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19 Mar 2015

G.O. Ms. No25 - 10th Pay Revision Commission - Fitment and Master Scale

GOVERNMENT OF TELANGANA
ABSTRACT

PUBLIC SERVICES – Revision of pay scales - Recommendation of the Tenth Pay Revision Commission – Orders – Issued.

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FINANCE (HRM.IV) DEPARTMENT

G.O.MS.No. 25.                             Dated:18-03-2015
Read the following

  1. G.O.Ms.No.95,G.A. (Spl.A) Department, dated: 28.2.2013.
  2. G.O.Ms.No.294,Finance (PC.I) Department, dated: 26.10.2013.
  3. G.O.Ms.No.10,Finance (PC.I) Department dated:06-01-2014.
  4. G.O.Ms.No.5, G.A. (Spl.A) Department, dated: 12-01-2015.
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ORDER:

In the Government Order first read above, orders were issued constituting Pay Revision Commission, appointing Sri Pradeep Kumar Agarwal, IAS (Retd) as Pay Revision Commissioner andlaying down the terms of reference of the Commission.

2. The Pay Revision Commission submitted its Report to Government on 29-05-2014 and recommended, inter-alia, the following in regard to Revised Pay Scales and fixation of pay in the Revised Pay Scales:
  1. To continue the concept of Master Scale.
  2. To merge the Dearness Allowance as on 01.07.2013, i.e. 63.334% sanctioned in the Government order second read above, in the pay.
  3. A revised master scale of Rs. 13000-390-14170-430-15460-470-16870-510-18400-550-20050-590-21820-640-23740-700-25840-760-28120-820-30580-880-33220-950-36070-1030-39160-1110-42490-1190-46060-1270-49870-1360-53950-1460-58330-1560-63010-1660-67990-1760-73270-1880-78910-2020-84970-2160-91450-2330-100770-2520-110850(80)
  4. To continue the existing 32 grades and 80 segments of the Revised Master Scale
  5. A fitment benfit of 29% for fixing the pay in the Revised Pay Scale.
  6. To sanction five stagnation increments increments beyond the time scale in all grades in the event of stagnation.
  7. The Revised Pay Scales should come into force from 1.7.2013 and as regards giving mondatory benfit, the Commission left to the Government the date from which it would come into effect keeping in view its resource postion and the demands on those resources.
3. Government, vide G.O. fourth read above, constituted a High Committee to process the recommendatiions of the Pay Revision Commission and also to hold necessory  consultations in that regard with the Service Associations. The High Power Committee, accordingly initiated the consultative process and completed its meetings with major employees associations. The Chairman of the High Power Committee has briefed the Government in regard to the deliberetions of the Committee on 05-02-2015.
4. Government held discussions with the Chairman and Members of the Joint Action Committee of Employees, Teachers and Workers of Telangana, and the Representatives of Telangana Secretariat Employees on 05-02-2015 in regard to implemention of the major recommendations of the PRC. It was agreed that.
  1. A fitment benefit of 43% would be given for fixing the pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015 as against the fitment benefit of 29% recommended by the Tenth Pay Revision Commission. The Dearness Allowance of 63.344% as on 01-07-2013 will be merged in the pay as recommended by PRC.
  2. The Revised Pay Scales will be implemented notionally from 01.07.2013 with monetary benefit from 02.06.2014.
  3. The benefit of the Revised Pay Scales 2015 will be paid in cash for the salary of March, 2015 payable in April, 2015.
  4. The other demands of the Joint Action Committee of Employees, Teachers and Workers, Telangana and Telangana Secretariat employees will be placed before the High Power Committee constituted vide G.O. 4thread above.
5.  Government, in pursuance of the above agreement, decided to implement the
recommendations of the Tenth Pay Revision Commission indicated in Para (2) above with
the modifications as indicated in para (4) above and accordingly order the following on the
Revised Pay Scales and fixation in the Revised Pay Scales.
6.
  1. The Revised Master Scale shall be Rs.13000-390-14170-430-15460-470-
    16870-510-18400-550-20050-590-21820-640-23740-700-25840-760-28120-
    820-30580-880-33220-950-36070-1030-39160-1110-42490-1190-46060-1270-
    49870-1360-53950-1460-58330-1560-63010-1660-67990-1760-73270-1880-
    78910-2020-84970 – 2160– 91450– 2330- 100770-2520–110850(80).
  2. The existing 32 Grades shall continue with80 segments in the Revised Master
    Scale.
  3. The Revised Scales of Pay shall be as set out in Schedule-I to the Notification
    appended to this order against each of the corresponding existing pay scales
    specified therein. These scales shall be common to all the employees in various
    categories except where specified otherwise in the Departmental Pay Schedule
    (Schedule-II) appended to the Notification. Holders of posts not included in
    Schedule-II will be governed by the Revised Pay Scales corresponding to the
    present scales as shown in the Schedule-I.
  4. The requests for any further revision of pay scales for the categories already
    included in the Schedule-II shall not be entertained in any case.
7.
  1. The Revised Pay Scales, 2015 shall be deemed to have come into forceon and
    from01.07.2013. The monetary benefit shall be allowed from02-06-2014.
  2.  The salary in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015 will be paid in cash from the
    month of March, 2015, payable in April, 2015.
  3. As regards the arrears of salary in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015 from 02-06-
    2014 to 28-02-2015, orders will be issued separately.
  4.  Interim Relief paid from 01-01-2014 to 01-06-2014 shall not be recovered.
    Interim Relief paid for the period beyond 02-06-2014shall be adjusted from
    the monetary benefit payable on account of implementation of Revised Pay
    Scales.
 8. The Pay of the employee in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015 shall be fixed witheffect
from 01.07.2013 or any other subsequent date in accordance with the option exercised as per
the rules in the appended Notification. The Rules for exercise ofoption and fixation of pay in
the Revised Pay Scales are notified in the Notificationappended to this order.

