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7th pay commission allowance committee report will be submitted within a week-NC JCM

Shiva Gopal Mishra Secretary National Council(Staff Side) Joint Consultative Machinery for Central Government Employees 13-C, Fer...

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Revise the 7th cpc HRA and other allowances-Confederation

The date of effect of allowances.

Comrades,
        The Central Government employees are always be cheated in respect of date of implementation of allowances especially on HRA , from past twenty years it is observed that these allowances are issued from a later date in 5th CPC case it was issued after 20 months , in case of 6th CPC it was issued after 32 months  , in 7th CPC we hoped it will be issued in 7 months , but it was not the case , now it is likely to be issued only after 11 months . There by causing financial loss to the employees, the cost of living index is going up every month, but the allowances especially the HRA is not issued from the date of effect of the pay commission.

The following are the facts :            
 The Fifth Central Pay Commission was set up by the Government of India by Resolution No. 5(12)/E. III/93 dated 9th April, 1994.  The Commission submitted on the 30th January, 1997. The revised allowances, other than dearness allowance, was  effective from 1st day of August, 1997 instead of 1st January 1996.

 The Government constituted the Sixth Central Pay Commission vide Resolution No. 5/2/2006-E.III(A) dated October 5, 2006. and Gazette Notification for implementation of 6th CPC was issued on 29th August 2008, all allowances were issued effective from 1st August 2008 instead of 1st January 2006.

In a resolution dated 28th February, 2014, Government of India has appointed the Seventh Central Pay Commission. The Gazette Notification for implementation of 7th CPC was issued on 25th July 2016 (without allowances) , all allowances are likely to be issued from 1st December 2016 instead of instead of 1st January 2016 after a committee headed by the Finance Secretary gives its report .

The present HRA and other allowances as per 6th CPC is totally insufficient, the cost of housing has gone up drastically and cost of living has gone up hence urgent need to revise the HRA and other allowances , we hope the Government to review the allowances at the earliest, so that the Central Government employees will get the enhanced allowances especially HRA from 1st July 2016 as per earlier practices.

                                                                  Comradely yours

                                                                      (P.S.Prasad)
                                                               General Secretary  

7th CPC DA calculation should give same benefit of Sixth CPC

An interesting point is raised by Mr. Alpesh on 7th CPC DA calculation as it is not giving the DA benefit we supposed to get from sixth CPC

A Comparison of current DA vs 7th Pay Commission DA

As per this current DA calculator

6th pay DA would be 7% and

7th pay DA is 2% from July onwards.

Now if we see this figures logically there is great disappointment. We actually can’t get 7th pay DA hike at least same as currently available system of 6th pay DA hike.

7th pay commission has raised basic pay with Multiplication factor 2.57.

Then logically DA revision pattern would also be such as which at least should maintain equivalency of 2.57 factor.

For example…

If one’s Basic pay in 6th CPC is Rs. 20000, So with fitment factor of 2.57 his Basic Pay in 7th pay will be 51400.

So as per DA calculator,  7% DA rise on 6th CPC Basic Pay will be Rs.1400 .

      2% DA rise on 7th CPC Basic Pay  will be 1028.

So current applicable DA system is clearly failing to maintain the parity between 6th pay and 7th pay consideration.

In order to achieve this balance either DA Calculation system or 7th pay fitment factor should be amended.

Suppose if  we think fitment factor should be amended to maintain the parity in DA Rates between Sixth and 7th CPC, then the should be such basic to be fixed so as give its 2% value as Rs. 1400.

Thus, the 7th CPC Basic Pay to be revised as Rs. 70000 instead of Rs. 51400.

And to arrive 70000 as basic Pay, the fitment factor should be revised to  3.5…!!!

If this issue is not considered timely then employee will suffer for upcoming 10 years.

Source:http://www.gservants.com/2016/07/30/7th-cpc-da-calculation-should-give-same-benefit-of-sixth-cpc/13934/

