Fixation of Pay on promotion in 7th Pay Commission – Staff Side suggestion
Fixation of Pay on promotion : In the case of Promotion from one grade to another in the revised pay structure, the fixation is presently done as under:-
(a) One increment equal to 3% of the sum of the Pay in Pay Band and Grade Pay will be computed and rounded off to the multiple of 10. This will be added to the existing Pay in the Pay Band.
(b) However, the Pay so fixed must not be less than the minimum of the Pay Band to which he is promoted.
(c) The individual so promoted will get the Grade Pay assigned to the cadre to which he is promoted.
Exception to the general rule is,
(a) When promotion takes from PB 4 to HAG scale of Rs.67000 – 79000, after adding one increment, pay in the Pay Band and existing Grade Pay will be added. To the figure so arrived at a sum of Rs.2000/- will be added. The pay so fixed is subject to a minimum of Rs.67000 and a maximum of Rs.79000
(b) The promotion from the Grade of Under Secretary/equivalent to the Grade of Deputy Secretary/Equivalent. The pay of the other will be fixed by granting an amount equal to two increments. i.e., 6 % of their Basic Pay. The figure so arrived at, a sum of Rs.1000 i.e., the difference between the Grade Pay of Under Secretary and Deputy Secretary (7600-6600) will be added .
We suggest, the financial benefit on promotion must not be an insignificant amount. In most of the Departments promotion is based upon a qualifying Exam or skill test or effect after very many years of the stipulated residency period in the Feeder Cadre under the Recruitment rules. After undergoing the rigours of the exam/test or after prolonged period of service in the feeder cadre, if the financial benefit is pittance, if only brings about a sense of desperation and frustration. In most of the field formations, the promotions are accompanied by transfer from one place to another. The financial benefit he received on account of promotion officer gets washed away in the increased expenses involved in setting down at another location.
We suggest that the benefit on promotion should be:
“Two increments in the feeder cadre with a stipulation that the amount of benefit so arrived at must not be less than the difference of the minimum of the scale of pay of the feeder cadre and the minimum of the scale of the cadre to which one is promoted .