A huge number of Central government employees are eagerly waiting to about when and if PM Narendra Modi led Union Cabinet decides to increase minimum pay. Now, it has been reported that the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) is expected to meet in October to discuss the hike in the basic minimum pay of Central government employees, according to OneIndia.com. After the NAC meeting, the report will be submitted to the Department of Expenditure and thereafter for the final go-ahead, the matter will be placed before PM Narendra Modi-headed Union Cabinet.
Earlier, on September 12, it was reported that a committee – NAC – has been formed to look into various pay related anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations. The 22-member panel will be headed by Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and it will have members of both the official and staff side, news agency PTI reported.
“It has been decided to set up the anomaly committee of the National Council (Joint Consultative Machinery) consisting of representatives of the official side and the staff side to settle any anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Pay Commission’s recommendations,” an order issued by the DoPT said, as per a PTI report.
From the government side, it will have Member (Staff) Railway Board, secretaries of Department of Telecommunications and Department of Posts, as its members, the report added. Besides them, Financial Adviser, Defence Ministry, two joint secretaries from DoPT and another Joint Secretary (Personnel) in Finance Ministry will also be part of the panel. A Deputy Secretary of the DoPT will be Member-Secretary of the panel which has 13 people from the staff side, the order said.
In the month of June, in a bonanza to 48 lakh central government employees, the Union Cabinet approved recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission with 34 modifications. The Modi government has accepted most of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC), to be implemented from January 1, 2016.