these stages of employment, the protection of Pay in the above manner should not, exceed the maximum of the level of the new post in Pay Matrix.

(B) Manner of fixation of pay of central government employee under FR 22-b(1) consequent to his appointment to a post in higher-level through direct recruitment, where higher duties and responsibilities are involved:

A Central Government Employee on his appointment to a post in higher level in different service or cadre in Central Government carrying duties and responsibilities of greater importance than those attached to the post held earlier by him on regular basis before such appointment and ha ing a provision of the probation period in new post, may during probation draw the presumptive pay of the post held earlier by him on a regular basis if it is higher than the minimum of the Time Scale of the new post. He would also draw annual increments on such presumptive pay. 

Although, it should be assured that during probation presumptive pay should always be greater than the pay of the new post after drawing the increment(s). 

On successful completion of his probation, his pay will be fixed under FR 22(l)(a)(1) subsequently.

Also, at any of these stages, the Protection of Pay in the above manner should not, exceed the maximum of the Level of the new post in Pay Matrix.

(C) Manner of fixation of pay of central government employee under FR 22-b(1) consequent to his appointment to a post in equivalent level post through direct recruitment, where higher duties and responsibilities are not involved:

A central government employee on his appointment to a post in Equivalent Level in different service or cadre in Central Government through direct recruitment where higher duties and responsibilities are not involved and having a provision of the probation period in a new post, may during probation draw the presumptive pay of the post held earlier by him on regular basis. 

Also, the employee would get his increments on such presumptive pay and on successful completion of his probation, his pay will be fixed under FR 22(l)(a)(2). 

Although the Protection of Pay in the above manner should not, at any of these stages, exceed the maximum of the Level of the new post in Pay Matrix.

The above-mentioned pay protection under FR 22-B(1) will be applicable to the Government servant if he holds a lien on his previous permanent post.

Please note that no stepping up of pay of senior government employee shall be allowed on the basis of the pay protection granted under FR 22-B(1) to junior Government employee of that particular service/cadre.

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