1. There shall be two dates for grant of increment namely, 1st January and 1st July of every year, instead of existing date of 1st July; provided that an employee shall be entitled to only one annual increment on either one of these two dates depending on the date of appointment, promotion or grant of financial up-gradation.
This is actually some good news for new recruits and who are about to get promotion to higher cadre. As per this point there will not be 6 months mandatory service requirement to get annual increment in the first year of appointment.
So we can assume that officials who joined the service on or after 1st day of January will get their annual increment on 1st day of January of the next year and for officials who have joined the service before 1st January will get their annual increment on 1st of July of every year.
2. The Commission’s recommendations and Government’s decision thereon with regard to revised pay structure for civilian employees of the Central Government and personnel of All India Services as specified at Annexure I and the consequent pay fixation therein as specified at Annexure II shall be effective from the 1st day of January, 2016. The arrears on this account shall be paid during the financial year 2016-2017.
As per the above point it is mentioned that the arrears will be paid in this financial year itself but they have not mentioned the exact date of payment of arrears. At least we can expect the arrears before the end of this financial year itself.
3. The recommendations on Allowances (except Dearness Allowance) will be referred to a Committee comprising Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare, Personnel and Training, Posts and Chairman, Railway Board as Members. The Committee will submit its report within a period of four months. Till a final decision on Allowances is taken based on the recommendations of this Committee, all Allowances will continue to be paid at existing rates in existing pay structure, as if the pay had not been revised with effect from 1st day of January, 2016.
This point tells us about the allowances. They have again created a panel which will give its report in 4 months period. Until that time we will get allowances at old rates only and in the existing pay structure itself. That means only our Basic Pay will change and all allowances will be paid as per old basic only till the new committee gives its report.
4. The recommendations of the Commission relating to interest bearing Advances as well as interest free Advances have been accepted with the exception that interest free Advances for Medical Treatment, Travelling Allowance for family of deceased, Travelling Allowance on tour or transfer and Leave Travel Concession shall be retained.
According to this point it is clear that all advances are abolished except Medical advance , LTC advance, TA on tour or transfer and TA for family of deceased. All other advances like festival advance motor cycle advance, computer advance etc have been abolished henceforth.
5. The recommendations of the Commission for increase in rates of monthly contribution towards Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) for various categories of employees has not been accepted. The existing rates of monthly contribution shall continue. Department of Expenditure and Department of Financial Services will work out a customised group insurance scheme for Central Government employees.
CGEGIS rates will continue at the same rates as now. May be a new group insurance scheme may come in future.
So these are the main points regarding the actual pay in the Gazette. New increased salaries will be paid from august hopefully.
(1) The pay of a Government servant who elects, or is deemed to have elected under rule 6 to be governed by the revised pay structure on and from the 1st day of January, 2016, shall, unless in any case the President by special order otherwise directs, be fixed separately in respect of his substantive pay in the permanent post on which he holds a lien or would have held a lien if such lien had not been suspended, and in respect of his pay in the officiating post held by him, in the following manner, namely:-
(A) in the case of all employees-
(i) the pay in the applicable Level in the Pay Matrix shall be the pay obtained by multiplying the existing basic pay by a factor of 2.57, rounded off to the nearest rupee and the figure so arrived at will be located in that Level in the Pay Matrix and if such an identical figure corresponds to any Cell in the applicable Level of the Pay Matrix, the same shall be the pay, and if no such Cell is available in the applicable Level, the pay shall be fixed at the immediate next higher Cell in that applicable Level of the Pay Matrix.
Existing Pay Band : PB-1
Existing Grade Pay : 2400
Existing Pay in Pay Band : 10160
Existing Basic Pay : 12560(10160+2400)
Pay after multiplication by a fitment factor of 2.57 : 12560 x 2.57 = 32279.20
(rounded off to 32279)
Level corresponding to GP 2400 : Level 4
Revised Pay in Pay Matrix (either equal to or next higher to 32279 in Level 4) : 32300.
(ii) if the minimum pay or the first Cell in the applicable Level is more than the amount arrived at as per sub-clause (i) above, the pay shall be fixed at minimum pay or the first Cell of that applicable Level.
(3) A Government servant who is on leave on the 1st day of January, 2016 and is entitled to leave salary shall be entitled to pay in the revised pay structure from 1st day of January, 2016 or the date of option for the revised pay structure.
(4) A government servant who is on study leave on the 1st day of January, 2016 shall be entitled to the pay in the revised pay structure from 1st day of January, 2016 or the date of option.
(5) A Government servant under suspension, shall continue to draw subsistence allowance based on existing pay structure and his pay in the revised pay structure shall be subject to the final order on the pending disciplinary proceedings.
(6) Where a Government servant holding a permanent post is officiating in a higher post on a regular basis and the pay structure applicable to these two posts are merged into one Level, the pay shall be fixed under sub-rule (1) with reference to the officiating post only and the pay so fixed shall be treated as substantive pay.
(7) Where the existing emoluments exceed the revised emoluments in the case of any Government servant, the difference shall be allowed as personal pay to be absorbed in future increases in pay.
(8) Where in the fixation of pay under sub-rule (1), the pay of a Government servant, who, in the existing pay structure, was drawing immediately before the 1st day of January, 2016 more pay than another Government servant junior to him in the same cadre, gets fixed in the revised pay structure in a Cell lower than that of such junior, his pay shall be stepped up to the same Cell in the revised pay structure as that of the junior.
(9) Where a Government servant is in receipt of personal pay immediately before the date of notification of these rules, which together with his existing emoluments exceed the revised emoluments, then the difference representing such excess shall be allowed to such Government servant as personal pay to be absorbed in future increase in pay.
10 (i) In cases where a senior Government servant promoted to a higher post before the 1st day of January, 2016 draws less pay in the revised pay structure than his junior who is promoted to the higher post on or after the 1st day of January, 2016, the pay of senior Government servant in the revised pay structure shall be stepped up to an amount equal to the pay as fixed for his junior in that higher post and such stepping up shall be done with effect from the date of promotion of the junior Government servant subject to the fulfillment of the following conditions, namely:-
(a) both the junior and the senior Government servants belong to the same cadre and the posts in which they have been promoted are identical in the same cadre;
(b) the existing pay structure and the revised pay structure of the lower and higher posts in which they are entitled to draw pay are identical;
(c) the senior Government servants at the time of promotion are drawing equal or more pay than the junior; (d) the anomaly is directly as a result of the application of the provisions of Fundamental Rule 22 or any other rule or order regulating pay fixation on such promotion in the revised pay structure:
Provided that if the junior officer was drawing more pay in the existing pay structure than the senior by virtue of any advance increments granted to him, the provisions of this sub- rule shall not be invoked to step up the pay of the senior officer.
(ii) The order relating to re-fixation of the pay of the senior officer in accordance with clause (i) shall be issued under Fundamental Rule 27 and the senior officer shall be entitled to the next increment on completion of his required qualifying service with effect from the date of re-fixation of pay.
(11) Subject to the provisions of rule 5, if the pay as fixed in the officiating post under sub-rule (1) is lower than the pay fixed in the substantive post, the former shall be fixed at the same stage as the substantive