Autonomous bodies – Bad news for Staff and Pensioners – Pay Revision may be delayed further.
Lakhs of employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies working under the Central government may be in for some bad news, with the revision of their salary and pension scales expected to be delayed.
Ministry of Finance has ordered implementation of the recommendations of Expenditure Management Commission (EMC) on Autonomous bodies, which highlights the need for periodic reviews of the working of Autonomous bodies of Ministries/Departments WITH A VIEW TO EXAMINE THE SCOPE FOR THEIR MERGER, DISENGAGEMENT, CLOSURE OR CORPORATISATION.
The General Financial Rules of Government of India (GFR) also provide for periodical review of Autonomous bodies.
They are yet to receive the full benefits of the pay scale recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC), and the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers (CCGEW) has already taken up the matter with the Centre.
Now, since the recommendations include evaluating whether an autonomous body needs to continue working with the government, or whether it can be merged with another autonomous body or closed altogether, the implementation of pay scales for these employees and pensioners as per the 7th CPC recommendations is expected to be delayed further.