7th Pay Commission: According to the latest update, the government employees have not yet accepted the government proposal in its current form. While it brought great news for most government employees across the country, there were some sections that were ignored by the pay panel and these sections may get their salaries hiked
7th Pay Commission: The issue of salary hike for the central government employees has been the bone of contention between the govenment and staff unions. A Parliamentary committee has been formed for a revision in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha secretariat employees’ salaries. A latest report says that Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has announced the formation of a committee to propose revision in the pay structure and allowances of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha secretariats employees. Mahajan said that the 7th pay commission did not make recommendations about their salaries. Murli Manohar Joshi, estimates committee chairperson, will head the six-member panel. The other members of the panel are Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, Public Accounts Committee Chairperson Mallikarjun Kharge, Standing Committee on Finance Chairperson M Veerappa Moily and Ram Gopal Yadav, the Speaker told the Lok Sabha.
The parliamentary committee has been constituted following a consultation between Rajya Sabha Chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu and her, Mahajan was quoted as saying by PTI. “It will advise the Rajya Sabha chairman and the speaker of Lok Sabha on the changes that are considered desirable in the structure of scales of pay, allowances, leave, pensionary benefits and other amenities to the officers and all categories of employees of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha secretariats,” she said.
The government employees who have been waiting for an announcement regarding salary hike according to fitment factor of 3.68 times have disappointment as the Centre is sticking to its guns of effecting a hike by 2.57 times as recommended by the pay panel. However, some section of government employees are threatening to go on agitation.
Central government employees were demanding a fitment factor of 3.68 times for long. The employees say given the rise in prices of all essential commodities and that with the current rate of fitment hike, which is 2.57 times, it would be impossible to maintain a standard lifestyle. They say their private sector peers would race ahead in terms of emoluments if pays are kept at current level. However, this argument has failed to move the government. The government is still considering such demands.
According to the 7th Pay Commission latest update, the government employees have not yet accepted the government proposal in its current form. While it brought great news for most government employees across the country, there were some sections that were ignored by the pay panel and these sections may get their salaries hiked.
A report in Sen Times says that the government servants are even thinking of launching strikes and protests after basic pay hike chances fade. They had earlier too threatened to go on strike, but withdrew on reassurances. “We will continue our struggle in an organised manner. Agitation cannot be ruled out,” the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) chief Shiv Gopal Mishra said according to publication.
Source:- ZEE NEWS