Thursday, November 25, 2010

DOPT published an important order regarding seniority - "Instructions and Guidelines on Seniority"

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi, dated the 11th November 2010


Subject: SENIORITY - Consolidated orders on...

The undersigned is directed to say that instructions have been issued by this Department from time to time laying down the principles for determining seniority of persons appointed to services and posts under the Central Government. For facility of reference, the contents of the important orders on the subject have been consolidated as a compilation "Instructions and Guidelines on Seniority". The number and date of the original O.M.'s has been referred in the relevant instructions* for easy reference to the context. The consolidated instructions include revised instructions on the following:

i. Seniority of persons appointed on direct recruitment from the reserved panel at a later date, specifically when the officers from the subsequent selection panel have already joined.

ii. Inter-se seniority of two panels of direct recruits, where more than one selection panel are received from UPSC/SSC through letter of same date.

iii. Fixation of seniority of a person who has been transferred to a lower post under FR 15-A.

iv. Seniority in case of appointment on compassionate grounds

2. Also, certain areas within the existing instructions, which require frequent clarifications, as is evident from the references received from various Ministries/Departments, have also been incorporated under the head "clarification", for reference. This may be brought to the notice of all concerned for information, guidance and necessary action.

3. The consolidated instructions along with Annexure containing O.M.'s referred wlll be issued separately in the form of handbook.

4. Hindi version will follow.

(Smita Kumar)

* Instructions & guidelines on Senioirty along with Annexure is available at
DoP&T's website :

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rakesh,  November 30, 2010 at 7:39 PM  

after resignation from service after 11 yrs can i get gratuity?

Anonymous,  November 30, 2010 at 9:19 PM  

I am working in Min of Defence and recently ie 14 Nov 2008 been promoted to the rank of Assistant and fixed at 11400/- My junior who joined in Aug 2010 got Rs.12500/- basic pay. I want to know that :-
(a) As per SC order junior cannot get more than senior.
(b) What should I/we do now ?
Kindly advise?

Anonymous,  December 20, 2010 at 9:39 PM  

i think you should approach your pay fixing authority with a pay anomoly application.

Anonymous,  December 21, 2010 at 12:55 PM  

I am working as Assistant in AFHQ. On upgradation of pay scale of Assisitants, as per clarification of Deptt of Expenditure, the pay of my junior has been fixed at a higher level. However, despite repeated representations, my pay has not been stepped up with the junior by the PAO(PCDA). Kindly advise me what is the next step?

suresh,  December 29, 2010 at 5:19 PM  

what is anomaly in pay with regard to annual increment subsequent 6 cpc

Anonymous,  January 2, 2011 at 12:55 AM  

I am working in organised group A service as medical officer , I will be completin 17yrs in my services in which 6yrs in JAG grade including NFSG can acc to the DOPT order OM No.AB1401716112008-Estt(RR) dated 24.3.2009, can I become SAG.