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Service Chiefs to present joint memorandum on 6th Pay Panel

The Army, Navy and Air Force Chiefs are working on a joint memorandum pointing out the anomalies in the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations, which later would be handed over to the Finance Ministry. The move is being taken to stave off misconceptions that soldiers and officers might have over the pay panel report, defence ministry sources said. The three service chiefs had a meeting last week with Defence Minister AK Antony in which they sought a 40-60 per cent hike for armed forces personnel over and above the Pay Commission's recommendations. Arguing that the Armed Forces deserve a better deal, Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, Admiral Sureesh Mehta also sought modifications in the Pay Commission proposals including that the military service pay (MSP) be levelled at 25 per cent of the basic pay for soldiers, personnel below officer rank and middle rung officers.
Source : The Hindu
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Still Confusing...

Even after a week of considerable discussion about the Sixth Pay Commission report, the media is still not very sure whether to laud or castigate it. There have been comments about the additional fiscal burden, comparisons with the private sector, the relevance of performance incentives, et al, but the media has been careful not to take on the bureaucracy by asking what the public will get in return. It has even accepted the costs to the Centre of about Rs30,000 crore in 2008-09 as inevitable.
Concern with retention at middle management levels is visible in the report. There has been evidence of flight of officers to the private sector after putting in 10-15 years in government, leveraging their knowledge of processes and people to command a huge multiple of earnings in their new assignments. There have also been reports that the defence forces are finding it difficult to recruit officers, with managerial skills in demand in the real economy. The recommendations of the pay panel provi…

Bonanza for civil service only a catch-up

IT IS raining money for key sections of the electorate. After a please-all railway budget, which actually reduced air-conditioned first-class fares, and a general budget, which, among other lollipops, wrote off farm-sector loans to the tune of Rs600bil (RM47.9bil), it is now the turn of public servants to be offered a huge bonanza. Central government employees are now set to get a 40% raise in salaries, causing an additional annual burden of nearly Rs130bil (RM10.4bil) on the exchequer. Since the increase is to be effective from Jan 1, 2006, the one-time outgo on payment of arrears would tot up to over Rs180bil (RM14.4bil). Millions of pensioners too would gain from the revision. Some 5 million central government employees, including members of the armed forces, will benefit from the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission headed by Justice B.N. Srikrishna, a retired judge of the Supreme Court. Also, 6 million-odd employees of 26 state governments are bound to get similar incr…

Defence Ministry to send proposals to panel

Allahabad: : Reacting to the reported resentment of Defence personnel over the Sixth Pay Commission’s recommendations, Union Defence Minister A K Antony on Friday said senior ministry officers would soon send their suggestions to the Ministry of Finance regarding necessary changes.Visit to find what is your current pay Discuss all about pay panel report at StaffCorner

IPS officers also upset with Pay Commission

New Delhi, March 28 : After the Armed Forces, it’s the turn of the Indian Police Service officers to come out against “unfair” recommendations that could impact the efficiency and motivation of the service. The underlying theme in the services’ response to the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission is that officers of the service are fighting against serious threats to internal security and they should be recognised for that. After taking stock of the report, the Central IPS Association has concluded that the recommendations are “not very cogent” and “much below expectation”. A six-point critique refers to the recommendation that places Directors General of state police at disadvantage vis-à-vis DGs of Central paramilitary forces. DGs of Border Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force, Central Industrial Security Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police and Sashastra Seema Bal are in the pay band of Rs 80,000. Arguing that the responsibilities and problems faced by DGs of several s…

Armed forces demand separate Pay Commission

The Sixth Pay Commission report has left the military dissatisfied. The military top brass on Thursday met Defence Minister AK Antony demanding higher salaries in order to curb attrition. The defence forces have also demanded a separate Pay Commission to look at their grievances in addition to the present report. There were no takers for two-thirds of the seats at military academies this year, and the hike addresses that concern. The entry-level officers get an almost 100 per cent jump. However, the Commission fails the military at its middle rung — the level where many are queuing up to quit. Those with 20 years of service and more, get a real increase of less than 15 per cent. “We were expecting around 200 per cent hike,” Chief of Army Staff General Deepak Kapoor says. Rankers too are disappointed. The hike they get is between Rs 1000 and Rs 2000. “What sort of education can a colonel provide to his children with the salary that he takes home, which is around Rs 25,000 – 27,0…

