Friday, November 6, 2015
The print and web media is being flooded with possibilities and rumors of which most of them are baseless. But Govt. employees are desperately looking for any information about the possible recommendations of the seventh pay commission. They have been patiently waiting for the last eighteen months, after the pay commission set up. The tenure has been extended and so the waiting period.
The recent media report published in India Today has emphasized on some key points of seventh pay commission which is reproduced below. Please note that, it is not exactly the view of the publisher of this blog, especially about the retirement age factor as described below. As per our information, seventh CPC is not going to suggest any reduction of retirement age.
Following are the key points as per media report :
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Will the removal of Grade Pay System by the 7th Pay Commission help Central Government employees? – This is the topic of this article.
“Unconfirmed reports say that the 7th Pay Commission is very likely to recommend the abolishing of the Grade Pay System introduced by the 6th Pay Commission.”
Not only the Government, but the Central Government employees too are hoping and wishing that the 7th Pay Commission functions independently, free from interventions. The report of the previous Pay Commissions will guide for determining the revision of pay scale and pay bands, allowances, retirement benefits and other facilities/benefits of more than 50 lakh employees. The Pay Commission also considers the recommendations, suggestions and inputs gathered from employees all over the country and presented as memorandums by federations like the NC JCM and the Confederation.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Seventh Pay Commission is ready with its recommendations on revising emoluments for nearly 48 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners, and will soon submit report to the finance ministry.
Earlier in August, the government had extended Commission's term by another four months till December 31 to give recommendations.
"The Commission is ready with recommendations and the report will be submitted soon," according to sources.
The Commission, whose recommendations may also have a bearing on the salaries of the state government staff, was given more time by the Union Cabinet just a day before its original 18-month term was coming to an end.
Headed by Justice AK Mathur, the Commission was appointed in February 2014 and its recommendations are scheduled to take effect from January 1, 2016.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Monday, September 28, 2015
Many news papers including Danik Bhaskar, Times of India, NDTV CNN IBN, Hindu etc had reported that the 7th CPC will be submitting its report on 30th September 2015 itself.
The 7th CPC chairman had informed in a PTI interview Justice Ashok Kumar Mathurji had stated that “The Commission will submit its report by the end of September,”
The Hon’able Finance Minister had also informed the 7th CPC report will be submitted shortly.
The 7th Pay Commission has asked for a two month extension from the government. That the Commission is hoping that the government would take a call on One Rank One Pension, so they could modulate their own formulation in terms of pay revision. Now the one rank one pension issue has been resolved, but the formal orders are not issued, it will be issued only next month. After the issue of the ORBP orders then 7th Pay Commission will submit its report.
Now four month extension of term of 7th Central Pay Commission is made the Union Cabinet chaired by the Hon’able Prime Minister, gave its approval for the extension of the term of the 7th Central Pay Commission by four months up to 31.12.2015. The Government had issued notification on 8th September “The Commission will make its recommendations by 31st December, 2015. It may consider, if necessary, sending reports on any of the matters as and when the recommendations are finalized.”
Now the delay in submission of report and its implementation will be there and actual benefit of 7th CPC will occur only from April 2016. As Government will constitute its own committee to study the implementation of the 7th CPC report and issuing orders. It will benefit the Government as allowances effective date may be from April 2016 instead of January 2016.
Monday, September 21, 2015
New Delhi: The Seventh Pay Commission report is awaited, the new pay scales will be applicable to Central government employees with effect from January 2016.
50 lakh central government employees and 56 lakh pensioners including dependents hope to get this gift from April next year. The revised pay scales are likely to be implemented retrospectively starting 1 January 2016.
Many commentators say that the average increase in basic fair pay for all government employees will be in the region of 40-45%.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
One of the major issue in the Charter of Demands is “Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity”. In pursuance of which, Over 11 lakh workers and 15,000 unions participated in the countrywide general strike called by 10 central trade unions on Wednesday. Now the letter received from Ministry of Labour and Employment by General Secretary , BMS has brought some cheer for Central Government Employees.
The Secretary to Govt of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment informed in this letter dated 28-8-2015, that the Government is considering to revise calculation ceiling for Bonus from the present level of Rs.3500/- per month to Rs.7000/- per month or the Minimum wages for the scheduled employment as fixed by the appropriate Government, whichever is higher. Minimum wages have not been fixed yet, however, the minimum wage will be fixed at a level which is respectable.
Further he told that Under the circumstances, on an average the calculation ceiling for the purpose would be Rs.10000 per month .
Monday, August 24, 2015
New Delhi: The Seventh Pay Commission is likely to recommend the government to form a permanent pay panel to give recommendations to the government from time to time on issues pertaining to pay structure of central government employees.
The permanent pay panel would recommend regular salary hikes in keeping with the rate of inflation.
The formation of the permanent pay panel would help raise the salaries and allowances of central government officials and employees, an official of the pay panel said.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Honourable Finance Minister Shri.Arun Jaitely had spoken about the possible impact of 7th CPC recommendations in Parliament.
The Speech is critically reviewed by Comrade Elangovan of DREU.
I am reproducing the comments of Comrade Elangovan for the consideration of our members:
7TH CPC WIL INCREASE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PAY ONLY BY 15%. SHOULD WE ACCEPT?
WORKING PRESIDENT, DREU
1. The Medium Term Expenditure Framework statement has not yet been uploaded in Finance Ministry’s website. However I have taken the figures provided by print media including The Hindu. As per their statement the expenditure on salaries will rise by 9.56% in the fiscal 2015-16 as a result of 7th CPC implementation over the normal estimated expenditure in the 2015-16 budget to Rs.100619 crores. This means that the expenditure projected was Rs.91,839cr which if increased by 9.56% becomes Rs.100619 crores.
