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Kerala Government Tenth pay revision implementation Order issued

Kerala Government Tenth pay revision implementation Order issued

GOVERNMENT OF KERALA Abstract

Revision of Pay and Allowances of University Employees of the State Recommendations of the Tenth Pay Revision Commission - Implementation Orders issued.

Finance (PRC-D) Department G.O.(P)No.10/2016/Fin. 
Dated, Thiruvananthapuram, 21st January, 2016

Read: 1. G.O.(MS) NO.583/2013/Fin Dated 30-11-2013 2. G.O.(MS) No.79/2014/Fin Dated 22-02-2014 3. G.O.(MS) No.358/2015/Fin Dated 13-08-2015 4. G.O.(MS) No.07/2016 Fin Dated 20-01-2016

ORDER

Government vide the orders read as 1st and 2nd Papers above entrusted the 10th Pay Revision commission to suggest modifications, if found necessary, for the revision of pay and allowances of posts under Universities except those posts covered by UGC/AICTE/Central Schemes.

2. The Pay Revision Commission submitted its report to Government in two parts— Part I of the Report on 13/07/2015 and Part II of the Report on 31/12/2015. As per the Government Order read as 3rd paper above, Government have constituted a Cabinet Sub Committee to study and submit suggestions on the recommendations of the Pay Revision Commission. The Cabinet Sub Committee, after detailed examination of Part I of the Report, has submitted its recommendations. After carefully considering the recommendations, Government have issued orders revising pay and allowances of State government employees and teachers including Part Time Contingent Employees vide G.O. read as 4th paper above. Accordingly, Government are pleased to issue orders as contained in the subsequent paragraphs revising pay and allowances of posts under Universities except those covered by AICTE/UGC/Central Schemes.


Revised Scales of Pay

3. The existing scales of pay will be revised as shown in the Annexure-I to this Government Order. The revised scales will come into force from 01/07/2014. The revised scales of pay of different categories of posts in various Universities are shown in Annexure-V.

4. The revised scale of pay assigned to any post on the basis of any personal scale of the incumbent appointed against such post should not be treated as the revised scale of pay of the sanctioned post but only as the incumbent's personal scale.

5. The rules for fixation of pay in the revised scales of pay are given in Annexure-II. Some illustrations for fixation of pay are shown in Annexure-II A. Proforma for statement of fixation of pay in the revised scales of pay is given in Annexure-II B.

Ratio/Percentage Based Grade Promotions

6. The existing and the modified ratio/percentage based grade promotions to various categories of posts are indicated at the appropriate places under Common Category and each University in Annexure-V. The asterisks assigned adjacent to each category will have meaning assigned in the foot note at the end of each schedule. The existing ratio/percentage based grade will continue unless modified in this Order. The modified ratio/percentage based grade promotion will have effect from 01/04/2016.

Time Bound Higher Grade Promotion scheme

7. The existing time span of 8,15,22 years for allowing Time Bound Higher Grade (TBHG) promotion will continue. The existing time span of 27 years for accruing 4th TBHG will continue and this grade is limited to employees coming under the scales of pay ranging from 16500-35700 to 19000-43600. Revised rules for allowing TBHG promotions are incorporated in Annexure III. The date of effect of the same will be 01/02/2016.

Stagnation Increment

8. The existing scheme of allowing stagnation increment will continue. Maximum number of stagnation increments allowed will be five, out of which four will be annual and fifth one biennial, subject to the condition that maximum basic pay after adding stagnation increment shall not exceed the maximum of the master scale of Rs. 1,20,000

Dearness Allowance

9. The rates of Dearness Allowance on revised scales of pay allowed to State government employees from time to time will be applicable to employees in the Universities also. The rates of DA on revised scales of pay with effect from 01/07/2014 will be as follows:

Date
Rate of DA
Total DA
01-07-2014
0%
0%
01-01-2015
3%
3%
01-07-2015
3%
6%

House Rent Allowance

10. The revised rates of House Rent Allowance payable under different pay ranges and classification of cities/places are as shown below:

Sl.No
Pay Range
B2 class Cities & above
Other cities/Town
Other Places
1
16500 – 26500
1500
1250
1000
2
27150 – 42500
2000
1500
1250
3
43600 – 68700
2500
1750
1500
4
70350 & above
3000
2000
1750

Notes: 1. B2 class city and above for the purpose of HRA means the cities of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kochi, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kannur.

2. Institutions situated within a radius of 3 kilometres from Civil Station Kakkanad, and in the case of other cities (mentioned in Note 1) within 1 Kilometre will be considered as B2 Class city and above for the purpose of granting House Rent Allowance and City Compensatory Allowance.

