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Friday, 20 November 2015

7th CPC MILITARY PAY STRUCTURE

5.2.1 The Defence Services in their Joint Services Memorandum have contended that the emoluments in the Defence Services should stand a fair comparison with what is available in the Civil Services, otherwise the Defence Services will be denied their legitimate share of the available talent pool.
 5.2.2 The Commission has devised pay matrices for civil and defence forces personnel, after wide ranging feedback from multiple stakeholders. The common aspects of the two matrices and the unique elements in the defence pay matrix are outlined in the succeeding paragraphs.
 General Approach to the Pay Matrices: Civil and Defence
 5.2.3 Pay levels have been set out in a pay matrix, separately for civilian and defence forces personnel. The Commission has evolved a fresh approach by merging the grade pay and pay bands into distinct pay levels. The approach regarding the pay levels and pay matrix has been explained in Chapter 5.1. Some of the major points in the pay matrix which have a common bearing on civilian and defence forces personnel, are highlighted below.
 5.2.4 Pay Bands and Grade Pay: Pay Bands and Grade Pays have been dispensed with and the new functional levels have been arrived at by merging the Grade Pay in the Pay Band. All the existing levels have been subsumed in the new structure.
 5.2.5 Entry Pay: The entry pay for various ranks of defence forces personnel, other than MNS Offices, has been arrived at on the same premise, as has been done in the case of civilian. As an illustration, entry pay for a Captain has been arrived at as follows:
 Entry pay in existing pay band + (Residency Period for promotion to Captain from Lieutenant x annual increment) + grade pay of the rank of Captain
= Rs.15,600 + (2 x Rs.630) + Rs.6,100 = Rs.22,960.
 5.2.6 An exception to this approach has been made in the case of Brigadiers/equivalents where pay for the rank has been arrived at as per the fitment table notified by the Ministry of Defence through its Special Army Instructions of October 2008.
 5.2.7 Fitment: The starting point of a Sepoy (and equivalent), the entry level personnel in the defence forces, has been fixed in the Defence Pay Matrix at Rs.21,700. The starting point in the existing pay structure is Rs.8,460 for a Sepoy/equivalent. The fitment in the new matrix is essentially a multiple factor of 2.57. This multiple is the ratio of the new minimum pay arrived at by the Commission (Rs.18,000) and the existing minimum pay (Rs.7,000). The fitment factor is being applied uniformly to all employees. It includes a factor of 2.25 to account for DA neutralisation, assuming that the rate of Dearness Allowance would be 125 percent at the time of implementation of the new pay as on 01.01.2016. The actual raise/fitment being recommended by the Commission is 14.29 percent. An identical fitment of 2.57 has also been applied to the existing rates of Military Service Pay (MSP), applicable to defence forces personnel only.
 5.2.8 Rationalisation: An ‘index of rationalisation’ has been applied while making enhancement of levels from Pay Band 1 to 2, 2 to 3 and 3 onwards on the premise that role, responsibility and accountability increases at each step in the hierarchy. At the existing PB-1, this index is 2.57, increasing to 2.62 for personnel in PB-2 and further to 2.67 from PB-3. Recognising the significantly higher degree of responsibility and accountability at levels corresponding to Senior Administrative Grade, the entry pay is recommended for enhancement by a multiple of 2.72. The same multiple is also being applied at the HAG and HAG+ levels. At the apex level the index applied is 2.81 and for the Service Chiefs/Cabinet Secretary the index has been fixed at 2.78.
