The Central Government Employees and Defence Pay Matrix, (except Military Nursing Service (MNS)), which has 24 stages shall be extended to 40 stages similar to the Civil Pay Matrix.


New Delhi, May 18:  The Ministry of Finance which comes under Arun Jaitley issued a statement saying the central government has accepted recommendations made by the 7th Pay Commission. Earlier, there were reports that the central government employees were expected to meet officials of Finance Ministry to seek up gradation on higher allowance.

It was expected that the central government employee might voice for house rent allowance (HRA) and arrears on higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission. Recently, The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) demanded the Modi government to hike the allowances by May 31 or else they would announce a protest. Earlier there was news that the 7th pay commission had recommended that HRA should be paid at the rate of 24,16 and 8 per cent respectively of the new basic pay and the employee union on this news had a different take, that had said if the government couldn’t raise the HRA then it shouldn’t decrease it either.

Full Statement of Finance Ministry:

And, whereas, the Government has considered it necessary to make the following changes in the recommendations of the said Seventh Central Pay Commission in respect of the said categories of employees, namely:—

(1) The Defence Pay Matrix, (except Military Nursing Service (MNS)), which has 24 stages shall be extended to 40 stages similar to the Civil Pay Matrix;

(2) The Index of Rationalisation (IOR) of Level 12A and 13 of Defence Pay Matrix shall be enhanced from 2.57 to 2.67. The Defence Pay Matrix (except MNS) shall, accordingly, be revised;

(3) To rectify the factual errors appearing in Level 10B and Level-12 of the pay matrix of MNS and in view of the changes in the IOR in the Defence Pay Matrix, the first stage of corresponding Levels of Pay Matrix of MNS shall also change. Accordingly, the Pay Matrix (MNS) shall be revised;

(4) The IOR of Level-13 of Civil Pay Matrix shall also be enhanced from 2.57 to 2.67. Accordingly, the Civil Pay Matrix as contained in Annexure-1 mentioned in para 6 of the aforesaid Resolution dated the 25th July, 2016 shall be revised. The revised Civil Pay Matrix is at Appendix-1;

(5) The provision contained in para 13 of the aforesaid Resolution dated 25th July, 2016 shall be revised to the extent that the benefit of pay protection in the form of personal pay of officers posted on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme, as envisaged therein, shall be given effect from 1St January, 2016 instead of 25th July, 2016. Further, this benefit shall also be extended to officers from Services under Central Staffing Scheme, coming on deputation to Central Government, on posts not covered under Central Staffing Scheme.


Ordered that this Resolution be published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary.

Ordered that a copy of this Resolution be communicated to the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India, State Governments, Administrations of Union Territories and all other concerned.