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Option for fixation of pay on promotion for Railway Employees – Clarification

Fixation of Pay on Promotion from the Date of Next Increment in the lower post for Railway Employees – Clarification implies that Employees can revise the option for fixation of pay on promotion within one month

Date of Next Increment on promotion in 7th Pay Commission Pay – Clarification

7th Pay Commission Pay Fixation – Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

PC-VII NO.119
File No.PC-VII/2016/I/6/2

RBE No.142/2018
New Delhi, dated 20.09.2018

The General Managers/CAOs(R)
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of Rs(RP) Rules,2016 – regarding.

Please refer to Board’s letter of even no. dated 31.07.2017 forwarding therewith a copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and pensions, Department of Personnel & Training’s (MoPPG&P/DoP&T) OM No.13/02/2017-Estt.(Pay)I dated 27.07.2017 regarding guidelines on availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of CCS(RP) Rules,2016 for adoption of the same in Railways with respect to RS(RP) Rules,2016.

2. Now Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of personnel & Training vide their OM No.13/02/2017-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 28.08.2018 has clarified various aspects of their earlier OM. The clarifications issued by DoP&T shall be applicable mutatis mutandis in Railways with respect to RS(RP) Rules,2016.

3. The ‘one month’ period mentioned in the aforesaid OM of DoP&T dated 28.08.2018 under clarification to point of doubt as Sl.No.2 shall be one month from the date of issue of these instructions.

(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board

SL.NO POINT OF DOUBT CLARIFICATION
1 The date of applicability of the OM ibid. Since the OM ibid is in the context of 7th CPC Scenario, it is applicable from 01.01.2016.
2 Whether the employees who have been granted the pay fixation benefit on account of promotion between 01.01.2016 and the date of issuance of the OM ibid i.e. 27.07.2017, would be allowed to re-exercise/revise their option for fixation of pay under FR 22(I)(a)(1). Under the changed circumstances, after the issuance of this Department’s OM ibid, the employee shall be allowed to re-exercise/ revise their option for fixation of pay under FR 22(I)(a)(1), within one month from the date of issuance of this OM. Further, the option so revised, shall be final.

 

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