 5.2.9 As noted in Chapter 5.1, dealing with the Civilian pay matrix, marked increase was accorded to directors in the GP 8700 at the stage of implementation of the VI CPC Report. Accordingly in the matrix the rationalisation index applied at this level has been fixed at 2.57, lower than the index of 2.67 applied to existing PB-3 officers. A similar formulation has necessarily to be applied to the defence pay matrix since the Lieutenant Colonels also received a marked increase in their pay level, post VICPC recommendations. Since the defence services have an additional level in the existing PB-4 and there is a common pay level for SAG level officers in Defence and Civil, the Commission has applied the rationalisation index of 2.57 also to the officers in the rank of Colonel and Brigadier and their equivalent.
 5.2.10 MACP: The Commission is not recommending an increase in the number of MACPs. For defence forces personnel this will continue to be administered at 8, 16 and 24 years as before. In the new pay matrix defence forces personnel will move to the immediate next pay level in the hierarchy. Fixation of pay will follow the same principle as that for a regular promotion in the pay matrix.
 5.2.11 Equivalence in Pay Levels for Certain Levels : The starting pay level for officers at Group `A’ entry level is identical at Rs.56,100 in the case of both civilian and defence service officers. Similarly the pay of the Major General and Joint Secretary and equivalent officers and those above [viz., Lieutenant General (in HAG, HAG+, Apex) and Chief of each defence service] has been kept identical with their civilian counterparts. Identical pay levels has been devised for JCO/ORs and their civilian counterparts corresponding to the existing pay bands and grade pay.
 Defence Pay Matrix: Some Distinct Aspects
5.2.12 For defence forces personnel, there are two separate matrices, one for the Service Officers and JCO/ORsand anotherfortheMilitaryNursingOfficers. Theexistingranks among Officers and JCO/ORs in the Defence Forces personnel has been kept in view while devising the matrix. There are a number of common strands in the Civil and Defence Pay Matrices, indeed the principles and philosophy on which they are based are identical. In the case of the pay matrix for Military Nursing Officers (MNS), the Commission has adopted an approach that blends elements of the principles and philosophy adopted in devising the pay matrices with the existinguniqueness in the paystructureof MNS officers. Some of theunique elements that merit mention in the defence Pay Matrix have been outlined below:
 5.2.13 Commencement of Matrix: The commencement of the Defence Pay Matrix for combatants corresponds to the existing GP 2000, which is the induction level for Sepoys and equivalent.
 5.2.14 More Compact: The Pay Matrix designed for the defence forces personnel is more compact than the civil pay matrix keeping in view the number of levels, age and retirement profile of the service personnel. For example, the term of engagement of various ranks of JCOs/ORs are fixed and of shorter duration. Service Officers on the other hand are given time scale promotion upto the rank of Colonel and Equivalent and will therefore move, from one pay level to another, in accordance with the stipulated time frame.

