Published On: Fri, Nov 27th, 2015

Income Tax employees’ unions to observe black day today against pay commission

Mumbai: Income Tax employees’ unions across the country will be observing a “black day” today to protest against some of the “retrograde recommendations” of the seventh pay commission, the Income Tax Employees Federation, Mumbai, said here.

CBDT Chairperson Anita Kapur, who is the administrative head of Income Tax department.

CBDT Chairperson Anita Kapur, who is the administrative head of Income Tax department.

The federation will be holding a massive demonstration in front of Aayakar Bhavan, the income tax headquarters here, at 3 pm today.

“We are totally disappointed with the recommendations of the seventh pay commission which is the worst-ever after the second pay commission,” federation general secretary Ravindran B Nair said in a statement.

He said Income Tax employees were expecting a minimum pay of Rs 26,000 but the pay commission has recommended only Rs 18,000. This amounts to an increase of just Rs 2,250 from the present pay of Rs 15,750 after a period of 10 years.

“After the deductions towards the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) worth Rs 1,500 and the contribution towards the New Pension Scheme, effectively there will be hardly any increase in the take home salary,” Nair said.

In some instances the take home salary will be less than what it is today, he added.

On the other hand, a huge rise is given to the Group A officers whereby the ratio between the minimum and the maximum pay level is 1:13, he noted.

Existing allowances like festival advance which was beneficial to the low-paid employees have been scrapped. Changes have also been made to the existing child care leave, he said.

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