A large number of references were received from various Ministries/Departments and service Associations regarding stepping up of pay of senior Assistants/PAs Central Secretariat Service (CSS)/Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS) promoted prior to 01.01.2006 and drawing less pay than Assistants/PAs of CSS/CSSS promoted after 01.01.2006.
2. The matter has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance. The Department of Expenditure vide UO No. 10/1/2009-IC dated 14.12.2009 (copy enclosed) had issued a clarification regarding manner in which pay of Assistants/PAs would be fixed consequent upon grant of revised pay structure of Grade Pay of Rs. 4600 in the pay band PB-2 to them on the basis of OM dated 16.11.2009.
3. In this context, it is clarified that benefit of stepping up of pay as per Note 10 under Rule 7 of CCS(RP) Rules 2008 would be admissible to senior Assistants/PAs of CSS/CSSS promoted prior to 01.01.2006 and drawing less pay than Assistants/PAs of CSS/CSSS promoted after 01.01.2006.
4. All Ministries/Departments may regulate stepping up cases of Assistants/PAs of CSS/CSSS accordingly.