Finance Ministry Note referred in CBEC Clarification for providing Financial Upgradation to Superintendent of Customs and Central Excise
Non-Functional Financial Upgradation after 4 Years allowed in 7th Pay Commission Pay Also – Finance Ministry Note referred in CBEC Clarification for providing Financial Upgradation to Superintendent of Customs and Central Excise from Level 8 (GP 4800) to Level 9 (GP 5400) after 4 years of Service
On implementation of 6th Pay Commission recommendations, Part C of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 allowed non-financial upgradation from Grade Pay 4800 to 5400 for the following posts after 4 years of service
|Sl.No (Ministry wise)||Post||Present Scale||Revised Scale||Pay Band||Grade Pay||Para No. of report|
|Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Department of Posts)|
|1||Superintendent of Posts ()||6500-10500||7500-120008000-13500 (After 4 Years)||PB-2PB-2||48005400||7.6.14|
|Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs)|
|1||Section Officer (Excluded)||7450-11500||7500-120008000-13500 (After 4 Years)||PB-2PB-3||48005400||7.15.3|
|9||Income Tax Officers / Superintendent, Appraisers etc (Customs and Central Excise)||7500-12000||7500-120008000-13500 (After 4 Years)||PB-2PB-2||48005400||7.15.17|
|Ministry of Home Affairs|
|18||Entry Grade in DANICS, DANIPS, Pondicherry Civil Service and Pondicherry Police Service||6500-10500||7500-120008000-13500 (After 4 Years)||PB-2PB-3||48005400||7.19.517.19.68|
7th Pay Commission in its report had recommended normal replacement pay level for these posts,However, Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, there is no specific mention about granting non-functional financial upgradation for these posts after 4 Years of Service.
In this background, after getting clarification from Department of Expenditure, Central Board of Excise and Customs, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance , in its letter dated 10.04.2017 has clarified as follows.
1. 7th Pay Commission in Para 11.18.63 recommended only normal replacement pay level for Superintendents of Central Excise / Customs and Appraisers of CBEC,
2. Accordingly, non-functional up-gradation (after 4 years of regular service) of Superintendents of Central Excise / Customs and Appraisers of CBEC introduced on the basis of 6th CPC recommendations will continue under the 7th CPC regime by replacing the pay structure of Pay Band and grade pays with the corresponding Pay levels / Cells in Pay Matix.
Hence, on the basis of clarification issued by CBEC, Superintendents of Customs / Central Exicse and Appraisers will be entitled to Non-Functional Financial Upgradation from Level 8 (equivalent to 6th CPC Grade Pay of Rs. 4800) to Level 9 (equivalent to 6th CPC Grade Pay of Rs 5400 in PB-2) of 7th Pay Commission Pay Matrix.
Since, CBEC has issued this clarification after obtaining clarificatory note from Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, this financial benefit will also be applicable for the remaining cadres such as Superintendents of Posts, Income Tax Officers, entry grade in DANICS, DANIPS, Pondicherry Police Service etc., who were earlier covered by the 6th CPC Non-Functional Financial upgradation after 4 Years of service.