11th Pay Commission (Revision) for Kerala Government Employees
Number of Pay Scales
The previous Pay Revision Commissions in Kerala have always recommended a certain number of pay scales and a master scale. In the Centre, the last two Pay Commissions have deviated from the standard approach, with the VI CPC introducing four running pay bands and 15 levels of grade pay which delineated the hierarchy in any cadre, and the VII CPC recommended a Pay Matrix with distinct pay levels.
The Commission has considered the advantages and disadvantages of all these models. It is felt prudent and practical to maintain the Kerala model of having a certain number of pay scales within a master scale. The various Service Organisations have also demanded the retention of the current model.
The number of pay scales now is 27. The Commission does not find any pressing reason for changing this by adding more scales or merging some. Continuity in such matters helps both the government and the officers, and so the number of scales of pay may continue as 27. The number of stages is 83. The same number is retained.