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Pay revision of the Central Public Sector employees following CDA pattern in 69 Public Sector Enterprises - Revision of allowances like HRA, Transport allowance, etc.

CHAPTER IV
WAGE POLICIES & RELATED MATTERS

(a) Wage Policy/Pay Revision/HPPC Recommendations

8. DPE/Guidelines/IV(a)/8
Pay Revision of the Central Public Sector employees following CDA pattern in 69 Public Sector Enterprises.

On the recommendations of High Power Pay Committee and the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s judgement dated 3.5.90, DPE had issued O.M. No. 2(43)/90-DPE(WC) dated 12.6.90 implementing the Central Government pay scales to the employees of Public Sector Enterprises following CDA pattern. Consequent to the issue of notification dated 30.9.97 by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance on the revision of pay scales of the Central Government employees w.e.f. 1.1.96, the pay scales in respect of the public sector employees following CDA pattern in 69 public sector enterprises would also be revised w.e.f. 1.1.96 as per the judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 3.5.90 on the recommendations of the High Power Pay Committee.

2. The pay scales of the Public Sector employees following CDA pattern will be revised w.e.f. 1.1.96 as per Annexure-1 (copy enclosed). The Compensatory (City) Allowance will be revised w.e.f. 1.8.97 and Dearness Allowance rate will be revised effective from 1.7.96, 1.1.97 and 1.7.97 as per Annexures-II & III (copies enclosed). Orders in connection with the revision of other allowances will be issued separately.

3. All administrative Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India are requested to bring the foregoing to the notice of public enterprises, who are following CDA pattern for their information and necessary action.

(DPE O.M. No.2(42)/97-DPE(WC) dated 24th October, 1997)
Annexure–I

Notification dated the 30th September, 1997 of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure), New Delhi.

G.S.R. 569 (E)—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309, and Clause (5) of Article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General in relation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules, namely:–

1. Short title and commencement – (1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1997.

(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of January, 1996.

2. Categories of Government servants to whom the rules apply :– (1) Save as otherwise provided by or under these rules, these rules shall apply to persons appointed to civil services and posts in connection with the affairs of the Union whose pay is debitable to the Civil Estimates as also to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department.

(2)These rules shall not apply to :–

(a) persons appointed to the Central Civil Services and posts in Group ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ under the administrative control of the Administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh;

(b) persons locally recruited for service or Diplomatic, Consular or other Indian establishments in foreign countries;

(c) persons not in whole-time employment;

(d) persons paid out of contingencies;

(e) persons paid otherwise than on a monthly basis including those paid only on a piece-rate basis;

(f) persons employed on contract except where the contract provides otherwise;

(g) persons re-employed in Government service after retirement;

(h) any other class or category of persons whom the President may, by order, specifically exclude from the operation of all or any of the provisions contained in these rules.

3. Definitions – In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires –

(1) “Basic pay” means pay drawn in the prescribed scale of pay, including stagnation increment(s), but does not include any other type of pay like ‘special pay’, ‘personal pay’, etc.

(2) Existing scale in relation to a Government servant means the present scale applicable to the post held by the Government servant (or, as the case may be, personal scale applicable to him) as on the 1st day of January, 1996 whether in a substantive or officiating capacity.

Explanation: In the case of a Government servant, who was on the 1st day of January, 1996 on deputation out of India or on leave or on foreign service, or who would have on that date officiated in one or more lower posts but for his officiating in a higher post, “existing scale” includes the scale applicable to the post which he would have held but for his being on deputation out of India or on leave or on foreign service or, as the case may be, but for his officiating in a higher post;

(3) “Present scale”, in relation to any post/grade specified in column 2 of the first schedule means the scale of pay specified against that post in column 3 thereof;

(4) “Revised emoluments” means the basic pay of a Government servant in the revised scale and includes the revised non-practising allowance, if any, admissible to him, in addition to pay in the revised scale.

(5) “Revised scale” in relation to any post specified in column 2 of the First Schedule means the scale of pay specified against that post in column 4 thereof unless a different revised scale is notified separately for that post;

(6) “Schedule” means a schedule annexed to these rules.

4. Scale of pay of posts – The scale of pay of every post/grade specified in column 2 of the First Schedule shall be as specified against it in column 4 thereof.

5. Drawal of pay in the revised scales – Save as otherwise provided in these rules, a Government servant shall draw pay in the revised scale applicable to the post to which he is appointed:

Provided that a Government servant may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing scale until the date on which he earns his next or any subsequent increment in the existing scale or until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in that scale.

Explanation 1. – The option to retain the existing scale under the proviso to this rule shall be admissible only in respect of one existing scale.

Explanation 2. – The aforesaid option shall not be admissible to any person appointed to a post on or after the 1st day of January, 1996, whether for the first time in Government service, or by transfer on promotion from another post and he shall be allowed pay only in the revised scale.

Explanation 3. – Where a Government servant exercises the option under the proviso to this rule to retain the existing scale in respect of a post held by him in an officiating capacity on a regular basis for the purpose of regulation of pay in that scale under Fundamental Rule 22, or any other Rule or order applicable to that post, his substantive pay shall be the substantive pay which he would have drawn had he retained the existing scale in respect of the permanent post on which he holds a lien or would have held a lien had his lien not been suspended or the pay of the officiating post which has acquired the character of substantive pay in accordance with any order for the time being in force, whichever is higher.

6. Exercise of Option

(1) The option under the proviso to rule 5 shall be exercised in writing in the form appended to the Second Schedule so as to reach the authority mentioned in sub rule (2) within three months of the date of publication of these rules or where an existing scale has been revised by any order made subsequent to that date, within three months of the date of such order.

Provided that –

(i) In the case of a Government servant who is, on the date of such publication or, as the case may be, date of such order, out of India on leave or deputation or foreign service or active service, the said option shall be exercised in writing so as to reach the said authority within three months of the date of his taking charge of his post in India; and

(ii) Where a Government servant is under suspension on the 1st day of January, 1996, the option may be exercised within three months of the date of his return to his duty if that date is later than the date prescribed in this sub-rule.

