Monday, 7 December 2015

7th Pay Commission Fixation of Pay : Initial Appointment on or after 1.1.2016

Fixation of Pay as per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission : Initial Appointment on or after 1.1.2016 may be fixed as follows…

7CPC Fixation of Pay


Anubhav showcasing outstanding work done during service- submission of details by the retiring employees regarding.

F. No. 21 /13/2015-CS.1 (P)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 7th December, 2015
Office Memorandum

Subject: – “Anubhav”- showcasing outstanding work done during service- submission of details by the retiring employees regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 19th March 2015, 13th April, 2015, 19th June 2015 and 05th November, 2015 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the write-ups in respect of the CSS/CSSS officers, as mentioned in Annexure-I, are yet to be accepted/published on the “Anubhav Portal”.

2. HoD and HoD of the Ministries/Departments concerned are requested to kindly scrutinize the pending write-ups for acceptance/publication at the earliest.

3. All Ministries/Department are also requested to impress upon CSS/CSSS officers retiring within a period of six months to submit a write-up providing details of their work that has contributed to the efficiency, economy and effectiveness of Government functioning or/and any innovation which led to improved work culture or any other contribution considered significant. Link to Anubhav Portal is available in the Home page of this Department’s website at -> DoP&T -> Anubhav.
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Joint Secretary (Admn)
All Ministries/Departments.

S. No Name of the Officer Designation Department/Ministry
1. Mr. Sharvan Kumar Director Ministry of Power
2. Mr. Shashi Bhushan Kaushik Director Department of Science & Technology
3. Mr. Tintius Ekka Deputy Secretary Department of Higher Education
4. Mr. Krishan Kumar Sharma Section Officer Ministry of Environment & Forests
5. Mr. Tara Chand Choudhary Section Officer Ministry of Water Resources
6. Ms. Krishna Sasidharan Section Officer Department of Agriculture & Cooperation
7. Mr. Baldev Raj Assistant Department of Commerce
8. Mr. Keshar Singh Assistant Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
9. Mr. Ramamurthy Aiyer Narayana Private Secretary Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
10. Mr. Shakti Singh Private Secretary Ministry of Labour & Employment


Standard Pay Scales of 7th Pay Commission

Standard Pay Scales of 7th Pay Commission

On the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, the Scales of Pay (Table 1) existing from 1.1.2006 may be replaced by the Scales of pay (Table 2) with effect from 1.1.2016.

Pay Band Corresponding Pay Bands Grade Pay
PB – 1 5200 – 20200 1800
PB – 1 5200 – 20200 1900
PB – 1 5200 – 20200 2000
PB – 1 5200 – 20200 2400
PB – 1 5200 – 20200 2800
PB – 2 9300 – 34800 4200
PB – 2 9301 – 34800 4200
PB – 2 9302 – 34800 4200
PB – 2 9303 – 34800 4200
PB – 2 9304 – 34800 4600
PB – 2 9305 – 34800 4800
PB – 2 9306 – 34800 5400
PB – 2 9306 – 34800 5400
PB – 3 15600 – 39100 5400
PB – 3 15601 – 39100 5400
PB – 3 15602 – 39100 6600
PB – 3 15603 – 39100 6600
PB – 3 15604 – 39100 6600
PB – 3 15605 – 39100 7600
PB – 3 15606 – 39100 7600
PB – 3 15607 – 39100 7600
PB – 4 37400 – 67000 8700
PB – 4 37401 – 67000 8700
PB – 4 37402 – 67000 8900
PB – 4 37403 – 67000 8900
PB – 4 37404 – 67000 10000
PB – 4 37405 – 67000 10000
HAG 67000
(3% Increment – 79000)
HAG + Scale 75500
(3% Increment – 80000)
(3% Increment – 80000)
Apex Scale 80000
Cab. Sec 90000


Pay Band Grade Pay Entry Pay (EP) Level 1
5200 – 20200 1800 7000 1
1900 7730 2
2000 8460 3
2400 9910 4
2800 11360 5
9300 – 34800 4200 13500 6
4600 17140 7
4800 18150 8
5400 20280 9
15600 – 39100 5400 21000 10
6600 25350 11
7600 29500 12
37400 – 67000 8700 46100 13
8900 49100 13A
10000 53000 14
67000 – 79000
67000 15
75500 – 80000
75500 16
80000 17
90000 18


Recommendations of 7th Pay Commission – meeting with CSS/CSSS/CSCS Associations

Recommendations of 7th Pay Commission – meeting with CSS/CSSS/CSCS Associations
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
CS.I Division
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated the 7th December 2015
Meeting Notice

Subject: Recommendations of 7th Pay Commission – meeting with CSS/CSSS/CSCS Associations

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 3.12.2015 and 4.12.2015 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the venue of the meeting scheduled for 7.12.2015 at 3 PM has been shifted to R.No. 119, North Block (Conference Room of MHA).