Expected da from july 2016 -AICPIN JUNE PUBLISHED BY LB

No.5/1/2016- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

‘CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 29th July, 2016

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – June, 2016

The All-India CPI-IW for June, 2016 increased by 2 points and pegged at 277 (two hundred and seventy seven). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.73 per cent between May, 2016 and June, 2016 when compared with the increase of (+) 1.16 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 2.51 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat, Besan, Black Gram, Gram Dal, Groundnut Oil, Eggs (Hen), Goat meat, Poultry (Chicken), Milk, Garlic, Onion, Tomato, Potato Brinjal, Cabbage, other seasonal Vegetables, Tea Leaf, Doctors’ Fee, Petrol, Repair Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Arhar Dal, Fish Fresh, Coconut, Mango (Ripe), Electricity Charges, putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 6.13 per cent for June, 2016 as compared to 6.59 per cent for the previous month and 6.10 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 8.33 per cent against 8.48 per cent of the previous month and 6.67 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Mercara reported the maximum increase of 13 points followed by Vadodara (12 points), Darjeeling and Ahmedabad (10 points each), Bhavnagar (9 points) and Nagpur (8 points). Among others, 7 points increase was observed in 2 centres, 6 points in 5 centres, 5 points in 5 centres, 4 points in 5 centres, 3 points in 12 centres, 2 points in 15 centres and I point in 14 centres. On the contrary, Quilon recorded a maximum decrease of 6 points followed by Chennai (4 points), Salem (3 points) and Coonoor (2 points). Among others, 1 point decrease was observed in 3 centres. Rest of the 7 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 34 centres are above All-India Index and other 44 centres’ indices are below national average.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of July, 2016 will be released on Wednesday, 31st August, 2016. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

(SHYAM SINGH NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL

Source: http://labourbureau.nic.in/Press_Note_CPI_IW_June_16_EH.pdf

CBDT extends due date for filing of Income Tax Returns to 5th August, 2016

The due date for filing of Income tax returns by certain persons under the Income Tax Act is 31st July of the following year. However, taking into consideration the strike by Public Sector Banks (PSBs) on Friday, 29th July, 2016 and the last date for filing of returns being a Sunday, 31st July, 2016, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has decided to extend the last date for such returns which were due on 31st July, 2016 to 5th August, 2016. This extension would apply to taxpayers all over India except the state of J&K.

For taxpayers located in the State of Jammu & Kashmir, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has decided to extend the last date for such returns which were due on 31st July, 2016 to 31st August, 2016 in view of the general disruption of normal life in the last few days.

Source:http://www.pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

7 TH PAY ARREARS-PAY FIXATION -FINMIN ORDER

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department Of Expenditure
(Implementation Cell, 7 CPC)

Room No. 214, The Ashok
New Delhi, the 29th July, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission- Fixation of pay and Payment of arrears – instructions Regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department Of Expenditure’s Resolution No. 1-2/2016-IC dated 25/07/2016, bringing out the decisions of the Government On the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission as well as the consequent promulgation of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, notified vide G.S.R NO. 721(E) dated 25th July, 2016 regarding fixation Of pay in the revised pay structure effective from 01.01.2016 and to say the provisions governing such fixation Of pay have been clearly enunciated in the said Rules.

2. Accordingly in pursuance of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016, appropriate necessary action to fix the pay of the employees covered thereunder in the revised pay structure needs to be carried out forthwith in accordance with the provisions contained therein. In order to facilitate a smooth and systematic fixation of pay, a proforma for the purpose (Statement of Fixation of Pay) is enclosed at Annexure. The statement of fixation of pay in revised pay structure as per CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 be prepared in triplicate and one copy thereof be placed in the Service Book of the employee concerned and another copy made available to the concerned accounting authorities [Chief Controller Of Accounts/Controller Of Accounts/Accounts Officer] for post-check.

3. The revised pay structure effective from 01.012016 includes the Dearness Allowance of 125% sanctioned from 01.01 2016 in the pre-revised pay structure. Thus, Dearness Allowance in the revised pay structure shall be zero from 01.01.2016. The rate and the date of effect of the first installment of Dearness Allowance in the revised pay structure shall be as per the orders to be issued in this behalf in future.

4. The decision on the revised rates and the date of effect of all Allowances (other than Dearness Allowance), based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission shall be notified subsequently and separately. Until then, all such Allowances shall continue to be reckoned and paid at the existing rates under the terms and conditions prevailing in the pre-revised pay structure as if the existing pay structure has not been revised under the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 issued on 25.072016

5. The contributions under the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) shall Continue to be applicable under the existing rates until further orders,

6. The existing system on interest free advances for medical treatment, Travelling Allowance for family Of deceased, Travelling Allowance on tour or transfer and Leave Travel Concession shall continue as hitherto.

7. The arrears as accruing on account Of revised pay consequent upon fixation Of pay under CCS Rules. 2016 with effect from 01 012016 shall be paid in cash in one installment along with the payment Of salary for the month Of August, 2016, after making necessary adjustment on account of GPF and NPS, as applicable, in view of the revised pay. DDOs/PAOs shall ensure that action is taken simultaneously in regard to Government’s contribution towards enhanced subscription.

