Skip to main content

7th CPC Bunching Calculation: Detailed Clarification Order issued by DoE on 3.8.2017

7th CPC Bunching Calculation: Detailed Clarification Order issued by DoE on 3.8.2017

“While in the 5th CPC structure, the stages in every pay scale were well defined, the stages were not well defined in the 6th CPC structure. The pay was to be fixed in the running Pay Band by rounding off to the next higher multiple of 10. Every multiple of 10 was a pay stage in the 6th CPC regime. However, all consecutive 10 rupee stages for any Grade Pay cannot be taken as consecutive stages for the purpose of bunching in reference to the 7th CPC recommendations as is also clear from the illustration contained in para 5.1.37 of the 7th CPC Report.”

Recommendations of the Central Pay Commission (CPC) — bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016

No.1-6/2016-IC
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Implementation Cell, 7th CPC

North Block, New Delhi,
3rd August, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recommendations of the Central Pay Commission (CPC) – bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

With reference to the subject mentioned above and in continuation of this Department’s OM of even number dated 07.09.2016 and 13.06.2017, detailed instructions are hereby being issued on the application of the benefit on account of bunching of stages while fixing the pay in the revised pay structure as a response to a large number of references received from Ministries/Departments.Bunching of Stages in 7th CPC Pay Fixation

2. The provisions giving effect to the recommendations of the 7th CPC on extending the benefit on account of bunching were notified vide DoE O.M. dated 07.09.2016. Benefits on account of bunching have been extended during the initial fixation of pay in the revised pay structure while implementing the recommendations of earlier CPCs also. Bunching occurs in the fixation of pay when the pay at two or more consecutive stages in a Pay Scale/ Grade Pay in the pre revised scale get fixed at the same stage in the corresponding Pay Scale/ Level in the revised pay structure.

3. The modalities of determining the extent of bunching and the nature of benefits to be extended on account thereof, based on the recommendations of the CPCs, have differed across different Pay Commission periods. While the 5th CPC recommended that benefits be extended when more than four stages get bunched, the 6th CPC recommended that benefits be extended when two or more stages get bunched. The fitment tables drawn by the 6th CPC and notified by the Government subsequently provided for the benefit of bunching only when more than two stages were bunched. As regards the benefits to be extended on account of bunching, the 5th CPC recommended benefit of one increment for every four consecutive stages bunched. the 6th CPC recommended benefit of one increment for every two consecutive pay stages bunched. For HAG scales, however, benefit of one increment was given at each of the pay stages in the 6th CPC pay structure.

4. In terms of the DoE O.M. dated 07.09.2016 based on the 7th CPC recommendations, [ See the Order ]bunching occurs when two or more stages get bunched and benefit of one increment is to be given for every two stages bunched. These provisions are to be applied while revising the pay from the 6th CPC regime to the 7th CPC regime. In the 6th CPC pay structure, about 35 pay scales existing in the 5th CPC pay structure were replaced by a system of running pay bands recommended by the 6th CPC. The 6th CPC pay structure consisted of 19 grades spread across four distinct pay bands and 4 distinct scales including two fixed scales. The 6th pay structure being replaced by the 7th CPC recommended Pay Matrix, thus. consists of 4 Pay Bands with 15 levels of Grade Pay, along with 4 standalone scales, viz., HAG scale, HAG+ scale, Apex scale (fixed) and the scale of Cabinet Secretary (fixed).

5. While in the 5th CPC structure, the stages in every pay scale were well defined, the stages were not well defined in the 6th CPC structure. The pay was to be fixed in the running Pay Band by rounding off to the next higher multiple of 10. Every multiple of 10 was a pay stage in the 6th CPC regime. However, all consecutive 10 rupee stages for any Grade Pay cannot be taken as consecutive stages for the purpose of bunching in reference to the 7th CPC recommendations as is also clear from the illustration contained in para 5.1.37 of the 7th CPC Report. Based on the illustration contained in para 5.1.37 of the 7th CPC Report, Department of Expenditure’s O.M. dated 07.09.2016 provided that a difference of at least 3%, the rate of annual increment, in the 6th CPC pay structure was essential for counting of two stages. The 6th CPC had replaced the system of equidistant pay stages in a pay scale based on equal annual increments in the 5th CPC regime by a system of annual increment of 3% on the sum of pay in the running pay band and the Grade Pay which was to be added to the running pay as increment. Therefore, the pay stages in any given Grade Pay were specific to an employee and depended upon the initial fixation of pay in that Grade Pay. As a result, the amount of increment earned in the same Grade Pay would differ in the same Pay Scale/ Grade Pay not only between different employees but also across years for the same employee. To illustrate, an employee whose pay was fixed at Rs 46,100 in GP of 8700 in PB-4 would have the first annual increment of Rs 1390 which would be added to his running pay in the Pay Band. another employee whose pay initially was fixed at Rs 46,400 in the same Grade Pay would have the first annual increment of Rs 1400. In such a scenario where the pay stages are specific to the employee, it is not possible to arrive at universal pay stages for the purpose of determining the extent of bunching. Therefore, for the purpose of determining the extent of bunching in a system of running pay bands, the consecutive pay stages that need to be considered are the pay stages which are specific to the employee

