Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi – 110001
February 15, 2001


Subject:-Promotion Scheme for Staff Car Drivers

The undersigned is directed to say that the Principal Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), New Delhi in their judgement dated 5.5.2000 in the case of Central Government Staff Car Drivers' Association and Bikram Singh Vs. Union of India in O.A.No.2529/96 has directed as under:-

"……..to grant the applicants the pay scale of Rs.1400-2300/- for the Master Craftsman/Head Staff Car Driver, presently existing in the Railways, from the date of filling of the OA and to grant arrears and to allow consequential benefits."

2. Accordingly, the matter has been examined in consultation with the Ministries of Law, Finance and Railways and it has been decided to implement, with effect from 8.11.1996 (which is the date of filing of the O.A.No.2529/96), the above mentioned direction of CAT as in the succeeding paragraphs, in modification of the existing orders (copies enclosed) on the subject:-

(i) DoP&T O.M.No.22036/1/92-Estt(D) dated 30.11.1993;

(ii) DoP&T O.M.No.22036/1/92-Estt(D) dated 27.7.1995; and

(iii) DoP&T O.M.No.35034/3/97-Estt(D) dated 1.6.1998 .

3. A new Grade for Staff Car Drivers to be called "Special Grade" shall be introduced in the scale of pay of Rs.5000-8000/- with effect from 8.11.1996.

4. Promotion to the Special Grade shall be by non-selection (seniority-cum-fitness) from Grade I with 3 years' regular service in Grade-I of Staff Car Drivers. The revised ratio in which the posts of Staff Car Drivers shall be placed in different grades of Staff Car Drivers shall be as follows:-


S. No.


Pay scales






Ordinary Grade



Special Grade









5. These orders shall take effect from 8.11.1996. Hence, the posts of Staff Car Drivers as on 8.11.1996 should be apportioned among the four grades in terms of the ratio mentioned above and promotions should be made to different grades accordingly with effect from 8.11.1996 to the extent of short fall in the relevant grade(s). Arrears of pay and allowances should also be allowed with effect from 8.11.1996 as directed by the CAT.

6. If as on the date of issue of this Office Memorandum there is excess regular promotion already made in any grade as compared to the revised ratio mentioned above, such promotion shall be allowed to the excess incumbents on personal basis from the date of their initial promotion to that grade till they are covered within the revised ratio prescribed above but the period of such promotion on personal basis shall not count towards the eligibility service for further promotion.

7. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the above decisions to the notice of all concerned for immediate action including necessary amendments in the Recruitment Rules.


( K.K. JHA )


All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India.

Copy to:

1. The President's Secretariat, New Delhi.
2. The Prime Minister's Office, New Delhi.
3. The Rajya Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi.
4. The Lok Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi.
5. Registrar General, The Supreme Court of India.
6. Registrar, Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi
7. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, New Delhi
8. The Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi.
9. The Staff Selection Commission, New Delhi.
10. National Commission for SCs/STs, New Delhi.
11. National Commission for OBCs, New Delhi.
12. All State Governments/Union Territory Administrations.
13. All attached/subordinate offices under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions/Ministry of Home Affairs.
14. All Sections in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
15. The Secretary, Staff Side, National Council (JCM), 9, Ashoka Road, New Delhi.
16. The General Secretary, Central government Staff Car Drivers’ Association,G-86, Moti Bagh-II, New Delhi 110021.
17. Shri Bikram Singh s/o Shri Umed Singh, H.No.348, Sector-XII, R.K. Puram, New Delhi 110022.
18. NIC (DoP&T) for placing this Office Memorandum on the website of DoP&T.
19. Establishment(D) Section, DOP&T (500 copies)