NFS to Section Officers – Grant of Non-Functional Scale to Section Officers of CSS – Clarification on fixation of pay – DoPT O.M. dated 14.09.2022
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market
New Delhi, the 14th September, 2022
Subject: Grant of Non-Functional Scale to Section Officers of CSS – Clarification on fixation of pay – regarding.
The undersigned is directed to draw attention to this Department’s OMs of even number dated 01.04.2014 and 21.04.2014 governing grant of NFS to Section Officers of CSS and fixation of pay thereon.
2. It has been brought to the notice of this Department that in a few cases, actual benefit of pay on grant of NFS to Section Officers, who were appointed against SO SL 2015 from CSSS on the basis of the results of Section Officers/ Stenos (Gr.B/Gr.I) LDCE 2015 have allegedly been allowed w.e.f. 01.07.2019. The matter has been examined in consultation with Estt.(Pay) Division, DoPT. It is reiterated that in terms of FR 17(1), Section Officers of CSS cadre appointed to the aforesaid grade from CSSS cadre i.e. PS (Adhoc/regular), were not holding the post of Section Officer as on the date of grant of NFS i.e. 01.07.2019, but were officers of CSSS holding post of PA/PS (Adhoc). Hence, the actual financial benefit is not admissible to them from 01.07 2019 but is admissible only from the date of their assumption of the charge of the post of Section Officer on regular basis.
3. Ministries/ Departments/ offices concerned are requested to review all such cases where actual pay benefits upon grant of NFS to Section Officers appointed against SO SL 2015 from CSSS on the basis of the results of Section Officers/ Stenos (Gr.B/Gr.I) LOGE 2015 have been granted from 01.07.2019 and take immediate corrective action, if they are not in consonance with the existing instructions dated 01.04.2014 and 21.04.2014, under intimation to this Department.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India