No barrier in higher grade if 10 yrs in govt service
Published: 11:24 AM, 18 September 2020 Updated: 12:49 PM, 18 September 2020
For those government employees who have passed 10 years in service, but have never received a promotion or time scale and selection grade, there is no obstacle from now on to give a higher grade.
According to the Finance Ministry, the Finance Ministry has asked the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General to take necessary steps to give them higher grades.
According to the source, the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (OCAG), on August 16, sent a letter to the Finance Ministry seeking the opinion about the government employees who have not been promoted after serving for 10 years in the same post.
Later, the Finance Department informed the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General in this regard that there is no impediment to taking action under Section 7 (1) of the National Salary Scale, 2015.
In this regard, a senior official of the Finance Department said, the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General has been asked to take necessary action in this regard.
However, in a circular issued by the Finance Department on September 21, 2016, it was said that if a government employee working in the same post gets two or more time scales or selection grades, he will not get higher grades according to the new pay scale. However, if someone gets only a one-time scale or selection grade in the meantime, he or she will only get a higher grade on a new scale.
When the government employees filed a writ petition against the circular, the High Court declared it illegal. The matter is now pending in the Appellate Division of the High Court.
The finance department did not comment on whether the government employee would get a higher grade according to the new pay scale if he got two or more time scales or selection grades. Until the Appellate Division can give a verdict in this regard, the Finance Department will not be able to take any decision.