Tuesday, July 26, 2016

7th CPC: Govt to set up anomalies committees

The Centre will set up anomalies committees to examine individual, post and cadre-specific anomalies arising out of implementation of the recommendations of seventh Central Pay Commission.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has been authorized to take action regarding pay and related issues concerning officers of all India services--Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS).

"Anomalies committees will be set up by Department of Personnel and Training to examine individual, post-specific and cadre-specific anomalies arising out of implementation of the recommendations of the Commission," the Finance Ministry said in an order notifying implementation of the pay panel's recommendations.

The three-member Seventh Central Pay Commission, which had submitted its report on November 19, 2015, was divided over the issue of financial and career-related edge given to IAS officers as against those belonging to the other services.

IAS officers presently get a two-year edge over other services for getting empanelled to come on deputation at the Center.

Besides, they also get two additional increments at the rate of 3 per cent over their basic pay at three promotion stages i.E., promotion to the Senior Time Scale (STS), to the Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) and to the Non-Functional Selection Grade (NFSG) after putting in about four, eight and 13 years of service, respectively.

A confederation representing thousands of officers of 20 civil services, including the IPS, have been demanding pay parity and other benefits enjoyed by IAS officers.

"Regarding pay and related issues concerning All India Services, appropriate action will be taken by Department of Personnel and Training to give effect to the decisions on these matters as may be applicable to them," the latest order issued yesterday said.

No annual increment for non-performing employees: Government

The recommendation of "withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service" has been "accepted", it said.
Central government employees will not get annual increment if their performance is not upto the mark, the Centre has said.

The benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation has been enhanced to “very good” from “good” level, the Finance Ministry said in an order notifying implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations.

The Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) scheme will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years of service as before, the Ministry said as it “accepted” the pay panel’s recommendations.
The recommendation of “withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service” has been “accepted”, it said.

The pay panel had in its report to the Centre said that there is a widespread perception that increments as well as upward movement in the hierarchy happen as a matter of course.

“The perception is that grant of MACP, although subject to the employee attaining the laid down threshold of performance, is taken for granted. This Commission believes that employees who do not meet the laid down performance criterion should not be allowed to earn future annual increments.

“The Commission is therefore proposing withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service. This will act as a deterrent for complacent and inefficient employees,” it had said.

There are about 50 lakh Central government employees.

Source : http://www.thehindu.com/

Points To Be Noted in Gazette Regarding 7th CPC

We are all aware that Gazette regarding 7th CPC is now released. There are some important points to be noted in this Gazette.

Let us see them one by one.

There shall be two dates for grant of increment namely, 1st January and 1st July of every year, instead of existing date of 1st July; provided that an employee shall be entitled to only one annual increment on either one of these two dates depending on the date of appointment, promotion or grant of financial up-gradation.
This is actually some good news for new recruits and who are about to get promotion to higher cadre. As per this point there will not be 6 months mandatory service requirement to get annual increment in the first year of appointment.

So we can assume that officials who joined the service on or after 1st day of January will get their annual increment on 1st day of January of the next year and for officials who have joined the service before 1st January will get their annual increment on 1st of July of every year.
The Commission’s recommendations and Government’s decision thereon with regard to revised pay structure for civilian employees of the Central Government and personnel of All India Services as specified at Annexure I and the consequent pay fixation therein as specified at Annexure II shall be effective from the 1st day of January, 2016. The arrears on this account shall be paid during the financial year 2016-2017. 
As per the above point it is mentioned that the arrears will be paid in this financial year itself but they have not mentioned the exact date of payment of arrears. At least we can expect the arrears before the end of this financial year itself.
The recommendations on Allowances (except Dearness Allowance) will be referred to a Committee comprising Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare, Personnel and Training, Posts and Chairman, Railway Board as Members. The Committee will submit its report within a period of four months. Till a final decision on Allowances is taken based on the recommendations of this Committee, all Allowances will continue to be paid at existing rates in existing pay structure, as if the pay had not been revised with effect from 1st day of January, 2016. 
This point tells us about the allowances. They have again created a panel which will give its report in 4 months period. Until that time we will get allowances at old rates only and in the existing pay structure itself. That means only our Basic Pay will change and all allowances will be paid as per old basic only till the new committee gives its report.


