Recommendation of the Fifth Central Pay Commission-grant of ad-hoc increment to employees stagnating at the maximum of their sccale of pay
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the July 22, 1998
Subject:Recommendation of the Fifth Central Pay Commission-grant of ad-hoc increment to employees stagnating at the maximum of their sccale of pay.
The undersigned is directed to say that the Fifth Central Pay Commission in para 22.39 of their Report have recommended that the existing rules for grant of stagnation increment shoudl continue.Further, it haqs been recommended that the facility should be available subject to the condition that the basic pay plus stagnation increment(s) should not exceed Rs.22,000 per month in the revised scales of pay.The Government have considered this
2.In partial modification of the recommendations and in supersession of all previous orders on the subject, the President is pleased to decide that all Central Government employees who have opted for the revised scale of pay in terms of the Centra, Civil Service (Revised Pay) Rules, 1997, and who may reach the maximum of the revised scales of pay shall be granted one stagnation increment on completion of every two years at the maximum of the respective scales.The stagnation increment shall be equal to the rate of increment last drawn by them in their pay scales.A maximum of
three such increments shall be allowed subject to the condition that the grant of stagnation increments shall be restricted to all posts the maximum of the pay scale of which does not exceed Rs.22,400.
3.In the case of Government servants whose pay in the applicable revised scales is fixxed at the maximum of the scales on 1.1.1996, the stagnation increments in teh revised scales of pay will be admissible only on expiry of a period of two years reckoned from 1st January, 1996.Consequiently, the
period, if any, spent at the maximum of the pre-revised scales will not be taken into account in determining the eligibility of Government servants to draw stagnation increments in the revised scales of pay.Similarly, the stagnation increment(s), if any already earned in the pre-revised scales of pay will not be counted towards the maximum of three increments admissible in the revised scales of pay.
4.The stagnation increment will count, as at present, for all purposes such as o.A., H.R.A., C.C.A, pensionary benefits etc., including fixation of pay on promotion.
5.In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are being issued after consultaton with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India
6.Hindi version will follow
Joint Secretary to the Govt. Of India