Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1997- Fixation of pay of Governmenr servants who opt for the revised scale of pay from a date subsequent to 1.1.1996
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi,the March 26.1998.
Chaitra 5,1920 (Saka).
Subject:Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1997- Fixation of pay of Governmenr servants who opt for the revised scale of pay from a date subsequent to 1.1.1996.
In terms of the provisions contained in Rule 9 of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1997 where a Government servant continues to draw his pay in the existing scale of pay and is brought over to the revised scale from a date later than the 1st day of January, 1996, his pay from the later date in the revised scale is to be fixed under the Fundamental Rules and not under Rule 7 of the said Rules.
2.On further consideration and in exercise of the power available under Rule 13 of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1997, the President is pleased to decide that the pay of Government Servants who opt to switch over to the revised scale of pay from the date of their next increment falling after 1.1.1996 but not later than 31.12.1996 in respect of the post held by them on 1.1.1996 shall be fixed in accordance with the provisions of Rule 7 of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1997.
3.The option in the format appended as the Second Schedule to the Central Civil Servicws (Revised Pay) Rules, 1997 may be exercised within 3 months from the date of issue of this O.M. The option once exercised shall be final.The option now provided under these orders can be exercised their option prior to the issue of these orders to switch over to the revised scales.However,the pay of Government servants who opt to switch over to the revised scales-
(a)from date of increment falling subsequent to 31.12.1996 or
(b) from any date after 1.1.1996 for reasons other than their date of increment falling during 1996. shall be fixed under Rule 9 of teh Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1997.
4.Ministry of Home Affairs etc. are requested to bring ther contents of these orders to the notice of all concerned expeditiously so as to obviate any necessity for exctending the prescribed time limit for exercising an option under these orders.
5.In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptoller and Auditor General of India.
6.Hindi version is enclosed.
Deputy Secretary to the Govt.of India