2. The service associations representing CSS, CSSS, CSCS and MTS (Central Secretariat) personnel may depute their representatives to the meeting. List of Associations is attached .
Under Secretary to the Government of India
The Service Associations (as per the list attached)

Copy to:
1. PS to JS (AV), DoPT
2. Caretaker, DoPT, North Block – Arrangements for Tea/biscuits for about 50 persons be made.

1. Shri S.K. Gupta, General Secretary, CSS Group A officers Association , CEIB, D/o Revenue, 6h Floor, B- Wing, Janpath Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi.
2. Shri D.N. Sahoo, Convenor, CSS Forum, Room No. 331-C, Mlo Health, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi-1.
3. Shri Rakesh Kumar, General Secretary, Central Secretariat Service Forum, Mezzanine Floor, Sanchar Bhavan , Ashoka Road , New Delhi-11 0001 .
4. Dr. Shailendra Kumar, CSS (DR Gazetted) Association, Mlo Health, Room No. 301 , Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.
5. Central Secretariat PPS/Sr.PPS/PSO Forum, Room No.217, A Wing, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.
6. Shri HK Lakhera, President, Central Secretariat Stenographers Service, Association (Gr. A) , Indira Prayavaran Bhawan, Vayu Block, Vth Floor, Aliganj , New Delhi
7. Shri Mukhtiyar Singh, General Secretary, CSSS Gazetted, Officers Asso., Corporate Affairs, Room No. 509, A-Wing , V Floor, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.
8. Shri MK Kaushik, General Secretary, Central Secretariat Assistant Association , IPP, Room No. 51-B, Opposite Gate No. 11 , Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
9. Shri Ram Nageena Prasad , President, Central Secretariat Clerical Service Association , Mlo Coal, Room No. 622, A-Wing, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
10. Shri DPS Madan, General Secretary, Central Secretariat Non-Gazetted, Employees Union, 5-D, Ground Floor, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
11 . Shri K Raghuram, General Secretary, Central Secretariat Steno Service Association , Mlo Commerce, Room No. 216-D, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi.
12. Central Secretariat MTS Association , 5-0, Ground Floor, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.


Justification for higher Grade Pay to Pharmacist and Anomaly in Radiographer – BPMS

Justification for higher Grade Pay to Pharmacist and Anomaly in Radiographer – BPMS

CENTRAL OFFICE: 2-A, NAVEEN MARKET, KANPUR – 208001, PH & FAX : (0512) 2332222
MOBILE: 0915733686, 09235729390, 09335621629, WEB :
REF: BPMS / OFB / 7th CPC / 251 (8/2/M)
Dated: 05.12.2015
The DGOF & Chairman,
Ordnance Factory Board,
10 A, S K Bose Road,
Kolkata – 700001

Kind Attention: Shri S K Sinha, DDG/IR

Subject: Annexure of Views / Comments of BPMS on the recommendations of 7th CPC.
Reference: This federation’s letter of even no. dated 01.12.2015

Respected Sir,
With due regards, your attention is invited to the letter cited under reference which has been sent in response to OFB letter No. 11/7th CPC/2015, Dated 27.11.2015 wherein it is mentioned that detailed justification for upgradation of Grade Pay of ‘Pharmacist’ from Rs. 2800 to Rs. 4200 for direct entry. Hence, following justification is submitted for kind consideration:-

1. It must be kept in the mind some of the factors while determining the pay scale of a particular cadre are like the source and mode of recruitment/appointment, the qualifications, the nature of work, the value judgment, responsibilities, reliability, experience, confidentiality and functional requirement etc.

2. In OFB organizational as well as other Ministries/Departments, Pharmacists are directly recruited through open competition.

3. The educational qualification of Pharmacists in OFB is Class XII in Science + two years Diploma in Pharmacy + three months training + Certificate of Registration with Pharmacy Council.

4. The educational qualification of Pharmacist is not inferior to Chargeman (Tech) or Junior Engineer whose education qualification is Class X with Science + three years Diploma in Engineering Branches. Chargeman (Tech) / Junior Engineers are recruited in the Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/-.

5. Duties of Registered Pharmacists to their Patients : Patient Counseling; Upon receipt of a prescription (prescription drug order) and following a review of the patient’s record, a Registered Pharmacist shall personally initiate discussion of matters that will enhance or optimize drug therapy with each patient or care given of such patient. Such discussion shall be in person, whenever practicable or by telephone and shall include appropriate elements of patient counseling. Such elements may include the (1) Name and description of the drugs, (2) The dosage form, dose, route of administration, and duration of drug therapy, (3) Intended use of the drug and expected action, (4) Special directions and precautions for the drug, (5) Common severe side effects or adverse effects or interactions and therapeutic contra indications that may be encountered, including their avoidance, and the action required if they occur, (6) Techniques for self monitoring drug therapy, (7) Proper storage of drugs, (8) Prescription refill information, (9) Action to be taken in the event of a missed dose, (10) To ensure rational use of drugs. The Pharmacist shall maintain the records pertaining to drugs administered to the patients (drug card) that may be utilized for the evaluation of the drug therapy. The Pharmacist is authorized (as a Health care professional) to undertake process and outcome research, health promotion and education and provide health information and also to undertake the Pharmacoepidemiological studies.

