Discrimination & Arbitrariness in Entry Pay in Pay Matrix at various Levels of 7th CPC vis-a-vis Minimum Pay of 6th CPC for corresponding 5th CPC Scales- RSCWS Observations
DISCRIMINATION & ARBITRARINESS IN ENTRY PAY IN PAY MATRIX AT VARIOUS LEVELS OF 7TH CPC VIS-A-VIS MINIMUM PAY OF 6TH CPC FOR CORRESPONDING PRE-REVISED 5TH CPC SCALES COMPARISON OF ENTRY PAY (EP) AT VARIOUS LEVELS AS PER PAY MATRIX OF 7TH CPC WITH MINIMUM PAY OF 6TH CPC AS PER ITS FITMENT TABLE
i) In the Table Figures with * mark in col. 5 indicate lower EP than minimum 6th CPC pay.
ii) Higher EP is shown in bold figures with # mark.
iii) All existing pay scales (S 30 to 34) and scales (S 4 to 29) grouped in 4 PBs are compressed into 18 Levels by 7th CPC. The Levels correspond to different GPs as prevalent after 6th CPC. Out of the 18 Levels, 14 Levels pertain to scales in 4 Pay Bands (PB) and Levels 15 to 18 correspond to pay scales S 30 to 34.
iv) Table shows that for Levels 15 to 18 (HAG & above), entry pay (EP) is the same as the minimum pay of the existing pay scale. Same principle should have been followed for all other Levels also.
v) EP in Levels 2, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12 and 14 is less than the minimum pay as per 6th CPC fitment table.
vi) Lower mininimum pay at the base level (EP x Index) will exponentially affect the pension of those entitled for increments as per Option 1.
vii) There is a slight improvement in the EP over min pay in Levels 3, 4, 5 and 13 A.
viii) In the rest of 7 Levels, EP is as per min pay of 6th CPC or very close to it.
ix) Discrimination & arbitrariness are evident in adopting EP at different Levels in pay matrix resulting in lower pay and pension at certain levels (especially for Levels 2, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12 and 14) proposed by 7th CPC.
‐ Compiled by N. P. MOHAN, CE WR (Retd) & President RSCWS (Dated: 19-7-2016)