Sunday, March 29, 2015

Expectation from seventh pay commission - media report

Following is the excerpt of a media report published in The Economic Times on 29th March 2015.
"Welcome to the behind-the-scenes manoeuvring before the Big Sarkari Pay Hike. With a new pay scale for 36 lakh Central government employees, and also pensioners, likely to come into effect from January 1, 2016, the officers and non-gazetted staff of various services have been lobbying hard to get a good deal from the 7th CPC. Unlike in the private sector, the pay hike in government is a once-in-10-years-affair, making every CPC, right from the first that submitted its report in 1947, a hugely powerful agency. No doubt, government employees have to undergo an annual appraisal process called Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR), but that exercise is important only for promotion, and not for any pay hike. Government employees do get a regular hike in dearness allowance, a measure meant for offsetting inflationary pressure on their earnings, but at the end of the day it is the CPC that fixes the bureaucrats' pay for 10 long years.

That's precisely why officers and staff of of every service can't afford to ignore the CPC. Constituted in February 2014 under the chairmanship of retired Supreme Court judge Ashok Kumar Mathur, the 7th CPC has an economist and two bureaucrats as its members. Most of the employees' associations have already had at least one round of talks with the Commission. And some are waiting for Round II."
"To be sure, a formula towards pay parity has been the hallmark of the last few pay commissions. A government entry-level peon now gets a monthly pay of Rs 14,000, if dearness allowance is factored in. Similarly, a mid-level government driver's monthly salary, including allowances, is Rs 30,000, at least two times that of his counterpart in a private sector company. And that's why the salary gap between the lowest and highest paid government servant has drastically decreased over the last three decades."
"At present, only three major ministries — railways, external affairs and post — are not headed by IAS but run by their own cadres. Now, IPS wants a new department of internal security headed by a cop and IRS wants a separate direct tax department headed by a taxman.

Will the 7th CPC venture into such nuances? Or will it, like the past few pay commissions have, adopt a simple formula of Multiplier 3 under which the basic salary is hiked by three times or more depending on the economic health of the nation. If that is the case, it won't be too hazardous to make a prediction: A secretary to government of India will get a basic monthly salary (excluding DA) of Rs 2.4 lakh (current basic salary multiplied by three) and the cabinet secretary Rs 2.7 lakh from January 1, 2016. And, yes, perks, DA and other allowances will be extra."


COL LAMBA said...

He has totally FORGOTTEN about ARMY & their DE-GRADATION... Who man security of nation & due to them HE is sitting in AC BUT they are still working in inclement weather, DE-GRADATION OF ARMY AND UP-GRADATION OF CIVIL [IAS/IPS] 1.ARMY COMES TO RESCUE OF CIVIL AUTHORITY [IAS/IPS] ON THEIR FAILURE IN NAME OF AID TO CIVIL. 2] The Defence Personnel have suffered thrice over[THREE PAY COMMISSIONS ERODED THEIR PAY/PENSION/STATUS ]; The pension of Defence highest rank has increased only 45 times, that of civilian highest rank it has increased 108 times). THE COL [SELECTION]/BRIG GOT MERE INCRESE OF 30 TIMES. There is just no justification for the same.
4. ALL Will draw the pay of Addl Secretary Lt Gen (GP Rs 12000/- in 32 yrs of service by virtue of their service being Organised Gp a Service.5. The Government accepted the recommendations of Sixth CPC and granted the NFU to Organized GP A Services .BUT DENIED TO DEFENSE SERVICES A HEIGHT OF DEGRADATION OF FORFCES] In fact, now Sub Inspectors of CRPF/BSF/ITBP too can beat Def Services Offrs when they too will retire with the salary of Addl Secretary / Lt Gen, if they get promoted as Asstt Comdt / DSP in 8 yrs.]All this will only fuel frustration, disgruntlement and will have a demoralising effect on the Armed Forces.

S.Lakshman Rao said...

Accepted portion of the seventh pay commission needs to be well supported by means of an Office Memorandum for implementation...The basic requirement for implementation from the date contained in the Office Memorandum...

js bibra said...

who will bell the cat
our own faujis oppose may times
civilians therefore have the last laugh
will anybody listen
what is the nonsense of organised group a services--are the services disorganized?
what about nfu--who is opposing it
what about orop
the need is to have men in uniform injected into all ministries at various levels of secretaries rather than IAS officers so u can change the policies

Anonymous said...

Where is your in the larger public intetest shit...
Do you seriously understand what you have commented above...

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