Drawal of pay, MSP – 7th CPC Notification of Navy Pay Regulations, 2017 i.r.o. PBORs
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(Department of Defence)
New Delhi, the 3rd May, 2017
5. Drawal of pay.- Save as otherwise provided in these regulations, a Sailor shall draw pay in the Level in the revised pay structure applicable to the rank to which he is appointed (including under Modified Assured Career Progression);
Provided that a Sailor may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure, until the date on which he earns his next or any subsequent increment in the existing pay structure, or until he ceases to hold his rank or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure;
Provided further that in case a Sailor has been placed in a higher grade pay between 1st day of January 2016 and the date of notification of these regulations on account of promotion, he may elect to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion;
Explanation.- (i) For the purposes of these rules the option to retain the existing pay structure under the provisions of these regulations shall be admissible only in respect of one existing Pay Band and Grade Pay.
(ii) The aforesaid option will not be admissible to any Sailor appointed to a post on or after the 1st day of January, 2016, whether for the first time in government service or by transfer from another post and he shall be allowed pay only in the revised pay structure.
(2) (i) Military Service Pay is compensation for the various intangible aspects linked to the special conditions of service in Navy;
(ii) Military Service Pay shall be admissible on drawal of pay in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix, at the rate of Rs 15,500 for Honorary Commissioned Officers, and Rs 5,200 for all other Sailors;
(iii) Military Service Pay shall be counted as pay for the purpose of computation of dearness allowance and pension only;
(3) (i) Group ‘X’ Pay is a fixed amount admissible to a Sailor of Group ‘X’ only, because of his higher educational qualification vis-à-vis a Sailor of Group ‘Y’;
(ii) the Levels for same ranks in trade Group ‘X’ and trade Group ‘Y’ shall be same. Group ‘X’ Pay shall be admissible on drawal of pay in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix at;
(a) a higher rate of Rs 6,200, for Group X’ trades which requires a qualification equivalent to a diploma recognised by All India Council for Technical Education;
(b) a lower rate of Rs 3,600, for other Group ‘X’ trades, but not having a technical qualification recognised by All India Council for Technical Education.
(iii) when a Sailor in relevant Group ‘X’ trades drawing a lower rate of Group ‘X’ Pay acquires a higher technical qualification equivalent of a diploma recognised by All India Council for Technical Education, he shall be admissible to higher rate of Group ‘X’ Pay with the approval of concerned Competent Authority;
(iv) when a Sailor is re-mustered from Group ‘Y’ to Group ‘X’, he shall be admissible Group ‘X’ Pay as applicable under clause (ii).
(v) Group ‘X’ Pay shall be counted as pay for the purpose of computation of dearness allowance only.