9. The Revised Pay Scales shall apply to –
  1. all employees of the State Government;
  2. the employees of the Local Bodies and Aided Institutions including Aided
    Polytechnics, who are in receipt of pay in a regular pay scale in the Revised
    Pay Scales of 2010; and
  3. the Work-charged Establishment in receipt of pay in a regular pay scalein the
    Revised Pay Scales of 2010.
10.
  1.  Wherever statutory Notifications are required to be issued for applying these
    orders to the employees other than Government employees, theAdministrative
    Departments of the Secretariat concerned shall issuesuch Notifications.
  2. Separate orders will be issued in regard to Officers and Staff of the HighCourt
    of the Judicatureat Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and the State of
    Andhra Pradesh.
11.
  1.  The Revised Pay Scales, 2015 will not apply to the teaching and otherstaff in
    Government Colleges, including Medical Colleges, Government Aided Private
    Colleges who are drawing pay in the RevisedUGC/ICAR/AICTE Pay Scales.
  2. The Revised Pay Scales, 2015 will also not apply to the officers of theA.P.
    Higher Judicial Service and A.P. State Judicial Service who aregoverned by the
    recommendations of the First National Judicial Pay Commission and
    subsequent pay revisions.
12.
  1.  The Revised Pay Scales, 2015 will not apply to the persons who were reemployed
    before 1st July, 2013 and are continuing on re-employment beyond
    that date.
  2. The Revised Pay Scales, 2013 will not apply to the employees of Industrial and
    Commercial undertakings of the Government, Contingent Establishment both
    full time and part time and employees who are engaged on contract and or on
    out sourcing basis.
13.  In respect of employees of Public Sector Undertakings and Cooperative Societies, the
same procedure as was done with last Pay Revision shall befollowed.

14. In respect of employees who are already enjoying the benefits of Automatic
Advancement Scheme, the Pay shall be fixed in the corresponding revised scales of
Automatic Advancement Grades in accordance with these instructions.

