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7th CPC: Clarification regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under RS(RP) Rules, 2016

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Clarification regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under RS(RP) Rules, 2016

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

File No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/3

New Delhi,
dated : 16.01.2018

The General Manager/CAOs(R),

All India Railways & Production Units, (As per mailing list)

Sub: Clarification regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

Subsequent to issue of clarifications regarding bunching of stages while fixing the pay in 7th CPC Schedules to RS(RP) Rules, 2016 vide Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/3 dated 27.09.2016 (RBE No. 139/2017), queries have been raised by several Railways on granting benefit of bunching of stages in case(s) where pay of two direct officers (belonging to different allotment year) came out to be fixed at first cell of Level-13 though, difference in their pays as on 31.12.2015 is comprising two stages.

2. In this context, it is intimated that the issue has been referred to Ministry of Finance (copy enclosed) and clarification on the same is awaited.

S/d,
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director(Pay Commission)VII
Railway Board


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

F.No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/3

New Delhi,
dated: 15/01/2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Clarification regarding bunching of stages under revised pay structure.

Detailed guidelines on the subject have been issued vide MoF’s OM No. 1-6/2016-IC dated 03.08.2017, which has been adopted in Railways through letter 27.09.2017. Para 7 of MoF’s OM dated 03.08.2017 states clarify inter alia “…..benefit on account of bunching cannot be extended with reference to pay stages lower than the Entry Pay indicated by the 7th CPC (emphasis added) for that level in the Pay Matrix. Extending the benefit of bunching with reference to pay stages below the entry pay will perpetuate the difference in pay on account of differential Entry Pay which was addressed by 7th CPC (emphasis added)”.

2. However, para 8 (iv) of the said OM states “All pay stages lower than the Entry Pay in the 6th CPC structure (emphasis added) as indicated in the Pay Matrix in 7th CPC Report are not to be taken into account for determining the extent of bunching”

3. However, certain cases have come to notice of this Ministry where this crucial difference in terminology in para-7 & para-8 of the OM is leading to confusion/ambiguity as to whether entry pay in 6th CPO alone and not 7th CPC is the deciding factor for determining bunching eligibility. Relying on the terminology adopted in para-8, cases have been noticed where benefit of ‘bunching’ has been given to direct officers of 2002 allotment year w.r.t. their junior of 2003 allotment year. Their pay fixation details are enclosed at Annexure-A. Similar cases involving certain retired officers in Level-13 and Level-14 has also been received. Illustration in this regard is enclosed at Annexure-B.

4. While the over-riding spirit of the clarifications issued by Ministry of Finance’s OM referred to above, was to avoid differential entry pay and was not to provide benefit of bunching at the entry level, this dichotomy in para-7 & para-8 is leading to differing interpretations. Clarifications over the issue may kindly be provided to enable uniform interpretation.

Encl. As above.

S/d,
(S. Balachandra Iyer)
Executive Director, Pay Commission-II
Railway Board

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7th CPC: Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Library Allowance)

7th CPC : Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Library Allowance)

 

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board

PC-VII No. 87
RBE No. 208/2017
New Delhi, Dated: 02.01.2018

No.E(P&A)I-2017/SP-1/Genl-5

The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

 

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Library Allowance).

 

Ref:   (i)  Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2009/SP-1/Gen1/1 dated 30.04.2010 (Annexure-A-9).

(ii) Ministry of Finance’s OM No. 13-3/2016-E.III(A) dated 20.07.2017.

 

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to revision of allowances, the President is pleased to abolish  Rajbhasha Allowance (payable as a Special Allowance to Sr.Scale,J.A. Grade and S.A Grade officers entrusted with the administrative control of Hindi works) as a separate allowance. The eligible employees will now be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance“, which shall be governed as under:

a. Extra Work Allowance will be paid at uniform rate of 2% (two percent) of the basic pay per month.

 

b. An employee shall receive this allowance for a maximum period of one year, and there should be minimum gap of one year before  same employee is deployed for similar duties again.

 

c. This allowance not be combined i.e. if the same employee  is performing two or more such duties and is eligible for 2% (two percent) allowance for each add-on, then the total Extra Work Allowance payable will remain capped at 2% (two percent) of basic pay.

 

2. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

 

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

 

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

S/d,
(Anil Kumar)
Dy.Director/E(P&A)-I
Railway Board.

 Source: NFIR

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Revision of Pension of pre-2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners pursuant to Government’s decision on the recommendations of 7th CPC – Concordance Tables for pension revision to the former Running Staff

Revision of Pension of pre-2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners pursuant to Government’s decision on the recommendations of 7th CPC – Concordance Tables for pension revision to the former Running Staff-reg.

No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/R.B.-Part II

Dated: 11/01/2018

The Member Staff,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revision of Pension of pre-2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners pursuant to Government’s decision on the recommendations of 7th CPC – Concordance Tables for pension revision to the former Running Staff-reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. 2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7 dated 11/07/2017.

