TN 7CPC – New Pay Structure
The existing system of Pay Bands and Grade Pay applicable to State Government employees and teachers including employees of local bodies shall be replaced by new system of level based Pay Matrix in a manner similar to that adopted by the Government of India for its employees. Accordingly, Pay Matrix as in Schedule-III and Schedule-IV of the Tamil Nadu Revised Pay Rules, 2017 shall replace the existing system of Pay Bands and Grade Pay. The Pay Matrix shall comprise of two dimensions viz. horizontal range and vertical range:
(i) In the ‘Horizontal Range’, level corresponds to a functional role in the hierarchy and has been assigned level numbers 1, 2, 3 and so on, till 32. The level numbers correspond to Grade Pays in the existing system. Movement from one level to a higher level would take place due to movement to a higher functional role, including that due to promotion.
(ii) In the ‘Vertical Range’, each step denotes ‘pay progression’ within that level, and indicates the steps of annual financial progression of three percent in each level, corresponding to one increment. Movement along vertical range arises due to sanction of annual increment or grant of Selection Grade/Special Grade / stagnation / bonus increment.
2.Schedule-I and Schedule-II of the Tamil Nadu Revised Pay Rules, 2017 indicate the pay levels for Government employees on time scales of pay and employees on special time scales of pay respectively corresponding to their grade pay under the existing system. Schedule-III and Schedule IV contain the Pay Matrix for employees on time scales of pay and employees on special time scales of pay respectively.
3. In the Pay Matrix, the minimum pay at Level-1 is Rs.15,700 and maximum pay at Level-32 is Rs.2,25,000 in respect of employees on time scale of pay.