You can read the official Gazette by CLICKING HERE
The recommendations of the Commission relating to interest bearing Advances as well as interest free Advances have been accepted with the exception that interest free Advances for Medical Treatment, Travelling Allowance for family of deceased, Travelling Allowance on tour or transfer and Leave Travel Concession shall be retained.
According to this point it is clear that all advances are abolished except Medical advance , LTC advance, TA on tour or transfer and TA for family of deceased. All other advances like festival advance motor cycle advance etc have been abolished henceforth.
The recommendations of the Commission for increase in rates of monthly contribution towards Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) for various categories of employees has not been accepted. The existing rates of monthly contribution shall continue. Department of Expenditure and Department of Financial Services will work out a customised group insurance scheme for Central Government employees.
CGEGIS rates will continue at the same rates as now. May be a new group insurance scheme may come in future.

So these are the main points regarding the actual pay in the Gazette. As it is already 26th we cannot expect new salaries from this month itself. New increased salaries will be paid from august hopefully.

Mode of payment of arrears of pay - 7th CPC – Revised Pay Rules, 2016

Mode of payment of arrears of pay- 7th CPC – Revised Pay Rules, 2016:-

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Expenditure)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 25th July, 2016

14. Mode of payment of arrears of pay.—The arrears shall be paid during the Financial Year 2016-2017.

Explanation.- For the purpose of this rule, “arrears of pay” in relation to a Government servant, means the difference between-

(i) the aggregate of the pay and dearness allowance to which he is entitled on account of the revision of his pay under these rules for the period effective from the 1st day of January, 2016; and

(ii) the aggregate of the pay and dearness allowance to which he would have been entitled (whether such pay and dearness allowance had been received or not) for that period had his pay and allowances not been so revised.


















Fixation of pay of employees appointed by direct recruitment on or after 1st day of January, 2016 - 7th CPC – Revised Pay Rules, 2016

Fixation of pay of employees appointed by direct recruitment on or after 1st day of January, 2016 - 7th CPC – Revised Pay Rules, 2016:-

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Expenditure)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 25th July, 2016


Fixation of pay of employees appointed by direct recruitment on or after 1st day of January, 2016



8. Fixation of pay of employees appointed by direct recruitment on or after 1st day of January, 2016.- The pay of employees appointed by direct recruitment on or after 1st day of January, 2016 shall be fixed at the minimum pay or the first Cell in the Level, applicable to the post to which such employees are appointed:

Provided that where the existing pay of such employee appointed on or after 1st day of January, 2016 and before the date of notification of these rules, has already been fixed in the existing pay structure and if his existing emoluments happen to exceed the minimum pay or the first Cell in the Level, as applicable to the post to which he is appointed on or after 1st day of January, 2016, such difference shall be paid as personal pay to be absorbed in future increments in pay.

7TH PAY COMMISSION – REVISED PAY RULES, 2016 - TITLE, COMMENCEMENT, DEFINITION AND APPLICATION OF RULES

7th Pay Commission – Revised Pay Rules, 2016

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Expenditure)

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 25th July, 2016


G.S.R. 721(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309, and clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General in relation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules, namely :-

1. Short title and commencement. – 
(1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016. 

(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of January, 

2. Categories of Government servants to whom the rules apply.- 
(1) Save as otherwise provided by or under these rules, these rules shall apply to persons appointed to civil services and posts in connection with the affairs of the Union whose pay is debitable to the Civil Estimates as also to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department.