3. Other Cities and Towns include all other Municipal areas and townships as well as District and Taluk headquarters not coming under B2 class city & above.

Rent Recovery

11. Rent at the following rates will be recovered from employees residing in university quarters with effect from 01.02.2016.

Range
Rate
Those who are in the scale of pay up to 32300 – 68700
No recovery
Those who are in the Scale of Pay of and above 35700 – 75600
2% of Basic pay

Note:
For employees who do not come under the State Government scales of pay (e.g. All India Service Officers, those on UGC/AICTE scale), existing orders and rates will continue

City Compensatory Allowance

12. The revised rates of City Compensatory Allowance allowed for employees working in the offices located in the B2 Class cities will be as follows:

Pay Range
Amount (Rs.)
16500 – 26500
350
27150 – 42500
400
43600 – 68700
450
70350 & above
500

Spectacle Allowance

13. The cost incurred towards the purchase of spectacles will be reimbursed subject to a maximum of Rs.1200. Reimbursement will be allowed once in five years.

Education Allowance to the Parents having differently abled children

14. The rate of Education Allowance admissible to parents who have mentally/physically challenged children studying in general schools and special schools will be enhanced to Rs.600 per month. The other existing conditions for the admissibility of this allowance will continue.

Special Allowance to differently abled employees

15. The rate of Special Allowance admissible to differently abled employees is revised to Rs.800/- per month. The existing conditions for sanctioning the allowance will continue.

Child Care Allowance

16. Child care allowance admissible to female employees and single parent male employees (wife expired/legally divorced) having mentally/physically challenged child/children will be revised to Rs.1500/- per month, and the annual ceiling for each child is fixed at Rs.18000/-. The conditions for availing the allowance in government will be applicable.

Allowances

17. In the case of different allowances which are prevailing in Universities, the rates applicable to State Government employees vide G.O read as 4th paper above will be applicable to university employees also in eligible cases. Separate orders specifying such allowances should be issued by the Universities concerned to this effect.

Travelling Allowance

18. (1) Classification of employees:- For the purpose of travelling allowance, University employees are classified into the following four grades:

Grade I
All Employees who draw an actual basic pay of Rs.50400
Grade II (a)
Employees with actual basic pay of Rs.42500 and above, but below Rs.50400
Grade II (b)
Employees with actual basic pay of Rs.27800 and above, but below Rs.42500
Grade III
Employees with actual basic pay of Rs.18000 and above, but below Rs.27800
Grade IV
Employees with actual basic pay below Rs.18000

Note: For this purpose, basic pay includes Personal Pay.

(2) Class of travel:- The eligible class of travel by train for each grade will be as follows.

Grades
Eligible Class
Grade I
II AC
Grade II (a)
I Class. If the train doesn’t have I Class, II AC.
Grade II (b)
III AC. If the train does not have III AC, I Class
Grade III
II Class
Grade IV
II Class

(3) Air Journey:- Officers in the revised scale of pay of Rs.55350-101400 and above will be eligible for air journey.

(4) Mileage Allowance:-Mileage Allowance for road journey will be enhanced to Rs.2 per Kilometre for all grades of officers.

(5) Incidental Expenses (Road/Rail/Air journeys):-The revised rates of incidental expenses for rail/road/air journey will be as follows.

Grades
Road/Rail
Rate (Rs) Per Km
Air
Rate Per Journey
Grade I
0.80
Limited to 1 Daily Allowance
Grade II (a)
0.60
Grade II (b)
0.50
Grade III
0.50
Grade IV
0.50

(6) Daily Allowance:-The revised rates of Daily Allowance for different grades of employees are as follows.

Grade
Inside State (Rs.)
Outside State (Rs.)
Grade I
400
550
Grade II (a)
320
450
Grade II (b)
320
450
Grade III
250
350
Grade IV
250
350

(7) Classification of University employees for carrying personal effects on transfer:-The classification of University employees for the purpose of carrying personal effects on transfer will be as follows:-

Sl.No
Category Of Employees
Weight (Kg)
1
Employees whose actual basic pay is Rs.50400 and above
3000
2
Employees whose actual pay is Rs.27800 and above but below Rs.50400
2000
3
All other Employees
1500

(8) Loading and unloading charges for journeys on transfer:- The revised loading and unloading charges admissible to different grades of University employees for journeys on transfer will be as follows.