8. With a view to expediting the authorization and disbursement of arrears, it has been decided that the arrear claims may be paid without pre-check Of the fixation of pay in the revised scales of pay, However, the facilities to disburse arrears without pre-check of fixation of pay will not be available in respect of those Government servants who have relinquished service on account of dismissal, resignation, discharge, retirement etc. after the date Of implementation of the Pay Commission’s recommendations but before the preparation and drawl Of the arrears claims, as well as in respect of those employees who had expired prior to exercising their option for the drawal of pay in the revised scales.

9. The requirement of pre-check of pay fixation having been dispensed with, it is not unlikely that the arrears due in some cases may be computed incorrectly leading to overpayments that might have to be recovered subsequently. Therefore, the Drawing & Disbursing Officers should make it clear to the employees under their administrative control, while disbursing the arrears; that the payments are being made subject to adjustment from amounts that may be due to them subsequently should any discrepancies be noticed later. For this purpose, an undertaking as prescribed as per a “Form of Option” under Rule 6(2) of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 shall be obtained in writing from every employee at the time of exercising option under Rule 6(1) thereof,

10. In authorizing the arrears, Income Tax as due may also be deducted and credited to Government in accordance with the instructions on the subject.

11. On receipt of the necessary options, action for drawal and disbursement Of arrears should be completed immediately.

12. Hindi version will follow.

(R.K Chaturvedi)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Souce:http://finmin.nic.in/7cpc/7thCPC_Implementation_payfixation_Arrears29072016.pdf

Friday, July 29, 2016

Secretary Staff Side writes to Home Minister for early redressal of Minimum pay and Fitment factor issues in 7th pay commission

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph.: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NC/JCM/7th CPC/2016
Dated: 26th July 2016
Shri Rajnath Singh,
Hon’ble Minister for Home Affairs,
(Government of India)
North Block,
Central Secretariat,
New Delhi-110 001

Respected Sir,

We solicit your kind attention towards the discussion we had with your goodself on 30.06.2016, wherein Hon’ble Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, and Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha, were also present.

In the background of issuance of the Notification by the Government of India today (26.07.2016) to give effect to the recommendations of the 7th CPC as per 29th June, 2016 Cabinet decision, we request you to expedite action for setting up the proposed “High Level Committee” to review Minimum Wage and Fitment Multiplication Factor as was promised in the 30th June, 2016 meeting, which paved way for deferment of “Indefinite strike” which was commenced to be held from 11th July 2016.

We shall be grateful, if necessary orders are issued for setting up the said committee without further delay.

With Kind Regards!

Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secreary(Staff Side) NC/JCM & Convener

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/2016/secretary-staff-side-writes-to-home-minister-for-early-redressal-of-minimum-pay-and-fitment-factor-issues/

7TH CPC GAZETTE NOTIFICATION Upgraded Levels for Certain Posts

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

PART C

UPGRADED LEVELS FOR CERTAIN POSTS IN MINISTRIES, DEPARTMENTS AND UNION TERRITORIES


The Level in the revised pay structure mentioned in column (5) for the posts mentioned in column (2) of the Table below have been approved by the Government and the initial fixation as on the 1st day of January, 2016 shall be made in accordance with sub-rule (2) of rule 7: 