5.2.15 Pay Levels Unique to Defence Forces Personnel: Pay levels corresponding to the existing GP 3400, GP 5700, GP 6100, GP 6600, GP 7600, GP 8000, GP 8400, GP 8700, GP 8900 and GP 9000 are unique to defence forces personnel. The minimum pay corresponding to each of these pay levels takes into account the normative residency period of the various ranks of officers.

5.2.16 The Commission emphasises that the pay structure designed by it for the defence forces personnel has been done keeping in view (a) some of the aspects in their rank structure unique to them and (b) pay structure is not intended to determine the status of the personnel vis-à-vis their counterparts on the civil side.

Report of the Seventh CPC


Pay Matrix (Defence Forces Personnel - Except MNS)
Pay Band
9 300-34800
Grade Pay
3 400
4 200
4 600
4 800
5 400
E ntry Pay (EP)
1 2700
1 3500
1 7140
1 8150
2 0280
Le vel
5A
6
7
8
9
Index
2 . 6 2
2 . 6 2
2 . 6 2
2 . 6 2
2 . 6 2
1
33300
35400
44900
47600
53100
2
34300
36500
46200
49000
54700
3
35300
37600
47600
50500
56300
4
36400
38700
49000
52000
58000
5
37500
39900
50500
53600
59700
6
38600
41100
52000
55200
61500
7
39800
42300
53600
56900
63300
8
41000
43600
55200
58600
65200
9
42200
44900
56900
60400
67200
10
43500
46200
58600
62200
69200
11
44800
47600
60400
64100
71300
12
46100
49000
62200
66000
73400
13
47500
50500
64100
68000
75600
14
48900
52000
66000
70000
77900
15
50400
53600
68000
72100
80200
16
51900
55200
70000
74300
82600
17
53500
56900
72100
76500
85100
18
55100
58600
74300
78800
87700
19
56800
60400
76500
81200
90300
20
58500
62200
78800
83600
93000
21
60300
64100
81200
86100
95800
22
62100
66000
83600
88700
98700
23
64000
68000
86100
91400
101700
24
65900
70000
88700
94100
104800
Pay Band
5 200-20200
Grade Pay
2000
2400
2800
E ntry Pay (EP)
8 460
9 910
1 1360
Le vel
3
4
5
Index
2 . 5 7
2 . 5 7
2 . 5 7
1
21700
25500
29200
2
22400
26300
30100
3
23100
27100
31000
4
23800
27900
31900
5
24500
28700
32900
6
25200
29600
33900
7
26000
30500
34900
8
26800
31400
35900
9
27600
32300
37000
10
28400
33300
38100
11
29300
34300
39200
12
30200
35300
40400
13
31100
36400
41600
14
32000
37500
42800
15
33000
38600
44100
16
34000
39800
45400
17
35000
41000
46800
18
36100
42200
48200
19
37200
43500
49600
20
38300
44800
51100
21
39400
46100
52600
22
40600
47500
54200
23
41800
48900
55800
24
43100
50400
57500








Military Service Pay (MSP)
5.2.22 The defence forces personnel, in addition to their pay as per the Matrices above, will be entitled to payment of Military Service Pay for all ranks up to and inclusive of Brigadiers and their equivalents. The Commission recommends an MSP for the four categories of Defence forces personnel at Rs.15,500 for the Service Officers, Rs.10,800 for Nursing Officers, Rs.5,200 for JCO/ORs, and Rs.3,600 for Non Combatants (Enrolled) in the Air Force per month. MSP will continue to be reckoned as Basic Pay for purposes of Dearness Allowance, as also in the computation of pension. Military Service Pay will however not be counted for purposes of House Rent Allowance, Composite Transfer Grant and Annual Increment.
17 Without moderation upwards, by use of formula, the minimum pay for a Captain of MNS would be Rs.57,280, which would be very close to Rs.56,100 the minimum pay at the level of an MNS Lieutenant.
Annex to Chapter 5.2

Annex: L evels as per the Pay Matrix
Existing Pa y Bands
Existing levels o f Grade Pay
Available for*
New Levels
PB-1
1800
C
1
1900
C
2
2000
C,D
3
2400
C
4
2800
C,D
5
PB-2
3400
D
5A
4200
C,D
6
4600
C,D
7
4800
C,D
8
5400
C
9
PB-3
5400
C,D,M
10
5700
M
10A
6100
D
10B
6100
M
10B
6600
C,D,M
11
7600
C
12
PB-4
7600
M
12
8000
D
12A
8400
M
12B
8700
C
13
8700
D
13
8900
C
13A
8900
D
13A
9000
M
13B
10000

14
HAG
15
HAG+
16
Apex
17
Cabinet Secretary, Defence Chiefs
18
*C: Civil; D: Defence; M: Military Nursing Service (MNS)



2 comments :

  1. Sir,

    I retired from the Army as Hav on 5 Jan 1980 with 16 years one month service and was sanctioned Rs 175/- as monthly service pension. My pension has been revised to Rs 5531/- from 24 Sep 2012. I was Hav from 1972 to till retirement. I earnestly request how my pension will be fixed now.

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  2. "Increments Earned" clause in 7 CPC recommendations would probably not meet OROP criteria of same pension for equal service in same rank, as speculated on here
    goo.gl/J5guDN

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