Projected 8th Pay Commission Pay Matrix Table

8th Pay Commission, yet to be constituted, has to follow the Pay matrix Table evolved by seventh pay commission in respect of revising Pay Scales and Allowances

Hence Projected 8th Pay Commission Pay Matrix Table will be based on the principles followed to evolve Pay Matrix by 7th Pay Commission

The origin of Pay Matrix Table

The 7th Pay Commission evolved a Pay Matrix in a single page tabular format that includes all the Pay Scale and annual increments of 40 lakh Central Government Employees. It is so simple and convenient to fix the Pay on account of Promotion or calculate, check the Basic pay at any stage without any arithmetic calculation.

Hence forth coming pay commission will have no options than just modifying the Pay matrix table for revision pay.

Projected 8th Pay Commission Pay Matrix Table

Now the 8th Pay Commission, yet to be constituted, has to follow the methods of seventh pay commission in respect of revising Pay Scales in Pay matrix format.

Already we have assumed that the Fitment Factor might be 1.96 in 8th Pay Commission Read this the report

Accordingly the the cells in all Levels in Pay matrix will be multiplied by 1.96 to arrive Pay matrix for 8th pay Commission. If the 8th Pay Commission decides to go with Pay matrix format for Pay Revision, it will not need much calculation/process for evolving a new format for Pay Scales.

7th Pay Commission pay Matrix and its uniqueness

7th pay commission wanted to simplify the procedure for fixing the pay for Central Government Employees without any calculation. So the Commission had evolved a tabular column with Levels and cells and named it as Pay Matrix

How Pay Matrix Replaced Sixth CPC Pay Structure

At the time of constitution of the VI CPC there were about 35 standard pay scales in existence. Many of these pre revised scales were merged by the VI CPC to arrive at 19 grades spread across four distinct Pay bands along with 4 distinct scales including one Apex scale (fixed) for Secretary/equivalent and one scale for Cabinet Secretary/equivalent (fixed). The concept of Grade pay was intended as a fitment benefit but it also served as a level determiner within a pay band.

Following implementation of the VI CPC recommendations, the pay structure in the Civilian set up consists of four pay bands with 15 levels of grade pay, along with four standalone scales viz., the HAG scale, HAG+ scale, Apex scale (fixed) and the scale of Cabinet Secretary (fixed) as shown below in Table

The sixth CPC pay Scale

Sixth CPC Pay structure - Gservants News
Projected 8th Pay Commission Pay Matrix Table

The basics of Pay Matrix

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. 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

IOR applied in pay - Gservants News
Projected 8th Pay Commission Pay Matrix Table

Pay Matrix Table for Level 1 to 5

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

Pay Band I (5200-20200)

Grade Pay180019002000240028004200
Level123456
1180001990021700255002920035400
2185002050022400263003010036500
3191002110023100271003100037600
4197002170023800279003190038700
5203002240024500287003290039900
6209002310025200296003390041100
7215002380026000305003490042300
8221002450026800314003590043600
9228002520027600323003700044900
10235002600028400333003810046200
11242002680029300343003920047600
12249002760030200353004040049000
13256002840031100364004160050500
14264002930032000375004280052000
15272003020033000386004410053600
16280003110034000398004540055200
17288003200035000410004680056900
18297003300036100422004820058600
19306003400037200435004960060400
20315003500038300448005110062200
21324003610039400461005260064100
22334003720040600475005420066000
23344003830041800489005580068000
24354003940043100504005750070000
25365004060044400519005920072100
26376004180045700535006100074300
27387004310047100551006280076500
28399004440048500568006470078800
29411004570050000585006660081200
30423004710051500603006860083600
31436004850053000621007070086100
32449005000054600640007280088700
33462005150056200659007500091400
34476005300057900679007730094100
35490005460059600699007960096900
36505005620061400720008200099800
375200057900632007420084500102800
385360059600651007640087000105900
395520061400671007870089600109100
405690063200691008110092300112400

Pay Matrix Table for Level 6 to 9

The pay matrix table for 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

Pay Matrix Table for Level 10 to 12

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 III (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

Pay Matrix for Level 13, 13A and 14

The Pay Matrix for Level 13, 13A and 14 represents erstwhile Grade Pay 8700,8900 and 10000 are calculated by 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

Pay matrix for Level 14 and 16

The Levels in pay matrix 14 and 16 are done with IOR 2.72 and 17 , 18 are with 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.

Since the this Pay matrix table is user friendly, we expect that 8th Pay Commission will just adopt this for format for pay revision

See the 7th CPC Pay Matrix

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