Fixation of Pay on Promotion higher post
(i) Clause (a) (1) of FR 22 (I) deals with fixation of pay of a government servant holding a non-tenure post on his appointment to another post involving assumption of higher duties and responsibilities. Such appointment may be in the normal channel of promotion or otherwise, provided the appointment or promotion is made on fulfillment of the eligibility conditions, as prescribed in the relevant Recruitment Rules.
(ii)Initial pay in the time-scale of the higher post is fixed at the stage next above the notional pay arrived at by increasing his pay in respect of the lower post held by him regularly by an increment at the stage at which such pay has accrued, or Rs.100/- only whichever is more.
(a) A government servant drawing pay of Rs. 7075/- w.e.f. 01.04.1996 in the pay scale of Rs. 5500-175-9000 is promoted on 01.09.1996 to a post in the pay scale of Rs. 6500-200-10500.
- Notional Pay = Rs. 7075
- Add one notional increment = Rs. 175
- Notional Pay = Rs. 7250
- The stage above this pay in the higher pay-scale is Rs. 7300/-.
- Thus the pay is fixed at Rs. 7300/-
Date of next increment (D.N.I.) = 01.09.1997.
(b) A government servant drawing pay of Rs. 2660/- in the pay scale of Rs. 2550-55-2660-60-3200 w.e.f. 01.02.1996 is promoted to a post in the pay scale of Rs. 2610-60-3150-65-3540 w.e.f. 16.03.1996.
- Pay = Rs. 2660/-
- Add one notional increment (Minimum Rs. 100/-) = Rs. 2760/-
- Pay fixed at Next higher stage
- in the new pay-scale = Rs. 2790/-
Date of Next Increment = 01.03.1997
A government servant is required to exercise option within one month from the date of promotion/appointment, to have the pay fixed under the above rule from the date of promotion itself or from the date of accrual of next increment in the lower grade/post. In case he opts for the above rule from the date of next increment, his pay on promotion is fixed at a stage next above the pay in the lower grade/post. It is then refixed under the above formula from the date of accrual of next increment in the lower grade/post. Thus in the illustration (a) above, in case the government servant opts for pay fixation as per this rule from
(a) On 01.09.1996 the pay of the government servant will be fixed in the higher scale at a stage next above Rs.7075/- i.e. Rs.7100/-
(b) On 01.04.1997 the pay will be refixed as follows:
- Pay in the lower grade on 01.04.1997 = Rs.7250/-
- Notional pay on adding one increment of Rs.175/- = Rs.7425/-
- Pay to be fixed at next higher stage i.e. Rs.7500/-
Date of next increment (DNI) = 01.04.1998