The 7th Pay Commission Report is Said to be in the final Stage of Completion. The Commission has already completed its research on the Pay Structures and Allowances to employees at Various stages. The Commission has also taken into account the Structure prevailing in various Labor Intensive Countries both (developed and underdeveloped).
The Commission is now under the process of recommending modification of several Benefits already available for the Government Employees.
There would be a change in the following areas :-
1. Earned Leave and its encashment during Service
2. Modifications in Medical Leave.
3. Risk Allowances for Armed Forces..
4. Leave and facilities relating to Women Employees.
5. Modification of Loans and Advances.
6. Provision of Amenities at various cities and rural establishment.
The Commission has taken into consideration on the Unions Demand on Modification of " Grade Pay " system . It is learnt that some members have sought modification of Grade Pay System rather than totally discontinueing it.
The Grade Pay System is likely to continue with some modifications .
The Commission would concentrate highly on two aspects in fixing the Pay Structure to the employees.
1. Minimum Pay
2. Ratio of Pay between various Posts.
They would also consider higher pays for Posts which are highly and directly relating to the services to People like the railways , Postal etc.
The commission also wanted to discontinue several benefits which do have direct impact to the employees and does not provide any value to the society. The Leave structure is like to be modified where the employees can avail leave according to their requirements and not on common declarations so that the Government Machinery will be able to function through out the year with improved services to people.
Privitization of posts such as Stenographers , peons and internal security will be recommended by granting financial powers to the bureaucrats instead of a permanent liablity to the Government .
Posts Involving Multitasking and Combination of Several modes of Operations will have attractive pay scales . Posts of Clerical in nature and does not prove to be productive or cannot be valuated on the basis of efficiency will be brought under one level of Pay Scale ie. The Clerical Posts will be provided with same level of Pay in all the Government Departments so that there would be a parity in Post and Pay . The New Clerical Post would also be suited for exchange of Staff between one Government Organisation to Another with very simple formalities. example : one clerk working in Income Tax Department can be deputed to Central Excise Department or Customs where the nature of job remains the same .
The Pay Structure for Administration wings of the Government Department would also be highly benefited on the revised liberlisation .
The Pay Commission would only worry about the fixing of Minimum Scale of Pay and the Maximum Scale of Pay . If the Minimum Scale of Pay is being Satisfied , then all other pay structures would have a considerable hike with the ratios . If the Pay Commission fails to consider fixing of Minimum Pay Scale , then there would be a problem for all the Pay Scales there after.
The High Level Officers in the Civil Services Cadre have already demanded better Pay Scales and Perks . There becomes a Necessity to the Commission to consider higher Pay Scales for High Level Officers .
The entire Central Government Employees have already demanded for merger of DA and the Government has not taken note of and yet waiting for the pay commission report.
The recent strong protests from various labor unions against the central Government Policies and the Delhi Results have made more interesting in the Rally Between the Employees and the Present Government.
The Government should consider the demands of the employees as major part of the employees belong to the defense. However the Government would equally treat both the Civil and Defense employees on a single platform on Pay . But the Allowances would differ between them.
Hope the Pay Commission would bring an acceptable Report by both ends without any anomoly and should provide clear directions to the Goverment on the Modifications of Pay in Future.
The Cadre Restructuring for Group -C Employees has been signed by the Ministry and forwarded to DOPT for Final Approval on 13.05.2015. It is expected that the proposal would be approved by DOPT after various formality checks and clearance from Department of Expenditure of Ministry of Finance.
The Salient features of the agreement are as follows :
1. Number of LSG posts will increase from 8 % to 22 %
2. Number of HSG II posts will increase from 2 % to 12 %
3. Number of HSG I posts will increase from 1.5 % to 4 %
4. After completion of 2 years in HSG I the official will be
promoted to 4800 GP (Non-functional Basis)
5. The above proposal will be applicable to RMS, Circle
Office and SBCO in the same ratio
6. Postman/Mail guard will get the same ratio of
1. The Post of SPM in Single and Double Handed Post offices will be placed under 2800/- Grade Pay ie All LSG and I MACP officials would man the offices. 2. The Post of SPM in Triple Handed and LSG Post offices will be placed under 4200/- Grade Pay ie All present HSG II / MACP II officials would man the offices and Posts. 3. The Post of HSG I and HSG II would be merged and placed under Grade Pay of 4600/- and be granted 4800/- on non functional basis after 4 Years. 4. The Post of Existing Postmaster Cadre officials will be modified in light of the same on approval of the Cadre Restructuring... The Present Postmaster Grade -I Offices are likely to be placed under the Grade Pay of 4200/- The Grade I Posts are likely to get ungraded to Grade II , creating wide opportunity for the Postmaster Cadre Official to get promoted to Grade II and Placed within the same division. The Present Grade II offices are likely to be placed under 4600/- Grade Pay creating more number of offices for HSG I and II officials. The Norms of the Postmaster Grade III Offices would be modified so as to identify 1/3rd of the merged HSG I and II for Postmaster Grade III. Copy of the earlier agreement signed with Union