Thursday, 13 December 2018

Railway: Procedure for grant of Non-Functional scale to Group ‘B’ Officers of Organised Services on 100% basis after completion of 4 years of regular service alongwith illustrations (RBE No 192/2018)

Railway: Procedure for grant of Non-Functional scale to Group ‘B’ Officers of Organised Services on 100% basis after completion of 4 years of regular service alongwith illustrations (RBE No 192/2018)

रेल मंत्रालय द्वारा लेवल 11 में तदर्थ आधार पर स्थानापन्न ग्रुप ‘बी’ अधिकारियों सहित ऑन रोल ग्रुप ‘बी’ अधिकारियों के संगठित विभागों में संबन्धित ग्रेडों में 4 वर्ष की नियमित सेवा पूरी होने के बाद 100% सीमा तक लेवल 10 का उच्चतर ग्रेड प्रभावी करने संबंधी आदेश 


RBE NO. 192/2018
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E(GP) 2003/2122
New Delhi, dated : 12.12.2018

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways and Production Units

Sub: Grant of Non-functional scale to Group ‘B’ Officers of Organised Services on 100% basis after completion of 4 years of regular service - Procedure reg.

Ref: Board’s letter nos. E(GP)98/2/82 dated 09.12.98 and E(GP)2003/2/22 dated 16.06.2003 & 03.09.2004. 

In terms of Ministry of Railways’ Notification No. PC-VII/2017/RSRP/1 dated 08.03.2018; the higher scale of Level 10 has to be Operated to the extent of 100% of the Group ‘B’ officers on roll including Group ‘B’ officers officiating in Level 11 on ad hoc basis after completion of 4 years of regular service in the respective grades in Organised Departments. 

2. In this regard a few references have been received from Zonal Railways wherein they have sought clarifications with regard to the procedure to be followed in the cases of pay fixation of Officials working in Senior Scale adhoc, application of reservation rules, date of assessment of these vacancies etc. Accordingly, Board has decided to clarify that following procedure should be adopted for placement of these officers in the higher scale: 
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3. Procedure for placement of Group ‘B’ officers in the higher scale

3.1 All Group ‘B’ Officers with minimum of four years regular service in Level 9 in Accounts Department and Level 8 in other organised Departments shall be eligible for consideration for grant of higher Group ‘B’ Non-Functional Upgradation scale of Level 10. 

3.2 The Group ‘B‘ officers who are officiating in Senior Scale, after having been found suitable by the Committee of HODs as per extant procedure, shall be granted Non-functional upgradation in Level-10 w.e.f. 08.03.2018, subject to completion of four years service in Group ‘B' in level-8 in respect of Non-accounts department and in level- 9 in respect of Accounts Department. On grant of Non-functional scale in Level-10, such officers would continue to officiate in Level-11. 

3.3 The General Manager will constitute a Committee for this purpose, which will consist of 3 Heads of Department including the PCPO/CPO, the HOD of the concerned Department and another HOD. If none of the Committee members belongs to SC/ST, a fourth officer belonging to SC/ST, not below JAG, may be co-opted as a member of the Committee. 

3.4 The same procedure for assessment of suitability, as has been prescribed for ad-hoc promotion of Group ‘B’ officers to Senior Scale, will be adopted by the Committee for placement of Group ‘B’ officers in the higher Group ‘B’ Scale of Level-10, i.e. the Committee may assess the fitness of the officer based on his performance as reflected in his APARs for the preceding 5 years period. The Committee should categorize the officers as ‘Fit’ or ‘Not Yet Fit’ on the basis of overall assessment of the Reports and not merely on the basis of grading/fitness assigned in the Reports. Those categorized as ‘Fit’ should be placed in the higher scale of pay in the order of their Seniority. 

3.5 The recommendations of the Committee will be submitted to the General Manager for approval and placement in the higher scale will be ordered accordingly. 

4. As the higher scale of Level-10 has now been extended to 100% of the Group ‘B’ officers on roll, reservation rules are not attracted. 

5. Seniority for purpose of absorption in Group ‘A’/Junior Scale and ad hoc promotion to Senior Scale:

5.1 The Officers, even after their placement in higher scale of Level-10, will be classified as Group ‘B’ only. 

5.2 For the purpose of promotion to Group ‘A’/Junior Scale, the placement of officers in the higher scale of Level-10 may not be given any weightage, as is the position in the case of Group ‘B’ officers who are placed in the Senior Scale of Level-11 on ad hoc basis. All the Group ‘B’ officers, whether in Level -8 (Level-9 in Accounts Department) or in Level-10 may be arranged in the order of their original seniority in Group ‘B' for the purpose of consideration for promotion to Group ‘A’/Junior Scale or for promotion on ad hoc basis to Senior Scale. Similarly, the residency period should remain as per extant rules regarding non-fortuitous service in Group ‘B’ irrespective of whether the officer is
in Level-8 (Level-9 in Accounts Department) or in Level-10.

6. The Non-functional upgradation shall be done on the same lines as brought out above with effect from the date of notification i.e. 08.03.2018 and thereafter w.e.f. 1st January and 1st July of subsequent years. 

