Central Government employees may not increase much and the Empowered Committee of Secretaries may not consider the higher stipends other than what has as of now been prescribed by the pay panel. This would imply that the Government will run with the proposals made by the pay panel as it were. Representatives have been whining that the suggestions of the commission were insufficient and subsequently the stipends must be higher.
7th Pay Commission: Higher allowances, what central govt employees can expect
The Government feels that it has to stick to what the 7th Pay Commission had as of now prescribed. Hiking it further won’t be achievable; the Government also feels the same. The Central Government representatives have been anticipating a meeting of the E-CoS booked for 1st June.
Government not bounded for E-CoS Higher Allowances
Regardless of the possibility that the E-CoS prescribes higher allowances, the Government is not actually bound by it. The board of trustees can just make a proposal, yet the last call will be taken by the Government. For the present, the disposition of the Government is to proceed with the allowances that have been prescribed by the pay panel just, sources say.
The other side
A few government employees say that they don’t know about anything. They don’t know whether the allowances will be given. Regardless of the possibility that it is, then none know about the date. Nothing has been made known including what changes have been made in the structure.
A letter presented by National Council (Staff Side) Joint Consultative Machinery for Central Government Employees to Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha proposes that the Central Government employees have not been told about the suggestions by Lavasa Committee about recompense changes under the 7th pay commission.
The Committee on Allowances took longer time while settling its suggestions, however it involves profound lament that, even after accommodation of the report by the said council, the same has not been made accessible to the Staff Side (JCM), in this way, we don’t realize what proposals have been made by the said board, the letter expressed. Staff Side (JCM), subsequently, demands that the suggestions of the Allowances Committee have to be made accessible to the Staff Side (JCM). Also, it would be profoundly valued that, the Allowances have to be actualized immediately, and the date of the usage have to be w.e.f. 01.01.2016,”.
What was the proposal?
The pay panel had prescribed that 52 allowances out of a sum of 196 have to be annulled totally and 36 allowances have to be converged with existing ones as opposed to being treated with partitioned personalities. The Lavasa Committee was shaped to investigate these progressions with respect to allowances and to address the portrayals sent in by different staff affiliations and services.
The commission had recommended that HRO has to be lessened for Central Government employees independent of their place of organization. For employees living in metros, the 7th CPC has prescribed their HRA be diminished to 24 %, 16 percent and 8 % of fundamental pay for Class X, Y, and Z urban areas individually against the cordial rates of 30 %, 20 %, and 10%.
The Lavasa Committee has recommended the rates be changed to 27%, 18% and 9% when DA is more than 50% and re-examined to 30%, 20 %, and 10 % when it is more than 100 percent. The proposals made with respect to compensations and annuities have been affirmed by the Cabinet in June a year ago, yet those about allowances have been put on hold considering the radical changes recommended.
Employees and retired people are getting paychecks and annuities as indicated by the new pay scale. That is not the situation with stipends, however, which are being paid on old rates. Central Government employees have requested that the progressions with respect to stipends have to be put into impact from January 1, 2016, and relevant arrears are paid against the allowances.