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Pay fixation of SCS/Non-SCS officers promoted to IAS subsequent to the implementation of 7th CPC recommendations


7th CPC Pay fixation of SCS/Non-SCS officers promoted to IAS subsequent

No.20015/2/201 5-AIS-Il
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, dated the 28th February, 2019
To
The Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs

Subject: Pay fixation of SCS/Non-SCS officers promoted to IAS subsequent to the implementation of 7th CPC recommendations- reg.

Sir/Madam.
In supersession of this Department's letter of even number dated the 7th April, 2017 on the above mentioned subject, I am directed to say that the initial pay of a promoted officer or an officer appointed by selection as the case may be shall be fixed at the stage of the senior scale next above his actual pay. There is no provision of increment at the stage of initial fixation.

Rule 5(6) of lAS (Pay) Rules, 2016 provides for the fixation of pay of a Member of Service on promotion to Selection Grade (Level-13) of Pay Matrix by adding one increment in the Level- 12 of Pay Matrix and two additional increments in the Level 13 to which he is promoted. Rule 5(5) of lAS (Pay) Rules, 2016 provides that the pay of a member of the Service in the Senior Time Scale shall, on promotion to the Junior Administrative Grade he fixed in Level 12 of the Pay Matrix.

in respect of fixation of pay of officers who were promoted/Selected in lAS through SCS/Non-SCS respectively in Senior Time Scale/Junior Administrative Grade after 01.01.2016, the initial pay shall be fixed in the respective level of the Senior Scale i.e Level 11,12 01. 13 based on the year of allotment in the lAS. However, the pay drawn in the State Civil Services will be protected in the concerned Level. An illustration is as under:

Shri X who is drawing pay at Rs. 48920 (Rs.40220 [pay in the pay band + GP Rs.8700] is promoted/selected to lAS on 04.03.2016. lie is allotted 2010 batch. The pay on promotion/selection to lAS would be as under:

S.NoTitlePay fixation
1.Last pay drawn by the officer in the State (as on 04.03.2016)Rs.48920/-
2.Date of promotion in IAS 04.03.2016
3.Year of allotment2010
4.Pay fixation in IAS as on 04.03.2016 as per 7th CPC (The officer has the option either to get the pay fixed from the date of promotion or from the date of annual increment) Rs.48920 X 2.57 =125725. Next stage available at Level 11 is 126300/-
5.Pay fixed in IAS Rs.126300 at Level II in the Pay Matrix

4. The pay of IAS officers who were promoted/selected in IAS through SCS/Non-SCS respectively prior to 01.01.2016 will be converted as per 7th CPC on 01.01.2016 and they shall notionally in the Level of Pay Matrix, in accordance with the length of service as per their allotment year, at the stage of the senior scale. On their actual promotion to JAG/Selection Grade, the pay of these officers will then be fixed as per IAS (Pay) Rules, 2016. That is, the officers will be eligible for two additional increments on their actual promotions to Level 12/ Level 13 after completion of 9/13 years of service in IAS respectively. An Illustration is as under:

TitlePay Fixation
Date of appointment in IAS23.2.2015
Year of allotment in IAS2007
Actual promotion to JAG in AS as on 01.01.2016Pay to be re-fixed as under:
Last substantive pay in SCS Rs,46100 in PB-4 (37400-67000) + 8700
Pay to be arrived at As per IAS (Pay) Rules, 2007, after grant of one increment @ 3% pay to be fixed is Rs.47483 in PB-4 with GP 8700
Pay as on 23.2.2015Rs.47483 in PB-4 + GP 8700
Pay as on 01.01.2016 (as per 7th CPC)Rs.47483 x2.57 = 122032.
Length of Service in AS in accordance with the allotment year assigned7 years. As the officer has only 7 sever years of residency in lAS, after protection of his pay, he shall be placed at 122600 in Level 11 of the Pay Matrix.
Pay to be reckoned for fixation of pay in JAGRs.122600 Level 11.
One increment at the Junior level126300 at Level 11.
Placement after grant of one increment in the lower level.130400 at Level 12.
Two increments at the promoted Level (Level 12) 1st increment =134300 at Level 12
2nd increment = 138300 at Level 12
Pay to be fixed on actual promotion to JAG in AS Rs.138300 at Level 12.

