The Ministry of Defence, Government of India, has issued a letter providing an opportunity for revision of the option to come over to the revised pay structure for Army, Navy, Air Force officers, Military Nursing Service (MNS), Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs)/Other Ranks (OR), and equivalent personnel.
The letter refers to Rules 5 and 6 of the Pay Rules/Regulations 2017 for Defence Personnel, which allowed for exercising the option within 180 days from the notification date. Previously, an opportunity for revision was provided through a letter dated 06 Aug 2019.
Opportunity for revision of Option to come over to revised Pay Structure
No.1 (4)/2021/D (Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
Subject:- Pay Rules/Regulations, 2017 for Army/Navy/ Air Force officers, MNS, JCOS/OR & equivalent- Opportunity for revision of Option to come over to revised Pay Structure.
I am directed to refer to Rules 5 & 6 of Pay Rules/Regulations 2017 for Defence Personnel regarding exercise of option to come over to the revised pay Structure effective from 01.01.2016 as notified by the Pay Rules/Regulations for Defence personnel and to state that the said option was to be exercised within one hundred and eighty days from the date of the notification i.e. 03.05.2017, 30.06.2017(for NCs(E)) and 14.07.2017 (for MNS), of the said Rules. In this regard vide MoD letter No. 1(29)/2017/D (Pay /Services) dated 06 Aug 2019 an Opportunity to revise the option to come over to revised pay structure was provided. The following Pay Rules/Regulations, 2017 have been issued for Defence Personnel:-
(a) Army Officers Pay Rules, 2017.
(b) Navy Officers Pay Regulations, 2017.
(c) Air Force Officers Pay Rules, 2017.
(d) Military Nursing Service Pay Rules, 2017.
(e) Army Pay Rules, 2017.
(f) Navy Pay Regulations, 2017.
(g) Air Force Pay Rules, 2017.
(h) NCs (E) of Air Force Rules-2017.
- Personnel of Army/Navy/Air Force/MNS/NCs(E) who were promoted/financially upgraded between 01.01.2016 and the date of Notification of Pay Rules by this Ministry i.e. 03.05.2017 and who have been requesting for re-exercising of option to switch over to the 7th CPC structure shall be permitted to re-exercise their option in terms of Rules 5 & 6 thereof. The revised option shall be exercised within a period of one hundred and eighty days from the date of issue of this letter. The option exercised in terms of these orders shall be final and shall not be liable to any further change under any circumstances. All other terms and conditions laid down in the Said Rules 5 & 6 of Pay Rules/Regulations 2017 shall continue to be applicable.
- The personnel covered under this letter May also be given Opportunity to revise option for fixation of Pay as per provision of FR22(i)(a)(1).
- The other conditions contained in MoF(DoE) OM No. dated 31.07.2018 and 28.11.2019 as adopted by this Ministry, may be duly followed.
- This issues with the approval of Ministry of Finance vide their ID No. 03-04 /2022- E.IIIA dated 09.05.2023 and concurrence of Defence(Finance) vide their ID Note No. 1(8)2017-AG/PA/85-PA/Part-I dated 15.05.2023.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India.