Sl. No
 
Name of the post
 
Existing Grade Pay
Revised Pay Structure
Existing Grade Pay
Grade Pay corresponding to which revised levels have been recommended
Level in pay Matrix
Para No. of the Report
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
Department of Animal Husbandry, Ministry of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers welfare
1. Sheep shearer cum supervisor in Central Sheep Breeding Farm 
1900
2400
L-4
An appropriate level between level 4 and level 2 shall be introduced.
11.1.38
Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy
2. Research Assistant of Pharmacopoeia Lab for Indian Medicine 
2800
4200
L-6
11.3.11
Department of Posts
3. Inspector (Posts) 
4200
4600
L-7
11.8.21
4. Assistant Superintendent 
4600
4800
L-8
11.8.21
Superintendent (Post) 
4800
5400 (PB-2)
L-9
11.8.21
Ministry of Culture
Assistant Archivist in National Archives of India 
4200
4600
L-7
11.11.17
Archivist in National Archives of India 
4600
4800
L-8
11.11.17
Scientific Officer in National archives of India 
4600
4800 and non Functional Selection Grade 5400 (PB-2) after 4 years
L-8 and L-9 as Non Functional Selection Grade after 4 years
11.11.22
Technical Restorer in National Research Laboratory for conservation of Cultural Property 
2800
4200
L-6
The post shall be merged with senior conservation assistant
11.11.28
Ministry of health and family welfare
10 Junior ECG Technician of Dr.Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital 
2400
2800
L-5
11.20.38
Ministry of Home Affairs
11 Assistant Central Intelligence Officer-I of Intelligence Bureau 
4600
4800
L-8
11.22.85
12 Assistant Central Intelligence Office-II of Intelligence Bureau 
4200
4600
L-7
11.22.85
Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
13 Sanitary Inspector in Department of Rural Development 
2400
2800
L-5
11.23.46
14 Seacunny of Department of Shipping 
1800
2000
L-3
11.23.54
15 Junior Agriculture Assistant/Junior Soil Conservation Assistant of Department of Agriculture 
2400
2800
L-5
Merger with Agriculture Assistant/Soil conservation Assistant
11.23.60
16 Bus Conductors of Transport Department 
1800
1900
L-2
11.23.69
Union Territory of Lakshadweep
17 Agricultural Supervisor/ Junior Technical Assistant of Department of Agriculture 
2400
2800
L-5
Merge with Agriculture Demonstrator/Fertilizer Demonstrator etc.
11.23.110
18 Health Inspector of Department of Health Services 
2400
2800
L-5
11.23.112
Delhi
19 Extension Assistant (Agriculture) 
2400
2800
L-5
11.23.170
Ministry of Human Resource Development
20 Evaluators of Central Hindi Directorate 
4200
4600
L-7
11.24.15
Ministry of Mines
21 Senior Technical Assistant (Chemistry) 
4200
4600
L-7
11.29.15
22 Senior Technical Assistant (Ore Dressing) 
4200
4600
L-7
11.29.15
23 Senior Technical Assistant (Mining) 
4200
4600
L-7
11.29.15
24
Senior Technical Assistant (Publication) 
4200
4600
L-7
11.29.15
25 Junior Technical Assistant (Chemistry) 
2800
4200
L-6
11.29.20
26 Junior Technical Assistant (Ore Dressing) 
2800
4200
L-6
11.29.20
27 Junior Technical Assistant (Publication) 
2800
4200
L-6
11.29.20
28 Store Keeper (Tech) in Indian Bureau of Mines 
2800
4200
L-6
11.29.22
29 Junior Press Assistant in India Bureau of Mines 
1800
1900
L-2
The post shall be merged with senior press assistant and called press man
11.29.26
30 Machine Mana in Indian Bureau of Mines 
1800
1900
L-2
11,29.27
31. Electrical Supervisor in Indian Bureau of Mines 
2800
4200
L-6
11.29.28
32 Lab Assistant Grade- I in Indian Bureau of Mines 
2400
2800
L-5
11.29.30
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
33 Sub-Inspector of Central Bureau of Investigation 
4200
4600
L-7
11.35.20
34 Inspector of Central Bureau of
Investigation 
4600
4800
L-8
11.35.20
Ministry of Shipping
35 Light House Attendant of Directorate of Light House and Lightships 
1800
1900
L-2
11.44.13
36 Navigational Assistant Grade III of Directorate of Light House and Lightships 
2400
2800
L-5
11.44.13
37 Navigational Assistant Grade II of Directorate of Light House and Light Ships 
2800
4200
L-6
11.44.13
38 Head Light Keeper of
Directorate of Light House and Light Ships 
4200
4600
L-7
11.44.13
Ministry of Urban Development
39 Planning Assistant of Town and Country Planning Organization 
4200
4600
L-7
11.52.43
Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
40 Assistant Research Officer,
Central Water Commission 
4600
4800
L-7
11.53.14
41 Senior Research Assistant of
Central Water Commission 
4200
4600
L-7
11.53.14
42 Technical Operator (Drilling) of
Central Ground Water Board 
1800
1900
L-2
The post shall be merged with the post of compressor
11.53.33
Ministry Of Defence
43 Research/Heraldic Assistant of History Division 
4200
4600
L-7
11.12.81
44 Assistant Director of History Division 
4600
4800
L-8
11.12.81
45 Direct Entry Diploma Holder Yantrik, Indian Coast Guard 
2400
2800
L-5 Yantrik Pay to be paid @ Rs.6200/- p.m
11.12.18
46 Sarang Lascar, Indian Coast Guard 
1900
2400
L-4
11.12.21
47 Group “Z” shall be merged into Group “Y” in respect of Enrolled Personnel of the Indian Coast Guard 
11.12.15

7TH CPC GAZETTE NOTIFICATION FOR RAILWAYS PUBLISHED



Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 Notification: RBE No. 90/2016
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 28th July, 2016

RBE No. 90/2016

G.S.R. 746(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement : -

(1) These rules may be called the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of January, 2016.

2. Categories of Railway servants to whom the rules apply: -

(1) Save as otherwise provided by or under these rules, these rules shall apply to persons appointed to Railway services.

