Wednesday, February 17, 2016


New Delhi: Central government employees’ leaders have trashed the Seventh Pay Commission report on pay and allowances hike of central government employees and officers, saying it was ‘total rubbish’ and ‘not worth the paper it was printed on’.

The Seventh Pay Commission report was presented to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in November.
A Trade Union leader said he finds it hard to believe that the 900-page report had failed to find any government employees’ welfare motive behind the issuance of such type of pay hike recommendations, which has given nothing, not even proper minimum pay hike.

“Who in the domain of central government employees and officers believes was there any welfare motive behind the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission for government employees?” he asked.

“who of them believes that no government agencies were involved in the issuance of such type pay commission? The pay commission report reveals that it was made on the direction of the government.”

“Yes, government can say that the Seventh Pay Commission report gave a message of cheer of senior officials as commission was comprised three bureaucratic members excluding Justice A K Mathur, who led the committee. The bureaucratic members gave their vote in favor of their fraternity.

“The pay panel was constituted with no leader of the trade unions and the employees associations as representative of employees. So, the panel took a different view for lower grade employees.

IPS, IRS and other services officers have also suffered as there was not any member as their representative in the panel,” the leader of the CPI-affiliated All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) said in here on Monday.

AITUC General Secretary Gurudas Dasgupta had already said, “It is totally disappointing… least hike (proposed) in the last 30 years. Considering the inflation, it is unsatisfactory.”

CPI-M linked Centre of Indian Trade Unions’s (CITU) President A K Padmanabhan had said these recommendations are an “injustice” to workers. The minimum pay is not in sync with today’s inflation and prices.

RSS affiliate Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh’s General Secretary Viresh Upadhyay had said, “It is disappointing and we oppose it strongly. There is just 16 per cent hike in net pay against projected 23.55 per cent. Besides, there is now a huge gap between the minimum and maximum pay. This gap should not be more than 1:10, but it is way above.”

Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers President K K N Kutty had said it was “totally disappointing and beats logic. It is the only commission, which has reduced the allowances and due to which the growth in net income is only 14.28%.”

The leading associations of Central government employees like central secretariat, railwaymen, nurses, employees of CBEC and CBDT, postal employees and other departments have opposed the the Seventh Pay Commission report and have sought “rectification” to its.

Accordingly, the have submitted their representations to Implementation Cell (IC) in the Finance Ministry which works under the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (CoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha.

A 13-member Empowered Committee of Secretaries (CoS) was set up on January 27 for processing the report of the Seventh Central Pay Commission before cabinet nod.

The report of the Seventh Pay Commission was presented to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in November with a recommendation for raising minimum pay to Rs 18,000 per month from current Rs 7,000 while the maximum pay, drawn by the Cabinet Secretary, has been fixed at Rs 2.5 lakh per month from current Rs 90,000, which will be effective from January 1, 2016.

The panel recommended a 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay. The overall increase in salary, allowances and pensions is 23.55%. The increase in allowances will be higher by 63% while pensions will rise 24%.


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