No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/8 New Delhi, dated: 11.05.2020
The General Managers,
All Zonal Railways & PUs
(As per standard mailing list)
Sub: Clarification on restriction of Officiating Pay under FR-35 (Rule 1329 IREC Vol. II) in the context ofRS(RP) Rules, 2016.
Subsequent to adoption of Department of Personnel & Training’s (DoP&T) OM No. 1/4/20 17-Estt.(Pay-1) dated 28.02.2019 regarding restriction of Officiating Pay under FR-35 (Rule 1329 IREC Vol. II) in the context of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 in lieu of Charge Allowance vide Board’s letter RBE No. 127/2019 dated 08.08.2019, clarification has been sought by many Railways on issues related to FR-35.

  1. The crux of the issues raised by all the Railways is broadly as under:-
    (i) Pay fixation methodology on regular promotion to JAG following officiating appointment after 01.07.2017.
    (ii) Pay fixation as per Para-4(i llustration-3) ofDoP&T’s OM dated 28.02.2019.
    (iii) Pay fixation after adoption of instant instructions in respect of Railway servants who have otherwise been officiating in higher grade prior to 01.07.2017.
  2. The other issues raised by the Railways relate to (i) quantum of increment which in certain cases turns out to be less than 3%, (ii) date of adoption of DoP&T’s OM on FR-35,
    (iii) drawal of higher pay by a junior officer in case his officiating appointment was made earlier to a senior officer etc.
  3. In order to address the various issues raised by Zonal Railways, a detailed FAQ alongiwth suitable illustrations to be followed in different circumstances are enclosed as Annexure-I
  4. This issues are with the concurrence of Finance Directorate and Competent Authority.

(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board

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