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7th CPC Bunching of stages – Railway Board clarification with Example

7th CPC Bunching of stages – Railway Board Orders with Example 7th CPC : Clarification regarding bunching of stages – RBE No. 139/2017

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

PC-VII No. 62.

RBE No.139/2017

File No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/3

New Delhi, dated 27.09.2017

The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All India Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)
Sub: Clarification regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay
structure under RS(RP) Rules, 2016.
Instructions relating to bunching of stages while fixing the pay in 7th CPC
was issued vide Board’s letter dated 26.09.2016. Subsequently in View of
interim clarifications issued by Ministry of Finance (Department of
Expenditure) vide their OM No. 1-6/2016-IC (Pt) dated 13.06.2017, it was
advised vide Board’s letter dated 29.06.2017 that, wherever not given
effect to implementation of provision of bunching contained in Board’s
letter dated 26.09.2016 may be put on hold till such time detailed
clarifications are issued to avoid subjective interpretation of the
provisions that could result in anomalies/recoveries at a later date.

2. Now, detailed clarifications over the issue has been issued by Ministry
of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their O.M No. 1-6/2016-IC dated
03.08.2017 (copy enclosed).

3. The clarifications issued by Ministry of Finance (Department of
Expenditure) vide their O.M. dated 03.08.2017 will be applicable mutatis
mutandis in Railways w.r.t. RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

4. Illustrations in this regard are enclosed at Annexure-A &
Annexure-B.

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


Illustration to show where bunching is not applicable
Name of Person Basic Pay in 6th CPC as on 1.1.2016 Grade Pay in 6th CPC Corresponding Level of 7th CPC Basic pay* 2.57 Basic pay fixed on 01.01.2016 in corresponding Level of 7 th CPC Remarks
EXAMPLE-I
A 15610 4600 Level 7 40117 4490
B 16080 4600 Level 7 41325 44900 Though the difference in pay in

the 6th CPC

between A & B is

more than 3%, no

bunching is to be

provided in terms of

MOF’s O.M dated

03.08. 2017, as the

pay in 7th CPC has

been fixed in first

Cell of Level 7 of

the Matrix.
C 16580 4600 Level 7 42610 44900 Though the

difference in pay in

the 6th CPC

between A,B&C is

more than 3%, no

bunching is to be

provided as the pay

in 7th CPC has been

fixed in first Cell of

Level 7 of the

Matrix.
D 17080 4600 Level 7 43896 44900 Though the defference in pay in the 6th CPC
between A, B, C & D is more than 3%, no bunching is to
be proided as the pay in 7th CPC has been fixed
in first Cell of Level 7 of the Matrix.
EXAMPLE-II
A 63410 10000 Level 14 162963 167200
B 65020 10000 Level 14 167101 167200 Though the pay of A & B has been fixed in the same cell
and pay of B is more than A in 6th CPC pay
sales, bunching need not be provided as the difference in
pay in the 6th CPC between A & B is less
than 3%



Annexure B

Illustration to show where bunching to be provided in the case of
Doctors who draw Non Practising allowance.
Name of Person
Basic Pay in 6th CPC as on 1,1,2916
Grade Pay in 6th CPC
Corresponding Level of 7th CPC
25% of NPA
125% DA on NPA
Basic Pay fixed on 01.01.2016 in Corresponding Level of 7 th CPC
Remarks
A
70720
10000
Level 14
14280
17850
199600
The bunching benefit needs to be provided to A as it
fulfils the conditions under MoF’s OM.
B
67320
10000
Level 14
16830
21038
199600

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