Tuesday, July 30, 2019

7th CPC Pay Revision of Option for Railway Employees


Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 – opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure.


No. PC-VII/2018/RSRP/1

New Delhi, dated:10.07.2019

The General Managers
All Indian Railways/PUs
(As per mailing list)

Sub: – Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 – opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure.

Ref:- Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2018/RSRP/1 dated 17.12.2018 (RBE No. 197/2018)

Please refer to Board ‘s letter mentioned above inter-alia circulating Ministry of Finance’s (MoF) OM No.4-13/17-IC/E-IIIA dated 12.12.2018 regarding opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure under CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 for adoption of the same in Railways with respect to RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

Consequent to issue of the same, certain Railways has sought clarification whether option to switch over to 7th CPC pay structure can be exercised in a prospective manner covering promotions materialized after notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

2. With respect to above, it is stated that earlier, the issue has been examined in Board’s Office and a reference has already been made to MoF seeking clarification on the issue. Response from MoF is awaited.

Till such time clarifications are received from MoF, it is advised that while allowing options, conditions as stipulated in Rules 5 & 6 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 may strictly be followed as Ministry of Finance while liberalizing conditions under Rule 6(4) of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 which provides that the option once exercised shall be final and permitting another opportunity to employees to revise their initial option in terms of Rule 5 & 6 within a period of 3 months, made no changes in the other conditions laid down in Rules 5 & 6 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 governing exercise of option.

3. Hence, it is clarified that option for switching over to 7th CPC with respect to promotions up to 28 .07.2016 (date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016) valid only and option for switching over to 7th CPC cannot be exercised with respect to promotions materialized after the said date.

Further, Illustrations on pay fixation methodology in cases

(a) where a Railway Servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 on account of promotion or upgradation and elect to switch over to revised pay structure from the date of such promotion/upgradation and

(b) fixation of pay in case an employee elect to continue to draw pay in existing pay structure until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure with respect to promotion upgradation materialized after the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 in terms of relevant provisions of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 is enclosed as Annexure-I.

4. This issue are in concurrence with Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.

Encl. As above.

(Jaya Kumar G)
Dy. Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board


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