Shocking news for the Central Government Employees
No interim relief, till the submission of the Seventh Pay Commission report, also no merging of DA and Pay
Ajay Tiwari/ SNB writes an article about the Interim Relief and Merger of Dearness allowance for Central Government employees. We reproduced the article and given below to our visitors for easy understanding…
New Delhi: Due to a ten thousand crore increase in Annual expense, the central government will neither provide Interim relief, nor merge the DA and Pay until the release of the Seventh Pay commission report.
The Seventh Pay commission has also refused the grant of Rupees Two Thousand as Interim Relief and has turned down the recommendations to merge the DA and Pay for the 34 lakh Central Government Employees.
With respect to these two demands of the Employees, the chairman of the Seventh Pay Commission Magistrate Ashok Kumar Mathur has stated that Issues like Interim relief and merging of DA and Pay are not a part of the terms of reference of the Pay Commission.
When the Pay commission was approached by the Employee representative JCM (Joint Consultative Missionary) with these two demands, the Pay commission has stated that these demands will be considered only when submitted with a letter from the Ministry of Finance or the Ministry of Personnel.
When approached by the JCM, both Ministries refused the Interim Relief and merging of DA and Pay suggestions, stating that the Seventh Pay Commission report will be received within 18 months (August 2015).
Anyhow the Pay commission shows a previous history that the receipt of the Report has always taken at least two years’ time.
• 34 Lakh employees will be affected
• JCM spoke to Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Personnel
Employees also state that there still remain discrepancies in some of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay commission. JCM’s Chairman M Raghavaiah said to ‘Rashtriya Sahara’ that the Government has rejected the Plea stating that the Interim Relief will be adjusted against the report submitted by the Seventh Pay Commission.
They informed that they were urged to merge the DA and Pay since January 2014. Raghavaiah has agreed that the Interim relief (Annual Rs 800 Crores) and the merging of DA and Pay will lead to an annual increase in expense of Rupees Ten Thousand Crores.
The Seventh Pay Commission team will be visiting the Kolkata and Andaman & Nicobar Island group of Employees from 11 to 14 January to know their opinions. The Pay Commission had a scheduled evidence meeting in January with the JCM and other employee federations at Delhi concerning with the previously submitted petitions. Now the same meeting will be held in February.
The General Secretary of JCM, Mr Shivgopal Mishra stated that even after clear instructions from the Government, the fear of reduction of maximum working age to 58 years has not yet left the mind of the employees. He stated that the government has spread the news of reducing the maximum working Age Limit as 58 years to pacify the plea of increasing the working age to 62 years.
He stated that the refusal of Interim relief and merging of DA and Pay requests are steps taken by the government against the employees. He stated that the employee unions have not yet let down these issues, moreover the employee unions have an opinion to fight for their cause. Mishra stated that the Issue regarding Pension for Railway Employees is also a serious one.