(2) These rules shall not apply to –
(i) persons appointed to the Central Civil Services and posts in Group ‘A’, ’B’ and ’C’, under the administrative control of the Administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh; 

(ii) persons locally recruited for services in Diplomatic, Consular or other Indian establishments in foreign countries; 

(iii) persons not in whole-time employment; 

(iv) persons paid out of contingencies; 

(v) persons paid otherwise than on a monthly basis including those paid only on a piece rate basis; 

(vi) persons employed on contract except where the contract provides otherwise; 

(vii) persons re-employed in Government service after retirement; 

(viii) any other class or category of persons whom the President may, by order, specifically exclude from the operation of all or any of the provisions contained in these rules.

3. Definitions —In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,- 

(i) “existing basic pay” means pay drawn in the prescribed existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or Pay in the existing scale; 

(ii) “existing Pay Band and Grade Pay” in relation to a Government servant means the Pay Band and the Grade Pay applicable to the post held by the Government servant as on the date immediately before the notification of these rules whether in a substantive capacity or in officiating capacity; 

(iii) “existing scale” in relation to a Government servant means the pay scale applicable to the post held by the Government servant as on the date immediately before the notification of these rules in the Higher Administrative Grade, Higher Administrative Grade+, Apex scale and that applicable to Cabinet Secretary whether in a substantive or officiating capacity; 

(iv) “existing pay structure ” in relation to a Government servant means the present system of Pay Band and Grade Pay or the Pay Scale applicable to the post held by the Government servant as on the date immediately before the coming into force of these rules whether in a substantive or officiating capacity. 
Explanation.- The expressions “existing basic pay”, “existing Pay Band and Grade Pay” and “existing scale”, in respect of a Government servant who on the 1st day of January, 2016 was on deputation out of India or on leave or on foreign service, or who would have on that date officiated in one or more lower posts but for his officiating in a higher post, shall mean such basic pay, Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale in relation to the post which he would have held but for his being on deputation out of India or on leave or on foreign service or officiating in higher post, as the case may be; 
(v) “existing emoluments” mean the sum of (i) existing basic pay and (ii) existing dearness allowance at index average as on 1st day of January, 2006; 

(vi) “Pay Matrix” means Matrix specified in Part A of the Schedule, with Levels of pay arranged in vertical cells as assigned to corresponding existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale; 

(vii) “Level” in the Pay Matrix shall mean the Level corresponding to the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale specified in Part A of the Schedule; 

(viii) “pay in the Level” means pay drawn in the appropriate Cell of the Level as specified in Part A of the Schedule; 

(ix) “revised pay structure” in relation to a post means the Pay Matrix and the Levels specified therein corresponding to the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale of the post unless a different revised Level is notified separately for that post; 

(x) “basic pay” in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix; 

(xi) “revised emoluments” means the pay in the Level of a Government servant in the revised pay structure; and 

(xii) “Schedule” means a schedule appended to these rules.

4. Level of posts.– The Level of posts shall be determined in accordance with the various Levels as assigned to the corresponding existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale as specified in the Pay Matrix.

5. Drawal of pay in the revised pay structure.– Save as otherwise provided in these rules, a Government servant shall draw pay in the Level in the revised pay structure applicable to the post to which he is appointed: 

Provided that a Government servant may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until the date on which he earns his next or any subsequent increment in the existing pay structure or until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure:

Provided further that in cases where a Government servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of these rules on account of promotion or upgradation, the Government servant may elect to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation, as the case may be.

Explanation 1.- The option to retain the existing pay structure under the provisos to this rule shall be admissible only in respect of one existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale.

Explanation 2.– The aforesaid option shall not be admissible to any person appointed to a post for the first time in Government service or by transfer from another post on or after the 1st day of January, 2016, and he shall be allowed pay only in the revised pay structure.

