7th CPC Group ‘X’ Pay for Junior Commissioned Officer/Other Rank in Army
Definition of Existing Basic Pay as per Gazette Notification issued by Ministry of Defence on 3.5.2017…
“Existing Basic Pay” means pay drawn in the prescribed existing Pay Band and Grade Pay but it does not include any other types of pay like Special Pay, Military Service Pay, Group ‘X’ Pay etc.
Group ‘X’ Pay is a fixed amount admissible to a Junior Commissioned Officer/Other Rank of Group ‘X’, because of his higher educational qualification vis-à-vis aJunior Commissioned Officer/ Other Rank of Group ‘Y’
The Levels for same ranks in trade Group ‘X’ and trade Group ‘Y’ shall be same. Group ‘X’ Pay shall be admissible on drawal of pay in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix at
(a) a higher rate of Rs 6,200, for Group X’ trades which requires a qualification equivalent to a diploma recognised by All India Council for Technical Education; and
(b) a lower rate of Rs 3,600, for other Group ‘X’ trades, but not having a technical qualification recognised by All India Council for Technical Education;
(iii) when a Junior Commissioned Officer/ Other Rank in relevant Group ‘X’ trades drawing a lower rate of Group ‘X’ Pay acquires a higher technical qualification equivalent of a diploma recognised by All India Council for Technical Education, he shall be admissible to higher rate of Group ‘X’ Pay with the approval of concerned Competent Authority.
(iv) when a Junior Commissioned Officer/ Other Rank is re-mustered from Group ‘Y’ to Group ‘X’, he shall be admissible Group ‘X’ Pay as applicable under sub–clause (ii) above; and
(v) Group ‘X’ Pay shall be counted as pay for the purpose of computation of dearness allowance only.
Authority: MoD Gazette Notification on Army Pay Rules 2017