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7th Pay Commission – Massive Protests will be taken if Govt fails – Criticising strongly, K K N Kutty said it is “totally disappointing and beats logic”.
The 7th pay commission report has failed to address the welfare of employees, said president of confederation of central government employees and workers KKN Kutty.
Criticising strongly, K K N Kutty said it is “totally disappointing and beats logic”.
“It is the only commission, which has reduced the allowances and due to which the growth in net income is only 14.28 percent,” he added.
Addressing a meeting on the 7th pay commission in Visakhapatnam, Kutty slammed the centre for failing to look into the issues of the employees and warned that agitations would be launched to demand minimum pay as per the market prices.
He said that the commission had recommended that the minimum pay should be hiked from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000. However, considering the current market conditions, he said that minimum pay was not adequate. He said that a memorandum with 26 demands had been submitted to the centre. He warned that massive protests will taken out from September onwards if the government failed to address the issues of employees in the seventh pay commission.
The 7th pay commission has recommended a 14.27 percent increase in basic pay, the lowest in 70 years. The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended a 20 percent hike, which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.