Stepping up of pay cases arisen on grant of next increment to junior: Clarification of DoE vide RBE No. 103/2022

Stepping up of pay cases arisen on grant of next increment to junior: Clarification of DoE vide RBE No. 103/2022

Stepping up of pay cases arisen on grant of next increment to junior: Clarification of DoE vide RBE No. 103/2022

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (भारत सरकार)
Ministry of Railways (रेल मंत्रालय)
Railway Board (रेलवे बोर्ड)

PC-VII No.189

RBE No : 103 /2022

File No. PC-VII/2021/RSRP/7

New Delhi, dated 29.08.2022

The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All India Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Sub: – Stepping up of pay cases arisen on grant of next increment to junior – reg.

Please refer to following OMs of Ministry of Finance/Department of Expenditure as adopted in Ministry of Railways regarding clarification on date of next increment – Rule 10 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 :-

SNDetails of OM of Ministry of FinanceCorresponding letters of Ministry of Railways
1No. 4-21/2017-IC/E.III(A) dated 31.07.2018RBE No. 126/2018 dated 31.08.2018 under file No. PC-VII/2017/R-I/7
2No. 4-21/2017-IC/E.IIIA dated 28.11.2019RBE No. 212/2019 dated 18.12.2019 under File No. PC-VII/2017/R-I/7

2. Subsequent to issue of above letters, certain cases has come to notice wherein seniors who have been promoted or granted financial upgradation before 01.01.2016, are getting less pay than the juniors who have got promotion/financial upgradation after 01.01.2016 . Extant provisions regarding stepping up of pay of seniors available in RS(RP) Rules, 2016 are not applicable in such cases. The issue has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance/Department of Expenditure.

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3. On the subject matter, Ministry of Finance/Department of Expenditure have clarified that “If seniors who have been promoted or granted financial upgradation before 01.01.2016, are getting less pay than the juniors who have got promotion/financial upgradation after 01.01.2016, then the seniors may be granted stepping up of pay in comparison to those juniors, where such juniors government servants accrued the next increment on the following 1st January or 1st July on completion of a period of 6 months qualifying service as per DoE’s OM No. 4-21/2017-IC/E.III(A) dated 31.07.2018, provided the conditions laid down therein are strictly fulfilled, and also to ensure that junior is drawing the same pay six months before the senior, i.e. stepping up of pay is to be extended to the senior only when pay drawn by the junior as on 1st January/1st July is drawn by the senior after 6 months on 1st July/1st January, as the case may be”.

4. Necessary action in respect to the cases failing under the conditions mentioned in para 2 above may be taken accordingly. There is no change in the conditions mentioned in Board’s letters mentioned above. It may be ensured that above clarification are applicable only in cases wherein existing provisions of stepping up of pay are not applicable and conditions mentioned above are strictly fulfilled.

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5. Hindi versions will follow.

(Jaya Kumar G)
Dy. Director/Pay Commission-VII & HRMS
Railway Board

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