Odisha Revised Scales of Pay 2017 – Gazette Notification
GOVERNMENT OF ODISHA
Dated the 7th September 2017
Subject :– Revised Scales of Pay, 2017.
On the basis of the recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission, Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Departmental of Expenditure) vide Notification No. G.S.R.-721(E), dated the 25th July, 2016 have revised the pay scales of Central Government employees with effect from the ft January, 2016. Consequent upon revision of the pay scales of the Central Government employees, the State Government constituted a Fitment Committee in Finance Department Resolution No. FIN-PCC-PAY-0005-2016-29086/F., dated 28th October, 2016 to recommend revision in the pay scales of the State Government employees, to suggest modalities and procedure of fitment of the existing grades in the revised scale of pay, to examine anomalies in the existing pay scales and to review the scale of other allowances and relatable pay. The report of the Committee was received by the Government in Finance Department on 19.06.2017.
2. Having regard to the recommendation of the Fitment Committee, and after careful consideration of all aspects of related issues including the Pay Matrix prevalent in the Central Government, the State Government have been pleased to revise the pay structure of the State Government employees as indicated in Annexure-I.
These revised pay structure shall apply to all persons in whole time employment in Government except the following:
a. persons engaged by Government on contract basis except when the contract provides otherwise,
b. persons re-employed in Government service after retirement,
c. persons paid out of contingency,
d. persons paid otherwise than on a monthly basis including those paid only on piece rate basis,
e. persons not drawing pay in regular scale of pay for whom no revised scales of pay are prescribed,
f. employees borne under Work-charged establishment as defined in resolution of Government in the erstwhile P & S Department No.9488 Dtd. 18.06.1974,
g. Judicial Officers of the Subordinate Judiciary Service in the State of Odisha who are availing the revised scale of pay as per Finance Department Resolution No.23598-F., dated the 3rd June, 2003 and Law Department Resolution No.8318-VI-12/2010-L., dated the 2nd August, 2010 on the basis of the recommendation of Justice Shetty Commission and Justice Padmanavan Commission, respectively,
h. employees governed by the Orissa Revised Scales of Pay (for College Teachers) Rules, 1978, 1989, 2001 & 2010/ the Orissa Revised Scales of Pay (for Medical college Teachers) Rules, 1982, 1989, 2001 & 2010/ the Orissa Revised Scales of Pay (for Engineering College Teachers) Rules, 2001 & 2010/ the Orissa Superior Judicial Service (Senior Branch) Rules, 1963 / the Orissa Judicial Service Rules, 1994,
i. persons not in whole time employment under Government of Odisha,
j. persons engaged as per G.A Department Resolution No.32010/Gen,dtd. 12.11.2013 and Resolution No.1147/Gen, dtd. 17.01.2014 till regularisation,
(k) any other class or category of persons whom the Governor may, by order, specifically exclude fro ‘r-i the operation of all or any of the provisions of these revised pay rules.
3. Introduction of Pay Matrix and date of its effect.
The Pay Matrix, in replacement of the Pay Bands and Grade Pays as in force immediately prior to the issue of this Resolution, shall be as specified in Annexure-I. The revised pay structure shall be effective from the ft January, 2016.
4. Fitment Principle
i) The pay in the applicable Level in the Pay Matrix shall be the pay obtained by multiplying the existing basic pay (pay in Pay Band + Grade Pay) as on 01.01.2016 by a factor of 2.57 rounded off to the nearest rupee and the figure so arrived at will be located in that Level in the Pay Matrix. if an identical figure corresponds to any Cell in the applicable Level of the Pay Matrix, the same shall be the pay, and if no such Cell is available in the applicable Level, the pay shall be fixed at the immediate next higher Cell in that applicable Level in the Pay Matrix.
ii. If the first Cell in the applicable Level is more than the amount arrived at as per sub-para (i) above, the pay shall be fixed at the first Cell of that applicable Level.
iii. In case of person who has availed RACP Scheme, the Level for fixation of pay under Odisha Revised Scale of Pay Rules, 2017 (to be issued) will be reworked in the line with the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS). However, the pay drawn by him as on 01.01.2016 will be revised for fixation of his pay in the Level as arrived under MACP Scheme as per formula mentioned in (I) above. The applicable Level after fixation shall be the Level of the post one holds or his entitlement arrived at under the MACP Scheme whichever is higher.
5. Exercise of option.
All employees shall be deemed to have come over to the revised scales of pay with effect from the 15t January, 2016 except where the Government servants have opted for a date after the 1st January, 2016 under the provisions of Revised Scales of Pay Rules. A Government servant may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until the date on which he earns his next or any subsequent increment in the existing pay structure or until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure. Such option shall be submitted within three month from the date of publication of the notification of revised pay rules. No option shall however be exercised in case of direct recruits appointed on or after the date of implementation of the Revised Scale of Pay Rules. Option once exercised shall be final.
