Bunching benefit in Pay fixation is recommended by 7th pay commission in some situation

7th Pay commission in its report stated at page 79 entitled Entry Pay, that,” Although the rationalisation has been done with utmost care to ensure minimum bunching at most levels, however if situation does  arise whenever more than two stages are bunched together, one additional increment equal to 3 percent may be given for every two stages bunched, and pay fixed in the subsequent cell in the pay matrix.  [ See :Pay fixation for upgraded Scales and bunching benefits in 7th CPC ]

Bunching benefit in Pay fixation by 7th pay commission

For instance, if two persons drawing pay of ₹53,000 and ₹54,590 in the GP 10000 are to be fitted in the new pay matrix,

7th CPC Pay Fixation

1. The pay fixation for the person (A) drawing pay of Rs.53000 (PB + GP)

2. The pay fixation for the person (B) drawing pay of Rs.54590 (PB + GP)
( He has earned one increment more than ‘A’ )

7th Pay commission Pay fixation

[ Note : The above illustration is taken from 7th Pay commission official report. The revised pay for ₹53,000 and ₹54,590 in the GP 10000 are to be taken from the new pay matrix at Level 14.

Because the corresponding Level for Grade Pay Rs.10000 is Level 14.

But in the 7th CPC Report, Level 15 is mentioned instead of Level 14, hope it might be a typographical error. Readers are requested to Read it as Level 14 against Level 15 mentioned in the above illustration . see the image below…]

7th cpc pay fixation

Lets now be clear about the above example..

The Person who has earned one increment more than his junior,  will get fixed one cell forward if they both happened to be fixed in the first cell of the particular Level

1.Where does the situation especially arise …?

These situations will arise in the cases of ..

a) Wherever Upgradation of Grades are recommended, there the Pay fixations for some persons in the Lower grade, irrespective of number of increments earned, as shown above, the Pay will have to be fixed at the first cell of Particular Upgraded Level.

In that Case the govt servants who have earned more number increments than his counterpart will be aggrieved by this method of Pay fixation

b) When the pay arrived by using uniform multiplication factor 2.57 is lesser than the minimum pay corresponding to the level prescribed for that Grade, where some cases, irrespective number of increments earned, has to be fixed at the first cell of that Particular Level.

ALSO READ : Pay fixation for the Post where its Grade Pay Upgraded by Seventh CPC

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6 thoughts on “Bunching benefit in Pay fixation is recommended by 7th pay commission in some situation”

  1. Amaresh Kumar Singh

    Any increment due to bunching will “bunch” that employee to next cell employee. Will this trickle effect be considered?
    It is happening in my case my junior(more than 3% difference in basic+gp) has been fixed to the entry cell of the pay level but his junior got promoted in 2015 and was also fixed at entry level. Now if my junior gets one increment he will be in my cell but as mentioned the difference between his basic+gp and mine is more than 3%. Hence I will get qualified as soon as my junior get his bunching increment. Again my senior will get the benefit as I will jump one cell to bunch with him. Eventually a trickle effect is happening.
    Now will GOI take this effect into account and increase salary of almost everyone?
    I doubt… Lets hope I get this approved.

  2. What in case where the pay of gov. servant in the same cadre is 6% below to his senior in the pre revised pay scale and the pay in 7th pay commission has been fixed in the same level. Then how many level does the pay of the senior employee will be jumped from the pay fixed.

  3. Satyendra kumar Jha

    is separate Govt. G.R required for implementing provision 5.1.36 of d commission to avoid bunching of pay for fixation of revised pay as per 7th Pay commission!

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