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Sunday, February 3, 2008

CANSSEA brings out key points of pay commission

The Confederation of All Nagaland State Services Employees' Association has brought out what it stated are 'key indicators' recommended in the summery report of the Sixth Pay Commission. The report was submitted to the Government of India by the commission chaired by Justice BN Srikrishna. Vice president of the CANSSEA AC Hazarika in a note highlighted the recommendations. They include the new scale stated to be operative from 1st January 2006; the reduction of the number of pay scale from 38 to 16 as well as the retaining of the disparity ratio of salary between minimum and maximum at 1: 1.2.3. The note also mentioned that for the 'top-most' civil servants in the country, the basic pay is recommended to go up from Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 80,000 per month. At the lowest end, the existing basic of Rs.2550 is proposed to Rs. 6500 for Group 'D' employees. The report also highlighted that all employees are to get an annual increment on January 1 every year while all retirements are to take place on the last day of December.

Further, it was recommended that DA be given once in a year in January instead of present two installments on January and July while Provident Fund is proposed to be revised to 10% of basic pay and DCRG at16.5 M/33 BP +DA is proposed to go up from Rs. 3.5 Lakh to Rs.9.00 Lakh. Pension is retained at 50% of LPD subject to a maximum of Rs. 40, 000 against Rs. 15,000 at present. Family pension is retained at the same rate 30% subject to a maximum of Rs. 24, 000 per month in place of Rs.9, 000 at present. No change is proposed in regard to commutation of pension which is retained at the same rate of 40% as the past.

Further, Earned Leave is recommended to be enhanced to 360 in place of 300 days at present while the fitment benefit from 1st January 2006 shall be 30% B.P. + D.P. +D.A. However, the usual provision (Rule) of granting 1 increment for 3 increments is proposed to be done away with. Also, the overall benefit in the pay package is estimated to be minimum 35 percent against 50 percent as demanded by Unions/Associations. "However, some changes on the recommended structure and package in due course of time cannot be totally ruled out since experiences in the past have proved amply so" the CASSEA added.

Source : Morung Express