7th Pay Commission: 5 things that employees should know in report - Basic Pay, Pay Band and Grade Pay or Pay Scale

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Aug 08, 2020, 02:08 PM IST

7th Pay Commission is a massive set of rules and the sooner central government employees and all the other staffers on whom these rules apply understand them the better as they do not want to miss out on any salary benefits or allowances as these can add up to substantial amounts and the loss can be heavy. So, here, as per the official government notification, we provide top 5 things, definitions, and explain, in brief, the context, thereby putting things in perspective for all those involved in the 7th Pay Commission report system as cleared by government. This includes Basic Pay, Pay Band and Grade Pay or Pay Scale.

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7th Pay Commission: Basic pay

7th Pay Commission: Basic pay

(1) “Existing basic pay” means pay drawn in the prescribed existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or Pay in the existing scale; Photo: Reuters

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7th Pay Commission: Existing Pay Band and Grade Pay

7th Pay Commission: Existing Pay Band and Grade Pay

(2) “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; Photo: Pixabay

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7th Pay Commission: Existing Scale

7th Pay Commission: Existing Scale

(3) “Existing scale” means the pay scale applicable to the post held by the Government servant as on the date immediately before the notification of these rules in the Higher Administrative Grade, Higher Administrative Grade+, Apex scale and that applicable to Cabinet Secretary whether in a substantive or officiating capacity; Photo: Pixabay

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7th Pay Commission: Existing Pay Structure

7th Pay Commission: Existing Pay Structure

(4) “Existing pay structure” means the present system of Pay Band and Grade Pay or the Pay Scale applicable to the post held by the Government servant as on the date immediately before the coming into force of these rules whether in a substantive or officiating capacity. Explanation.- The expressions “existing basic pay”, “existing Pay Band and Grade Pay” and “existing scale”, in respect of a Government servant who on the 1st day of January, 2016 was on deputation out of India or on leave or on foreign service, or who would have on that date officiated in one or more lower posts but for his officiating in a higher post, shall mean such basic pay, Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale in relation to the post which he would have held but for his being on deputation out of India or on leave or on foreign service or officiating in higher post, as the case may be; Photo: Pixabay

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7th Pay Commission: Existing emoluments

7th Pay Commission: Existing emoluments

(v) “Existing emoluments” mean the sum of (i) existing basic pay and (ii) existing dearness allowance at index average as on 1st day of January, 2006. Photo: Pixabay