6. Rate of Increment.
After fixation of pay in the appropriate Level in the Pay Matrix as specified in Paragraph-4 above, the subsequent increment (s) in the Level shall be at the immediate next higher Cell in that Level.
7. Date of Increment.
The date of next increment in the revised pay structure shall be 12 months after the sanction of last increment. Where the pay is fixed at the first Cell of the Level, the date of next increment shall be the anniversary of the date of coming over to the revised pay in the Level.
8. Fixation of pay on promotion on or after 1st January, 2016.
The fixation of pay in case of promotion from one Level to another in the revised pay structure, one increment shall be given in the Level from which the employee is promoted and he/she shall be placed at a Cell equal to the figure so arrived at in the Level of the post to which promoted and if no such Cell is available in the Level to which promoted, he/she shall be placed at the next higher Cell in that Level. However, if the pay in the Level after adding an increment is less than the minimum Cell of the higher Level to which the employee is promoted, pay shall be stepped up to such minimum Cell of that higher Level. In case where promotion is made in the same Level, the pay shall move to the next higher Cell of the said Level.
9. Option to avail promotional pay.
An employee on promotion to higher post may opt to avail promotional pay on the date of joining or at a later date i.e. after accrual of increment in the lower post. In case, the employee opts for promotional pay not on the date of joining but on the date of accrual of increment in the lower post, the pay drawn in the lower post shall immediately be placed at the appropriate Cell exact to the amount in the higher Level attached to the promotional post on the date of joining, if no such Cell is available in the higher Level then, the pay shall be placed in the Cell next below of the pay drawn in lower post and the excess amount shall be drawn as “Personal Pay” up to the date of accrual of increment in the lower post. Thereafter, the pay shall be re-fixed again in the manner prescribed in Paragraph-8 above after accrual of increment in the lower post. Such option shall be submitted within one month from the date of joining in the promotional post.
10. Stepping up benefit.
In case, a senior Government servant is drawing more or equal pay than his junior immediately before the 1St day of January, 2016, in the same post and in the same Pay Band and Grade Pay and the senior’s pay gets fixed at a stage lower than that of his junior then his pay can be stepped up or increment can be antedated to the stage of his junior. Such stepping up benefit can be available to an employee only once. But, where junior gets more pay than senior in the revised scale on account of exercise of option, such stepping up pay shall not be permissible.
11. Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) Scheme.
The Revised Assured Career Progression Scheme (RACPS) ceases to operate with the end of Orissa Revised Scales of Pay Rules, 2008. However, this shall remain in force for an employee till he continues to draw pay in the pre-revised pay band and grade pay under ORSP Rules, 2008. Henceforth, the Revised Assured Career Progression (RACP) Scheme is replaced with introduction of Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) Scheme w.e.f. 01.01.2016 in the Odisha Revised Scales of Pay Rules, 2017 (to be issued). There shall be three financial up-gradations under MACP Scheme, counted from the direct entry grade on completion of 10, 20 & 30 years of service respectively in absence of promotion.
The MACP Scheme envisages merely placement of the employee in the next higher Level prescribed in the Pay Matrix in each stage of up-gradation. But, such placement shall be in the next higher Cell in the Level where the promotional post carries the same Level in the Pay Matrix. There shall be a Screening Committee to decide the suitability and eligibility of the employees for up-gradation under the scheme in the manner prescribed in RACP Scheme. The constitution and work procedure of the Screening Committee shall be the same as applicable in RACP Scheme. The manner of pay fixation in case of promotion shall be applied in case of fixation of pay of an employee in the next higher Level under the MACP Scheme. However, fixation of pay under MACP Scheme shall depend upon the fixation of pay availed under RACP Scheme. No stepping up pay/ antedation of increment between senior and junior shall be permissible where anomaly arises after regulation of pay under MACP Scheme because up-gradation under the Scheme is purely personal to the employee.
12. Pay fixation formula.
Pay in the revised pay structure is to be fixed on the 1st January, 2016 or the date from which revised scale of pay is opted for in the manner outlined in Paragraph-4 of this Resolution.
i. The pay in the revised pay structure of the employees appointed as fresh recruits on or after the 1st January, 2016 shall be fixed at the first Cell in the Level applicable to the post to which such employees are appointed.
ii. Where the existing emoluments of an employee appointed on or after 1st January, 2016 happen to exceed the first Cell in the Level, as applicable to the post to which such employee is appointed on or after 1st January, 2016, such difference shall be paid as “Personal Pay” to be absorbed in future increments in pay.
iii. Where a Government servant is in receipt of personal pay on the 1st day of January, 2016 which together with his existing emoluments exceeds the revised emoluments, then the difference representing the excess shall be allowed to such Government servant as “Personal Pay” to be adjusted in future increases in pay.
