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# 7th Pay Commission News – Who are to be benefited more in terms of higher pay ?

## 7th Pay Commission News – An analysis of pay benefits recommended by 7th CPC by way of increase in their present Grade Pay before revision of pay under 7th Pay Commission

7th Pay Commission upgrades Grade Pay for certain cadres / posts in among Central Government Employees – Grade Pay for these Posts would be increased before fixation in 7CPC Pay Matrix and new 7th Pay Commission Pay would be granted in the higher pay level applicable to higher grade pay

Higher Grade Pay for certain Posts / Cadres – We all know that 7th Pay Commission has done away with Grade Pay System and introduced a new pay fixation technique which is known as Pay Matrix.

As per the pay fixation method in new pay matrix, pay of an employee will be fixed by horizontally traversing first based on his / her grade pay to find out the column / level. Once the level of the employee is found out then multiplication factor of 2.57 with basic Pay would determine the new 7th Pay Commission Pay of the employee. This pay fixation is termed as “Replacement Scale” by 7th Pay Commission.

While this method applies to most of the cadres / posts in Central Government Service, 7th Pay Commission has observed that certain cadres / Posts, pay has to be upgraded prior to fixation of 7th Pay Commission on the basis of pay anomaly that exists presently or those cadres / posts deserve an high pay on account of their nature of work etc.

Now let us have look at the normal method for pay fixation which is also when grade pay is upgraded by 7th Pay Commission

### Normal Fitment

Ms. ABC is presently drawing a Basic Pay of ₹12,560 in GP 2400. For Normal Fitment, her Basic Pay will first be multiplied by a factor of 2.57 and then rounded-off to the nearest Rupee. In this case 12560 x 2.57 = 32,279.20, which will be rounded-off to ₹32,279. She will then be placed in the Pay Matrix in the Level corresponding to GP 2400 (Level 4 in this case) in a cell either equal to or next higher to ₹32,279. In this case, her salary will be fixed at ₹32,300.

 Pay Band 5200-20200 Grade Pay 1800 1900 2000 2400 2800 Entry Pay (EP) 7000 7730 8460 9910 11360 Levels 1 2 3 4 5 Index 2.57 2.57 2.57 2.57 2.57 1 18000 19900 21700 25500 29200 2 18500 20500 22400 26300 30100 3 19100 21100 23100 27100 31000 4 19700 21700 23800 27900 31900 5 20300 22400 24500 28700 32900 6 20900 23100 25200 29600 33900 7 21500 23800 26000 30500 34900 8 22100 24500 26800 31400 35900 9 22800 25200 27600 32300 37000 10 23500 26000 28400 33300 38100 11 24200 26800 29300 34300 39200

Suppose, Ms. ABC, who is presently drawing a Basic Pay of ₹12,560 in GP 2400 (10160+2400), is upgraded to GP 2800 as a result of Seventh CPC’s recommendations. Then the fitment will be in two steps:

1.   The  new  basic  pay  will  be  computed using the upgraded grade pay. The pay arrived will be as follows:

Basic Pay: 10160+2800=12,960.

2.   Then this value will be multiplied by a factor of 2.57 and then rounded-off to the nearest Rupee. In this case 12960 x 2.57= 33,307.20, which will be rounded-off to ₹33,307. She will then be placed in the Pay Matrix in the Level corresponding to her upgraded Grade Pay, i.e. GP 2800 (Level 5 in this case) in a cell either equal to or next higher to ₹33,307. In this case, her salary will be fixed at ₹33,900.

 Pay Band 5200-20200 Grade Pay 1800 1900 2000 2400 2800 Entry Pay (EP) 7000 7730 8460 9910 11360 Levels 1 2 3 4 5 Index 2.57 2.57 2.57 2.57 2.57 1 18000 19900 21700 25500 29200 2 18500 20500 22400 26300 30100 3 19100 21100 23100 27100 31000 4 19700 21700 23800 27900 31900 5 20300 22400 24500 28700 32900 6 20900 23100 25200 29600 33900 7 21500 23800 26000 30500 34900

Both of these 7th CPC Pay fixation can be easily done for finding out your new 7CPC Pay and allowances using the following GConnect 7th Pay Commission report based Pay and Allowances Calculators.  In respect of 7CPC pay fixation for upgraded grade pay, select the upgraded grade pay in the calculator while calculating the revised pay.

7th Pay Commission Pay and Allowances Calculator for Civilian Employees in Central Government

7th Pay Commission Defence Pay Calculator

7th Pay Commission Pension Calculator for Central Government Pensioners

### Which posts / Cadres have been granted with higher grade Pay ?

Well.  now you know the method for pay fixation when grade pay is upgraded by 7th Pay Commission.  But it is applicable to certain cadres / posts only.  Checkout following table in which we have given a list of cadres / posts that are entitled to higher grade pay.

