Complications delay Pay Commission implementation

New Delhi: The Seventh Pay Commission recommendations turned out to be complicated to implement because convincing every section of central government employees was not easy, sources in Finance Ministry said.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

“We hope that the gazette notification for the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations will be published within six months. The employees have to wait for the gazette due to the complexity of the Pay Commission recommendations in various segments,” they told The Sen Times reporter on Wednesday.

The Seventh Pay Commission took 21 months to finalize the report and now the government will take the next few months to implement it.

The Expenditure department in Finance Ministry, who is screening the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations will send their review, especially the average increase in basic pay for all government employees will be in the region of 20-24% instead of 16%, which was recommended by the Pay Commission,for approval to the Finance Ministry brass before putting it to Secretaries group to manage cabinet nod.

An official of the Finance Ministry told the Sen Times that the Finance Ministry is also mulling for doubling of existing rates of allowances and advances, which has been recommended for abolition by Seventh Pay Commission like risk allowance, small family allowance, festival advance, motor cycle advance.

The seventh pay commission recommended for downgrade pay for some section of central government employees. The Finance Ministry does not want to disturb the existing positions. The national trade unions, every section of central government employees and civil services officers expect IAS officers are more disappointed and they said, “Seventh Pay Commission report comes as extremely disappointing us.”

In view of complications over the Seventh Pay Commission report,the government will need more time to solve this complications before the implementation of the pay panel report.


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