15. All Government employees who are required to exercise their option in terms of these
orders are requested to keep in view the implications of such orders of Government revising
House Rent Allowance, Additional House Rent Allowance and Gratuity.

16. In case of employees who opt to continue in the existing pay scales, the Interim Relief
shall cease to be paid with effect from 01.03.2015.

17. The Interim Relief shall not be included as pay for the purpose of fixation in the
Revised Pay Scales, 2015.

18. Government also hereby order that all the employees falling under Grade-I toGrade -
XXXII are entitled for five stagnation increments beyond the time scale in the Revised Pay
Scales, 2015. These stagnation increments shall be treated as incrementsfor all purposes such
as fixation of pay on promotion / Automatic Advancement Scheme, Pension etc.

19. The above orders are issued in so far as the recommendations relating to thescales of
pay, pay fixation and other related matters are concerned. Orders shall be issued separately
covering the other recommendations of the Pay Revision Commissionregarding Dearness
Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Additional House RentAllowance in lieu of rent free
quarters, City Compensatory Allowance and otherAllowances, Special Pays, Automatic
Advancement Scheme, Loans and Advances, Pension, terminal benefits and related matters.

20. All Drawing Officers shall take immediate action for fixing the pay of all Gazetted
and Non-Gazetted Officers whose pay and allowances are drawn by Heads of Offices in their
substantive as well as officiating posts. In the case of Heads of Departments, the pay shall be
fixed by the Pay and Accounts Officer, Hyderabad under intimation to the administrative
department of the Secretariat concerned.

21. The following Notification shall be published in the Telangana Gazette:

 NOTIFICATION
 In exercise of the powers conferred by the Proviso to article 309 of the Constitution of
India, the Governor of Telangana hereby makes the following rules, namely:-


1. Short title, commencement and application:
  1.  These rules may be called the Telangana Revised Scales of Pay Rules, 2015.
  2. They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st July, 2013.
  3. These rules shall apply to all the Government employees whether temporary,
    regular or permanent appointed before 1st July, 2013.
 2. Definitions:
In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires –
  1.  basicpay means pay as defined in Fundamental Rule 9 (21) (a) (i).
  2.  existing emoluments means the aggregate of:-
    (a) (i) the basic pay including the stagnation increments if any, in the existing scale
    of pay as on 1st July, 2013 or on any other date of entry into the Revised Pay
    Scales, 2015 according to clause (b) of sub rule (1) of rule 5;
    (ii) personal pay sanctioned under Rule 9 (23) (a) of the Fundamental Rules or
    Rule 7 (40) (a) of the Hyderabad Civil Service Rules, as the case maybe;
    (iii) personal pay sanctioned in pursuance of proviso (iii) under rule 6 (b) of the
    Revised Scales of Pay,2010 to the extent such personal pay has not been
    absorbed in increases in pay on promotion till the date of entry into the
    Revised Pay Scales, 2015.
    (b) dearness allowance admissible at the rate which existed on the 1st July,2013
    appropriate to the basic pay referred to in sub-rule 2 (a) (i);
  3. existing scale of pay means the Revised Pay Scales, 2010;
  4. Revised Pay Scales, 2015 means the Revised Pay Scales set out in column (4) in
    Schedule-I or in column (4) in Schedule-II, as the case may be.
3. Revised Pay Scales, 2015:
  1. Except as otherwise provided in sub-rule- (2), the existing scales of pay specified in
    column (2) of Schedule-I shall be revised as specified in the corresponding entry in
    column (4) of the said schedule.
  2. Where, in the case of any post on an existing scale of pay specified in column (2) of
    Schedule-I, a revised scale of pay other than the revised scale of pay specified in the
    corresponding entry in column (4) of Schedule I is specified in column (4) of
    Schedule-II, the revised scale of pay so specified in column (4) of Schedule-IIshall
    apply.
 4. Date of entitlement to the Monetary Benefit:
 No Government employee who enters into the Revised Pay Scales, 2015 before 02-06-
2014 shall be entitled to any monetary benefit for any period prior to that date.

