Restriction of officiating pay under FR 35 -clarification

                                            No.F.1/4/2009-Estt(Pay-I)

                                               Government of India
                       Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
                                  Department of Personnel & Training
                                      New Delhi the 8 March, 2010.

                                              OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Restriction of officiating pay under FR 35 -clarification - regarding.

                        The undersigned is directed to say that in terms of the provisions contained in Fundamental Rule 35, the Central Government may fix the pay of an officiating Government Servant at an amount less than that admissible under the Fundamental Rules. Accordingly, orders have been issued from time to time indicating the circumstances and the extent to which provisions of FR 35 would apply. This Department's OM NO. 18/7/98-Estt (Pay-I) dated 15th December, 1998 lays down the ceilings based on the pay
scales sanctioned by the Government on the recornendation of the Fifth Central Pay Comission.

2.                 The question of revising these ceilings consequent upon implementation of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, which have replaced pre-revised pay scales by the running pay bands and grade pay, has been considered by the Government and the President is pleased to decide to replace the existing
criteria of basic pay regarding imposition of the above restriction by the criteria of pay in the pay band.
Accordingly, the pay under FR 35 shall be restricted so as not to exceed the basic pay in the revised scales by more than the amounts shown below:

a) For employees in receipt of  Pay in the pay band above  Rs. 14880 p.m.
   
         12-1/2% of the basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.2,000 p.m. (including the difference of grade pay between the feeder and the promotional post)


b) For employees in receipt of Pay in the pay band upto Rs.14,880 p.m.


          15% of the basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.2,000 p.m. (including the difference of grade pay between the feeder and the promotional post)


 3 .      . Insofar as the rate of increment to be drawn in cases where the pay is fixed under FR 35 is concerned, the Government servant may be allowed to draw his annual (F.No.1/4/2009-Estt(Pay-I) dated 8 March, 2010) increment @ 3% of the basic pay granted to him after imposition of restrictions under FR 35.


4.      In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

                                                                                    (RITA MATHUR)

                                                                                    DIRECTOR ( PAY)

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