(2) These rules shall not apply to : -

(i) Permanent employees of former Indian States absorbed in Railway Services so long as such persons continue to be governed by the pre-absorption conditions of service under the Railway Services;

(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 Railway 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 Railway servant means the Pay Band and the Grade Pay applicable to the post held by the Railway 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 Railway servant means the pay scale applicable to the post held by the Railway Servant as on the date immediately before the notification of these Rules in the Higher Administrative Grade, Higher Administrative Grade + and the Apex scale whether in a substantive or officiating capacity;

(iv) “existing pay structure” in relation to a Railway Servant means the present system of Pay Band and Grade Pay or the Pay Scale applicable to the post held by the Railway 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 P ay Band and Grade Pay” and “existing scale”, in respect of a Railway Servant w ho 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, 2016;

(vi) “Pay Matrix” means Matrix specified in Part A of th e 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 corr esponding 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 appropri ate Cell of the level as specified in Part A of the Schedule;

(ix) “revised pay structure” in relation to a post mea ns 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 Railway 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 accord ance 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 Railway servant shall draw pay in the Level in the revised pay structure applicable to the post to which he is appointed:

Provided that a Railway 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 Railway 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 Railway 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 Railway 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 Railway 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 Rule 1313 (FR 22) of Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume II, 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.

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 Railway 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 Railway 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 Railway 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 Railway servant shall be deemed to have elected to be governed by the revised pay structure with effect from the 1st day of January, 2016.

(4) The option once exercised shall be final.

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 favourable 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).

7. Fixation of pay in the revised pay structure:-

(1) The pay of a Railway servant who elects, or is deemed to have elected under rule 6 to be governed by the revised pay structure on and from the 1st day of January, 2016, shall, unless in any case the President by special order otherwise directs, be fixed separately in respect of his substantive pay in the permanent post on which he holds a lien or would have held a lien if such lien had not been suspended, and in respect of his pay in the officiating post held by him, in the following manner, namely : -

(A) in the case of all employees: -

(i) the pay in the applicable Level in the Pay Matrix shall be the pay obtained by multiplying the existing basic pay by a factor of 2.57, rounded off to the nearest rupee and the figure so arrived at will be located in that Level in the Pay Matrix and if such an identical figure corresponds to any Cell in the applicable Level of the Pay Matrix, the same shall be the pay, and if no such Cell is available in the applicable Level, the pay shall be fixed at the immediate next higher Cell in that applicable Level of the Pay Matrix.

Illustration:

1.
Existing Pay Band : PB-1
Pay Band
5200-20200
2.
Existing Grade Pay : 2400
3.
Existing Pay in Pay Band : 10160
4.
Existing Basic Pay : 12560(10160+2400)
Grade
Pay
1800
1900
2000
2400
2800
5.
Pay after multiplication by a fitment factor of 2.57 : 12560 x 2.57 = 32279.20
(rounded off to 32279)
Levels
1
2
3
4
5
1
18000
19900
21700
25500
29200
2
18500
20500
22400
26300
30100
6.
Level corresponding to GP 2400 : Level 4
3
19100
21100
23100
27100
31000
7.
Revised Pay in Pay Matrix (either equal to or next higher to 32279 in Level 4) : 32300.
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

(ii) if the minimum pay or the first Cell in the applicable Level is more than the amount arrived at as per sub-clause (i) above the pay shall be fixed at minimum pay or the first Cell of that applicable Level.

(B) In the case of medical officers in respect of whom Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) is admissible, the pay in the revised pay structure shall be fixed in the following manner :

(i) the existing basic pay shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57 and the figure so arrived at shall be added to by an amount equivalent to Dearness Allowance on the pre-revised Non-Practicing Allowance admissible as on 1st day of January, 2016. The figure so arrived at will be located in that Level in the Pay Matrix and if such an identical figure corresponds to any Cell in the applicable Level of the Pay Matrix, the same shall be the pay, and if no such Cell is available in the applicable Level, the pay shall be fixed at the immediate next higher Cell in that applicable Level of the Pay Matrix.

(ii) The pay so fixed under sub-clause (i) shall be added by the pre-revised Non Practicing Allowance admissible on the existing basic pay until further decision on the revised rates of Non Practicing Allowance.