5. Principles for exercising option:
  1.  Subject to other provisions of this rule, a Government employee holding a post under
    the Government on 1st July, 2013, the scale of which is revised may opt:
    (a) to remain in the existing scale of pay, or
    (b) to draw pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015 either from 1stJuly, 2013or from
    the date on which he earns his next increment in the existing scale of pay, but
    not beyond 30-06-2014.
    (c) Employees whose date of increment in the existing scale happens to be
    01-07-2013, shall be allowed option to get their pay fixed in the Revised Pay
    Scales, 2015 as indicated below:
    Eitherbased on the pay in the existing scale as on 01-07-2013 excluding the
    increment which is due on 01-07-2013.
    OR
    Based on the pay in the existing scale including the increment due on 01-07-2013.
  2. A Government employee, who is entitled to exercise option under sub-rule (1)
    shall do so within a period of 6 (six) months from the date of publication of these
    rules in the Telangana Gazette. The option once exercised shall be final.
  3. (a) If a Government employee does not exercise his option in writing within the
    time specified in sub-rule (2), he shall be deemed to have opted to the
    Revised Pay Scales, 2015 from 01-07-2013.
    (b) If a Government employee exercises option to enter into the Revised Pay
    Scales, 2015 from a date beyond 30-06-2014, such option shall be deemed to
    be invalid and shall be governed by sub-rule (3) (a) of this rule.
  4. A Government employee shall exercise his option in respect of the post held by
    him on the 1stJuly, 2013 and also in respect of each of the lower posts which he
    would have held on that day but for his holding the higher posts.
  5. Every Government employee shall exercise his option in writing in the form
    specified in the Annexure and shall communicate it in triplicate to,
    (a) the head of office in which he is for the time being working at the timeof
    giving the option if he is a non-Gazetted Officer or a Gazetted
    Officerwhose salary is drawn by the head of his office;
    (b) the next superior officer, if he is the Head of the Office;
    (c) the Pay and Accounts Officer, Hyderabad if he is the Head of the
    Department
    and obtain an acknowledgment of its receipt.
  6. In a case where the date of increment in the existing scale of pay of a Government
    employee is altered or the circumstances that existed on thedate of exercise of
    option are materially altered by any order of theGovernment or other authority, he
    may exercise a revised option withina period of one month from the date of
    receipt of the relevant order.
  7. Such of the employees who are either on leave or on deputation/ForeignService or
    under suspension on the date of issue of these orders andcould not join duty before
    the expiry of the last date for exercising option, are allowed to exercise option to
    the Revised Pay Scales, 2015within a period of one month from the date of
    joining duty after the expiry of the leave or on return from deputation out of India
    or reinstatement after suspension, as the case may be.
  8. A Government employee who retired on or after 1stJuly, 2013but before the date
    of publication of these rules in the TelanganaGazette may exercise option under
    this rule within a period of six months from the date of receipt of the
    communication in that behalf by him from the Head of Department of Office in
    which he was employed.
  9. In the case of a Government employee who died while in service on or after the 1st
    July, 2013 or who expired before the last date for the exercise of option under sub
    rule (2) his legal heirs may exercise option in the manner set out in sub-rule (8) of
    this rule.
 6. Principles of fixation of pay in the Revised Pay Scales of 2015:
Notwithstandinganything in the Fundamental Rules or in the Hyderabad Civil Service
Rules, the principles which shall govern the fixation of pay of a Government employee who
opts to the relevant revised pay scale in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015 shall be as follows:
  1.  An amount representing forty three (43%) percent of the Basic Pay referred to in
    Rule 2(2)(a)(i) above, be added to the existing emoluments referred to in Rule 2
    above;
  2. After the existing emoluments are increased as required by clause(a), the pay shall
    be fixed in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015 at the stage next above the amount of the
    existing emoluments as so increased irrespective whether the amount of the existing
    emoluments as so increased is a stage or not in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015.
    Provided that:
    (i) if the amount of the existing emoluments as so increased under clause(a) is less
