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Thursday, July 21, 2016


Without the official notification, the salaries received by central government employees on August 1 would not be hiked as per the CPC recommendations.

New Delhi, July 20: Although the revised recommendations of 7th Pay Commission has received a formal nod of approval from the Union Cabinet, the gazette notification for finalizing the salary hike is awaited. Without the official notification, the salaries received by central government employees on August 1 would not be hiked as per the CPC recommendations. Government has to notify the new pay scale within 7 days in order to implement the 14.29 percent hike in basic pay.

Although the CPC recommendations were cleared on June 29, the issuance of official notification was delayed since the government was facing protest from several employee unions over a range of anomalies related to allowances. Apart from the pay parity issues, a larger section of the employee union led by National National Joint Action Committee (NJAC) had demanded the increase in entry-level salary from Rs 18,000 (as per new recommendations) to Rs 26,000.

The unions had earlier threatened to launch a nationwide strike from July 11. Nearly 33 lakh central government employees belonging to Post, Railways and Defence were expected to participate in the protest. However, following the setup of a High Level Committee by the government to look into their demands, they deferred their strike by at least four months.

7th Pay Commission is considered to be, by far, the lowest ever salary hike implemented in the past 70 years. Including allowances, the hike is only 23.5 percent.

The implementation of CPC recommendations would positively impact a total of 47 lakh government employees, along with 53 lakh pensioners. It would also add an excessive burden on the Centre. However, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley claims that the hike in salaries would instead rejuvenate the economy by giving a inserting a demand-driven bang in the domestic market.             Source : http://www.india.com/
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Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
20-July-2016 15:03 IST
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As per guidelines issued by Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, each Ministry/Department/Public Sector Undertaking/Autonomous Organization is required to designate a full time Grievance Officer, known as Director of Public Grievances. The Director of Public Grievances shall be actively involved in the process of dealing with grievances. Every Wednesday of the week has been earmarked for the Director of Public Grievances for hearing the grievances of the citizens. The names of the Directors of Public Grievances for various Ministries/Departments are available on http://www.pgportal.gov.in.

As per guidelines issued by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, a grievance is required to be redressed within a period of two months. In case, it is not possible an interim reply with reasons for delay is required to be provided.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Prahlad Singh Patel in the Lok Sabha today.

THE FINANCE MINISTER STATEMENT ON MULTIPLICATION FACTOR 7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION NEWS

The Finance Minister Statement on Multiplication Factor

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO 28                                                                            ANSWERED ON 19.07.2016

7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS

Shri Neeraj Shekhar

            Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state :-

(a) whether Government has implemented the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations;

(b) if so, the details thereof along with the date of notification thereof;

(c) whether increase in pay of Central Government Officials is historically low under 7th CPC; if so, the reasons thereof;

(d) whether employees unions/trade unions have announced to go on indefinite strike against the historically low revision of salaries by Government, if so, the response of Government thereto; and

(e) whether uniform multiplication factor of at least 3 is proposed to be applied for revision of pay under 7th CPC; if not, the reasons there for?

ANSWER

THE FINANCE MINISTER   (SHRI ARUN JAITLEY)
            A statement is being laid on the Table of the House
            Statement Annexed with the Rajya Sabha Starred Question No. 28 for 19.07.2016 by Shri Neeraj Shekhar on 7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations
            (a) & (b): The Government has decided to implement the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to pay, pension and related issues. The requisite notifications are being issued shortly.
            (c) The increase in pay as recommended by the 7th Central Pay commission is based on the detailed deliberations by the Commission keeping in view all relevant factors having a bearing upon the prevailing circumstances

            (d) Employee Associations of Central Government had given a call for strike with effect from 11.07.2016 which has since been deferred. However, the Government is responsive to the concerns of the Employees’ Association and it would be the endeavour of the Government to ensure that the eventuality of a strike does not arise.
(e) In view of the multiplication factor having been accepted based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay commission, no such proposal is under consideration of the Government, at present.
Source: Rajyasabha.nic.in