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7th Pay Commission: Change rules as per new structure, govt tells depts

New Delhi: All departments of central government have been asked to change recruitment and service rules to reflect recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

They have been asked not to make reference to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and DoPT (Department of Personnel and Training) and modify the service rules on their own.

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The Central government has accepted most of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, to be implemented from 1st January, 2016.

In an order the DoPT said that significant amendment in the existing recruitment rules and service rules shall be made by the departments or ministries by substituting the existing grade pay and pay band by the new pay structure i.e. ‘Level in the Pay Matrix’ straightaway without making a reference to the UPSC and DoPT.

In this regard, a confirmation meeting is scheduled to be taken by the DoPT to take stock of the latest position of amendment in recruitment rules/service rules.

It said that the meeting will be taken with representatives of all the ministries in the 1st week of October.

All departments of central government have already been asked to set up committees to look into various pay related anomalies arising out of the implementation of the recommendations of the Pay Commission.

There will be two levels of Anomaly Committees Departmental and National consisting of representatives of the staff side and the official side of the departmental council and national council, respectively.

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