Consequent upon the upgradation of Ministerial posts of Assistant, UDC and LDC and issuance of clarification from the Establishment Division vide O.M. No. 7/6/2002-R-6 (Pt-II) dated 11th January 2017 the incumbent holding the posts of LDC, UDC & Assistant appointed on contracts basis in projects as well as against regular posts appointed in the manner prescribed under the relevant rules in case it is not conflict with their terms of appointment deserve to be upgraded.
But the incumbents appointed on contract basis in accordance with Assistance Package for families of government employee who died during service were not upgraded as they have not been appointed against these posts in the manner prescribed in the recruitment rules notified by the Establishment Division for the posts of LDC, UDC and Assistant. Therefore, the incumbents of these posts are continuing to work in the old basic pay scales.
Now the Establishment Division vide it office Memorandum No. 8/90/2016-E-2 dated 23.02.2018 has clarified that the all the employees appointed against the posts belonging to ministerial cadre i.e. LDC, UDC and Assistant, from time to time under Assistance Package for families of deceased employees are entitled to the benefit of upgradation of Ministerial posts issued vide Establishment Division Office Memorandum dated 10.08.2016.
Consequently, the contract appointees who were not upgraded and still working in the previous scale of Ministerial posts become eligible to be placed in higher scales as the regular employees were placed with effect from the original date of upgradation of these posts.