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Pay fixation of SCS/Non-SCS officers promoted to IAS subsequent to the implementation of 7th CPC recommendations: DoPT Order

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, dated the 7th April, 2017


Subject: Pay fixation of SCS/Non-SCS officers promoted to IAS subsequent to the implementation of 7th CPC recommendations-reg.


In accordance with the provisions contained in Schedule 1 of the Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Rules, 2016, the initial pay of a promoted officer or an officer appointed by selection, as the case may be, shall be fixed after grant of an increment at the stage of the senior scale next above his actual pay provided that if such stage of pay happens to be common to different components of the Senior Scale, pay shall be fixed in the lower or the lowest component, as the case may be, of the Senior Scale.
2. The Rule 5(6) of IAS (Pay) Rules, 2016 provides for the fixation of pay of a Member of Service on promotion to Selection Grade (Level ~13) of Pay Matrix by adding one increment in the Level-12 of the Pay Matrix and two additional increments in the Level 13 to which he is promoted. Rule 5 (5) of IAS (Pay) Rules, 2016 provides that the pay of a member of the Service in the Senior Time Scale shall, on promotion to the junior Administrative Grade, be fixed in Level 12 of the Pay Matrix.
3. Subsequent to the implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, queries have been raised by various State Governments on the following issues:
(a) Regulation of increments on actual promotion of officers to JAG/Selection Grade when pay was fixed initially in PB-4 (GP 8700) to protect the pay drawn in the State Civil Service.
(b) Fixation of pay officers who were promoted to IAS in Senior Time Scale/Junior Administrative Grade after 01.01.2016.
4. In this regard, it is clarified in respect of para 3(a) and in view of the extant provision of Rule 5(6) of IAS (Pay) Rules, 2016, the two additional increments due to MoS inducted into the IAS and on actual promotion to the Selection grade/JAG cannot be denied due to pay being initially fixed in the Selection grade/IAG. In such cases, the State Government may kindly ensure that the pay of these officers on actual promotion to JAG/Selection Grade are re- fixed (only for the purpose of fixing pay on promotion) at Level 11/12 of the Pay Matrix as per current pay drawn and given one increment in the junior Scale and thereafter two additional increments shall be allowed at the Level to which the officer has been promoted.
5. In respect of para 3(b), the initial pay of an officer inducted into the IAS shall be fixed in he respective level of the Senior Scale i.e. Level 11, 12 or 13 based on the year of allotment in the IAS. However, the pay drawn in the state civil services will be protected in the concerned Level. An illustration of pay fixation of an officer inducted in IAS is given below:
Mr. X who is drawing pay at Rs, 48920 (Rs.40220 (pay in the pay band + Rs.8700 (GP) is IAS on 04.03.2016. He is allotted 2010 batch. The pay on induction to IAS would be fixed as under:
S.No. Status Pay fixation
1. Last Pay drawn by the officer in the State as on
Rs.48920 (Rs.40220 (pay in the pay band + Rs.8700 GP
2. Date of promotion in IAS 04.03.2016
3. Year of allotment 2010
4. Pay fixation in IAS as on (04.03.2016) as per 7th CPC
[The officer has the option either to get the pay fixed from the date of
promotion or from the date of annual increment).
Rs.48920 X 2.57 =125725. Equivalent stage available at
Level 11 is 126300/-. After grant of one increment his pay is fixed
at 130100/- (Since the officer has been allotted 2010 batch he is
eligible for pay fixation at Senior Time Scale (Level 11 The pay of the
officer has also been simultaneously protected.
5. Pay fixed in IAS Rs.130100 at Level 11 in the Pay Matrix
6. Date of next increment
01.01.2017 or 01.07.2017 ( as per the option
exercised by the officer in terms of Rule 6 of IAS Pay Rules, 2016.
6. The Rule 6 of IAS (Pay) Rule, 2016 provides for exercise of option of fixation of pay by the officers as under:
“….any member of Service may opt to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until the date on which he earns his next of any subsequent increment in the existing pay structure or until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in that pay structure further in cases where a member of the Service has been placed in a higher scale between the lst Ianuary, 2016 and the date of notification of these rules on account of promotion or upgradation, the member of Service may opt to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation, as the case may be.”
7. All the State Governments are requested to adhere/comply with the aforesaid instructions while fixing the pay of promoted IAS officers.
8. This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

Yours faithfully,
(Rajesh Kumar Yadav)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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