New Qualification Standards for Defense Employees
The Ministry of Defense has introduced a significant update under the 7th Pay Commission, affecting the minimum qualification criteria for promotions of Ministry of Defense employees. This amendment applies to both defense civilian employees and soldiers within the 7th Pay Commission.
Minimum Qualification Criteria for Promotion
In an office memorandum released on August 22, the ministry has outlined the minimum qualification requirements for promoting defense civilian employees in the service. These criteria have been established for the promotion of these employees.
Regarding employee promotions, the Ministry states in its notification that different levels require varying work experience. For Level 1 to 2, a minimum of three years of experience is necessary. For Level 1 to 3, three years of experience are required, and for Level 2 to 4, employees should have between three to eight years of experience. Similarly, employees up to Level 17 will be eligible for promotion with experience ranging from one year to twelve years.
According to information provided by the Ministry of Defense, this update will take effect immediately. This means that any employee meeting the new qualification criteria will be eligible for an immediate promotion. However, the ministry has not clarified the extent of promotion for employees.
Updates for Central Government Employees
While several media reports suggest that an increase in dearness allowance for central government employees may occur this month for July, no official announcement has been made as of yet. It is estimated that central government employees may receive a 3 percent increase in dearness allowance, potentially raising it to 45 percent.