Implementation of Automatic Advancement Scheme – Modified Orders – Issued.
The Government in the order first read above, introduced the Automatic
Advancement Scheme to the State Government employees and employees of Local
Bodies as a substitute for those who are entitled to get promotions, but are unable to
get them at regular intervals because of stagnation due to non-availability of
vacancies. According to this Scheme, every employee after a service of ten years in a
particular scale shall be eligible for the next higher scale, called Special Grade Post
Scale. A Government Employee who completes a period of 15 years in a particular
scale shall be eligible for promotion scale called Special Temporary Promotion Scale.
The fixation of pay on appointment to the posts under Automatic Advancement
Scheme shall be in relaxation of relevant provisions of the Andhra Pradesh
Fundamental Rules. The employees upto XVIII Grade in RPS 1978 were eligible for
this scheme. In Govt.Memo.No.41086-202/PRC I/81–1 Fin & Plg. (FW PRC.I) Dept.,
dt.31.12.1981, it was clarified that the appointment to the Special Grade Post / Special
Temporary Promotion Post / Special Adhoc Promotion Post is not a promotion to a
higher post involving higher duties and responsibilities of higher post. The
Government in G.O.Ms.No.266 G.A (Ser.A) Dept., dt.25.05.1981 made an Adhoc
rule to the above extent. The Scheme was further extended to Teachers working in
Government, Municipalities, Municipal Corporations, Zilla Parishads and Panchayath
Samithis and also Aided Institutions in the G.O. second read above.
2. In the G.O. 4th read above, orders were issued revising the Automatic
Advancement Scheme as recommended by the Pay Revision Commission 1986 to the
employees drawing pay upto Grade XVIII in the Revised Pay Scales 1986 and also
introduced another level of Advancement after completion of 22 years of service by
assigning second level promotion post scale/ next higher scale to the holders of SPP I/
SAPP I Scale as the case may be. In the G.O. 5th read above, orders were issued
modifying the Scheme as recommended by the Pay Revision Commission 1993.
According to these orders, the Scheme was modified by allowing Automatic
Advancement Grades on completion of 8,16 and 24 years of service instead of 10, 15
and 22 years of service. It was also ordered for fixation of pay under F.R. 22(a) (i) on
promotion to regular post after availing the benefit of Automatic Advancement
Scheme instead of fixation under F.R.22-B as ordered in G.O.Ms.No.2 Fin & Plg
(PRC.I) Dept., dated 04.01.1988 and also discontinued the SPP-II Scale (Second level
promotion scale) on completion of 24 years in a post, instead it was ordered that
employees who completed 24 years of service shall be allowed one increment in the
SPP-I scale only.
3. The Government based on the recommendations of Pay Revision Commission
1999 issued orders in the G.O. 8th read above continuing the Scheme as recommended
by the Pay Revision Commission 1993 and also exempting those employees who
crossed 45 years of age from passing the Departmental tests, for appointment to the
first level promotion post on the same conditions as were prescribed in
G.O.Ms.No.225 G.A. (Ser.C) Dept., dated 18.05.1999.
4. In the Government orders 9th and 10th read above, based on the
recommendations of the Eighth Pay Revision Commission 2003, orders were issued
reintroducing the fixation of pay under F.R. 22-B on promotion after availing the
benefit of Automatic Advancement Scheme and also modifying the orders issued
sanctioning one increment in the existing scales of SPP-II/SAPP-II post scale by
reintroducing the SPP-II/SAPP-II Scales on completion of 24 years which is the next
promotion post to the first level promotion post. It was also clearly ordered that in the
case of an employee holding a post for which there is no promotion post under the
relevant Service Rules, he should be eligible to be placed on completion of 24 years
of service, in the scale of pay, next above the scale applicable to Spl.Adhoc
Promotion Post Scale.I.
5. On the recommendations of Ninth Pay Revision Commission, the Government
issued orders in G.O.Ms.No.93 Finance (PC.II) Dept., dated 03.04.2010, modifying
the earlier orders issued by extending the Scheme to the employees upto and inclusive
of Grade XXV in the Revised Scale (i.e.) Rs.25600-50560 as against the scales of pay
upto under Grade XXI. It was also ordered for fixation of pay under FR 22-B for
those employees who are promoted after availing the benefit of Automatic
Advancement Scheme and if the above fixation results in, the senior drawing less pay
than that of junior, the pay of the senior shall be stepped up w.e.f. the date of
promotion of the junior to a figure equal to the pay fixed for the junior in the higher
post to which he/she is promoted on or after 01.07.2008, subject to the conditions laid
down therein, with monetary benefit from 01.02.2010. Further, Government also
ordered that if the Service Rules are changed imposing additional qualifications, for
promotion after the entry of the individual into service, he shall be allowed the benefit
of the next scale contemplated under Special Adhoc Promotion Post Scale instead of
denying the benefit of promotion and consequently the benefit of SPP-I/SPP-II Scales.
Those who benefited from this dispensation cannot claim the benefit of SPP-I or II
even if they acquire the necessary qualification at a later date.
6. Subsequently, the Joint Action Committee of Employees, Workers and
Teachers, Andhra Pradesh represented for change of periodicity of the Scheme as
6/12/18/24 years of service from the existing provision 8/16/24 years under
Automatic Advancement Scheme. Based on the agreement reached between the Joint
Action Committee of the employees in the reference 13th read above, Government
have agreed for the change of periodicity from the existing 8/16/24 to 6/12/18/24
years, for appointments under the Automatic Advancement Scheme.
