Removal of Condition of 3% stipulated to grant Bunching benefits – 7th CPC Anomalies: 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 Settle all 7th CPC Anomalies represented by the Staff.
(a) Removal of Condition of 3% stipulated to grant Bunching benefits
The demand of the Staff Side, in brief, is that in many cases, the benefit of bunching is denied to the employees claiming that the difference is less than 3% between two cells in the Pay Matrix. The formula in the fitment table need to be revised.
AS(Pers), DoE, informed that benefit of bunching is granted based on difference of 3% in two stages of the 6th CPC. In the 6th CPC, there were running pay bands and difference of pay between two stages was exactly 3%. The difference between two pay bands and difference of pay between two stages was exactly 3%. The difference of two cells in the pay matrix in the 7th CPC, in no way, has been taken into consideration for bunching.
Decision: The item may be closed. However, the Chair asked the Staff Side to indicate specific cases where loss has been caused to staff because of bunching formula for examination by DoE.