Fixation of Pay upon Promotion to Regular JAG from JAG (Ad-hoc)

The Ministry of Railways in India has issued a letter addressing the fixation of pay on promotion to regular Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) after an officiating appointment in JAG (Ad-hoc). The letter refers to the adoption of instructions by the Department of Personnel & Training regarding the restriction of officiating pay under FR-35 (Rule 1329 of IREC Vol. I) in the context of RS(RP) Rules, 2016. It states that some officers are drawing lesser pay on regular promotion to JAG compared to the pay they received during their officiating period in JAG.

Fixation of pay on promotion to regular JAG after officiating appointment in JAG(Ad-hoc)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. PC-VII/2017/1/7/5/8

New Delhi, dated: 12/06/2023

The General Managers
All Indian Railways and PUs
(as per standard mailing list) .

Sub: Fixation of pay on promotion to regular JAG after officiating appointment in JAG(Ad-hoc)

Consequent to adoption of instructions issued by Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T) regarding restriction of officiating pay under FR-35 (Rule 1329 of IREC Vol. I) in the context of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 vide Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/8 dated 08.08.2019 (RBE 127/2019), certain Railways referred the issue to Board’s Office Stating that few Officers are drawing lesser pay on regular promotion to JAG in comparison to the pay drawn by them during officiating in JAG.

  1. Above policy aspect has been examined in consultation with Department of Personnel & Training. It 1s advised that such cases may be dealt as per proviso to Rule 1313(1) of IREC Vol. IL. Proviso to Rule 1313(1) of IREC Vol. II is reproduced under:-

“(b) If the conditions prescribed in clause (a) are not fulfilled, he shall draw as initial pay on the minimum of the time scale.

Provided that, both in cases covered by clause (a) and in cases, other than the cases of re-employment after resignation or removal or dismissal from the public service, covered by clause (b), if he;

(1) has previously held substantively or officiated in –

(i) the same post, or

(ii) a permanent or temporary post on the same time scale; or

(iii) a permanent post or a temporary post (including a post in a body, incorporated or not, which is wholly or substantially owned or controlled by the Government) on an identical time scale; or

(2) is appointed subject to the fulfillment of eligibility conditions us prescribed in the relevant recruitment rules to a tenure post on a time scale identical with that of another tenure post which he has previously held on regular basis; then the initial pay shall not, except in cases of reversion to parent cadre, governed by proviso (1) (iii) be less than the pay, other than special pay,personal pay or any other emoluments which may be classed us pay by the President under Rule 1303 (iii)- RIT (FR-9 (21) (a) (iii)) which he drew on the last occasion, and he shall count the period during which he drew that pay on a regular basis on such last and any previous occasions for increment in the stage of the time scale equivalent to that pay. If, however, the pay last drawn by the Railway servant in a temporary post had been inflated by the grant of premature increments, the pay which he would have drawn but for the grant of these increments shall, unless otherwise ordered by the authority competent to create the new post, be taken for the purposes of this proviso to be the pay which he last drew in the temporary post which he had held on a regular basis. The service rendered in a post referred to in proviso (1) (iii) shall, on reversion to the parent cadre, count towards initial
fixation of pay, to the extent and subject to the conditions indicated below; ”

  1. It is requested that while deciding the case(s), relevant conditions stipulated in Rule 1313 of IREC may also be taken into account. Copy of Rule 1313 of IREC Vol.II is enclosed as Annexure-I

4, This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Railway Board.

(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII & HRMS
Railway Board
e-mail: jaya.kumarg[at]gov.in
Ph. No: 011-47845125

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