OPPORTUNITY FOR 7TH CPC PAY REVISION OF OPTION TO RAILWAY EMPLOYEES
Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 – opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, dated:10.07.2019
The General Managers
All Indian Railways/PUs
(As per mailing list)
Sub: – Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 – opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure.
Ref:- Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2018/RSRP/1 dated 17.12.2018 (RBE No. 197/2018)
refer to Board ‘s letter mentioned above inter-alia circulating
Ministry of Finance’s (MoF) OM No.4-13/17-IC/E-IIIA dated 12.12.2018
regarding opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay
structure under CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 for adoption of the same in
Railways with respect to RS(RP) Rules, 2016.
Consequent to issue of the same, certain Railways has sought clarification whether option to switch over to 7th CPC pay structure can be exercised in a prospective manner covering promotions materialized after notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016.
With respect to above, it is stated that earlier, the issue has been
examined in Board’s Office and a reference has already been made to MoF
seeking clarification on the issue. Response from MoF is awaited.
such time clarifications are received from MoF, it is advised that
while allowing options, conditions as stipulated in Rules 5 & 6 of
RS(RP) Rules, 2016 may strictly be followed as Ministry of Finance while
liberalizing conditions under Rule 6(4) of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 which
provides that the option once exercised shall be final and permitting
another opportunity to employees to revise their initial option in terms
of Rule 5 & 6 within a period of 3 months, made no changes in the
other conditions laid down in Rules 5 & 6 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016
governing exercise of option.
3. Hence, it is clarified
that option for switching over to 7th CPC with respect to promotions up
to 28 .07.2016 (date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016) valid only
and option for switching over to 7th CPC cannot be exercised with
respect to promotions materialized after the said date.
Further, Illustrations on pay fixation methodology in cases
where a Railway Servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale
between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of RS(RP)
Rules, 2016 on account of promotion or upgradation and elect to switch
over to revised pay structure from the date of such
(b) fixation of pay in case
an employee elect to continue to draw pay in existing pay structure
until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay
structure with respect to promotion upgradation materialized after the
date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 in terms of relevant
provisions of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 is enclosed as Annexure-I.
4. This issue are in concurrence with Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.
Encl. As above.
(Jaya Kumar G)
Dy. Director, Pay Commission-VII