7th Pay Commission brings salary hike for central government employees, attracts severe criticism

On Wednesday the Union Cabinet approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission which will definitely bring a massive hike in salaries of central government employees.

There will also be significant rise in in pensions which will, according to the Centre, benefit millions.
Meanwhile the Pay Commission has attracted severe criticism. Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken said, "It is unfortunate that the employees, who were given 40 per cent hike in their respective pay in the past by previous governments,have now been recommended only 14.27 per cent.This is unjust and humiliating for the beneficiaries"


The Confederation of Central Government Employees (CCGE) on Wednesday registered its protest against the recommendations.

The CCGE has threatened to advance the launch of an indefinite strike it had planned from July 11 to July 4.

According to officials, government employees had demanded a minimum salary of Rs 26,000 as against the Rs 18,000 recommended by the commission.

The new pay scale gives a 15 percent increase in basic salary and 23.55 percent overall increase. However, it was the lowest raise in 70 years.

The increments, considerably smaller than past increases, will cost the government about Rs 1,02,100 crore every year.

The govt has already constituted committees to look into anomalies and to improve some of the contentious issues further.

One of the key changes suggested by the pay commission has been the �eNew Pay Structure,�f under which the existing system of pay bands and grade pay will be ejected and a new pay matrix will be brought in to bring about more transparency.

Read at  http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/7th-pay-commission-fails-to-please/1/705088.html

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Unknown said…
We all know that the may matrix table was formulated after the multiplication by respective factors such as 2.57 or 2.67 etc at different levels. Accordingly the increment of 3% was calculated and mentioned in the respective pay matrix table columns. Now with the uniform multiplication of 2.57, the pay matrix table is bound to change for the levels not multiplied previously by 2.57. The calculators are not considering this anomaly. any suggestions...
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