Railway Board’s attention is invited to the instructions issued vide Board’s letter dated 11/07/2017 (RBE No. 66/2017) vide which DoP&PW’s orders together with Concordance tables for revision of Pension of pre-2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners have been circulated. The Concordance Tables circulated by the Board, unfortunately do not cover the pension revision of former Running Staff as no separate tables in favour of them staff have been circulated so far. Reports received by the Federation (NFIR) reveal that the Pension/Family Pension of pre-2016 Running Staff is not being revised by the Zonal Railways due to non-provision of separate Concordance Tables by the Railway Board.

In this connection, NFIR desires to clarify that in case of former Running Staff Pension/Family Pension is required to be calculated taking into account the Basic Pay + 55% add on pay element. A sample calculation sheet of the Pension in the case of pre-2016 Running Staff is enclosed as Annexure to this letter for appreciation and quick action.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to communicate the Concordance Tables to the Zonal Railways for revision of Pension/Family Pension of former Running Staff. It is also urged that the Concordance Tables be finalized on the basis of specimen (vide Annexure to this letter) and instructions issued to the GMs of Zonal Railways.

DA/As above

Yours faithfully,

S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary


Annexure to NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/R.B.-Part II

Running Staff retired on 31/12/2005.      

Basic Pay = Rs. 9525
On 01/01/2006 = Rs. 9525 x 30% = Rs. 2858
Pay on 31/12/2015 = Rs. 9525 + 2858 = 12383 x 2.26     = Rs. 27985
Notional Pay on 31/12/2015 = 27985 + GP 4200/-
Pay on 01/01/2016 = Rs. 27985 x 30% = 8396
Rs. 27985 + 8396 = 36,381 + GP 4200 = 40,581
Rs. 40,581 x 2.57 = 1,04,294/-
Pay element (55%) = Rs. 1,04,294 x 55% = Rs. 57,362
Settlement pay = Rs. 1,04,294 + 57,362 = 1,61,656
Monthly Pension = Rs. 1,61,656 ÷ 2 = 80,828

Source : NFIR

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Government is planning to abolish the system of formation of Pay Commission in future? Lok Sabha

Government is planning to abolish the system of formation of Pay Commission in future? LOk Sabha

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3164

TO BE ANSWERED ON FRIDAY, THE JANUARY 05, 2018
PAUSHA 15, 1939 (SAKA)

NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE

QUESTION

3164. SHRI CH. MALLA REDDY:

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:

(a) whether the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) under the 7th Central Pay Commission has submitted its interim report, if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the Government is planning to abolish the system of formation of Pay Commission in future, if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;

(c) whether the Government is considering to adjust the salaries of its employees and pensioners Deafness Allowance (DA) that crosses the 50 per cent mark, if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and

(d) whether the Department of Expenditure planning to take the responsibility to regularly monitor salaries and allowances of central government employees and recommend the changes if needed, if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI P. RADHAKRISHNAN)

(a): The National Anomaly Committee set up by the Department of Personnel Training in August, 2016 following the decision of the Government on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission has not yet met.

(b) to (d): No such proposals are at present under consideration.

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7th Pay Commission: Challenging year for Central Government Employees

7th Pay Commission: Challenging year for Central Government Employees

The central government employees passed a challenging year for a number of factors including hike in pay, minimum pay hike, raising of fitment factor, pay anomalies and non-payment of arrears on allowances, employees unions said.

The delayed implementation of allowances have saved the government nearly Rs 40,000 crore. The non-payment of arrears on allowances caused tremendous irritation and frustration among the central government employees, said a unions leader.

The government gave higher basic pay in August 2016 with arrears, effective from January 1, 2016 to its employees on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission but the allowances notified on June 6 without arrears, which came into effect from July 1, 2017.

The recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission got the Cabinet nod on June 29, 2016 in respect of basic pay, the pay panel had recommended a 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay. The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike, which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.

All pay commissions made up pay gap in respect of basic pay between lower paid employees and top bureaucrats from second Pay Commission 1:41 ratio to Sixth pay commission 1:12, while 7th Pay Commission made it higher about to 1:14.

The 7th pay panel recommended minimum pay from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 per month while the maximum pay from Rs 80,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh with a fitment factor of 2.57 times uniformly of basic pay of 6th pay commission.

However, the Unions have been demanding minimum pay Rs 26,000 instead of Rs 18,000 with 3.68 fitment factor.

The unions had claimed that the recommended pay hike was the lowest in the last 70 years and the Pay Commission award was not discussed with them, hence they had threatened to go on an indefinite strike over proper pay hike on July 11, 2016.

The unions had called off their indefinite strike after the government announced that a High Level Committee would be formed to address their demands.

So, the government formed the 22-member National Anomaly Committee (NAC) headed by Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) in September, 2016 instead of High Level Committee to look into pay anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations.

