Jammu & Kashmir G.O – Regulation of Pay of a Government servant on upgradation of Pay Scale/Pay Level of the Post
Government of Jammu & Kashmir
Civil Secretariat, Finance Department
Subject:- Regulation of Pay of a Government servant on upgradation of Pay Scale/Pay Level of the Post.
Consequent to the upgradation of pay scales/ pay levels of various posts vide SRO 333 dated 02.08.2018 instances have been brought to the notice of Finance Department where the pay of the junior official has got fixed at a stage higher than the pay of the senior counterpart in the same pay level. The situation may arise due to:-
(I) variation in the date of next increment, since there are two dates for increment, viz, 1st, January or 1st July and next increment of an official is admissible on either one of the two dates of increment as per his eligibility; and/or
(ii) fixation of pay of both senior & junior officials at the entry level or same stage in the upgraded pay level.
2. The issue has been examined in Finance Department and it is clarified as under:-
The pay on upgradation of pay scales/pay levels of specified posts vide SRO 333 dated 02.08.2018 shall be regulated as per the mechanism prescribed under proviso below sub rule 2 of Rule 7 of the Jammu & Kashmir Civil Service (Revised) Pay Rules, 2018. The pay anomaly, if any, arising in aforesaid situation shall be set right by stepping up the pay of the senior official vis-a-vis his junior counterpart as per procedure prescribed under Government Instruction No. 1 read with Government Instruction No. 4 below Art. 77-8 of Jammu & Kashmir Civil Service Regulations.
(Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta),IAS,