7th Pay Commission Analysis and Review

| January 5, 2014

7th Pay Commission Analysis and Review

Providing proper minimum wage of Rs 27000/- for CG Employees including that of GDS employees and pay fixation formula:

The staff side of the JCM had given representation demanding Rs 10,000/- as minimum wage for Central Government Employees. The 6th CPC in its report vide para no 2.2.15 had calculated aminimum wage of Rs 5478/- today if we are calculate the minimum wage it should be more than Rs 21,000/- apart from HRA and other allowances. Hence there is three times increase in actual prices calculated by the 6th CPC and the current prices. The current wages of the CG Employees should be doubled at least including that of GDS.

The most comprehensive criteria for covering all the basic needs were evolved by the 15th Indian Labour Conference (ILC) in 1957 for fixing minimum wages. The norms are that a need-based minimum wage for a single worker should cover all the needs of a worker’s family consisting of a spouse and two children.

The food requirement was to be 2,700 calories, 65 grams of protein and around 45-60 grams of fat as recommended by Dr Wallace Aykroyd for an average Indian adult of moderate activity. Dr Aykroyd pointed out that  animal proteins, such as milk, eggs, fish, liver and meat, are biologically more efficient than vegetable proteins and suggested that they should form at least one-fifth of the total protein.

Dr Aykroyd worked on nutrition for nearly 30 years and was director of the Nutrition Division, Food and Agriculture Organisation, United Nations. In 1935, he was appointed Director of the Government’s Nutritional Research Centre in India, situated in Coonoor in the south. The 15th ILC further resolved that clothing requirements should be based on per capita consumption of 18 yards per annum, which gives 72 yards per annum for the average worker’s family. For housing, the rent corresponding to the minimum area provided under the government’s industrial housing schemes was to be taken. Fuel, lighting and other items of expenditure were to constitute an additional 20% of the total minimum wage.

The Supreme Court upheld these criteria in the case of Unichoy vs State of Kerala in 1961. In the later Raptakos Brett Vs Workmen case of 1991, the SC went one step further, and held that besides the five components enunciated by the 15th ILC, minimum wages should include a sixth component, amounting to 25% of the total minimum wage, to cover children’s education, medical treatment, recreation, festivals and ceremonies. The SC also observed that a wagestructure including the above six components would be “nothing more than minimum wage at subsistence level” which the workers must get “at all times and under all circumstances”.

Minimum Salary-Analysis &Recommendations para 2.2.15

The Commission, however, agrees that the norms set by the 15th International LabourConference (ILC) are appropriate for computing minimum salary. It is also observed that the minimum salary is applicable at the time a person joins the Government which will usually be at a young age when a person may be just married and will not have responsibility of parents or many children. Accordingly, the family unit for minimum salary can only be taken as three.

The Minimum Salary should be based on 6 units not three units as per 6th CPC calculation. As both parents and two children are depending on the salary of Government servant apart from spouse. the additional burden the employees will carry after a few years of service as his parents would have retired from service and are wholly dependent on him also his children would have stepped into school / college level, even small baby requirements are much unlike in the past years, the hence the minimum wage he gets will not compensate with the family financial burden Hence the whole calculations needs a undergo a drastic change in next CPC taking into account of 6 units rather than 3 units.

The Sixth Central Pay Commission has recommended a minimum wage of Rs 6600/- per month against the demand of Rs 10,000/- per month as worked out by Staff side of JCM. Today the minimum need based wage works out to Rs 21,000/ per month+ HRA+ allowances. The general minimum expenses per month for a family of four members are as follows when a Government servant joins the duty with two small children:

a) Vegetables Rs 3000/-
b) Food Grains /Groceries Rs 7000/-.
c) House rent single room Rs 6000/-
d) Clothing Rs 3000/-
e) Children education and their expenses Rs 2000/-
f) Electricity Chargers Rs 800/-
g) Water Charges Rs 250/-
h) Transportation charges Rs 1000/-
i) TV cable rent Rs 300/-
j) Medical Expenses Rs 500/-
k) Mobile expenses Rs 250/-
l) Cooking Gas Rs 450/-
m) Recreation charges Rs 500/-

n) Personal expenses Rs 1000/-

Total Rs 26500/-. Hence minimum wage works out to Rs 27,000/-

The expenses will increase as the age of Government servant goes up and family responsibility will increase as he has to educate the children in professional courses, marriage of his children has to be performed, his medical expenses will increase, his parents will stay with him and now there are quite dependent on the Government servant for their lively hood. As such the salary should be more to meet his expenses. The Government is a model employer hence the wages should be provided with the needs.