In the meantime, DoPT issued a letter on October 30 stating that the demand for increase in minimum Pay and fitment formula do not appear to be treated as anomaly, therefore, these do not come under the purview of NAC.

However, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had said in Rajya Sabha on July 19, 2016, The minimum pay Rs 18,000 was made on recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. But government will consider hiking it after discussions with all stakeholders, once the proposal in this regard will be submitted to government.

The sources in DoPT said, “The NAC is ready with it’s interim report and which will be submitted soon but no minimum pay and fitment formula will be included in the interim report.”

“I would be lying if I said the DoPT letter doesn’t bother me at all, but the truth is, it doesn’t bother me much because of the way of government made decisions. A hike in minimum pay has been one of the long-standing our demands. The 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay for us under the 7th Pay Commission is the lowest in 70 years. The government had issued statement on July 6, 2016 to assure us that the pay scales matter raised by us would be considered,” a top union leader said.

“Our unions members often ask us what we should do to respond to the DoPT letter,” he said.

“If government doesn’t hike our pay, we will have no choice but to proceed on an indefinite strike,” he added.

He considers 2017 a challenging year for central government employees and many of those challenges won’t be going away just because 2018 calendars are hanging. He also says he’s confident the government will make the right decisions during the next year.

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Is the House Rent Allowance paid to Central Government employees as per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission sufficient?

Is the House Rent Allowance paid to Central Government employees as per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission sufficient?

If the question is to be answered at a superficial level, the answer is yes. Let us analyze things from the angle of a lower rung employee.

An employee is paid HRA at the rate of 24%, 16% and 8% of his basic salary based on the city where he works. For HRA purpose, cities in India are divided into three groups, namely X, Y and Z, and HRA is paid respectively at the rate of 24%, 16% and 8% uniformly for all categories of employees.

A person employed in Delhi will get 24% of his basic salary as HRA and an employee employed in Kanyakumari will get 8% of his basic salary as HRA. The minimum basic salary of a Central Government employee is Rs.18000. Accordingly, a person working in Delhi should get Rs.18000 x 24% = Rs.4320, and a person employed in Kanyakumari should get Rs.18000 x 8% = Rs.1440. But the minimum HRA applicable to all the three group of cities, namely X,Y and Z, are Rs.5400, Rs.3600 and Rs.1800 respectively. Accordingly, an employee working in Delhi will get Rs.5400, while an employee employed in Kanyakumari will get Rs.1800 as House Rent Allowance.

The important point to be noted here is Sixth Pay Commission had recommended HRA at the rate of 10%, 20% and 30% for Central Government employees and they were paid accordingly from 2008 to 2015. But the recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission to reduce the HRA rates has led to the dissatisfaction among Central Government employees.

Though Seventh Pay Commission salary is paid to Central Government employees from 1-1-2016, the revised HRA paid since 1-7-2017 has increased their dissatisfaction further.

Moreover there was a great expectation for arrear payment for the period January 2016 to June 2017.

Non-fulfillment of these two highly expected demands has made the Central Government employees unhappy with HRA.

Classification

of Cities / Towns

Rate of HRA Rate of HRA

(DA over 25%)

Rate of HRA

(DA over 50%)

X 24 % 27% 30%
Y 16% 18% 20%
Z 8% 9% 10%

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7th Pay Commission – Flag Station Allowance

7th Pay Commission – Flag Station Allowance

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(P&A)I-2017/SP-1/Genl-1

PC-VII No.57
RBE No.121/2017

New Delhi,dated 05-09-2017

The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – Flag Station Allowance.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to revision of allowances, the President is pleased to abolish Flag Station Allowance (Payable to Commercial Staff in charge of Flag Stations where Train passing duties are not involved) as a separate allowance. The eligible employees will now be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”, which shall be governed as under:

a. Extra Work Allowance will be paid at a uniform rate of 2%(two percent) of the basic pay per month.

b. An employee shall receive this allowance for a maximum period of one year, and there should be minimum gap of one year before the same employee is deployed for similar duties again.

c. This allowance shall not be combined i.e. if the same employee is performing two or more such duties and is eligible for 2%(two percent) allowance for each add-on, then the total Extra Work Allowance payable will remain capped at 2%(two percent) of basic pay.

2. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

S/d,
(Anil Kumar)
Dy.Director/E(P&A)-I
Railway Board

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Expected DA Jan 2018: Central Government Employees losing interest in Expected DA?

Expected DA Jan 2018: Central Government Employees losing interest in Expected DA?

Central Government employees losing interest in Dearness Allowance?

It is becoming very obvious these days that the Central Government employees and pensioners are fast losing interest in Dearness Allowance.

Dearness Allowance is given to the Central Government employees once every six months, in order to help them maintain their lifestyle against the rising prices. Fluctuations in the prices of 392 essential items are recorded regularly at 78 various locations and their data is tabulated once every month to calculate the All India Consumer Price Index Number(AICPIN), which is then released by the Centre. Dearness Allowance is thus calculated.