Illustration:
1.
Existing Pay Band : PB-3
2.
Existing Grade Pay : 5400
Pay Band
15600-39100
3.
Existing pay in Pay Band : 15600
4.
Existing Basic Pay : 21000
Grade Pay
5400
6600
7600
5.
25% NPA on Basic Pay : 5250
Levels
10
11
12
6.
DA on NPA@ 125% : 6563
1
56100
67700
78800
7.
Pay after multiplication by a fitment factor of 2.57: 21000 x 2.57 = 53970
2
57800
69700
81200
8.
DA on NPA : 6563 (125% of 5250)
3
59500
71800
83600
9.
Sum of serial number 7 and 8 = 60533
10.
Level corresponding to Grade Pay 5400 (PB-3) : Level 10
4
61300
74000
86100
11.
Revised Pay in Pay Matrix (either equal to or next higher to 60540 in Level 10) : 61300
5
63100
76200
88700
12.
Pre-revised Non Practicing Allowance : 5250
6
65000
78500
91400
13.
Revised Pay + pre-revised Non Practicing Allowance : 66550

(2)  Where a post has been upgraded as a result of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the existing basic pay will be arrived at by adding the Pay drawn by the concerned employee in the existing Pay Band plus the Grade Pay corresponding to the Level to which the post has been upgraded and, the fixation of pay shall be done in the manner prescribed in accordance with Clause (A) of sub rule (1).

Illustration:

1.
Existing Pay Band : PB-1
Pay Band
5200-20200
2.
Existing Grade Pay : 2400
Grade Pay
1800
1900
2000
2400
2800
3.
Existing basic pay : 12560
4.
Upgraded Grade Pay : 2800
Levels
1
2
3
4
5
5.
Pay for the purpose of fixation: 12960 (10160+2800)
1
18000
19900
21700
25500
29200
2
18500
20500
22400
26300
30100
6.
Pay after multiplying serial number 5 with a fitment factor of 2.57 : 33307.20 (rounded off to 33307)
3
19100
21100
23100
27100
31000
4
19700
21700
23800
27900
31900
5
20300
22400
24500
28700
32900
7.
Level corresponding to Grade Pay 2800 : Level 5
6
20900
23100
25200
29600
33900
8.
Revised Pay in Pay Matrix (either equal to or next higher to 33307 in Level 5) : 33900.
7
21500
23800
26000
30500
34900

(3)   A Railway Servant who is on leave on the 1st day of January, 2016 and is entitled to leave salary shall be entitled to pay in the revised pay structure from 1st day of January, 2016 or the date of option for the revised pay structure.

(4)   A Railway servant who is on study leave on the 1st day of January, 2016 shall be entitled to the pay in the revised pay structure from 1st day of January, 2016 or  the date of option.

(5) A Railway servant under suspension, shall continue to draw subsistence allowance based on existing pay structure and his pay in the revised pay structure shall be subject to the final order on the pending disciplinary proceedings.

(6) Where a Railway servant holding a permanent post is officiating in a higher post on a regular basis and the pay structure applicable to these two posts are merged into one Level, the pay shall be fixed under sub-rule  (1) with reference to the officiating post only and the pay so fixed shall be treated as substantive pay.

(7) Where the existing emoluments exceed the revised emoluments in the case of any Railway servant, the difference shall be allowed as personal pay to be absorbed in future increases in pay.

(8) Where in the fixation of pay under sub-rule (1), the pay of a Railway servant, who, in the existing pay structure,  was  drawing immediately before the 1st  day of January, 2016  more pay than another Railway servant junior to him in the same cadre, gets fixed in the revised pay structure in a Cell lower than that of such junior, his pay shall be stepped up to the same Cell in the revised pay structure as that of the junior.

(9) Where a Railway servant is in receipt of personal pay immediately before the date of notification of these rules, which together with his existing emoluments exceed the revised emoluments, then the difference representing such excess shall be allowed to such Railway servant as personal pay to be absorbed in future increase in pay.

(10) (i)  In cases where a senior Railway servant promoted to a higher post before the 1st day of January, 2016 draws less pay in the revised pay structure than his junior who is promoted to the higher post on or after the 1st day of January, 2016, the pay of senior Railway servant in the revised pay structure shall be stepped up to an amount equal to the pay as fixed for his junior in that higher post and such stepping up shall be done with effect from the date of promotion of the junior Railway servant subject to the fulfilment of the following conditions, namely: -

(a) Both the junior and the senior Railway servant belong to the same cadre and the posts in which they have been promoted are identical in the same cadre;

(b) the existing pay structure and the revised pay structure of the lower and higher posts in which they are entitled to draw pay are identical;

(c) the senior Railway servants at the time of promotion are drawing equal or more pay than the junior;

(d) the anomaly is directly as a result of the application of the provisions of Rule 1313 (FR 22) of Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume II or any other rule or order regulating pay fixation on such promotion in the revised pay structure :

Provided that if the junior officer was drawing more pay in the existing pay structure than the senior by virtue of any advance increments granted to him, the provisions of this sub-rule shall not be invoked to step up the pay of the senior officer.

