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7th Pay Commission Latest News – Likely Minimum Pay 23,000 and fitment factor 2.7

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empowered committee for 7th pay commission proposes minimum pay of Rs. 23000 and fitment factor of 2.7

7th Pay Commission Latest News – Likely Minimum Pay 23,000 and fitment factor 2.7 – Zee News Reports on 7th CPC Empowered Committee’s proposal to Govt

All Central Government Employees would be rejoicing at the news that is published by Zee News if it turns to be a reality.
Empowered Committee that studies to suggest suitably on 7th Pay Commission recommendations is reported to have proposed a minimum basic pay of Rs. 23,000 in the place of Rs. 18,000 recommended by 7th Pay Commission.
As far as fitment factor is concerned by which the the basic pay of existing employees is to be revised, Zee News reports that fitment factor of around 2.7 has been proposed by Empowered Committee as against 2.57 recommended by 7th CPC.
Source: Zee News

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries under the chairmanship of Mr.P K Sinha, Cabinet Secretary convened a meeting on 14th June 2016 and discussed for increase in basic pay of Central Government Employees up to 30%.
As per Zee News report quoting Dainik Jagran, the Cabinet Secretary called on higher ups in Prime Minister Office on 15th June 2016 and discussed with them relating to report of Committee of Secretaries prepared so far with regard to 7th CPC related increase in pay and allowances of Central government employees.
It is also reported by Zee News that the secretaries panel which is reviewing the 7th pay commission’s recommendations submitted its report to the Finance Ministry. The Finance Ministry will prepare a note and present it before the Cabinet in the next 15 days.
While All Central Government Employees, Railway Employees Civilian Defence Employees have announced for All India Strike from 11th July 2016, it may have an impact on Govt in finalization of its decision on 7th Pay Commission recommendations as early as possible.
Source: Zee news

Report of Navbharat Times  (Times Group Hindi Daily)
7th Pay Commission – लाखों केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों के लिए सातवें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशों पर नया वेतन पाने के इंतजार की घड़ी जल्द खत्म हो सकती है। मोदी सरकार अब इसे लागू करने के अंतिम चरण में पहुंच गई है।
सातवें वेतन आयोग की अनुशंसा के बाद उसपर विचार और लागू करने के तरीकों के बारे में रास्ता तलाशने के लिए ग्रुप ऑफ सेक्रटरी की अंतिम मीटिंग मंगलवार को हो गई। अब कमिटी अगले कुछ दिनों में अपनी रिपोर्ट दे देगी जिसके बाद कैबिनेट के सामने इसे मंजूरी के लिए रखा जाएगा।
7th Pay Commission – सूत्रों के अनुसार केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों की ओर से दबाव बढ़ाने और साल के अंत में यूपी, पंजाब सहित पांच राज्यों के विधानसभा चुनाव को देखते हुए सरकार जल्द इसे लागू करना चाहती है। सरकार उन्हें नाराज करना नहीं चाहती है।
ऐसा होने पर पहली अगस्त को इंक्रीमेंट के साथ मिलने वाली सैलरी में इजाफा तो होगा ही साथ ही इसमें जनवरी से अब तक का एरियर भी शामिल हो सकता है।
7वां वेतन आयोग एक जनवरी 2016 से लागू माना जाएगा. खबरों के अनुसार बढ़ी हुई सैलरी एक अगस्त 2016 को कर्मचारियों और पेंशनधारियों के खातों में जमा होगी. हालांकि अभी यह स्पष्ट नहीं है कि पिछले छ: महीने का पूरा एरियर एक अगस्त को ही मिल जाएगा या इसे किस्तों में दिया जाएगा.