For eight years now, we have been calculating the Dearness Allowance in advance and releasing the numbers. This is why we are able to sense an acute loss of interest among the Central Government employees in recent times to know their next and expected Dearness Allowance.

Dearness Allowance is calculated with the employee’s basic salary. For example, a 5 percent Dearness Allowance for an employee who draws a basic salary of Rs. 7000 per month, will translate into Rs. 350. An employee drawing basic salary of Rs. 20,000 will get an additional Rs. 200 if 1 percent Dearness Allowance is sanctioned.

All the Central Government employees, defence personnel and pensioners are now being paid as per the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, from January 2016 onwards. The Seventh Pay Commission had recommended that no changes shall be made in the Dearness Allowance calculations and the method adopted by the Sixth Pay Commission continues to be followed. The centre too had accepted the recommendations.

Under the Sixth Pay Commission method, the Dearness Allowance had increased by 125 percent in the past ten years, from January 2006 to December 2015. It is worth mentioning that at least thrice, a Dearness Allowance of 10 percent was paid to the employees. The table below shows the Dearness Allowance that was paid once every six months.

The loss of interest among the employees probably has something to do with the fact that the increase in Dearness Allowance has only been marginal ever since the Seventh Pay Commission was implemented.

There was no Dearness Allowance for the first six months, January to June 2016. Dearness Allowance of only two percent was given for July to December 2016. It looked as if something was wrong with the calculations, right from the start, but the employees thought that things will improve with time. The Dearness Allowance for January to June 2017 was a mere one percent, which came as a rude shock to all.

The centre claimed that it was because they have the prices under control.

So, what is the Dearness Allowance for the second term of 2017, July to December 2017, likely to be?

This time too, it is not expected to exceed two percent.

We expect the Dearness Allowance to be 7% with effect from January 2018.

DA Table from 1.1.2016 as per 7th CPC

Month/Year CPI(IW)

BY2001=100

Total of

12 Months

12 Months

Average

DA with

Decimal

DA %
Jan-16 269 3152 262.67 0.48
Feb-16 267 3166 263.83 0.92
Mar-16 268 3180 265 1.37
Apr-16 271 3195 266.25 1.85
May-16 275 3212 267.67 2.39
Jun-16 277 3228 269 2.9 2%
Jul-16 280 3245 270.42 3.44
Aug-16 278 3259 271.58 3.89
Sep-16 277 3270 272.05 4.24
Oct-16 278 3279 273.25 4.53
Nov-16 277 3286 273.83 4.75
Dec-16 275 3292 274.33 4.94 4%
Jan-17 274 3297 274.75 5.1
Feb-17 274 3304 275.33 5.32
Mar-17 275 3311 275.92 5.55
Apr-17 277 3317 276.42 5.74
May-17 278 3320 276.67 5.83
Jun-17 280 3323 276.91 5.93 5%
Jul-17 285 3328 277.33 6.09
Aug-17 285 3335 277.92 6.31
Sep-17 285 3343 278.58 6.56
Oct-17 287 3352 279.33 6.85
Nov-17
Dec-17

Via: Expected DA

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What If 7th Pay Commission Is The Last? Will It Help Government Employees?

What If 7th Pay Commission Is The Last? Will It Help Government Employees?

7th-Pay-Commission-latest-news-cg-employees

With the news of increase in the minimum pay of the Central government employees still in limbo, news are making rounds that the 7th Pay Commission will be the last pay commission for the government employees.

The news has indeed brought confusion among the lakhs of government employees as to how will their new salary look like, what will the salary be increased and on what basis the government would increase the salary.

Reports are there that the BJP-led Central government is mulling to go for an alternative without making the employees to wait for 10 years to get a hike in their salary.

Justice A K Mathur, Chairman of the 7th Pay Commission, had earlier stated that revision of salary be done every year on the basis of the available data and price index.

According to reports, the Aykroyd formula may be considered for the pay hike of the central government employess. The said formula takes into account the three basic needs of human being while considering pay hike and salary structure.

“It will be a good initiative if the government comes up with the plan. Yearly increase will help to maintain financial position. However, looking at the recent hike as per the 7th Pay Commission, nothing can be expected from the government,” said a Central government employee.

“Employees are still feeling cheated and agitations are on against the anti-employee policies of the government. In such a situation, in the name of annual hike, doubts are there that we might get deprived of at least what we are getting from the pay commission held every 10 years,” said another employee.

Reviewing the pay matrix periodically instead of waiting for long ten years to revise the salary and allowances will not be an easy task for any government. It may lead to more confusion and bewilderment among the employees, he said.

“If we get what we deserve then the new policy will definitely help, but doubts still persists over its feasibility,” he added.

“There’s no need to talk about a new policy for the employees when the recently implement pay commission is mired in controversy. No employee is happy with the hike in salary and allowances. Without diverting the topic, government should first increase the minimum pay as per the demand of the employee and media should avoid such news which will only deflect and confused the employees,” said a retired Indian Railways employee.

