**Clarification on Uniform Fitment Factor recommended by 7th Pay Commission**

Uniform Fitment Factor recommended by 7th Pay Commission to arrive revised Basic Pay is 2.57

But there is a confusion among Central government employees about the Fitment Factor used by 7th Pay Commission to arrive rationalised Entry Pay in the Table : 4 provided in its Report.

The doubt raised by many of our readers are ..

1. Why there are 6 types of Fitment factors mentioned in Table : 4..? [ 2.57, 2.62,2.67, 2.72,2.78,2.81]

2. why shouldn’t they are used for arriving the revised Pay ..?

3. Whether using 2.57 to calculate 7th CPC revised pay for all basic pay is correct or not ?

Let us now be clear about the recommendations on the above issues.

1.. Why there are 6 types of Fitment factors mentioned in Table :4..? [ 2.57, 2.62,2.67, 2.72,2.78,2.81]

Though the commission has recommended 2.57 as uniform Fitment factor for all Pay scales to arrive revised Pay, the 7th pay commission wanted to increase the quantum hike between Pay Scales of Groups [GROUP A,B and C] also . Because sixth Pay commission recommended significant hike between Pay Bands to show the difference between three Groups (A,B and C) in respect of Pay Scale.

In Simple term, the 7th pay commission wanted to grant significant hike for the one who is moving to Higher Group on account of Promotion or non functional up gradation, like it was granted in sixth Pay commission ..

for example..

If one gets promotion from GP 2800 to GP 4200,

Minimum pay in the Pay Band also to be taken into account for Fixation of Pay in GP 4200 because the individual is moving from PB-I to PB-II. On Pay Fixation, the Basic Pay (GP +BP ) if arrived is below the Minimum Basic Pay of Rs.13500 of the PB-II , the Basic Pay on account of Promotion to GP 4200 will be fixed as Rs.13500. Here it has to be noted that not only the hike in grade pay but hike in Pay Band also involved in fixation Pay when one is moving from one Pay band to another Pay band.

To maintain the difference between Three Groups of employees and HAG scales the multiple Fitment factors used to arrive rationalised entry pay to distinguish the Group A, B and C Employees

So the specific Fitment Factors used to arrive Entry Pay for a Particular Group is to show the significance of that Group in Respect of Minimum Basic Pay. So if Group Change involves when one gets Promotion or non functional up gradation, there will be some hike in Pay also there, apart from moving to next Level.

2. why shouldn’t all these Fitments factors be used for arriving the revised Pay ..?

Now it is clear that these Fitment factors are used only to arrive Entry Pay of Pay Scales for Particular Groups and HAG Scales. so these Fitment factors should not be used to calculate our revised pay of 7th Pay commission.

3. Whether using 2.57 to calculate 7th CPC revised pay for all Basic Pay is correct or not ?

Yes. Using the Fitment Factor 2.57 for all Pay scale to calculate 7th CPC revised pay is correct. As per 7th CPC recommendations the uniform Fitment factor to be used to arrive revised Pay for serving employees, is 2.57.

Source : http://www.gservants.com/

v p thomas says

7th CPC is the biggest bluff thrown at employees. The so called 23 + % has been projected by including he 150+ % of HRA in few cities.How many percentage of employees are getting the benefit of it ?.NOT MORE THAN 5%.

The HRA is not available in equal proportion to everyone. The real net worth of increase in pay is less than 10%. How?. Out of this 14.29% , govt. will take back 30% as income tax. which works out to be Rs.4,28, so the net amount available to an employee is 10% only which in any way would have accrued by July 2016 through DA hike even if pay commission was not there.

In short this pay commission hike is nothing but one DA is given 6 months earlier than due

H n Gopalaswamy says

This repot is submitted when we are already getting our pay/pension at the factor of 2.19,( 1 pay/pension plus 1.19 DA/DR=2.19 .) the recommended factor is 2. 57 an increase of 0.38 for2.19 which works out to 17.35 % When we get DA/DP at 125% in Jan 2016,the factor of our getting pay/pension comes to 2.25. Therefore the factor should increase proportionately at 17.35% on the factor of2.25from2.57 to 2.64.

LS says

The 7th PC is a big disappointment and eyewash. The Vth PC was a disaster and was highly unpopular. Substantial gain were then recommended with lot of anomalies in 6th PC. Now alternating with Vth PC again the VIIth PC is not satisfactory .

1) Our pay gets revised only once in 10 years. This point needs to be borne in mind. So as such this 7th PC does not give us what it should give us for the past 10 years or the coming 10 years. This calculation of 2.57 is not satisfactory after considering the DA that has risen MULTIFOLD. This DA factor is first to be adjusted to the pay and then multiplied for increase in pay scales. But the present pay scale fitment /multiplication factor includes DA. DA is not part of pay but only a compulsory allowance that should not be shown as a increase in pay!!

2) New rates of HRA was declared for few cities (like Pune) in X, Y and Z cities. The arrears for HRA was to be paid from 2014. Instead HRA was paid only from April 2015.. A huge loss was incurred by staff on this account. Now the HRA rates have been reduced to be paid at 24% in 7th PC. This is another setback. and loss. This revision/reduction backwards should not be allowed/justified. On one hand they are giving and on the other they are snatching. This is atrocious. The maths has been well played in not enhancing the pay much, but giving a colourful pic.

3) The taxes will also be deducted and the net amount in hand will be paltry.

4) When the MLA s and Minister’s Pay are to be revised they are revised not less than 100%, 200% 400% etc. At that time the ex-chequer funds are not questioned. only when pay commission is to be passed big budgeting is to be calculated for funds.

5) Pay Commission is not a sudden development. It is passed every 10 years. Why the govt does not make provision for it in the budget every year till the next 10 years so that they don’t face paucity of funds the year a Pay Commission is passed. This is simple financial logic. If it is not being followed and planned as expenditure and funding, the common man cannot take the jolt.

I can write long and long but it doesn’t make sense if it is not going to be effective or resultant.

I hope the proper authorities think on these lines and try to pass a reasonable Pay Commission pay package.

Thanks.