The Centre has decided to revise the norms prescribing minimum eligibility service required for promotion of central government employees as per the 7th CPC Pay Matrix and Pay Levels.
The decision came ahead of expected hike in the Dearness Allowance (DA) for the central government employees. The Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) has issued an office memorandum in this regard on September 20.
“….the instructions issued vide DOPT OM dated 24.3.2009 has been reviewed, in consultation with the UPSC and with the approval of the competent authority it has been decided to revise the norms prescribing minimum eligibility service required for promotion, as per 7th CPC Pay Matrix and Pay Levels,” the office memorandum read.
The department said the revised norms prescribing minimum eligibility service required for promotion, as per 7th CPC Pay Matrix and Pay Levels may be incorporated in the Recruitment Rules/Service Rules by malting suitable amendments.
All the Ministries/Departments have been requested to effect necessary amendments to the Recruitment Rules/Service Rules, in this regard, after following the due procedure.
“Ministries/Departments may initiate action to complete the review in this regard and furnish necessary amendment proposals to the DOFF and the UPSC in the case of Group A and Group B posts within six months from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum,” the office memorandum added.
As per the revised norms, the minimum qualifying service for promotion from Level 1 to Level 2 in the 7th CPC Pay Matrix is 3 years. Similarly, for promotion from Level 6 to Level 11, the minimum qualifying service is 12 years. Moreover, the minimum qualifying service for promotion from Level 7 to Level 8 is just 2 years.