Removal of anomaly in the Pay Matrix of 7th CPC: Minutes of 48th NC JCM Meeting
Minutes of the Meeting held under the Chairmanship of Secretary (P) on 30.07.2021 discuss the left-out items of the Meeting of the National Council (NC) of the Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM), held on 26.06.2021 issued vide DoP&T No. No.3/4/2021-JCA dated 18.08.2021)
Item No. NC -48/8/21 (b) Fixation of Pay on Promotion & (c) Removal of anomaly in the Pay Matrix
The demand of the Staff Side, in brief, is that they should be given two increments on promotion. They stated that the benefit of fixation in the next higher stage of promotional post, after being granted one increment in the lower scale, is not available in the existing pay fixation formula. This facility was available up to 5th Pay Commission. Similarly, in the 6th Pay Commission, the formula for pay fixation on promotion was to give one increment in the lower pay scale plus the benefit of higher-grade pay, i.e., the grade pay of the higher pay scale to which promotion was made. As stated, now this formula of double benefit on promotion has been done away with by the 7th CPC. Secretary, Staff Side, stated that it was in violation of FR-22-C and that the CPC had no power to change the Fundamental Rules.
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AS(Pers), DoE stated that the contention of the Staff side was not correct. The benefit of fixation in the next higher stage of promotional post, after being granted one increment in the lower scale, is available in most of the levels of Pay Matrix. In a few levels of Pay Matrix, after being granted one increment in the lower level of Pay Matrix, same stage is available in the higher level of Pay Matrix, and, as such, the concerned employee gets benefit of only one increment. She clarified that this cannot be called an anomaly.
Decision: The Chair directed that in view of the clarification given by AS(Pers), DoE, the matter may be treated as closed.
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