(2) The option shall be intimated by the Government servant to the Head of his Office.

(3) If the intimation regarding option is not received within the time mentioned in sub-rule (1), the Government servant will be deemed to have elected to be governed by the revised scale of pay with effect on and from the 1st day of January, 1996.

(4) The option once exercised shall be final.

Note 1. – Persons whose services were terminated on or after the 1st January, 1996 and who could not exercise the option within the prescribed time limit, on account of death, discharge on the expiry of the sanctioned posts, resignation, dismissal or discharge or disciplinary grounds, are entitled to the benefits of this rule.

Note 2. – Persons who have died on or after the 1st day of January, 1996 and could not exercise the option within the prescribed time limit be deemed to have opted for the revised scales on and from the 1st day of January, 1996 or such later date as is most beneficial to their dependents, if the revised scales are more favourable and in such cases, necessary action for payment of arrears should be taken by thee Head of Office.

7. Fixation of initial pay in the revised scale :–

(1) The initial pay of a Government servant who elects, or is deemed to have elected under sub-rule (3) of rule 6 to be governed by the revised scale on and from the 1st day of January, 1996, shall, unless in any case the President by special order otherwise directs, be fixed separately in respect of his substantive pay in the permanent post on which he holds a lien or would have held a lien if it had not been suspended, and in respect of his pay in the officiating post held by him, in the following manner, namely :–

(A) in the case of all employees –

(i) an amount representing 40 per cent of the basic pay in the existing scale shall be added to the ‘existing emoluments’ of the employee;

(ii) after the existing emoluments have been so increased, the pay shall thereafter be fixed in the revised scale at the stage next above the amount thus computed.

Provided that –

(a) if the minimum of the revised scale is more than the amount so arrived at, the pay shall be fixed at the minimum of the revised scale;

(b) if the amount so arrived at is more than the maximum of the revised scale, the pay shall be fixed at the maximum of that scale.

Provided further that –

Where in the fixation of pay, the pay of Government servants drawing pay at more than four consecutive stages in an existing scale gets bunched, that is to say, gets fixed in the revised scale at the same stage, the pay in the revised scale of such of these Government servants who are drawing pay beyond the first four consecutive stages in the existing scale shall be stepped up to the stage where such bunching occurs, as under, by the grant of increment(s) in the revised scale in the following manner, namely;

(a) for Government servants drawing pay from the 5th up to the 8th stage in the existing scale – by one increment.

(b) for Government servants drawing pay from the 9th up to the 12th stage in the existing scale, if there is bunching beyond the 8th stage – by two increments

(c) for Govt. Servants drawing pay from the 13th up to the 16th stage in the existing scale, if there is bunching beyond the 12th stage – by three increments

If by stepping up of the pay as above, the pay of a Government servant gets fixed at a stage in the revised scale which is higher than the stage in the revised scale at which the pay of a Government servant who was drawing pay at the next higher stage or stages in the same existing scale is fixed, the pay of the latter shall also be stepped up only to the extent by which it falls short of that of the former.

Provided also that –

The fixation thus made shall ensure that every employee will get atleast one increment in the revised scale of pay for every three increments [inclusive of stagnation increment(s), if any] in the existing scale of pay.

Explanation – For the purpose of this clause “existing emoluments” shall include,

(a) the basic pay in the existing scale;

(b) dearness allowance appropriate to the basic pay admissible at index average 1510 (1960=100); and

(c) the amounts of first and second installment of interim relief admissible on the basic pay in the existing scale;

(B) in the case of employees who are in receipt of special pay/allowance in addition to pay in the existing scale which has been recommended for replacement by a scale of pay without any special pay/allowance, pay shall be fixed in the revised scale in accordance with the provisions of clause (A) above except that in such cases “existing emoluments” shall include –

(a) the basic pay in the existing scale;

(b) existing amount of special pay/allowance;

(c) admissible dearness allowance at index average 1510 (1960=100) under the relevant orders; and

(d) the amounts of first and second installments of interim relief admissible on the basic pay in the existing scale and special pay under the relevant orders;

(C) in the case of employees who are in receipt of special pay component with any other nomenclature in addition to pay in the existing scales, such as personal pay for promoting small family norms, special pay to Parliament Assistants, Central (Deputation on Tenure) Allowance, etc., and in whose case the same has been replaced in the revised scale with corresponding allowance/pay at the same rate or at a different rate, the pay in the revised scale shall be fixed in accordance with the provisions of clause (A) above. In such cases the allowance at the new rate as recommended shall be drawn in addition to pay in the revised scale of pay;

(D) in the case of medical officers who are in receipt of non-practising allowance, the pay in the revised scale shall be fixed in accordance with the provisions of clause (A) above except that in such cases the term “existing emoluments” shall not include NPA and will comprise only the following –

(a) the basic pay in the existing scale;

(b) dearness allowance appropriate to the basic pay and non-practising allowance admissible at index average 1510 (1960=100) under the relevant orders; and

(c) the amounts of first and second installments of interim relief admissible on the basic pay in the existing scale and non-practising allowance under the relevant orders.

and in such cases, non-practising allowance at the new rates shall be drawn in addition to the pay so fixed in the revised scale.

Note 1 – The Government servants drawing pay up to the stage of Rs. 1030 in the existing scale of Rs. 775-12-871-14-955-15-1030-20-1150 shall be fixed in S-2 scale of pay and those drawing pay beyond the stage of Rs. 1030 shall be fixed in S-3 scale of pay.

Note 2 – Where the increment of a Government servant falls on 1st day of January, 1996, he shall have option to draw the increment in the existing scale or the revised scale.

Note 3 – Where a Government servant is on leave on the 1st day of January, 1996, he shall become entitled to pay in the revised scale of pay from the date he joins duty. In case of Government servant under suspension, he shall continue to draw subsistence allowance based on existing scale of pay and his pay in the revised scale of pay will be subject to final order on the pending disciplinary proceedings.

