DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL AND TRAINING
ESTT. (RR) DIVISION
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON NON-FUNCTIONAL UPGRADATION (NFU)
1. What are the recommendations of 6th CPC for grant of Non-Functional Upgradation to for Officers of Organized Group ‘A’ Services?
The Government should, consider batch-wise parity while empanelling and /or posting at Centre between respective batches of IAS and other organized Group A services with the gap being restricted to two years. Whenever any IAS officer of a particular batch is posted in the Centre to a particular grade carrying a specific grade pay in pay bands PB-3 or PB-4, grant of higher pay scale on non-functional basis to the officers belonging to batches of organized Group A services that are senior by two years or more should be given by the Government.
2. Whether the recommendations of 6th CPC have been accepted by the Government?
Yes. This will also be applicable to the Indian Police Service and the Indian Forest Service in their respective State Cadres for which the relevant cadre controlling authorities will issue the orders. (Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure Notification dated 29th August, 2008 refers)
source : DOPTNon-Functional upgradation, DOPT CIRCULAR, DOP&T ORDERS, FINANCE