7th Pay Commission Pay fixation Date can be revised now – Option given by finance Ministry for revising the 7th CPC fixation date
Option for fixing the date on which a Central Government Employee coming to 7th Pay Commission Pay has been given in Rule 5 and 6 of CCS Revised Pay Rules 2016 on implementation of 7th Pay Commission report.
This option is required mainly for the employees who get the MACP or promotion between 1st January 2016 and 1st July 2016 (first increment date in 7th Pay Commission Pay). On the basis of Pay benefit based on date of pay fixation, option to coming in to 7th Pay Commission Pay can be exercised by an employee. For example if the date of promotion or MACP was in the march 2016, and if coming in to 7th Pay Commission Pay on 1st July 2016 after getting promotional increment and annual increment in July, is beneficial, the employee concerned can choose to come to 7th pay Commission pay structure on 1st July 2016
FINMIN order – Opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 12th, December, 2018
Subject: Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 – opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure
The undersigned is directed to invite attention to Rules 5 & 6 of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 regarding exercise of option to come over to the revised pay structure effective from 1.1.2016 as notified by the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 and to say that the said option was to be exercised within 3 months of the date of notification, i.e., 25.7.2016, of the said Rules. The Rule 6(4) thereof provides that the option once exercised shall be final,
2. The Staff Side of the National Council (JCM) has requested that employees may be given another opportunity to re-exercise their option in view of certain hardships caused to certain employees. A number of references have also been received in this Ministry, proposing that the affected employees may be given an opportunity to re-exercise their option.
3. The matter has been considered and the President is pleased to decide that in relaxation of the stipulation contained in Rule 6(4) of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016, the Central Government employees, who have already exercised their option to come over to the revised pay structure as notified by the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016, shall be permitted another opportunity to revise their initial option in terms of Rules 5 & 6 thereof. The revised option shall be exercised within a period of 3 months from the date of issue of these orders. The option once exercised in terms of these orders shall be final and shall not be liable to any further change under any circumstances. All other terms and conditions as laid down in the said Rules 5 and 6 shall continue to be applicable.
4. It is obvious that in respect of those employees who have already exercised option to come over to the revised pay structure from 01.01.2016 itself or in whose case the revised pay structure took effect from 01.01.2016 and who re-exercise their option under these orders to come over to the revised pay structure from a date subsequent to 01.01.2016 as per Rule 5 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016, the arrears on account of revised pay already drawn by them from 01.01.2016 up to the date from which they now opt to come over to the revised pay structure shall be recovered.
5. In their application to the employees serving in IA&AD, these orders were issued after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
(Amar Nath Singh)