GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
RBE No: 161/2017
New Delhi, dated: 31/10/2017
File No. PC-VII/2017/RSRP/1
The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)
Sub :- Adoption of clarification issued by Ministry of Finance regarding modifications of Level-13 of Pay Matrix.
Modifications to Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 were notified vide Gazette Notification No. G.S.R 882(E) dated 14.07.2017 thereby making changes in Level-13 of the Pay Matrix.
2.Now, Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their O.M No. 4-6/2017-IC/E-III(A) dated 28.09.2107 (copy enclosed) has issued detailed clarifications addressing the following issues arising out of the modification to Level-13 of the Pay Matrix:
(i) Issue No. 1 – Whether pay in the Level-13 is to be fixed by multiplying by a factor of 2.57 or 2.67
(ii) Issue No. 2 – Pay re-fixed in the modified Level-13 working out lower than the pay fixed in the earlier Level-13.
(iii) Issue No. 3 – Re-exercise of option for coming over to the Revised pay structure in case of Level-13.
3. The clarifications issued by Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their O.M dated 28.09.2017 will be applicable mutatis mutundis in Railways with respect to RS(RP) Rules, 2016 and amendment notified on 14.07.2017. However, the period for any recovery or waving off recovery will be upto 31.07.2017 as the amendments to the RS(RP) Rules, 2016 were notified in July, 2017. Similarly, the time period for re-exercise of options, if any, as mentioned in para-15 of the enclosed O.M will count from the date of issue of this letter.
4.The cases of employees who retired on or after 01.01.2016 and upto 31.07.2017 and if covered under para 12 of Ministry of Finance’s OM dated 28.09.2017, shall be processed as per Rule 90 of Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993.
5.Hindi version will follow.
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII