[AI] Highlights of the Sixth Pay Commission's Report.

Amiyo Biswas amiyo.biswas at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 11:00:36 EDT 2008


Hello Everybody,

The said report has some special recommendations for disabled employees. I think, list members serving under the Central Government will find these features useful, if implemented, of course. I am pasting below the highlights for you. The pdf file did not have the menu options. So I simply had to use ctrl+a and ctrl+c to copy the text. The formatting will look very bad, however, it is sufficient for Jaws users.
Best regards,
Amiyo.
Cell: +91-9433464329

highlights.pdf
REPORT OF THE SIXTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
HIGHLIGHTS 
Report submitted to the Government on March, 24, 2008. The 18 month tenure of the 
Commission was till 4.4.2008. 
Full text of the Report available at http://india.gov.in and http://www.finmin.nic.in 
Salient features of the Report 
. 
Implementation of the revised pay scales from January 1, 2006. Recommendations relating to allowances to be implemented prospectively. 
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To remove stagnation, introduction of running pay bands for all posts in the Government presently existing in scales below that of Rs.26,000 (fixed). 
. 
Four distinct running pay bands being recommended - one running band each for all categories of employees in groups 'B' and 'C' with 2 running pay bands
for Group A posts. 
. 
The posts of Secretary to Government of India/equivalent and Cabinet Secretary/equivalent to be kept in distinct pay scales. 
. 
A separate running pay band, designated as -1S scale, is not to be counted for any purpose as no future recruitment is to be made in this grade and all
the present Group D employees not possessing the prescribed qualifications are to be upgraded and placed in the Group 'C' running pay band PB-1 after they
are suitably retrained. Group D employees possessing the minimum prescribed qualifications to be placed in PB-1 pay band straightaway. 
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Minimum salary at the entry level of PB-1 pay band to be Rs.6660 (Rs.4860 as pay in the pay band plus Rs.1800 as grade pay). Maximum salary at the level
of Secretary/equivalent to be Rs.80000. The minimum: maximum ratio 1:12. 
. 
Every post, barring that of Secretary/equivalent and Cabinet Secretary/equivalent to have a distinct grade pay attached to it. Grade pay (being a fixed
amount attached to each post in the hierarchy) to determine the status of a post with a senior post being given higher grade pay. 
. 
The total number of grades reduced to 20 spread across four distinct running pay bands; one Apex Scale and another grade for the post of Cabinet Secretary/equivalent
as against 35 standard pay scales existing earlier. 
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At the time of promotion from one post to another, the grade pay attached to posts in different levels within the same running pay band to change. Additionally,
increase in form of one increment to be given at the time of promotion. A person stagnating at the maximum of any pay band for more than one year continuously
to be placed in the immediate next higher pay band without any change in the grade pay. 
. 
Annual increments to be paid in form of two and half percent of the total of pay in the Pay Band and the corresponding grade pay. The date of annual increments,
in all cases, to be first of July. Employees completing six months and above in the scale as on July 1 to be eligible. 
. 
Another form of variable increments for Group A Pay Band PB-3, where annual increments in the band will vary depending upon the performance. Eighty percent
or more employees in the grade to be allowed normal increment at the rate of 2.5% with the high performers (not exceeding 20 percent) during the year being
allowed increment at the higher rate of 3.5%. Government advised to extend the scheme of variable increments in running pay bands PB 1 and PB 2. 
. 
The following scheme of revised pay bands is being recommended:- 
(In Rs.) 

table with 5 columns and 18 rows
  
Pre-Revised    
Revised     
Pay Scale  
Pay Scale  
Pay Band  
Corresponding Pay Bands  
Grade Pay   
S-1* 
2550-55-2660-60-3200  
-1S  
4440-7440  
1300   
S-2* 
2610-60-3150-65-3540  
-1S  
4440-7440  
1400   
S-2A*  
2610-60-2910-65-330070-4000  
-1S 
4440-7440  
1600   
S-3* 
2650-65-3300-70-4000  
-1S  
4440-7440  
1650   
S-4 
2750-70-3800-75-4400  
PB-1  
4860-20200  
1800   
S-5 
3050-75-3950-80-4590  
PB-1  
4860-20200  
1900   
S-6 
3200-85-4900  
PB-1  
4860-20200  
2000   
S-7 
4000-100-6000  
PB-1  
4860-20200  
2400   
S-8 
4500-125-7000  
PB-1  
4860-20200  
2800   
S-9 
5000-150-8000  
PB-2  
8700-34800  
4200   
S-10 
5500-175-9000  
PB-2  
8700-34800  
4200   
S-11 
6500-200-6900  
PB-2  
8700-34800  
4200   
S-12 
6500-200-10500  
PB-2  
8700-34800  
4200   
S-13 
7450-225-11500  
PB-2  
8700-34800  
4600   
S-14 
7500-250-12000  
PB-2  
8700-34800  
4800   
S-15 
8000-275-13500  
PB-2  
8700-34800  
5400  
table end

*Employees in these scales to be eventually placed in pay band PB-1 
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table with 5 columns and 22 rows
  
Pre-Revised    
Revised     
Pay Scale  
Pay Scale  
Pay Band  
Corresponding Pay Bands  
Grade Pay   
New Scale  
8000-275-13500 (Group A Entry)  
PB-3 
15600-39100  
5400   
S-16  
9000  
PB-3  
15600-39100  
5400   
S-17  
9000-275-9550  
PB-3  
15600-39100  
5400   
S-18  
10325-325-10975  
PB-3  
15600-39100  
6100   
S-19  
10000-325-15200  
PB-3  
15600-39100  
6100   
S-20  
10650-325-15850  
PB-3  
15600-39100  
6500   
S-21  
12000-375-16500  
PB-3  
15600-39100  
6600   
S-22  
12750-375-16500  
PB-3  
15600-39100  
7500   
S-23  
12000-375-18000  
PB-3  
15600-39100  
7600   
S-24  
14300-400-18300  
PB-3  
15600-39100  
7600   
S-25  
15100-400-18300  
PB-3  
15600-39100  
8300   
S-26  
16400-450-20000  
PB-3  
15600-39100  
8400   
S-27  
16400-450-20900  
PB-3  
15600-39100  
8400   
S-28  
14300-450-22400  
PB-4  
39200-67000  
9000   
S-29  
18400-500-22400  
PB-4  
39200-67000  
9000   
S-30  
22400-525-24500  
PB-4  
39200-67000  
11000   
S-31  
22400-600-26000  
PB-4  
39200-67000  
13000   
S-32  
24050-650-26000  
PB-4  
39200-67000  
13000   
S-33  
26000 (Fixed)  
Apex Scale  
80000 (Fixed)  
Nil   
S-34  
30000 (Fixed)  
Cab. Sec./ Equ.  
90000 (Fixed)  
Nil  
table end

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Defence Forces given running pay bands and grade pay on par with those recommended for civilians. 
. 
In addition, Military Service Pay for all personnel of Defence Forces till the rank of Brigadier/equivalent @ Rs. 6000 p.m.for officers, Rs.4200 p.m. for
Military Nursing Service officers and Rs. 1000 p.m. for Personnel Below Officer Ranks. The Military Service Pay to count for all purposes excluding increments.

. 
Director General (Armed Force Medical Services) placed in the Apex grade of Rs. 80,000(fixed). 
. 
In Defence Forces, only two trade groups to be retained for Personnel Below Officer Ranks with the earlier trade groups Y and Z being merged. The personnel
in trade group X to have an additional X Group Pay of Rs. 1400 per month. 
. 
Certain posts in Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) and Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) requiring technical or specialized expertise and not encadred in
any of the services to be opened up for being filled by suitable officers within the Government as well as by outsiders on contract. Shift from career
based to post based selection in the higher echelons of Government in order to get the best domain based expertise. 
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Creation of additional posts in Senior Administrative Grade/equivalent/ higher grades in future to be strictly on functional considerations with such posts
invariably being created outside the cadre to be filled by method of open selection including contractual appointment from within or outside the Government.

. 
Introduction of Performance Related Incentive Scheme (PRIS) in the Government under which employees to be eligible for pecuniary remuneration over and above
the pay. PRIS to replace ad-hoc bonus scheme immediately and eventually replace Productivity Linked Bonus. PRIS to be budget neutral. 
. 
System put in place for giving market driven compensation package to young scientists and posts requiring special expertise and professional skills. 
. 
Parity established between Field and Secretariat Offices 
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The Secretariat and Stenographers cadres to stand merged in future. All future recruitment in Secretariat to be made as Executive Assistants with minimum
qualifications of Graduation and one year Diploma in Computers. Executive Assistants to discharge the functions presently being carried out by Assistants
as well as the Private Secretaries. 
. 
Scale of Rs.26,000 (fixed) corresponding to the revised pay scale of Rs.80,000 (fixed). 
. 
Base year of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for computation of dearness allowance to be revised as frequently as feasible. Formulation of a separate CPI
for Government employees by National Statistical Commission for computation of dearness allowance suggested. 
. 
Existing rates of most of the allowances to be doubled both in case of Defence Forces as well as civilian employees. 
. 
Existing rate of HRA to be retained for A-1 cities. A, B-1 & B-2 cities to be given this allowance at the higher rate of 20%. C and Unclassified cities
to be given the allowance at the higher rate of 10%. 
. 
CCA to be subsumed in Transport Allowance and the rates of this allowance to be increased by 4 times. 
. 
Travel entitlements to be paid on actuals. 
. 
Reimbursement of education allowance to be raised from existing Rs.50 to Rs.1000 per child per month, subject to the maximum of two children. Hostel subsidy
to be raised from existing Rs.300 p.m. to Rs.3000 p.m. 
. 
Risk allowance to be replaced by risk insurance. 
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. 
All fixed allowances made inflation proof with provisions of automatic revision whenever dearness allowance payable on revised pay bands goes up by 50%.
Transport Allowance to be increased every year on the basis of the increase in the dearness allowance. 
. 
Encashment of Earned Leave in case of Defence Forces personnel delinked from the number of years of service. All Defence Forces personnel to be eligible
for leave encashment of upto 300 days at the time of retirement/discharge. 
. 
A new medical insurance scheme recommended for Government employees. The scheme to be optional for existing Central Government employees and pensioners.
New Government employees and new pensioners to be compulsorily covered by the scheme. 
. 
Fitment formula recommended for serving employees to be extended in case of existing pensioners/family pensioners. 
. 
Rates of Constant Attendant Allowance for disabled pensioners to be increased by five times to Rs.3000 p.m. 
. 
Pension to be paid at 50% of the average emoluments/last pay drawn (whichever is more beneficial) without linking it to 33 years of qualifying service for
grant of full pension. 
. 
A liberal severance package for employees leaving service between 15 to 20 years of service. 
. 
Higher rates of pension for retirees and family pensioners on attaining the age of 80, 85, 90, 95 and 100 years. 
. 
Revision of the commutation table suggested for commutation of pension. 
. 
In case of Government employees dying in harness, family pension to be paid at enhanced rates for a period of 10 years. 
. 
Framing of an appropriate insurance scheme suggested for meeting the OPD needs of pensioners in non-CGHS areas. 
. 
A new mechanism for grant of advances under which an employee will take the advance from an approved bank and the Government will give an interest subsidy
equal to two percentage points on the rate of interest being charged by the bank to the employee. Existing limits of various advances increased and provisions
made for their automatic revision periodically. 
. 
Continuation of five day week. Government offices to remain closed only on the three national holidays. All other gazetted holidays to be abolished and
compensated by increasing the number of restricted holidays from two to eight days in a year. 
. 
Benefits like staggered working hours, special leave for child care, enhanced maternity leave of 180 days, better accommodation facilities in the form of
working women's hostels, etc. specifically for women employees. 
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Government employees with disabilities recommended various benefits like enhanced number of casual leave, special aids and appliances for facilitating office
work, higher interest subsidy for automobile loans, liberal flexi hours, higher rate of transport allowance, better prosthetic aids and proper grievance
redressal machinery. Extra allowance for disabled women employees to take care of young child till the time the child attains the age of two years. 
. 
Lateral movement of all Defence Forces personnel (both Personnel Below Officer Ranks & Short Service Commission Officers) at appropriate levels in Central
Police Organizations/Central Para Military Forces as well as to the various posts of defence civilians in Ministry of Defence. 
. 
Steps leading to improvement in the existing delivery mechanisms by more delegation, delayering and an emphasis on achieving quantifiable and concrete end
results. Emphasis to be on outcomes rather than processes. 
. 
Greater emphasis on field offices/organisation at the cutting edge of delivery. 
. 
Enhanced pay scales for Nurses, Teachers, Constabulary and Postmen with whom the common citizen has most frequent interaction. Forest Guards also to get
higher pay scale. 
. 
Better deal for training academies. 
. 
Normal replacement pay band, grade pay and allowances for the existing Members of regulatory bodies. A revised method of selection with a higher pay package
to those recruited through the revised process of selection in selected organisations. 
. 
All the recommendations to be treated as an organic whole as partial implementation will bring in several anomalies and inconsistencies. 
. 
The recommendations contained in the Report to cost Rs.12,561 crore in the year 2008
09. 
Savings of Rs.4,586 crore likely to accrue on account of various measures suggested in the Report. The net financial implications of the recommendations
contained in the Report estimated to be Rs.7,975 crore for the year 2008-09. An additional, one-time burden of Rs.18,060 crore on payment of arrears. 
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