Modified Query – In case of departmental promotion on the basis of seniority, how the seniority for promotion is determined ?

Original Query - In case of departmental promotion, whether panel rank or joining date is taken into consideration for promotion ? (Mr. B. Dey, Ministry of Forest & Environment)

Reply – Departmental promotions can be given on two separate basis – selection method (through written test and/or personal interview and/or any other means) or based on seniority in the lower cadre subject to the rejection of the unfit employees. In case of selection method of promotion, seniority of the employees are not taken into account. In case of other method, basis of seniority of the employees for promotion is determined as per the DOPT OM No. 22011/7/86-Esst(D), dated 03/07/1986, which, inter alia, stipulates that the relative seniority of direct recruits is determined by the order of  merit in which they are selected for such appointment and not as per their date of joining in the post. This basis is also applicable where promotions are made on the basis of selection by a DPC, i.e. the seniority of such promotees shall be in the order in which they are recommended for promotion (i.e. panel rank). However, where promotions are made purely on the basis of seniority, subject to the rejection of the unfit employees, the seniority of employees considered for promotion at the same time shall be the same as their relative seniority in the lower grade/post from which they are promoted.


 


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jagmehar singh
08/05/2012 15:43

I got promotion through ACP from pay grade Rs. 5500-9000 to Rs. 6500-10500 in 2007 while my colleague got promotion through MACP. from Grade Rs. 5500-9000 (Grade pay 4200) to Grade Pay 4600 in Sept. 2008.
Please inform me who is senior

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Sugato Mitra
30/07/2013 23:42

Please note that neither ACP nor MACP are promotions. These are merely financial upgradations and does not involve assumption of higher responsibilities with enhancement of Pay as is conditional in promotions. You got your ACP in 2007. You haven't mentioned the month in which the ACP was granted and also whether it was your 1st or 2nd ACP (2 ACPs were allowed during the entire service period). Assuming (a) it was your first ACP; it was your colleague's first MACP and (b) that you and your colleague were in the same grade of Pay and in the same post on the date prior to your getting ACP, it may be stated that you had completed at least 12 years from the date of your joining service without any promotion, while he had not. That was the reason why he didn't get his first ACP on the date that you had got it. From 01.01.2008, ACP was replaced by MACP and he must have completed at least 10 years from the date of his joining service without any promotion in September, 2008. Clearly you have had longer service than your colleague, even though both of you are now in the same Pay Band with similar Grade Pays. Clearly, you are senior.

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Shailendra Bhandari
25/07/2012 00:59

Sir,
I wish like to bring your kind attention to my grievances regarding seniority of LDC’s. I am direct recruited LDC in a Central Govt. Office. Our department has issued a seniority list based on the list approved by the Chairman (merit has not been considered).
2. As per the the DoPT guidelines the relative seniority of all direct recruits is determined by the order of merit in which they are selected for such appointment on the recommendations of the UPSC or other selecting authority, persons appointed as a result of an earlier selection being senior to those appointed as a result of a subsequent selection. However, the Department has issued the orders (Seniority structure).
3. Sir, is it justified to all the direct recruited LDC’s as the seniority has been made on the basis of first come first basis list. I hope you will humbly consider the matter & make a way out for us.

Regard
Shailendra Bhandari

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Sugato Mitra
30/07/2013 23:46

During initial appointment, all selected candidates are given a cut off date by which they must join service. For every appointee who joins by that date, only their ranks in the selection examination should determine their seniority.

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Subramaniyam
27/09/2013 16:46

Sir,
I like to clarify that wheather a central Govt. staff of India can get double promotional channel? if you are saying Yes/No kindly refer the relavent DOPT circular please.

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14/11/2013 23:37

Sir, I want to know the following :
1. Mr. "X" got appointment in Dec'2000 and his Date of Birth is 01 Jan'1960 and Mr "B" got appointment in Jun' 2001 and his Date of Birth is 20 Jun"1959.

2. Both the Mr "X" & "Y" got their next promotion as Officer on the same Day on 01 Jul' 2011 by the selection committee through Interview.

3. I want to know that who is Senior ?

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sher singh
10/01/2014 01:40

iam semi-govt employee @ criteria for promotion is seniority cum merit.Among 5 ACR,3 are good @2 are very good but I was ignored for single promotion after continous service of 32 yrs.please guide me what I should do.

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VIRENDER RANA
01/03/2014 21:10

I AM SDE IN BSNL.I PROMOTED FROM JTO TO SDE THROUGH DPC IN SEPT 2004.OUR CIRCLE ISSUED FURTHER ORDER IN OCT 2004 AND I JOINED 16-10-2004.BUT MY JUNIOR WHOSE CIRCLE ISSUED FURTHER ORDERS IN SEPT 2004 AND THEY JOINED IN SEPT 2004.AS financial upgradations PROMOTION IN BSNL .MY JUNIOR WHO JOINED IN SEPT 2004 GOT SR SDE SCALE IN SEPT 2008 AND I GOT SR SDE IN OCT 2009..MY JOINING IN SDE CADRE IS LATE DUE TO ADMINISTRATIVE REASON NOT MY FAULT.MY QUESTION IS WHAT IS THE DATE OF REGULAR PROMOTION AND IT IS UNJUSTICE WITH ME AS MY JUNIOR GETTING HIGHER SCALE THAN ME

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