### 1, 2, 3. Dietitians in Railways

Dietitians in Railways have demanded an upgrade to GP 5400 (PB-3) from the existing GP 4200. The Dieticians in Central Government are placed in GP 4600.

The entry level qualification for Dietitians in Railways is  B.Sc. with Chemistry/Home Science and PG Diploma in Dietetics with three months’ internship OR M.Sc. (Home Science) with Food and Nutrition.

The entry level qualification for Dietitians in Central Government is Master’s Degree in Home Science/Home Economics with specialisation in Food and Nutrition or B.Sc. (Home Science/Home Economics) with Nutrition as a special subject and PG Diploma in Dietetics and one year’s experience.

Thus, the entry level qualification of Dietitians in Railways and Central Government is similar except that in the Railways, three months’ internship has been prescribed as against one year’s experience prescribed in the Central Government.

The Commission observes that this is a fit case for harmonisation and recommends GP 4600 for Dietitians in Railway. The promotional posts of Senior Dietician (present GP 4600) and Assistant Dietetic Officer (present GP 4800) will also be upgraded to GP 4800 and GP 5400 (PB-2) respectively.

In case of Radiographers of Andaman and Nicobar Administration, the Commission notes that the posts of Junior Radiographers and Radiographers have similar entry level qualifications but are placed in GP 2000 and GP 2800 respectively.

The Commission recommends that the post of Junior Radiographer be merged with Radiographers and placed in GP 2800.

### 5. Perfusionists in Railways

The Commission recommends GP 4200 for Perfusionists in Railways subject to acquiring qualification of Degree in Science + Diploma in Perfusion Technology.

Further, the existing incumbents not possessing the revised qualification may be granted replacement pay level corresponding to GP 2400.

They may be granted the pay level corresponding to upgraded GP 4200 after acquiring the revised qualification OR upon completion of three years in GP 2400, whichever is earlier.

### 6. Dental Hygienists in CGHS

The Commission, recommends GP 4200 for the Dental Hygienists of CGHS subject to the administrative ministry taking steps to bring uniformity in their entry level qualifications on the patterns of those in Central Government hospitals.

### 7, 8, 9. Russian translators in the Ministry of Defence

The Commission recommends that Russian Translation Officers should be upgraded from the existing GP 4600 to GP 5400 (PB-3).

Similarly, Russian Senior Translation officers should be upgraded from existing GP 5400 (PB-3) to GP 6600 and Russian Editors from existing GP 6600 to GP 7600.

### 10. Sheep Shearer cum Supervisor, Central Sheep Breeding Farm (CSBF)

The Commission recommends that the grade pay of Sheep Shearer cum Supervisors be upgraded to the GP 2400.

Since the upgradation will involve a jump from the level of Shepherd in the GP 1800 to Sheep Shearer cum Supervisor in the GP 2400 after a period of 12 years, the Commission is of the view that the government may consider introducing an appropriate level in between so as to graduate the progression from Shepherd to Sheep Shearer cum Supervisor.

### 11. Inspector in Indian Postal Service

The Commission, recommends that Inspector (Posts) who are presently in the GP 4200 should be upgraded to GP 4600. With this upgradation, Inspector (Posts) shall come to lie in an identical grade pay as that of their promotion post of Assistant Superintendent of Posts (ASPOs).

### 12. ASPOs in Indian Postal Service

Commission has felt that a higher grade would need to be extended to ASPOs. Accordingly, the Commission recommends that the promotional post of ASPOs be placed in the next higher GP 4800 and further, the post of Superintendent (Posts), which is presently in the GP 4800, be moved up to GP 5400 (PB-2).

### 13, 14, 15. Assistant Archivists, Archivists and Scientific Officers in National Archives of India

The Commission taking note of the demands made, reply of the ministry, the role of Archivists and the entry level qualifications recommends as under:

The existing cadre of Assistant Archivists should be upgraded to GP 4600 from the existing GP 4200, and then placed at the appropriate level in the Pay Matrix.

Accordingly, the Commission recommends upgradation in the pay for the cadre of Archivists to GP 4800 from the existing GP 4600. After upgradation, these employees should be placed at the appropriate level in the Pay Matrix.

The Commission is recommending upgradation in the pay for the post of Scientific Officer from the existing GP 4600 to GP 4800, and a non-functional upgrade to GP 5400 (PB-2) after four years. After upgradation, these employees should be placed at the appropriate level in the Pay Matrix.