6. In the 5th CPC structure, the maximum and the minimum of every pay scale were well defined. In the 6th CPC structure, Entry Pay was separately notified for most Grade Pay levels to govern the entry pay of direct recruits in that level. The pay of those moving from a lower grade to a higher one on promotion was regulated in terms of provisions contained in Rule 13 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008. As such, the Entry Pay notified for a given Pay Scale/ Grade Pay is the effective minimum of that Grade Pay for direct recruits. For an employee getting promoted, the sum of the minimum of the relevant Pay Band and the Grade Pay is the effective minimum pay. The 7th CPC, in its Report, has commented that this led to many situations where direct recruits drew higher pay as compared to personnel who reached that stage through promotion. Demands were received by the 7th CPC from many staff associations and employees for removal of this disparity which the 7th CPC refers to as differential entry pay.

7. In the revised dispensation for pay fixation in the New Pay Structure as recommended by the 7th CPC, direct recruits shall start at the minimum pay corresponding to the level to which recruitment is made, which will be the first cell of each level. For those promoted from the previous level, the fixation of pay in the new level will depend on the pay they were already drawing in the previous level. The pay, however, cannot be less than the first stage of the relevant level. While enumerating the benefits of migrating to the new system at para 5.1.47 of the 7th CPC Report, it has been stated that ‘the issue of differential entry pay has been resolved‘. At para 5.1.36 of the 7th CPC Report it has also been mentioned that rationalization has been done with utmost care to ensure minimum bunching at most levels. Rationalization has been done by the 7th CPC through the Index of Rationalisation (IoR) which has been multiplied with the Entry Pay in the 6th CPC regime to arrive at the first cell of each level. With the Entry Pay along with IOR being used as the determiner of the first cell, pay stages below the Entry Pay have been consciously brought up to the level of Entry Pay and its corresponding pay stage in the revised pay structure. As a result, all pay stages below the Entry Pay in any Level will, on re-fixation, converge to the first pay stage in that level. As this convergence takes place on account of a conscious decision of the 7th CPC intrinsic to the architecture of the Pay Matrix by indicating the Entry Pay as the starting point of each Level, benefit on account of bunching cannot be extended with reference to pay stages lower than the Entry Pay indicated by the 7th CPC for that level in the Pay Matrix. Extending the benefit of bunching with reference to pay stages below the entry pay will perpetuate the difference in pay on account of differential Entry Pay which was addressed by the 7th CPC.

8. Based on the above. it is clarified that the following shall be kept in view while determining the extent of bunching as also the benefits to be extended on account of bunching at the time of initial fixation of pay in the 7th CPC pay structure:

(i) Benefit on account of bunching is to be extended when two or more stages get bunched.

(ii) Benefit of one increment is to be extended on account of bunching of every two consecutive stages.

(iii) As stipulated in MoF OM dated 07.09.2016, a difference of 3% to be reckoned for determination of consecutive pay stages, specific to each employee.

(iv) All pay stages lower than the Entry Pay in the 6th CPC pay structure as indicated in the Pay Matrix contained in the 7th CPC Report are not to be taken into account for determining the extent of bunching.

9. All Ministries/ Departments are advised to review all cases wherein benefit on account of bunching has been extended in terms of this Department’s OM dated 07.09.2016 and to re-fix the pay in terms of the instructions contained herein.

