7th Pay Commission: DOPT Issues ‘Protection Of Pay’ Order For Central Government Employees

7th Pay Commission Latest News: In another encouragement for the central government employees, the Govt. of India through the department of personnel and training (DoPT) has released an office memorandum (OM) granting 'protection of pay' to the central employees who are appointed to a new post in different service/ cadre in the central government through direct recruitment, where either higher duties and responsibilities are involved or not, as the case may be, under FR 22-B(1), in the 7th CPC (7th Pay Commission) scenario.

7th Pay Commission: CG Pay Protection

 

According to the OM, the central government employees, who after technical resignation, are appointed to new post in the different service or cadre in central government through direct employment, where either higher responsibilities are involved or not, will be extended the 'protection of pay' in accordance with 7th Pay Commission scenario.

The official order on 'protection of pay' to the central employees in accordance with 7th Pay Commission scenario takes effect from 1 January, 2016.

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The OM by DoPT further declares that upon the implementation of 7th Pay Commission (7th CPC) report and CCS (RP) Rules, 2016, the President is pleased to allow 'protection of pay' in the light of the provisions laid down under FR 22-B(1) to Central Government employee, who is appointed as probationer in another service/cadre either carrying higher responsibilities or not.

However, there will be no stepping up of pay of senior government employees shall be permitted on the basis of the pay protection granted under FR 22-B(1) to junior government employees of that particular service/cadre.

7th Pay Commission scenario: Protection Of Pay Provisions

The OM order concerning the 'protection of pay' in accordance with 7th Pay Commission scenario is based on a few provisions under FR 22-B, which states that -

a) A government employees who is appointed as a probationer in another service/ cadre, during the period of probation, shall draw pay at the minimum of the time scale or at the probationary stages of the time scale of the service or post, as the case may be, provided that if the presumptive pay of the permanent post on which he holds a lien or would hold a lien had his lien not been suspended, should at any time be greater than the pay fixed under the clause, he shall draw the presumptive pay of the permanent post.

b) On confirmation in the service/post after the expiry of the period of probation, the pay of the Government sen/ant shall be fixed in the time-scale of the service or post in accordance with the provisions of Rule22 or Rule 22-C, as the case may be..."

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7th Pay Commission scenario: 'Protection Of Pay' Explained

The order governing the 'protection of pay' in accordance with 7th Pay Commission scenario and 7th cpc pay matrix norms is fixed in the following manner for different levels of appointment as elucidated in DoPT OM, which states-

For CG Employees Appointed In Lower Level As Per 7th CPC

A Central Government Employee on his appointment to a post in lower Level in different service or cadre in Central Government which does not carry duties and responsibilities of greater importance than those attached to the post held earlier by him on regular basis before such appointment and having a provision of probation period in new post, may during probation draw the presumptive pay of the post held earlier by him on regular basis, if it is higher than the minimum of the Time Scale of the new post. He would also draw annual increments on such presumptive pay. However, it is to be ensured that during probation, presumptive pay should always be greater than the pay of the new post after drawl of increment(s). Subsequently, on successful completion of his probation, his pay will be fixed under FR 22(l)(a)(2).

For CG Employees Appointed In Higher Level As Per 7th CPC

Central Government Employee on his appointment to a post in higher level in different service or cadre in Central Government carrying duties and responsibilities of greater importance than those attached to the post held earlier by him on regular basis before such appointment and ha ing a provision of probation period in new post, may during probation draw the presumptive pay of the post held earlier by him on regular basis if it is higher than the minimum of the Time Scale of the new post. He would also draw annual increments on such presumptive pay. However, it is to be ensured that during probation presumptive pay should always be greater than the pay of the new post after drawing the increment(s). Subsequently, on successful completion of his probation, his pay will be fixed under FR 22(l)(a)(1).

For CG Employees Appointed In Equivalent Level As Per 7th CPC

A central government employee on his appointment to a post in Equivalent Level in different service or cadre in Central Government through direct recruitment where higher duties and responsibilities are not involved and having a provision of probation period in new post, may during probation draw the presumptive pay of the post held earlier by him on regular basis. He would also get his increments on such presumptive pay. On successful completion of his probation, his pay will be fixed under FR 22(l)(a)(2). However, Protection of Pay in the above manner should not, at any of these stages, exceed the maximum of the Level of the new post in Pay Matrix.

However, the above mentioned pay protection under FR 22-B(1) for central government employees to will be available on grounds that he/she holds a lien on his/her previous permanent post.

Download 7th Pay Commission Pay of Protection PDF Order

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