Friday, October 07, 2016

Cases for consideration by the Anomaly committee -1 - regarding

Sub: Cases for consideration by the Anomaly committee - regarding
1. I take this opportunity for submission of the following cases for consideration by the anomaly committee.

2. The case
This is regarding the pay fixation on promotion from one level to higher level, which includes the promotion under MACPS.

3. The anomaly
Rule 13 of CCS (RP) Rules stipulates the method of fixation on promotion, which is reproduced below.

“ The fixation of pay in case of promotion from one level to another in the revised pay structure shall be made in the following manner, namely:-

(i) One increment shall be given in the level from which the employee is promoted and he shall be placed at a cell equal to the figure so arrived at in the level of the post to which promoted and if no such cell is available in the level to which promoted, he shall be placed at the next higher cell in that level.

Prior to 7th CPC, the fixation formula was to place at the next higher level in the promoted scale after giving one increment in the lower level. The word at a cell equal to and if not at the next higher cell is significant, especially in level 6 ,7 and 8. The relevant part of the pay matrix is reproduced below for ready reference.

Pay matrix

Index GP 4200 Level 6 GP 4600 Level 7 GP 4800 Level 8
1 44900 47600
2 46200 49000
3 47600 50500
4 49000 52000
5 50500 53600
6 52000 55200
7 53600 56900
8 55200 58600
9 44900 56900 60400
10 46200 58600 62200
11 47600 60400 64100
12 49000 62200 66000
13 50500 64100 68000
14 52000 66000 70000
15 53600 68000 72100
16 55200 70000 74300
17 56900 72100 76500
18 58600 74300 78800
19 60400 76500 81200
20 62200 78800 83600
It can be seen from the above that the levels are the same in the feeder level and the promoted level. This patter is observed only in the above 3 levels. As a result, the officials who are promoted from level 6 to 7 and from 7 to 8 are the losers as their pay will be fixed in the cell which would be equal to the amount in the lower level after addition of one increment. For all other levels, the officials would be fixed in the next higher cell of the promoted level. As such a section of employees will be put into loss on promotion.
4. Remedy suggested:
In Rule 13 of CCS (RP) Rules 2016 the following words to be deleted “equal to the figure so arrived at in the level of the post to which promoted and if no such cell is available in the level to which promoted“. The rule should be as follows.

(ii) “One increment shall be given in the level from which the employee is promoted and he shall be placed at the next higher cell to the figure so arrived at in the level of the post to which promoted.”

A comparison of benefits.
For comparison, the pay at index 14 is taken under various levels.
Details Level 1 to 2 Level 2 to 3 Level 3 to 4 Level 4 to 5 Level 5 to 6
Pay in lower level 26400 29300 32000 37500 42800
Pay after adding one increment in lower level 27200 30200 33000 38600 44100
Pay in the higher level 27600 30200 33300 39200 44900
Benefit over the pay in the lower level 1200 900 1300 1700 2100
Percentage of benefit over the pay in the lower level 4.54 3.07 4.06 4.53 4.9
Details Level6 to 7 Level 7 to 8 Level 8 to 9 Level 9 to 10 Level 10 to 11
Pay in lower level 52000 66000 70000 77900 82400
Pay after adding one increment in lower level 53600 68000 72100 80200 84900
Pay in the higher level 53600 68000 73400 82400 85800
Benefit over the pay in the lower level 1600 2000 3400 4500 3400
Percentage of benefit over the pay in the lower level 3.07 3.03 4.85 5.77 4.12

Details Level 11 to 12 Level 12 to 13 Level 13 to 13A Level 13A to 14
Pay in lower level 99500 115800 174100 192500
Pay after adding one increment in lower level 102500 119300 179300 198300
Pay in the higher level 102800 122100 181500 199600
Benefit over the pay in the lower level 3300 6300 7400 7100
Percentage of benefit over the pay in the lower level 3.31 5.44 4.25 3.68
Details Level 4 to 5 Level 5 to 6 Level 6 to 7 Level 7 to 8 Level 8 to 9
Pay in lower level 37500 42800 52000 66000 70000
Pay after adding one increment in lower level 38600 44100 53600 68000 72100
Pay in the higher level 39200 44900 53600 68000 73400
Benefit over the pay in the lower level 1700 2100 1600 2000 3400
Percentage of benefit over the pay in the lower level 4.53 4.9 3.07 3.03 4.85

From the above it could be seen that the percentage increase for promotions from levels 2 to 3, 6 to 7 and 7 to 8 are the least.

Example:

A government servant has the pay of Rs. 56900 in level 6 is promoted to level 7. As per RP (Rules) 2016, his pay would be fixed as follows.
Pay in level 6 Rs. 56900
Pay In level 6 after adding one increment Rs. 58600
Pay in level 7 after his promotion: Rs. 58600, since there is equal stage in level 7.
In the modified form of the rule his pay would be fixed at Rs. 60400

This anomaly may be taken at appropriate level and revised orders may caused to be issued so that all officials are extended the same amount of benefit on promotion.

Thanking you.
From
Shri. R.Hariharakrishnan
Postmaster,Srivaikuntam HO Tamilnadu - 628601

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