7th Pay Commission – PK Sinha’s Panel is pushing for higher pay – Now the pay of all central government employees will be fixed Basic Pay multiplying by 3.
A 13 members secretary-level Empowered Committee or Secretaries group, led by cabinet Secretary P K Sinha was formed in January to review the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission before cabinet nod and the Secretaries group is likely to submit its report before June 30.
The 7th Pay Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur proposed the highest salary at Rs 250,000 and the lowest at Rs 18,000. The commission also recommended 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay, 23.55% overall increase in salary, allowances and pensions. The increase in allowances was recommended 63% while pension was proposed to rise 24%.
However, according to reliable sources, the secretaries group review report is that it has pushed for higher pay than the recommendation made by the 7th Pay Commission.
Sources say that the secretaries group has recommended between Rs 2,70,000 and Rs 21,000 hike for the higher and the lower level. This is twenty thousand more in the upper limit prescribed by the 7th CPC and three thousand more in the lower level set by the commission.
The Secretaries group is likely to propose the fitment factor of 3 for all the employees while 7th pay commission had recommended for applying fitment factor of 2.57 to 2.81.
Now the pay of all central government employees will be fixed Basic Pay multiplying by 3, Basic pay means Pay Band plus Grade Pay and it is so much better than the 7th Pay commission recommendations, sources said.
However, the sources added its for the cabinet’s nod and the finance minister who has a key role to play.