Note 4 – Where a Government servant is holding a permanent post and is officiating in a higher post on a regular basis and the scales applicable to these two posts are merged into one scale, the pay shall be fixed under this sub-rule with reference to the officiating post only, and the pay so fixed shall be treated as substantive pay.

The provisions of this Note shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to Government servants holding in an officiating capacity posts on different existing scales which have been replaced by a single revised scale.

Note 5 – Where the existing emoluments as calculated in accordance with clause (A), clause (B), clause (C) or clause (D), as the case may be, exceed the revised emoluments in the case of any Government servant, the difference shall be allowed as personal pay to be absorbed in future increases in pay.

Note 6 – Where in the fixation of pay under sub-rule (1), pay, of a Government servant, who, in the existing scale was drawing immediately before the 1st day of January, 1996 more pay than another Government servant junior to him in the same cadre, gets fixed in the revised scale at a stage lower than that of such junior, his pay shall be stepped up to the same stage in the revised scale as that of the junior.

Note 7 – Where a Government servant is in receipt of personal pay on the 1st day of January, 1996, which together with his existing emoluments as calculated in accordance with clause (A), clause (B), clause (C), or clause (D), as the case may be, exceeds the revised emoluments, then, the difference representing such excess shall be allowed to such Government servant as personal pay to be absorbed in future increases in pay.

Note 8 – In the case of employees who are in receipt of personal pay for passing Hindi Pragya, Hindi Typewriting, Hindi Shorthand and such other examinations under the “Hindi Teaching Scheme”, or on successfully undergoing training in cash and accounts matters prior to the 1st day of January, 1996, while the personal pay shall not be taken into account for purposes of fixation of initial pay in the revised scales, they would continue to draw personal pay after fixation of their pay in the revised scale on and from the 1st day of January, 1996, or subsequently for the period for which they would have drawn it but for the fixation of their pay in the revised scale. The quantum of such personal pay would be paid at the appropriate rate of increment in the revised scale from the date of fixation of pay for the period for which the employee would have continued to draw it.

Explanation – For the purpose of this Note, “appropriate rate of increment in the revised scale” means the amount of increment admissible at and immediately beyond the stage at which the pay of the employee is fixed in the revised scale.

Note 9 – In cases, where a senior Government servant promoted to a higher post before the 1st day of January, 1996 draws less pay in the revised scale than his junior who is promoted to the higher post on or after the 1st day of January, 1996, the pay of the senior Government servant should be stepped up to an amount equal to the pay as fixed for his junior in that higher post. The stepping up should be done with effect from the date of promotion of the junior Government servant subject to the fulfillment of the following conditions, namely :–

(a) both the junior and the senior Government servants should belong to the same cadre and the posts in which they have been promoted should be identical in the same cadre.

(b) the pre-revised and revised scales of pay of the lower and higher posts in which they are entitled to draw pay should be identical.

(c) the senior Government servants at the time of promotion have been drawing equal or more pay than the junior.

(d) The anomaly should be directly as a result of the application of the provisions of Fundamental Rule 22 or any other rule or order regulating pay fixation on such promotion in the revised scale. If even in the lower post, the junior officer was drawing more pay in the pre-revised scale than the senior by virtue of any advance increments granted to him, provision of this Note need not be invoked to step up the pay of the senior officer.

The order relating to re-fixation of the pay of the senior officer in accordance with the above provisions should be issued under Fundamental Rule 27 and the senior officer will be entitled to the next increment on completion of his required qualifying service with effect from the date of re-fixation of pay.

(2) Subject to the provisions of rule 5, if the pay as fixed in the officiating post under sub-rule (1) is lower than the pay fixed in the substantive post, the former shall be fixed at the stage next above the substantive pay.

8. Date of increment in the revised scale – The next increment of a Government servant whose pay has been fixed in the revised scale in accordance with sub-rule (1) of rule 7 shall be granted on the date he would have drawn his increment, had he continued in the existing scale:

Provided that in cases where the pay of a Government servant is stepped up in terms of Note 6 or Note 9 to sub-rule (1) and also second proviso to sub-rule (1) of rule 7, the next increment shall be granted on the completion of qualifying service of twelve months from the date of the stepping up of the pay in the revised scale.

Provided further that in cases other than those covered by the preceding proviso, the next increment of a Government servant, whose pay is fixed on the 1st day of January, 1996 at the same stage as the one fixed for another Government servant junior to him in the same cadre and drawing pay at a lower stage than his in the existing scale, shall be granted on the same date as admissible to his junior, if the date of increment of the junior happens to be earlier.

Provided also that in the case of persons who had been drawing maximum of the existing scale for more than a year as on the 1st day of January, 1996, next increment in the revised scale shall be allowed on the 1st day of January, 1996.

Note 1 – In cases where two existing scales, one being a promotional scale for the other, are merged, and the junior Government servant, now drawing his pay at equal or lower stage in the lower scale of pay, and happens to draw more pay in the revised scale than the pay of the senior Government servant in the existing higher scale, the pay of the senior government servant in the revised scale shall be stepped up to that of his junior from the same date and he shall draw next increment after completing the qualifying period from the date of such stepping up of pay.

9. Fixation of pay in the revised scale subsequent to the 1st day of January, 1996 – Where a Government servant continues to draw his pay in the existing scale and is brought over to revised scale from a date later than the 1st day of January 1996, his pay from the later date in the revised scale shall be fixed under Fundamental Rules and for this purpose his pay in the existing scale shall have the same meaning as of existing emoluments as calculated in accordance with clause (A), clause (B), clause (C) or clause (D), as the case may be, of sub-rule (1) of rule 7 except that the basic pay to be taken into account for calculation of those emoluments will be the basic pay on the later date aforesaid and where the Government servant is in receipt of special pay or non-practising allowance, his pay shall be fixed after deducting from those emoluments an amount equal to the special pay or non-practising allowance, as the case may be, at the revised rates appropriate to the emoluments so calculated.