Explanation 3.– Where a Government servant exercises the option under the provisos to this rule to retain the existing pay structure of a post held by him in an officiating capacity on a regular basis for the purpose of regulation of pay in that pay structure under Fundamental Rule 22, or under any other rule or order applicable to that post, his substantive pay shall be substantive pay which he would have drawn had he retained the existing pay structure in respect of the permanent post on which he holds a lien or would have held a lien had his lien not been suspended or the pay of the officiating post which has acquired the character of substantive pay in accordance with any order for the time being in force, whichever is higher.



Source-http://www.finmin.nic.in/7cpc/7thCPC_revisedpayrules25072016.pdf

7th Pay Commission – Revised Pay Rules, 2016 - Exercise of option

7th Pay Commission – Revised Pay Rules, 2016 - Exercise of option

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Expenditure)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 25th July, 2016



6. Exercise of option.-

(1) The option under the provisos to rule 5 shall be exercised in writing in the form appended to these rules so as to reach the authority mentioned in sub-rule (2) within three months of the date of notification of these rules or where any revision in the existing pay structure is made by any order subsequent to the date of notification of these rules, within three months of the date of such order:
Provided that-

(i) in the case of a Government servant who is, on the date of such notification or, as the case may be, date of such order, out of India on leave or deputation or foreign service or active service, the said option shall be exercised in writing so as to reach the said authority within three months of the date of his taking charge of his post in India; and

(ii) where a Government servant is under suspension on the 1st day of January, 2016, the option may be exercised within three months of the date of his return to his duty if that date is later than the date prescribed in this sub-rule.
(2) The option shall be intimated by the Government servant to the Head of his Office along with an undertaking, in the form appended to these rules.


(3) If the intimation regarding option is not received by the authority within the time specified in sub- rule (1), the Government servant shall be deemed to have elected to be governed by the revised pay structure with effect from the 1st day of January, 2016

The option once exercised shall be

Note 1: Persons whose services were terminated on or after 1st January, 2016 and who could not exercise the option within the prescribed time limit, on account of discharge on the expiry of the sanctioned posts, resignation, dismissal or discharge on disciplinary grounds, shall be entitled to exercise option under sub-rule (1).

Note 2: Persons who have died on or after the 1st day of January, 2016 and could not exercise the option within prescribed time limit are deemed to have opted for the revised pay structure on and from the 1st day of January, 2016 or such later date as is most beneficial to their dependents if the revised pay structure is more favorable and in such cases, necessary action for payment of arrears shall be taken by the Head of Office.

Note 3: Persons who were on earned leave or any other leave on 1st day of January, 2016 which entitled them to leave salary shall be entitled to exercise option under sub-rule (1).

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7th Pay Commission Gazette Notification: PAY MATRIX

7th Pay Commission Gazette Notification: PAY MATRIX

ORDER 

Ordered that this Resolution be published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary.

Ordered that a copy of this Resolution be communicated to the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India, State Governments, Administrations of Union Territories and all other concerned. 

R.K. CHATURVEDI, Jt. Secy.

Revision of Fixed Stationary Charges (FSC) for Post Offices, SBCO in HOs and IP/ASP


Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 notified in Gazette

Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 notified in Gazette
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7th Pay Commission Gazette Notification – Published in www.egazette.nic.in




List of cases of upgradation of posts recommended by 7th Central Pay Commission to be referred to Department of Personnel and Training

SEVENTH PAY COMMISSION GAZETTE NOTIFICATION
Annexure III

List of cases of upgradation of posts recommended by 7th Central Pay Commission to be referred to Department of Personnel and Training

A (I). Upgradation other than Apex Level :