### 16. Officers in organised Accounts Cadres (in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, Defence Accounts Department, Indian Civil Accounts Organisation, Railways, Post and Telecommunications)

The Commission is therefore of the view that there is no justification for excluding officers in the organised accounting departments who are at GP 4800 from this dispensation.

It is recommended that all officers in organised accounts cadres (in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, Defence Accounts Department, Indian Civil Accounts Organisation, Railways, Post and Telecommunications) who are in GP 4800 should be upgraded, on completion of four years’ service to GP 5400 (PB-2), viz., Pay level 9, in the pay matrix.

### 17. Cardiology Staff of Dr. RML Hospital (Junior ECG Technician)

The Commission recommends that Grade Pay of Junior ECG Technician of Dr. R.M.L Hospital is to be upgraded from Rs. 2400 to Rs. 2800.

### 18, 19. Junior Agriculture Assistant / Junior Soil Conservation Assistant in Andaman and Nicobar Administration

Taking into consideration the essential educational qualification of BSc (Agriculture) and the hierarchical pattern in the cadre, the posts of Junior Agriculture Assistant/Junior Soil    Conservation    Assistant    presently    in PB-1, GP- 2400 are recommended to be upgraded and merged with the posts of Agriculture Assistant/Soil Conservation Assistant in the pay scale of PB-1, GP-2800. Since the posts above GP 2800 in the cadre are already placed in appropriate level, the demand for pay hike is not justified and status quo is recommended.

### Bus Conductors in Andaman and Nicobar Administration

The Commission, recommends an upgradation in pay from Grade Pay 1800 to 1900 in case of Bus Conductors of A&N.

### 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25. Senior Technical Assistants (STAs), JTA, Store Keeper, Assistant Store Keeper, Electrical Supervisor, Laboratory Assistant, Machine Man, and Junior Press Assistant in Ministry of Mining

Commission has recommended that the posts of STA (Chemistry), STA (Ore Dressing), STA (Mining), STA (Survey), STA (Publication) and STA (Drawing) should be first upgraded to GP 4600 and then placed at the appropriate level in the pay matrix.

Consultations with the Ministry of Mines reveals that the method of recruitment, qualification required, and duties of all JTAs in IBM and GSI are similar.

Accordingly, it is recommended that the posts of JTA (Chemistry), JTA (Ore Dressing) and JTA (Publication) should be first upgraded to GP 4200 and then placed at the appropriate level in the pay matrix.

The posts of JPA and SPA should be merged in IBM. The merged cadre should be called Pressman cadre. It should be initially fixed in GP 1900 with  appropriate placement in the pay matrix.

The post of Electrical Supervisor in IBM lies in GP 2800 with qualification requirement of Diploma in Engineering.

This post has had horizontal parity with the post of Junior Technical Assistant (JTA). Since we are recommending upgradation of JTA from GP 2800 to GP 4200, upgrading the post of Electrical Supervisor also to GP 4200 is warranted. Accordingly, the same is recommended.

### 26 and 27. Sub-Inspectors and Inspectors of CBI in Ministry of Home Affairs

In the VI CPC report it has been mentioned that there is historical parity between the executive cadre of IB and CBI and that such a parity has to be maintained.

Since this Commission has approved upgradation of pay of ACIO I and ACIO II in IB, the pay of  corresponding ranks in CBI  viz., Sub Inspector and Inspector are also recommended to be upgraded similarly.

The upgradation has also been recommended keeping in mind the nature of duties performed by these ranks in the organisation.

Accordingly the pay of Sub Inspector is upgraded from GP 4200 to GP 4600 and that of Inspector from GP 4600 to GP 4800.

### 28. Assistant Station Masters in Railways (ASM)

The Commission notes that 7 percent of the entire ASM cadre is presently in GP 2800, 53 percent in GP 4200 and 40 percent in GP 4600.

Keeping in mind the identical educational qualifications required for the posts of ASM and SM, with practically no difference in the functions performed by them, and the historical importance of the post, it is recommended that the ASMs in GP 2800 should first be upgraded to GP 4200 and then fitted in the revised Pay Matrix.

The cadre will then have 60 percent posts in Level 6 and 40 percent in Level 7.

The designation of ASM may be abolished. Separate recommendations have been made regarding Dress Allowance to Station Masters. Other demands like grant of Safety and Punctuality Allowance, Outturn Allowance are not justified.

### 29. Commercial Clerk and Ticketing Staff in Railways

The Commission finds merit in the argument that the three categories of Commercial staff should be unified into a single cadre.

