Clarification on Uniform Fitment Factor recommended by 7th Pay Commission

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. [See : Table 4-Rationalisation Applied in the Present Pay Structure ]

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

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 clarified 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 . [Refer : 7th CPC Recommendations on Entry Pay in Pay Matrix ]

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..

See all Level wise Pay Matrix in 7th Pay Commission

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.

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9 thoughts on “Clarification on Uniform Fitment Factor recommended by 7th Pay Commission”

  1. Directors are the backbone in any ministry/Department. They are acting as bridging machinery. They are answerable to all the senior officials in the hierarchy and also gather data / monitor activities from/of junior level officials. The fitment factor must be maximum for Directors. Instead they have given lowest fitment factor i.e. 2.57. It should be 2.81.

    The study made by Seventh CPC is losing Integrity. It has made total mockery of the system.

  2. MAHESH UBHAYAKAR

    Pensioners raise in 7th PC is only 14.2% – How 24% please clarify. – All the newspapers have echoed that the raise for pensioners is 24%. But I am a pensioner and my raise is only 14.22%. What is the basis for 24% and who has given this misleading press release?

  3. How is pension for senior pensioners of 80 yrs and above fixed? will the figment factor of 2.57 be applied to the present incremental pension of 20%,30%,40%,,50%and 100%?
    Matrubutham

  4. 1. Deductions recommended for Insurance of Govt. employee is very much. It is not affordable to govt. employees.
    2. After salary fixation as per 7 cpc, If a govt. employee promoted to a post having same grade pay as the feeder post, then what are the available financial benefit to those employees.

  5. In case of pensioners there should be increment in every 5 years. Moreover, a gap of 5years should be reduced to 12 years since the commutation is carried out for 10 yrs only. A gap of 5 yrs is basically unjustified. Why pensioners should not be allowed to get house rent in a similar manner as in the case of serving employees? In addition OROP formula should be taken into consideration by govt. which will reduce the pay parity between pensioners retiring/retired in same grade.

  6. Dear Sir/ Madam, In the VII cpc report, section 5.1.37 explained the pay fixation with a uniform multiplication factor of 2.57 with the following example. But that may creates lot of confusion/no clarity/no justification in fixing of scales of the incumbents. see the following:

    For instance, if two persons drawing pay of Rs.53,000 and Rs.54,590 in the GP 10000 are to be fitted in the new pay matrix, the person drawing pay of Rs.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 15 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 15 in the pay of Rs.1,48,500.

    If so, some ‘K’ may drawing Rs.56, 230 (one increment to Rs.54, 590) in the same G.P Rs.10, 000, then the pay of ‘K’ is on multiplication by a factor of 2.57 will get Rs.1, 44,511.10. In this case please clarify the new pay of ‘K’, likewise for next increment holder and so on……..

    The uniform multiplicative factor may creates lot of confusion in fixing of new scales. So I request the concerned authorities to clarify/rectify all these things before implementing the new scales.

  7. Uniform fitment increase to the tune of 2.57 is not acceptable to Central Government Employees and Pensioners. We out rightly reject the proposal of Pay Commission. We understand that Pay Commission has worked purely on the direction of Ministry of Finance, Government of India The fitment benefit should not be less than 3.25 for all the categories i.e. employees and pensioners.

  8. sir my question is related to TA. I am presently working as LDC. MY basic is 7110 1900. As per 6th CPC I was about to get 1600 TA ( @ Mumbai) after getting 7440 1900 pay structure. But I m confused about the level that has been described in 7th CPC. Whether I shall be never eligible to get higher TA being a LDC and what about those MTS and LDC who are getting 1600 TA as of now.

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