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Interim report of 7th Pay Commission – Statement of Minister

Interim report of 7th Pay Commission – Statement of Minister in the Parliament

Government’s first reply on Interim Report of 7th Pay Commission is not affirmative. 7th Pay Commission was constituted by Government in February 2014 and 7thCPC is in the process of reviewing the pay and allownaces and service matters of Central Government employees, Defence personneland Railway Employees.

As a first step, 7th Pay Commission called for Memorandum and suggestions of various federations and entities concerned with Central Government Employees on 7th Pay Commission Terms of Reference and Questionaire prepared by 7th CPC. Federations and Associations concerned with Central Government Pensioners, Defence Pensioners and Railway Pensioners were are requested to provide their suggestions and demands.

Click here to read the 7th Pay Commission Terms of Reference

Also check the following links for Memorandum filed by various federations

7th Pay Commission is also visiting various places throughout India to meet the entities concerned with CG Employees, Railway Employees and Pensioners.

Click here to check the details of meetings conducted by 7th Pay Commission so far

In this background, Minister of state for Finance Shri Jayant Sinha has replied to a query by a member whether Commission proposes to submit any interim report.

The full text of this Rajya Sabha Query and reply are as follows

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO 230
ANSWERED ON 25.11.2014

7th Pay Commission

230 SHRI SHANTARAM NAIK

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to satate :-

a) the details of meetings, the 7th Pay Commission has taken so far and the items/issues discussed till date;

b) the States, visited, by the Commission if any till date and the States which the Commission proposes to visit;

c) whether the Commission proposes to take the views of the State Governments as regards their pay-scales since invariably, most of the States adopt the Central Pay Commission reports;

d) whether Commission proposes to submit any interim report;

e) whether the Commission proposes to make any recommendations to bring in financial transparency; and

f) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

SHRI JAYANT SINHA

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(a)&(b): The 7th Central Pay Commission is required to make its recommendations on its Terms of Reference. Also, the Commission is to devise its own procedure. The Commission’s Terms of Reference do not enjoin upon it to keep the Government updated on its functioning and the procedure being followed by it during the course of its deliberations.

(c ): The Terms of Reference of the Commission provide that the Commission will make its recommendations, keeping in view, inter alia, the likely impact of the recommendations on the finances of the State Governments, which usually adopt the recommendations with some modifications.

(d)to(f): The Commission is required to submit its report on its Terms of Reference. However, no Report, including any interim one, has so far been submitted by the Commission.

Source: rajyasabha.nic.in

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