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7th CPC Pay fixation of SCS/Non-SCS officers on promotion to IAS – reg. DoPT Clarification with illustrations

7th CPC Pay fixation of SCS/Non-SCS
officers on promotion to IAS – reg. DoPT Clarification with illustrations

No.2001 5/2/201 5-AIS-JJ
Government of India
Mini stry of Person nel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, dated the 28th February, 2019

The Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs

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


In supersession of this Department’s letter of even number dated the 7th April , 2017 on the above mentioned subject, I am directed to say that the initial pay of a promoted officer or an officer appointed by selection as the case may be shall be fixed at the stage of the senior scale next above his actual pay. There is no provision of increment at the stage of initial fixation.
2. 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 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 Grad e be fixed in Level 12 of the Pay Matrix.
3. In respect of fixation of pay of officers
who were promoted/Selected in IAS through SCS/Non-SCS respectively in Senior Time Scale/Junior Administrative Grade after 01.01.2016, the initial pay shall be fixed in the 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 is as under:

Shri X who is drawing pay at Rs. 48920 (Rs.40220 [pay in the pay band + GP Rs.8700] is promoted/selected to IAS on 04.03.2016. He is allotted 2010 batch. The pay on promotion/selection to IAS would be as under:


S. No.
Pay fixation
Last pay drawn by the officer
in the State (as on 04.03.2016)
Rs. 48920/-
Date of promotion in IAS
Year of allotment
Pay fixation in IAS as on
04.03.2016 as over 7th CPC (The officer has the option either to get the
pay fixed from the ate of promotion or from the date of annual
Ra. 48920 X 2.57 = 125725.
Next stage available at Level 11 is 126300/-
Pay fixed in IAS
Rs. 126300 at Level 11 in the
Pay Matrix

4. The pay of IAS officers who were promoted/selected in IAS through SCS/Non-SCS respectively prior to 0 l .0 l.2016 wil1 be converted as per
7th CPC on 01.01.2016 and they shall notionally in the Level of Pay Matrix, in accordance with the length of service as per their allotment year, at the stage of the senior scale. On their actual promotion to JAG/Selection Grade, the pay of these officers will then be fixed as per IAS (Pay) Rules, 2016. That is, the officers will be eligible for two additional increments on their actual promotions to Level 12/ Level 13 after completion of 9/13 years of service in IAS respectively. An Illustration is as under:
Pay Fixation
Date of appointment in IAS
Year of allotment in IAS
Actual promotion of JAG in
IAS as on 01.01.2016
Pay to be re-fixed as under:
Last substantive pay in SCS
Rs. 46100 in PB-4
(37400-67000) + 8700
Pay to be arrived at
As per IAS (Pay) Rules, 2007,
after grant of one increment @ 3% pay to be fixed is Rs.47483vin PB-4
with GP 8700
Pay as on 23.2.2015
Rs.47483 in PB-4 + GP 8700
Pay as on 01.01.2016 (as per
7th CPC)
Rs. 47483 x 2.57 = 122032.
Length of Service in IAS in
accordance with the allotent year assigned
7 years. As the office has
only 7 sever years of residency in IAS, after protection of his pay, he
shall be placed at 122600 in Level 11 of the Pay Matrix.
Pay to be reckoned for
fixation of pay in JAG
Rs. 122600 Level 11
One increment at the Junior
126300 at Level 11
Placement after grant of one
increment in the lower level.
130400 at Level 2
Two increments at the
promoted Level (Level 12)
1st increment = 134300 at
Level 12
2nd increment = 138300 at
Level 12
Pay to be fixed on actual
promotion to JAG in IAS
Rs. 138300 at Level 12
5. The provision contained in part (7) of Schedule-I of IAS (Pay) Rules, 2016, which provides that “Notwithstanding anything contained in these rules, the pay of a promoted officer or an officer appointed by selection, as the case may be, shall not at any time exceed the basic pay which he would have drawn as a direct recruit on that date if he had been appointed to the Indian Administrative Service on the date on which he was appointed to the State Civil Service or in a Gazetted post in the non-State Civil Service, after attaining the age of twenty five years, as the case may be” shall be adhered to.

6. This issues with the approval of the competent authority.
Yours faithfully,

(Vasanthi V Babu)
Under Secretary to the Government of India