Published On: Wed, May 4th, 2016

7th Pay Commission award: What will govt do to central govt employees?

New Delhi: It is more than five months passed since the 7th Pay Commission submitted its reports to the government in respect of hiking Pay and perks for all central government employees and officials but announcement of 7th Pay Commission award still not made.

7th Pay Commission submitted its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in November.

7th Pay Commission submitted its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in November.

Now, ahead of the 7th Pay Commission award announcement, the central government employees live on the edge, without proper Pay and perks.

Amongst the rumours:

The government are likely to double the percentage of pay hike recommended by the pay commission.

The central government employees will get a salary hike of around 30 percent on the minimum basic pay, much more than 14.27 percent as recommended by the 7th pay commission in November 2015.

Salaries

At the moment, basic minimum pay of central government employees is Rs 7,000 while the maximum pay Rs 90,000.

Empowered Committee of Secretaries, who are processing the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission, are likely to recommend highest salary for central government RS 2,70,000 and the lowest at Rs 21,000.

Consequently, it would push up employees’ 15 percent basic pay hike at the all levels beyond the Seventh Pay Commission report, which recommended for raising minimum pay to Rs 18,000 per month from current Rs 7,000 while the maximum pay Rs 2.5 lakh per month from current Rs 90,000 to central government employees cope with the inflation but it was the lowest increase in 70 years.

While the previous Sixth Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike, which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.

The employees have been protesting that the hike in basic pay is only 14.27 percent, the lowest in 70 years, and are mulling to continue protest the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission.

Finance Ministry sources assured better pay award for central government employees than the 7th Pay Commission recommendations as the Empowered Committee of Secretaries is mulling this angle to boosting the employees.

Hiking allowances and advance

The government is also considering doubling of existing rates of such allowances and advances, which has been recommended for abolition by the Seventh Pay Commission.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries is also processing for doubling allowances and advances being enjoyed by various cadres of central government employees.

The 7th Pay Commission recommended for abolition of allowances and advances like risk allowance, small family allowance, festival advance, motor cycle advance.

The central government employees have been complaining of abolition of risk allowance, small family allowance, festival advance, motor cycle advance etc.

“Accordingly,the Empowered Committee of Secretaries is also positively considering 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 Finance Ministry sources said.

TST

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