7 th Pay Commission seeks one-month time extension - Commission is unlikely to recommend the lowering of the retirement age
The Seventh Pay Commission, headed by justice A.K. Mathur, has sought a one-month extension from the finance ministry and is preparing to submit its report by the end of September. The commission is unlikely to recommend the lowering of the retirement age as rumoured earlier or push for lateral entry and performance-based pay.
The commission, set up once in every 10 years to review pay, allowances and other benefits for central government employees, was appointed by the previous government on 28 February 2014 and was asked to submit its report in 18 months, which falls on 31 August.
“There are some data points that are missing, which we hope to get by this month end. We are trying to submit the report by 20 September,” an official of the commission said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Monday, August 17, 2015
Government to incur additional expenses due to 7th Pay Commission : Pay and Allowances of Central Government employees will increase one lakh crore in the current financial year and also projected to increase further due to recommendations of 7th Pay Commission.
“Salary is a big question for even profit-minded private concerns. It is therefore not surprising that the employees of service-oriented Central Government departments are so obsessed about their pays and allowances. For a few central and state government organizations that rake in huge profits, salaries and allowances to their employees is no big issue.”
Friday, August 7, 2015
“The wages of public sector bank employees are revised once every five years. The recent 10th Bipartite wage agreement gave them an increase of 15%.”
United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) had initially put forth a demand of 21% wage hike. It was only after an extensive series of negotiations that the Indian Bank Association agreed to settle for 15%.
For Central Government Employees, once every ten years, a high level committee is constituted by Central Government to revise the pay and allowances. The commission will examine pay structure, concessions and facilities/benefits as well as retirement benefits of Central Staff based on Terms of reference given to them. The Commission has to submit its recommendations within 18 months of the date of its constitution.
Monday, July 20, 2015
“It doesn’t come as a surprise that even bits and morsels of information about the recommendations, which is being eagerly expected by nearly 50 lakh employees and pensioners, make headlines.”
The recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission have slowly started to make their way to the media in the form of unconfirmed news. The information that was being extensively discussed by all for more than a week now has finally made it to the websites yesterday.
It has now been confirmed that the 7th Pay Commission will submit is report to the Government next month. With the report being given a final shape, certain pieces of information have already started to hit the media. Some of the workable recommendations of the commission are out.
Recently we came to know from Railway Employees Union sources that seventh cpc, which is likely to submit it's report in the next month is going to recommend uniform multiplication factor as 2.86. Further the source also said that the present Grade Pay system is going to be abolished. Minimum pay is likely to be Rs 21000 against the union's proposal of Rs 26000.
Another source described that pay commission is going to suggest early retirement. 33 years of service or attaining 60 years of age, whichever is earlier, will be the exit time.
It is also reported that HRA pattern and percentage is likely to remain unchanged.
We do not expect our viewers to accept these information as authentic as none of the news mentioned above has any strong base. Still it is published here as each and every central employees and pensioners are being restless after waiting for more that one and half years and looking for any news (whether authentic or not !).
Monday, April 20, 2015
Oral evidence submitted by National Council(JCM) Standing committee and the VII CPC on 23.03.2015, 24.03.2015 and on 31.03.2015 respectively.
The JCM(NC), JCM Constitutents including INDWF jointly prepared the memorandum on pay Structure, Pay determination, Allowances, leave, women issues, LTC, TA/DA and Retirement benefits etc., on 30.06.2014. Similarly, on behalf of INDWF, we have submitted matters relating to Defence Civilian Employees on service matters on 28.07.2014.
Defence Federations were invited from 30th to 31st march, 2015. INDWF met the VII CPC on 31.03.2015 in the VII CPC office, New Delhi from 1030 HRs to 1200 HRs. [Click here to view the issues discussed by the Staff side National Council Staff side Standing Committee (JCM) and by INDWF]
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Release of additional installment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners, due from 1.1.2015
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.01.2015 at the rate of six percent increase over the existing rate of 107 percent.
Hence, Central Government employees as well as pensioners are entitled for DA/DR at the rate of 113 percent of the basic pay with effect from 01.01.2015. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.
The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be of the order of Rs. 6762.24 crore per annum and Rs. 7889.34 crore in the Financial Year 2015-16 ( i.e. for a period of 14 months from January 2015 to February 2016).
This will benefit 48 lakh government employees and 55 lakh pensioners.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The Union Cabinet is likely to approve hiking dearness allowance (DA) to 113 per cent from existing 107 per cent benefiting 30 lakh central government employees and 50 lakh pensioners in its meeting scheduled in this week.
“The Union Cabinet will take a proposal to hike Dearness allowance for its employees and dearness relief for its pensioners to 113 per cent in next week as per agenda listed for the meeting,” a source said. The hike in DA would be effective from the January 1st this year.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Modi Govt May Implement Seventh Pay Commission Report From April 2016.
The Seventh Pay Commission drafted in to make a new pay structure for the 30 lakh Central government employees would not be able to submit its report in August this year, the Commission is likely to seek extension till October.
The reports of Seventh Pay Commission will be implicated from April next year as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in the Parliament on February 27, “The 7th Pay Commission impact may have to be absorbed in 2016-17.”
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
1. Pay scales are calculated on the basis of pay drawn pay in pay band + GP + 100% DA by employee as on 01-01-2014.
2. 7th CPC report should be implemented w.e.f. 01-01-2014.
3. Scrap New Pension Scheme and cover all employees under Old Pension and Family Pension Scheme.
4. JCM has proposed minimum wage for MTS (Skilled) Rs.26,000 p.m.