Meeting with the 7th Pay Commission Satisfactory – NC JCM Staff Side
“Members of the National Council JCM, which represents over 40 lakh Central Government employees all over India, met with the team of higher officials of the 7th Central Pay Commission on 9.6.2015”
It was revealed that the meeting with the 7th CPC was very satisfactory. By the end of August, the committee will submit its recommendations and from Jan 2016, the new pay scale, including all the allowances, will be implemented based on this report.
Elaborate discussions were held on crucial issues like Principles of wage determination and Minimum Wage & Ratio of Minimum and Maximum Pay. Also, popular demands like qualification related pay scales, and grant of increment to those retiring on June 30 and December 31, were also presented.
Issues over the fixing of pension parity between past and future pensioners. And the discrepancies in these methods and retirement benefits including revision of pension were also discussed.
JCM urged that the Need-Based Minimum Wage concept to compute pay at the minimum level may be adopted. Pay Commission should take into account the outside rates to determine the pay package at senior levels of bureaucracy but maintain the ratio between the minimum and maximum at 1 : 8 (MTS to Secretary to Govt. of India).
Staff side demanded open- ended pay scales to ensure that no employee stagnates without increment. We have suggested only 14 Pay scales. Minimum of which is Rs. 26000 and Maximum Rs. 78000 for Group C employees. We suggested that the multiplication factor (26000/7000 = 3.7) may be applied uniformly in all the cases to arrive at the revised pay in the new scales of pay. We also suggested that the benefit on promotion, therefore, should be: two increments in the feeder cadre.
A request was made to rectify the defects in the MACP scheme. NC JCM insists to grant five promotions in the service career. It should be given on their hierarchical basis.
Staff Side requested to remove the ceiling of Rs.3500 and request to recommend to the Central to grant the bonus on the basis of the actual emolument of the employee.
The JCM demanded for Educational Assistance for two children, instead of two eldest children, and also to pay the same for Post Graduate and Professional Courses.
The National Council requested to the 7th CPC to review and recommend the scarping of NPS in the light of the observations made by Hon’ble supreme court that pension is a fundamental justify.