10. Fixation of pay on reappointment after the 1st day of January, 1996 to a post held prior to that date – A Government servant who had officiated in a post prior to the 1st day of January, 1996 but was not holding that post on that date and who on subsequent appointment to that post draws pay in the revised scale of pay shall be allowed the benefit of the proviso to Fundamental Rule 22, to the extent it would have been admissible had he been holding that post on the 1st day of January, 1996 and had elected the revised scale of pay on and from that date.

11. Mode of payment of arrears of pay – The arrears would be paid in cash with the stipulation that where the amount of arrears is less than
Rs. 5000, it should be paid in one installment and where it is in excess of
Rs. 5000, it should be paid in two installments; in the first installment payment should be restricted to Rs. 5000 plus fifty percent of the balance amount of arrears.

Explanation – For the purposes of this rule:

(a) “arrears of pay”, in relation to a Government servant, means the difference between:–

(i) the aggregate of the pay and allowances to which he is entitled on account of the revision of his pay and allowances under these rules, for the relevant period; and

(ii) the aggregate of the pay and allowances to which he would have been entitled (whether such pay and allowances had been received or not) for that period had his pay and allowances not been so revised.

(b) “relevant period” means the period commencing on the 1st day of January, 1996 and ending with the 30th September, 1997.

12. Overriding effect of Rules – The provisions of the Fundamental Rules, the Central Civil Services (Revision of Pay) Rules, 1947, the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1960, the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1973 and the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1986, shall not, save as otherwise provided in these rules, apply to cases where pay is regulated under these rules, to the extent they are inconsistent with these rules.

13. Power to relax – Where the President is satisfied that the operation of all or any of the provisions of these rules causes undue hardship in any particular case, he may, by order, dispense with or relax the requirements of that rule to such extent and subject to such conditions as he may consider necessary for dealing with the case in a just and equitable manner.

14. Interpretation – If any question arises relating to the interpretation of any of the provisions of these rules, it shall be referred to the Central Government for decisions.

Notification in reference to DPE OM No. 2(42)/97-DPE(WC) dated 24.10.1997 regarding pay revision of the CPSE employees following CDA pattern.

Revised scales for posts carrying present scales in Group ‘A’, ‘B’ , ‘C’ & ‘D’ except posts for which different revised scales are notified separately.

Sl. No. Post/Grade Present Scale (Rs.) Revised scale (Rs.)
1. S-1 750-12-870-14-940 2550-55-2660-60-3200
2. S-2 775-12-871-14-1025 2610-60-3150-65-3540
3. S-3 800-15-1010-20-1150 2650-65-3300-70-4000
4. S-4 825-15-900-20-1200 2750-70-3800-75-4400
5. S-5 950-20-1150-25-1400
950-20-1150-25-1500
1150-25-1500
3050-75-3950-80-4590
6. S-6 975-25-1150-30-1540
975-25-1150-30-1660
3200-85-4900
7. S-7 1200-30-1440-30-1800
1200-30-1560-40-2040
1320-30-1560-40-2040
4000-100-6000
8. S-8 1350-30-1440-40-1800-50-2200
1400-40-1800-50-2300
4500-125-7000
9. S-9 1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-2600
1600-50-2300-60-2660
5000-150-8000
10. S-10 1640-60-2600-75-2900 5500-175-9000
11. S-11 2000-60-2120 6500-200-6900
12. S-12 2000-60-2300-75-3200
2000-60-2300-75-3200-3500
6500-200-10500
13. S-13 2375-75-3200-100-3500
2375-75-3200-100-3500-125-3750
7450-225-11500
14. S-14 2500-4000 (proposed new pre-revised scale) 7500-250-12000
15. S-15 2200-75-2800-100-4000
2300-100-2800
8000-275-13500
16. S-16 2630/- fixed 9000/- fixed
17. S-17 2630-75-2780 9000-275-9550
18. S-18 3150-100-3350 10325-325-10975
19 S-19 3000-125-3625
3000-100-3500-125-4500
3000-100-3500-125-5000
10000-325-15200
20 S-20 3200-100-3700-125-4700 10650-325-15850
21 S-21 3700-150-4450
3700-125-4700-150-5000
12000-375-16500
22 S-22 3950-125-4700-150-5000 12750-375-16500
23 S-23 3700-125-4950-150-5700 12000-375-18000
24 S-24 4100-125-4850-150-5300
4500-150-5700
14300-400-18300
25 S-25 4800-150-5700 15100-400-18300
26 S-26 5100-150-5700
5100-150-6150
5100-150-5700-200-6300
16400-450-20000
27 S-27 5100-150-6300-200-6700 16400-450-20900
28 S-28 4500-150-5700-200-7300 14300-450-22400
29 S-29 5900-200-6700
5900-200-7300
18400-500-22400
30 S-30 7300-100-7600 22400-525-24500
31 S-31 7300-200-7500-250-8000 22400-600-26000
32 S-32 7600/- fixed
7600-100-8000
24050-650-26000
33 S-33 8000/- fixed 26000/- fixed
34 S-34 9000/- fixed 30000/- fixed

REVISED PAY SCALES FOR CERTAIN COMMON CATEGORIES OF STAFF

The revised scales of pay mentioned in Column 4 of this part of the Notification for the posts mentioned in column 2 have been approved by the Government. However, it may be noted that in certain cases of the scales of pay mentioned in column 4, the recommendations of the Pay Commission are subject to fulfillment of specific conditions. These conditions relate inter-alia to changes in recruitment rules, restructuring of cadres, re-distribution of posts into higher grades etc. Therefore, in those cases where conditions such as changes in recruitment rules etc. which are brought out by the Pay Commission as the rationale for the grant of these upgraded scales, it will be necessary for the Ministries to decide upon such issues and agree to the changes suggested by the Pay Commission before applying these scales to these posts w.e.f. 1.1.96. In certain other cases where there are conditions prescribed by the Pay Commission as pre-requisite for grant of these scales to certain posts such as cadre restructuring, redistribution of posts etc. It will be necessary for the Ministries/Departments concerned to not only accept these preconditions but also to implement them before the scales are applied to those posts. It would, therefore, be seen that it is implicit in the recommendations of the Pay Commission that such scales necessarily have to take prospective effect and the concerned posts will be governed by the normal replacement scales until then.