Excerpt in English

The central government employees and pensioners are likely to get their 6 months of arrears just ahead of the Dusshera festival in October.
As per media report, increased salary of July will be credited to the 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners’ accounts on August 1, 2016. But the arrears of last 6 months will be credited in one installment ahead of the Dusshera in October.
As per sources, the Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed by the Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha has recommended a 30 percent increase in minimum and maximum basic pay structures along with doubling of existing rates of allowances and advances.
The 7th Pay Commission had suggested a maximum basic pay of Rs 2,50,000 and a minimum of Rs 18,000. A 30 percent increase would translate into maximum salary of Rs 3,25,000 and minimum at Rs 23,400, respectively.
Sources, further state that after getting final nod from the Empowered Committee of Secretaries, Finance Ministry will take only a few days to implement the higher pay package for central government employees.
Source: Times Group

Finmin Refutes Claims Of Inflation Due To 7th Pay Commission Award

Finmin Refutes Claims Of Inflation Due To 7th Pay Commission Award

New Delhi: A salary hike is likely proposed by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries, which has been constituted to look into the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for cabinet nod, will not fuel inflation, says Finance Ministry top officials.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the Pay commission award increase government expenses by Rs 1.02 lakh crore but that would not be a problem. “The implementation of these recommendations will not affect inflation. The recommended pay scale has been hiked in line with the increasing size of the budget of government of India,” they told our reporter. The 13-member body of Empowered Committee of Secretaries, headed by the Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha, who is processing the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission decided to hand over soon its possible proposal to the the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for cabinet nod. It is likely to propose a substantial pay hike which could be up to 30 per cent or even more, said officials. the 7th Pay Commission had recommended a minimum monthly basic salary of Rs. 18,000 and maximum Rs. 2,50,000. A 30 percent increase would translate into minimum basic salary of Rs. 23,400 and maximum at Rs. 3,25,000, respectively.

However, The Empowered Committee is likely to purpose Rs 2,70,000 as highest basic pay and Rs 24,000 as the lowest, they also likely to recommend for doubling of existing rates of allowances and advances, the officials added. The government in its annual budget has provisioned Rs 70,000 crore to meet the demand for implementation of 7th Pay Commission for central government employees which will take effect from January 1, 2016, while the allowances would be paid from the date of implementation. “Central government employees could get the revised pay and allowances from their August salaries and arrears are to be paid ahead of festive season of Dussehra in one installment,” the officials confirmed. The Economists fear that the 30 percent salary hike would fuel inflation as the pay commission recommendations will also have a bearing on the salaries of the state government staff. So quite understandably, the government employees are happy as pay increase will enable them to increase their consumption and meet some of their unmet demand.

At the same time, there is a widespread fear that the pay commission recommendations are likely to increase inflation which will reduce the purchasing power of money. RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan earlier said the 7th Pay Commission recommendations will not upset fiscal maths as additional expenditures will be offset by either surplus revenues or expenditure cuts.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley earlier also said hat he was not worried about fiscal deficit on implementation of the pay commission’s recommendations. He said that the Pay commission award increase government expenses by Rs 1.02 lakh crore but that would not be a problem.

“The government has sufficient resources. Implementing the 7th Pay commission award will not affect inflation.” the official told our reporter. The officials said that apart from hiking pay, the government is also likely to propose some administrative reforms, to be implemented in phases.

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RETIRED AIR MARSHAL - COORDINATOR -DEFENCE MINISTRY AND THREE SERVICES

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 We are all happy that for the first Time in Indian history, a Retired Air marshal is considered as COORDINATOR  between Defence ministry and Three service.
This is decided by our Defence Minister . Our ESM community welcome this decision by our Defence Minister.


NEW DELHI:Breaking traditions, defence minister Manohar Parrikar has hired a retired IAF officer to coordinate between his ministry and the Services, which has always been a ticklish issue. Air Marshal (retd.) P P Reddy, who was heading the office of the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff till March, has been appointed as a consultant in Parrikar’s office.






 Reddy, an ex- fighter pilot, was handling the tri-services’ planning and acquisitions as chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee. “The minister wanted to use Air Marshal Reddy’s expertise in resolving issues related to the tri-services. His duties include coordination between the ministry and the Services, and assisting the defence minister in having a better understanding of Services’ matters,” an official said.Usually, the defence minister has a private secretary, an IAS officer who looks after his engagements and meetings. Then there is an Officer on Special Duty, who explains files and communications to the minister. An official said bureaucrats don’t understand the requirements of the Services, which eventually reflect in the ministry’s decision-making “and creates resentment amongst the Services. An defence official will reduce friction between babus and defence personnel and will hasten decision-making”.

Published: 12th Jun 2016 09:49:20 AM

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