The provision contained in part (7) of Schedule-I of AS (Pay) Rules, 2016, which provides that 'Notwithstanding anything contained in these rules, the pay of a promoted officer or an officer appointed by selection, as the case may be, shall not at any time exceed the basic pay which he would have drawn as a direct recruit on that date if he had been appointed to the Indian Administrative Service on the date on which he was appointed to the State Civil Service or in a Gazetted post in the non-State Civil Service, after attaining the age of twenty five years, as the case may be" shall be adhered to.

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.
Yours faithfully,
(Vasanthi V Babu)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: DoPT
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DoPT: Restriction of officiating pay under FR 35 in the context of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.


DoPT: Restriction of officiating pay under FR 35 in the context of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

No. 1/4/2017-Estt.(Pay-I)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 28th February, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Restriction of officiating pay under FR 35 in the context of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016- regarding

The undersigned is directed to state that in terms of the provisions contained in Fundamental Rule 35 (FR 35), the Central Government may fix the pay of an officiating Government servant at an amount less than admissible under the Fundamental Rules. Accordingly, orders have been issued from time to time indicating the circumstances and the extent to which provisions of FR 35 would apply. In this row, this Department vide OM No. 1/4/2009-Estt(Pay-I) dated 08.03.2010 laid down the ceilings for restriction of basic pay under FR 35 in running pay bands and grade pay system in the 6th CPC scenario.

The question of revising these ceilings after implementation of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 has been considered by the Government and the President is pleased to decide that the pay under FR 35 shall be restricted in a manner so that the increase in the basic pay of the post held by the Government Servant prior to the officiating appointment shall not exceed 12.5% subject to a maximum of Rs. 6700 per month. Any increase in excess of 12.5% of the basic pay with a further ceiling of Rs. 6700 per month shall be treated as substantial increase for the purposes of FR 35.

In case of appointment on promotion in the normal line within the cadre but which are not on regular basis, initially the pay may also be fixed under relevant rules. After such fixation of pay, if it is found that there is no substantial increase in the pay so fixed as defined in para 2 above, the restriction under FR 35 will not be applied as shown in Illustration 1.

However, after such fixation of pay, if it is found that there is substantial increase in the pay so fixed, the restriction as mentioned in para 2 above will be applied. In that case, after restriction of basic pay if there is no such Cell equal to the amount so arrived after restriction is available in the Level of Pay Matrix of the officiating post, the officer shall be placed at the next higher Cell in that Level even if the limit for restriction mentioned in para 2 above is breached, as shown in Illustration 2. The Government servant will earn his annual increment on the basic pay so fixed after imposition of restrictions under FR 35.

However, in the cases where the pay of the officer after imposition of the restrictions in the manner indicated above is fixed at less than the value of the first Cell of the Level of the officiating post, in that case, his pay will be fixed in the Level of post held by him before such officiating appointment. If no such Cell equal to the amount so arrived after restriction is available in the Level of post held by him before such officiating appointment, the officer shall be placed at the next higher Cell in that Level even if the limit for restriction mentioned in para 2 above is breached and he will draw his annual increment(s) in that Level of the lower post till he reaches the minimum of the Level of the officiating post. After one year of reaching/surpassing the minimum of the Level of the officiating post, the officer will become entitled to increment in the Level of the officiating post and his pay will be fixed in Cell 2 of the Level of the pay matrix of the officiating post as shown in Illustration 3.
In cases of appointments on promotion in the normal line within the cadre but which are not on regular basis, the pay shall be restricted under FR 35 in the manner given above. However, restriction of officiating pay under FR 35 will not be invoked in respect of regular cadre promotion where the employee who becomes due for promotion falls within the zone of consideration and fulfils all the conditions of eligibility prescribed in the Recruitment Rules for promotion.

