Non-Functional Upgradation (NFU) for Officers of Organised Group ‘A’ Services in PB-3 and PB-4




NO. AB.14017/16/2010-Estt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi, the 10th June, 2010


Office Memorandum


Subject:- Non-Functional Upgradation (NFU) for Officers of Organised Group ‘A’ Services in PB-3 and PB-4

A reference is invited to this Department’s OM of even number dated
24.4.09 on the above subject. The Sixth Central Pay Commission had observed that the disparity, as far as appointments to various grades in the Centre are concerned, should not exceed 2 years between IAS and Organized Group ‘A’ Services. The matter relating to grant of Non-Functional Upgradation to officers of Organized Group A Services has
further been examined in this Department and following clarifications are issued.


Point of doubt Clarification
The scheme of NFU be made applicable to JTS officer of Organized group A services in view of acute stagnation at the level of JTS in many services. In case no IAS Officer is available for comparison in STS grade, grant of Non-Functional Upgradation to STS level may be allowed after 7 years of service as Group ‘A’. This upgradation shall be subject to the terms and conditions specified in this Department OM dated 24.04.09.
The term ‘Batch’ cannot have different meanings at different places. The ‘Batch’ for direct recruit officers in the induction grade shall be the year following the year in which competitive exam was held. In subsequent grades the ‘Batch’ would remain the same provided the officer is not superseded due to any reason. In case an officer is superseded the officer would be considered along with the ‘Batch’ with which his seniority is fixed.


2. Hindi version will follow.


Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


2 thoughts on “Non-Functional Upgradation (NFU) for Officers of Organised Group ‘A’ Services in PB-3 and PB-4”

  1. This is regarding the clarification of Batch Fixation for non functional upgradation.
    What will be the batch for a direct recruit Group A officer whose seniority was downgraded because he had joined late after selection, and not because of any disciplinary action?
    Can he retain his position as per his original batch (as per UPSC merit list)

  2. I was inducted to organized group ‘A’ service from group ‘B’ service directly at STS grade ( e.g. 10000-325-15200 ) in pre -revised scale during 1991. Since no IAS batch is available for comparison, to determining my date of group ‘A’ at JTS grade. Hence i may be given benefit of 7 (seven) years as shown eligible for non functional up gradation from JTS TO STS LEVEL. My seniority as JTS may be given from 1984.

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