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7th Pay Commission – Where it Went Wrong – After more than 25 days are over from the date, Cabinet gave its approval to recommendations of 7th Pay Commission, there are indications for issue of notification
After more than 25 days are over from the date, Cabinet gave its approval to recommendations of 7th Pay Commission, there are indications for issue of Gazette Notification for its implementation this week.
Now we do an analysis where the 7th pay commission went wrong and why the central government employees are not happy and feel that the government too are against them.
This is the first time in the Pay Commission History that the 7th Pay Commission recommendation are going to be implemented in staggered manner. Only Basic Pay alone will be revised. All other Allowances will be revised after four months.
There was an anomaly in sixth pay Commission in granting Annual Increment for the New entrant. If the Govt Servants recruited in the first six months of the year from January 2nd to June 30th, the Annual Increment will be granted on 1st July of next year (i.e after 13 to 18 Months ) .This anomaly is also not addressed by 7th Pay Commission.
To address this issue, NCJCM proposed two Increment dates ie., on 1st January and 1st July. This is still not considered by the government.
The Sixth CPC has recommended to grant MACP on Grade Pay Hierarchy. Many Court Cases ware won by Govt servants in favour of granting MACP on Promotional hierarchy. But this issue was also not considered by Govt and the 7th Pay Commission.
The Employees were shocked by the recommendation of reducing the Rates of HRA to 24%, 16% and 8%. Adding further fuel to the fire, the reduced allowances are also not expected to be implemented with immediate effect.
The Cabinet also decided not to accept the steep hike in monthly contribution towards Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) recommended by the 7th pay Commission. But the CG Employees welcomed the 7th Pay Commission recommendation in CGEGIS, as it is provides high risk cover. But it was turned down by the Government.
To Put it short, This is the first time in the Pay Commission History that Pay Commission recommendation are going to be implemented in staggered manner. Only Basic Pay alone will be revised. All other Allowances will be revised after four months.
The only positive fact in 7th Pay Commission Recommendation is its PAY MATRIX. In 6th Pay Commission, there was disparity in Pay fixation for promotions and new Entrants. The Entry Pay fixed for particular Grade to the New Recruits was and is, higher than the Pay fixed for the Govt Servants promoted to that same Grade. This issue is somehow addressed in 7th Pay Commission by fixing Entry Pay for all Levels in New Pay Matrix.