Observations on Rank Pay cases
a. Arrears are not directly proportional / same to either of the following: -
i. Rank Pay of the rank held on 01/01/1986.
ii. Same seniority of batch mates.
iii. Service completed after 01/01/1986
b. There may be discontentment amongst the officers as the quantum of arrears received is much less than the expected. The possible reasons may be
Some officers reaching to the maximum of the pay scale immediately after 01/01/1986 (the effective date of pay revision) due to their fast career progressions on completion of qualifying service.
Though the pay of batch mates fixed at the same stage as on 01/01/1986, some of them promoted to higher ranks earlier than their batch mates and drawn more pay of promoted rank earlier.
In certain cases, the revised pay on the date of promotion, becomes equal to the pay fixed earlier, resulting no arrears.
Pay earlier revised after deducting rank pay was not necessarily at the next immediate stage of pay scale, but was fixed to the minimum of the rank. Hence there is very little hike / difference now in pay stage when actually rank pay is not deducted from emoluments.
c. Data required for calculation of arrears in case of approx. 9000 retired officers, whose IRLA’s are not available in PCDA(O). The action regarding pay revision and remittance of arrears to be expected soon.