10th PRC REPORT for AP - Brief Analysis on PRC Recommendations-All Volumes

The Volume-I of The 10th Pay Revision Commission Report for Andhra Pradesh by PRC Commissioner P.K. AGARWAL, I.A.S., (Retd.) has been released by Govt of AP. For Review of Pay Scales of Govt Emploayees the Government of Andhra Pradesh constituted the Tenth Pay Revision Commission Vide G.O.Ms.No.95, G.A. (Spl.A)Department,dated: 28.2.2013. The Govt also appointed Sri Pradip Kumar Agarwal, IAS (Retd) as Pay Revision Commissioner.The constitution of a Pay Commission, at regular intervals, is necessitated to examine the pay structure of employees and to revise it based upon the changing requirements. The expectation of the employee community is that their pay should be increased by the Government from time to time keeping in view the increase in the cost of living, increased expectations with regard to life style and in the case of the retired government servants the increase in life span with consequent problems arising out of age related problems.

10th PRC REPORT for AP - Brief Analysis on  PRC Recommendations - Volume-I

10th PRC REPORT for AP - Brief Analysis on  PRC Recommendations - Volume-I
The Pay Revision Commission 1993 introduced the concept of ‘Master Scale’ for the first time. This has the advantage of a single running scale for the entire gamut of the State employment, individual scales assigned to the posts / categories being merely segments thereof and the merit of predictability. For determining the Master Scale, factors taken into consideration are i) Minimum and Maximum pay; ii) Number of pay scales; iii) Span of pay scales at various levels; iv) Rates of increments; and v) Inter – scale relativity. This concept of ‘Master Scale’ is being continued with slight modifications from time to time by the successive Pay Revision Commissions. This time also the employees and their associations have overwhelmingly endorsed for the continuation of ‘Master Scale’, with minor modifications.

Minimum Pay as recommended by 10th PRC

This Commission has accordingly decided to follow the ILC norms for determining the need based ‘Minimum Pay’
The Commission therefore recommends the minimum pay for the lowest paid employees to be Rs.13,000/­ per month as on 1.7.2013.
For working out the  ‘Maximum Pay’, the Commission has kept in mind the following three principles:
a) Annual increment to range from 3% of the pay in initial stage to 2.33% finally.
b) Existing quantum of increment to be nearly doubled in line with increase of pay; and
c) Periodicity of increase in increment to be 3 years;
The Commission accordingly worked out a ‘Maximum Pay’ of Rs.1,10,850/­, which represents a Minimum to Maximum ratio of 1:8.527.
Keeping in view the predominant view of employees, the Commission recommends the ‘Master Scale’ to comprise of 32 grades and 80 segments. Since the tradition in the State has been to revise the pay every five years, the DA sanctioned as on 1/7/2013 is subsumed in the Revised Pay Scale.

The new Master Scale recommended by this Commission for adoption from 1/7/2013 

Rs.13000–390–14170–430–15460–470–16870–510–18400–550–20050–590– 21820–640–23740–700–25840–760–28120–820–30580–880–33220–950– 36070–1030–39160–1110–42490–1190–46060–1270–49870–1360–53950– 1460–58330–1560–63010–1660–67990–1760–73270–1880–78910–2020– 84970 – 2160– 91450– 2330– 100770–2520–110850(80)
Keeping in view the raise in the quantum of minimum pay, the Commission recommends a fitment of 29% on Basic Pay. The Commission further recommends that the fitment in the revised scale may be made in the following manner:
(1) D.A. admissible as on 01/07/2013 i.e., 63.344% may be added to the Basic pay.
(2) 29% of the basic pay may be added to the total of Basic pay + D.A. arrived at (1) above;
(3) The pay of the employees should be fixed in the relevant revised scale at the stage next above the amount arrived at as at (2) above;
(4) If an employee’s pay when fixed as above falls short of the minimum in the revised pay scale, it shall be fixed at the minimum of the scale;
(5) If the amount so fixed exceeds the maximum, the excess shall  be treated as personal pay and it should be absorbed in future pay increases or in the stagnation increments sanctioned.

