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Clarification on Uniform Fitment Factor recommended by 7th Pay Commission

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Clarification on Uniform Fitment Factor recommended by 7th Pay Commission

Uniform Fitment Factor recommended by 7th Pay Commission to arrive revised Basic Pay is 2.57

But there is a confusion among Central government employees about the Fitment Factor used by 7th Pay Commission to arrive rationalised Entry Pay in the Table : 4 provided in its Report.

The doubt raised by many of our readers are...

1. Why there are 6 types of Fitment factors mentioned in Table : 4..? [ 2.57, 2.62,2.67, 2.72,2.78,2.81]

2. why shouldn’t they are used for arriving the revised Pay ..?

3. Whether using 2.57 to calculate 7th CPC revised pay for all basic pay is correct or not ?

Let us now be clear about the recommendations on the above issues.

1.Why there are 6 types of Fitment factors mentioned in Table :4..? [ 2.57, 2.62,2.67, 2.72,2.78,2.81]

Though the commission has recommended 2.57 as uniform Fitment factor for all Pay scales to arrive revised Pay, the 7th pay commission wanted to increase the quantum hike between Pay Scales of Groups [GROUP A,B and C] also . Because sixth Pay commission recommended significant hike between Pay Bands to show the difference between three Groups (A,B and C) in respect of Pay Scale.

In Simple term, the 7th pay commission wanted to grant significant hike for the one who is moving to Higher Group on account of Promotion or non functional up gradation, like it was granted in sixth Pay commission .. for example..

If one gets promotion from GP 2800 to GP 4200,

Minimum pay in the Pay Band also to be taken into account for Fixation of Pay in GP 4200 because the individual is moving from PB-I to PB-II. On Pay Fixation, the Basic Pay (GP +BP ) if arrived is below the Minimum Basic Pay of Rs.13500 of the PB-II , the Basic Pay on account of Promotion to GP 4200 will be fixed as Rs.13500. Here it has to be noted that not only the hike in grade pay but hike in Pay Band also involved in fixation Pay when one is moving from one Pay band to another Pay band.

To maintain the difference between Three Groups of employees and HAG scales the multiple Fitment factors used to arrive rationalised entry pay to distinguish the Group A, B and C Employees

So the specific Fitment Factors used to arrive Entry Pay for a Particular Group is to show the significance of that Group in Respect of Minimum Basic Pay. So if Group Change involves when one gets Promotion or non functional up gradation, there will be some hike in Pay also there, apart from moving to next Level.

2. why shouldn’t all these Fitments factors be used for arriving the revised Pay ..?

Now it is clear that these Fitment factors are used only to arrive Entry Pay of Pay Scales for Particular Groups and HAG Scales. so these Fitment factors should not be used to calculate our revised pay of 7th Pay commission.

3. Whether using 2.57 to calculate 7th CPC revised pay for all Basic Pay is correct or not ?

Yes. Using the Fitment Factor 2.57 for all Pay scale to calculate 7th CPC revised pay is correct. As per 7th CPC recommendations the uniform Fitment factor to be used to arrive revised Pay for serving employees, is 2.57.

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  1. In this context, what would be the minimum pay for a person joining govt. service newly on or after 01.01.2016. As I have completed 1.5 Yrs in Group A PB-III; 5,400 GP, I am ending up with a new basic of 56,100 as per calculation recommended. However, this is the first entry in the said column level 10, now what is the pay for new entrant?

  2. In 7th cpc table increments are calculated as per Entry Pay (which is based on variable fitment factor). Thus it leads to different fitment when person moves from one level to other. It even causes the loss to existing employees in terms of increment rounding factor. Please check.

  3. The pay for new entrant as recommended by CPC in Table-4 is Rs.56,100 in respect of GP Rs.5400 in PB -III.

  4. Dear Sahu,
    It's clear from the table. A new entrant in this pay band with a basic of 21000 would end up at 56070 (with 2.67 factor) that is taking him/her to 56,100. Why the commission is favoring a factor of 2.67 to a person who is not at all in service and recommending a lower factor for those who are rendering government service as on the date of implementation. -UNFAIR ??


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