7th Pay Commission latest news today: Pay level notification clarifies on grant to non-functional scale of Grade-B officers

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Sep 05, 2019, 09:09 PM IST

7th Pay Commission latest news today: The General Manager's office of All Indian Railways & Production Units has recently issued a notification, clarifying on the grant to non-functional scale of Grade-B officers in Level-11 of the Accounts Department and Level-10 in the organised department. The notification, signed by Meenakshi Saluja, Dy. Director, Estt. (GP)-III at the Railway Board, said, "The higher scale of Level-11 in (the) Accounts Department and Level-10 in the Organised Departments has to be operated to the extent of 100 per cent of Grade 'B' Officers on roll and including Grade 'B' Officers officiating in Level-11 on ad-hoc basis after completion of 4 years of regular service in the respective grades in organised departments."

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The 7th Pay Commission linked pay level notification was issue in the wake of references were received from various Zonal Railways, seeking clarification on issues relating to the aforementioned scheme on the grant to non-functional scale of Grade-B officers in Level-11. Earlier, several clarifications had been issued to various Zonal Railways over a number of issues. Image source: Reuters

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The Indian Railways clarification on whether the Grade B officers completing 4 years of regular service are to be granted NFS from the next date or from 1st January or from 1st July of the following year stated that the officer becomes eligible when he/she completes 4 years of regular service in the relevant grade. Image source: Reuters

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On Grade B Officers on deputation, the clarification stated that officers on deputation to other departments may be granted NFS under 7th Pay Commission Level-10 nationally from 08/03/2018, while the actual benefit will accrue to them on return from deputation and joining the cadre. Image source: Pixabay

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On Grade B Officers on roll means including officers on deputation, the clarification cites 'yes'. Notably, all these clarifications are available in the Ministry of Railways' Gazette Notification G.S.R. 210(E) dated 08/03/2018 (RBE No. 37/2018). Image source: Reuters

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It further stated that while issuing FAQs and clarifications thereon vide board's letter of even number dated 06/08/2019 on the aforementioned subject, Pay Level of Accounts Department has inadvertently been mentioned as Level-11 under 7th Pay Commission. Image source: Reuters

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The notification concludes, "This may please be read as Level-10 wherever mentioned in the said letter." Indian Railways, hence, cleared all FAQs to its zones, and now the concerned officials would be eligible for the pay and perks as recommended and approved under the 7th Pay Commission. Image source: Reuters