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PRC Report on AAS - Analysis

  1. The existing Special Grade, SPP IA/ SAPP IA/ SPP IB/ SAPP IB/SPP­ II/SAPP­II may be continued with the Special Grade after 6 years, SPP­IA/SAPP­IA after 12 years, SPP­IB/SAPP­IB after 18 years and SPP­II/SAPP­II after 24 years.
  2. (2). If service rules are amended prescribing additional qualifications for promotion the Commission recommends that the existing incumbents may be exempted from possession of such higher qualifications for appointment to Special Promotion posts under Automatic Advancement Grades. 
  3. (3). The benefit of pay fixation under FR 22­B be continued on promotion even if the employee had derived the benefit under SG or SPP I­A and SPP I­B and if this results in the senior drawing less pay than the junior the pay of the senior be stepped up to that of the junior subject to the conditions enumerated in G.O.Ms. No.297, Fin. (PRC­I) Dept., dated: 25­10­1983.
  4. (4). Where service rules are relaxed to enable regular promotion, they should be automatically extended to the Automatic Advancement Scheme for purposes of extending the benefit of SPP­IA / SPP­II. 
  5. (5). In certain categories like Attender, Dafedar, Jamedar and Record Assistants or Roneo Operators, it was decided that the services rendered by them in these categories together shall be reckoned for purpose of Automatic Advancement Scheme. We recommend continuation of this special dispensation.
  6. (6). The benefit of Automatic Advancement Scheme may be continued upto and inclusive of Grade­XXV in the revised scales i.e.,Rs.49,870­1,00,770.

   PRC Recommendations on Different Kinds of Leaves

  1. The Commission considers the demand to be reasonable and recommends sanction of Child Care Leave of upto 2 years to all women employees in the entire service career, to look after 2 eldest children up to the age of 18 years.
  2. Additional Casual Leave of 5 days to the women employees on par with Women Teachers.
  3. The Commission recommends to extend the facility of encashment of Earned Leave, including the Half Pay Leave up to a maximum of 300 days to all the employees, teaching as well as non­teaching staff of aided institutions and local bodies i.e., Aided Junior Colleges/Degree Colleges/Oriental Colleges and also for non-­teaching staff of Aided Schools and the employees of Panchayat Raj and Municipal institutions.
  4. 5. Payment of Ex­gratia Allowance to the employees who were granted Extra­ordinary leave for the treatment of certain diseases.

PRC Recommendations on different kind of Allowances

  1. LTC: The increase in railway fares, the Commission recommends for the enhancement of the claim amount from Rs.12,500/­ to Rs.18,750/­, while keeping the limit of the maximum distance as 3,500 KMs only.
  2. The Commission, therefore, recommends that a member of the family whose income from all sources, including stipend, pension (including dearness relief thereon) does not exceed the minimum family pension and dearness relief thereon, shall be deemed as dependent on the employee.
  3. Tuition Fee Reimbursement: The Commission recommends enhancement in the reimbursement of the tuition fees amount at the rate of Rs.2500/­ p.a. per pupil subject to the condition that the reimbursement should be made in respect of two children only. This scheme of reimbursement of tuition fees shall be allowed to all the Class­IV employees and Non­Gazetted officers and that the claim is permissible in respect of children studying in all the classes upto graduation level i.e. from L.K.G. upto and inclusive of the Intermediate/ 12th Class.
  4. Funeral Charges: The Commission feels that there is a justification in the request and, therefore, recommends to increase the amount of funeral charges to Rs.20,000/­.
  5. Conveyance Allowance to PH: The Commission also recommends for an increase in this allowance to 10% of basic pay subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.2000/­ per month
  6. HM Allowance to Teachers as follows:  Primary Schools HMA is Rs.125 , HMs of UP Schools HMA is Rs.150, Allowance for LPTs for handling higher classes Rs.150,  HMs in Single Schools HMA is Rs.100, 
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