11th Pay Commission (Revision) for Kerala Government Employees
Number of Stages in the Master Scale
The Commission is of the strong view that complexities involved in the fixation of pay from pre-revised to revised scales in the past revisions are to be avoided matters and are to be simplified.
In order to achieve this objective, the conventional fixation exercise done in each office by the pay fixation authorities is to be done away with. With a view to achieving this, the Commission takes a novel approach of Stage to Stage revision, which simply implies that corresponding stages of pay in the pre-revised pay stages will be replaced by a new stage as provided by the Commission in Annexure-6(2).
Hence, the pay revision involves just the replacement of existing pay with a new pay stage as provided by the Commission. In the Table at Annexure-6(2), corresponding stages of pay of the pre-revised stages are provided.
This being the approach to the new pay revision, the Commission retains the number of pay stages in the revised scales at the same level as the number of stages in the pre-revised scales. That is, the new master scale also has 83 pay stages.
Spread Between the New Scales
Spread is the difference between the minima of two consecutive scales of pay as multiples of increments. The spread varies from 1 to 8 increments in the new scales. This is the same as in the existing scales of pay