Sl. No.Name of Posts
(Para No. of Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission)
Present Grade PayGrade Pay recommended by Seventh Central Pay Commission
1Junior Radiographer of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Administration (7.7.50)20002800
2Preservation Assistant, Botanical Survey of India, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (11.16.19)20002400
3Senior Technical Assistant (Survey), Ministry of Mines (11.29.15)42004600
4Senior Technical Assistant (Drawing), Ministry of Mines (11.29.15)42004600
5Technical Officer, Office of Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textile
(11.49.9)
42004600
6Assistant Director Grade-II (Technical), Ministry of Textile (11.49.9)46004800
7Assistant Accounts Officer, Finance Division of Defence, Ministry of Defence (11.12.140)48005400 (PB-2) on completion of 4 years service
8Senior Section Officer (Accounts), Ministry of Railways (11.40.83)4800
9Senior Travelling Inspector (Accounts), Ministry of Railways (11.40.83)4800
10Senior Inspector (Store Accounts), Ministry of Railways (11.40.83)4800
11Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA), Ministry of Railways (11.40.124)42004600
12Chemical and Metallurgical Superintendent (CMS), Ministry of Railways (11.40.124)46004800
13Assistant Chemist and Metallurgist, Ministry of Railways (11.40.124)48005400 (PB-2)

A (II) Up-gradation to Apex scale:

Sl. No.Name of Posts
(Para No. of Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission)
1Director General (Indian Coast Guard) (11.12.27)
2Director General, Central Statistics Office, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (11.47.9)
3Vice President of Income Tax Tribunal, Department of Legal Affairs (11.27.27)
4Head, National Defence College (NDC), New Delhi (14.21)
5Head, National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune (14.21)
6Head, Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington (14.21)

B. Cases  recommended  by  Seventh  Central  Pay  Commission  in  which  no  action  is  required :

Sl. No.Name of Posts
(Para No. of Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission)
Present Grade PayGrade Pay recommended by Seventh Central Pay CommissionRemarks
1Agriculture Assistant, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
(11.23.170)
24002800Posts do not exist
2Gardner overseer, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
(11.23.170)
24002800
3Group Level Worker, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
(11.23.170)
24002800
4Extension Officer (Agriculture) Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
(11.23.170)
24002800
5Farm Manager Junior, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
(11.23.170)
24002800
6Assistant Store Keeper, Indian Bureau of Mines
(11.49.9)
19002400This post already exists in Grade Pay 2400

Source: egazette.nic.in

Recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission : Decision of the Government

7th Pay Commission Gazette Notification - ANNEXURE II 

Statement showing the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission on Pay relating to Civilian employees in Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ and personnel of All India Services and Government’s decisions thereon.
Sl. No.Recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay CommissionDecision of the Government
1Minimum pay in government with effect from 01.01.2016 at Rs. 18000 per month (Para 4.2.13 of the Report)Accepted
2Pay Matrix comprising two dimensions having horizontal range in which each level corresponds to a “functional role in the hierarchy” with number assigned 1, 2, 3 and so on till 18 and “vertical range” denoting “pay progression”. These indicate the steps of annual financial progression (Para 5.1.21 of the Report)Accepted
3On recruitment, an employee joins at a particular level and progresses within the level as per the vertical range. The movement is usually on an annual basis, based on annual increments till the time of their next promotion. (Para 5.1.22 of the Report)Accepted
4The fitment factor of 2.57 to be applied uniformly for all employees. (Para 5.1.27 of the Report)Accepted
5Pay of employees to be fixed in the revised Pay Structure in the manner laid down in Paras 5.1.28 and 5.1.29 of the Report.Accepted
6In case of upgrading of posts recommended by the Commission, the pay may be fixed in revised Pay Structure in manner laid down in Para 5.1.30 of the Report.Accepted. The recommendation regarding downgrading not accepted and, therefore, no occasion for fixation on downgrading of posts.
7Pay of direct recruits will start at the minimum pay corresponding to the Level to which recruitment is made, which will be the first cell of each Level in the Matrix (Para 5.1.32 of the Report)Accepted
8On promotion, pay of employees to be fixed in the manner laid down in Para 5.1.33 of the Report.Accepted

II. Annual Increments:

Sl. No.Recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay CommissionDecision of the Government
1The manner of drawal of annual increment to be as laid down in Para 5.1.53 of the Report.Accepted

III. Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme:

Sl. No.Recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay CommissionDecision of the Government
1MACP will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before. In the new Pay Matrix, the employee will move to immediate next Level in hierarchy. Fixation of pay will follow the same principle as that for a regular promotion in the Pay Matrix. MACPS will continue to be applicable to all employees up to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) level except members of Organised Group ‘A’ Services. (Para 5.1.44 of the Report)Accepted
2Benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgrdation under MACPS to be enhanced from “Good” to “Very Good”. (Para 5.1.45 of the Report)Accepted
3Withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service. (Para 5.1.46 of the Report)Accepted

  IV. Consolidated Pay package in Regulatory Bodies:

Sl. No.Recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay CommissionDecision of the Government
1Consolidated pay package of Rs. 4,50,000 (Rupees Four Lakh and Fifty Thousand only) for Chairpersons of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, Securities and Exchange Board of India, Competition Commission of India, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority, and Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Para No. 13.15 (i) of the Report)Accepted
2Consolidated pay package of Rs. 4,00,000 (Rupees Four Lakh only) for Members of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, Securities and Exchange Board of India, Competition Commission of India, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority, and Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Para No. 13.15 (i) of the Report)Accepted
3Consolidated pay package in above cases to be raised by 25 percent as and when Dearness Allowance goes up by 50 percent. All other benefits, including Travelling Allowance/Daily Allowance on tour etc., to be provided by the Regulatory Bodies as per their rules and regulations. (Para No. 13.15 (ii) of the Report)Accepted
4Normal replacement pay for existing Members of the remaining regulatory bodies set up under Acts of Parliament. (Para No. 13.15 (iii) of the Report)Accepted

  V. Dearness Allowance:


Sl. No.Recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay CommissionDecision of the Government
1Existing formula and methodology for calculating Dearness Allowance to continue (Para 8.17.37 of the Report)Accepted

Annual Increment in 7th CPC: Two Options i.e. 1st January and 1st July are provided

Annual Increment in 7th CPC: Two Options i.e. 1st January and 1st July are provided

As per 7th CPC Notification issued by Govt on egazzete.nic.in the two increment option has been provided by govt. 

5. There shall be two dates for grant of increment namely, 1st January and 1st July of every year, instead of existing date of 1st July; provided that an employee shall be entitled to only one annual increment on either one of these two dates depending on the date of appointment, promotion or grant of financial up-gradation.


RECOMMENDATION REGADRDING ANNUAL INCREMENT BY 7TH PAY COMMISSION
Annual Increment

5.1.38 The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3 percent.

5.1.53 Annual Increment
Suppose, Ms. ABC, who, after having been fixed in the Pay Matrix, is drawing a Basic Pay of Rs.32,300 in Level 4. When she gets an annual increment on 1st of July, she will just move one stage down in the same Level. Hence, after increment, her pay will be Rs.33,300.
Pay Band
5200-20200
Grade Pay
1800
1900
2000
2400
2800
Entry Pay (EP)
7000
7730
8460
9910
11360
Levels
1
2
3
4
5
Index
2.57
2.57
2.57
2.57
2.57
1
18000
19900
21700
25500
29200
2
18500
20500
22400
26300
30100
3
19100
21100
23100
27100
31000
4
19700
21700
23800
27900
31900
5
20300
22400
24500
28700
32900
6
20900
23100
25200
29600
33900
7
21500
23800
26000
30500
34900
8
22100
24500
26800
31400
35900
9
22800
25200
27600
32300
37000
10
23500
26000
28400
33300
38100
11
24200
26800
29300
34300
39200

HIGH LIGHTS: GAZETTE NOTIFICATION RELEASED ON 25.7.2016 ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF 7TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS

GAZETTE NOTIFICATION RELEASED BY THE GOVERNMENT ON 25.7.2016 ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF 7TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS

NEW DELHI, MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016/ SRAVANA 3, 1938.

