Stepping up of pay

No.7/7/08-CS.I (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-11003
Dated: 22nd December, 2010


Subject:    Stepping up of pay of senior Assistants/ PAs of CSS/CSSS promoted prior to 01.01.2006 & Drawing less pay than assistants/PAs of CSS/CSSS promoted after 01.01.2006.

A large number of references were received from various Ministries/Departments and service Associations regarding stepping up of pay of senior Assistants/PAs Central Secretariat Service (CSS)/Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS) promoted prior to 01.01.2006 and drawing less pay than Assistants/PAs of CSS/CSSS promoted after 01.01.2006.

2.       The matter has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance. The Department of Expenditure vide UO No. 10/1/2009-IC dated 14.12.2009 (copy enclosed) had issued a clarification regarding manner in which pay of Assistants/PAs would be fixed consequent upon grant of revised pay structure of Grade Pay of Rs. 4600 in the pay band PB-2 to them on the basis of OM dated 16.11.2009.

3.       In this context, it is clarified that benefit of stepping up of pay as per Note 10 under Rule 7 of CCS(RP) Rules 2008 would be admissible to senior Assistants/PAs of CSS/CSSS promoted prior to 01.01.2006 and drawing less pay than Assistants/PAs of CSS/CSSS promoted after 01.01.2006.

4. All Ministries/Departments may regulate stepping up cases of Assistants/PAs of CSS/CSSS accordingly.

(K.Suresh Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

The Indian Air Force band Enthralls Audience at the india Gate

The thirty member Indian Air Force Brass and Jazz Band played live for the general public at India Gate, New Delhi today. The gathered people were treated to the soulful tunes ranging from an overture to ‘Mozart’s Symphony 40’ to ‘Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon’, from ‘Havana’ to the sensational ‘Waka Waka’ concluding in ‘Vande Mataram’. Besides the music, that held the audience completely rapt, the Air Warrior Drill Team also performed during the show. 

From the earliest times, music has been a soul stirring accompaniment to the men of arms, acting as a catalyst of exciting passion and inspiring them to go forth and conquer. Military bands enliven the spirit, strengthen the mood and help in promoting pride and camaraderie. 

The first Air Force Band was raised in the year 1944 at the Royal Air Force Station, Kohat, in North Western Frontier Province. Today there are eight bands in the Indian Air Force. Progressing from the delightful martial music, successive conductors of the bands enhanced the range of its repertoire to include arrangements of symphonies, overtures and concertos as well as other forms of contemporary music including the Indian Classical. These bands have been performing at various ceremonies and official functions. 

A member of the worldwide Military Music Society, the Air Force Band has performed in India as well as abroad at Bangkok, Finland, France, Italy, Kaula Lumpur International Tattoo, ILA Berlin Air Show, French National Day Celebration and recently on India’s Independence Day Celebration at Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

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