Posted: 23 Aug 2008 10:24 AM CDT
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Posted: 23 Aug 2008 06:57 AM CDT
Source : The Tribune
The central government has upwardly revised the grade pay for armed forces officers, but the key question remains whether the enhancement would do away anomalies created by the Sixth Pay Commission (SPC) in the status of military officers vis-à-vis civilian officers.
According to information available with The Tribune, the increase in grade pay for armed forces ranges from Rs 400 per month to Rs 2,000 per month at different levels (see chart).
Sources reveal that though the grade pay for the armed forces has been raised, similar enhancement has also been done for civilian officers, which may not give the former any benefit as far as status is concerned. After the SPC recommendations, grade pay remains the sole determinant of status.
The basic pay scales of the armed forces as well as civilian officers as recommended by the SPC were increased after a review committee put in fresh suggestion. This, however, did not give any edge to armed forces personnel vis-à-vis their status.
To cite an example where the revision has further eroded the status of armed forces officers, lieutenant colonels and equivalents in other services have now been granted a grade pay of Rs 7,600.
The SPC had recommended a grade pay of Rs 6,600 for officers at this rank, while recommending Rs 7,600 for the equivalent non-IAS directors of central government and Rs 8,300 for ones from the IAS cadre.
The Army had accordingly sought a raise of grade pay for lieutenant colonels to at least Rs 7,600 since traditionally Lieutenant-Colonels(Lt- Col) had been enjoying a pay more than even directors from the IAS cadre.
Moreover, the time frame for promotion to Lt-Col and director was the same, thatis, 13 years. However, while acceding to the demand of raising the grade pay of Lieutenant Colonels to Rs 7,600, the government has, on the other hand raised the grade pay of directors to Rs 8,700 resulting in the same anomalous situation prevailing prior to the revision.
Though complete details are yet to filter down, officers fear that the same situation may crop up at other ranks. The services are expected to take up the issue with the central government.
While the arrears for the salary will be paid with effect from January 1, 2006, revised applicable allowances will be admissible from September 1, 2008.
Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:49 AM CDT
Fixation of Pay as on 01.01.2006:
Old basic = 7500 ( in pre revised scale S-14 = 7500 – 250 – 12000)
Revised Pay Band = PB-2 = 9300-34800
Grade Pay = 4800
New Basic pay as on :
01.01.2006 = Old basic pay X 1.86 + Grade Pay = 7500 X 1.86 + 4800 = 18750
01.07.2006 = 18750 X 1.03 = 19313
01.07.2007= 19313 X 1.03 = 19892
01.07.2008 = 19892 X 1.03 = 20489
Transport allowance for A1 city from 01.09.2008= 1600
HRA for A1 city = 30 % of new basic from 01.09.2008 = 0.3 x 20489 = 6147
DA on new basic and transport allowance( but TA will be given from 1.09.200 = revised DA is 16 % effective from 01.07.2008 = 0.16 X ( 20489 + 1600) = 3524
Total Emoluments from 01.09.2008 = New basic pay + TA + HRA + DA ( on new basic pay + TA) = 20489+1600+6147+3524
Total Revised Gross Pay from 01.09.2008 = Rs 31760.
Total Pre revised gross pay as on 01.08.2008
= old basic X 1.5 X 1.54( 7% additional DA will be effective from 01.07.08 in pre revised scale 47+ 7 = 54%) + TA + HRA + CCA = (7500X1.5 X 1.54)+ 400 + (0.3 X 7500 X1.5) + 300
Gross pre revised Pay as on 01. 08. 2008 = 21400
Absolute hike in gross salary = Gross revised salary – gross pre revised salary = 31760 – 21400 = 10360
Percentage (%) hike in Gross salary = (10360/21400 ) X 100 = 42 %
For those who prefer automated systems:
1. It is assumed that he has not got any promotion between 01.01.2006 to 01.09.2008. If one got promotion between 01.01.2006 and 01.09.2008, one additional increment of 3% of new basic pay will be given plus his revised grade pay after promotion will be added for calculating new basic pay. In above sample calculation, if someone got promotion in 01.08.2007 from pre revised scale S-14 (= 7500 – 250 – 12000) to S-15 scale (8000 – 275 – 13500), this scale is now upgraded in PB-3 ( 15600 – 39100) with grade pay 5400.
Therefore he will get one additional ancrement on 01.08.2007
2. He is staying in Class A-1 city.
3. He is not using official transport, therefore eligible for transport allowance.
4. Revised Da will be effective 2% from 01.07.2006, 6% from 01.01.2007, 9% from 01.07.2007, 12 % from 01.01.2008 and 16 % from 01.07.2008.
Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:45 AM CDT
The Government of India constituted the 6th Pay Commission to suggest pay revisions for its employees. The recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission has been accepted by the Government with minor modifications. Besides recommending new pay scale, this commission has recommended changes in the different allowances admissible to Central Govt. employees and other facilities provided to them for serving people and country. Below are given the major recommendations of the commission related to allowances, advances, holidays and class entitlements.
1. Dearness Allowance:
2. City Compensatory Allowance (CCA):
3. Other Compensatory allowances:
Bad Climate & Special (Hill Area) Allowance
4. Traveling Allowance:
5. Daily Allowance
6. LTC & other benefits:
7. Transport Allowance:
The Commission recommends following rates for Transport Allowance :
8. House Rent Allowance:
9. Education Allowance:
These categories should be made eligible for half pay leave on par with other Central Government employees.
11. Deputation (Duty) Allowance:
· the rates of Deputation (Duty) Allowance and Central (Deputation on Tenure) Allowance may continue to be paid at the rate of 5%, 10% and 15% of the aggregate of pay in the pay band and grade pay without any pecuniary limit. This will, however, be subject to the limit that the aggregate of pay in the pay band and Deputation (Duty) Allowance/Central (Deputation on Tenure) Allowance does not exceed Rs.39,200 being the minimum pay in the pay band PB-4.
12. Miscellaneous Allowances
· The Commission recommended doubling of the extant rates of Cycle Allowance, Washing Allowance, Cash Handling Allowance, Special Allowance, Night Duty Allowance and Split Duty Allowance.
· The rates of these allowances will be increased by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance payable on revised pay scales goes up by 50%.
· Machine Allowance withdrawn.
13. Over Time Allowance
· Abolition of compensation in the form of Over Time Allowance or any other similar allowance to any of the Central Government employees except those belonging to the categories of operational staff and industrial employees governed by statute.
A. Interest Free Advances
The Commission recommended that the existing amount of following interest free advances should be doubled:-
– Festival Advance
– Advance in the event of natural calamity like flood, drought, cyclone, etc.
– Advance for training in Hindi through Correspondence Course.
The rates of these allowances shall be increased by 25% every time dearness allowance on revised pay bands increases by 50%. All other existing conditions in respect of various interest free advances shall be maintained without any change.
B. Interest Bearing Advances
· no interest should be charged on advances for purchase of warm clothing and bicycle. Like in the case of other interest free advances, the existing rates of advances for purchase of warm clothing and bicycle should also be doubled.
· The Commission was of the view that in order to spread the benefit in a more equitable manner, it was desirable to provide only for the element of interest subsidy and make available various interest bearing advances to Government employees through arrangements with public sector banks.
· The Government will give an interest subsidy equal to 2 percentage points in rate of interest being charged by the bank to the employee.
· The interest subsidy for employees with disabilities will be equal to four percentage points in the rate of interest being charged by the bank.
· Simultaneously, the existing limit of various interest bearing advances should also be doubled for the purpose of getting the subsidy. This limit should automatically be increased by 25% every time the dearness allowance payable on revised pay bands goes up by 50%.
· The eligibility for taking the advances should also be removed because the repaying capacity would, in any case, be considered by the concerned bank at the time of processing the loan application.
15. Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA)
Accordingly, the Commissions recommends that Doctors should continue to be paid NPA at the existing rate of 25% of the aggregate of the band pay and grade pay subject to the condition that the Basic Pay + NPA does not exceed Rs.85,000.
16. Risk Allowance:
17. Uniform related Allowances:
Initial grant Rs.14000; Renewal grant Rs.3000; payable after every three years
Uniform allowance for Coast Guard officers:-
Initial grant Rs.16000; Renewal grant Rs.5000; payable after every three years.
The rates of Uniform Allowance and Kit Maintenance
18. T.A. on Transfer
The Commission recommends that transportation of personal effects by road at the rates prescribed for `other places’ should be allowed in respect of places connected by train as well without subjecting it to the extant restriction that these can not exceed 1.25 times of the eligible train fare.
Posted: 23 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT
Sources said a wait for one more week may bring Sixth Pay Commission Report in Black and White as Men in charge are making the 6CPC report finer which was earlier approved by cabinet broadly a week back.
One of the senior level officers who are finalising the 6CPC implementation told that after the approval by the Cabinet, the report has been handed over to DOPT (Department of Personnel and Training) for making it executable. The Official has also told that the following areas are being concentrated by DOPT now before implementing the report.
Pay Fixations relating to Group D cadre as the same is to be retained as per Cabinet’s approval against the 6CPC recommendations otherwise.