Subject: Tamil Nadu Revised Scales of Pay Rules, 2009 – Grant of one additional increment of 3% of basic pay to the employees on award of Selection Grade/ Special Grade in the revised scales of pay – Clarifications – Regarding.
Ref: 1. G.O.Ms.No.234, Finance (Pay Cell) department, dated: 01.06.2009.
2. Government Letter No.45113 / Pay Cell /09-1, Finance Department, dated: 17.08.2009.
3. G.O.Ms.No.237, Finance (Pay Cell) department, dated:22.07.2013.
4. Representations received from individual employees under Right to Information
In the Government Order third cited, orders have been issued granting one additional increment benefit (over and above the existing one increment benefit) equivalent to 3% + 3% of basic pay (Pay + Grade Pay) to the employees on award of Selection Grade / Special Grade in the revised scales of pay implemented with effect from 1.01.2006 and granting the benefit notionally with effect from 01.01.2006 with monetary benefit from 01.04.2013. Certain Head of Departments and individual employees have sought certain clarification which is clarified as follows:
Whether a Driver whose scale of pay has been subsequently revised from Rs.5200-20200 + G.P. 2000 to Rs.5200-20200 + G.P. 2400 and awarded Selection Grade / Special Grade between 1-1-06 and 31-5-09 and availed the higher scale of pay of Rs.9300-34800 + GP 4200 by exercising option to come over to the revised pay scale on such date is again entitled for the additional increment sanctioned in the G.O. third cited.
The employees / drivers who have availed the concession of higher scale of pay benefit by exercising the option to come over to the revised scale of pay between 1-1-06 and 31-5-09 are not entitled for the additional increment sanctioned in the G.O. third cited. However, the employees who have been awarded Selection Grade / Special Grade on or after 01.01.2006 and already availed the benefit of 3% increase on basic pay (Pay + Grade Pay) alone are entitled for the additional 3% increment ordered in the G.O. third cited notionally with effect from 01.01.2006 or from the date of award of Selection Grade/Special Grade as the case may be with monetary benefit from 01.04.2013