1. 7th Pay Commission to be last commission to recommend pay hike? See what may happen

7th Pay Commission to be last commission to recommend pay hike? See what may happen

In a major development, 7th Pay Commission or 7th CPC may be the last commission to make recommendations regarding the salaries of central government employees.

By: | New Delhi | Published: December 8, 2017 10:15 PM
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In a major development, 7th Pay Commission or 7th CPC may be the last commission to make recommendations regarding the salaries of central government employees. The government is reportedly planning to abolish the system of formation of any pay commission in future, The Sen Times reports. It is also learnt that Centre is considering to adjust the salaries of its employees and pensioners Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses the 50 per cent mark. Currently, there are 4.8 million employees and 5.2 million pensioners under the central government. The 7th Pay Commission report was submitted to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley by Justice A K Mathur on November 19, 2015 and since then, government employees salaries have jumped considerably.

The objective behind the move is to keep central government employees salaries and allowances in balance with prices in the market, as per Sen Times report. Therefore, the pay and allowances will be hiked when DA crosses 50 percent. In future, the department of expenditure will be given the responsibility to regularly monitor salaries and allowances of central government employees and recommend the changes needed. the report noted.

Earlier, it was reported that the Defence Ministry is likely to take a decision on capping the educational expenses paid to the children of ex-servicemen in line with the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. Amid demands not to go ahead with the decision, a letter dated September 13, issued by the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, capped the fee for tuition and hostels at Rs 10,000 per month, as per the recommendations. As per sources, Defence Ministry was apprised of the matter, indicating that a decision on the issue could be taken soon.

Also, Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar wrote to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The RS MP urged Sitharaman not to cap the total expenditure towards tuition fee and hostel charges at Rs 10,000. Chandrasekhar in his letter to the minister said capping the fund goes against the very principle by which this scheme was implemented. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and former army chief and Minister of State for External Affairs General V.K. Singh had also urged the minister to review the move.

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    Hari
    Dec 9, 2017 at 11:49 am
    The govt is ignoring total population of country except govt employees, MLAs, MPs etc whose ries are increasing without any check. The politicians are increasing their ry on yearly without doing anything for country. Similarly other employees of PSUs, govt bodies are getting fixed pensions of few thousands only and rest of employees are not getting any pension. So govt must ensure uniformity to all categories of people. The interest of rest of population should also be ensured. The govt must also ensure subsidized meal to whole population as given to MPs and MLAs in parliament and assembly canteens. Why subsidized facilities are extended to highly paid legislatures which is not justified?
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      E RAJENDRAN
      Dec 9, 2017 at 8:21 am
      INCREASE IN CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES AS WELL RETIREES GETTING GOOD HIKE WHEN EVER SETTLEMENT ES. ONLY POOR RETIREES OF BANK RETIREES NOT GETTING ANY HIKE FOR THE LAST 4 SETTLEMENT NEARLY 20 YEARS. WHY FM NOT TALKING REG RETIREES ISSUE OF LIC RBI BANK , SEVERAL MSG SENT TO PM FM NO REPLY. ATLEAST MEDIA MUST BRING BANK RETIREES ISSUE IN PUBLIC. KNOW VERY WELL IF WE GO TO COURT IT WILL TAKE YEARS NY JUDGEMENT TIME WE MAY LEFT THE EARTH. WE ARE NOT LIVING FOR ONLY TO VOTE.
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        Hari
        Dec 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm
        The govt is also blind on pension of CIL employees who are getting meagre fixed pension for whole life which is highly unjustified. The govt is only listening voice of undisciplined employees who are adopting violent methods to get their demands. So govt must ensure uniformity to all employees instead of pick and choose method adopted for few categories of people like govt employees and legislatures. This is causing serious unrest among victimised people.
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