Monday, October 5, 2015

Finance Ministry reminds Pay Commission about fiscal concern, hopeful about consideration

  • Pay panel will be mindful of fiscal concerns: FinMin
  • New Delhi, Oct 5 (PTI) Finance Ministry today said the Seventh Pay Commission will be mindful of the fiscal concerns of the government while giving its report on new pay scales and remunerations for central government employees and pensioners.

    The Commission, headed by Justice A K Mathur, has been given time up to December 2015 to submit its report on revising emoluments of nearly 48 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners.

    "We have communicated our concerns with regard to sustainability of public expenditure to Pay Commission. I am sure the members and chairman of the commission are aware of and will be sensitive to our concerns," Finance Secretary Ratan Watal told reporters here.The Commission has time till December to submit its report, he said, adding thereafter it would be scrutinised by a secretariat to be set up in the Finance Ministry.

    Watal said although the recommendations would be implemented from January 1, 2016, the burden on the exchequer would not be much in the current financial year.

    However, he added, it would have implications in next fiscal.

    The Commission, headed by Justice A K Mathur, was appointed by the previous UPA government in February 2014 for 18 months. Its terms was extended in August 2015 by four months till December 31, 2015.

    The government constitutes the Pay Commission almost every 10 years to revise the pay scale of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modifications.

    As part of the exercise, the Commission holds discussions with various stakeholders, including organisations, federations, groups representing civil employees as well as Defence services.


S.Lakshman Rao said...

As Regards financial constraints in regard to implementation,the guidelines followed by sixth pay commission may be of some use.While implementing the revised,!!! Retired and retiring pensioners!!! need to be on par!!! Equal pension for equal rank!!! has to be examined before implementation,which needs special attention.


“More Indians believe that normal growth rate can be more”-finance minister. What is the use of this growth if-
--only bureaucrats are eligible for salary hike and emoluments of lakhs of employees, pensioners is treated as liability on public expenditure.
--employees, pensioners are given salary,pension hike once every ten years. It is ridiculous that bureaucrats who are less than 10% of total Central Government employees gain maximum from pay commission report. It is much better that government increases Public expenditure so that the growth story is reflected in salaries, pension. Pay commission should be set-up every five years, this will give a stimulus to domestic economy.
Employees,Pensioners expect substantial growth in income to tackle rising prices.
Governments do not rule for eternity and people decide fate of government in elections.

Ranbir Lamba said...

One should not interfere & put pressure

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