Should the GRADE PAY STRUCTURE continue in the 7th CPC too?
Once every 10 years, the Central Government revises the pay grades of its employees. It is common knowledge that the Cabinet had ordered the formation of the 7th CPC (CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION) and has also given its approval to the TERMS OF REFERENCE.
The Central Government has, until now, constituted six CPCs. The 6th CPC has the distinction of having introduced the GRADE PAY STRUCTURE. Until then, there was only the PAY SCALE. It was the 6th CPC that changed it to PAY BAND, GRADE PAY and PAY IN THE PAY BAND. It was then said that the reconstitution was made to reduce the number of categories in the PAY SCALE. They also explained how GRADE PAY was calculated.
Until then, it was difficult to immediately deduce an employee’s BASIC PAY. It was often explained on the Government’s behalf that, after the 6th CPC, the BASIC PAY would amount to the sum of GRADE PAY and PAY IN THE PAY BAND.
Since the difference between each GRADE PAY was not uniform, the employees came under lot of stress. Between 1900 and 2000, the difference was just Rs. 100. But, after Rs. 2800, the next GRADE PAY was Rs. 4200. These differences continue to remain unacceptable.
‘GRADE PAY HIERARCHY’ was introduced as a crowning feature of it all. For years, each CENTRAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT has its own ‘PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY’ in place. Promotions were given only on the basis of this sequence. Based on their PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY, in the 5th CPC, each employee was given an ACP (ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION). ACP is a scheme under which those who didn’t get any promotions for 12-24 years were given financial upgradations. This didn’t create any big problem.
The 6th CPC introduced MACP (MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION) in the place of ACP. A scheme was introduced to give FINANCIAL UPGRADATION to those who weren’t given any promotions in 10, 20 or 30 years. This was where the Government ordered that promotions should be given only on the basis of GRADE PAY HIERARCHY.
The confusion that began with implementing the GRADE PAY HIERARCHY, which was common to all, instead of PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY for promotions continues, and remains unresolved until now.
There is no doubt that most of the anomalies created after the 6th CPC related to MACP stem from the ‘GRADE PAY HIERARCHY’.
Central Government employees now wonder if the ‘GRADE PAY’ method is even required in the first place.
|TOP ARTICLES - EXCLUSIVE NEWS|
|50% DA Merger – A Sad End to A Demand...! |
On 01.01.2011, DEARNESS ALLOWANCE crossed 50%. It started from '0' in 2006 and, within 5 years, i.e., in 10 instalments, it has completed 50%.
|Government has decided to raise the Retirement age to 62 |
What is the background behind this news?
| EXPECTED DEARNESS ALLOWANCE FROM JULY 2014|
This is the first thing that all Central and State Government employees alike would eagerly like to know!
|DA CALCULATION SHEET |
We are proud to be the first to formulate the DA Table.
|7th PAY COMMISSION NEWS|
Prime Minister Approves the Constitution of Seventh Central Pay Commission
|LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION |
Will Air Travel Continue for the Next 2 Years?
| 100% D.A from January 2014 – Some Allowances and Advances Rise by 25%|
The Fifth Central Pay Commission had recommended uniform neutralization of DA at 100% to employees at all levels
|Will 7th CPC Add Lustre to the CHILDREN’S EDUCATION ALLOWANCE & HOSTEL SUBSIDY SCHEME? |
It was only in the 6th CPC that the CHILDREN’S EDUCATION ALLOWANCE & HOSTEL SUBSIDY was introduced to Central Government employees.
|5th CPC had ACP, 6th CPC had MACP; what does 7th CPC have?|
Assured Career Progression (ACP) is a boon to employees who have been suffering without promotions for years.
|LIST OF HOSPITALS / DIAGNOSTIC CENTRES EMPANELLED UNDER CGHS |
The “Central Government Health Scheme” (CGHS) provides comprehensive health care facilities for the Central Govt. employees and pensioners and their dependents residing in CGHS covered cities
|Possibility to announce Interim Relief before elections |
Proposals of Enhancement of Retirement age and Merger of D.A may not materialize