Odishatv Bureau

New Delhi: It has been months that the Central Government employees have been urging for a raise in the minimum pay under 7th Pay Commission recommendations. At present, they are getting Rs 18,000 basic pay and if the present fitment factor of 2.57 times is hiked to 3.68 as per the demand, they will get Rs 26,000 as the basic pay. While there is no update on hike, the Department of Expenditure (DoE) recently issued an order in pursuance of Ministry of Finance, mentioning that the post of Senior Accounts Officer in Central Civil Accounts Service is classified as Group ‘A’ post with effect from April 9, 2009.

Though the post has been classified, the order which was issued following an approval by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman last month, also clarified that this has been done without any change in the Pay Level of these employees.

The DoE further mentioned that all settled cases (such as promotions to the post of Senior Accounts Officer, induction into ICAS, disciplinary cases, etc.) will not be re-opened.

The attendant benefits such as consultation with UPSC for promotion, change in disciplinary authority, contribution to CGEGIS etc. will be effective from the date of issue of order for classifying the post of Senior Accounts Officer as Group ‘A’.

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