(iv) While determining the basic pay as on the 1st January, 2016, the adhoc increment granted in shape of personal pay on account of stagnation at the maximum of the Pay Band will be reckoned to determine the emoluments in the revised pay structure. Where the normal date of increment in the pre-revised Pay Band and Grade Pay falls on the 15t January, 2016, the pay in the revised pay structure shall be fixed on the basis of pay admissible in the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay on the 1st January, 2016 including increment.
13. Dearness allowances.
Consequent upon revision of pay scale as per the revised pay structure with effect from the 1st January, 2016, the Dearness Allowance shall be regulated in the manner by the same principle as adopted by Government of India for their employees from time to time and the rate of dearness allowance will be as mentioned below :-
Date from which payable
Rate of D. A.
No. D. A.
@2% of Basic Pay
@4% of Basic Pay
However, the D.A. @7% of basic pay already drawn in pre-revised scale w.e.f. 01.07.2016 vide F.D.O.M. No.34154 dated 19.12.2016 will be adjusted while drawing the revised pay and dearness allowances on issue of the Notification implementing the Revised Pay Scale and revised rate of D.A.
14. House Rent Allowance.
The State Government Employee shall continue to draw the HRA equal to the amount drawn before the date of publication of this resolution even after fixation of pay in the revised pay scale. The revision of HRA shall be decided subsequently. Resolution in this regard shall be issued separately later. In case of change of headquarter of an employee due to transfer or otherwise after the date of issue of this resolution, the employee shall draw the HRA at the rate applicable to the new station in the existing provision on the basis of pay drawn just before issue of this resolution. Employee joining service after issue of this resolution and before finalisation of HRA shall draw the HRA at the existing rate basing on the initial pay in the Pay Band and Grade Pay applicable to the post under ORSP Rules, 2008.
15. Special Pay.
All types of Special Pay attached to posts shall stand abolished after issue of this resolution. However, Special pay already drawn till August, 2017 will not be recovered.
16. Other Allowances relatable to Pay.
All other allowances which are relatable to pay shall continue with existing amount drawn as on the date of issue of this resolution for the revised pay till such time the pay relatable allowances are revised. Employees joining service after issue of this resolution and before finalisation of the pay relatable allowances will draw at the existing rate on the initial pay in pay band and grade pay admissible under ORSP Rules, 2008.
(a) Pre-2016 Pensioners & Family Pensioners
In order to arrive at consolidated pension/family pension on 31.12.2015 for revision of pension/family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016, the following steps shall be taken.
i. The pre-2006 pensioners and the post-2006 pensioners who had retired during the period from 01.01.2006 to 30.11.2008 having completed 25 or more years of qualifying service shall be eligible for full pension. The pension shall be further stepped up notionally to the amount corresponding to the pre-revised scale shown in Col.-8 of the concordance table as in Annexure-1l w.e.f.01.01.2006 in case of pre-2006 pensioners who have completed 25 or more years of qualifying service. This shall be given notionally w.e.f 1.1.2006 and actual financial benefit shall be drawn from 01.01.2016 after fixation of pension in the revised rate. However, pension shall be fixed on pro-rata basis where qualifying service is 10 years or more but less than 25 years.
ii. The family pension of all Pre-2006 family pensioners shall further be stepped up to the amount shown in col.-9 of the concordance table as in Annexure-Il corresponding to pre-revised pay scales last held by the pensioner. This shall also be given notionally w.e.f 1.1.2006 and actual financial benefit shall be from 01.01.2016 after fixation of pension in the revised rate.
iii. The pension/family pension in the above cases shall be arrived notionally up to 31.12.2015 and the amount arrived on 31.12.2015 shall be the basic pension/family pension to be revised further w.e.f 01.01.2016 by multiplying a factor of 2.57 as revised pension/family pension.
(b) Post-2016 Pensioners & Family Pensioners
(i) The consolidated pension of the post-2016 pensioners shall be 50% of the last pay arrived on the date of retirement as full pension where qualifying service is 25 years or more. However, the pension shall be determined on pro-rata basis where qualifying service is 10 years or more but less than 25 years.
(ii) The consolidated family pension of the family pensioners shall be 30% of the last pay arrived on the date of retirement of the pensioner or the last pay arrived on the date of death of the employee as the case may be.
(c) For this purpose the existing pension / family pension will be the basic pension / family pension only without the element of additional pension available to the pensioners family pensioners of the age of 80 years and above.
(d) Since the consolidated pension is inclusive of commuted portion of pension, if any, the commuted portion will be deducted from the said amount while making monthly disbursements.