A registered pharmacist shall undertake a pharmaceutical assessment of every prescription presented for dispensing. Assessment of the prescription should include but not be limited to assessment of whether; (i) The prescription is legally valid, (ii) The prescription includes an appropriate dosage form and appropriate route of administration, (iii) Prescription is appropriate to the patient’s condition, (iv) Duration of treatment is correct, (v) Prescription is appropriate according to patient’s Para-meters (age, weight etc.) and previous medication, (vi) Prescription is compatible with other medications, (vii) Prescription is consistent with formulary and guidelines, if nay Confidence/Secrecy; Confidences concerning individual or domestic life entrusted by patients to a registered Pharmacist and defects in the disposition or character of patients observed during medical attendance shall never be revealed unless their revelation is required by the laws of State. Prognosis: The registered pharmacist shall neither exaggerate nor minimize the gravity of a patient’s condition. He shall ensure himself that the patient, his relatives or his responsible friends have such knowledge of the patient’s condition as will serve the best interest of the patient and the family. Obligations to Sick; Though a registered Pharmacist is not bound to attend each and every person asking his service, he shall not only be ever ready to respond to the calls of the sick and the injured, but shall be mindful of the high character of his mission and the responsibility he discharges in the course of his professional duties.

Public and Community Health; Pharmacist, especially those engaged in public health work, shall enlighten the public concerning quarantine regulations and measures for the prevention of epidemic and communicable diseases. At all times the registered Pharmacist shall notify the constituted public health authorities of every case of communicable disease under his care, in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations of the health authorities. When an epidemic occurs a registered s registered Pharmacist shall not abandon his duty for fear of contracting the disease himself.

6. Other Responsibilities: Pharmacist is the person, responsible for procurement of medicines as per requirement of hospital / patient from different sources of sully. He, apart from huge stick of medicines, holds charge of all medical equipments distributed in different departments of hospitals. He is responsible for proper servicing and repair of delicate and very costly equipments.

It is worth to be noted that 80% – 90% patients who are visiting Out Patient Department of the hospital do come into the contact of the Pharmacist to obtain the various services mentioned herein above.

From above, it is crystal clear that Pharmacists deserve for grant of higher entry grade pay of Rs. 4200/- instead of Rs. 2800/-. Hence, now the time has come to consider the above averments in correct perspective to upgrade the entry pay of Pharmacist by the Department / Ministry / Government of India because the scope of interference through judicial review is extremely limited because the Court does not normally substitute its own views for those of expert bodies like the Pay Commission unless glaring infirmities are established. Radiographers: I would like to invite your attention to the Para 7.7.49 of the recommendations of 07th CPC wherein it is mentioned that Radiographers of Defence Establishments, the entry level qualification is class XII with Science + three years Diploma in Radiography in the Grade Pay of Rs. 2800/-.

Contrary to above, Radiographers working in Ordnance Factory Organization are continuing drawing pay in the pay scale of Rs. (5000 – 8000) (Pre-revised) or Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- as per MOD ID No. PC-II-7(3)/2001/1/D(FY-I), dated 26.10.2010 and the revision of Recruitment Rules (SRO 88, Dated 03.08.2005) to incorporate the same is under process. Hence, entry pay of Radiographers in OFB will be revised to the corresponding replacement Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- subsequent to the implementation of 7th CPC.

Thanking you.
Sincerely yours
General Secretary
Source: BPMS

7th Pay Commission has recommended on the rate of annual increment is being retained at 3%

7th Pay Commission Annual Increment : The 7th Pay Commission has recommended on the rate of annual increment is being retained at 3 percent.

Withholding Annual Increments of Non-performers after 20 Years :

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. However, since this is not a penalty, the norms for penal action in disciplinary cases involving withholding increments will not be applicable in such cases. This will be treated as an “efficiency bar”. Additionally, for such employees there could be an option to leave service on similar terms and conditions as prescribed for voluntary retirement.

Grant of First Annual Increment in Recruits Pay :

The main demand of the Services in this connection is that the existing stipulation that next increment will be granted from the date of attestation or mustering be done away with. They have pointed out that trades whose skill requirements are low and whose entry level qualifications are lower invariably get attested or mustered earlier and thus are entitled to the next annual increment earlier than trades whose training period is longer.

