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Delhi govt okays grant of time-bound pay to DANICS officers

To boost morale of its officer, Delhi Cabinet on Friday approved the grant of time bound pay scales to Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS) officers who have completed 13, 18 and 21 years of service.

According to <g data-gr-id="38">senior</g> official, Delhi government 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 official said. The government has also introduced a pay scale in Pay Band-4 with grade pay of Rs 10,000 after 21 years of service.

The official claimed that considering the acute stagnation in state civil service, the governments of Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have granted similar scales to their officials.

DANICS is a civil service whose officers are deputed to serve the middle level and senior level administration of Government 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 <g data-gr-id="40">lot</g> of stagnation and consequently dissatisfaction amongst the members of the service,” the official said. In many other states like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Punjab, etc, the 
<g data-gr-id="34">cadre</g> of state civil service <g data-gr-id="33">have</g> managed to get promoted to IAS within a span of 8 to 
10 years.
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