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7th Pay Commission pay and increment – Finance Ministry Clarification

7th Pay Commission Pay Fixation and grant of increment in the revised pay structure – Clarification issued by 7th CPC Implementation Cell, Department of Expenditure, Finance Ministry

Government of India
Department of Expenditure
Implementation Cell

Room No.214, The Ashok, New Delhi
Dated the 29th September, 2016


Subject: Fixation of pay and grant of increment in the revised pay structure – clarifications – regarding.

Following the notification of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, this Department has received references seeking clarifications regarding various aspects of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure as also pay fixation and grant of increment in future under revised pay structure. The matter has been considered in this Department and the points of doubts are clarified as under:

Sl Point of doubt Clarification
1 As per the provisions of FR22 (l) (a) (1), the Government servants (other than those appointed on deputation to ex-cadre post or ad hoc basis or on direct recruitment basis) have the option, to be exercised within one month from the date of promotion, to have the pay fixed under this rule from the date of such promotion/ appointment or from the date of next increment.

Some of the employees, promoted between 01.01.2016 and the date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 had opted for their pay fixation on promotion/financial up-gradation under MACPS from the date of their next increment in the lower grade. Consequent upon notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 i.e. 25th July, 2016, the option submitted by such employees has now turned out to be disadvantageous. Whether such employee may be allowed to revise their option under FR 22 at this stage.

Under the changed circumstances after notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016, the employee may be allowed to exercise revised option for fixation of pay under FR22(l)(a)(1), Such revised option shall be exercised within one month of issue of this 0M. Option so revised, shall be final.
2 Whether employees appointed/promoted/ during granted financial up-gradation 02.01.2015 and 01.07.2015 will be entitled to grant of one increment on 01.01.2016,. Since the provisions of CCS  (RP)Rules, 2016 are effective  from 01.01.2016, no increment shall be allowed on 01.01.2016 at the time of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure.

Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India

Download 7th CPC implementation Cell Office Memorandum No.1-6/2016-IC(Pt.) dated 29.09.2016

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