Minimum and Maximum Pay of 1st CPC to 7th CPC
Minimum Pay, Maximum Pay, Compression Ration and Number of Scales in Successive Pay Commissions
1st CPC to 6th Pay Commissions have consciously tried to reduce the number of pay scales even though they tended to increase during the intervening period between any two Pay Commissions.
There were, however, no significant changes in the pay structure per se until the IV CPC, when the concept of running pay scales was introduced in a limited way in respect of Defence forces.
For others, individual pay scales continued till the V CPC. It was the VI CPC which recommended running pay bands for both Civilians as well as Defence forces.
This was coupled with the introduction of the concept of Grade Pay as a level differentiation.
Another new feature was the calculation of the annual increment on percentage basis. Prior to VI CPC, the increment was a flat sum, depending on the pay scale.
The effort at compression of levels was carried forward by the VI CPC, which reduced the existing 35 levels to 19.
Another radical measure was the doing away with ‘Group D’ as a category and placement of ‘Group-D’ personnel in ‘Group-C’ after appropriate training whenever necessary.
Hence, it can be seen that the simplification process set in motion by previous Pay Commissions acted as a precursor for progressive rationalisation by the subsequent Commissions.
|Central Pay Commission (CPC)||Minimum
|I CPC (1946-47)||55||2000|
|II CPC (1957-59)||80||3000|
|III CPC (1972-73)||196||3500|
|IV CPC (1983-86)||750||8000|
|V CPC (1994-97)||2550||26000|
|VI CPC (2006-08)||7000||80000|
|Central Pay Commission (CPC)||Compression
|I CPC (1946-47)||1: 36.4||150 -> 30|
|II CPC (1957-59)||1: 37.5||500 -> 140|
|III CPC (1972-73)||1: 17.9||500 -> 80|
|IV CPC (1983-86)||1: 10.7||153 -> 36|
|V CPC (1994-97)||1: 10.2||51 -> 34|
|VI CPC (2006-08)||1: 11.4||35 -> 19[4 PBs with 15 GPs + 4 distinct