Placement and fixation of pay of Group D Railway employee

Railway Board Letter No
PC-VI/2008/I/3/1 dated 12.01.2009
Circular Subject
Placement and fixation of pay of Group ‘D’ Railway employees [other than RPF/RPSF] in Grade Pay Rs.1800 in Pay Band-1 [Rs.5200-20200]-Clarification

As per recommendations of 6th CPC, instructions for placement and fixation of pay of Group ‘D’ Railway employees [other than RPF/RPSF] in Grade Pay Rs.1800 in Pay Band-1 [Rs.5200-20200] were issued vide Board’s letter of even number dated 29.10.2008 [RBE No. 160/2008].


            In reference to above instructions, some of the Railways/Units have sought clarification regarding those Group ‘D’ staff who did not possess the revised minimum qualification, and have retired/ resigned /Voluntarily retired / expired during the period from 01.01.2006 till date of notification of the Revised  Pay Rules – 2008, without getting retrained. 


            The matter has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance  and the points of doubt raised by some of Zonal Railways / Units and the clarifications thereto are as under:



Point of doubt



How will the pay of those Group ‘D’ officials who do not possess the minimum qualification and have retired / died in harness from 01.01.2006 till date be fixed in the revised structure? Whether they will be placed in -1S  pay band or in the pay band PB-1

Those Group ‘D’ employees who did not possess the minimum qualification and who have retired / died  in harness between 01.01.2006 and date of notification of Revised Pay Rules will be granted pay  in -1S and the grade pay corresponding to their pre-revised pay scale as notified in Railway Services [Revised Pay] Rules-2008.


In the case of those Group ‘D’ officials  who were in the pre-revised scale of Rs.2550-55-2660-3200 [e.g. Peon] and who are to be placed in the pay band PB-1 with Grade Pay of Rs. 1800 w.e.f. 01.01.2006 and are subsequently granted ACP /Promotion, is not  clear as to what will be their grade pay.  If the grade pay remains  unchanged, the officials will not be getting any benefit on promotion / ACP.  In case  they are granted next higher grade in the hierarchy of revised pay structures, it will put seniors viz.Duftry / Senior Peons etc. at a disadvantageous position. 

Railway servants who have been granted financial upgradation to a higher scale under the ACP scheme will be granted the grade pay corresponding  to the higher pre-revised pay scale that was granted to them under ACP.  However, in case of erstwhile Group ‘D’ employees, all such eligible employees will be granted grade pay of Rs.1800 in PB-1, irrespective of their pre-revised Group ‘d’ pay scale whether granted to them on regular appointment / promotion or under ACP. 

            This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.