(ii) The order relating to re-fixation of the pay of the senior officer in accordance with clause (i) shall be issued under Rule 1321 (FR 27) of Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume II and the senior officer shall be entitled to the next increment on completion of his required qualifying service with effect from the date of re-fixation of pay.

(11) Subject to the provisions of rule 5, if the pay as fixed in the officiating post under sub-rule (1) is lower than the pay fixed in the substantive post, the former shall be fixed at the same stage as the substantive pay.

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.

9. Increments in Pay Matrix: - The increment shall be as specified in the vertical Cells of the applicable Level in the Pay Matrix.

Illustration:
An employee in the Basic Pay of 32300 in Level 4 will move vertically down the same Level in the cells and on grant of increment, his basic pay will be 33300.
Pay Band
5200-20200
GradePay
1800
1900
2000
2400
2800
Levels
1
2
3
4
5
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


10. Date of next increment in the revised pay structure: -

(1) 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 either on 1st January or 1st July depending on the date of his appointment, promotion or grant of financial upgradation.

(2) The increment in respect of an employee appointed or promoted or granted financial upgradation including upgradation under Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) during the period between the 2nd day of January and 1st day of July (both inclusive) shall be granted on 1st day of January and the increment in respect of an employee appointed or promoted or granted financial upgradation including upgradation under MACPS during the period between the 2nd day of July and 1st day of January (both inclusive) shall be granted on 1st day of July.

Illustration:

(a) In case of an employee appointed or promoted in the normal hierarchy or under MACPS during the period between the 2nd day of July, 2016 and the 1st day of January, 2017, the first increment shall accrue on the 1st day of July, 2017 and thereafter it shall accrue after one year on annual basis.

(b) In case of an employee appointed or promoted in the normal hierarchy or under MACPS during the period between 2nd day of January, 2016 and 1st day of July, 2016, who did not draw any increment on 1st day of July, 2016, the next increment shall accrue on 1st day of January, 2017 and thereafter it shall accrue after one year on annual basis:

Provided that in the case of employees whose pay in the revised pay structure has been fixed as on 1st day of January, 2016 the next increment in the Level in which the pay was so fixed as on 1st day of January, 2016 shall accrue on 1st day of July, 2016:

Provided further that the next increment after drawal of increment on 1st day of July, 2016 shall accrue on 1st day of July, 2017.

(3) Where two existing Grades in hierarchy are merged and the junior Railway servant in the lower Grade happens to draw more pay in the corresponding Level in the revised pay structure than the pay of the senior Railway servant, the pay of the senior Railway servant shall be stepped up to that of his junior from the same date and he shall draw next increment in accordance with this rule.

11. Revision of pay from a date subsequent to 1st day of January, 2016:– Where a Railway servant who continues to draw his pay in the existing pay structure is brought over to the revised pay structure from a date later than 1st day of January, 2016, his pay in the revised pay structure shall be fixed in the manner prescribed in accordance with clause (A) of sub-rule (1) of rule 7.

12. Pay protection to officers on Central deputation under Central Staffing Scheme:-If the pay of the officers posted on deputation to the Central Government under Central Staffing Scheme, after fixation in the revised pay structure either under these rules or as per the instructions regulating such fixation of pay on the post to which they are appointed on deputation, happens to be lower than the pay these officers would have been entitled to, had they been in their parent cadre and would have drawn that pay but for the Central deputation, such difference in the pay shall be protected in the form of Personal Pay with effect from the date of notification of these rules.

13. Fixation of pay on promotion on or after 1st day of January, 2016.-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.

Illustration:

1.
Level in the revised pay structure : Level 4
Pay Band
5200-20200
2.
Basic Pay in the revised pay structure : 28700
GradePay
1800
1900
2000
2400
2800
3.
Granted promotion/financial upgradation under MACPS in Level 5
Levels
1
2
3
4
5
1
18000
19900
21700
25500
29200
2
18500
20500
22400
26300
30100
4.
Pay after giving one increment
in Level 4 : 29600
3
19100
21100
23100
27100
31000
4
19700
21700
23800
27900
31900
5.
Pay in the upgraded Level i.e. Level 5 : 30100 (either equal to or next higher to 29600 in Level 5)
5
20300
22400
24500
28700
32900
6
20900
23100
25200
29600
33900
7
21500
23800
26000
30500
34900

(ii) In the case of Railway servants receiving Non Practicing Allowance, their basic pay plus Non Practicing 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.

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 r elation to a Railway 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.

15. Overriding effect of Rules.-The provisions of the Railway Fundamental Rules, the Railway Services (Revision of Pay) Rules, 1947, the Railway Services (Authorised Pay) Rules, 1960, the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1973, the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1986, the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1997 and the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 shall not save as otherwise provided in these rules, apply to cases where pay is regulated under these rules, to the extent they are inconsistent with these rules.