    than the minimum of the Revised Pay Scales, 2015, the pay shall be fixed at the
    minimum of that scale;
    (ii) if the amount of the existing emoluments as so increased under clause(a)is more
    than the maximum of the Revised Pay Scales, 2015, the pay shall be fixed at the
    maximum of that scale, the difference shall be treated as Personal Pay to be
    absorbed in future rises in pay. If it could not be absorbed, it shall be continued to
    be paid till the date of cessation of duties.
  3. The short fall if any, in the sum total of pay and other allowances in the Revised Pay
    Scales, 2015 compared to the pay and other allowances in the existing scale shall be
    allowed as Personal Pay to be absorbed in future increases.
  4. (i)A Government employee who is on leave without leave salary on 01-07-2013, is
    entitled to get the pay fixed with effect from the date of entry into the
    Revised Pay Scales, 2015 and he shall be entitled for monetary benefit from
    the date of assumption of duty or 02-06-2014whichever is later.
    (ii) A Government employee who is under suspension on 01-07-2013 isentitled
    to get his pay fixed in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015 from thedate of entry
    into the Revised Pay Scales, 2015 based on the pay on thedate preceding his
    suspension. However he shall continue to draw subsistence allowance based
    on the existing scale of pay. In case ofreinstatement after 01-07-2013, the
    monetary benefit of Revised PayScales, 2015, accrues with effect from 02-
    06-2014 or date of reinstatement whichever is later. His pay in Revised Pay Scales, 2015for the period of suspension shall be subject to final outcome of
    thedecision on the period of suspension.
  5. Where an employee is covered by an order of stoppage of increments without
    cumulative effect on the date of entry into the Revised Pay Scales, 2015 and opted
    for the Revised Pay Scales, 2015 from a date which falls within the period during
    which the orders imposing the penalty of stoppage of increment is operative, his
    pay shall be fixed in the following manner:
    (i) based on the actual pay drawn by him on the date of entry into the Revised
    Pay Scales, 2015; and
    (ii) based on the presumptive pay, that is, the pay which he would have drawn on
    the date of entry into the Revised Pay Scales, 2015 but for stoppage of the
    increments.
    He shall draw the pay as fixed under clause (i) above based on the pay drawn by
    him on that date of entry into the Revised Pay Scales, 2015until the expiry of the
    period during which the order imposing the penalty of stoppage of increments is
    operative and the pay as fixed in clause (ii) above on the presumptive pay after the
    expiry of the period covered by the stoppage of increments.
  6. The principles of fixation of pay laid in this rule shall apply to substantive,
    officiating and temporary holders of Government posts.
  7. (i) Where the pay of a Government employee in a higher officiating or
    temporary post as fixed in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015 is less than or equal
    to the pay fixed in the lower post, his pay in the higher post shall be fixed at
    the stage next above his substantive pay in the lower post.
    (ii) Where a Government employee exercises option to remain in the existing
    scale of pay in respect of a post held by him in an officiatingcapacity, for the
    purpose of regulation of pay in that scale under Fundamental Rule 22 or 31,
    his substantive pay shall be the substantive pay which he would have drawn
    had he remained in the existing scale of pay in respect of the permanent post
    on which he holds a lien or would have held a lien, had his lien not been
    suspended.
    (iii) Where a Government employee who had actually officiated in higher post
    prior to 01.07.2013 in a regular capacity but who stood reverted to the lower
    post on the crucial date of 01.07.2013 for want of vacancy and who would be
    re-promoted on or before 30.06.2014 shall be allowed the benefit of fixation
    of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015 in the higher category subject to
    thefollowing conditions:
    (1) The employee should have held the post prior to 01.07.2013 in the
    regular capacity and stood reverted to the lower post on the date for
    want of vacancy.
    (2) On subsequent appointment to the post after 01.07.2013 the employee
    should draw pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015.
    (3) Pay in such cases, shall be fixed in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015in
    accordance with the principles laid down in proviso to Fundamental
    Rule 22 / Rule 34 of Hyderabad Civil Service Rules notionally treating
    the employee to have held the higher post on 01.07.2013 and elected to
