AGENDA ITEMS FOR THE MEETING OF NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE
PAY FIXATION IN CASE OF MERGER OF PREREVISED PAY SCALE.
In Para 2.2.19 (vii) page 45 of the VI CPC report the Commission has stated that this merger has been done by extending the existing minimum prescribed for the highest pay scale with which the other scales have (are being) merged.
However, the pay in the pay band in respect of the pre-revised Pay Scale of ` 5000-8000 has been fixed at ` 9300 (i.e. ` 5000X1.86) and that of the pre revised Pay Scale ` 5500-9000 at ` 10230 (i.e.` 5500X 1.86).
In Rule 7(1) (A) of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, it has been laid down that:
(i) The pay in the pay band / pay scale will be determined by multiplying the existing basic pay as on 1.1.2006 by a factor of 1.86 and rounding off the resultant figure to the next multiple of 10.
(ii) If the minimum of the revised pay band/pay scale is more then the amount arrived at as per (i) above, the pay shall be fixed at the minimum of the pay band / pay scale.
Since the pre-revised pay scale of ` 5000-8000, ` 5500-9000, ` 6500-6900 and ` 6500-10500 have been merged with the Pay Scale of ` 6500-10500 its pay in the pay band should have been revised as Annexure-I.
ITEM NO. 2
DENIAL OF MONITARY BENEFIT IN THE MATTER OF FIXATION OF PAY WHILE GRANTING HIGHER REPLACEMENT SCALE.
Railway Boards vide their letter No. Pc-V1/2008/l/RSRP/l dated 25.9.2008 have issued clarification that where all posts in a particular grade have been granted higher replacement pay scale / grade pay, their fixation will be done with reference to their fitment table corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale instead of upgraded pay scale. This provision denied the due benefit of fixation of pay in the upgraded scale.
According to the existing practice when a post is upgraded, say from Rs.6500-l0500 to Rs.7450-11500/- the pay is fixed with reference to the fixation table provided for Rs.7450- 11500/-.
It is urged that when a post is upgraded the fixation of pay should be done on the basis of the upgraded pay scale.
ITEM NO. 3
FIXATION OF PAY IN REVISED PAY SCALE
The VI CPC in para 2.2.19 (vii) has indicated that where pre revised pay scales have been merged it has been done by extending the existing minimum prescribed for the highest pay scale with which the other scales are being merged. Accordingly it has also been stipulated in 7(1) (A) of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 that if the minimum of the Revised Pay Band / Pay Scale is more that what is determined by multiplying the existing basic pay as on 1.1.2006 by a factor of 1.86 and rounding of the resultant figure to the next multiple of 10, the pay shall be fixed at the minimum of the revised Pay Band / Pay Scale. Note 2B below Rule 7, ibid and illustration 4B given in the Explanatory Memorandum to the Revised Pay Rule apply to cases of merger of Pay Scales. Note 2 B States that pay in the revised Pay Bands will be fixed in the manner prescribed in accordance with Clause (A) (i) And clause (A) (ii) of Rule 7. In illustration 4B a case of an employee in the pre revised pay scale Rs.5000-8000 drawing Rs.5600 as on 1.1.2006 in the pay scale of 6500-10500 has been indicated with which the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 stands merged.
Taking these into account the pay in the Pay Band in the case of all employees in the Pay Scales of Rs.5000-8000 and Rs.5500-9000 has to be fixed at Rs. 6500 multiplied by 1.86 i.e. Rs.12090. The fixation tables for pay scales 5000-8000 and 5500-9000may therefore be modified fixing the pay in the pay band at Rs. 12090 wherever it is less than that amount.
Illustration 4B in the explanatory memorandum to the Revised Pay Rules 2008 may be modified as under: -
|Existing Scale of Pay||5000-8000|
|Pay Band PB-2||9300-34800|
|Merged with Pay Scale||65010500|
Existing Basic Pay as on 1.1.06 Rs.5600 Pay in the PB-2 Rs.5600 X 1.86 = 10420
As per Clause (A) (i) of Rule 7(i) of Revised Pay Rules 2008
|Pay in the PB-2 Rs.6500- X 1.86 12090|| |
As per Clause (A) (ii) of Rule 7 (i) of Revised Pay Rules 2008
Grade Pay Rs.4200 Revised Basic Pay Rs.16290
FIXATION OF PAY FOR NEW RECRUITS IN THE GRADE PAY OF RS.4200/-
The Sixth Pay Commission recommended the merger of the Pay scales of Rs.5000- 150-8000 and 5500-175-9000 with the pay scale of Rs.6500-200-11500 with the intension of giving benefit to the earlier two scales. However, while issuing the notification of CCS (revised Pay) Rule 2008, the scales of 5500-175-9000 and 6500-200-11500 were brought down and merged with the scale of Rs.5000-l50-8000. Consequently the entry pay for direct recruits of the Grade Pay of Rs.4200 has been revised by multiplying 5000 X 1.86 = 9300 + 4200 total Rs. 13500/- in place of multiplying 6500 X 1.86 =12090 + 4200 total Rs.16290/- which is contrary to the Sixth Pay Commission recommendation.
Rectification of this anomaly should be done by multiplying 6500 by 1.86 which comes to Rs.l2090/- in place of Rs.9300/- (5000X 1.86) in order to give the desired benefit to the merged scales.