We are receiving a number of queries regarding the fixation of pay as per DOP&T OM No. 10/02/2011-E III/A dated 07.01.2013. The order says that the pay of Government employees on promotion to a post carrying higher duties and responsibilities but carrying same grade pay is to be fixed by way of addition of one increment of 3% of the sum of pay band of the existing grade pay. The order further states that it is applicable only when the grade pay of the feeder cadre and promotional cadre becomes the same consequent on merger of pay scales by the Fifth Pay Commission. (Placed in the identical revised pay scales based on the recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission).
As the feeder cadre for LSG is PA (and not TBOP/BCR or MACP-I) for HSG-II is LSG (not TBOP/BCR or MACP-II) and for HSG-I is HSG-II (not MACP III) the benefit of the above order is not applicable to us. Further in the order there is a clause that the order is applicable “provided fixation of pay in such cases was done prior to 01.01.2006 in terms of OM No. 169/2/2000-IC dated 24.11.2000” (ie as per orders issued on implementations of 5th CPC recommendations). In short the benefit of the 07.01.2013 order is not applicable for PA, Postmen & MTS cadre of Department of Posts.