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Revision of option exercised under Rule 6 of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008

F.No.7/14/2010-E.III (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 5th July, 2010.


Subject:- Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008- Revision of option exercised under Rule 6 of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008


      In accordance with the provisions contained in Rule 11 of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, where a Government servant opts to continue to draw his pay in the existing scale from the 1st day of January 2006 and switch over to the revised scale from a date later than the 1st day of January, 2006, his pay from the later date in the revised scale is required to be fixed under Rule 11(i) of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. As per Rule 5 of these Rules, this option to switch over to the revised pay structure from a date later than 1.1.2006 is available to a Government Servant:

      (i)       Who elects to continue to draw pay in the existing scale until the date on which he earns his next or any subsequent increment in the existing scale or until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in that scale.

      (ii)       who has been placed in a higher pay scale between 1.1.2006 and the date of notification of these Rules on account of promotion, upgradation of pay scale etc. the Government servant may elect to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion, up-gradation etc.

3.       As per Rule 6 (1) of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 the option in the format appended to the Second Schedule was required to be exercised within three months from the date of issue of these Rules.

4.      Further Rule 6 (4) provided that the option once exercised shall be final. The Staff Side has represented on this issue and have requested that the first option exercised may not be treated as final keeping in view the new system of pay band and grade pays and that employees may be allowed to revise their option if the option is more beneficial to them.

5.       On further consideration and in exercise of the powers available under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, the President is pleased to decide that in relaxation of stipulation under Rule 6 (4) of these Rules employees may be permitted to revise their initial option upto 31.12.2010 if the option is more beneficial to them. The revised option shall be intimated to the Head of his Office by the Government servant in accordance with the provision of Rule 6 (2) of the Revised Pay Rules, 2008.

6.       In so far as persons serving in Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

(Renu Jain)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


Anonymous said…
What happened to the case of increment which falls in between 2nd January to June, 2006? Is the anomaly committee which comprises of creamy brains is pretend to be not understood the problem well and calling for discussion again and again on the same issue? And what are various confederations and other associations doing on this biggest anomaly for its solution? No faith in any system!... Even God cannot save our country as VI CPC in toto is an anomaly.

PNR Pillai said…
I fully endorse the above comments. The basic question is how to regulate the subsequent increments due in July 2006 in respoect of those who submit later option. In case the person opted for Revised Pay from a date after 02.01.2006 does not get his next increment in July, 2006, the very purpose of later option is defeated. Therefore, a decision has to come to allow next increment in July, 2006, irrespective of the later option to remoe the anomaly. ...
krn pillai said…
It is astonished to note the extension of time given for revised option upto 31.12.2010 when the revised pay is not allowed. Also it is not clear what is the new scale to be opted. Can anyone clarify what are the following:

What is 1. Revised pay
2. Recommended revised pay
3. Higher replacement scale
4. Revised pay structure
5. Pay Band.
6. Merged scale
7. Merged and upgraded scale.
Unless I know, the scale to be opted, what is the need of revised option. The MOF/DOPT allowed only 3% hike in the existing scale as increment and difference of GP, what is need of revised option and all these many imaginary scales.

It is also not known who is mad after reading the latest OM permitting revised option.
RDSO said…
when you opt the 6th CPC from the date of promotion your pay will be fixed in pre revised scale with higher replacement ( if ur pay is upgraded by 6th CPC, dt. of promotion between 01.01.2006 to 30.08.2008 ). Similar method has been followed by Railwy Bd. in case of Asssistant, as per clarificatiion of ministry of Finance.
SK MEHTA said…
Anonymous said…
Hello mr sk mehta you have already got the MACP grant for completing 10 year. After implemention of 6th pay, the previous order will get diluted or surpasses. Wait for the next MACP i.e after completion of 20 year when u become UDC at AFS Baroda. This is from ur nearest
shankara said…
Hi, I am working in AG's office, (IA&AD) and was promoted from the cadre of S.O to A.A.O in the time scale of 7450-11500 on 02-01-06. I opted to get my pay fixed under FR 22 I(a)(i)from the date of next increment (DoNI) i.e., 01-06-06 consequently my pay on 02-01-06 was placed at min. of the time scale and on DoNI my pay was fixed at Rs.7675/- in the promoted scale.
Further, on implementation of 6 CPC the pay scales of S.O, A.A.O were merged & upgraded to the pre-revised scale of 7500-12000 vide para 7.56.9. In view of the above merger & upgradation a clarification was issued stating that promotions from S.O to A.A.O on or after 01-01-06 may be treated as 'NULL & VOID'. Hence, my pay in the revised scale was fixed based on the pay that I was drawing on 01-01-06 i.e., in the S.O cadre (Rs.7100/-).
Recently, DoE vide O.M dtd 05-07-10 has permitted the GS to revise the initial option to switch over to 6 CPC from a date later than 01-01-06 on account of promotion, upgradation or from the DoNI if such option is beneficial.
Based on the above O.M, I revised my initial option to switch over to 6 CPC from 01-06-06 considering the pay drawn in the promoted scale i.e,Rs.7675/-.
In reply, my revised option was rejected by my office quoting the clarification issued treating promotion from S.O to A.A.O as 'Null & Void'.
In this regard can anyone please clarify why i cannot revise my option since i am electing to draw my pay in the pre-revised scale until my DoNI where neither the scale nor the posts were merged and i had also performed the duties of the promoted post till the Notification w.r.t 6 CPC were issued. Can anyone retrospectively merge two posts/scales to the disadvantageous of the GS. PLEASE clarify.
sri said…
If a Govt. Employee opted for vi cpc from march 2006 since it was beneficial to him and later on with restrospectively he gets promoted by an order in year 2012 and w.e.f. 1.1.06, can he opt for vi cpc from 1.1.06 or pay will be fixed form 1.3.06 since he can opt only once. Can any one kindly clarify on this issue
NATHAN said…
if your promotion order with retrospective date was geven to you after 19 march 2012 ( dt of order ) you can very well give ur option once

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