Sep 28, 2017

7th CPC Bunching of stages - Railway Board clarification with Example

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)


PC-VII No. 62. 
RBE No.139/2017

File No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/3 

New Delhi, dated 27.09.2017
The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All India Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)
Sub: Clarification regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under RS(RP) Rules, 2016.
Instructions relating to bunching of stages while fixing the pay in 7th CPC was issued vide Board’s letter dated 26.09.2016. Subsequently in View of interim clarifications issued by Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their OM No. 1-6/2016-IC (Pt) dated 13.06.2017, it was advised vide Board’s letter dated 29.06.2017 that, wherever not given effect to implementation of provision of bunching contained in Board’s letter dated 26.09.2016 may be put on hold till such time detailed clarifications are issued to avoid subjective interpretation of the provisions that could result in anomalies/recoveries at a later date.
2. Now, detailed clarifications over the issue has been issued by Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their O.M No. 1-6/2016-IC dated 03.08.2017 (copy enclosed).
3. The clarifications issued by Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their O.M. dated 03.08.2017 will be applicable mutatis mutandis in Railways w.r.t. RS(RP) Rules, 2016.
4. Illustrations in this regard are enclosed at Annexure-A & Annexure-B.
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board
Annexure A
Illustration to show where bunching is not applicable
Name of Person Basic Pay in 6th CPC as on 1.1.2016 Grade Pay in 6th CPC Corresponding Level of 7th CPC Basic pay* 2.57 Basic pay fixed on 01.01.2016 in corresponding Level of 7 th CPC Remarks
EXAMPLE-I
A 15610 4600 Level 7 40117 4490 
B 16080 4600 Level 7 41325 44900 Though the difference in pay in 
the 6th CPC 
Image result for employee symbolbetween A & B is 
more than 3%, no 
bunching is to be 
provided in terms of 
MOF’s O.M dated 
03.08. 2017, as the 
pay in 7th CPC has 
been fixed in first 
Cell of Level 7 of 
the Matrix.
C 16580 4600 Level 7 42610 44900 Though the 
difference in pay in 
the 6th CPC 
between A,B&C is 
more than 3%, no 
bunching is to be 
provided as the pay 
in 7th CPC has been 
fixed in first Cell of 
Level 7 of the 
Matrix.
D 17080 4600 Level 7 43896 44900 Though the defference in pay in the 6th CPC between A, B, C & D is more than 3%, no bunching is to be proided as the pay in 7th CPC has been fixed in first Cell of Level 7 of the Matrix.
EXAMPLE-II
A 63410 10000 Level 14 162963 167200 
B 65020 10000 Level 14 167101 167200 Though the pay of A & B has been fixed in the same cell and pay of B is more than A in 6th CPC pay sales, bunching need not be provided as the difference in pay in the 6th CPC between A & B is less than 3%
Annexure B
Illustration to show where bunching to be provided in the case of Doctors who draw Non Practising allowance.
Name of Person 
Basic Pay in 6th CPC as on 1,1,2916 
Grade Pay in 6th CPC 
Corresponding Level of 7th CPC 
25% of NPA 
125% DA on NPA 
Basic Pay fixed on 01.01.2016 in Corresponding Level of 7 th CPC 
Remarks
70720 
10000 
Level 14 
14280 
17850 
199600 
The bunching benefit needs to be provided to A as it fulfils the conditions under MoF’s OM.
67320 
10000 
Level 14 
16830 
21038 
199600 

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