7th Pay Commission on pension, pay, allowances and more has made many far reaching recommendations that will go a long way in making government servants some of the best paid employees in India. While the pay hike on an average is 23.55 per cent, government, last time round, had hiked the amount in excess of what the pay panel had asked for. Whether that will happen this time is still anyone’s guess. Justice A K Mathur was the Chairman of the Seventh Pay Commission. While there was mostly unanimity in the 7th Pay Commission, there were many disagreements too that split the panel straight down the middle. Here is all you wanted to know in 4 short points:
1. 7th Pay Commission – The Edge: An edge (read: superiority in service) is presently accorded to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) at three promotion stages from Senior Time Scale (STS), to the Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) and the NFSG. is recommended by the Chairman, to be extended to the Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS).
Vivek Rae, Member is of the view that financial edge is justified only for the IAS and IFS. Dr. Rathin Roy, Member is of the view that the financial edge accorded to the IAS and IFS should be removed.
2. 7th Pay Commission – Empanelment: The Chairman and Dr. Rathin Roy, Member, recommend that All India Service officers and Central Services Group A officers who have completed 17 years of service should be eligible for empanelment under the Central Staffing Scheme and there should not be “two year edge”, vis-a-vis the IAS. Vivek Rae, Member, has not agreed with this view and has recommended review of the Central Staffing Scheme guidelines.
3. 7th Pay Commission – Non Functional Upgradation for Organised Group ‘A’ Services: The Chairman is of the view that NFU availed by all the organised Group ‘A’ Services should be allowed to continue and be extended to all officers in the CAPFs, Indian Coast Guard and the Defence forces. NFU should henceforth be based on the respective residency periods in the preceding substantive grade. Vivek Rae, Member and Dr. Rathin Roy, Member, have favoured abolition of NFU at SAG and HAG level.
4. 7th Pay Commission – Superannuation: Chairman and Dr. Rathin Roy, Member, recommend the age of superannuation for all CAPF personnel should be 60 years uniformly. Vivek Rae, Member, has not agreed with this recommendation and has endorsed the stand of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Check out break 7th Pay Commission report break-up:
|2016-17 (Without VII CPC)||2016-17 (With VII CPC)||Financial Impact||Percentage Increase|
|All figures in Rs lakh except for percentage increase|