Sl No. Posts Present Scale (Rs.) Revised Scale (Rs.) Paragraph No. of Report
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
I. OFFICE STAFF WORKING IN ORGANISATIONS OUTSIDE THE SECRETARIAT
(a) Assistant 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000 46.9
(b) Head Clerks 1400-40-1800-50-2300
1350-30-1440-40-1800-50-2200
5000-150-8000 46.10
(c) Office Superintendent level II 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000 46.10
(d) Office Superintendent level I 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000 46.11
(e) Office Superintendent level 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000 46.11
(f) Administrative Officer 2375-75-3200-100-3500 7500-250-12000 46.13
(g) Upper Division Clerk 1200-30-1540-40-2040 with special pay of Rs.70 per month 5000-150-8000 without special pay 46.17
(h) Stenographer Gr. II 1400-40-1800-50-2300
1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-2600
5000-150-8000 46.34
II. CANTEEN STAFF
(a) Bearer Tea/Coffee Maker 750-12-870-14-940 2610-60-3150-65-3540 55.22
(b) Cook
Assistant Halwai
825-15-900-20-1200 3050-75-3950-80-4590 55.22
(c) Junior Clerks
(Coupon, Kitchen, Sales, Office, Accounts etc.
825-15-900-20-1200 3050-75-3950-80-4590 55.22
(d) Manager Gr.I 1350-30-1440-40-1800-50-2200 5000-150-8000 55.22
III. EDITORIAL STAFF
(a) Sub Editor 1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-2600
1400-40-1800-50-2300
5500-175-9000 55.59
IV. LIBRARY STAFF
(a) Senior Library Attendant 800-15-1010-1150 2750-70-3800-75-4400 55.170
(b) Librarian 1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-2600 5500-175-9000 55.177
(c) Librarian Senior Scale 1640-60-2600-75-2900 6500-200-10500 55.177
(d) Librarian Selection Grade 2000-60-2300-75-3200-100-3500 7500-250-12000 55.177
V. STORE KEEPING STAFF
(a) Posts in the scale of pay of 1350-30-1440-40-1800-50-2200
1400-40-1800-50-2300
5000-150-8000 55.249(g)
VI. TELEPHONE OPERATORS
(a) Posts in the scale of pay of 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000 55.272

VII. TEACHING STAFF

(a) Primary School Teacher
  Entry Scale 1200-30-1560-40-2040 4500-125-7000 55.259
  Senior Scale 1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-2600 5000-150-8000 55.259
  Selection Scale 1640-60-2600-75-2900 5500-175-9000 55.259

(b) Trained Graduate Teacher/Head Master, Primary School

  Entry Scale 1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-2600 5500-175-9000 55.259
  Senior Scale 1640-60-2600-75-2900 6500-200-10500 55.259
  Selection Scale 2000-60-2300-75-3200-100-3500 7500-250-12000 55.259

(c) Post Graduate Teacher/Head Master, Middle School

  Entry Scale 1640-60-2600-75-2900 6500-200-10500 55.259
  Senior Scale 2000-60-2300-75-3200-100-3500 7500-250-12000 55.259
  Selection Scale 2200-75-2800-100-4000 8000-275-13500 55.259

