19 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

No more pay panels?

The Modi sarkar, it appears, is debating not to form any pay commission for increasing salaries and allowances of Central government employees in future. Apparently, this proposal has been placed before Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to take a policy decision in this regard. Those in the know say that the proposal is based on the recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission headed by Retd Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur back in 2014. The panel suggested that the pay matrix can be reviewed periodically without waiting for 10 years for another pay commission’s recommendations. It also stated that the pay can be reviewed and revised by the Labour Bureau on the Aykroyd formula which takes into account the change in prices of commodities. If the proposal is accepted, it will no longer be necessary to form a new pay Commission after every 10 years for central government employees and pensioners. Any change required regarding pay and allowances can be made after factoring in inflation. Watch this space for updates.

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