Accordingly, it is recommended that they should be consolidated into one cadre called Commercial and Ticketing Staff. The cadre will have the following structure after merger:

 Grade Pay Level % Distribution of Posts 4600 7 20 4200 6 47 2800 5 22 2000 3 11

Employees in GP 1900 should be upgraded to GP 2000; those in GP 2400 should be upgraded to GP 2800 and then placed in the appropriate level in the new pay matrix. The inter-se seniority will be as per normal rules of seniority. Proper training will have to be imparted to the employees as per the requirements. The recruitment in the cadre should be at two levels:

a.   At Level 3: 50% from open market through RRB, with minimum qualification of Class XII, 33 1/3 % through General Selection from Traffic and Commercial staff in GP 1800 fulfilling the eligibility criterion, and 16 2/3% through LDCE

b.   At Level 5: 50% from open market through RRB, with minimum qualification of Graduation, and 50% through promotion.

With this merger, employees in GP 1900 and GP 2400 will get the benefit of upgradation. At the same time, the job content of all three categories will be enriched, as they will be able to join any of the three streams. Organizational flexibility will be enhanced as the department will have a larger pool of employees for optimal utilization, as per the requirement.

### 30. Accounts Cadres in Railways

In  line with  our  recommendations  for  organised  Accounts  cadres,  it  is  further recommended that employees in GP 4800 should be upgraded, on completion of four years’ service, to the existing GP 5400 (PB-2), viz., Level 9 in the pay matrix, on a non- functional basis.

### 31. Chemical  and  Metallurgical  Assistants in Railways

It is recommended  that  Chemical  and  Metallurgical  Assistants should be upgraded to GP 4600, Chemical and Metallurgical Superintendents to GP 4800, and Assistant Chemist and Metallurgist to GP 5400 (PB-2).

### 32, 33, 34, and 35. Light House Attendants in Ministry of Shipping

It is recommended that Light House Attendants should be upgraded to GP 1900, Navigational Assistant Gr.III to GP 2800, Navigational Assistant Gr.II to GP 4200 and Head Light Keeper to GP 4600. These posts, should, then be placed at proper levels in the pay matrix.

### 36. Director General in Central Statistics Office

The Commission recommends upgradation of the post of DG, CSO to apex scale in the Indian Statistical Service. The post is placed in the level L-17 in the new pay matrix.

### 37 and 38. Technical Officers and Assistant Director Gr. II (Technical) in Textile Ministry:

The Commission recommends that the Technical Officers in the Office of the Textile Commissioner, who are presently in the GP 4200 may be upgraded to GP 4600.

With this upgradation, Technical Officer shall come to lie in a scale identical to their promotion post of Assistant Director Grade II (Technical).

It is, accordingly, recommended that Assistant Director Gr. II (Technical) be placed in the next higher GP 4800. The next promotional post of Assistant Director Grade I (Technical) shall remain in the existing GP 5400 (PB-3).

### 39. Planning Assistants in Town and Country Planning Organisation

The Commission accordingly recommends that Planning Assistants should be upgraded to GP 4600 from the existing GP 4200.

### 40, 41. Senior Research Assistant and Assistant Research in Officer Central Ground Water Board (CWC)

The Commission has noted that at the entry level the scientific cadre in CWC starts at a lower level as compared to CSMRS, CWPRS and CGWB despite having the same post- graduate level essential qualification.

The Commission accordingly recommends that the post of Senior Research Assistant in the attached office of CWC be upgraded to GP 4600.

With this upgradation, Senior Research Assistant shall come to lie in the same scale as the promotion post of Assistant Research Officer.

The Commission, accordingly, recommends that the post of Assistant Research Officer be placed in the next higher GP 4800.

The next higher post in the hierarchy that of Research Officer will, however, continue to be in GP 5400 (PB-3). Incumbents of this shall be extended only the replacement level of pay. As regards the demand that the scope of MFCS be enlarged to include the scientific cadre of CWC, the Commission recommends that the matter be examined by GoI.

### 42. Technical Operator (Drilling) in CGWB

The Commission recommends that Post of Technical Operator (Drilling) be given GP 1900 and be combined with the post of Compressor

The Commission finds merit in upgrading only the heads of tri-services institutions of the defence forces. Accordingly, it is recommended that the heads of the following three tri- services institutions should be upgraded to Apex Scale:

a.   National Defence College (NDC), New Delhi.

b.  National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune c.   Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington

### 44 and 45. ACIO-II and ACIO-I in Intelligence Bureau (IB)

Upgradation of posts of ACIO-II and ACIO-I

The grant of higher GP 4600 to ACIO-II and GP 4800 to ACIO-I is recommended by 7th Pay Commission.