High-level committee to be appointed to study 7th Pay Commission

New Delhi: The government is likely to appoint a High-level committee to look into the implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations, which was approved by the cabinet.

Finance ministry issued  notification for appointing High-Level Committee to study 7th Pay Commission in the evening on Wednesday after the central government employees’ unions met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
Finance ministry issued statement for appointing High-Level Committee to study 7th Pay Commission in the evening on Wednesday after the unions leaders met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

The committee would look into steps to be taken to remove anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations involving pay scales and other issues, as approved by the cabinet on June 29, the Finance ministry said in a statement late in the evening on Wednesday after the central government employees’ unions leaders met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

The Finance ministry in its statement said, “Representatives of Unions representing employees of the Central government had met Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu in the evening of June 30. They had requested that certain issues raised by them in relation to the pay scales and other recommendations of the Pay Commission be allowed to be raised before a Committee of Secretaries looking into different aspects of grievances of employees in relation to the Pay Commission recommendations.

The Ministers assured the union leaders that the issues raised by them would be considered by a High Level Committee.”

The Cabinet ditto with the 7h Pay Commission recommendations, the commission recommended 23.55 per cent hike in salaries, allowances and pensions and a 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay for Central government employees, the lowest in 70 years.

The cabinet has increased the minimum pay from existing Rs 7000 to Rs 18,000 while the central government employees’ unions are demanding minimum pay Rs. 26,000. The cabinet took fitment factor 2.57 to hike basic pay only 14.27 per percent but the employees’ Unions are demanding 3.68 fitment factor.

The High-level committee would take into account the financial impact of its recommendations before spelling out the same within four months.

The committee may submit its report to the government before the stipulated time.

“The ministries and departments of the government of India shall furnish pay hike information and documents and other assistance as may be required by the committee,” a Finance ministry official said.

This committee will be formed like the Empowered Committee of Secretaries, which was formed after receiving of 7th pay commission recommendations but the government didn’t accept any suggestion of of the Empowered Committee for cabinet nod of 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

Forming of High-level committee is a pretext … The government try to play with the employees’ unions and pretended that they want to accept their demands. The employees’ unions are wrong about deferring their indefinite strike by four months, and it is certain they will suffer … just like they suffered before.

The government employs delay tactics to stave off the implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendation on the pretext of employees’ unions demands.

TST

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