In the ongoing verse on increasing salary payments of central government employees and pensioners, Union Cabinet, today finally made an announcement in denial of appointing a high-level committee concerning seeking pay hike. On the other hand, Haryana government has formed a Pension Revision Committee which will seek the 7th pay commission (CPC) recommendation in detail. It’s been more than 7 months since the Union Cabinet has made the recommendation regarding the 7th CPC.
Honourable Finance Minister Arun Jaitley clearly stated that the assurance was given to central government employees in terms of increasing minimum pay wages of lower paid category, or contractual employees will not be taken into consideration anymore as the then said the appointment of the high-level committee had been halted. On July 29, the Centre cleared that only 2.57% hike will adhere but still the protest rising from central govt. Employees specifically Coal India Ltd. employees continued to unsettle.
The Union Cabinet, finally, made a statement regarding the matter thus making a full-stop to the desired wages coming from the public. In fact, recently the Dearness Allowance (DA) was increased by 2% to which the employees and pensioners showed disapproval as they demandeda minimum hike of 3 to 4% rather than merely having 2%. Perhaps, the recommendation of the abolition of 51 allowances as well as 37 others out of 196 allowances from the employees was completely against Centre’s will.
Finance Minister taking a hold and halting the entire matter over the minimum pay hike in reference to 7th pay commission, Haryana state government today appointed and formed a Pension Revision Committee where all the probe regarding revised pension scheme as well as minimum hike in pension will be examined. The proposed committee headed byAdditional Chief Secretary of Finance, who will see thoroughly into the matter of several segments such as revision of pension, gratuity, family pension, commutation pensions, other related issues for pensioners, pensions for State government employees and so on.
Although, the panel ascertained has invited varied advices from the public too which include suggestion from State government employees, pensioners, scattered Associations and various Unions so that tey may give their reviews as well as recommendations by 30th November, 2016.
As stated the Union Cabinet, the Winter Session in the parliament will begin from 16th of November where prime concerns like GST Bill, 7th pay commission recommendations on several states will be discussed but as of now, the Centre has denied any kind of appointment of high-level committee for payment hikes. The increased and announced salaries is nevertheless 23.5% more than the previous cut-off and that of almost 1 crore employees. The hike is 2.57 times more tha the previous package recommended in the 6th Pay Commission.
Apart from increasing minimum salaries of the civilians it also recommended a minimum hike of salary of Army Personnels along with the para-military forces. In fact, few days back the Centre recommneded a hike in the salary of President as well as various Union cabinet employees. However, the unsettling grievances from the central government employees and pensioners may be concluded as a rise in demand in an undefined anonimity.