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7th pay commission pay matrix

With the Union cabinet set to take up the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on Wednesday, Hindustan Times brings you an explainer on the 7th pay commission pay matrix

                                         
                                         
 Pay Matrix (Civilian Employees)                                          
Pay Band 5200-20200 9300-34800 15600-39100 37400-67000 67000-
79000
75500-
80000
80000 90000  
Grade Pay 1800 1900 2000 2400 2800 4200 4600 4800 5400 5400 6600 7600 8700 8900 10000  
Entry Pay (EP) 7000 7730 8460 9910 11360 13500 17140 18150 20280 21000 25350 29500 46100 49100 53000 67000 75500 80000 90000  
Level 0001 0002 0003 0004 0005 0006 0007 0008 0009 0010 0011 0012 0013 13A 0014 0015 0016 0017 0018  
Index 0002.57 0002.57 0002.57 0002.57 0002.57 0002.62 0002.62 0002.62 0002.62 0002.67 0002.67 0002.67 0002.57 0002.67 0002.72 0002.72 0002.72 0002.81 0002.78  
0001 18000 19900 21700 25500 29200 35400 44900 47600 53100 56100 67700 78800 118500 131100 144200 182200 205400 225000 250000  
0002 18500 20500 22400 26300 30100 36500 46200 49000 54700 57800 69700 81200 122100 135000 148500 187700 211600  
0003 19100 21100 23100 27100 31000 37600 47600 50500 56300 59500 71800 83600 125800 139100 153000 193300 217900  
0004 19700 21700 23800 27900 31900 38700 49000 52000 58000 61300 74000 86100 129600 143300 157600 199100 224400  
0005 20300 22400 24500 28700 32900 39900 50500 53600 59700 63100 76200 88700 133500 147600 162300 205100  
0006 20900 23100 25200 29600 33900 41100 52000 55200 61500 65000 78500 91400 137500 152000 167200 211300  
0007 21500 23800 26000 30500 34900 42300 53600 56900 63300 67000 80900 94100 141600 156600 172200 217600  
0008 22100 24500 26800 31400 35900 43600 55200 58600 65200 69000 83300 96900 145800 161300 177400 224100  
0009 22800 25200 27600 32300 37000 44900 56900 60400 67200 71100 85800 99800 150200 166100 182700  
0010 23500 26000 28400 33300 38100 46200 58600 62200 69200 73200 88400 102800 154700 171100 188200  
0011 24200 26800 29300 34300 39200 47600 60400 64100 71300 75400 91100 105900 159300 176200 193800  
0012 24900 27600 30200 35300 40400 49000 62200 66000 73400 77700 93800 109100 164100 181500 199600  
0013 25600 28400 31100 36400 41600 50500 64100 68000 75600 80000 96600 112400 169000 186900 205600  
0014 26400 29300 32000 37500 42800 52000 66000 70000 77900 82400 99500 115800 174100 192500 211800  
0015 27200 30200 33000 38600 44100 53600 68000 72100 80200 84900 102500 119300 179300 198300 218200  
0016 28000 31100 34000 39800 45400 55200 70000 74300 82600 87400 105600 122900 184700 204200  
0017 28800 32000 35000 41000 46800 56900 72100 76500 85100 90000 108800 126600 190200 210300  
0018 29700 33000 36100 42200 48200 58600 74300 78800 87700 92700 112100 130400 195900 216600  
0019 30600 34000 37200 43500 49600 60400 76500 81200 90300 95500 115500 134300 201800  
0020 31500 35000 38300 44800 51100 62200 78800 83600 93000 98400 119000 138300 207900  
0021 32400 36100 39400 46100 52600 64100 81200 86100 95800 101400 122600 142400 214100  
0022 33400 37200 40600 47500 54200 66000 83600 88700 98700 104400 126300 146700  
0023 34400 38300 41800 48900 55800 68000 86100 91400 101700 107500 130100 151100  
0024 35400 39400 43100 50400 57500 70000 88700 94100 104800 110700 134000 155600  
0025 36500 40600 44400 51900 59200 72100 91400 96900 107900 114000 138000 160300  
0026 37600 41800 45700 53500 61000 74300 94100 99800 111100 117400 142100 165100  
0027 38700 43100 47100 55100 62800 76500 96900 102800 114400 120900 146400 170100  
0028 39900 44400 48500 56800 64700 78800 99800 105900 117800 124500 150800 175200  
                                           

