Fixation of pay and grant of increment in the 7th CPC Pay structure — clarifications by Railway Board
Government of India(Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
New Delhi, dated: 20.10.2016
The General Manager/CAOs(R), All India Railways & Production Units, (As per mailing list)
Sub:- Fixation of pay and grant of increment in the revised Pay structure — clarifications – regarding.
Following the notification of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, Railway Board has received references seeking clarifications regarding various aspects of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure as also pay fixation and grant of increment in future under revised pay structure. These matters have been considered by Ministry of Finance and the points of doubts are clarified as under:-
Point of doubt
As per the provisions of FR 22 (l)(a)(1), the Government Servants (other than those appointed on deputation to ex- cadre post or ad-hoc basis or on direct recruitment basis) have the option, to be exercised within one month from the date of promotion, to have the pay fixed under this rule from the date of such promotion/appointment or from the date of next increment.
Some of the employees, promoted between 01.01.2016 and the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 had opted for their pay fixation on promotion/financial up-gradation under MACPS from the date of their next increment in the lower grade. Consequent upon notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 i.e. 28th July, 2016, the option submitted by such employees has now turned out to be disadvantageous.
Whether such employee may be allowed to revise their option under FR 22(I)(a)(1) at this stage.
Under the changed circumstances after notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016, the employee may be allowed to exercise revised option for fixation of pay under FR 22(I)(a)(1). Such revised option shall be exercised’ within one month of issue of this letter. Option so revised shall be final.
Whether employees appointed/promoted/granted financial upgradation during 02.01.2015 and 01.07.2015 will be entitled to grant of one increment on 01.01.2016
Since, the provisions of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 are effective from 01.01.2016, no increment shall be allowed on 01.01.2016 at the time of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure.