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Pros and Cons of extending the term of 7th Pay Commission

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Pros and Cons of extending the term of 7th Pay Commission

Recently the central government announced the extension of term of 7th pay commission by four months till 31st December 2015. By the time there were news started coming about seventh Pay Commission that it would ask one month extension to submit the report, Unexpectedly the central government itself granted four month extension to 7th central pay commission in its Cabinet Meeting held on 26th August 2015

One day before the announcement made by central government on granting extension to the pay commission, according to PTI news report, Justice A.K.Mathur, Chairman, 7th Pay Commission, said that by the end of September 2015 the Pay commission report would be submitted to the government.

Why the central government granted four month extension when the commission itself if asked one month time?

What will happen if the 7th pay commission submits its reports on 31st December 2015?

Before to answer that, It will be very useful to know that what happened in sixth pay commission, after submission of report and how much time it took to get announced the implementation of pay commission recommendation.

The Sixth Central Pay commission was set up by Union Cabinet of India on 5th October 2006. The Commission, headed by Justice B.N.Srikrishna.The Other members of the commission were Prof. Ravindra Dholakia, Mr. J.S.Mathur and Member-Secretary Ms Sushama Nath, IAS.

The Pay Commission submitted its report to Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on 24 March 2008.

The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government headed by Manmohan Singh, approved the Sixth Pay commission recommendations with some modifications. In the cabinet meeting held on 14th August 2008, the Union Cabinet headed by Manmohan Singh gave its approval for implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.

It was announced that the revised pay scales will come into effect from 1/1/2006 and revised rates of allowances from 1/9/2008.

The Gazette Notification for implementation of sixth pay commission published on 29th August, 2008.

From the above reference it is known that after submission of report it will take six month time to get its approval from Central Government for implementation of pay commission recommendation.

The decision of extending the term of seventh pay commission could be a major blow to central government employees by the way as follows

1. The 7th pay commission has been made to submit its report on 31st December 2015. The stipulated time is extended as 22 Months instead of 18 months for 7th pay commission to submit its report

2. As the central government would like to ground upon the Precedents and it will take six month time from the date of submission of report to announce its approval for implementation of 7th pay commission recommendations

3. So the Cabinet approval for implementation of 7th pay commission recommendation will be granted by the Month of June 2016

4. Only the Revised Pay Scale will come into effect from 1.1.2016

5. The revised rate of allowances will come into effect from prospective date that is with effect from the day of Order is issued.

6. So the central Government employees will be losing the benefit of revised rate of allowances for the period of six months , which they supposed to get from 1.1.2016, provided the order for implementation of 7th pay commission will be issued on 1.7.2016.

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  1. That is not fully true. Even if the report was submitted on 31 August or 30 September, the approval by the same 6 morn timelines would have been in end March or April.So the delay is still 3 or 4 months, not 6.

  2. 7th CPC initially promised to submit its report within the time frame given to it originally, but later sought one month's time whereas the Government of India has granted it 3 times more time than the VIICPC sought. The intention of Govt. of India in doing so is not bona fide and implicitly it exposed its intention of delaying the report itself and further delaying the implementation to the extent it can postpone to. The VICPC submitted in those days within the given time frame. Then, with the advanced technology at its disposal and command, it would have only been appropriate for the VII CPC to submit the report well within the time. It is only supporting the idea of Govt. of India to delay it as much as possible. Otherwise, if the VII CPC was genuinely and seriously sincere in its efforts, the report would have been out till now. They are only trying to extend their period of occupying office for as much time as possible beyond the original period. After all, who would not like to continue in office by showing some reason or the other ! The people in the VII CPC, being human beings, are no different and no better behaviour can be expected.

  3. The views expressed herein are one hundred percent correct and we fully agree with the comments, pros and cons of effective date of implementation and prospective/retrospective date for payment of arrears etc. As is seen and fully experienced by the RPF in 1996-1999 years of V CPC implementation date, effective date for the CPOs/CPMFs was 01-01-1996 and for the RPF revised wef after two years CPOs pay scales.. between RPF got Railway's implemented pay scales...Our efforts to get justice went in vain and retired. Keeping all this in mind, we have, as back as on 19 th September 2014 submitted our Memorandum to Honorable Chairman of the VII CPC at Secunderabad on our letterhead--RPF Pensioners Welfare Association, South Central Railway, Secunderabad requesting the VII CPC to recommend the same Pay Scales as of other CG's-CPOs/CPMFs for RPF also from the date of implementation and to apply all pay and perks to RPF as applied to these CGs Force-mutadis-mutandis...The same may please connected for details...of request and so on


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