सरकार ने सातवें वेतन आयोग की रिपोर्ट में केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों के वेतन से संबंधित विसंगतियों की शिकायतें प्राप्त करने और उनका निपटारा करने की समयसीमा तीन महीने के लिए बढ़ा दी है। केंद्र ने दूसरी बार समयसीमा बढ़ाई है।
सातवें वेतन आयोग की रिपोर्ट के क्रियान्वयन में किसी भी विसंगति से संबंधित शिकायत को प्राप्त करने की वास्तविक समयसीमा 15 फरवरी थी। फिर इसे पहले 15 मई और अब 15 अगस्त तक के लिए बढ़ा दिया गया है।

केंद्रीय कार्मिक एवं प्रशिक्षण विभाग (डीओपीटी) के मंगलवार को जारी आदेश में यह जानकारी दी गई है। इसी तरह, इन शिकायतों के निपटारे की समयसीमा अब 15 फरवरी, 2018 कर दी गई है। इसकी वास्तविक समयसीमा 15 अगस्त थी जिसे पहले 15 नवंबर तक विस्तार दिया गया था।

केंद्र ने सातवें वेतन आयोग की ज्यादातर सिफारिशों को स्वीकार कर लिया है। सातवां वेतन आयोग एक जनवरी, 2016 से लागू होना है। डीओपीटी ने गत वर्ष सभी केंद्रीय विभागों को वेतन से जुड़ी विसंगतियों को देखने के लिए समिति गठित करने को कहा था।

New Delhi, July 18: The Deputy Secretary of the Joint Committee of Action has reportedly said that the time limit for receipt of anomalies under the 7th Pay Commission will stand extended by three months starting from May 15 to August 15 and the time limit for disposal of anomalies will stand extended by three months. This issues with the concurrence of Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.
The House Rent Allowance of 52 lakh Central Government employees will not be less than Rs 5,400 per month, Rs 3,600 per month and Rs 1,800 per month calculated @30 per cent of minimum pay for X (population of 50 lakh and above), 20 per cent for Y (5 to 50 lakh) and 10 per cent for Z (below 5 lakh) category of cities.

The HRA must be revised to 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent of Basic Pay in X, Y and Z cities when the Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses 25 per cent and further to 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent of Basic Pay in X, Y and Z cities when DA crosses 50 per cent.
Meanwhile, the Finance Ministry recently said that they have decided to pay Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) to Central Government employees who are performing up to the expectations of their department, The Sen Times reported. The report further said that the Narendra Modi government will set up a benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations, which was enhanced to “very good” from “good” level for central government employees under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

The MACP scheme introduced by Finance Ministry continues to be administered at 10 years, 20 years and 30 years of service as before, the officials reportedly said as it “accepted” the pay panel’s recommendations. The report further says that a “good” benchmark on ACR and APR (Annual Confidential Report and Annual Performance Appraisal Report) of the employees and officers that will help then now get MACP.
“The government had a wrong idea about MACP. Now, the concepts have become clear to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley,” The Sen Times quoted a source.

The Union Cabinet on August 2016, approved recommendation made under the 7th Pay Commission and millions of central government employees also got arrears from January 2016. The pay panel in its report said that performance benchmarks for MACP should be enhanced to “very good” from “good”.