POINT OF DOUBT AND CLARIFICATIONS ON 7th CPC OPTION ISSUES:-
Rule 5. CCS (RP)-2016 says: Drawal of pay in the revised pay structure.– Save as otherwise provided in these rules, a Government servant shall draw pay in the Level in the revised pay structure applicable to the post to which he is appointed: Provided that a Government servant 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 vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure:
Provided further that in cases where a Government servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of these rules on account of promotion or upgradation, the Government servant may elect to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion orupgradation, as the case may be.
OPTION NUMBER 01 : FIXATION OF PAY ON 01.01.2016
OPTION NUMBER 02:- One can opt to continue to draw in old pay until
(a) DATE OF NEXT INCREMENT:
Let X is drawing pay (G.Pay: Rs 2800) 16490 in VI CPC is opted to fix his pay on DNI (01.07.2016) what is the benefit:
On 01.01.2016 Pay: 16490
01.07.2016 Rs. 16990
Pay fixed in 7 CPC : (16990*2.57 = 43664) PAY MATRIX LEVEL 5 : Rs.44100
Note : If he opted to fix his pay on 01.01.2016 his new pay is : (16490*2.57=42379) fixed at Rs. 42800 on 01.07.2016 pay is Rs. 44100.
(b)Date of Subsequent Increment: Let he opts to fix on subsequent increment i.e on 01.07.2017.
Pay on ; 01.07.2016 Rs. 16990
On 01.07.2017 Rs.17500
Pay fixed in 7 CPC : (17500*2.57= 44975 ) fixed at Rs. 45400.
Note : If he opted to fix his pay on 01.01.2016 . his pay on 01.01.2016 is Rs. 42800 and on 01.07.2016 his pay is Rs.44100/- on 01.07.2017 Rs. 45400.
fixation of pay on next and Subsequent increment is not useful for general cases and loss of arrears also.
(c) Vacates His post / Ceases to draw in existing Pay Structure:
Applicable in some special cases only.
(D) PROMOTION / MACP (UPGRADATIONS) TOOK PLACE BETEEN 01.01.2016 TO 25.07.2016 (Date of notification of Rules) :-
The Promoted/ Upgraded employees falling between this dates can opt to fix pay from Date of promotion/ up gradation. And they will exercise FR22 (i) (a) (i) also.
The case of those promoted after issue of gazette notification is not a new one. In all pay commissions such a clause from date of implementation to date of gazette is the cutoff date for exercise option for Promotions. On consultation with so many account experts clarified that we cannot interpret the Rule-5 CCS (RP)-2016 as a general case to opt at any time after Gazette . HENCE THOSE WHO GOT PROMOTED / MACP UPGRADED AFTER 25.07.2016 HAS NO OPTION TO CONTINUE TO DRAW IN OLD PAY TILL PROMOTION / UPGRADATION. Only way to opt fixation on 01.01.2016 . This is a heavy Loss to employees under G.pay Rs.2800 promoted to Rs. 4200/- . Impact of 7th CPC on this employees is huge loss in pay and allowances compared with others just promoted in few months. (by :- M.S.Reddy : (P.O & RMS) –Ex Accountant)