(d) Vice Principal/Head Master, Secondary School

  Entry Scale 2000-60-2300-75-3200-100-3500 7500-250-12000 55.259
VIII. GR.’A’ ENGINEERING SERVICES
(a) Suptdg. Engineer 3700-125-4700-150-5000 14300-400-18300 50.45
(b) Exe. Engineer 300-100-3500-125-4500 10000-325-15200
12000-375-16500
(Non-functional JAG)
50.45
IX. SUBORDINATE ENGINEERING CADRE
(a) Diploma Engineers 1400-40-1800-50-2300
1600-50-2300-60-2660
1640-60-2600-75-2900
2000-60-2300-75-3200
2000-60-2300-75-3200-100-3500
2375-75-3200-100-3500
2375-75-3200-100-3500-125-3750
5000-150-8000
5500-175-9000
5500-175-9000
6500-200-10500
6500-200-10500
7450-225-11500
7500-250-12000
50.23 & 50.24
50.23 & 50.24
50.23 & 50.24
50.23 & 50.24
50.23 & 50.24
50.23 & 50.24
50.23 & 50.24
X. DRAWING OFFICE STAFF
(a) Draftsman Gr. II/Sr. Draftsman 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000 50.37
(b) Draftsman Gr. I/Head Draftsman 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000 50.37
(c) Graduate Engineers recruited against posts of drawing/design Office in Subordinate Engg. cadres 1400-40-1800-50-2300
1600-50-2300-60-2660
2000-60-2300-75-3200
6500-200-10500 50.37
XI. LABLORATORY STAFF
1. Laboratory Technician 1320-30-1560-EB-40-2040 4500-125-7000 55.149
MEDICAL AND PARAMEDICAL SERVICES
XII. INDIAN SYSTEM OF MEDICINE AND HOMEOPATHY (ISM&H)
(a) Starting pay scale for all posts requiring medical practice in ISM&H and a degree in ISM&H as the minimum qualification 8000-275-13500 52.33
XIII. CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTS
(a) All posts of Clincial Psychologists requiring minimum qualifcation of MA/M.Sc (Psychology) and not DM&SP) 1640-60-2600-EB-75-2900/2000-60-2300-EB-75-3200-100-3500/2200-75-2800-EB-100-4000 8000-275-13500 52.46
(b) All posts requiring MA/M.Sc(Psychology) but not DM&SP 1640-60-2600-EB-75-2900 5500-175-9000 52.46
XIV. DIETICIANS
(a) Assistant Dietician 1400-40-1800-EB-50-2300 5500-175-9000 52.52
(b) Dietician 1640-60-2600-EB-75-2900 6500-200-10500 52.52
(c) Senior Dietician 2000-60-2300-EB-75-3200-100-3500 8000-275-13500 52.52
(d) Chief Dietician 2375-75-3200-100-3500 10000-325-15200 52.52
XV. NURSING STAFF
(a) Deputy Nursing Superintendent 2000-60-2300-EB-75-3200-100-3500 7500-250-12000 52.58
XVI. PUBLIC HEALTH NURSES
(a) Auxilliary Nurse Midwives 975-25-1150-EB-30-1540 4000-100-6000 52.72
(b) Lady Health Visitors 1200-30-1560-EB-40-2040 4500-125-7000 52.72
XVII. OPERATION THEATRE TECHNICAL STAFF
(a) O.T. Technician 1200-30-1560-EB-40-2040 5000-150-8000 52.78
XVIII. PHARMACISTS
(a) Pharmacists possessing entry qualification of diploma in Pharmacy   4500-125-7000 52.90
XIX. PHYSIOTHERAPISTS AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS
(a) Physiotherapist/ Occupational Therapist 1400-40-1800-EB-50-2300 5500-175-9000 52.96
(b) Sr. Physiotherapist/ Sr. Occupational Therapist 2375-75-3200-EB-100-3500 8000-275-13500 52.96
XX. PUBLIC AND SOCIAL HEALTH WORKERS
(a) Medical Social Worker (holding qualification of Post Graduation or Graduation with 2 years diploma in Social Work) 1600-50-2300-EB-2660 5500-175-9000 52.103
(b) Social Worker/ Psychiatric Worker (holding qualification of Post Graduation or Graduation with 2 years diploma in Social Work) 1400-40-1800-EB-50-2300 5500-175-9000 52.103
(c) Welfare Officer (Grade II)/Probation Officer (Grade II)/ Prison Welfare Officer 1400-40-1600-50-2300-EB-60-2600 5500-175-9000 104.65
XXI. RADIOGRAPHERS/X-RAY TECHNICIANS
(a) Radiographer 1350-30-1440-40-1800-EB-50-2200 5000-150-8000 52.107
(b) Radiographers requiring a minimum of 2 years diploma/certificate after 10+2   4000-100-6000 52.107
XXII. OTHER TECHNICIANS
(a) Posts requiring Matriculation with some experience as minimum qualification for direct recruitment   4000-100-6000 52.111
(b) Technicians with either a Degree in Science or Diploma in Engineering   5000-150-8000 52.111
XXIII. GARDENERS AND NURSERY WORKERS
(a) Sr. Garden Attendant 775-12-871-14-1025 2650-65-3300-70-4500 55.129
(b) Asstt. Foreman 825-15-900-20-1200 3050-75-3950-80-4590 55.129
XXIV. VETERINARY STAFF
(a) Entry grade for all posts requiring a degree of B.V.Sc. and Animal Husbandry with registration in the Veterinary Council of India as the minimum essential qualification   8000-275-13500 55.291
(b) Assistant Veterinarian/ Biological Assistant/ Zoological Assistant/ possessing B.Sc. Degree in Biological Sciences 1200-30-1560-40-2040/1400-40-1800-50-2300/1600-50-2300-60-2660 5000-150-8000 55.296
(c) Stockman/Compounder/ Stock Asstt./Animal Husbandry Asstt/ Dresser 950-20-1150-25-1500 to 1200-30-1560-40-2040 4000-100-6000 55.296
(d) Para Veterinary Attendant including Animal Attendant/Bull Attendant/Cattle Attendant/Syce/Camel Attendant/Shepherds with minimum qualification of 8th class +2 years experience of handling animals 750-12-870-14-940 2610-60-3150-65-3540 55.296
XXV. TECHNICAL SUPERVISORS & WORKSHOP STAFF
(a) Chargeman/Chargeman ‘B’/Chargeman (Technical) Grade II/
Jr. Engineer Grade II (Workshop)
1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000 54.38
(b) Sr. Chargeman/ Chargeman ‘A’/ Chargeman (Technical) Grade I/Jr. Engineer Grade I Workshop 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000 54.38

XXVI. ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING STAFF

(a) Data Entry Operator Grade ‘A’ 1150-25-1500 4000-100-6000 55.71
(b) Data Entry Operator Grade ‘C’ 1400-40-1800-EB-50-2300 5000-150-8000 55.71
(c) Data Entry Operator Grade ‘D’/Junior Console Operator/Data Processing Assistant ‘A’/ Scientific Assistant ‘A’ 1600-50-2300-EB-60-2660 5500-175-9000 55.71
(d) Programmer/System Analyst 2375-75-3200-EB-100-3500-125-3750 7500-250-12000 55.71

XXVII. PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN

(a) Senior Photographer 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5000-150-8000
5500-175-9000
55.189
(b) Chief Photographer 1640-60-2600-75-2900 6500-200-10500 55.189
(c) Photographer Gr. I 1200-30-1560-40-2040 4500-125-7000 55.189
(d) Photographer Gr. II 950-20-1150-25-1500 4000-100-6000 55.189

Form of Option
[See Rule 6(I)]

*(i) I________________________________________hereby elect the revised scale with effect from 1st January, 1996.

*(ii) I_________________________________________hereby elect to continue on the existing scale of pay of my substantive/officiating post mentioned below until:

* the date of my next increment

The date of my subsequent increment raising my pay to Rs.

I vacate or cease to draw pay in the existing scale

Existing Scale _________________________

Signature _____________________
Name___________________________
Designation______________________
Office to which employed ___________

Date :

Station:

* To be scored out if not applicable

______________________________________________________________

MEMORANDUM EXPLANATORY TO THE CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES (REVISED PAY) RULES, 1997

Rule 1: This rule is self-explanatory

Rule 2: This rule lays down the categories of employees to whom the rules apply. Except for the categories excluded under clause (2), the rules are applicable to all persons under the rule making control of the President serving in Departments paid from Civil Estimates. They do not apply to the employees under the Ministry of Railways and Civilian personnel paid from Defence Services Estimates, for whom separate rules will be issued by the Agents in the Department of Posts and Department of Telecommunications. The rules, however, apply to work charged establishments.