7. Further, for consideration of officers for placement in the higher Group ‘B’ scale of Level-10, the senior Group ‘B’ officer should be deemed to have rendered the service put in by his immediate junior, and if that happens to be 4 years or more, he should be considered for placement in the higher Group ‘B’ scale of Level-10. 

8. Pay fixation on grant of Non-functional upgradation.

8.1 On grant of Non-functional upgradation in Level-10, Pay of Group ‘B’ officers, working in Level-8 and 9, shall be fixed as per provision of RS(RP) Rules, 2016. Illustration in this regard is enclosed as Annexure-l

8.2 On grant of Non-functional upgradation in Level-10, pay of such Group ‘B' officers already officiating in Level-11 shall be regulated as per illustration in this regard enclosed as Annexure-II

8.3 Benefit of Rule 1313 l(a)(i) of R-II shall be applicable on grant of Non-functional upgradation. Date of annual increment shall be regulated by provisions of Rule 10 of RS(RP)Rules, 2016. 

9. Necessary action may accordingly be taken urgently. Please acknowledge receipt. 

(Meenakshi Saluja)
Dy. Director, ESTT. (GP)-III
Railway Board
 

Annexure-I



(a) Fixation of pay on Non-Functional Upgradation from Level-8 to Level-10 with effect from 08.03.2018 and thereafter with effect from 1 st January and 1st July of subsequent years (applicable for Non-Accounts Department Officers). 
 

1. Level in the revised pay structure : Level 8
Pay Band
9300-34800
15600-39100
Grade Pay
4800
5400
5400
Levels
8
9
10
1
47600 53100 56100
2
49000 54700 57800
3
50500 56300 59500
4
52000 58000 61300
5
53600 59700 63100
6
55200 61500 65000
7
56900 63300 67000
8
58600 65200 69000
2. Basic Pay in Level-8 : 55200
3. Granted Non-Functional Upgradation in Level-10
4. Pay after giving one increment in Level 8 : 56900
5. Pay in the upgraded Level i.e. Level 10: 57800 (either equal to or next higher to 56900 in Level-10)


(b) Fixation of pay on Non-Functional Upgradation from Level-9 to Level-10 with effect from 08.03.2018 and thereafter with effect from 1 st January and 1st July of subsequent years (applicable for Account Department Officers). 
 

1. Level in the revised pay structure : Level 9
Pay Band
9300-34800
15600-39100
Grade Pay
4800
5400
5400
Levels
8
9
10
1
47600 53100 56100
2
49000 54700 57800
3
50500 56300 59500
4
52000 58000 61300
5
53600 59700 63100
6
55200 61500 65000
7
56900 63300 67000
8
58600 65200 69000
2. Basic Pay in Level-9 : 59700
3. Granted Non-Functional Upgradation in Level-10
4. Pay after giving one increment in Level 9 : 61500
5. Pay in the upgraded Level i.e. Level 10: 63100 (either equal to or next higher to 61500 in Level-10)

Annexure-II


Fixation of Pay on grant of Non functional Upgradation from Level 8 to Level 10 in respect of officials officiating in Sr. Scale (level 11) prior to Grant of NFU : Representative illustration. 
 

S. No. Details Date Pay fixed in the Scale/Level GP/Level
1 Date of promotion to Group ‘B’ 08.03.2014 25730 GP-4800
2 Pay as on 01.01.16 (in 6th CPC) 01.01.2016 27310 GP-4800
3 Pay on fixation in 7th CPC 01.01.2016 72100 Level 8
4 Date of promotion to adhoc Sr. Scale* 09.03.2017 78500 Level 11
5 Notional pay as on 01.01.2018 had the officer not been promoted to adhoc Sr. Scale & continued in Level-8 01.01.2018 76500 Level 8
6 Pay due to grant of NFU in Level-10 on 08.03.2018 based on (5) above (Actual Pay) 08.03.2018 80000 Level 10
7 Pay on refixation in Sr. Scale (in Level-11) after grant of NFU w.e.f 08.03.2018* 08.03.2018 80900 Level 11
*While fixing the pay in Senior Scale promotional benefit has been accorded as admissible.

**On grant of NFU w.e.f 08.032018, pay of the employees shall notionally be fixed in Level 10 at Rs. 80000, thereafter the pay in Level 11 will be refixed at 80,900 in Level 11. The provisions of FR 22 (1)(a)(i) i.e. Rule 1313(I)(a)(i) of IREC Vol.II would continue to be applicable on grant of NFU.

**In respect of Accounts Department Officers, similar procedure may be followed for fixation of Pay on grant of Non functional Upgradation from Level 9 to Level 10 in respet of officials officiating in Sr. Scale (level 11) prior to grant of NFU.

***If the employee in this illustration is drawing more pay than that computed due to fixation at Rs.80900, the higher pay of that employee in such circumstances shall be protected as ‘Personal Pay’ till the date it is adjusted by the next increment.



Source: Railway Board (click to view/download)
[http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/establishment/E(GP)/EGP_121218.pdf]

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