Department of Expenditure has finally clarified that the scales granted to certain cadres on 25.02.199 are upgraded scales only but not replacement scale by V CPC. It is also clarified that the scales can not be withdrawn. Standing Council of Prasar Bharati has also advised that the upgraded scales can not be withdrawn. As per the COJS Committee report, either the upgraded granted to certain cadres to be withdrawn or to grant the same to left out cadres. Now There is option to withdraw the upgraded scales except to grant the same to left out cadres.