7. Accordingly, the Government hereby order that Special Grade Post Scale (6 years)
(i) An employee on completion of 6 years of service in a particular post shall be appointed to the Special Grade Post Scale which is the next higher scale above the pay scale of the post he/she is holding.
Special Promotion Post Scale I-A (12 years)
Special Promotion Post Scale-I is divided into two parts as “A”& “B”
(ii) An employee on completion of 12 years of service in a particular post shall be appointed to the Special Promotion Post Scale I-A. It carries the pay scale of the post next above the post held by him which happens to be the promotion post in the regular line as prescribed in the
Service Rules. For appointment to the Special Promotion Post Scale I-A he/she shall be fully qualified to hold that promotion post as prescribed in the Service Rules. In other words, such of the employees who have put in 12 years of service in one post without getting any promotion, shall be considered for appointment to Special Promotion Post Scale-I-A, subject to the conditions laid down as above.
Special Adhoc Promotion Post Scale I-A (12 years)
(iii) In case, the Service Rules do not provide for any promotion, the employee on completion of 12 years of service in a particular post shall be appointed to the Special Adhoc Promotion Post Scale I-A which carries the next higher scale above the Special Grade Post Scale.
Special Promotion Post Scale I-B /Special Adhoc Promotion Post Scale I-B (18 years)
(iv) An Employee on completion of 18 years service in a particular post, shall be allowed one increment in the Special Promotion Post Scale I-A or Special Adhoc Promotion Post Scale I-A as the case may be, which shall be called Special Promotion Post Scale I-B / Special Adhoc
Promotion Post Scale I-B 4 Special Promotion Post Scale II (24 years)
(v) An employee, on completion of 24 years of service in a particular post, shall be placed in the scale of the post applicable to the second level promotion post to the original post held by him. This is subject to the condition that he is fully qualified to be promoted to such promotion post as
prescribed in service rules and also that such post should belong to the regular line and not outside the regular line. This scale shall be called Special Promotion Post Scale II. In other words, such of the employees who have put in 24 years of service in one post without getting any promotion, shall be considered for appointment to the Special Promotion Post Scale-II, subject to the condition laid down as above.
Special Adhoc Promotion Post Scale II (24 years)
(vi) (a) In case, the Service Rules do not provide for promotion at second level, the employee on completion of 24 years of service shall be placed in the scale of pay, next above the scale applicable to the Special Promotion Post Scale I-A. This Scale shall be called Special Adhoc Promotion Post Scale II.
(b) In case, an employee holding a post for which there is no promotion post under relevant service rules, he shall be placed on completion of 24 years in the scale of pay next above the scale applicable to the SAPP-I B. This Scale shall be called Special Adhoc Promotion Post Scale II.
Fixation of Pay on appointment to Automatic Advancement Scheme
(vii) (a) The pay fixation on appointment to Special Grade /
Special Promotion Post Scale-I-A/Spl. Promotion Post
Scale-II/Special Adhoc Promotion Post I-A and Special
Adhoc Promotion Post II shall be under FR 22 (a) (i) read
with F.R.31 (2).
(b) One increment shall be allowed in the existing scale on
appointment to Special Promotion Post Scale I-B/ Special
Adhoc Promotion Post Scale I-B.
Fixation of pay
(viii) (a) In case of Promotions from the Special Grade and
Special Promotion Post I A & I B, the pay shall be fixed
under FR 22-B.
(b) In case of promotions from Special Promotion Post
Scale II, the pay shall be fixed under FR 22(a)(i) read with
8. The employees after availing the benefit of SPP II are not eligible for the
Automatic Advancement Scheme on their further promotions.
9. The service that is to be reckoned for the purpose of appointment to Automatic
Advancement Scheme is as spelt out in Govt .Memo.No.11th read above.
10 All the conditions laid down, clarificatory orders and instructions issued from
time to time so far as they are in consonance with these orders shall continue to be in
11. These orders shall be applicable to the Government employees, teaching and
Non-teaching staff of Local Bodies and Aided Institutions drawing State Pay Scales
and drawing the pay in Grade-I to XXV in the Revised Scales, 2010 i.e.upto 25,600 –
12. These orders will come into force w.e.f. 01.02.2010. The arrears of pay
fixations under this new scheme from 01.02.2010 to 31.05.2011 shall be credited to
the respective General Provident Fund Account of the employees concerned. In
respect of those employees who do not have General Provident Fund Account and
governed by the Contributory Pension Scheme, the arrears for the period from
01.02.2010 to 31.05.2011 shall be credited to Compulsory Savings Fund, under the
following Head of Account - 1. Small Savings, Provident Funds etc., (b) Provident
Funds, 8009 - State Provident Funds, 01-Civil, M.H.101-General Provident Funds,
SH(03) „Compulsory Savings Scheme‟ under “Public Accounts”.
13. The Special Grade Scales in the Revised Pay Scales, 2010 are as indicated in
Annexure-I. Automatic Advancement Scheme benefits for the categories of Last
Grade Posts, Record Assistants, Roneo Operators, Drivers are indicated in the
14. Any pay fixations contrary to the above Rules are liable for revision of pay
and the excess amount paid thereon shall be recovered from the salaries of the
employees concerned without any notice.
15. The G.O. is available on internet and can be accessed at the address.
http://www.apfinance.gov.in (OR) www.goir.ap.gov.in.
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
SPECIAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNEMNT