Published On: Sun, Dec 13th, 2015

Govt employees’ body meets minister over Pay Commission anomalies

New Delhi: Government Employees’ National Federation, which represents central and state governments employees, Saturday met Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh over some glaring anomalies in Seventh Pay Commission recommendations.

Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh

Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh

Federation’s Secretary General, Sadhu Singh said, there is need to re-look the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations in respect of some anomalies.

He addressed the minister that the pay commission rationalized pay structure had led to several discrepancies.

He added that the concept of Grade Pay and Pay Band had been done away and all Grades of Pay at all levels had been subsumed into the pay matrix, but had also done away with the difference in Grade Pay granted earlier on promotion.

During the meeting, the minister responded federation’s suggestions, “even though the opinions may vary, there is large section of employees which has hailed the report.”

“All the concerns expressed by the employees will be taken care of by the government.” he added.

The Seventh pay commission recommended fixing the highest basic salary at Rs 250,000 and the lowest at Rs 18,000 for the central government employees on its report which was submitted to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on November 19 by Justice A K Mathur, who heads the commission.

The Finance Ministry has set up a cell to implement the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission on November 26, which are eventually accepted by the government. The cell will take a view on suggestions to come from various stakeholders.

After getting report from the implementation cell on Pay Commission recommendations, it would be placed before the cabinet for its nod through the group of secretaries of revision pay panel report headed by cabinet secretary.

TST

Copyright: Any unauthorized use or reproduction of The Sen Times’ above content for any purpose is strictly prohibited and constitutes copyright infringement liable to legal action. Please share this article with others using the link, do not cut & paste the article. See our Copyright Policy for more detail.

About the Author