The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OMs No.21/36/03-CS.I dated 13.11.2003 and No.5/4/2005-CS.I dated 25.01.2006 on the subject mentioned above. Clarifications have been sought by various cadre units on the manner of fixation of pay of Section Officers upon granting NFS.
2. The matter has been examined in consultation with the Estt.(Pay) Division of this Department, It is clarified that Section Officers who have completed 4 years approved service in the grade may be granted NFS and their pay may be fixed notionally w.e.f. from the 1st July of the year in which they have completed the prescribed approved service with actual financial benefits w.e.f. from the date of assumption of duty in the post of Section Officer, whether on ad hoc or regular basis.