16. Power to relax.-Where the President is satisfied that the operation of all or any of the provisions of these rules causes undue hardship in any particular case, he may, by order, dispense with or relax the requirements of that rule to such extent and subject to such conditions as he may consider necessary for dealing with the case in a just and equitable manner.

17. Interpretation.- If any question arises relating to the interpretation of any of the provisions of these Rules, it shall be referred to the Railway Board for decision.

SCHEDULE
[See rules 3(vi) and 7(2)]

PART – A

Pay Matrix

Revised Pay Structure for posts in Group ‘C’, ‘B’, & ‘A’ except posts for which different revised pay structure is issued separately

:

1. The revised pay structure is applicable to all categories of Railway servants irrespective of their designations strictly on the basis of the existing pay structure except as may be specifically prescribed otherwise by Ministry of Railways (Railway Board).

2. The existing classification of Railway servants in Group ‘C’, ‘B’ & ‘A’ on the basis of the existing p ay structure will continue in the revised pay structure till further orders except as may be specifically prescribed otherwise by Ministry of Railways (Railway Board). No change in the classification should be made in the revised pay structure.

FORM OF OPTION

[See Rule 6 (2)]

*1. I, ____________________________________________ hereby elect the revised pay structure with effect from 1st January, 2016.

*2. I, ____________________________________________ hereby elect to continue on Pay Band and Grade Pay of my substantive / officiating post mentioned below until:

* the  date  of  my  next  increment  /  the  date  of  my  subsequent  increment  raising  my  pay  to  Rs.___________________ / I vacate or cease to draw pay in the existing pay structure / the date of my promotion/upgradation to the post of _______________________.

Existing Pay Band and Grade Pay_____________________________________

Signature___________________________

Name ______________________________

Designation__________________________

Office in which employed _____________________________

* To be scored out, if not applicable.

UNDERTAKING

I hereby undertake that in the event of my pay having been fixed in a manner contrary to the provisions contained in these Rules, as detected subsequently, any excess payment so made shall be refunded by me to the Government either by adjustment against future payments due to me or otherwise.

Signature___________________________

Name ______________________________

Designation__________________________

Date :

Place :
7cpc+option+form

MEMORANDUM EXPLANATORY TO THE RAILWAY SERVICES (REVISED PAY) RULES, 2016

Rule 1 – This rule is self-explanatory.

Rule 2 – This rule lays down the categories of employees to whom the rules apply. Except for the categories excluded under sub-rule (2), the rules are applicable to all persons under the rule making control of the President serving under the administrative control of the Railway Board.

Rule 3 & 4 – These rules are self-explanatory.

Rule 5- The intention is that all Railway servants should be brought over to the revised pay structure except those who elect existing pay structure. The Railway Servants who exercise the option to continue in the existing pay structure will continue to draw the dearness allowance at the rates in force on 1st January, 2016. If a Railway servant is holding permanent post in a substantive capacity and officiating in a higher post, or would have officiated in one or more posts but for his being on deputation etc., he has the option to retain the existing pay structure only in respect of one scale. Such a Railway servant may retain the existing scale applicable to a permanent post or any one of the officiating posts. In respect of the remaining posts he will necessarily have to be brought over to the revised pay structure.

Rule 6 – This rule prescribes the manner in which option has to be exercised and also the authority who shall be apprised of such option. The option has to be exercised in the form appended to the rules. It should be noted that it is not sufficient for a Railway servant to exercise the option within the specified time limit but also to ensure that it reaches the prescribed authority within the time limit. In the case of persons who are outside India at the time of notification of these rules, the period within which the option has to be exercised is three months from the date they take over charge of the post in India. In the case of Railway servants the revised pay structure of whose posts are announced subsequent to the date of issue of these rules, the period of three months will run from the date of such announcement.

Persons who have retired between 1st January, 2016 and the date of notification of these rules are also eligible to exercise option.

Rule 7 – This rule deals with the actual fixation of pay in the revised pay structure on 1st January, 2016 and is self explanatory. The benefit of this rule is not admissible in cases where a Railway servant has elected the revised pay structure in respect of his substantive post, but has retained the existing scale in respect of an officiating post.

Rule 8 – This Rule prescribes the method of fixation of pay of employees appointed on direct recruitment on or after 1st day of January, 2016.

Rule 9 & 10 – These rules prescribe the manner in which the next increment in the new pay structure shall be regulated.

Rule 11 to 17 – These rules are self-explanatory.

[F. No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/1]
R. K. VERMA,  Secy./Railway Board

Source:http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2016/170977.pdf

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