Notification of Clarification Regarding Premature Increment on Upgradation

Federal Govt has issued following notification of Clarification Regarding PreMature Increment on Upgradation on 22-10-2013.

F. No. 11 (4) R-2/2o13- 1427
Government of Pakistan
Finance Division
(Regulations Wing)
Islamabad, the 22nd October, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: – CLARIFICATIONS SOUGHT BY VARIOUS MINISTRIES/ DIVISIONSI DEPARTMENTS/ ORGANIZATIONS ETC. REGARDING GRANT OF PREMATURE INCREMENT ON UP-GRADATION.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject cited above and to state that the queries raised by various Ministries/Divisions/Departments/ Organizations etc with reference to Finance Division’s O.M. No. 11(4) R-2/2011- 1153/ 2013 dated 31st May, 2013, have been examined in Finance Division which are clarified as under:-

Query raised
Whether the employees of BS-1 to 4, who were moved one scale up w.e.f. 01-07-2007, without up-gradation of their posts are eligible for grant of one premature increment under O.M. No. 11(4) R-2/2011-1153/2013 dated 31-05-2013.

Clarification
No. Finance Division’s 0.M dated 31.05.2013 provides for grant of Premature Increment on up- gradation and not on move-up.

Query raised
Whether the employees, who were holding Selection Grade prior to up-gradation of their posts in BPS already held by them, are also eligible to the benefit of premature increment on up-gradation of their posts under Finance Division’s O.M. No. 11(4)R-2/2011-1153/2013 dated 31-05-2013.

Clarification
Yes. Just as in case of same scale promotion.

Query raised
Whether the employees, who were holding Selection Grade and were drawing pay at the maximum of the same pay scale in which their posts have been up-graded, are entitled to one premature increment as personal pay beyond the maximum of pay scale or otherwise.

Clarification
Since the annual increment beyond the scope of pay scale was first time allowed w.e.f 01.12.2005 in BPS 2005, therefore, the employees, who were at the maximum of pay scale in which their posts have been up-graded, are entitled to one premature increment as personal pay, as is granted on same scale promotion w.e.f. 01-12-2005._Yes_

Query raised
Whether the employees, who have been upgraded or granted one scale move up on or after 2nd June of a calendar year, can opt for re-fixation of their pay on ist December of that calendar year in the light of Finance Division’s O.M. No. F. 3(2) GAZ.IMP.I/75 dated 14-10-1975.

Clarification
Yes

Query raised
Whether premature increment will be granted to inspectors of FBR, who were upgraded twice, 1st in 2008 and 2nd in January 2013 from BPS-11 to 14.and 14 to 16 respectively?

Clarification
Yes

Query raised
Whether premature increment is admissible on up-gradation of contractual staff employed on standard terms and conditions of contract or otherwise.

Clarification
Contract employees who have been appointed in a BPS on standard terms and conditions of contract appointment, if upgraded along with post, are entitled one premature increment as in case of upgradation of a regular employee.

Query raised
Whether the Private Secretary/ Stenographer (re-designated as APS)/ Stenotypist, who have been upgraded vide O.M. No. 19(55) Legal-II/2010-1055 dated 23-12-2011, are entitled to premature increment on up-gradation.

Clarification
a. Premature increment is admissible in case of Steno-typists, Stenographers only whose posts have been upgraded. The posts of Private Secretary have not been upgraded rather they have been granted time scale on completion of
prescribed length of service, therefore, they arc not entitled to premature increment.

Query raised
b. If yes what would be the criteria of admissibility for grant of premature increment and arrears on up-gradation.

Clarification
Where the stage in BPS of higher (upgraded) post next above the pay admissible in BPS of lower (pre-up-gradation) post, gives the increase in pay equal to or less than a full increment of higher BPS, the initial pay in the BPS of the higher (upgraded) post will be Used after allowing a premature increment in BPS of higher post.

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Source: finance.gov.pk

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