Now some great news for the employees of autonomous bodies, quasi-government organisations and statutory bodies. The government of India has decided to extend the benefit of Sixth Pay Commission recommendations to employees of autonomous bodies, quasi-government organisations and statutory bodies. “As per the news, the benefit would be extended to employees of all such organisations whose basic pay and emoluments are similar to those payable to central government employees.
What about those employees whose pay scales are NOT identical to those of the central government employees? In those cases when the pay scales are not identical, the department or bodies would constitute a “separate group of officers”. The financial advisor of the respective department would be involved in the group as the representative of the finance ministry.
When will this be implemented?
No certainity about that. The final recommendation of the group would be taken by the finance ministry or the ministry of personnel and training for implementation. The accepted pay level would, however, be in no case more than those prescribed for the central government employees of similar level.
“It has now been decided that the orders may be extended to the employees of autonomous organisations whose pattern of emolument structure as pay scale and allowances are identical to those of central government employees,” an office memorandum of the finance ministry said.
Dearness allowance, housing rent allowance and city compensatory allowance are the main parameters on which the similarity of the two scales would be decided.
Autonomous organisations and other such bodies would have to provide for 10% of the additional expense on account of pay revision through additional revenue generation, another 10% from savings and the rest 80% would be provided by the Centre.