Meanwhile, the government is yet take a decision over the demands of the Central government employees to increase the minimum pay from the present Rs 21,000 to Rs 26,000.

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7th Pay Commission Employees unions to meet today on minimum pay hike

7th Pay Commission Employees unions to meet today on minimum pay hike

7th-Pay-Commission-latest-news

Central government employees unions leaders will meet today to discuss their demand of minimum pay hike.It will be the meeting of the Standing Committee Members of Staff Side, National Council JCM over the demand of hiking minimum pay beyond the 7th Pay Commission recommendation.

National Council (staff Side) Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) is an umbrella organisation of various Central Government employees’ unions, including Railways, post and telegraph and Income Tax.

In wake of DoPT letter letter, Shiva Gopal Mishra, Secretary National council (staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery has called for the meeting to give proper reply to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

DoPT letter dated October 30, addressed to Shiv Gopal Mishra, Secretary, Staff Side, National Council JCM stating that the demand for increase in minimum Pay and fitment formula do not appear to be treated as an anomaly, therefore, these do not come under the purview of National Anomaly Committee (NAC).

However, National Anomaly Committee (NAC) has been formed in September, 2016 to look into pay anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations and the government had said the NAC would discuss any pay hike agenda.

Earlier, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had promised with central government employees unions’ leaders in Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s house on June 30, 2016 for hiking Pay and fitment formula through the appoint of a High Level Committee, when the unions had threatened to carry out an indefinite strike on July 11, 2016.

The High Level Committee has not yet been constituted, while the Cabinet cleared the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on June 29, 2016.

Shiva Gopal Mishra Secretary National council (staff Side) JCM is also planning to meet PM Modi to raise the minimum pay hike issue before him.

Accordingly, he said, “We have faith in Prime Minister’s office, we have faith in PM Modi. We are sure that in order to maintain good industrial relations in the country, PM Modi will find an alternate solution.”

Media reports already stated that minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendation was under consideration of the Central government and NAC was likely to recommend minimum pay hike to Rs 21,000 from existing Rs 18,000 and fitment factor to 3.00 times from existing 2.57 times, but DoPT letter now says minimum pay and fitment factor doesn’t come under the purview of the NAC.

The Unions have been demanding minimum pay Rs. 26,000 instead of Rs 18,000 with 3.68 fitment factor.

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7th CPC Military Brochure -Pay Matrix : Officers {Except Military Nursing Service (MNS)}

7th CPC Military Brochure -Pay Matrix : Officers {Except Military Nursing Service (MNS)}Pay Structure
1.3. Pay Matrix Offrs (Except MNS).

 

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7th CPC Military Brochure – Level of Ranks : (MNS) Officers

7th CPC Military Brochure –  Level of Ranks : (MNS) OfficersLevel of Ranks : MNS Officers.

(a) Lt – Level 10

(b) Capt – Level 10A

(c) Major – Level 10B

(d) Lt Col – Level 11

(e) Col – Level 12

(f) Brig – Level 12B

(g) Maj Gen – Level 13B

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7th CPC Military Brochure – Level of Ranks : Officers (Except MNS)

7th CPC Military Brochure – Level of Ranks : Officers (Except MNS)PART I : PAY

General

1.1. Level of Ranks.

All ranks are placed at various levels as per New Pay Structure. Level of Ranks are determined in accordance with the various levels as assigned to the corresponding existing Pay Band and Grades’ Pay or scale as specified in the Pay Matrix.

OFFICERS

1.2. Level of Ranks : Offrs. Level of Ranks for all offrs, incl those from AMC, ADC and RVC but excluding MNS are as under:-

(a) Lieutenant – Level 10

(b) Captain – Level 10B

(c) Major – Level 11

(d) Lieutenant Colonel – Level 12A

(e) Colonel – Level 13

(f) Brigadier – Level 13A

(g) Major General – Level 14

(h) Lieutenant General (HAG) – Level 15

(j) Lieutenant General (HAG+) – Level 16

(k) VCOAS & Army Cdrs (Apex) – Level 17

(l) COAS – Level 18

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7th CPC Military Brochure – Introduction, Aim and Preview

7th CPC Military Brochure – Introduction, Aim and PreviewIntroduction, Aim and Preview

INTRODUCTION

1. The 7 th Central Pay Commission (CPC) has been implemented for the Defence Forces vide Govt MoD Gazette Notification S.R.O. 12 (E) dt 03 May 2017 and S.R.O. 9 (E) dt 03 May 2017. This Info Brochure has endeavoured to combine the entitlements of each indl alongwith relevant authorities so that benefits of 7th CPC are exploited to the maximum.

