Sunday, 10 June 2018
Uniform fitment formula
ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL EXCISE
Ref. No. 139/AIB/P/18 Dt. 05.06.18
Department of Expenditure,
North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: Request for uniform formula for pay benefits in r/o VIth as well as VIIth Pay Commission.
It is to submit with due regards that Pay Bands and Grade Pays were created replacing the pay scales as a result of the implementation of the report of the VIth Central Pay Commission. As a result of the implementation of the report of the VIIth Central Pay Commission, the pay band/grade pay system was changed to pay matrix/pay level system.
2. It is to submit further that the formula to decide the pay benefits for different categories of the employees was not uniform in the implementation of the report of either of these Pay Commissions. It may be understood that the lower cadre officers were granted lower pay benefits and the higher ones were granted the higher pay benefits but the formula differentiating between their pays was not uniform.
3. There was a great jump from PB3 to PB4 in comparison to the Pay Bands meant for the lower cadres when the report of the VIth Pay Commission was implemented. Again fitment formula was enhanced to 2.67 for Level-13 whereas it was kept merely 2.57 for lower levels for the implementation of the report of the VIIth Pay Commission. Thus, the gazetted officers of the level of Grade Pay of Rs. 8700/- (Level-13) and above were not only benefitted extraordinarily in terms of the jump from PB3 to PB4 (Level-12 to Level-13) but were also benefitted in terms of the enhancement of the fitment formula resulting in the discrimination to other lower cadre gazetted as well as non-gazetted officers.
4. In view of the above, it is requested to look into the matter for the sake of uniform formula for pay benefits for all employees in terms of jump from one Pay Band/Grade Pay/Pay Matrix/Pay Level to other as well as fitment formula regarding the implementation of the reports of VIth as well as VIIth Pay Commission to give the due justice to the lower cadres.