Table: Fixation of Minimum wage as on 1.1.2006 as per 15 ILC norms as per Table 2.2.1 of the 6th compare minimum wage should be three times the 6th recommendations.

Items Per day PCU (In grams) Per month 3CU (In kg) Price per kg. taken by 6th CPC (In Rs) Total cost as perrates of6th CPC (in Rs) As on 1/1/2006 Price per kg. as per prevailing market rates (in Rs) 1/6/13 At Bangalore Total cost as per prevailing rates (in Rs) 1/6/2013
Rice/wheat 475 42.75 18 769.5 55 2351
Dal (Toor/ Urad / moong 80 7.2 40 288 80 576
Raw Veg. 100 9.00 10 90 60 600
Greenleaf Veg 125 11.25 10 112.5 40 400
Other Veg. 75 6.75 10 67.5 45 450
Fruits 120 10.80 30 324 80 864
Milk 200 Ml 18 Lt. 24.00 432 35 630
Sugar and Jaggery 56 5.00 24.00 120 45 225
Edible Oil 40 3.6 50 180 100 360
Fish 2.5 120 300 180 450
Meat 5.00 120 600 375 1875
Egg 90 02 180 04 360
Detergents etc 200 200 400 400
Clothing 5.5 Mt. 80/Mt 440 200 1100
Total 4103.5 10641
Misc. @ 20%* 827 2660
Total 4930.5 13301
Addl. Exp @ 25%** 400 3325
Total 5330.5 16626
Housing @ 10%*** 148 600^
Grand Total 5478.5 17226

Source: Average market rates in Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai as indicated in the Economic Times & Other major dailies (element of 20% has been added to cover the increase in cost in retail sale).Notes PCU = Per day Consumption Unit 3CU = Three Consumption Units that is wife, husband and a child no parents or second child is taken into account.* 20% Miscellaneous charges towards fuel, electricity, water etc.

** Additional Expense at the rate of 25% includes expenditure towards education, Medical treatment, housing, recreation, festivals etc.

# Has been taken as Rs.400 because separate allowances for education, medical Treatment and housing exist in the Government. Consequently, only the expenditure

Towards recreation & festivals need to be taken in account.

^ Being the license fee chargeable for government accommodation at an average rate of 3% of the basic pay.

Total minimum wage is Rs 17225+ HRA Rs 7000/- + Transportation Allowance Rs 2500/-= Rs 26725 that is Rs 27,000/-.

The fixation of minimum basic pay of Rs 21000/- is taking into the account of minimum skill and education requirement as 10th Standard as prescribed by the 6th CPC. As the education requirement is more such as Diploma in Engineering or Degree in Science or Commerce, then the minimum basic pay should be Rs 40,000/- (8700+4200) X 3 = Rs 39,000/-. For Engineering Graduates and Master Degree it should be Rs 65,000/- .

The pay scales should start with a minimum basic pay including Grade Pay of Rs 21,000/- to end with 2, 10,000 with a ratio of 1:10 of minimum scale and maximum scale. Since government is a model employer they should provide minimum wages as per the 15 ILO conference and other wages as per the educational qualification & skill requirement of the job.

The multiplying factor is calculated as below:

The existing basic pay + Grade pay + DA 100% + weightage of 100% ( that is the difference between the actual price rise and the DA paid) that is the multiplying factor works out to three.

Note: The actual price rise is over 200% the DA is only 90%.

Or

The existing basic pay + grade pay+ DA 100%+DA merger = Net wage + weightage of 70% (that is the difference between the actual price rise and the DA paid).

The pay scales should have a multiplying factor of three, that means the existing pay scales and pay (basic pay + GP) should be multiplied by three. The pay scales arrived should not have any bunching of basic pay as done in the 5th CPC. The time scales should last for more than 10 years so that there is no stagnation.

The concept of fair wages has been deprived to CG Employees. Usually pay commissions had adopted a multiplying factor of 3.2 to 3.8 to arrive at the new scales compared to earlier scales. But the VI CPC adopted conversion factor of about 2.6 at the lowest where as it was about 3.6 at the highest scale. By this method well established ration 1:12 between the lowest scale and highest scale was disturbed by the VI CPC.

The minimum pay & band pay fixed by the 6th compared all other pay commissions for example a new recruit for the post of LDC his pay is Rs 5200+ 1900 = Rs 7100/- + allowances, that should have been actually Rs 3050 multiplied by 3.6 times which works out to Rs 11000/- .

In case of a Graduate or Diploma holder as per 6th + 4200= Rs 13500/- + allowances, that should have been actually Rs 5000 multiplied by 3.6 times which works out to Rs 18000/- .

In case of a Master degree holder as per 6th 4800= Rs 14100/- + allowances, that should have been actually Rs 6500 multiplied by 3.6 times which works out to Rs 23000/- .

Hence the justification of multiplying factor of three is justified.  The ratio between the lowest and highest scales should not more than 1:10

 

III PAY COMMISSION VS IV PAY COMMISSION GROUP D, C and B

 

S.N III PAY COMMISSION PAY SCALES IV PAY COMMISSION PAY SCALE INCREASE (X) TIMES
1. a) 196-3-220-EB-3-232b) 200-3-212-4-232-EB-4-240(SG) 750-12-870-EB-14- 940 3.8
2. a) 200-3-212-4-232-EB-4-240b) 200-3-206-4-234-EB-4-250 775-12-955-EB-14-1025 3.8
3. a).210-4-250-EB-5-270b) 210-4-226-EB-4-250-EB-5290 800-15-1010-EB-20-1150 3.8
4. 225-5-260-6-EB-6-308 825-15-900-EB-20-1200 3.7
5. 260-326-EB-8-350 950-20-1150-EB-25-1400 3.7
6. a) 290-6-326-EB-8-350b) 260-6-290-EB-6-326-8-366-EB-8-390-10- 400 950-20-1150-EB-25-1500 3.4
7. 260-8-300-EB-8-340-10-380-EB-10-430 975-25-1150-EB-30-1540 3.7
8. 330-8-370-10-400-EB-10-480 1200-30-1440-EB-30-180 3.6
9. a) 330-10-380-EB-12-500-EB-15-560 1200-30-1560-EB-40-2040 3.6
10. a) 380-12-500-15-530b) 380-12-500-EB-15-560 1320-30-1560-EB-40-2040 3.5
11. a)380-12-440-EB-14-560-EB-20-640b) 425-15-530-EB-15-560-20-600 1350-30-1440-40-1800-EB- 50-2200 3.5
12. c) 425-15-560-EB-20-640b) 425-15-500-EB-15-560-20-700 

c) 455-15-560-20-700

1400-40-1800-EB-50-2300 3.3
13. a) 425-15-500-EB-15-560-20-640-EB-20- 700-25-750b) 425-15-500-EB-15-560-20-700-EB-25- 800 

c) 470-15-530-EB-20650-EB-25-750

1400-40-1600-50-2300-EB- 60-2600 3.3
14. a) 550-20-650-25750b) 550-20-650-25-800 1600-50-2300-EB-60-2660 2.9
15. a) 500-20-700-EB-25-900b) 550-25-750-EB-30-900 1640-60-2600-EB-75-2900 3.1
16. a) 650-30-74035-800-EB-40-960b) 650-30-740-35-880-EB-40-1040 

c) 700-30-760-35-900 d) 775-35-880-40-1000

2000-60-2300-EB-75-3200 2.8
17. 650-30-740-35-810-EB-880-40-1000-EB-40- 1200 2000-60-2300-EB-75-3200- 100-3500 3.0
18. a) 840-40-1040 b) 840-40-1000-EB-40-1200 2375-75-3200-EB-100-3500 2.8
19. a) 650-30-740-35-880-EB-40-1040b) 650-30-740-35-810-EB-35-880-40-1000- EB-40-1200 2000-60-2300-EB-3200-100- 3500 3.0

 

IV CPC PAY SCALES vs V CPC PAY SCALES

FOURTH PAY COMMISSION PAY SCALES FIFTH PAY COMMISSION PAY SCALES INCREASE X TIMES
1 750-12-870-14-940 S-1 2550-55-2660-60-3200 3.4
2 775-12-871-14-1025 S-2 2610-60-3150-65-3540 3.3
3 800-15-1010-20-1150 S-3 2650-65-3300-70-4000 3.3
4 825-15-900-20-1200 S-4 2750-70-3800-75-4400 3.3
5 950-20-1150-25-1400 950-20-1150- 25-15001150-25-1500 S-5 3050-75-3950-80-4590 3.2
6 975-25-1150-30-1540 975-25-1150- 30-1660 S-6 3200-85-4900 3.3
7 1200-30-1440-30-18001200-30-1560- 40-2040 1320-30-1560-40-2040 S-7 4000-100-6000 3.3
8 1350-30-1440-40-1800-50-2200 1400- 40-1800-50-2300 S-8 4500-125-7000 3.3
9 1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-2600 1600- 50-2300-60-2660 S-9 5000-150-8000 3.5
10 1640-60-2600-75-2900 S-10 5500-175-9000 3.35
11 2000-60-2120 S-11 6500-200-6900 3.25
12 2000-60-2300-75-3200 2000-60-2300- 75-3200-3500 S-12 6500-200-10500 3.25
13 2375-75-3200-100-3500 2375-75- 3200-100-3500-125-3750 S-13 7450-225-11500 3.13
14 2500-4000 (proposed new pre- revised scale) S-14 7500-250-12000 3
15 2200-75-2800-100-4000 2300-100- 2800 S-15 8000-275-13500 3.5
16 2630/- FIXED S-16 9000/- FIXED 3.42
17 2630-75-2780 S-17 9000-275-9550 3.42
18 3150-100-3350 S-18 10325-325-10975 3.2
19 3000-125-3625 3000-100-3500-125- 4500 3000-100-3500-125-5000 S-19 10000-325-15200 3.3
20 3200-100-3700-125-4700 S-20 10650-325-15850 3.32
21 3700-150-4450 3700-125-4700-150- 5000 S-21 12000-375-16500 3.24
22 3950-125-4700-150-5000 S-22 12750-375-16500 3.22
23 3700-125-4950-150-5700 S-23 12000-375-18000 3.24
24 4100-125-4850-150-5300 4500-150- 5700 S-24 14300-400-18300 3.4
25 4800-150-5700 S-25 15100-400-18300 3.1
26 5100-150-5700 5100-150-6150 5100- 150-5700-200-6300 S-26 16400-450-20000 3.2
27 5100-150-6300-200-6700 S-27 16400-450-20900 3.2
28 4500-150-5700-200-7300 S-28 14300-450-22400 3.1
29 5900-200-6700 5900-200-7300 S-29 18400-500-22400 3.1
30 7300-100-7600 S-30 22400-525-24500 3
31 7300-200-7500-250-8000 S-31 22400-600-26000 3
32 7600/- FIXED7600-100-8000 S-32 24050-650-26000 3.1
33 8000/- FIXED S-33 26000/- FIXED 3.2
34 9000/- FIXED S-34 30000/- FIXED 3.3

 

Comparison of pay scales of the 4th CPC , 5th CPC and 6th CPC

SL. NO 4th CPC Pay scale w.e.f. 1.1.1986 5th CPC Post/Grade and Pay scale w.e.f. 1.1.1996 6th Central Pay Commission w.e.f. 1.1.2006 Corresponding
GRADE SCALE Name of Pay Band/Scale Pay Bands/ Scale Grade Pay
1 750-12- 870-14- 940 S-1 2550-55- 2660-60-3200 -1S 4440-7440 1300
2 775-12- 871-12- 1025 S-2 2610-60- 3150-65-3540 -1S 4440-7440 1400
3 775- 12871-14- 955-15- 1030-20- 1150 S-2A 2610-60- 2910-65- 3300-70-4000 -1S 4440-7440 1600
4 800-15- 1010-20- 1150 S-3 2650-65- 3300-70-4000 -1S 4440-7440 1650
5 825-15- 900-20- 1200 S-4 2750-70- 3800-75-4400 PB-1 5200-20200 1800
6 950-20- 1150-25- 1400/950- 20-1150- 25- 1500/1150 -25-1500 S-5 3050-75- 3950-80-4590 PB-1 5200-20200 1900
7 975-25- 1150-30- 1540/975- 25-1150- 30-1660 S-6 3200-85-4900 PB-1 5200-20200 2000
8 1200-30- 1440-30- 1800/1200 -30-1560- 40- 2040/1320 -30-1560- 40-2040 S-7 4000-100- 6000 PB-1 5200-20200 2400
9 1350-30- 1440-40- 1800-50- 2200/1400 -40-1800- 50-2300 S-8 4500-125- 7000 PB-1 5200-20200 2800
10 1400-40- 1600-50- 2300-60- 2600/1600 -50-2300- 60-2660 S-9 5000-150- 8000 PB-2 9300-34800 4200
11 1640-60- 2600-75- 2900 S-10 5500-175- 9000 PB-2 9300-34800 4200
12 2000-60- 2120 S-11 6500-200- 6900 PB-2 9300-34800 4200
13 2000-60- 2300-75- 3200/2000 -60-2300- 75-3200- 3500 S-12 6500-200- 10500 PB-2 9300-34800 4200
14 2375-75- 3200-100- 3500 / 2375-75- 3200-100- 3500-125- 3750 S-13 7450-225- 11500 PB-2 9300-34800 4600
15 2500-4000 S-14 7500-250- 12000 PB-2 9300-34800 4800
16 2200-75- 2800-100- 4000/2300 -100-2800 S-15 8000-275- 13500 PB-2 9300-34800 5400
17 2200-75- 2800-100- 4000 NEW SCALE 8000-275- 13500 (Group A Entry) PB-3 15600-39100 5400
18 2630/- FIXED S-16 9000 PB-3 15600-39100 5400
19 2630-75- 2780 S-17 9000-275- 9550 PB-3 15600-39100 5400
20 3150-100- 3350 S-18 10325-325- 10975 PB-3 15600-39100 6600
21 3000-125- 3625/3000 -100-3500- 125-4500 / 3000-100- 3500-125- 5000 S-19 10000-325- 15200 PB-3 15600-39100 6600
22 3200-100- 3700-125- 4700 S-20 10650-325- 15850 PB-3 15600-39100 6600
23 3700-150- 4450/3700 -125-4700- 150-5000 S-21 12000-375- 16500 PB-3 15600-39100 7600
24 3950-125- 4700-150- 5000 S-22 12750-375- 16500 PB-3 15600-39100 7600
25 3700-125- 4950-150- 5700 S-23 12000-375- 18000 PB-3 15600-39100 7600
26 4100-125- 4850-150- 5300/4500 -150-5700 S-24 14300-400- 18300 PB-4 37400-67000 8700
27 4800-150- 5700 S-25 15100-400- 18300 PB-4 37400-67000 8700
28 5100-150- 5700/5100 -150- 6150/5100 -150-5700- 200-6300 S-26 16400-450- 20000 PB-4 37400-67000 8900
29 5100-150- 6300-200- 6700 S-27 16400-450- 20900 PB-4 37400-67000 8900
30 4500-150- 5700-200- 7300 S-28 14300-450- 22400 PB-4 37400-67000 10000
31 5900-200- 6700/5900 -200-7300 S-29 18400-500- 22400 PB-4 37400-67000 10000
32 7300-100- 7600 S-30 22400-525- 24500 PB-4 37400-67000 12000
33 7300-200- 7500-250- 8000 S-31 22400-600- 26000 HAG+SCALE 75500-80000 NIL
34 7600/- FIXED / 7600-100- 8000 S-32 24050-650- 26000 HAG+SCALE 75500-80000 NIL
35 8000/- FIXED S-33 26000(FIXED) APEX SCALE 80000(FIXED ) NIL
36 9000/- FIXED S-34 30000(FIXED) CAB. SEC. 90000(FIXED ) NIL