HIGH LIGHTS :
4.
  1. The Pay Matrix, in replacement of the Pay Bands and Grade Pays as in force immediately prior to the notification of this Resolution, shall be as specified in Annexure I in respect of civilian employees. 
  2. With regard to fixation of pay of the employee in the new Pay Matrix as on 1 day of January, 2016, the existing pay (Pay in Pay Band plus Grade Pay) in the pre-revised structure as on 31st day of December, 2015 shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57. The figure so arrived at is to be located in the Level corresponding to employee’s Pay Band and Grade Pay or Pay Scale in the new Pay Matrix. If a Cell identical with the figure so arrived at is available in the appropriate Level, that Cell shall be the revised pay; otherwise the next higher cell in that Level shall be the revised pay of the employee. 
  3. After fixation of pay in the appropriate Level as specified in sub-paragraph (2) above, the subsequent increments in the Level shall be at the immediate next Cell in the Level. 

5. There shall be two dates for grant of increment namely, 1st January and 1 st July of every year, instead of existing date of 1 st July; provided that an employee shall be entitled to only one annual increment on either one of these two dates depending on the date of appointment, promotion or grant of financial up-gradation. 

6. The Commission’s recommendations and Government’s decision thereon with regard to revised pay structure for civilian employees of the Central Government and personnel of All India Services as specified at Annexure I and the consequent pay fixation therein as specified at Annexure II shall be effective from the 1 st day of January, 2016. The arrears on this account shall be paid during the financial year 2016-2017. 


7. The recommendations on Allowances (except Dearness Allowance) will be referred to a Committee comprising Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare, Personnel and Training, Posts and Chairman, Railway Board as Members. The Committee will submit its report within a period of four months. Till a final decision on Allowances is taken based on the recommendations of this Committee, all Allowances will continue to be paid at existing rates in existing pay structure, as if the pay had not been revised with effect from 1 st day of January, 2016.


8. The recommendations of the Commission relating to interest bearing Advances as well as interest free Advances have been accepted with the exception that interest free Advances for Medical Treatment, Travelling Allowance for family of deceased, Travelling Allowance on tour or transfer and Leave Travel Concession shall be retained. 


9. The recommendations of the Commission for increase in rates of monthly contribution towards Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) for various categories of employees has not been accepted. The existing rates of monthly contribution shall continue. Department of Expenditure and Department of Financial Services will work out a customised group insurance scheme for Central Government employees. 


10. The Government has accepted the recommendations of the Commission on upgrading of posts except for those specified at Annexure III. The recommendations on upgradation specified at Annexure III will be separately examined by Department of Personnel and Training for taking a comprehensive view in the matter. 


11. The Government has not accepted the recommendations of the Commission on downgrading of posts and normal replacement will be provided in such cases. 


12. While revising the pay of Doctors in respect of whom Non Practicing Allowance is admissible and Railway employees in respect of whom Running Allowance is admissible, it will be ensured that the actual raise in pay at the time of initial fixation is about 14.29 percent as
recommended by the Commission. 


13. The pay of officers posted on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme will be protected and the difference in the pay will be given to them in the form of Personal Pay to be made effective from the date of notification. 

14. Recommendations not relating to pay, pension and allowances and other administrative issues specific to Departments/Cadres/Posts will be examined by the Ministries/Departments concerned as per the Allocation of Business Rules or Transaction of Business Rules. Until a decision is taken by the Government on administrative issues pertaining to (i) Non Functional Upgradation (NFU) presently admissible to the Indian Police Service/Indian Forest Service and Organised Group ‘A’ Services, (ii) two years’ edge to Indian Administrative Service officers vis-a-vis other All India Services/Organised Group ‘A’ Services in empanelment under Central Staffing Scheme, (iii) grant of two additional increments at Senior Time Scale, Junior Administrative Grade and Selection Grade to Indian Police Service and Indian Forest Service at par with Indian Administrative Service and Indian Foreign Service (iv) a uniform retirement age for all ranks in Central Armed Police Forces, where the Commission could not arrive at a consensus, status quo shall be maintained. 


