Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Government announces Seventh Pay Commission for central government employees

NEW DELHI: Ahead of elections, the government on Wednesday announced constitution of the Seventh Pay Commission, which will go into the salaries, allowances and pensions of about 80 lakh of its employees and pensioners.

"Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved the constitution of the 7th Pay Commission. Its recommendations are likely to be implemented with effect from January 1, 2016", finance minister P Chidambaram said in a statement.

The setting up of the Commission, whose recommendations will benefit about 50 lakh central government employees, including those in defence and railways, and about 30 lakh pensioners, comes ahead of the assembly elections in 5 states in November and the general elections next year.

The government constitutes Pay Commission almost every ten years to revise the pay scales of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modification.

As the Commission takes about two years to prepare its recommendations, the award of the seventh pay panel is likely to be implemented from January 1, 2016, Chidambaram said.

The Sixth Pay Commission was implemented from January 1, 2006, fifth from January 1, 1996 and fourth from January 1, 1986.

The names of the chairperson and members of the 7th Pay Commission and its terms of reference will be finalized shortly after consultation with major stakeholders, Chidambaram said.

7 comments

Anonymous

they should go back to 15 years of VRS policy in 7th pay commission and all compulsory pension getters from govt. should be offered so that govt. exchequer will not be burdened with extra cost and can recruit young people with new pension scheme not burdening the govt.

Anonymous

1.The MACP duration should be reduced from 10 years to 8 years or give the time scale promotions for every govt employee to get at least assured pay before retairement.
2.The gap in the existing PB-3of G.P Rs7600 and next starting PB-4 is too much. The PB-3 of Rs 7600 should be merged in PB-4.

Anonymous

1.The MACP duration should be reduced from 10 years to 8 years or give the time scale promotions for every govt employee to get at least assured pay before retairement.
2.The gap in the existing PB-3of G.P Rs7600 and next starting PB-4 is too much. The PB-3 of Rs 7600 should be merged in PB-4.

cknair

commutation pension limit may be reduced to 10 yeara insteas of existing 15 yeara and existing medical allow of Rs 300/- per month may be enhanced upto Rs1500/- per month.

Anonymous

Should increase the retirement age of central govt employees

V Sharma

Retirement age of central government employees should be extended

maria varghese

MACP for inter division reguested staff is to review now ; so many are in great loss.