How to calculate your salary

The following are the provisions in the notification regarding fixation of salary.
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Fixation of initial wage in the revised scale.- The initial wage of an employee in the revised scale shall be fixed in the following manner -
(a) For the new entrant, the wages shall be fixed in the revised scale at the minimum of the scale.
(b) In the case of employees already working in the establishment, the wages shall be fixed in the revised scale at the stage next above the existing emolument.
(c) If the minimum of the revised scale is higher than the amount of the emoluments being presently drawn by the employee, the wages shall be fixed at the minimum of the revised scale.
(d) If the existing emoluments of the employee are higher than minimum of the revised scale, the wages shall be fixed at next higher stage  in  the revised scale.
(e) Every employee shall be given one increment in the revised scale for completion of every four years' service in the post held immediately before the date of the commencement of the Award.
(f) The service rendered by the concerned employee in any other  post carrying a scale in that establishment, the minimum of which is lower by not more than 30% of the minimum of the scale in which the employees worked, shall also be taken into account.
(g) The total number of increments shall not be more than three.
(h) No employee shall get more than the maximum of the revised scale.
(i) The revised scales shall become applicable to all employees with effect from the date of operation of all respective classes. However, if  an employee within three weeks from the date of publication of Government Notification under the section 12 of the Act enforcing these recommendations opts for retaining his existing pay scales and "existing emoluments", he shall be entitled to retain his existing scale and such emoluments.
(a) The existing emoluments of an employee shall mean his basic pay, variable dearness allowance at the All India Consumer Price Index Number 1813 (base 1960=100) and interim relief as on the 1st day of  January 1998.
(b) The "additional emoluments" of an employee shall mean emoluments other than  the "existing emoluments" described in clause (a) granted by newspaper establishments as a result of collective  bargaining, agreement or award, as  increase  in basic wage, dearness  allowance or interim relief.
(c)  The  "additional allowances" of an  employee shall mean any monthly payments, by whatever name called, not related to a specific purpose nor agreed to be adjusted against any revision of pay or dearness allowance.

 Formula for calculating Dearness Allowance

       (Average AICPI for the Qr. in question - AICPI No. for 1998)
DA =   -------------------------------------------------------------  X  Rate of neutralisation  X  Basic Pay
       AICPI No. for 1998

In other words, DA= (Current Average AICPI minus 1998 AICPI) multiplied by Rate of neutralisation and Basic Pay and Divided by 1998 AICPI.

AICPI No. for 1998 is the AICPI for the last quarter of 1997. (See chart)
CPI on the date of implementation (Jan. 1, 1998)  was 1813 (CPI of last quarter of 1997).


In simple terms, the caculation is to be done as follows:

Take the total of your basic wage, D. A. and interim relief as on 1-1-1998. Note that interim relief consists of 20 per cent of the basic plus Rs. 100.

If you are a journalist, see the table, as revised by the Dec. 15 notification, and find out where this amount falls on the scale and fix your salary at the next higher stage. Then, add to this new basic wage an increment for every four years of completed service subject to a maximum of three. Note that Table1.html on this Website has only reference value (for comparisons). Calculations should be on the basis of the table included in the Dec. 15 notification. There is no change in the tables for non-journalists, and hence the tables provided with the earlier notification can be used.

Now, add HRA at old rate on the new basic pay. Add CCA at the old rate. Add new Medical Allowance, if applicable.

However, note that arrears would accrue from April, 1998 only. D. A. for April salary will correspond to an increase of 79 points in AICPI in the first quarter of 1998. Arrears will be available on overtime and leave encashment also.

To calculate your salary in December 2000, add the increments you received from 1998 (usually three);
Calculate D. A. according to the formula given above. Add HRA, CCA and Medical Allowance at new rates.