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7th Central Pay Commission – Regularisation of Retirement Age?

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7th Central Pay Commission – Regularisation of Retirement Age?

As the recommendation and implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission is eagerly awaited by the central government employees, some points in the recommendations are slightly leaking in..It may not be authentically correct.

According to information from various sources, the Pay Commission may fix the minimum basic pay at Rs. 15000/- and it is assumed that a huge increase in the salaries of the employees cannot be expected. The term of the commission was extended for four months and they are in full swing giving final touches to the report to be submitted to the central government by the end of December 2015.

One more recommendation which is said to be an important one, is the regularisation of retirement age for the Central Government Employees. The Commission may recommend that an employee should retire after completing 33 years of service or at the age of 60 whichever comes first. For instance, if an employee joins a central government establishment at the age of 23, his retirement age will be 56. If this recommendation is true, it will definitely create panic among the employees and it will not be a wise decision by the pay commission. All Federations and Associations will strongly oppose these type of recommendations…

The 6th CPC had brought various changes in the Pay Structures and introduced Grade Pay. There was a moderate increase in the Basic Pay, House Rent Allowance and re-imbursement of tuition fees was also introduced. The minimum basic pay was Rs.5200+Grade Pay 1800=Rs. 7000/- while it was Rs. 2650/- in the 5th CPC.

Further, it is also said that, the 7th CPC may abolish the 6th CPC’s Pay Scales and may bring back the old pay scales. The overall increase in the Pay Scale will be around 15% to 20%…

Let us wait and see for the ultimate results…!

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  1. That 33 year completion in service will set the away from the track has brought an upheaval in plan. In this way, if it is implemented, I will get superannuated after 55 years. What will I do thereafter?

  2. 33years!if an individual joins govt service after his graduation, say at 20 years of age, he or she will retire at the age of 53. 50 plus is a crucial stage in a man's life. by that time, he would have get his daughters married of with all his/her hard-earned money (education, health, take care of his daughters/sons until they get a job and then marriage). marriage of sons too will not make huge difference, because a middle class man would have spent all his earnings including his provident fund and other savings(apart from various loans)for their education. This means that a middle class govt servant, after spending his or her life-time earnings or savings for their children, would start earning for his or her own safe future only at the age of 50 or 50 plus. Not to forget the loans and debts he or she is liable to settle (again, these loans would have been availed for the purpose of education of the wards but to be repaid by the poor govt servant only)). as such, if a recommendation to this effect is made by 7cpc or implemented by the Govt, no doubt it will drive lakhs of govt servants to the streets. Highly detrimental to the govt servants.
    iqbal ahamed, chennai

  3. The retirement age is under decision as 33 years of service or 60 years of age which ever comes first will be good for some people and not good for some people .In railways the operating staff will not be happy where as maintenance and running staff will be very happy with the present mode of working. But it may be loss to the govt in all respects ie reduction in staff(with instant orders),efficiency in working, abnormal creation of vacancies in all departments, problems for recruitment of staff etc which will effects immediately and causing concern to administrative as well as maintenance of railways. This can be thought of please.

  4. If Central Govt. accepts recommendation of 7th CPC with regards to abolition of Grade pay system and keep old pay scale system, what would be recommendation of 7th CPC in respect of those employees who sufferred loss due to creation of Grade Pay System and fixation of pay in next Grade Pay instead of next pay scale? Without re-fixing pay scale of them, there will be injustice.

  5. Date of birth is the only criteria for retirement ,33 years completion is the foolish move ,i do not think any commission will give such type of recommendation .it is nothing but compulsory retirement ,a person who joins after completing his p.g and get selection beacuse of his knowledge early he will go to home and a person who has joined after many attempts of interview will work which foolish is thinking like that .Pay commission should never recommend thses type beating the stomach decisions ,pay commission should stop this news ,it is creating panic,sleepness nights and mental worry ,is this the gift of pay commission to the people who have put 33 years of service .I will lose nearly 4 years of service ,my entire carrier my service is will be spoiled .i am mentally disturbed

  6. Retiring after completion of 33 yrs of service is a highly regressive step. If a person joins at the age of 20-21 years of age, should he stand retired just at the age of 53-54 years when he is fit enough to work ?! It is cruel. Hope the Pay Commission will apply their sagacity on this issue

  7. @ Karuna Kant Pandey and Anonymous post of 20 Sep 15. All faujis are facing the same issue for so long and thus their reqmt of OROP. Infact most retire between 37 and 52 yrs age. Hope people will now understand what is the reason for asking OROP.

  8. This is really ridiculous to make a person retire after 33 years of service, where will that man go, when he has to pay his home loans, his children marriages, he has the most responsibilities during that period, Please I humbly request to not change this all of a sudden, you should make the person aware beforehand, every man has planned their course of action with a belief of being retired at the age of 60, and now this change will be really disastrous.
    You have seen farmers dying, why do you want to see your government employees die out of shock. they have to settle your kids, it is not easy to get into a government job, and the kids are joining private firms in big cities, how can they survive single handedly in this inflated and expensive environment.
    It is not going to be a man/woman retirement rather a retirement of a family from the needs of eating good food/fruits/going out/ living a decent lifestyle of a middle class family.. it will only take people down and ultimately the economy would deteriorate


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