Finance Ministry issued clarification on Bunching Benefit in revised pay structure
Recommendations of the 7th Central pay Commission – bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under Central Civil Services (Revised pay) Rules, 2016
Government of India
Department of Expenditure
Room No.214, The Ashok, New Delhi
Dated the September, 2016
Subject: Recommendations of the 7th Central pay Commission – bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under Central Civil Services (Revised pay) Rules, 2016.
The undersigned is directed to say that in view of the recommendation of the 7th Central pay Commission regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay structure. It has been decided that in cases where in revision of pay, the pay of Government servants drawing pay at two or more stages in pre-revised Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale, as the case may be, get fixed at same Cell in the applicable Level in the new Pay Matrix, one additional increment shall be given for every two stages bunched and the pay of Government servant drawing higher pay in pre-revised structure shall be fixed at the next vertical Cell in the applicable Level.
2. For this purpose, pay drawn by two Government servants in a given Pay Band and Grade pay or scale where the higher pay is at least 3% more than the lower pay shall constitute two stages. Officers drawing pay where the difference is less than 3% shall not be entitled for this benefit.
3. As per illustration given in para 5.1.37 of the Report of the 7th Central Pa Commission, if two persons drawing pay of 53,000 and 54,590 in the GP 10,000 are to be fitted in the new Pay Matrix. the person drawing pay of 53,000 on multiplication by a factor of 2.57 will expect a pay corresponding to Rs.1,36,210 and the person drawing pay of Rs.54,590 on multiplication by a factor of 2.57 will expect a pay corresponding to Rs.1.40,296. Revised pay of both should ideally be fixed in the first cell of Level 14 in the pay of Rs.1,44,200 but to avoid bunching the person drawing pay of Rs. 54,590 will get fixed in second cell of Level 14 in the pay of 1,48,500.
Joint Secretary to the Govt of India