Recommendations of 7th CPC is retrograde – Murali
The recommendations of 7th CPC is retrograde. It has not been prepared with a positive frame of mind. The ground realities of working with inadequate infrastructure and other problems has not been taken into account.
All the government employees are putting their heart and soul in their respective work allocated to them, but, when it comes to giving a raise in their pay in the pay commissions, their work is sidelined and their grade / group / class only comes into the picture.
In this 7th CPC, there is no scope for any savings or investments which is important and necessary for the process of development.
All the recoveries will simultaneously increase manifold (e.g.CGEGIS Rs.1,500 for level 1 to 5, etc.), thereby reducing the take home / net salary. It is presumed that a Group ‘C’ employee will take home a salary which will be lower than what he is taking today. At the time of implementation of this 7th CPC, all prices of all essential commodities would have shot up, thereby leaving no room for any savings.
It is therefore suggested that :
1) The multiplication factor should atleast be made to 3.60
2) A percentage of, say 6% of Basic Pay, depending upon the class of cities, should be introduced as HRA for those employees who are staying in Govt. accommodation. This will help them in purchasing a house and also boost the real estate sector as a whole.
3) The recovery on part of CGEGIS should be reduced to say Rs.150/-
4) The transport allowance can be made Rs2,000/-, Rs.4,000/- and Rs.8,000/- taking in view the constantly increasing rail fare, autorickshaw, taxi, petrol and diesel charges, etc. which affect the different modes of transport by which a government servant commutes to his place of work on a regular basis.
5) At the time of granting MACP, hierarchy of promotional level for pay fixation should be introduced.
6) The rate of increment can be increased to 5% or can be kept at 3% but can be granted twice in a year by terming it as half yearly increment.
The Government can take its time and think positively.