1. In the recommended pay matrix, the top three rows give the pay scale as per the sixth pay commission (points 2 to 4).

2. The first row gives the payband, which represents the range of salary that a person receives in that particular pay band. Basic pay varies in the range of the payband, which is Rs 5,400-20,200 per month for a grade 1 employee.

3. Within these paybands are grade pays, which vary according to the position of an employee in the hierarchy of an organisation.

4. Entry pay is the minimum income that an employee can earn at each grade pay level. For a grade pay of Rs 2,800, the minimum salary monthly salary is Rs 11,360.

5. If the recommendation of the seventh CPC are excepted, pay bands and grade pay will be abolished. In their place there will be 18 levels of promotions that an entry-level employee can go through.

                                         
Report of the Seventh CPC                                          
Pay Band 5200-20200 9300-34800 15600-39100 37400-67000 67000-
79000
75500-
80000
80000 90000  
Grade Pay 1800 1900 2000 2400 2800 4200 4600 4800 5400 5400 6600 7600 8700 8900 10000  
Entry Pay (EP) 7000 7730 8460 9910 11360 13500 17140 18150 20280 21000 25350 29500 46100 49100 53000 67000 75500 80000 90000  
Level 0001 0002 0003 0004 0005 0006 0007 0008 0009 0010 0011 0012 0013 13A 0014 0015 0016 0017 0018  
Index 0002.57 0002.57 0002.57 0002.57 0002.57 0002.62 0002.62 0002.62 0002.62 0002.67 0002.67 0002.67 0002.57 0002.67 0002.72 0002.72 0002.72 0002.81 0002.78  
0029 41100 45700 50000 58500 66600 81200 102800 109100 121300 128200 155300 180500  
0030 42300 47100 51500 60300 68600 83600 105900 112400 124900 132000 160000 185900  
0031 43600 48500 53000 62100 70700 86100 109100 115800 128600 136000 164800 191500  
0032 44900 50000 54600 64000 72800 88700 112400 119300 132500 140100 169700 197200  
0033 46200 51500 56200 65900 75000 91400 115800 122900 136500 144300 174800 203100  
0034 47600 53000 57900 67900 77300 94100 119300 126600 140600 148600 180000 209200  
0035 49000 54600 59600 69900 79600 96900 122900 130400 144800 153100 185400  
0036 50500 56200 61400 72000 82000 99800 126600 134300 149100 157700 191000  
0037 52000 57900 63200 74200 84500 102800 130400 138300 153600 162400 196700  
0038 53600 59600 65100 76400 87000 105900 134300 142400 158200 167300 202600  
0039 55200 61400 67100 78700 89600 109100 138300 146700 162900 172300 208700  
0040 56900 63200 69100 81100 92300 112400 142400 151100 167800 177500  
                                           

6. Within these levels there is an index for the amount of years one has served in the government. The seventh CPC has mandated that there will be an assured increment of 3% in the monthly salary even in case there is no promotion

7. For instance, if an employee joins at the entry pay of Rs 18,000 -- the lowest possible -- and serves for 40 years, she will be earning Rs 56,900 at the time of her retirement.

8. Bear in mind, that by then there will have been four more pay commissions and her salary may be significantly higher.

9. These indexes decrease as one moves up the hierarchy. A cabinet secretary is at level 18 -- the highest possible -- with a salary of Rs 2,50,000 a month. She will not get the 3% annual increment

10. This pay band ensures that there no disproportionate jumps in salaries when one gets promoted, as was the case with the six CPC pay scales. For instace, if you are a level 10 employee at index 13 earning Rs 80,000 per month, upon being promoted to level 11 you will earn Rs 96,600 and not the entry pay of level 11.

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