The new rates will be applicable with effect from the date an employee draws pay in the revised scale of pay applicable in accordance with Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Hindi version will follow.
(Rajeev Bahree)
Under Secretary (Pay)
Tele: 23040489
To
All Ministries/ Departments of Government of India.

Annexure to No. 1 /4/2017-Estt.(Pay-I) dated the 28th February, 2019

Illustration 1

An officer was drawing pay of Rs.78500 in Cell 6 of Level 11 before his appointment to officiate in Level 12 carrying duties and responsibilities of greater importance than those attaching to the post held by him before such appointment.

On the date of his officiating appointment, he may be granted one increment (Cell 7 in Level 1 1-Rs.80900) and thereafter, he is to be placed at a cell equal to the figure so arrived (Rs.80900) in the Level 12. Since no such cell equal to Rs. 80900 is available in Level 12, he shall be placed at the next higher cell in that Level [Cell 2 of Level 12- Rs.81200/-]. After such fixation since there is only an increase of amount of Rs.2700 ( Rs. 81200-78500) which is less than 12.5% of the basic pay Rs.78500) of the post held earlier by the officer before such officiating appointment and further limit of Rs.6700/-, there is no substantial increase in the pay so fixed. The restrictions under FR 35 will, therefore, not apply in this case and his pay will be fixed at Rs.81200/- (Cell 2 in Level 12).

Illustration 2

An officer was drawing pay of Rs. 175500 in Cell 13 of Level 13 before his appointment to officiate in Level 14 carrying duties and responsibilities of greater importance than those attaching to the post held by him before such appointment. In this case, his pay is to be fixed in the following manner under FR 35:-

On the date of his officiating appointment, he may be granted one increment (Cell 14 of Level 13- Rs. 180800) in the Level (Level 13) of the post held by him before officiating appointment. Since no cell equal to 180800 is available in Level 14 he shall be placed at the next higher cell in that Level (Rs. 182700- Cell 9 of Level 14). By such fixation of pay, the increase in pay comes to Rs. 7200 (Rs. 182700-175500). Amount of /Increase of Rs.7200 is more than increase of Rs.6700/- permissible under FR 35 and as such this increase shall be treated as substantial increase for the purpose of restriction under FR 35. Thus, his pay is to be fixed at Rs. 182200 (175500+6700). However, as no such cell equivalent to the value of Rs. 182200 is available in Level 14, his pay is to be fixed at next Cell in Level 14, i.e. Rs. 182700 (Cell 9 in Level 14) breaching the limit of Rs.6700.

Illustration 3

An officer was drawing pay of Rs.36500 in Cell 2 of Level 6 before his appointment to officiate in Level 7 carrying duties and responsibilities of greater importance than those attaching to the post held by him before such appointment. In this case, his basic pay is to be fixed in the following manner under FR 35:- On the date of his officiating appointment, he may be granted one increment (Cell 3 of Level 6 Rs.37600) in the Level (Level 6) of the post held by him before officiating appointment. However, no cell equal to amount of Rs. 37600 is available in Level 7 as minimum Cell value in Level 7 is Rs.44900 (Cell 1 of Level 7). If his pay is fixed at Rs.44900 (Cell 1 of Level 7) the increase in pay comes to Rs. 8400 (Rs.44900-36500) which is more than increase of Rs.4562.5/- (12.5% of 36500) limit prescribed under this OM. As such this increase shall be treated as substantial increase for the purpose of restriction under FR 35. His basic pay is thus to be fixed at Rs.4 1062.5 (36500+4562.5) in the Level of the post held by him before such officiating appointment i.e. Level 6. Since no such Cell equal to the amount of Rs.41062.5 is available in Level 6, his pay is to be fixed at next Cell in that Level, i.e. Rs.4 1100 (Cell 6 in Level 6) breaching the limit of 12.5%.

