Date of next increment – Opportunity to Railway Employees to exercise / re-exercise option for pay fixation – RBE No. 35/2021
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
PC-VII No. 169
File No. PC-VII/2017/R-I/7
RBE No. 35/2021
New Delhi, dated: 24/05/2021
The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units,
(As per standard mailing list)
Sub: Date of next increment under Rule 10 of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 – regarding.
Please refer to Board’s letter No. PC-VIJ/2017/R-I/7 dated 18.12.2019 (RBE No. 212/2019) forwarding therewith Ministry of Finance/Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 4-21/2017-IC/E.IIIA dated 28.11.2019 inter-alia providing clarification on Date of Next Increment under Rule 10 of Central Civil Services (Revise Pay) Rules, 2016 for adoption of the same in Railways with respect to Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.
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2. Ministry of Finance/Department of Expenditure vide para 7 of their O.M. dated 28.11.2019 also approved that the employees who have been regularly promoted or granted financial upgradation on or after 01.01.2016 and desire to exercise/re-exercise option for pay fixation under FR22(I)(a)(1) shall be given an opportunity to exercise or re-exercise option there under and such an option shall be exercised within one month of issue of their O.M.
3. Now, Ministry of Finance/Department of Expenditure vide their another O.M. No. 04-21/2017-IC/E.IIIA dated 15.04.2021 (copy enclosed) partially modified para 7 of their O.M. dated 28.11.2019 and approved for allowing another opportunity to Government employees to exercise/re-exercise option for pay fixation as allowed under their O.M. dated 28.11.2019.
4. The aforesaid O.M. dated 15.04.2021 of Ministry of Finance/Department of Expenditure shall be applicable mutatis mutandis in Railways too with respect to Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.
5. The “three months’ period mentioned in para 2 of aforesaid O.M. dated 15.04.2021 of Ministry of Finance/Department of Expenditure shall be three months from the date of issue of these instructions.
Encl.: As above
(Jaya Kumar G)
Dy. Director/Pay Commission-VII & HRMS