Rule 3: This rule is self-explanatory.

Rule 4: The recommendations of the Commission on pay scales for certain categories/class of employees of the Central Government, including Union Terriotries, have given rise to representations from other categories of employees on the ground of upsetting the existing relativities and parities. In all such cases, where the recommendation is for upgradation of pay scales for individual categories of posts in a Department or cadre otherwise than by rationalization of pay scales, for the present the normal replacement pay scales for the existing scales of pay as shown in part A of the First Schedule shall be allowed. Separate orders in such cases will be issued subsequently.

Rule 5: The intention is that all Government servants should be brought over to the revised scale except those who elect to draw pay in the existing scales. Those who exercise the option to continue on the existing scales of pay will continue to draw the dearness allowance and interim reliefs at the rates in force on the 1st January, 1996 and the dearness allowance will count towards the emoluments for pension, etc. to the extent it so counted on the said date. If a Government servant is holding a permanent post in a substantive capacity and officiating in a higher post, or would have officiated in one or more posts but for his being on deputation etc., he has the option to retain the existing scale only in respect of one scale. Such a Government servant may retain the existing scale applicable to a permanent post or any one of the officiating posts. In respect of the remaining posts he will necessarily have to be brought over to the revised scales.

Rule 6: This rule prescribes the manner in which option has to be exercised and also the authority who should be apprised of such option. The option has to be exercised in the appropriate form appended to the rules. It should be noted that it is not sufficient for a Government servant to exercise the option within the specified time limit but also to ensure that it reaches the prescribed authority within the time limit. In the case of persons who are outside India at the time these rules are promulgated, the period within which the option has to be exercised is three months from the date they take over charge of the post in India. In the case of Government servants the revised scales of whose posts are announced subsequent to the date of issue of these rules, the period of three months will run from the date of such announcement.

Persons who have retired between 1st January, 1996 and the date of issue of these rules are also eligible to exercise option.

Rule 7(1) : This rule deals with the actual fixation of pay in the existing scales on 1st January, 1996. A few illustrations indicating the manner in which pay of Government servants should be fixed under this sub-rule subject to stepping up of pay under Notes below rule 7(1) are given below:

Illustration I:

1. Existing Scale of Pay Rs.750-12-870-14-940
2. Proposed Scale of Pay Rs. 2550-55-2660-60-3200
3. Existing Pay Rs. 786
4. DA as on 1.1.96 (at index level 1510) Rs. 1163
5. 1st Instal. of I.R. Rs. 100
6. 2nd Instal. of I.R @ 10% of basic pay subject to min. of Rs.100 Rs. 100 -----------
7. Existing emoluments Rs. 2149
8. Add 40% of basic pay Rs.  314
-----------
  Total Rs. 2463
9. Stage next above in the proposed scale including benefit of bunching, if admissible Rs. 2550 (minimum)
10. If 1 increment is ensured in the proposed scale for every 3 increments in the existing scale, the stage of pay in the proposed scale Rs. 2605
11. Pay to be fixed in the proposed scale (stage of pay at Sl.No.9 or 10 whichever is higher) Rs. 2605
  Illustration II:  
1. Existing Scale of pay Rs. 1640-60-2600-75-2900
2. Proposed Scale of Pay Rs. 5500-175-9000
3. Existing Pay Rs. 2360
4. DA as on 1.1.96 (at index level 1510) Rs. 3493
5. 1st Instal. of I.R. Rs.100
6. 2nd Instal. of I.R @ 10% of basic pay subject to min. of Rs.100 Rs.236
----------
7. Existing emoluments Rs. 6189
8. Add 40% of basic pay Rs.  944
-----------
  Total Rs. 7133
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9. Stage next above in the proposed scale including benefit of bunching, if admissible Rs. 7250
10. If 1 increment is ensured in the proposed scale for every 3 increments in the existing scale, the stage of pay in the proposed scale Rs. 6200
11. Pay to be fixed in the proposed scale (stage of pay at Sl.No.9 or 10 whichever is higher) Rs. 7250
  Illustration III:  
1. Existing Scale of pay Rs.4500-150-5700
2. Proposed Scale of Pay Rs.14300-400-18300
3. Existing Pay Rs. 5400
4. DA as on 1.1.96 (at index level 1510) Rs. 5994
5. 1st Instal. of I.R. Rs. 100
6. 2nd Instal. of I.R @ 10% of basic pay subject to min. of Rs.100 Rs. 540
----------
7. Existing emoluments Rs. 12034
  8. Add 40% of basic pay Rs. 2160
-----------
  Total Rs.14194
9. Stage next above in the proposed scale including benefit of bunching, if admissible Rs. 14700
10. If 1 increment is ensured in the proposed scale for every 3 increments in the existing scale, the stage of pay in the proposed scale Rs.15100 (two increments for 6 increments in the existing scale)
11. Pay to be fixed in the proposed scale (stage of pay at Sl.No.9 or 10 whichever is higher) Rs. 15100

Rule 7(2) – The benefit of this rule is not admissible in cases where a Government servant has elected the revised scale in respect of his substantive post, but has retained the existing scale in respect of an officiating post.

Rule 8 – This rule prescribes the manner in which the next increment in the new scale should be regulated. The provisos to this rule are intended to eliminate the anomalies of junior Government servants drawing more pay than their senior by the operation of substantive part of this rule and also taking care of the Government servants who have been drawing pay at the maximum of the existing scale for more than one year as on 1.1.1996 and also those Government servants who have been stagnating at the maximum of the existing scale and are actually in receipt of stagnation increment on ad hoc basis.

Rule 9 to 14 - These rules are self-explanatory.

ANNEXURE-II

Copy of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O.M No. 2(30)/97-E.II (B) dated 03-10-97.

