Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions

(Department of Personnel & Training)

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,

New Delhi-110003, dated the 13th November, 2003




Sub: Introduction of Non Functional scale of Rs.8000-275-13500/- to Section Officers of Central Secretariat Service (CSS)-



The Government had set up a Committee on Cadre Restructuring of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) in February, 2001. This Committee submitted its report in February, 2002. One of the recommendations of this Committee was that all regular Section Officers of CSS, who have completed 4 years service in that grade may be placed in the non-functional pay scale of Rs.8000-275-13500. After careful consideration, this recommendation has been accepted by the Government. Accordingly, this order is being issued.


2. The cadre authorities of CSS may grant the non-functional pay scale of Rs.8000-275-13500 to the Section Officers of CSS in accordance with the following parameters:-


(i)     The non-functional pay scale of Rs.8000-275-13500 is admissible to the Section Officers of CSS on completion of 4 years of approved service in that grade, subject to their vigilance clearance.


(ii)   The Section Officers, who are granted this non-functional pay scale of Rs.8000-275-13500 will continue to remain in Group `B (Gazetted) and their eligibility for promotion to Grade I (Under Secretary) of CSS will be reckoned on the basis of total period, spent in both the scales of S.O., counted together.


(iii) Officers who are placed in the above non-functional pay scale will be entitled to the benefit of pay fixation under F.R.22(I)(a)(2).


3.                  This order is effective from 3rd October, 2003.


4.               Necessary Notification relating to amendment to the CSS Rules will be issued separately.



(Devki Nandan Gupta)

Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India




All Cadre Authorities of CSS.