7th CPC Bunching of Pay – Point of doubts and Clarification
7th CPC Bunching of Pay – Point of doubts and Clarification – Finmin Orders issued on 7.2.2019
Points of doubt raised and clarifications thereon
constitute one stage or a difference of 3% among the pay of two officers As explained in this Ministry’s earlier OM dated 3.8.2017, the stages of every pay scale were well defined in the pay structure under 5th CPC regime and the stages were not well defined in the 6th CPC structure.
3. Whether all .pay stages lower than the entry pay in the 6th CPC pay structure the purpose of bunching. This point has been amply clarified in the aforesaid OM dated 3.8.2017. As mentioned in para 8(iv) thereof , all pay stages lower than the Entry Pay in the 6th CPC pay structure as indicated in the Pay Matrix contained in 7th CPC Report are not to be taken into account for determining the extent of bunching.
be given to a senior officer with reference to the pay of his junior officer
who is drawing less pay with the difference of 3% to the senior officer and
now his pay got fixed in the same Level as that of the senior officer. The issue of bunching is not a
matter of pay drawn by a Senior Officer vis-a-vis a Junior Officer. As
explained in these orders, bunching happens as in the illustration given in
these orders and as such this is not related to the issue of seniority.
also required to be given to a senior officer where his junior’s pay has got
fixed in the same Cell as that of the senior due to the benefit of bunching
of pay given to the junior
be extended on account of bunching of two stages of pre-revised pay of a
Government servant alone. It is not clear how two stages
drawn by a single Government servant are relevant for pay fixation on
1.1.2016, as only the pay drawn on 31.12.2015 is to be taken into account for
pay fixation on 1.1.2016
8. Whether the benefit of bunching may
be extended only on direct pay fixation where the pay of two officers in the
pre-revised pay with a difference of 3% get fixed at the same stage in the
revised pay structure (7th CPC) or also on further bunching with next higher pay stage due to grant of additional increment to an officer for bunching on initial/direct pay fixation. As explained in the illustration contained in para 9(ii) of these orders, no such benefit is admissible in