### 7th CPC Pay level upgradation to Statistical Investigator Grade II and Grade I

### Pay level upgradation to Statistical Investigator Grade II and Grade I

A proposal for up-gradation of posts of Statistical Investigator Grade II/Junior Statistical Officer and Statistical Investigator Grade I/Senior Statistical Officer in Subordinate Statistical Service (SSS) cadre has been received from Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

The 7th CPC has not made any specific recommendation for up-gradation of these posts. However, at Para 7.7.75 of the Report, the 7th CPC has observed that there is a need to streamline the Statistical Cadres existing in various departments under the Central Government under unified Model Recruitment Rules laying down the educational qualifications, job responsibilities and pay structure of the Statistical Cadre posts.

This will ensure uniformity and remove avoidable anomalies in pay structure amongst similar/identical Statistical Cadre posts in various departments. The Commission accordingly recommended that the Government may look into this aspect in its entirety.

While approving the 7th CPC recommendations relating to pay and pension on 29.06.2016, the Government had also approved that recommendations not relating to pay, pension and allowances and other administrative issues specific to Departments/Cadres/Posts will be examined by the Ministries/Departments concerned. Accordingly, issues relating to streamlining of Statistical Cadres under Unified Model Recruitment Rules including pay structure are to be addressed in its entirety by the Government.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Finance Shri Arjun Ram Megwal in a written reply to Shri K.Somaprasad in Rajya Sabha on 1.8.2017.

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