Friday, July 29, 2016

7th CPC Arrears should be paid along with August Salary- Finance Ministry 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
Source : Finmin.nic.in

7th Pay Commission MACP Changes in benchmark and withholding of increment

7th Pay Commission MACP changes – Benchmark for allowing MACP increased from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’. Annual Increments to be withheld in the first 20 years if not eligible for MACP


Govt accepts 7th Pay Commission’s proposal for increasing the benchmark for allowing MACP from “Good” to Very Good.
The other proposal of 7th Pay Commission that annual increment will be withheld in the first 20 years of service if an employee fails to attain the benchmark for MACP or promotion, has also been accepted by Govt.
These are two significant changes in the service conditions of Central Government Employees as their pay will be related to their performance to some extent after implementation of 7th Pay Commission.
Here is the text of acceptance by Govt with respect to changes made in MACP
S.No
Recommendation of the seventh central Pay Commission
Decision of the Government
1
MACP 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
2
Benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial ungrdation under MACPS to be enhanced from “Good” to “Very Good”. (Para 5.1.45 of the Report)
Accepted
3
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. (Para 5.1.46 of the Report)
Accepted

CASUAL LABOURERS WITH TEMPORARY STATUS - CLARIFICATION REGARDING CONTRIBUTION OF GPF AND PENSION UNDER OLD PENSION SCHEME

CASUAL LABOURERS WITH TEMPORARY STATUS - CLARIFICATION REGARDING CONTRIBUTION OF GPF AND PENSION UNDER OLD PENSION SCHEME

Sri. B.V. Sudhakar, IPoS, (1981) is the new Secretary of Department of Posts, Govt. of India.













Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Increments in Pay Matrix, Date of Next Increment – 7th CPC – Revised Pay Rules, 2016

Increments in Pay Matrix, Date of Next Increment – 7th CPC – Revised Pay Rules, 2016


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

Increments in Pay Matrix & Date of next increment in revised pay structure

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 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, 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 Government 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 Government servant, the pay of the senior government 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.

Fixation of pay with illustration in 7th CPC – Revised Pay Rules, 2016



MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Expenditure)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 25th July, 2016

Fixation of pay with illustration in 7th CPC – Revised Pay Rules, 2016:-

7th Pay Commission – Revised Pay Rules, 2016 - Title,commencement, definition and application of rules

6. Exercise of option - 7th CPC Revised Pay Rules, 2016

7. Fixation of pay in the revised pay structure.-
(1) The pay of a Government 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, 2006. 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 as indicated in Part B or Part C of the Schedule, 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
GradePay
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 Government 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 government 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 Government 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 Government 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 Government 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 Government servant, who, in the existing pay structure, was drawing immediately before the 1st day of January, 2016 more pay than another Government 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 Government 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 Government servant as personal pay to be absorbed in future increase in pay.

10 (i) In cases where a senior Government 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 Government 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 Government servant subject to the fulfillment of the following conditions, namely:-

(a) both the junior and the senior Government servants 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 Government 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 Fundamental Rule 22 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 Fundamental Rule 27 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