Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, the 10th October, 2016
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
Subject: Payment of arrears on ad-hoc basis of pay to Defence Forces Personnel pending issuance of Notification accepting 7th Central Pay Commission Award.
Government of India have promulgated vide Resolution No.1(6)/2016/D(Pay/Services) dated 05 Sept 2016 and No.1(7)/2016/D (Pay/Services) dated 05th September, 2016 accepting the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission in so far as they relate to pay of Service Officers, MNS Officers, JCOs/ORs, NCs(E) including DSC Personnel. Since fixation of pay and consequent calculation of arrears may take some time, I am directed to convey the sanction of the President to the payment of arrears on an ad-hoc basis, @ 10% of existing Basic Pay plus Dearness Allowance @ 125%.
2. Payment of the above ad-hoc amounts will be made only to those personnel who were in service as on 01 Jan. 2016 and continue to be in service thereafter. The pay being drawn as on 01 Jan 16 would be reckoned for calculating the arrears. Pay for this purpose includes Pay in Pay Band, Grade Pay, Gp X Pay, MSP and NPA as applicable along with 125% DA thereon. Over-payment, if any, would be adjusted against the pay and allowances due. The amount so paid will be adjusted against the final computation of arrears on the revised pay scales.
3. Expenditure on account of payment of arrears on ad-hoc basis is debitable to the Major Head 2076 and Minor Head 101.A(C)1 of the Army and corresponding head of account of the Navy and Air Force.
4. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy.No.400-PA dated 10.10.2016.
Under Secretary to the Government of India