Grade
Rate (Rs)
Grade I
800 at each end
Grade II (a)
450 at each end
Grade II (b)
450 at each end
Grade III
400 at each end
Grade IV
400 at each end

(9) Reimbursement of room rent:-The revised rates of reimbursement of room rent admissible to University employees for stay outside the State subject to the production of voucher are given below:

Grades
New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai (Rs.)
Other Cities/Towns Outside Staff (Rs.)
Grade I
2000
1500
Grade II (a)
2000
1500
Grade II (b)
1600
1000
Grade III
1600
1000
Grade IV
1100
1000

(10) Taxi fare for Grade I Officials:- Grade I Officials travelling to metropolitan cities and other larger cities are allowed to hire taxies as in the case of Government of India Officials. They are entitled to taxi fare at the rates fixed by Government from time to time for journeys on tour from residence to airport/railway station/bus stand and back. The existing status will continue.

(11) Auto Rickshaw/Taxi fare for journeys on tour:-Auto rickshaw/Taxi fare at the rate fixed by the Government from time to time will be allowed. Maximum number of such journeys allowed a day will be two (plus one journey per tour from residence to airport/railway station/bus stand and one journey from airport/railway station/bus stand to residence) limiting the maximum distance of single journey as 15 kilometre as per rate fixed by Government from time to time.

(12) TA Ceiling:-The existing rates of monthly/quarterly TA ceiling will continue until Government issue orders enhancing the same.

Medical Benefits

19. The existing scheme of medical reimbursement in the universities concerned will continue.

Surrender of earned leave

20. The existing system of surrender of earned leave for 30 days in a financial year will continue.

Part-Time Contingent Employees

21. (1) The existing scales of pay of various categories of Part-Time Contingent employees are revised as follows with effect from 01/07/2014.

Category
Existing Scale of Pay
Revised Scale of Pay
Category I
5520-120-6000-140-6700-160-7500-180-8400
10620-240-12300-260-13600-300-15100-340-16460
Category II
4850-110-5400-120-6000-140-6700-160-7500
9340-220-11100-240-12300-
260-13600-300-14800
Category III
4250-100-4850-110-5400-120-6000-140-6700
8200-200-10000-220-11000-
240-12300-260-13340

(2) The method of fixation of pay in the revised scales of pay is given in Annexure-IV. Some illustrations for fixation of pay are shown in Annexure-IV A.

(3) The existing scheme of granting one additional increment each on completion of qualifying service of 8,15,22 and 27 years will continue.

Note:-The additional increment will be granted on completion of qualifying service and it will not affect the normal increment dates. The maximum number of such increment admissible shall be limited to one, two, three and four respectively on completion of 8,15,22 and 27 years of qualifying service including the benefit availed as per G.O(P) No.86/2011/Fin dated 26/02/2011.

(4) Part-Time Contingent employees will be given stagnation increment. Maximum number of stagnation increments allowed will be three, out of which two will be annual and the third one biennial.

(5) Part-Time Contingent employees working in designated cities shall be eligible for City Compensatory Allowance @ Rs.100 per month.

Applicability

22. The revised scales of pay and other benefits, sanctioned in this order, will be applicable to all University employees to whom State scales of pay apply. Those University employees who are not on the State scales of pay (e.g. Those on UGC/AICTE scale of pay) will get other benefits and allowances at the revised rates if they were entitled to such benefits and allowances before implementation of this Order.

Amendments to Rule 28A and 37(a) Part I KSR

23. As per the existing Rule 28 A Part I KSRs which took effect from 26.03.2006, where an Officer holding a post in a substantive, temporary or officiating capacity is promoted or appointed in a substantive, temporary or officiating capacity to another post carrying a higher time scale of pay, his initial pay in the higher time scale of pay shall be fixed at the stage next above the pay notionally arrived at in the lower time scale of pay by increasing the actual pay drawn by him in the lower time scale by one increment. A promotee is given the following options to elect the date on which his pay is to be fixed in the higher time scale of pay under Rule 28 A:

Option (a): Pay will be fixed in the higher time scale of pay on the date of promotion, under Rule 28 A.

Option (b): Pay on the date of promotion will be initially fixed at the stage of the higher time scale of pay of the promoted post next above the pay in the lower time scale. Thereafter fixation of pay under Rule 28 A will be allowed, based on the pay in the lower post on the date of increment in the lower post.

Prior to 26.03.2006, Rule 28 A Part I KSRs had operated without any options for fixation of pay. It had allowed only initial fixation on the date of promotion and a refixation whenever there was a change of pay in the lower time scale.