(V.K Singh)
Director


Authority: www.dopt.gov.in

Reference Orders issued by DoPT & Finmin…
Bunching of Stages in the Revised Pay structure under CCS (RP) Rules – DoE Orders on 13.8.2017
Bunching of Stages in the Revised Pay structure under CCS (RP) Rules – DoPT Orders on 25.5.2017
Bunching of Stages in the Revised Pay structure under CCS (RP) Rules – DoE Orders on 7.9.2016
Bunching of Stages in the Revised Pay structure under CCS (RP) Rules – DoPT Orders on 27.2.2017

Comments

Unknown said…
Would it not have been better to revise Pay Matrix taking bunching into account as in previous CPCs. Othetwise it would be difficult to find one. Bunching occurs first cell only having multiplication factor more than 2.57. Subsequent Cells would also have consequential effect of bunching. Will it suffice if first Cell qualifies for bunching, then subsequent Cells also qualify for bunching without reference to pay of an individual?
GUNAV said…
These clarifications issued on 03.08.17 are silent on upgraded posts.
Anonymous said…
Bunching stages regarding
Pay Matrix should have been revised taking into account bunching provisions to avoid any anomaly.
Anonymous said…
Extremely difficult to find one for bunching of stage. Pay Matrix should have been revised accordingly. In certain Levels where min pay has been fixed with factor more than 2.57, bunching cases will occur for second Cell only. However, this will affect every subsequent Cells.
In the clarification issued on 3rd Aug 2017 by the Implementation Cell in Finance Ministry, it is stated that bunching benefit at the rate of one increment for every 2 increments got bunched while fixing pay in 7th CPC pay matrix. This bunching benefit is applicable to pre-2016 pensioners also while fixing their pay in 7th CPC pay matrix for implementing modified parity benefit. However this has not been clearly indicated in the clarification of Fin Ministry dated 3/8/2017. So pensioners associations and Confederation of CGWE may kindly take up this issue with Finance Ministry.

Popular Posts

Expected Dearness Allowance (DA) from July 2020 Calculator

Expected DA from July 2020 Calculator
Expected Dearness Allowance from July 2020 Calculator with the input of AICPIN.
The calculation of Dearness allowance with effect from 1st July 2020 begins with the AICPIN (January 2020) of this year. We provide here a simple online tool (not excel sheet format) to predict the percentage of additional DA and DR with the input of imaginary AICPIN.
Click to Calculate DA from July 2020

DA Calculation from July 2020 – 90 Paisa

Expected DA Calculation from July 2020 – 90 Paisa
After releasing the AICPIN for the month of April 2020, the next stage of expected DA calculation is completed!
Even though the additional dearness allowance is frozen for 18 months from January 2020 to June 2021 to all Central government employees and pensioners, the calculation of Dearness allowance is an ongoing process! As per the press release of the AICPIN for the month of April 2020, the index is increased by three points from its existing level. Now, the AICPIN is standing at 329.
Click to read continue...

Revised Pay Matrix Table for CG Employees issued on 16.5.2017

Revised Pay Matrix Table for CG Employees issued on 16.5.2017
The Government of India has decided to revise the pay of Level 13 in Civilian Pay Matrix recommended by 7th Central Pay Commission. On 16th May, 2017 the Finance Ministry published a Gazette Notification on its portal regarding the revision of pay matrix for the level 13. So, the first pay matrix table has been published by 7th Central Pay Commission on 19th November, 2015. And the same has accepted by the Indian Government and published in Gazette Notification on 25th July, 2016. Now, the revised pay matrix table has been published by the Finance Ministry on 16.5.2017. Here we presented three pay matrix tables given for your information...
Click to read the Notification
Pay Matrix Table recommended as per the 7th CPC New Amended Matrix Table

DA Arrears Loss Calculator from Jan 2020 to June 2021

DA Loss in Salary Calculator for the period of January 2020 to June 2021 for Central Government Employees
Additional DA Freeze (Temporarily Suspended) for Central Govt employees for eighteen months between January 2020 and June 2021.
July 2020 DA & January 2021 DA Calculation
The Cabinet Committee already approved to increase 4% additional DA from January 2020 on the basis of Consumer Price Index (CPI). The next installment from July 2020 is expected to increase by 4% additionally. And another installment will also be expected to hike by 4% with effect from 1st January 2021. The below-expected DA list, which is used in our software tool for your information;
Click to Calculate Your Arrears for 18 Months

Increment Day for Central Government employees – 1st July of every year

1st July of every year – ‘Increment Day’ for Central Government employees
As per the 6th Pay Commission CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2008, provisions of Rule 10 with effect from 1.1.2006, uniform date of increment was implemented for all Central Government employees i.e. 1st July of every year. One more condition for getting increment is provided in this rule, completing six months in the same pay as on 1st of July are only eligible to be granted the annual increment.  Who have not rendered six months period of service as on first of a year will not be eligible to draw increment on that day and their date of increment will fall 12 months later on the next 1st of July.

