Friday, August 29, 2008

Sixth Pay Commission: Notification issued

By Khabrein.Info Correspondent,

New Delhi, Aug 30, 2008: Finally the government today issued notification for implementing Sixth Pay Commission recommendations.

The day was being awaited with bated breath by more than five million central government employees. The Union cabinet had approved the recommendations of the sixth pay panel suggestions on 14 August and had made several improvement over the original suggestions made by the central pay panel.

The notification means that the central government employees are all set to receive the revised pay as approved by the government from September 1, giving a much needed relief to central government employees who like others have been hit hard by increasing inflation and spiraling prices.

The implementation of the pay panel recommendations would require huge amount of money that experts say would increase the deficit. The financial implications in 2008-09 on account of the implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission as modified by the Cabinet will be around Rs.15700 crore on the Central Budget and Rs.6400 crore on the Railway Budget

It is being said that modification of the Pay Commission award will cost the exchequer an additional Rs 5,000 crore towards annual wages and Rs 6,000 crore towards arrears, said Expenditure Secretary Sushma Nath.

The notification issued by the government today says, “With regard to fixation of pay in the revised pay bands, the basic pay drawn as on 1.1.2006 on the existing fifth CPC pay scales will be multiplied by a factor of 1.86 and then rounded off to next multiple of 10. this will be the pay in the revised running pay band. Grade pay as approved by the corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale will then be added to the pay in the revised pay band. The total of pay in the pay band and grade pay will be the revised basic pay as on 1.1.2006.
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