In a transfer that may have an effect on over 31 lakh serving central authorities staff, the Division of Personnel & Coaching (DoPT) has modified the minimal qualifying service standards for promotion as per the seventh CPC Pay Matrix and Pay Ranges. It might be famous that as per authorities knowledge, there have been over 31.91 lakh staff below the central authorities as of 01.03. 2020 towards the sanctioned energy of 40.78 lakh and roughly 21.75% of the posts have been vacant.
In an Workplace Memorandum issued on September 20, 2022, by the DoPT and signed by the undersecretary to the Authorities of India, the division mentioned that the workplace memorandum dated 9.8.2016 had suggested all ministries/departments to vary pay construction as per the advice of the seventh pay fee.
It mentioned that the DoPT reviewed the directions associated to the pay matrix and promotions in session with the UPSC and ‘determined to revise the norms prescribing minimal eligibility service required for promotion, as per seventh CPC Pay Matrix and Pay Ranges’.
It additional directed the involved departments to include the revised norms prescribing minimal eligibility service required for promotion as per the seventh Central Pay Fee Pay Matrix and Pay Ranges. “All of the Ministries/Departments are, subsequently, requested to impact essential amendments to the Recruitment Guidelines/Service Guidelines, on this regard, after following the due process,” mentioned the DoPT.
The DoPT mentioned that the choice was taken as directions revising the minimal qualifying service required for promotion, as per the seventh CPC Pay Matrix was not issued until September 20. “Although the degrees in Revised Pay Matrix as per seventh CPC Pay Matrix, usually correspond to the pre-revised Grade Pays/ Pay Scales (sixth CPC), nonetheless, a necessity was felt to prescribe minimal qualifying service for promotion as per Pay Ranges within the Revised Pay Matrix,” it mentioned.
Under are the revised norms as laid by the DoPT.
The ministry additional famous, “The Recruitment/Service Guidelines are of statutory nature. Furthermore, any modification in these Guidelines usually has a potential impact. Due to this fact,…..wherever required, appropriate ‘safety clause’ could also be integrated into the modification proposed within the Recruitment/service for present incumbents holding the feeder posts on common foundation, the place the eligibility service for promotion prescribed within the present guidelines is being enhanced and the place the change is more likely to have an effect on the promotion of those incumbents.”
The DoPT requested the ministries and departments to provoke essential motion to finish the revision of the principles within the case of Group A and Group B posts inside six months.