An amendment to clause (2) of FR 29 has been issued by DOPT vide OM no.6/2/2013.Estt.(Pay-I) dated 10/12/2013. According to the OM "if a Government servant is reduced as a measure of penalty to a lower service, grade or post or to a lower scale, the authority ordering the reduction shall specify —
(a) the period for which the reduction shall be effective; and
(b) whether, on restoration, the period of reduction shall operate to postpone future increments and, if so, to what extent.
The Government servant shall regain his original seniority in the higher service, grade or post on his restoration to the service, grade or post from which he was reduced"
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