The Empowered Committee of Secretaries, headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha which was formed for processing the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission has already conducted four meetings. NJCA, the joint body formed by various federations / associations of Central Government Employees, Railway Employees and DEFENCE Civilians met the Committee.
The Nodal Officers appointed by Central Government Ministries and Departments to escalate their suggestions and views on the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission were also called for the meeting with Empowered Committee
Now, as per media reports, the next meeting of 7th Pay Commission related Empowered Committee of Secretaries has been fixed on 11th June 2016 under the Chairmanship of Mr.P.K.Sinha, Cabinet Secretary to Government of India.
It is also expected that the Committee would finalize the pay and allowances of Central Government Employees including Railway Employees and DEFENCE Civilians, DEFENCE Personnel, Central Government and DEFENCE Pensioners afer getting views and suggestions from staff side and Nodal Officers representing the Ministries.
The Empowered Committee may finalize its report on 7th Pay Commission recommendations by 30th of June 2016 and submit the same to the PMO and Union Cabinet for approval.
As reported earlier, Prime Minister’s Office is very much interested in providing reasonable increase in pay and allowances to the Central Government Employees. Though it could be confirmed, Media reports hints minimum pay at Rs. 24,000/- and maximum at Rs. 2,70,000/-
However, sources close to Finance Ministry officials reports that Minimum Pay would be Rs. 20,000 as against Rs. 18,000 recommended by 7th Pay Commission.
The present Minimum basic Pay at entry level is Rs. 7,000 (6th CPC minimum pay) and along with Dearness Allowance at the rate of 125%, the total minimum entry pay in Civilan Central Government Services as on date is Rs. 15,750
|6CPC Minimum Pay and Grade Pay||Rs. 7000|
|6CPC Minimum Pay with GP along with DA at 125% as on 1st January 2016||Rs. 15,750|
|Expected 7th Pay Commission basic Pay||Rs. 20,000|
|Increase in percentage||27%|
Read this previous article for more information: 7th Pay Commission Latest News – 27% increase expected as against 14.29% recommended
In the mean time, financial experts including RBI have warned that implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations will set an inflationary trend in the economy and affect the funding by Govt for Infrastructure and Capital spending.
In this background, let’s keep our fingers crossed for additional increase in the pay and allowances of Central Government Employees over and above the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission.
Source: Zee News