The previous week has not seen any major development where the 7th Pay Commission is concerned. All Central Government employees are now eagerly awaiting for the National Anomaly Committee meeting which is scheduled to be held soon. On the other hand, an important order regarding the fixation of pay and grant of increment in the revised pay structure has been issued. You can scroll below to read the order in detail.
On the other hand, an important order regarding the fixation of pay and grant of increment in the revised pay structure has been issued. You can scroll below to read the order in detail.
Latest update on NAC meeting The NAC meeting is crucial for the basic pay hike of CG employees to be revised. In principle the government has agreed for a revision of pay hike. Sources say that the meeting is expected to be held this month itself. The meeting was postponed several times this month on account of the various holidays. Now with work getting back on track and no major holidays in the offing the NAC is all set to meet.
Delay should not deter CG employees Sources say that the delay of the NAC meeting should not deter both CG employees and pensioners. The delay is owing to the holidays and hence the meeting should not be convened. Sources say that whenever the meeting is held it has been decided to raise the fitment factor from 2.57 to 3 times. The fact is that the government has decided to revise the basic pay. No matter when the meeting is held, the government’s final decision would come in January 2018 itself.
Fixation of pay and grant of increment The matter regarding fixation of pay under pay panel in respect of employees promoted between 1st day of January and the date of notification of CCS(RP)Rules 2016 and methodology to be adopted in such cases has already been furnished. Of late, this HQrs has been receiving various references regarding application of the orders issued by AT-II Section of this office thereby seeking clarification regarding availability of option to switch over to 7th Pay COmmission from 07/2016 in cases where the official has been promoted between 1st January 2016 and the date of notification. In reply, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure has clarified that -“the option to switch over to the revised pay structure either on 01.01.2016 or the date of next increment is applicable under Rule 5 of CCS(RP)Rules 2016 in case of post held on 01.01.2016. Further, they have clarified that if the date of next increment on 01.07.2016 for a post held on 01.01.2016 falls after the date of promotion, then the date of next increment for the post held on 01.01.2016 has no relevance for option. Thus, the option cannot be exercised from 01.07.2016 to switch over to revised pay structure.
7th Pay Commission, latest news and updates The latest news on the 7th Pay Commission is that the fitment factor would rise to 3 times. This would have an impact on both the CG employees and pensioners. This would mean that the basic pay would go up from Rs 18,000 to Rs 21,000. Employees have been asking for a hike of Rs 26,000, but the government is unlikely to go ahead with that and will stick to Rs 21,000.