- DELHI CABINET APPROVES HIGHER PAY SCALES TO DANICS
- THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALSO INTRODUCED A PAY SCALE IN PAY BAND-4 WITH GRADE PAY OF RS.10000 AFTER COMPLETION OF 21 YEARS OF SERVICE
- DELHI GOVERNMENT HAS TAKEN A WELCOME STEP TO BOOST THE MORALE OF ITS OFFICERS.
New Delhi: 07/08/2015
The Delhi Cabinet in its meeting on Friday, chaired by the Chief Minister, Sh. Arvind Kejriwal, approved the grant of time bound pay scales to DANICS officers who have completed 13 years, 18 years and 21 years of service.
DANICS is a Civil service whose officers are deputed to serve the middle level and senior level administration of Government of NCT of Delhi and other Union Territories like Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
However, they serve most part of their service in Delhi and are posted in Union Territories once or twice before they are inducted into IAS.
While DANICS officers are eligible for promotion to IAS after completing eight years of continuous service, it has actually been taking on an average 27-28 years for promotion to IAS. This had resulted in lot of stagnation and consequently dissatisfaction amongst the members of the service.
In many other states like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Punjab, etc. the cadre of State Civil Service has been managed to ensure the promotion of their members to IAS within a span of 8 to 10 years.
The Government of NCT of Delhi is of the view that officers dissatisfied with their service conditions can hardly be expected to perform well. The Government has accordingly decided to grant time bound pay scales to all DANICS officers as stipulated in service rules after completion of 13 years, 18 years and 21 years of service.
The Government has also introduced a pay scale in Pay Band-4 with Grade Pay of Rs.10000 after 21 years of service. Considering the acute stagnation in the State Civil Service the Government of Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have already granted similar scales to their Officers. Delhi Government has taken a welcome step to boost the morale of its officers.