2. The 7th CPC makes a major departure from its predecessors, in so far as the pay structure is concerned. The recommendations of 7 th CPC involves dispensing with the existing Pay Bands and Grade Pay and instituted Pay Levels which correspond to the erstwhile Grade Pay. The 7th CPC has proposed a Pay Matrix for the purpose of pay fixation of the employees. The major features of the 7th CPC, as related to Army, are as under:-

(a) The recommendations to take effect from 01.01.2016.

(b) The minimum revised pay approved is Rs 21700/- {in place of Rs 8460/- (6460/- + 2000) and the maximum is Rs 250000/- (in place of Rs 90000/-)}.

(c) A Fitment Factor of 2.57 is applied for transition from 6 th CPC to 7th CPC.

(d) Annual increment will be calculated by transiting one stage vertically down in the same Level.

(e) MACP shall continue to be granted without any changes.

(f) Separate Pay Matrix for Defence Personnel and Military Nursing Services Officers.

(g) All Allces have been rationalized.

(h) Most of the Allces have been raised corresponding to the rise in Dearness Allowance (DA).

(i) House Rent Allowance (HRA) shall be revised to 24%, 16% and 8% of Basic Pay in X, Y and Z Cities respectively. Rate of HRA will be revised to 27%, 18% and 9% when DA crosses 50% and further to 30%, 20% and 10% when DA crosses 100%.

(j) Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) and Military Service Pay (MSP) not to be included for calculating HRA, Composite Transfer Grant (CTG) and Annual Increment.

(k) All non-interest bearing advances to be abolished. (m) Ceiling for Gratuity to be enhanced to Rs 20 lakhs wef 01.01.2016 and thereafter increase of 25% to be allowed whenever DA rises by 50%.

AIM

3. The aim of this Information Brochure is to info all ranks about their entitlements in respect of Pay, Allces, Pension and Conditions of Service post implementation of 7 th CPC.

PREVIEW

4. The Information Brochure is laid out in four parts as under:-

(a) Part-I – Pay.

(b) Part-II – Allces.

(c) Part-III – Pension and Related Benefits.

(d) Part-IV – Terms and Conditions of Service.

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Central government employees feel “frustrated and squeezed” by their pay

7th CPC Central government employees feel “frustrated and squeezed” by their pay

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Central government employees feel “frustrated and squeezed” by their pay, which has flatlined since implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. But despite broad government stagnation in pay growth, it is still possible to maximise chances of getting minimum pay hike, he added.

The battle between the government and the central government employees unions is being seen because the government has decided not to give minimum pay hike for the central government employees.

A letter of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) dated October 30, states that the hike in minimum Pay and fitment formula do not appear to be treated as an anomaly, therefore, these do not come under the purview of the NAC.

However, the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) has been formed in September, 2016 to look into pay anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations.

A day after the Cabinet cleared the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, three senior Cabinet Ministers including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley discussed this issue with the several central government employees’ unions leaders for more than two hours on June 30, 2016 in home minister Rajnath Singh’s house and they assured the leaders a High Level Committee would look into the increasing minimum Pay and fitment formula.

Their assurance had prevented several central government employees’ unions to go indefinite strike over pay hike from July 11, 2016.

“The minimum pay of central government employees Rs.18,000 was made on recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. But government will consider hiking it after discussions with all stakeholders, once the proposal in this regard will be submitted to government by the proposed High Level Committee,” Jaitley had also said in Rajya Sabha on July 19, 2016.

While the High Level Committee has not yet been constituted. The government had said the NAC would discuss any pay hike agenda but DoPT letter now says minimum pay and fitment factor doesn’t come under the purview of the NAC.

The central government employees unions, including the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, have strongly criticized the government over the DoPT letter.

“The Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers leaders said a meeting would be held on January 24, so they may ask employees to go on indefinite strike over pay hike,” a union leader said.

The top official in the Finance Ministry said that the ministry would like to review the DoPT letter, because the DoPT has issued the letter against Finance Minister’s promise to hike minimum pay.

This is probably the first time that the Finance Ministry is likely to raise minimum pay while the government already approved the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

The Finance Ministry is likely to remain committed to hike in minimum pay beyond the 7th Pay Commission recommendations for the central government employees, he confirmed.

Earlier, the government gave nod the 7th Pay Commission proposal of minimum basic pay from Rs.7,000 to Rs.18,000 per month while the maximum basic pay from Rs.80,000 to Rs.2.5 lakh with a fitment factor of 2.57 times uniformly of basic pay of 6th pay commission.

The Unions have been demanding minimum pay Rs. 26,000 instead of Rs.18,000 with 3.68 fitment factor.

Source: 7cpc.in

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Good Service / Good Conduct / Badge Pay in 7th Pay Commission

Good Service / Good Conduct / Badge Pay in 7th Pay Commission

Good Service / Good Conduct / Badge Pay (Para 8.8.3-5)

Existing Provisions: PBORs of the three Services are granted Good Service Pay after completion of certain specified length of service during which they have maintained high degree of discipline, good conduct and professional update. For PBORs of army, the specified length is 3, 6 and 9 years of service. For PBORs of IAF and Navy, it is 4, 8 and 12 years of service. For the PBORs of the Indian Army. The existing rate is Rs.64 pm for each of the three stages, while for the PBORs of Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force, the amount is Rs.80 pm.

