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Re-exercise of option for fixing 6CPC revised pay under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008- Beneficiaries
Readers must be aware of the recent Office Memorandum No. 10/2/2011-E-III(A) dated 03.01.2013, (click here read OM dated 03.01.2013) issued by Finance Ministry for allowing Central Government Employees who were to receive their increment in the pre-revised pay scale from February 2006 to June 2006,Re-exercise of option for fixation of 6CPC revised pay from 01.01.2006, if they had earlier opted under CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 to postpone the fixation of their 6CPC revised pay to the date of their next increment (July) or on the date of their promotion / ACP if any.
Background of one time increment granted to employees who were in receipt of yearly increment from February to June
While implementing sixth pay commission report Government in a bid to regulate the yearly increment received by Central Government Employees on the month of their joining in Government, fixed July as the month of yearly increment for all Central Government Employees irrespective of their date of joining. This change in the policy of granting Annual Increment had caused anomaly in pay in respect of employees who received their yearly increment from the months of February to June, as they could get their yearly increment in 2006 only in the month of July 2006, viz., after lapse of 13 to 17 months, as against employees who were in receipt of pre-revised increment prior to 2006 in the month of January or from July to December who could get yearly increment in 2006 in 12 months or less.
Hence in order to rectify this anomaly, Government decided to grant one time increment to employees who were in receipt of yearly increment from February to June in the pre-revised pay scale (Click here to read Office Memorandum No.10/02/2011-E.III/A dated 19.03.2012).
Re-exercise of option under CCS (RP) Rules 2008, to provide full benefit of one time increment
However, the above mentioned order dated 19.03.2012, did not give full benefit to employees who had earlier opted under CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 to postpone the fixation of their 6CPC revised pay to the date of their next increment (July) or on the date of their promotion / ACP, since their pre-revised pay as on 01.01.2006 which was taken for calculating 6CPC revised pay, did not include annual increment for the year 2006. For instance, if an employee was in receipt of pre-revised increment in the month of June, might have opted for fixation of his/her 6CPC revised pay from July 2006 (rather than from January 2006), to get recurring benefit by way of additional pay in pay in band at the cost of (loss of) pay arrears from January 2006 to June 2006.
This issue was raised by the Staff side of the Joint Consultative Machinery in the meeting of the National Anomaly Committee held on 17.7.2012, for providing another opportunity to such Central Government employees to re-exercise their option to come over to the revised pay scale as per CCS(RP) Rules, 2008.
Hence, it is decided by government that all those employees who are covered under the provisions of the aforesaid OM dated 19.3.2012 may once again be permitted to re-exercise their option to come over to the Revised pay structure, since the OM bring about a material change in the basis for exercise of option to come over to the revised pay structure in terms of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008.