6th CPC INTRODUCES NEW METHOD OF CALCULATION FOR INCREMENTS
6th CPC has the honour of introducing a number of new changes.
Some of the most important changes introduced by the 6th CPC are GRADE PAY STRUCTURE, 3% INCREMENT, CHILDREN’S EDUCATION ALLOWANCE, and announcing July 1 as INCREMENT DAY FOR ALL. In addition, it also created new regulations to avoid smaller calculations – the method of “ROUNDED OFF TO THE NEXT MULTIPLE OF TEN.”
Even as the 7th CPC is fast approaching, doubts about the Increment Calculation on the basis of the 6th CPC persists, especially about the “ROUNDED OFF TO THE NEXT MULTIPLE OF TEN” method. It is obvious that doubts persist.
In order to avoid decimals, it is a usual practice to round off anything over 50 as 1, and less than 50 as 0. But, according to the Revised Pay Rules 2008 of the 6th CPC, 100.90 is to be taken as 101, and, 101 is to be rounded off as 110.
Let us assume that a person’s increment calculation results in 510.90. That has to be taken as 510. But, if the number is 511, then it has to be taken as 520.
Let us get to the interesting part of this concept:
For those with Band Pay higher than 7440, there are chances that Transport Allowance would rise from Rs. 400 to 800 or from Rs. 600 to 1600. There are possibilities that even 10 Paise could make a big impact.
The difference between Rs. 7430 and Rs. 7440 is huge..!
Many would have found themselves in critical junctures where these small differences would result in differences of Rs. 1000 per month, adding up to Rs. 12000 per year. That could be one of the reasons why some employees are upset with these calculations. The ones who had to lose due to these calculations will remember it for a very long time.
In the beginning of 2009, a few departments didn’t understand these calculations properly. They went about rounding off 50 Paise as Re. 1 and calculated increments on that basis.
Even when 6th CPC tried to remove the impact of Paise in the calculations, it somehow continues to have an effect!