Tuesday, 26 July 2016

FLASH NEWS: 7th Pay Commission Gazette Notification – Published

7th Pay Commission Gazette Notification – Published in www.egazette.nic.in


(Department of Expenditure)

New Delhi, the  25th July, 2016
No.  1-2/2016-IC
The  Seventh  Central  Pay  Commission  (Commission) was  set  up  by  the Government  of  India  vide  Resolution  No.  1/1/2013-E.III  (A),    dated  the  28th  February,  2014.  The period  for  submission  of  report  by  the  Commission  was  extended  upto  31st  December,  2015  vide Resolution   No.   1/1/2013-E.III(A),   dated   the   8th   September,   2015.   The   Commission,   on 19th  November,  2015,  submitted  its  Report  on  the  matters  covered  in  its  Terms  of Reference  as specified in the aforesaid Resolution dated the 28th February, 2014.

2. The  Government,  after  consideration,  has  decided  to  accept  the  recommendations  of  the Commission in respect of the categories of employees covered in its Terms of Reference  contained in the aforesaid Resolution dated the 28th February, 2014 in the manner as specified hereinafter.

3. The  Government  has  accepted  the  Commission’s  recommendations  on  Minimum  Pay, Fitment Factor, Index of Rationalisation, Pay Matrices and general recommendations on pay without any  material  alteration  with  the  following  exceptions  in  Defence  Pay  Matrix  in  order  to  maintain parity in pay with Central Armed Police Forces, namely :-

(i) the  Index  of  Rationalisation  of  Level  13A  (Brigadier)  in  Defence  Pay  Matrix  may  be revised upward from 2.57 to 2.67;

(ii) additional  three  stages  in  Levels  12A  (Lieutenant  Colonel),  three  stages  in  Level  13 (Colonel)  and  two  stages  in  Level  13A  (Brigadier)  may  be  added  appropriately  in  the Defence Pay Matrix.

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  1st  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 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.

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 1st 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 1st 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.

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