(e) The minimum pension/family pension with effect from 01.01.2016 will be Rs.8300/- per month (excluding the element of additional pension/family pension given to old pensioners/family pensioners). The maximum pension/family pension will be 50% and 30% respectively of the highest pay in the Pay Matrix.
(f) The quantum of additional pension /family pension available to the pensioners /family pensioners for both pre-2016 and post-2016 shall be as follows.
Age of Pensioners/family
Additional quantum of
From 80 years to less than 85 years
20% of revised basic pension/
From 85 years to less than 90 years
30% of revised basic pension/ family pension
From 90 years to less than 95 years
40% of revised basic pension/ family pension
From 95 years to less than 100 years
50% of revised basic pension/ family pension
100 years or more
100% of revised basic pension/ family pension
(g) The revision of pension shall be made as per the last pay arrived in the Level of Pay Matrix by the employee at the time of retirement. Up-gradation of post in subsequent years will have no effect.
i. Retirement/Death Gratuity: – The maximum limit of Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity (DCRG) shall be Rs.15.00 lakhs. Dearness Allowance admissible from time to time with Pay will be taken into account while computing the amount of Gratuity w.e.f 01.01.2016. In case of death gratuity there existed a graded payment of gratuity depending upon the length of qualifying service, to which a new slab (in bold) has also been added as given below:-
Length of qualifying service
Rate of Death Gratuity
Less than One year
2 times of monthly emoluments
One Year or more but less than 5 years
6 times of monthly emoluments
5 years or more but less than 11 years
12 times of monthly emoluments
11 years or more but less than 20 years
20 times of monthly emoluments
20 Years or more
Half month’s emoluments for
every completed six monthly
period of qualifying service subject to a maximum of 33 times of emoluments.
iii. Payment of Gratuity in respect of employees joining Government Service on or after 01.01.2005:-
Employees who have already joined or join Government service on or after 01.01.2005 and are governed under the Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, popularly known as National Pension System (NPS) shall be extended the benefit of Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity only on the same terms and conditions, as are applicable to employees covered under Odisha Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1992.
19. Commutation of Pension.
The commuted value of pension will be 40% of the basic pension restorable after 15 years as per the amended provision of OCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1992. This will be applicable w.e.f. 01.01.2016.
20. Qualifying Service.
The qualifying service for full pension is 25 years. Pension shall however be fixed on pro-rata basis where qualifying service is 10 years or more but less than 25 years.
21.Dearness Relief (T.I).
Consequent upon revision of pension/family pension, the rate of Dearness Relief (T.I) on pension/family pension shall be given in the following manner:-
Date from which payable
Rate of Dearness Relief R (T.I)
No. D. A.
@2% of Basic Pay
@4% of Basic Pay
However, the Dearness Relief (T.I) @7% already drawn in pre-revised pension/family pension w.e.f. 01.07.2016 vide F.D.O.M. No.34873 dated 26.12.2016 will be adjusted while drawing the pension/family pension in revised rate and dearness relief (T.I) granted thereof.
22. Anomaly in pay scale of posts.
In consideration to pay anomaly, the scale of pay of the following posts shall be revised with effect from 01.09.2017 as follows:-
Name of the post
Revised Level in the
(H & F.W Department)
Head Warder and Chief Head Warder are merged together designated as Chief Warder
(F & E Department)
(F & E Department)
(F & E Department)
Excise Constable (Excise Department)
Assistant Sub-Inspector Excise (Excise Department)
Inspector of Legal Metrology (F.S & C.W Department)
Senior Inspector of Legal Metrology (F.S & C.W Department)
Assistant Controller of Legal Metrology (F.S & C.W Department)
Heavy Vehicle Driver, Head Driver/Roller Driver filled up by promotion only.
(All Departments where such post existed)
23. The revised salary/pension/family pension will be paid from the month of September, 2017. Instruction regarding payment of arrear salary, pension and family pension shall be issued by Finance Department in due course. However, the Government servants already retired will get the entire arrear salary in one installment. The persons retiring will also be paid all arrears on the date of retirement.
24. The detailed guidelines regarding sanction of D.A., H.R.A., Pension, Allowances and all other related matters will be issued by Finance Department separately in due course.
25. Finance Department will frame detailed rules laying down the procedures of fixation of pay in the revised scales of pay.
26. The Government have approved for setting up of an Anomaly Committee to look into any anomaly/anomalies which may come up before Government after introduction of Revised Pay rules.
Ordered that this Resolution be published in an extraordinary issue of the Odisha Gazette and copies forwarded to all Departments of Government/Head of Department/Accountant General (Audit)/Account General (A&E), Odisha, Bhubaneswar/Deputy Accountant-General, Odisha, Puri.
By order of the Governor
(T. K. Pandey)
Principal Secretary to Government.