Thursday, 8 September 2016

PBOR of Armed Forces – Govt Decisions on 7th CPC Recommendations

PBOR of Armed Forces – Govt Decisions on 7th CPC Recommendations

STATEMENT SHOWING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE VII CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION RELATED TO PERSONNEL BELOW OFFICER RANK (PBOR) OF THE ARMED FORCES AND GOVERNMENT DECISION THEREON (FIGURES REFERRED IN PARENTHESIS PERTAINS TO CHAPTER AND PARAGRAPH OF THE PAY COMMISSION REPORT)

Sl.NoRecommendations of the VII CPC Decision of the Government
1.Fitment Factor: The Seventh CPC has recommended fitment in the pay band in the following manner: ‘The fitment in the new matrix is essentially a multiple factor of 2.57. This multiple is the ratio of the new minimum pay arrived at by the Commission and the existing minimum pay. The fitment factor is being applied uniformly to all employees. It includes a factor of 2.25 to account for DA neutralisation, assuming that the rate of Dearness Allowance would be 125 percent at the time of implementation of the new pay as on 01.01.2016. The actual raise/fitment being recommended by the Commission is 14.29 percent. An identical fitment of 2.57 has also been applied to the existing rates of Military Service Pay (MSP), applicable to Defence forces personnel only.’ (Para 5.2.7)Minimum Pay, Fitment Factor, Index of Rationalisation, Pay Matrix and general recommendations on pay recommended by the Commission in as much as it impacts PBORs accepted without any material alteration.
2.Rate of increment: The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3 percent. ( Para 5.1.38)There would be two dates for grant of increment viz. 1 st January and 1st July of every year, instead of existing date of 1st July. However, an employee will be able to avail annual increment only on one of these two dates depending on the date of appointment, promotion or grant of financial upgradation.
3.Military Service Pay for PBORs: The Defence forces personnel, in addition to their pay as per the Matrices above, will be entitled to payment of Military Service Pay for all ranks up to and inclusive of Brigadiers and their equivalents. The Commission recommends an MSP for Defence forces personnel at Rs 5,200 for JCO/ORs. MSP will continue to be reckoned as Basic Pay for purposes of Dearness Allowance, as also in thecomputation of pension. Military Service Pay will however not be counted for purposes of House Rent Allowance, Composite Transfer Grant and Annual Increment. (Para No. 5.2.22)Rate of Military Service Pay (MSP) is accepted. However, MSP will be counted only for Dearness Allowance (DA) and Pension.
4.Group ‘X’ Pay: TheCommission recommends: a) X pay for JCOs/ORs in Group X at Rs 6,200 per month: For all X trades which involve obtaining a qualification which is equivalent of a diploma recognised by AICTE. This amount is the difference in the minimum of the Pay level 6 (corresponding to Grade Pay of Rs 4200 in VI CPC), and Pay level 5 (corresponding to Grade Pay of Rs. 2800 in VI CPC). (Para 6.2.88) b) X pay for JCOs/ORs in Group X at Rs 3,600 per month: (standard fitment of 2.57 on the existing X pay of Rs 1,400) for those currently in X pay, but not having a technical qualification recognised by AICTE. (Para 6.2.88)Accepted.
5.Pay Scales of Honorary Commissioned Officers:
The Commission, taking note of the existing framework of Honorary Commission recommends that the Junior Commissioned Officers on their promotion as Honorary Lieutenant or Honorary Captain shall be placed in thepay level 10 and pay level 10 Brespectively. They will, in addition be paid Military Service Pay of Rs 15,500 per month onpar with that payable to all the Commissioned officers. (Para 6.2.92)
Accepted.
6.Grant of Financial Upgradation under MACP to the DSC Personnel:
Since Defence Security Corps personnel are personnel under the Army, they would also be permitted the benefit of MACP. However this benefit should be limited to a total of three upgrades in the entire service career, both during regular employment and in the course of reemployment as defence service corps personnel. As they are defence forces personnel the benefit of MACP would be extended to them after a period of eight years from their date of re-employment, in case they do not get a promotion.(Para 6.2.98)
Accepted.
7.Pay Structure of Non Combatant (Enrolled):
The Commission recommends MSP for Non Combatants (Enrolled) at the rate of 70 percent of combatants. Accordingly, the Commission recommends an enhancement of MSP for NonCombatant (Enrolled) in the Air Force from the existing rate of Rs 1,000 per month to Rs. 3,600 per month. (Para 6.2.100 & 6.2.101)
Accepted.

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