7th CPC recommends replacement pay levels for Auditors/Accountants
Auditors/Accountants : It has been demanded that the pay scale of Auditor/Accountant may be upgraded from GP 2800 to GP 4200. It has been stated that the recruitment to the post of Auditor/Accountant is by promotion from Clerks/Typists under seniority quota, promotion under examination quota and direct recruitment through a Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE) conducted by the Staff Selection Commission. It has also been pointed out that their job profile demands greater audit/accounting skills which justify higher pay scale.
Analysis and Recommendations : The Commission notes the CGLE is held for recruitment for different posts in GP 2800, GP 4200 and GP 4600. This Examination consists of written examinations and interview.
A candidate is given the choice to appear only in the written examinations or both – written examinations and interview – depending upon the post for which he/she is an applicant. Applicants who have to clear both the written examinations as well as the interview are eligible for recruitment for posts carrying higher grade pays of GP 4200/GP 4600. Applicants who do not have to clear the interview and are selected only on the basis of written examinations are placed in GP 2800. Although Auditors/Accountants are selected through CGLE, they are selected only on the basis of written examination.
The Commission, therefore, recommends replacement pay levels for Auditors/Accountants.