 

PAY STRUCTURE FOR NEXT (VII) PAY COMMISSION DEMANDED

SIXTH CPC PAY STRUCTURE PAY STRUCTURE FOR NEXT (VII) PAY COMMISSION DEMANDED
Name of Pay Band/ Scale Corresponding Pay Bands Corresponding Grade Pay Entry Grade +band pay Projected entry level pay using uniform multiplying factor` 3′
Band Pay Grade  Pay Entry  Pay
PB-1 5200-20200 1800 7000 15600-60600 5400 21000
PB-1 5200-20200 1900 7730 15600- 60600 5700 23190
PB-1 5200-20200 2000 8460 15600- 60600 6000 25380 *
PB-1 5200-20200 2400 9910 15600- 60600 7200 29730
PB-1 5200-20200 2800 11360 15600- 60600 8400 34080*
PB-2 9300-34800 4200 13500 29900- 104400 12600 40500
PB-2 9300-34800 4600 17140 29900- 104400 13800 51420
PB-2 9300-34800 4800 18150 29900- 104400 14400 54450
PB-3 15600-39100 5400 21000 29900- 104400 16200 63000 *
PB-3 15600-39100 6600 25530 46800- 117300 19800 76590
PB-3 15600-39100 7600 29500 46800- 117300 22800 88500
PB-4 37400-67000 8700 46100 112200- 20100 26100 138300
PB-4 37400-67000 8900 49100 112200- 20100 26700 147300
PB-4 37400-67000 10000 53000 112200- 20100 30000 159000

The existing basic pay should be multiplied by factor three, so that there is no bunching of basic pay. The existing GP of Rs 2000/- and Rs 2800/- should be removed. Likewise there are GP of Rs 5400/- in both PB-2 and PB-3 one of them is to be removed.

There are 34 scales recommended by the 6th CPC, out of which four Grade Pay has been not in existence, as such 30 GP are right now available.

With the merger of pay scale from S9 to S12 into Grade Pay of Rs 4200/-

There are many pay scales which was merged into single GP of Rs 4200/- which has created anomalies, the promotions have been made in same grade pay without financial benefits.

There should be time scale rather than grade pay system, these time scales should long enough.

Source : Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Karnataka

Category: Seventh Pay Commission

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