Initial Pay Fixation of Re-Employed Defence Officers
(a) The initial pay of a re-employed Government servant who elects or is deemed to have elected to be governed by the revised pay structure from 1st day of January 2016 shall be fixed according to the provisions of Rule 7 of the Army Officers Pay Rules 2017, if he/she is a retired Government servant who received pension or any other retirement benefits but which were ignored while fixing pay on re-employment.
(b) The initial pay of a re-employed officer who retired with a pension or any other retirement benefit and whose pay on re-employment was fixed with reference to these benefits or ignoring a part thereof, and who elects or is deemed to have elected to be governed by the revised structure from the 1st day of January 2016 shall be fixed in accordance with the provisions contained in Rule 7 of the Army Officers Pay Rules 2017. Pension (excluding the ignorable portion of pension, if any), as admissible on relevant date, i.e. date of coming over to the revised pay structure, effective from 1.1.2016 or later, shall be deducted from his/her pay in accordance with the general policy of the Government on fixation and subsequent drawl of pay of re-employed pensioners.
(c) In addition to the pay so fixed, the re-employed officer would continue to draw the retirement benefits he/she was permitted to draw in the pre-revised scales, as modified based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, in orders in respect of which have been issued separately by the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare.
(d) Where a re-employed officer elects to draw his/her pay in the existing pay structure and is brought over to revised pay structure from a date later than the 1st day of January, 2016, his/her pay from the later date in the revised scale shall be fixed in accordance with the provisions of Rule 11 of the Army Officers Pay Rules 2017.
(e) Further, the existing ceiling of Rs 80,000/- for drawal of pay plus gross pension on re-employment is enhanced to Rs 2,25,000/-, the maximum basic pay prescribed for officers in Level 17 under Army Officers Pay Rules 2017.