Stepping up to Rs.4600 Grade Pay in Railways
Initially the 6th CPC recommended to grant revised grade pay of Rs.4200 to those who were in pre-revised pay scale of Rs.6500-10500. As per the instructions given in the Finance Ministry order(No.1/1/2008-IC dated 13.11.2009), the pre-revised pay scale of 6500-10500 has been upgraded to 4600 grade pay in lieu of Rs.4200. Whereas Rs.5000-8000 and Rs.5500-9000 in pre-revised pay scales are merged and granted Rs.4200 grade pay only.
Now a doubt has been raised by among the pensioners who retired from the pre-revised scale of Rs.6500-10500, will be stepped up w.r.t. grade pay of Rs.4600, it is now clarified by the Railways that the pre-2006 retired employees who were in the pre-revised scale of Rs.6500-10500 are not entitled for stepping up of their pension and family pension with reference to the revised grade pay Rs.4600.