Seventh Pay commission faces a thousand challenges
Tapas Joshi, New Delhi writes an article about the 7th central pay commission and we reproduced the content for our blog viewers to easy understanding…
Jaitley, a ray of hope to the Central Government Employees
Seventh pay commission marching towards implication in January 2016, Finance Minister to play a vital role
Tapas Joshi, January 10
New Delhi. New Delhi.
The work of the Seventh Pay commission is still in progress, but this has become a topic of curiosity amidst the Central Government Employees. The Pay commission established in February 2014 has completed a journey of almost one year. It is to be noted that the Seventh Pay commission was established for a period of 15 months, according to which the Pay commission should submit its report before September 2015.
Of all Pay Commissions established till date, the maximum have submitted their reports within a period of 3 years. In spite of the eminent delay in establishment of the Sixth Pay commission, they submitted their report within two years and the government accepted their recommendations without any delay. Technically, the report of the Sixth Pay is believed to be the best report submitted till date as it changed the conventional Pay scales to Pay Band and Grade Pay which was greatly appreciated.
Those who initially criticised the recommendations were also found happy at later stages. There were also a few flaws in the recommendations which still remain intact. The Sixth Pay commission had merged Pay scales to a large extent, this led to a lot of administrative difficulties regarding the performance of grade C employees as this mergence placed many juniors at par in their pay band and grade pay in comparison with their seniors which led to many in-disciplinary issues. This led to unhappiness for some Senior Employees.
Junior employees were happy for a while, but they were permanently deprived from the benefits of Promotion. Similarly, many discrepancies have been noticed in the Sixth Pay Commission and the Pay Commissions before it. The Seventh Pay commission also has a challenge to clear all these discrepancies.
If we consider the Sixth Pay Commission, to a very large extent it has prepared the base for the future Pay Commissions. The Seventh Pay commission practically should have no problem to till the ground given to them by the Sixth Pay Commission, provided they do not have any theoretical objections to the ruleset laid by the Sixth Pay Commission. If the Seventh Pay commission tries not to do anything new, and prepares the fresh Pay scales focusing on clearing the existing shortfalls based on the current inflation and economic norms, the Pay commission can surely prove to be successful to a large extent. If clearing the discrepancies is a Challenge to the Pay Commission, the submission of their Report on time is even a greater challenge.
Whenever it comes to the Seventh Pay commission, it is natural to mention about the Modi Government. In nearly seventh months of Office Holding, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley not only declared Income Tax Exemptions and received the appreciation of employees, but also stated that “If I had more, I would have granted more exemptions” which shows his sympathy towards the working Personnel. It is eminent that the Seventh Pay commission will submit its report by the end of this year.
And Arun Jaitley’s Liberal attitude will not delay in implementing the report. Sources have reported that the Government also does not want any delay in implementing the Report, as in a delayed situation they would have to face a great load of Paying Arrears to the Pensioners, which of course the Finance Minister would prefer to avoid. Hence it is expected that this would be the first Pay commission which would be implemented on time. If this happens, then the Central Government Employees can enjoy their good days from 01.01.2016.