NEW DELHI: Admitting that there have been demands for setting up of 7th Pay Commission, government said that no such proposal is under consideration for such exercise, which would have been resulted in upward revision of centre's over 85 lakhs employees' and pensioners' pay scales.
"The recommendations of the previous .. 6th Central Pay Commission were given effect to from January 1, 2006. Therefore, at present no proposal to constitute the 7th Pay Commission is under consideration of the government," Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena told Lok Sahba on Friday in a written reply.
Meena further said, "There have been some demands received for setting up of the 7th Central Pay Commission. In the past, there has generally been a gap of a minimum 10 years between two successive Pay Commissions.
According the information available, the central government employees had also gone for a day long token strike for their various demands including setting up of 7th Pay Commission in December last year.
At present the number of central government employees and pensioners are about 50 lakh and 35 lakh respectively.
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Due to the one day strike of Central Government Employees' on 12/12/2012 which has forced the Government of India to accept that there is a general demand of the Central Government Employees' for constitution of 7th Pay Commission & other common demands of the employees. More strikes/ action programs in the coming days will definitely force the Government of India to accept the demand of the employees' for constitution of 7th Pay Commission to look into the demands of the Central Government employees.
Further, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as published by the Ministry of Labour has crossed 100 points, ( CPI as on 01-01-2006 is 115 points, CPI as on 01-03-2013 is 223 points ). Hence, these demands of the Central Government employees will get more active consideration of the Government.
By the end of this year, the DA will be nearing 100% if the present prices continue to rise in same trend. Generally a Pay Commission has to be constituted if the prices of the essential commodities are increased by 100 points or the DA of crosses 100%.
In view of the above factors, the demand of constitution of 7th Pay Commission is highly justified. Till the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission is implemented, we should demand of DA merger for all purpose. DA percentage as on date is 84.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-191
Seventh Pay Commission for Central Government employees
191 . SARDAR BALWINDER SINGH BHUNDAR
(a) whether Government intends to constitute the Seventh Pay Commission for the CentralGovernment employees;
(b) if so, by when;
(c) whether the Thirteenth Finance Commission has also recommended for an increase in pay of Central Government employees from the future date; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (SHRI NAMO NARAIN MEENA)
(a)&(b): Government has not taken any decision on the constitution of the Seventh Pay Commission.
(c)&(d): The 13th Finance Commission had recommended that structural shocks such as arrears arising out of Pay Commission awards should be avoided by making the pay award commence from the date on which it is accepted.