Fixation of pay of Assistant Secretaries as per recommendations of 7th CPC and bunching thereof

7th CPC bunching of stages : Fixation of pay of Assistant Secretaries : Dopt issued  clarification orders

No.13020/1/2016 AlS I(Pt.2)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 10th October, 2016

Office Memorandum


Subject: Fixation of pay of Assistant Secretaries as per recommendations of 7th CPC and bunching thereof.


This Department has been receiving numerous queries regarding application of New Pay Structure as per 7th CPC recommendation to Assistant Secretaries of the 2014 Batch of IAS, currently posted in Government of India.


2. It has already been clarified vide this Department’s OM dated 29.09.2016 that pay of the Assistant Secretaries is required to be fixed in the New Pay Structure as per IAS (Pay) Rules, 2016. It is further informed that bunching of stages in the revised pay structure will be governed as per Proviso (a) to Rule 4A of the IAS (Pay) Rules, 2016 (copy enclosed) and as clarified by Department of Expenditure’s OM dated 7th September, 2016 (copy enclosed).


3. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

(Kavitha V. Padmnabhan)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

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(Department of Personnel and Training)


New Delhi, the 8th September, 2016

 Rule 4A of IAS (Pay)Rules, 2016 :

Where, in the fixation of pay, the pay of members of the Service drawing pay at two or more stages in pre-revised Pay Band and Grade Pay or Scale, as the case may be, get fixed at same Cell in the applicable Level the Pay Matrix, one additional increment shall be given for every two stages bunched and the pay of member of Service drawing higher pay in pre-revised structure shall be fixed at the next vertical Cell in the applicable Level.

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