7th CPC News – CG Employees are waiting anxiously to know about the increase amount in their salary
The employees of the Central Government are waiting anxiously to know about the increase amount in their salary.
The Seventh Pay Commission will be submitting its recommendations to the government soon. The employees are anxious and tensed up over whether the commission’s report would contain their expected concessions in the issue.
There are around 30 lakh employees throughout the nation working in various departments of the Central Government. The Pay Commission was constituted to recommend suitable changes in the salary of the Central Government servants based on the increase in the prices of essential commodities. The commission will submit its report once in 10 years to the government.
The Seventh Pay Commission will be submitting its report in August. After incorporating certain changes relevant to the State Governments, the concessions recommended by the commission in its report are to be awarded to the employees of the State Government also. So, both the Central and State Government employees are anxiously awaiting the commission’s report with much expectation. Already employees belonging to various departments have submitted petitions underscoring requests for increase in pay and other concessions to the Seventh Pay Commission.
Central Government Employees’ Association has said in its statement, “The minimum salary for a Central Government employee should be fixed at Rs. 26,000 per month; instead of only three promotions, we should be given the opportunity of five promotions on par with gazetted officers. Appointments based on humanitarian grounds should be made within three months. Employees under the categories B and C should have total income-tax exemption. The present method of determining the pension amount as 50% of the basic salary should be increased to 67%.”
Apart from these, the employees are putting forth many other demands also. And, many have submitted petitions independently also apart from the collective petitions.
The Pay Commission will submit its report to the Central Government once in 10 years. “The Commission will submit its report within two years of its institution. Increase in salary and promotions to the employees of the Central Government will be awarded as per the recommendations of the commission only. With some modifications, the recommendations would be carried out for the employees of the State Governments also.
The Seventh Pay Commission was constituted in the year 2014 with the retired Supreme Court judge Ashok Mathur as its chairman. The commission will submit its report in August.”
The chances are that the findings and recommendations of the Pay Commission would be implemented in January next year.