6th Pay Commission Pay Fixation Fitment Table
Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Finance/ Vitta Mantralaya
Department of Expenditure / Vyaya Vibhag
New Delhi, the 30th August, 2008
Subject: Implementation of Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendations – fixation of pay and payment of arrears – instructions regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, notified vide G.S.R. No.622(E) dated 29th August, 2008 and to state that in terms of Rule 6 of these Rules, government servants are required to exercise their option for drawal of their pay in the revised pay structure in the format prescribed in the Second Schedule to the Rules.
2. The sequence of action to be taken on receipt of the option will be as follows: –
(i) The manner of initial fixation of pay in the revised pay structure has been indicated in Rule 7 of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008. On the basis of this Rule, detailed Fixation Tables for each stage in each of the pre-revised scales have been worked out in the manner recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission and are enclosed as Annex-I of this O.M. These may be used for the purpose of fixation in the revised pay structure as on 1.1.2006.
(ii) The tables in Annex-I will be applicable in cases where normal replacement pay scales have been approved by the Government. In cases of upgradation of posts and merger of pre-revised pay scales, fixation of pay will be done as prescribed in Note 2A and 2B below Rule 7(1) and in the manner indicated in Illustration 4A & 4B respectively of the Explanatory Memorandum to the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008.
(iii) In terms of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, there shall be a uniform date of increment i.e. 1st July of the year after implementation of the revised pay structure. Consequently, in the case of employees whose date of next increment falls on 1.1.2006, the increment will be drawn in the pre-revised scale and pay fixed in accordance with the tables after including this increment. The next increment in the revised pay structure in such cases will be drawn on 1st July, 2006.
(iv) On fixation of pay in the applicable revised pay bands and grade pay or in the pay scale, as the case may be, pay and allowances for the month of September, 2008 may be drawn and paid on the basis of the revised pay structure and the applicable allowances thereon after deduction of enhanced subscription to the General Provident Fund which will be calculated with reference to the revised basic pay. Insofar as the employees who have joined on or after 1.1.2004 are concerned, the enhanced deductions under the New Pension Scheme will be calculated with reference to the revised basic pay and DA thereon.
“Basic pay” in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed pay band plus the applicable grade pay but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc. In the case of Government servants in the pay scales of HAG+ and above, basic pay means the pay in the prescribed scale.
(v) Bills may be drawn separately in respect of the arrears of pay and allowances for the period from January 1, 2006 to August 31, 2008. The aggregate arrears, computed after deduction of subscription at enhanced rates of GPF and NPS with reference to the revised pay, may be paid in two instalments, the first instalment being restricted to 40% of the aggregate arrears. DDOs/PAOs will ensure that action is taken simultaneously in regard to Government’s contribution towards enhanced subscription. Orders in regard to the payment of the second instalment of arrears will be issued separately.
(vi) Similar sequential action as indicated above may be taken for the authorization of the revised pay and allowances of those employees whose options might be received later.
3. The revised rates of all allowances, such as House Rent Allowance, Transport Allowance, Children Education Allowance, Special Compensatory Allowance, Special Duty Allowance, Island Special Duty Allowance, Hard Duty Allowance, etc., will be paid prospectively w.e.f. 1.9.08. Accordingly, no arrears will be paid in respect of these allowances. However, Dearness Allowance and Non-Practising Allowance for medical doctors at rates notified separately, will be payable w.e.f. 1.1.2006 or the date of option.
4. With a view to expediting the authorization and disbursement of arrears, it has been decided that the arrear claims may be paid without pre-check of the fixation of pay in the revised scales of pay. The facility to disburse arrears without pre-check of fixation of pay will not, however, be available in respect of those Government servants who have relinquished service on account of dismissal, resignation, discharge, retirement etc. after the date of implementation of the Pay Commission’s recommendations but before the preparation and drawal of the arrear claims, as well as in respect of those employees who had expired prior to exercising their option for the drawal of pay in the revised scales.
5. In order to ensure correct and systematic fixation of pay in the revised pay structure, a proforma for the purpose (Statement of Fixation of Pay) is enclosed (Annex-II). The statement should be prepared in triplicate and one copy thereof should be passed in the Service Book of the Government servant concerned and another copy made available to the concerned accounting authorities [Chief Controller of Accounts/ Controller of Accounts/ Accounts Officer] for post-check. Attention is also invited in this connection to the Government decision contained at Sl. No. 2 (iii) of the Part ‘A’ of the Resolution No.1/1/2008-IC dated August 29, 2008 regarding the adjustment of the instalments of Dearness Allowance paid paid between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2008.
6. The requirement of pre-check of pay fixation having been dispensed with, it is not unlikely that the arrears due in some cases may be computed incorrectly leading to overpayments that might have to be recovered subsequently. The Drawing & Disbursing Officers should, therefore, make it clear to the employees under their administrative control, while disbursing the arrears, that the payments are being made subject to adjustment from amounts that may be due to them subsequently should any discrepancies be noticed later. For this purpose, an undertaking may also be obtained in writing from every employee at the time of disbursement of the arrears/ pay and allowances for September, 2008 to the effect that any excess payment that may be found to have been made as a result of incorrect fixation of pay in the revised scales will be refunded by him to Government either by adjustment against future payments or otherwise. A specimen form of the undertaking is also enclosed (Annex-III).
7. In authorizing the arrears, Income Tax as due may also be deducted and credited to Government in accordance with the instructions on the subject. In case a Government servant wishes to deposit his arrears in his General Provident Fund account, this may be permitted.
8. On receipt of the necessary options, action for drawal and disbursement of arrears should be completed immediately.
9. Hindi version will follow.
Joint Secretary to the Government of India
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