Source: DoPT
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India Post Circulars: DA to Central Government employees effective from Jan 1, 2019

India Post Circulars: DA to Central Government employees effective from Jan 1, 2019

No.8-1/2016-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
PAP Section/(Establishment Division)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110001
Dated: 28/02/2019
To
  1. All Chief Postmasters Generay Postmasters General
  2. Chief General Manager, BD Directorate,/Parcel Directorate/ PLI Directorate
  3. Director RAKNPA/ GM CEPT/ Directors of All PTCs,
  4. Addl. Director General, Army Postal Service, R.K. Puram, New Delhi
  5. All General Managers (Finance)/ DAp/ DDAP
Sub: Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2019.

I am directed to forward herewith a copy of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure's Office Memorandum No. 1/1/2019-E.II (B) dated 27th February, 2019 on the subject cited above for information and further necessary action.

This issue with the approval of the competent authority.
(S.B,Vyavahare)
Asstt. Director General (ESTT.)
Encl: As above.
Copy to:
  1. PPS to Secretary (Posts)/ PS to Director General Postal Services.
  2. Addl. DG (Co.ordination)/ Member (P)/ Member (O)/
  3. Member (PLI)/ Member (Banking)/ Member (Tech)/ Member (Plg & HRD)
  4. AS & FA
  5. Sr. DDG (Vis) & CVO/ Sr. DDG eA-F.)/ Director General P&T (Audit)
  6. Secretary, Postal Services Board
  7. Chief Engineer (Civil) Postal Directorate
  8. Budget Section/ PA Wing/ STT Section of Postal Directorate
  9. All other Sections of Postal Directorate
  10. All recognized Federations/ Unions/ Associations
  11. GM, CEPT for uploading the order on the India post website
    Guard File/Spare Copies.

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7th CPC Dearness Allowance from January, 2019 hike from 9% to 12% - Department of Expenditure, MoF Order

7th CPC Dearness Allowance from January, 2019 hike from 9% to 12% - Department of Expenditure, MoF Order

No. 1/1/2019-E-II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure


North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 27th February, 2019.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2019.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's Office Memorandum No. 1/2/2018-E-ll (B) dated 7th September, 2018 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 9% to 12% of the basic pay with effect from 1st January, 2019 .

2. The term 'basic pay' in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government , but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of FR 9(21).

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance (from January to March) shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of March, 2019.

6. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In respect of Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees , separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

7. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned , these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comp r ler and Auditor General of India.
Sd/-
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
To
All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India (as per standard distribution list).
Copy to: C&AG, UPSC, etc. as per standard endorsement list.
Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2019


Source: DoE
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Transport Allowance to Railway Employees availing concessional Season Ticket


Transport Allowance to Railway Employees availing concessional Season Ticket

(RBE No. 34/2019)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)
S.No. PC-VII/ 129
RBE No. 34 /2019
No. PC-V/2017/A/TA/1
New Delhi, dated 22-02-2019
The GMs/OSDs/CAO(R)s,
All Indian Railways and PUs.

Sub: Grant of Transport Allowance to Railway Employees availing concessional Season Ticket/Suburban passes.

Ref: Railway Board's letter No. PC-V/97/l/7/12 (Pt.4) dated 27- 9-1999 (RBE No. 242/99)
References have been received from a few Railways seeking clarification regarding grant of Transport Allowance to Railway employees availing Concessional Season Ticket/Suburban passes.
In this regard it ts stated that there is no change in the instructions contained in Board’s letters dated 12-9-2008 (RBE No.111/2008), 23-01-2009 (RBE No. 16/2009) and 03-8-2017 (RBE No. 84/2017). These orders do not prohibit payment of Transport Allowance to Railway employees availing Concessional Season Tickets/Suburban passes.

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate.

Hindi version is enclosed.
(Subhankar Dutta)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board
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