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medbas
07-10-2008, 09:35 PM
I am a superintendent of central excise with more than 33 years of service in the department and got the ACP to the next higher grade namely Asstant Commissioner Of central excise with effect from 1.1.1996 and as on 1.1.2006 my basic pay is Rs.10750 in the pre-revised pay scale of 8000-275-13500.

In the revised pay scale my pay has been fixed in S-15 stage with the grade pay of 5400.

As per pay commission notification Rule 7(A) speaks in the proviso about "Bunching" as below:



(1) The initial pay of a Government servant who elects, or is deemed to have elected under sub-rule (3) of rule 6 to be governed by the revised pay structure on and from the 1st day of January, 2006, shall, unless in any case the President by special order otherwise directs, be fixed separately in respect of his substantive pay in the permanent post on which he holds a lien or would have held a lien if it had not been suspended, and in respect of his pay in the officiating post held by him, in the following manner, namely :-





(A) in the case of all employees:-



(i) the pay in the pay band/pay scale will be determined by multiplying the existing basic pay as on 1.1.2006 by a factor of 1.86 and rounding off the resultant figure to the next multiple of 10.



(ii) if the minimum of the revised pay band/ pay scale is more than the amount arrived at as per (i) above, the pay shall be fixed at the minimum of the revised pay band/pay scale;



Provided further that:-



Where, in the fixation of pay, the pay of Government servants drawing pay at two or more consecutive stages in an existing scale gets bunched, that is to say, gets fixed in the revised pay structure at the same stage in the pay band, then, for every two stages so bunched, benefit of one increment shall be given so as to avoid bunching of more than two stages in the revised running pay bands. For this purpose, the increment will be calculated on the pay in the pay band. Grade pay would not be taken into account for the purpose of granting increments to alleviate bunching.

I would request clarification as to the above proviso and under what circumstances the Bunching is allowed.