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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Enhancement of various allowances by 25% from 01-01-2011 owing to over 50% increase in Dearness Allowance

THE 24th JANUARY, 2012



The undersigned is directed to say that a number of references and queries have been received in this Directorate from various Circles seeking clarifications in respect of increase of various allowances consequent upon increase in the Dearness Allowance beyond 50% w.e.f. 1st January, 2011. The issue has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure). It may be recalled that, on implementation of the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission, necessary orders in respect of various allowances and certain advances were issued by the Government. Some of these orders inter alia stipulated that such Allowances/advances shall automatically increase by 25% whenever Dearness Allowance goes up by 50%.

2. It is, therefore, clarified that such orders in respect of the allowances and advances, which provide for their automatic increase by 25% whenever Dearness Allowance goes up by 50%, do not require further confirmation/clarification for complying with the said stipulations.

3. However, such Allowances and Advances are mentioned below for ready reference of all concerned :

1. Children Education Allowance including Hostel Subsidy, etc.
2. Special Allowance
3. Cash Handling Allowance
4. Washing Allowance
5. Split Duty Allowance
6. Bad Climate Allowance
7. Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance
8. (a) All components of Daily allowance on tour,
(b) Mileage Allowances for road and bicycle journeys on tour
9. Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance
10. Special Comp. Scheduled Tribal Area Allowance
11. Project Allowance
12. Fixed Conveyance Allowance
13. Cycle Maintenance Allowance
14. Special Allowance for Child care for women with disabilities
15. (a) Advance for purchase of Bicycle
(b) warm Clothing Advance
(c) Festival Advance
(d) Natural Calamity Advance
16. Desk Allowance

This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their diary No.28/FA/12/CS dated : 24/01/2012

Fixation of 'range of seniority".

No. 5/1/2012-CS-II(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
3rd floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003.
16th February, 2012.


Subject : Fixation of ‘range of seniority’ (zone of promotion) for promotion of Stenographers Grade ‘D’ to Personal Assistant (PA) Grade of CSSS for the Select list Year 2010.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Order No.20/51/2009-CS.II dated 27.1.2011 vide which it has been decided, inter-alia, to fill up all existing direct recruitment vacancies in the PA grade only by way of promotion through seniority quota as a one-time measure. In addition to the vacancies of PAs earmarked for direct recruitment, the vacancies of PAs earmarked to be filled up through Seniority Quota (SQ) for SL year 2010 are also being filled up by way of promotion through SQ. Accordingly, it has been decided to fix the ‘range of seniority’ (zone of promotion) for making additions to the Select List of PA Grade (Seniority Quota) of CSSS for the Select List Year 2010 as follows:

General CategoryAll unabsorbed and eligible Stenos Grade ‘D’ of the previous zones and Stenos Grade ‘D’ upto the Select List Year 1995
SC Category All unabsorbed and eligible Stenos Grade ‘D’ of the previous zones and Stenos Grade ‘D’ upto the Select List Year 1999.
ST Category All unabsorbed and eligible Stenos Grade ‘D’ of the previous zones and Stenos Grade ‘D’ upto the Select List Year 1999.

3. After the issuance of regular panels of PPS and PS, if required, the zone of promotion may be further extended keeping in view the exact number of chain vacancies percolated in the PA grade due to cadre review of CSSS.

4. All the Cadre Units of CSSS are requested to place the cases of all eligible Stenographers Grade ‘D’, who are covered within the prescribed ‘range of seniority’ and who have not yet been included in the Select List of PAs of CSSS, before the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) to assess their suitability or otherwise for promotion to the PA Grade of CSSS. The recommendations of the DPC along-with vigilance clearance in respect of all the eligible officer(s) concerned who are working in their Cadres Units including those who have been transferred to their Cadre Units from other Cadre Units on their ad-hoc promotion to PA Grade of CSSS, may be furnished to this Department in the Annexures - I. II & III.

5. The details of Steno Grade ‘D’ figuring in the zone who have already been promoted/debarred in the earlier Select Lists of PAs may be indicated in the Annexure-IV and detailed incumbency position in the PA grade may be furnished to this Department in the Annexure-V.

6. Cadre Units are also requested to get the Annexure-VI filled up from the concerned Steno Grade 'D’ who have been found suitable for promotion as PA and forward the same along with the recommendations of the DPC and vigilance clearance. In case, no option for preference for posting is received from any official, the nomination/transfer shall be made keeping in view the number of vacancies in Cadre Units of CSSS. It is requested that complete information in the prescribed annexures may be furnished to this Department Latest by 16.3.2012 positively so that a consolidated order may be issued by this Department .

Encl- As above
(Kameshwar Mishra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India