May 21, 2018

7th Pay Commission Pay – Exercising Of Option – Finance Ministry Clarification And CGDA Order


7th Pay Commission Pay Fixation method under CCS Revised Pay Rules 2016 – CGDA Order based on Finance Ministry Clarification

Ministry of Defence
Department of Defence
D(Civ I)

Subject: Implementation of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 – Exercising of option for fixation of pay
This is regarding exercising of option for fixation of pay in the revised pay structure in terms of following provisions of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016:
Para 5 Save as otherwise provided in these rules, a Governments servant shall draw pay in the Level in the revised pay structure applicable to the post to which he is appointed.
Provisio 1: Provided that a Government servant may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until the date on which he earns his next or any subsequent increments the existing pay structure or until he vacats his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure.
Provisio 2: Provided further that in cases where a Government servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of these rules on account of promotion or upgradation, the Government servant may elect switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation, as the case may be.
2. Regarding the aforesaid provision, clarification was sought from Ministry of Finance/Dept. of Expenditure on the issue of exercising of option for fixation of pay by the government servants in 6th CPC Pay Structure till their promotion which falls after the date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 (i.e. 25.07.2016).
3. Now, MoF(DoE) have issued clarification dated 19.03.2018 (copy enclosed) wherein it has been clarified that the option for fixation of pay in the revised pay structure after the date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 i.e. 25.07.2016 cannot be exercised as Rule 5 of the said Rules provided for option only for promotion taking place upto 25.07.2016 (date of notification of the said Rules)

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