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Merger of DA with Pay and Interim Relief – Govt yet to issue Statement – Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Karnataka Unit reports
Merger of DA with Pay, granting interim relief and enhancing superannuation age are definitely being actively considered by the Govt. Hindu Business line, Business standard, Economic times and Vijaya Karnataka News papers have published information to the effect that Union Cabinet meeting has approved DA Merger and terms of reference of 7th CPC. As per news paper reports decisions taken by Cabinet will be referred to 7th CPC regarding DA merger and Interim Relief. If these reports are true then we have to wait for next week for notification orders.
The Government has not issued any statement so far on this issue. Finance Minister Shri P Chidambaram will visit Australia as per the schedule he will attend the G20 meeting on February 22 and 23, followed by investor conferences on February 24 and 25. If the above reports are not correct then it is most likely that cabinet will take any decision only after his return from abroad. So good news may be expected in the next weekend.
Hindu Business Line reports as follows
“The Cabinet approved the terms of reference for the 7th Pay Commission. Government officials said that these include merging of dearness allowance (DA) with basic pay.
Earlier, the DA was merged with basic pay, only after it touched 50 per cent of the basic pay. The merger will help in drawing higher allowances as these are a proportion of the basic pay.”
Source : The Hindu Businessline
Business Standard reports as follows
“Among the flurry of proposals cleared by the cabinet yesterday was the terms of reference for the new Pay Commission. Despite economic growth taking a tumble – from over 9% to sub 5% – and the government caught in a fiscal bind as revenues diminish, non plan expenditure is all set to swell as government babus get a boost in their salaries with the 7th Pay Commission kicking in from 2016.
Source: Business Standard
The Economic Times Reports as follows
“The government has cleared a flurry of proposals including setting up a coal regulator, terms of reference for the new Pay Commission, upgrading 7,200 km of roads into national highways and aRs 6,400 crore equity investment by GlaxoSmithKline to raise its stake in its Indian arm. ……….
The cabinet also approved the terms of reference of the seventh pay commission, which will cover 35 lakh government employees and defence personnel. It will be headed by retired Supreme Court judge Ashok Kumar Mathur.
It will submit its report in 19 months and the award will be effective January 2016, the government had said earlier this month.”
Souce : The Economic Times