7th Pay Commission Pay Demands by Central Government Employees
Now the committee for 7th cpc Seventh Central Pay Commission has been constituted. So far conventionally the periods or Pay Revisions to Central Government employees was 10 years. However, the Employees’ Unions have been demanding for reduction of this period to 5 years in line with the conventional periodical wage revisions for every 5 years in Public Sector Undertakings. The DEFENCE Forces are demanding for wages commensurate with the nature of their risky duties, for proper representation for them in the 7th Pay Commission and for application of the concept of ‘one rank – one salary’ and ‘one rank – one pension’.
By the time of the constitution of the 6th Pay Commission, the method of sanction of DA to Central Government employees was in vogue from 1st January 2006, not as arbitrary sanction by the Government, but on a systematic basis basing of CPI (Consumer Price Index) and revision there of every six months. Citing this as virtual pay revision, the Vajpayee government has turned down the Employees’ Unions demand for constitution of Pay Commission during the year 2003. As per the latest news on 7th pay commission, taking this as a cue, the industry circles state that since this DA rise every six months is virtual pay revision, there is no necessity for constitution of a Pay Commission 7th.
A number of wage hike projections are going round presuming a uniform multiplying factor band between 2.5 and 3.5 taking into account the initial pay scales; but in effect the hike may not be that much in 7th Pay Commission, but may be likely in the range between 10% and 30% on the actual gross salary drawn prior to 1st January 2016, the expected date of implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. However keep in touch with 7thcpc.in for updates on 7th Pay Commission 2016.