Subject:- Recommendations of the Fifth Pay Commission Decisions of Government relating to grant of Compensatory City Allowance to Central Government employees.

The undersigned is directed to say that, consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Fifth Pay Commission relating to the above mentioned allowances vide this Ministry’s Resolution No. 50(1)/IC/97 dated 30.9.1997, the President is pleased to decide that in modification of this Ministry’s O.M No. F2(37)/E II (B)/64 dated 27.11.1965 as amended from time to time, Compensatory (City) Allowance to Central Government employees shall be admissible at the following rates:-

COMPENSATORY (CITY) ALLOWANCE:

Pay Range (Basic Pay) Amount of CCA in class of cities
(Rs. Per month)
  A-1 A B-1 B-2
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
Below Rs.3000 p.m 90 65 45 25
Rs. 3000 p.m to Rs. 4499 p.m 125 95 65 35
Rs.4500 p.m to Rs. 5999 p.m 200 150 100 65
Rs. 6000 p.m. and above 300 240 180 120

2. The list of cities/towns classified as A-1, A, B-1 and B-2 for the purpose of CCA is enclosed (page 24).

3. The cities/towns, which have been placed in a lower classification, in the above mentioned list, as compared to their existing classification, shall continue to retain the existing classification until further orders and Central Government employees working therein will be entitled to draw the rates of CCA accordingly.

4. The special orders relating to grant of CCA in localities as listed in para 3 of this Ministry’s O.M No. 2(2)/93 E II(B) dated 14.05.1993 shall continue to be applicable.

5. Pay for the purpose of these orders, will be Pay drawn in the prescribed scale of pay, including stagnation increment(s) and non-practising allowance, but shall not include any other type(s) of pay like special pay or personal pay etc. In the case of those employees who opt to retain the existing scales of pay, it will include, in addition to pay in the pre-revised scale, dearness allowance and interim relief appropriate to that pay admissible under orders in existence on 1.1.1996.

6. All other conditions governing grant of CCA under existing orders shall continue to apply.

7. These orders shall be effective from 1.8.1997. For the period from 1.1.1996 to 31.7.1997, the above allowances will be drawn at the existing rates on the notional pay in the pre-revised scale.

8. These orders will apply to all civilian employees of the Central Government. The orders will also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces Personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

9. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, this order issues in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

ANNEXURE
LIST OF CITITES WHERE COMPENSATORY (CITY)
ALLOWANCE IS ADMISSIBLE TO
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

Name of State/Union Territory

A-1 A B-1 B-2
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Andhra Pradesh - Hyderabad
(UA)
Visakhapatnam (UA) Vijayawada (UA)
Assam - - - Guwahati City
Bihar - - Patna (UA) Dhanbad (UA)
Ranchi (UA)
 Jamshedpur (UA)
Chandigarh (UA)
Chandigarh - - - Chandigarh (UA)
Delhi Delhi (UA) - - -
Gujarat - Ahmedabad (UA) Surat (UA)
Vadodara (UA)
Rajkot (UA)
Haryana - - - Faridabad Complex
Karnataka - Bangalore (UA) - Hubli-Dharwad Mysore (UA)
Kerala - - Kochi (UA) Thiruvananthapuram (UA)
Kozhikode (UA)
Madhya Pradesh - - Bhopal
 Indore (UA)
Durg – Bhilai
Nagar (UA)
Gwalior (UA)
Jabalpur (UA)
Maharashtra Brihan
Mumbai (UA)
Pune (UA) Nagpur (UA) Aurangabad (UA)
Nashik (UA)
Solapur (UA)
Punjab - - Ludhiana Amritsar
Jalandhar
Rajasthan - - Jaipur (UA) Jodhpur
Kota
Tamil Nadu Chennai (UA) - Coimbatore (UA)
Madurai (UA)
Salem (UA)
Tiruchirappalli (UA)
Uttar Pradesh - Kanpur (UA) Lucknow (UA)
Varanasi (UA)
Meerut (UA)
Bareilly (UA)
Ghaziabad (UA)
Gorakhpur
Agra (UA)
Allahabad (UA)
West Bengal Calcutta (UA) - - Asansol (UA)
ANNEXURE-III

Copy of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O.M No. 1(13)/97-E.II (B) dated 03-10-97.

Subject:- Recommendations of the Fifth Pay Commission – Decisions of Government relating to grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government servants – Revised rates effective from 1.7.1996, 1.1.1997 and 1.7.1997.

The undersigned is directed to say that consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Fifth Pay Commission relating to Dearness Allowance vide this Ministry’s Resolution No. 50(1)/IC/97 dated 30.09.1997 and promulgation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 1997, the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance admissible to all categories of Central Government employees shall be admissible from the dates mentioned below at the following rates:-

Date from which payable Rate of Dearmess Allowance per mensem
From 1.1.1996 No Dearness Allowance
From 1.7.1996 4% of Pay
From 1.1.1997 8% of Pay
From 1.7.1997 13% of Pay

2. The payment of Dearness Allowance under these orders from the dates indicated above shall be made after adjusting the instalments of Dearness Allowance already sanctioned and paid to Central Government employees w.e.f 1.1.96, 1.7.96 and 1.1.97 vide this Ministry’s O.M No. 1(5)/96-E.II (B) dated 20.3.96. O.M No. 1(18)/96-E.II (B) dated 11.9.96 and O.M No. 1(8)/97-E.II (B) dated 3.4.97 respectively.

3. The term ‘pay’ for the purpose of calculation of Dearness Allowance shall be the pay drawn in the prescribed scale of pay, including stagnation increment(s) and non-practicising allowance, but shall not include any other type(s) of pay like special pay or personal pay, etc. In the case of those employees who opt to retain the existing scales of pay, it will include, in addition to pay in the pre-revised scale, dearness allowance and interim relief appropriate to that pay admissible under orders in existence on 1.1.1996.

4. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of FR 9(21).

5. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded off to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

6. These orders shall also apply to the Civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant Head of the Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces Personnel and Railway employees separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

7. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.