Revision of the pay structure of Bihar State Government employees with effect from 01.01.2016.
GOVERNMENT OF BIHAR
Subject: Revision of the pay structure of State Government employees with effect from 01.01.2016.
The Government of India has revised pay scales/pay structure on the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission, with effect from 01.01.2016. The State Government vide its Resolution No. 9701 dated 22.12.2016, constituted a Pay Commission for recommending inter alia a revised pay structure for the State Government employees in the light of the recommendations made by the 7th Central Pay Commission for the revised pay structure for employees under the Central Government. On 15th May, 2017 the Pay Commission submitted its Report relating to pay scales and other benefits to thc State Government employees.
2. The State Government has given careful consideration to the recommendations of the Pay Commission, in respect of the State Government employees and have decided to accept the level based new revised pay structure, Schedule I contains the normal replacement revised pay level and Schedule II contains the pay matrix. Department wise and post wise existing pay scales and revised scales of pay of the posts, under the State Covernment, are at Schedule III.
The revised pay structure shall come into effect notionally from 1st January, 2016. However, the actual payments in the revised pay structure would arise with effect from 1st April, 2017. The revised pay structure will apply to all State covernment employees who were in service on 1st,January, 2016 and to all new appointments made on or after the said date.
i. in respect of the Government employees who were under suspension or on leave or were not on duty on 1st lanuary 2016, the revised pay structure will be applicable from the date of return to duty and no arrears would be admissible for the period of absence;
ii. Dearness Allowance shall be payable at the rate of 4% as on 01.04.2017; and
iii. All other allowances shall continue to be payable at the same levels as before the pay revision. Thus, for example, if an employee was drawing Rs. 5000/- as HRA (House Rent Allowance) in the unrevised pay structure, then that employee shall continue to draw HRA at Rs. 5000/. The eligibility/scale/amount of travelling allowance shall be guided as per unrevised pay structure.
iv. the revised pay structure shall be sanctioned by the concerned Drawing and Disbursing Officer subject to the approval of the competent authority within a period of one year.
The provisions in this resolution unless thc context otherwise requires:-
(i) “existing basic pay” means pay drawn in thc prescribed existing scale of pay, including stagnation incremcnt(s), but does not include any other type of pay like ‘special pay’ etc.
(ii) “existing Pay Band and Grade Pay” in relation to a Government Servant means the pay band and the Grade Pay applicable to the post held by the Government servant as on the date immediately before the notification of these rules whether in a substantive capacity or in officiating capacity,
(iii) “existing scale” in relation to a Government servant means the present scale applicable to the post held by the Government servant as on the date immediately before this notification,
(iv) “existing pay structure” in relation to a Government servant means the present system of Pay Band and grade Pay applicable to the post held by the Government servant as on the date immediately before the coming into force of these rules whether in substantive
(v) “existing emoluments” means the sum of (i) existing basic pay and (ii) existing dearness allowance at index average as on 1st day of January, 2016,
(vi) “Pay Matrix” means Matrix specified in Schedule II, with Levels of pay arranged in vertical cells as signed to corresponding existing pay band and Grade pay or scale specified in Schedule II,
(vii) “Level” in the Pay matrix shall mean the Level corresponding to the existing pay Band and Grade Pay or scale specified in Schedule II,
(viii) “pay in the Level” means pay drawn in the appropriate Cell of the Level as specified in Schedule II,
(ix) “revised pay structure” in relation to a post means the pay Matrix and the Levels specified there in corresponding to the existing Pay band and Grade pay or scale of the post unless a different revised Level is notified separately for thar post,
(x) “basic pay” in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in thc prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix,
(xi) “revised emoluments” means the pay in the Level of a Government servant in the revised pay structure, and
(xii) “Schedule” means a schedule appended to these rules,