Friday, August 29, 2008

Important features of 6th Pay Commission notified by government

Khabrein.Info News Desk,

New Delhi, Aug 29, 2008: Important features of 6th Pay Commission recommendations notified by the central government.

The edge presently accorded to the Indian administrative services at three grades viz, senior time scale, junior administrative grade and selection grade will continue in the form of two additional increments@ 3% each which will be adjusted in the pay band.

Grade pay will determine seniority of posts only within a cadre’s hierarchy and not between various cadres.

With regard to fixation of pay in the revised pay bands, the basic pay drawn as on 1.1.2006 on the existing fifth CPC pay scales will be multiplied by a factor of 1.86 and then rounded off to next multiple of 10. This will be the pay in the revised running pay band. Grade pay as approved by the corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale will then be added to the pay in the revised pay band. The total of pay in the pay band and grade pay will be the revised basic pay as on 1.1.2006.

Rate of annual increment will be modified from 2.5% recommended by the commission to 3% and the rate of variable increment for high achievers in PB-3 will be 4% instead of 3.5% recommended by the commission.

Campus restriction for grant of transport allowance will be removed. Consequently employees living in campuses will also be eligible for transport allowance. Further transport allowance for the employees at the lowest levels will be increased to Rs 600 from existing Rs 400 in A-1/A class cities and Rs 400 from existing Rs 300 in other towns.

Three upgradation will be granted under assured career progression (ACP) scheme at 10, 20 and 30 years as per the modified ACP scheme recommended by the commission. ACP scheme will also be applicable to group A employees.
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