GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/8 New Delhi, dated: 11.05.2020
The General Managers,
All Zonal Railways & PUs
(As per standard mailing list)
Sub: Clarification on restriction of Officiating Pay under FR-35 (Rule 1329 IREC Vol. II) in the context ofRS(RP) Rules, 2016.
Subsequent to adoption of Department of Personnel & Training’s (DoP&T) OM No. 1/4/20 17-Estt.(Pay-1) dated 28.02.2019 regarding restriction of Officiating Pay under FR-35 (Rule 1329 IREC Vol. II) in the context of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 in lieu of Charge Allowance vide Board’s letter RBE No. 127/2019 dated 08.08.2019, clarification has been sought by many Railways on issues related to FR-35.
- The crux of the issues raised by all the Railways is broadly as under:-
(i) Pay fixation methodology on regular promotion to JAG following officiating appointment after 01.07.2017.
(ii) Pay fixation as per Para-4(i llustration-3) ofDoP&T’s OM dated 28.02.2019.
(iii) Pay fixation after adoption of instant instructions in respect of Railway servants who have otherwise been officiating in higher grade prior to 01.07.2017.
- The other issues raised by the Railways relate to (i) quantum of increment which in certain cases turns out to be less than 3%, (ii) date of adoption of DoP&T’s OM on FR-35,
(iii) drawal of higher pay by a junior officer in case his officiating appointment was made earlier to a senior officer etc.
- In order to address the various issues raised by Zonal Railways, a detailed FAQ alongiwth suitable illustrations to be followed in different circumstances are enclosed as Annexure-I
- This issues are with the concurrence of Finance Directorate and Competent Authority.
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director Pay Commission-VII