24. The method of fixation of pay contemplated under Rule 28 A ibid as existed prior to 26.03.2006 will be restored with effect from 01.02.2016. Accordingly, where an officer holding a post in a substantive, temporary or officiating capacity is promoted or appointed in a substantive, temporary or officiating capacity to another post carrying a higher time-scale of pay, his initial pay in the higher time-scale of pay shall be fixed at the stage next above the pay notionally arrived at in the lower timescale of pay by increasing the actual pay drawn by him in the lower time-scale by one increment. A re-fixation of pay will be allowed whenever there is a change of pay in the lower time-scale. Fixation of pay will be done as above in respect of promotions/appointments taking effect from that date onwards. However, Rule 28 A Part I will not apply to promotions/appointments to posts carrying higher time scale of pay, the minimum of which exceeds Rs.68700. In such cases fixation will be allowed under Rule 37 (a), Part I KSRs.

25. In all cases of Time Bound Higher Grade promotions to higher scales of pay, the existing practice of fixation of pay under Rule 28 A Part I KSRs will continue without the option facility. Detailed guidelines for fixation of pay are shown in Annexure III.

26. In all cases of regular promotions from time bound grades to posts (equivalent to that of the grade post) carrying the same or higher time scale of pay, the pay in the promoted scale will be fixed in terms of Rule 30 Part I KSRs. The next increment in the same or higher scale will fall due on the date of increment in the time bound grade scale.

27. Where promotion/appointment by transfer to posts happen to have the same scale of pay of the feeder category posts, one advance increment will be granted to the incumbents appointed by promotion or by transfer to posts carrying the same scale of pay as the feeder category posts without prejudice to the normal increments. This advance increment will not be granted in the case of promotion from time bound higher grade to a regular promotion post in the same scale of pay and in the case of appointment to interchangeable posts in the same scale of pay. This will take effect from 01.07.2014.

28. In the case of an officer who was promoted prior to 01.07.2014 and enjoyed the benefit of fixation of pay under Rule 28 A Part I KSRs on the date of increment in the pre-revised lower scale due after 01.07.2014 in terms of option (b), his pay in the revised scale of the promoted post on the date of increment in the pre-revised lower scale will be fixed at the stage next above the pay notionally arrived at in the promoted scale by increasing the actual pay drawn by him in that time scale by one increment.

Date of Effect

29. The date of effect of the revised scales of pay will be 01/07/2014. Revised pay will be admissible with the salary of February 2016 onwards. The date of effect of revised rates of monthly allowance will be 01/02/2016. Modified ratio/percentage based higher grade promotions, other periodical allowances will have effect from 01/04/2016. Modification to Rule 28A and 37(a), Part I KSR (vide Paras 23-28 above) will apply to promotions taking effect from 01/02/2016.

Arrears

30. The revised pay and allowances will be granted in cash from February 2016. The Universities may decide appropriately on payment of arrears on account of revision of pay and allowances.

31. The pay of all employees will be fixed in accordance with these orders by the Officers who draw and disburse their salary and got verified by the concerned Finance Officers of each University. Their pay fixation statement should be pasted in the Service Book after countersignature by the Drawing Officer

32. (1) Leave salary/Pension contribution based on the pay in the revised scale of pay will be recovered from 01/07/2014. Foreign employers will arrange the remittance at the revised rates from 01/07/2014.

(2) In the case of employees who come under National Pension System, the pension contribution on the basis of revised scale of pay will be recovered from the salary of February 2016 onwards.

33. Omissions / errors / inclusion of new category (temporary posts) if any, in respect of posts or scales of pay indicated in Annexure-V to this Order should be reported to Government by the Registrars of the Universities within a month positively from the date of this Order with relevant supporting documents for timely rectification. The Registrars of the Universities will be held responsible for any lapse in this regard.

34. The Registrars and other officers will check all cases of fixation of pay in the revised scales and indicate in the Service Books the fact of having checked the pay fixation. In case where fixation or grant of higher grade or payment of increased benefits is found to be incorrect, the inspecting officer should record the same in the Service Books concerned and instructions should be given to concerned officers to rectify the defects. In the universities where there are arrangements for audit by State Audit Department , the audit team shall review fixation of pay, verify the entries in the Service Book and record therein that such verification has been done.

35. Recoveries will be insisted upon where overpayments are made on account of wrong fixation. If an officer competent to fix pay under these orders or approve/countersign the pay fixation has any doubt regarding the application of these orders, he shall seek clarification of the Pay Revision Cell in the Finance Department in Government before approving the pay fixation and disbursing the pay.

36. Detailed orders on pension and other related benefits will be issued by Finance Department separately.
By Order of the Governor,
Dr. K.M. ABRAHAM Additional Chief Secretary (Finance)
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