Analysis and Recommendations :

The Commission is of the view that grant of next increment in the case of recruits should not place those with higher entry level qualifications at a disadvantage. The Commission, accordingly recommends that the date of enrolment should be reckoned for the purposes of first increment for all recruits who are finally successfully attested/mustered.

Needless to say that the most powerful keyword among the Central government employees, because a pay hike once in a year consolidated according to their basic pay. It is also a consolation even they are not getting promotion for years.

In 6th CPC tremendously modified in increment rules that the date of increment and rate of increment had been revised as first July of every year and 3% of basic pay.
In the same way in 7th CPC, employees are seeking modifications in the rules of getting increment…
NC JCM Staff Side suggested to 7th Pay Commission on Increment.


5.1 Whether the present system of annual increment on 1st July of every year uniformly in case of all employees has served its purpose or not? Whether any changes are required?

No. In fact the single date increment system has brought in anomalies, which were discussed at length at the National Anomaly Committee, without reaching an agreement.

In our Opinion, the commission must recommend, for administrative expediency, two specific dates as increment dates. Viz. 1st January and 1st July. Those recruited/appointed/promoted during the period between 1st Jan and 30th June, will have their increment date on 1st January and those recruited/appointed/promoted between Ist July and 31st December will have it on Ist July next. This apart the Commission is required to specifically recommend that those who retire on 30th June or 31st December are granted one increment on the last day of their service.

What should be the reasonable quantum of annual increment?

The reasonable quantum of increment should not be less than 5% of the basic pay or the rate of increment agreed upon through bilateral discussion in the Banking industry, whichever is higher.

Whether there should be a provision of variable increments at a rate higher than the normal annual increment in case of high achievers? If so, what should be transparent and objective parameters to assess high achievement, which could be uniformly applied across Central Government?

Without defining the term “high achiever” and prescribing transparent and objective parameters to assess high achievement the system of variable increments at a rate higher than normal annual increments will be misused on subjective assessment of high achievements. For these reasons and for what we have stated in reply to question No. 2.3 the scheme of variable increment is not desirable.

Annual rate of increment @ 5% of the pay.

Fixation of pay on promotion = 2 increments and difference of pay between present and promotional posts (minimum Rs.3000)


7th Pay Commission recommendations on Retirement Age

7th Pay Commission recommendations on Retirement Age

7th Pay Commission recommendations on Retirement Age

7th Pay Commission recommendations on Retirement Age of CRPF, BSF, ITBP and SSB. Enhancement of Age of Retirement from Existing 57 years to 60 Years of Age

This demand has been made by CRPF, BSF, ITBP and SSB. As per the existing position the age of retirement in Assam Rifles and CISF is 60 while it is 57 in rest of the CAPFs up to the rank of Commandants. DoPT has stated that although the issue was dealt with by the V and the VI CPCs, neither of the Commissions recommended any changes in the age of superannuation. MHA has also declined to enhance the age of superannuation on the ground that the age of retirement has been fixed depending on operational need of that particular Organisation.

Having considered the entire position and the views of MHA and DoPT on this issue, the Chairman, Seventh CPC feels that the grounds stated for justifying differential age of superannuation are not very convincing. Further, members of the CAPFs squarely form a part of the civilian work force. Hence, the Chairman recommends a uniform age of superannuation of 60 years to all CAPFs. Dr. Rathin Roy, Member, Seventh CPC is in agreement with this recommendation.

However, Shri Vivek Rae, Member, Seventh CPC has not agreed with this recommendation for the following reasons:-

a. Ministry of Home Affairs is of the considered view that the age of superannuation cannot be enhanced from existing 57 years to 60 years for all ranks of CRPF, BSF, SSB and ITBP. Force personnel up to the rank of Commandant have operational/combat roles in the field, which require higher physical fitness and efficiency. The higher ranks of DIG and above in these four CAPFs are more supervisory and administrative in nature, which do not require physical fitness of the level required in field units. Therefore, in the ranks of DIG and above in the four CAPFs, the age of retirement is 60 years, while for ranks till the level of Commandant, the retirement age is 57 years.

b. Stipulating a lower age of superannuation up to the rank of Commandant in these four CAPFs is a well thought and conscious decision of the government based on ground realities and as per the administrative and operational requirement of the forces. Even in the Army, there are different ages for retirement, which increase in accordance with rank.

c. MHA has further observed that it is not correct to say that in Assam Rifles the age of retirement up to the rank of Commandant is 60 years. Assam Rifles is officered by the Army, and the retirement age at the level of Colonel is not 60 years but 57 years.

d. CAPFs like ITBP, BSF are posted on border/high altitude/difficult terrain duties and CRPF is generally deployed for internal security duties and CI operations. Hence their functional profile is more akin to Army, justifying younger age of the Force. Thus, 57 years in other CAPFs and 60 years in CISF is commensurate with the different roles assigned to them.

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