The Secretary (E),
Sub: Implementation of 7th CPC Pay Matrices — Pay fixation to staff — Anomaly resulting less pay to senior in comparison with junior-reg.
Ref: NOtification issued by the Railway Ministry vide RBE No. 90/2016 — Rule 10 (2) thereof.
NFIR desires to bring to the notice of the Railway Board, the anomalous situation arisen pursuant to sub-para (2) of Rule 10 of the Notification issued by the Railway Board vide RBE No. 90/2016. A case on North Western Railway is cited below as example:-
- Mr. X and Y have been working as SSE in the Loco Workshop, Ajmer in GP 4600/- (Level 7). Mr. X is senior to Mr. Y.
- Both X & Y have been drawing pay equal to Rs. 60,400/- on 1st July 2016. Both the employees are due for financial upgradation benefit under MACPS in the month of February 2017.
- Mr. X has been given financial upgradation under MACPS and his pay when fixed in Level 8 comes to Rs. 62,200/-. His next increment is due on 1″ January 2018 when his pay will raise to 64,100/-.
- Mr. Y has been denied financial upgradation due to ‘Good ACR’ for the year 2014. His pay on 1st July 2017 will be Rs. 62,200/- in Level 7 which will be equal to Mr. Y’s pay as on 1st July 2017.
- When Mr. Y becomes fit for financial upgradation under MACPS sometime between July and December 2017, then his pay will be 64,100/- in Level 8 which will be equal to the pay of Mr. X in January 2018. Subsequently, when Mr. Y will be given next increment in January 2019 ultimately Mr. X will lag behind by six months despite being senior.