Recommendations of 7th CPC: The 7th CPC has recommended to enhance the rate of this allowance by 2.25. The nomenclature has also been changed to Good Service/Good Conduct/ Badge Allowance.

Demands:

I. Defence Forces: Good Service Pay / Good Service Badge be allowed to all JCOs on their promotion or these may be allowed to be subsumed in the Pay at the time of promotion to JCO.

II. Cabinet Secretariat: This allowance may be granted to PBORs in Special Frontier Force (SFF) as well.

Analysis and Recommendations of the Committee:
The demands of the Defence Forces as well as SFF do not emanate from any changes suggested by the 7th CPC in this regard. Therefore, they do not fall under the remit of this Committee. MoD has not made any recommendations in this regard. The recommendations of the 7th CPC on Good Service / Good Conduct / Badge Pay,  may therefore, be accepted without any change

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Report of the Committee Funeral Allowance : 7th Pay Commission

Report of the Committee Funeral Allowance : 7th Pay Commission

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Funeral Allowance (Para 8.17.54)

Existing Provision: When death of an employee occurs in peace areas, a funeral allowance of Rs. 6,000 is granted and mortuary charges are reimbursed in the case of Defence personnel.

Reasons mentioned by 7th CPC for recommending abolition:
With the pay raises provided by successive Pay Commissions, this kind of an allowance has lost its meaning.

Demand:

Ministry of Defence: This allowance may not be discontinued considering the circumstances in which this allowance is granted. The rates may be enhanced by suitable multiplication factor.

Analysis and Recommendations of the Committee:
The Committee is of the view that this cannot be categorized as an allowance as it is not paid to the employee but to the Next of Kin. Para 8.2.3 of the 7th CPC Report also states that  “Allowance” should be used when it is paid to an individual and if it is paid as an administrative expenditure, it should be referred to as expense or expenditure. Considering the circumstances, continuation of this expenditure by the Government might be necessary. However, instead of calling it Funeral Allowance, it may be renamed as Funeral Expense, and the expenditure on this account, at the existing rate of Rs.6,000/- and mortuary expenses, may be directly borne by the concerned Unit and reflected in budget and accounts accordingly with further proviso that, whenever necessary, the concerned unit can pay this amount to Next of Kin of the deceased at the applicable rates.

Check the Detailed Report of the Committee on Allowances

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Deputation (Duty) Allowance to Central Government Employees – Recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission – DOPT Orders

Deputation (Duty) Allowance to Central Government Employees – Recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission – DOPT Orders

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No.2/11/2017-Estt.(Pay-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi

Dated the 24th November, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Grant of Deputation (Duty) Allowance – Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Regarding.

This Department’s OM No. 6/8/2009-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 17.6.2010 inter-alia provides for rates of Deputation (Duty) Allowance admissible to Central Government employees.

2. As provided in para 7 of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s Resolution No.1-2/2016-IC dated 25th July, 2016, the matter regarding allowances (except Dearness Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) was referred to a Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary and until a final decision thereon, all Allowances have been paid at the existing rates in the existing pay structure.

3. The decision of the Government on various allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of the Finance Secretary has since been issued as per the Resolution No.11-1/2016-IC dated 6th July 2017 of Department of Expenditure.

4. As mentioned at Sl.No.46 of the Appendix-II of the said Resolution dated 6th July 2017, the recommendation of the 7th CPC for enhancement of ceiling of Deputation (Duty) Allowance for civilians by 2.25 times has been accepted and this decision is effective from 1st July, 2017. Accordingly, the President is pleased to decide that the rates of Deputation (Duty) Allowance and certain other conditions relating to grant of Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall be as under:-

The Deputation (Duty) Allowance admissible shall be at the following rates:

(a) In case of deputation within the same station the Deputation (Duty) Allowance will be payable at the rate of 5% of basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.4500 p.m.

(b) In case of deputation involving change of station, the Deputation (Duty) Allowance will be payable at the rate of 10% of the basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.9000 p.m.

(c) The ceilings will further rise by 25 percent each time Dearness Allowance increases by 50 percent.

(d) Basic Pay, from time to time, plus Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall not exceed the basic pay in the apex level i.e. Rs. 2,25,000/-. In the case of Government servants receiving Non Practising Allowance, their basic pay plus Non-Practising Allowance plus Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall not exceed the average of basic pay of the revised scale applicable to the Apex Level and the Level of the Cabinet Secretary i.e. Rs.2,37,500/-.

Note: 1 ‘Basic pay’ in the revised pay structure (the pay structure based on 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations) means the pay drawn by the deputationist, from time to time, in the prescribed Level, in Pay Matrix, of the post held by him substantively in the parent cadre, but does not include any other type of pay like personal pay, etc.

