Basics of Pay Matrix of 7th Pay Commission- Insider

Why Pay Matrix is designed for 7th pay commission regime ? How it makes the calculation of pay revision and pay fixation simple ? The 7th pay commission explained the basics of Pay matrix in its report

Basics of Pay matrix and Pay bands

The Commission has designed the new pay matrix keeping in view the vast opportunities that have opened up outside government over the last three decades, generating greater competition for human resources and the need to attract and retain the best available talent in government services. The nomenclature being used in the new pay matrix assigns levels in place of erstwhile grade pay

Prior to VI CPC, there were Pay Scales. The VI CPC had recommended running Pay Bands with Grade Pay as status determiner. The Seventh CPC is recommending a Pay matrix with distinct Pay Levels. The Level would henceforth be the status determiner.

Index of Rationalisation IOR used to differentiate Pay bands

Since the existing pay bands cover specific groups of employees such as PB-1 for Group `C’ employees, PB-2 for Group `B’ employees and PB-3 onwards for Group `A’ employees, any promotion from one pay band to another is akin to movement from one group to the other.

These are significant jumps in the career hierarchy in the Government of India. Rationalisation has been done to ensure that the quantum of jump, in financial terms, between these pay bands is reasonable. This has been achieved by applying ‘index of rationalisation’ from PB-2 onwards on the premise that with enhancement of levels from Pay Band 1 to 2, 2 to 3 and onwards, the role, responsibility and accountability increases at each step in the hierarchy.

Basics of Pay Matrix Rationalisation

The proposed pay structure reflects the same principle. Hence, the existing entry pay at each level corresponding to successive grades pay in each pay band, from PB-2 onwards, has been enhanced by an ‘index of rationalisation’ as shown below in Table

Pay matrix Index of Rationalisation
Basics of Pay Matrix of 7th Pay Commission- Insider

The Levels 1 to 5 in Pay Matrix which represents erstwhile Grade pay in PB I are arrived by using IOR 2.57

7th CPC Pay Matrix PB I (5200-20200)

GP18001900200024002800
Level12345
11800019900217002550029200
21850020500224002630030100
31910021100231002710031000
41970021700238002790031900
52030022400245002870032900
62090023100252002960033900
72150023800260003050034900
82210024500268003140035900
92280025200276003230037000
102350026000284003330038100
112420026800293003430039200
122490027600302003530040400
132560028400311003640041600
142640029300320003750042800
152720030200330003860044100
162800031100340003980045400
172880032000350004100046800
182970033000361004220048200
193060034000372004350049600
203150035000383004480051100
213240036100394004610052600
223340037200406004750054200
233440038300418004890055800
243540039400431005040057500
253650040600444005190059200
263760041800457005350061000
273870043100471005510062800
283990044400485005680064700
294110045700500005850066600
304230047100515006030068600
314360048500530006210070700
324490050000546006400072800
334620051500562006590075000
344760053000579006790077300
354900054600596006990079600
365050056200614007200082000
375200057900632007420084500
385360059600651007640087000
395520061400671007870089600
405690063200691008110092300

The pay matrix Levels 6 to 9 which replaced the Grade pay in PB II are arrived by using Index of rationalisation 2.62. See the table below

Pay Band  II      9300-34800

Grade Pay4200460048005400
Level6789
135400449004760053100
236500462004900054700
337600476005050056300
438700490005200058000
539900505005360059700
641100520005520061500
742300536005690063300
843600552005860065200
944900569006040067200
1046200586006220069200
1147600604006410071300
1249000622006600073400
1350500641006800075600
1452000660007000077900
1553600680007210080200
1655200700007430082600
1756900721007650085100
1858600743007880087700
1960400765008120090300
2062200788008360093000
2164100812008610095800
2266000836008870098700
23680008610091400101700
24700008870094100104800
25721009140096900107900
26743009410099800111100
277650096900102800114400
287880099800105900117800
2981200102800109100121300
3083600105900112400124900
3186100109100115800128600
3288700112400119300132500
3391400115800122900136500
3494100119300126600140600
3596900122900130400144800
3699800126600134300149100
37102800130400138300153600
38105900134300142400158200
39109100138300146700162900
40112400142400151100167800

The first cell of Levels from 10 to 12 in Pay Matrix which represents erstwhile Grade pay in PB III are arrived by using IOR 2.67

Pay Band 3     (15600-39100)

Grade Pay540066007600
Level101112
1561006770078800
2578006970081200
3595007180083600
4613007400086100
5631007620088700
6650007850091400
7670008090094100
8690008330096900
9711008580099800
107320088400102800
117540091100105900
127770093800109100
138000096600112400
148240099500115800
1584900102500119300
1687400105600122900
1790000108800126600
1892700112100130400
1995500115500134300
2098400119000138300
21101400122600142400
22104400126300146700
23107500130100151100
24110700134000155600
25114000138000160300
26117400142100165100
27120900146400170100
28124500150800175200
29128200155300180500
30132000160000185900
31136000164800191500
32140100169700197200
33144300174800203100
34148600180000209200
35153100185400
36157700191000
37162400196700
38167300202600
39172300208700
40177500

The Pay Matrix for Level 13, 13A and 14 represents erstwhile Grade Pay 8700,8900 and 10000 and Level 13 and 13A are arrived by using IOR 2.67 and 14 is calculated with IOR 2.72

Pay Band 4 ( 37400 – 67000 )

Grade Pay8700890010000
Level1313A14
1123100131100144200
2126800135000148500
3130600139100153000
4134500143300157600
5138500147600162300
6142700152000167200
7147000156600172200
8151400161300177400
9155900166100182700
10160600171100188200
11165400176200193800
12170400181500199600
13175500186900205600
14180800192500211800
15186200198300218200
16191800204200
17197600210300
18203500216600
19209600

20215900

The Levels in pay matrix 15 and 16 are done with IOR 2.72 and Levels 17 , 18 are fixed by using IOR 2.81 and 2.78 respectively

HAG Scale

Pay Band67000-7900075500-800008000090000
Level15161718
1182200205400225000250000
2187700211600

3193300217900

4199100224400

5205100


6211300


7217600


8224100


In the newly evolved pay matrix for 7th CPC regime, there are 19 levels framed to replace the 19 Grades in Sixth CPC.

Click here to See the revised 7th CPC pay Matrix with all levels and Cells

Revised 7th CPC Pay Matrix dated 16th May 2017
Revised 7th CPC Pay Matrix for Central Government Employees dated 16th May 2017

The Pay matrix for Defence Personnel

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