Dearness Relief (DR) Loss in Pension Calculator for Govt Pensioners

Dearness Relief (DR) Loss in Pension Calculator for Government Pensioners
 After implemented an important order issued by the Finance Ministry under the title of “Freezing of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief” on 23rd April 2020, all Central Government pensioners including Railways are wishing to know their total contribution to the Govt.
All Central Government pensioners are paid only 17% Dearness Relief (DR) of basic pension between January 2020 and June 2021. Let us see the loss of the DR month-wise report
Click to Calculate Your Pension Arrears Amount for 18 Moths

CCS (CCA) RULES - Resignation from Service procedure

CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES (CCA) RULES, 1965
CCS (CCA) RULES - Resignation from Service
(12) Resignation from Service procedure in respect of :-

Instructions have been issued from time to time on the subject of resignation. These instructions have now been consolidated for facility of reference and guidance of all the Ministry/Departments of the Government of India.
1. Resignation is an intimation in writing sent to the competent authority by the incumbent of a post, of his intention or proposal to resign the office/post either immediately or from a future specified date. A resignation has to be clear and unconditional.
2. it is not in the interest of Government to retain an unwilling Government servant in service. The general rule, therefore, is that a resignation of a Government servant from service should be accepted, except in the circumstances indicated below :-
(i) Where the Government servant concerned is engaged on work of importance and it would take…

7th CPC Pay Fixation on Promotion/MACP Calculator with Matrix Table

7th CPC Pay Fixation on Promotion/MACP Calculator with Matrix Table
Pay Fixation on Promotion/MACP Calculator as per 7th Pay Commission with Steps showing in Pay Matrix Table.
Pay Fixation: One increment shall be given in the same level and placed equal or next higher amount in the promoted level.
Increment: Promotion/MACP during the period from 2nd day of January to 1st day of July will be granted on 1st day of January. From 2nd day of July to 1st day of January will be granted on 1st day of July.
In Matrix Table: Step 1: Locate Your Basic Pay in the Matrix Table Step 2: Grant of one increment in the same level Step 3: Locate the equal or next higher amount in the next promoted level
Click to Check Your Pay Fixation on Promotion
Calculators for CG Employees 7th Pay Commission Pay and Allowances 
Calculator for CG Employees
Click to read... 7th Pay Commission Pay and Arrears 
Calculator for Defence Personnel
Click to read... Defence PBOR Pay Calculator as per 
Gazette Notification issued by 
MoD…

7th Pay Commission MACP Calculator as per Rule FR 22(I)(a)(1)

7th Pay Commission MACP Calculator as per Rule FR 22(I)(a)(1)
While getting Promotion or MACP in Central Government Services, the promotee could choose to fix his pay on the date of promotion or date of next increment

After issuing an important order by DoPT on 27th July 2017, we developed a new calculator as per the provisions under FR 22(I)(a)(1).


CLICK TO CALCULATE

CSD Canteen Price List : Latest CSD Price List of Bikes

Canteen Stores Department – Depot – Chennai Fort : Latest CSD Price List of Motor Bikes
We have compiled here the latest CSD prices of Two Wheelers/Motor Bikes. The most selling products of Bajaj, TVS, Yamaha, Royal Enfield and Suzuki prices are providing here for your convenience… You are advised, please before indent the items you once again confirm the prices and availability of your choice at your nearest Depot or Unit Run Canteens. All prices given in the table are at Chennai base only.  

Hero Motor Cycle :
CSD Price List at Chennai Depot (Updated on Sep 2017)
Hero Motor Cycle CSD Price list Index Items Amount 63074 HF Deluxe Drum Kick Cast 33862 63119 HF Deluxe Drum Self Cast 40384 63105 Hero Splendor Plus 41439 63120 Hero Motor Cycle Splendor + Cast wheel 42002 63214