15. A Committee of Secretaries comprising Secretaries of Departments of Personnel and Training, Financial Services and Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare will be set up to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of the National Pension System (NPS). 


16. Anomalies Committees will be set up by Department of Personnel and Training to examine individual, post-specific and cadre-specific anomalies arising out of implementation of the recommendations of the Commission. 


17. Regarding pay and related issues concerning All India Services, appropriate action will be taken by Department of Personnel and Training to give effect to the decisions on these matters as may be applicable to them. 


18. The Government of India wishes to place on record their appreciation of the work done by the Commission. 

ORDER


Ordered that this Resolution be published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary.

Ordered that a copy of this Resolution be communicated to the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India, State Governments, Administrations of Union Territories and all other concerned. 

R.K. CHATURVEDI, Jt. Secy.
ANNEXURE I - PAY MATRIX.

ANNEXURE II


Statement showing the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission on Pay relating to Civilian employees in Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ and personnel of All India Services and Government’s decisions thereon.

I. Pay Fixation in revised Pay Structure:

Sl. No.    Recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay                            Decision of the Government 
               Commission


1.           Minimum pay in government with effect from                           Accepted  
              01.01.2016 at Rs. 18000 per month (Para 4.2.13
              of the Report) 

2.           Pay Matrix comprising two dimensions having                          Accepted      
              horizontal range in which each level corresponds
              to a “functional role in the hierarchy” with
              number assigned 1, 2, 3 and so on till 18 and
             “vertical range” denoting “pay progression”.
             These indicate the steps of annual financial
             progression (Para 5.1.21 of the Report) 

3.         On recruitment, an employee joins at a particular                        Accepted  
             level and progresses within the level as per the
             vertical range. The movement is usually on an
             annual basis, based on annual increments till the
             time of their next promotion. (Para 5.1.22 of the
             Report) 

4.          The fitment factor of 2.57 to be applied                                       Accepted  
             uniformly for all employees. (Para 5.1.27 of the
             Report) 


II. Annual Increments:

Sl.No.   Recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay                     Decision of the Government  
             Commission

1.        The manner of drawal of annual increment to be                            Accepted 
           as laid down in Para 5.1.53 of the Report. 

III. Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme:

Sl. No. Recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay                      Decision of the Government   
            Commission

1. MACP will continue to be administered at 10, 20                                  Accepted  
and 30 years as before. In the new Pay Matrix,
the employee will move to immediate next Level
in hierarchy. Fixation of pay will follow the same
principle as that for a regular promotion in the
Pay Matrix. MACPS will continue to be
applicable to all employees up to Higher
Administrative Grade (HAG) level except
members of Organised Group ‘A’ Services. (Para
5.1.44 of the Report) 

2. Benchmark for performance appraisal for                                            Accepted       
promotion and financial ungrdation under
MACPS to be enhanced from “Good” to “Very
Good”. (Para 5.1.45 of the Report) 

3. Withholding of annual increments in the case of                                  Accepted 
those employees who are not able to meet the
benchmark either for MACP or a regular
promotion within the first 20 years of their
service. (Para 5.1.46 of the Report) 

V. Dearness Allowance: 

Sl. No.      Recommendation of the Seventh Central                        Decision of the Government

                Pay Commission

1. Existing formula and methodology for                                 
calculating Dearness Allowance to  continue
(Para 8.17.37 of the Report)                                                 Accepted. The reference base for
                                                                                              calculation of Dearness Allowance after
                                                                                              coming into force of the revised Pay
                                                                                              structure shall undergo change
                                                                                              accordingly and will be linked to the
                                                                                              average index as on 01.01.2016.

NO REFERENCE FOR UPGRADED PRE REVISED SCALE TO POSTAL EMPLOYEES.
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