Note: 2 In cases where the basic pay in parent cadre has been upgraded on account of non-functional upgradation (NFU), Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACP), Non Functional Selection Grade (NFSG), etc., the upgraded basic pay under such upgradations shall not be taken into account for the purpose of Deputation (Duty) Allowance.

Note 3 In the case of a Proforma Promotion under Next Below Rule (NBR): If such a Proforma Promotion is in a Level of the Pay Matrix which is higher than that of the ex-cadre post, the basic pay under such Proforma Promotion shall not be taken into account for the purpose of Deputation (Duty) Allowance. However, if such a Proforma Promotion under NBR is in a Level of the pay matrix which is equal to or below that of the ex-cadre post, Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall be admissible on the basic pay of the parent cadre post allowed under the proforma promotion, if opted by the deputationist.

Note 4 In case of Reverse Foreign Service, if the appointment is made to post whose pay structure and/ or Dearness Allowance (DA) pattern is dissimilar to that in the parent organisation, the option for electing to draw the basic pay in the parent cadre [alongwith the Deputation (Duty) Allowance thereon and the personal pay, if any] will not be available to such employee.

Note: 5 The term ‘same station’ for the purpose will be determined with reference to the station where the person was on duty before proceeding on deputation.

Note: 6 Where there is no change in the headquarters with reference to the last post held, the transfer should be treated as within the same station and when there is change in headquarters it would be treated as not in the same station. So far as places falling within the same urban agglomeration of the old headquarters are concerned, they would be treated as transfer within the same station.

5. Para 6.1 of this Department’s OM No.6/8/2009-Estt(Pay-II) dated 17.6.2010 stands amended to the above effect.

6. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

7. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017

(Rajeev Bahree)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: DOPT

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7th Pay Commission: New pay hike from April 2018

7th Pay Commission: New pay hike from April 2018

7th Pay Commission: New pay hike from April 2018

A top Finance Ministry official, who did not wish to be named told on Tuesday said that new pay hike for central government employees would come into effect from 1 April 2018.

He said that National Anomaly Committee (NAC) is likely to submit report on new pay hike by December.

The new pay hike will come into effect by April next year at the latest, he added.

Earlier, the government gave nod the 7th Pay Commission proposal of minimum basic pay from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 per month while the maximum basic pay from Rs 80,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh with a fitment factor of 2.57 times uniformly of sixth pay commission’s basic pay.

Expressing dissatisfaction over the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, various central government employees’ unions had threatened to go on an indefinite strike from 11 July, 2016.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was under pressure to assure to hike minimum pay for the central government employees day after the cabinet approval of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations, June 30, 2016, when he had met representatives of several central government employees’ unions in home minister’s house with other two cabinet ministers – Rajnath Singh and Suresh Prabhu.

The assurance had prevented several central government employees’ unions to go ahead with the indefinite strike starting July 11, 2016.

The Unions had asked the government to set up a committee to look into issues raised by them in relation to pay hike.

Jaitley promised the Union leaders that the pay hike issue raised by them would be considered by a High Level Committee. Accordingly, he has formed National Anomaly Committee (NAC) in September, 2016 to look into pay anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations.

The unions had said the government approved pay hike was the lowest in the last 70 years. They had also accused the government of announcing the awards “unilaterally” without any consultation with them.

The unions had also warned to make employees minimum pay Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 and asked to raising fitment factor 3.68 times from 2.57 times.

“The government may come out with a decision in next financial year in this regard on the recommendations of the National Anomaly Committee,” he said.

“The government is likely to go ahead for hike in minimum pay Rs 21,000 from Rs 18,000 with fitment factor 3.00. The fitment formula with 3.00 times from 2.57 times, which will be gone up he salary and pension in general for all segments of employees” the official confirmed.

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7th Central Pay Commission : Additional House Rent Allowance (HRA) for Railway Employees serving in the states of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh

7th Central Pay Commission : Additional House Rent Allowance (HRA) for Railway Employees serving in the states of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh.

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No.165/2017
New Delhi, dated 08.11.2017

S.No.PC-VII/75
No.E(P&A)II-2017/HRA-9

The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub:-Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission-Additional House Rent Allowance (HRA) for Railway Employees serving in the states of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh.

Consequent upon revision of the rates of House Rent Allowance (HRA) granted to the Railway employees on implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission vide Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2017/HRA-7, dated 19-07-2017 (RBE No.71/2017), in modification of Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II/83/HRA-29, dated 30.06.1984 and Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2008/HRA-14, dated 25.02.2009 (RBE No.41/2009) on the subject mentioned above, additional HRA shall be granted to the Railway employees posted to states of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh, who leave their families behind at their old duty station at revised rates as per Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2017/HRA-7, dated 19-07-2017.

2.These orders will not be applicable to such employees who were transferred out of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh before 01.07.2017.

3.These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.

4.This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

S/d,
(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Dy.Director/E(P&A)-II
Railway Board.

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