Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Rajyasabha : Proforma promotion under Next Below Rule (NBR)

Rajyasabha : Proforma promotion under Next Below Rule (NBR)

When an officer in a post (Whether within the cadre of his service or not) is for any reason prevented from officiating in his turn in a post on higher scale or grade borne on the cadre of the service to which he belongs, he may be authorized by special orders of the appropriate authority pro forma officiating promotion into such scale or grade and thereupon be granted the pay of that scale or grade, if that be more advantageous to him, on each occasion on which the officer immediately junior to him in the cadre of his service (or if that officer has been passed over by reason of inefficiency or unsuitability or because he is on leave or serving outside the ordinary line or forgoes officiating promotion of his own volition to that scale or grade, then the officer next junior to him not so passed over) draws officiating pay in that scale or grade.

Proforma Promotion is granted subject to fulfilment of certain conditions under the relevant instructions issued from time to time keeping in view the vacancy position.

To obviate the hardship caused in cases where all the seniors of the officer outside the line are promoted and there is no junior officer eligible for promotion within the cadre despite clear regular vacancies available for making promotions, the benefit of ‘Next Below Rule’ is allowed to the officers working outside their regular line in dispensation of the requirements of ‘one for one’ and ‘promotion of atleast one junior’, subject to the fulfilment of the following further conditions: (a) that a post within the cadre remains unfilled for want of an approved person junior to the officer; and (b) the vacancy caused in the cadre is not filled up by making promotion on ad-hoc basis till the release of the next panel when some juniors become eligible for promotion. OM No. 8/4/84-Estt (Pay-I) dated 15th July, 1985, issued in this regard is still in force.

The above mentioned statement has submitted by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions in reply of undermentioned Loksabha Question:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING)

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 726

ANSWERED ON 27.06.2019

PROFORMA PROMOTION UNDER NBR

726 Shri Motilal Vora

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state :-

(a) the details of rules/guidelines for grant of proforma promotion under Next Below Rule (NBR);

(b) whether an officer, approved by DPC but serving outside the cadre in public interest, is entitled to proforma promotion under NBR in case only one vacancy being available in a year in the cadre;

(c) whether the Department's O.M. dated the 15th July, 1985 regarding modification of NBR is still operational; and

(d) if so, the meaning of "approved junior" mentioned in para 2(a) of the said O.M. vis-a-vis the words 'no junior officer eligible for promotion' used in its para 1?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE

(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a) to (d): -As above-

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