7th Pay Commission Latest News – CG Employees term 7th CPC Discriminatory – “It will just further widen the discrimination between others central government employees and civil services officers,” said a central government employees’ association leader.
Expressing deep grievance at the proposed pay scales of 7th Pay Commission, central government employees said on Sunday, virtually it would further deprive them financially let alone increase salaries compared to benefits offered to civil services officers.
The confederation members led by the Convenor and General Secretary of the All India IRS (Income Tax) Jayant Mishra, Gen Secretary of the IPS Association P V Ramasastry and President of the Indian Information Service (IIS) Ranjana Dev Sarmah including office bearers of four other services met Singh, the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions on Sunday.
“It will just further widen the discrimination between others central government employees and civil services officers,” said a central government employees’ association leader.
“The pay scale of 7th Pay Commission will benefit the salaries of only IAS, IPS, IRS and other services’ officers while Group B and C, who constitute 85 percent of all central government employees, will have no such benefit,” he added.
The Central government employees’ associations said, “not at all happy” with the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission and, in fact, “no section of the Gruop B and C employees is satisfied”, as the Commission has recommended a minimal pay increase as compared to the previous Pay Commissions., they added.
Central government employees’ associations demanded that the government immediately reviews the scale. keeping Rs 26,000 instead of the proposed Rs 18,000 as employees’ minimum pay.
“The proposed pay scale increased the pay gap between the minimum and maximum from existing 1:12 to 1: 13.8. While all pay commissions made up pay gap between employees and civil services officers from second Pay Commission 1:41 ratio to Sixth pay commission 1:12, except it,” they added.
The delegation of the Confederation of Civil Service Associations (CoCSA) said Singh, assured them that their concerns will be “appropriately examined.” “The Government has formed a Committee of Secretaries to examine the Report of the 7th Central Pay Commission.
Unfortunately, eight of the 13 members of the Committee belong to one particular Service and therefore the CoCSA is apprehensive of its neutrality on issues related to parity and equality of opportunities.
The implementation of the new pay scales is estimated to put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore on the exchequer in 2016-17. Subject to acceptance by the government, they will take effect from January 1, 2016. The Empowered Committee of Secretaries will function as a Screening Committee to process the recommendations with regard to all relevant factors of the Commission in an expeditious detailed and holistic fashion.