    the Revised Scale of Pay from that date. In other words, the employee
    should be deemed to have held the post in question on 01.07.2013and
    elected to the Revised Pay Scales, 2015 from 01.07.2013 only.
    (4) The pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015 shall be fixed in accordance
    with the principles of pay fixation laid down in these rules on the basis
    of the pay which he would have drawn in the pre-revised scales had he
    been holding that post on 01.07.2013.
    (5) The subsequent increments shall be allowed in accordance with the rule
    7 of the TelanganaRevised Scales of Pay Rules, 2015.
    (6) The monetary benefit shall be allowed from the date of actual repromotion
    or 02.06.2014 whichever is later.
    (7) Where the pay of such employee on re-promotion to the higher post
    after 01.07.2013 happens to be less than what would be admissible at
    the stage next above his substantive pay, the pay in the higher post
    shall befixed at the stage next above his pay in the lower post.
  8.  The principles of fixation of pay laid down in this rule shall not apply toa
    Government employee who elects to remain in the existing scale of pay.
 7. Date of next increment in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015:
The next increment of a Government employee whose pay in the Revised Pay Scales
of 2015 is fixed on 1st July, 2013 in accordance with the principles specified inrule 6 shall be
on the date on which he would have drawn his increment had hecontinued in the existing
scale of pay.
Provided that-
  1.  in the case of employees whose date of increment is 01.07.2013and who opt to get
    pay fixed without getting increment on 01.07.2013 in the existing scales, the next
    increment shall be allowed in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015 with effect from
    01.07.2013 after the pay is fixed with effect from 01.07.2013 in the Revised Pay
    Scales, 2015.
  2. in the case of employees whose date of increment is 01.07.2013 and who opt to get
    pay fixed after getting increment on 01.07.2013 in the existing scale, the next
    increment shall be allowed in the Revised Pay Scales,2015 on completion of the
    service required to earn increment.
  3. in the case of employee whose pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015is fixed on the
    1stJuly, 2013 at the same stage as that fixed for another Government employee
    junior to him in the same cadre, and drawing pay at a lower stage than his pay in
    the existing scale of pay, prior to that date, the next increment shall be deemed to
    have accrued on the same date as admissible to his junior, if the date of increment
    of the junior is earlier.
  4. in the case of employee whose pay is fixed under Proviso (i) under Rule6 (b), the
    date of next increment shall accrue on the date on which his junior gets his
    increment in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015.
  5. in the case of Government employee who has reached maximum of thepre-revised
    scale and has exhausted all the stagnation increments beyond the maximum of the
    time scale and stagnated for less than one year on1stJuly, 2013, the next increment
    shall be allowed on completion of oneyear from the date on which he has reached
    that stage.
  6. in the case of Government employee who has reached maximum of thepre-revised
    scale and has exhausted all the stagnation increments beyondthe maximum of the
    scale and stagnated for more than one year on01.07.2013, the next increment shall
    be allowed on 01.07.2013.
 8. In the event of stagnation, fivestagnation increments shall be allowed beyond the
time scale in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015. These stagnation increments shall betreated as
regular increments for all purposes such as fixation of pay on promotion/Automatic
Advancement Scheme, Pension etc.
9. Power to remove difficulties:
If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of these rules, the
Government may by order make such provisions or give such directions as appear to them to
be necessary for removing the difficulty.

10. Effect of other Rules:
  1.  No rules made or deemed to have been made under proviso to Article309 of the
    Constitution shall, in so far as those are inconsistent withany of the provisions of
    these rules, have any effect.
  2. other rules made or deemed to have been made under the proviso to Article 309 of
    the Constitution.
 11. Any pay fixations contrary to the above Rules are liable for revision of pay and
the excess amount paid thereon shall be recovered from the salaries of the concerned
employees without any notice.

(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF GOVERNOR OF TELANGANA)
V. NAGI REDDY
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT

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