Antony hears out military chiefs on pay panel report

India’s military chiefs Thursday met Defence Minister A.K. Antony to convey to him their disappointment over a pay panel’s recommendations, saying it fell far short of their expectations. “The minister gave them a patient hearing. He promised to examine their suggestions after studying the report,” an official said of the one-and-a-half-hour long meeting that was pre-scheduled but was dominated by the report of the Sixth Pay Commission that was presented Monday. “This was the first step of the process. The service chiefs will formalise their views and these will then be presented to the commission,” the official told IANS, speaking on condition of anonymity. Defence Secretary Vijay Singh, Indian Army chief Gen. Deepak Kapoor, Indian Navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta and Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Fali Major attended the meeting, which was conducted without any aides. The commission, headed by B.N. Srikrishna, a former Supreme Court judge, has recommended a 40 percent a…

Lesser Holidays

Sixth Pay Commission has, thereby stirring up a hornet's nest, is to abolish the idea of "gazetted" holidays, which in government parlance means days when all central government offices, irrespective of where they are located, are closed.

Instead of "gazetted" holidays, there should be only three national holidays, says the Commission. In addition, employees will be given the option of taking leave on eight restricted holidays to be declared by the government at the start of the year.

Heads of individual departments will be allowed the option of declaring the office closed for a maximum of two restricted holidays in a year based on local considerations (like transport availability or the nature of the festival) and in consultation with the employees. All employees will be deemed to have availed of their restricted holidays on those two days. Thus, the total number of holidays for central government employees will be reduced from 171 to 165 days, if the Sixth P…

Salary hike 'peanuts', Govt employees cry foul

The feel good factor that the pay hike to Central Government employees was to create is not happening. A majority of them say the Sixth Pay Commission gave them a raw deal and the hike is peanuts. "Vested interests and lobbies working against us did not allow a hike to happen," says D N Sahoo of the CCS forum.Here are the facts:Group B, C and D employees - who constitute the majority 40 lakh odd pool of central workers - may have got an increment of about 20 per cent, but in money terms, that amounts to a hike of between Rs 1,000 and Rs 3,000.This, as opposed to Group A officers (joint secretary level and above) who got a 50 per cent hike, translating to a raise between Rs 20,000 and Rs 30,000. Another anomaly: if earlier, a financial upgrade was assured after 12 and 24 years of service, it's now been moved to between 18 and 50 years. Whoever worked that long, protesting employees want to know."As a part of the dharna, we will not let any Commissioner or Joint Commi…

Unhappy with Pay panel, service chiefs to meet Antony

NEW DELHI: : With the Armed Forces expressing extreme disappointment over recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, the three service chiefs are meeting Defence Minister A K Antony on Thursday to point out anomalies and raise concerns. Sources said the Armed Forces are drawing up a joint report on the recommendations, pointing out glaring differences in the pay structure of the services in comparison to the civil set-up. The report also brings out that in real terms, the Armed Forces would be getting a hike of less than 25 per cent across the board. "There are anomalies that need to be corrected. We will make recommendations to the Pay Commission," Navy Chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta, who is also the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, said. Ministry sources said that while Thursday's meeting between the service chiefs and Antony is "routine", the Pay Commission report will dominate the conference. Earlier, the Defence Minister refused to react on the r…

Confederation of central government employees threatens strong action

Expressing "extreme disappointment" at the Sixth Pay Commission report, the confederation of central government employees on Tuesday asked the government to re-negotiate the deal with them and threatened strong action otherwise.

"The minimum wages have been fixed at Rs 6,600 per month as against our demand of Rs 10,000," the CCGE said.

The employees are extremely disappointed as it is just not acceptable, the association said. Asking the government to re-negotiate the entire report with it, the CCGE said "we would definitely react very strongly if that is not done". Visit to find what is your current pay Discuss all about pay panel report at StaffCorner

Pros and cons of Sixth Pay Commission and its impact on people

The sixth pay commission yesterday submitted its report to Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram recommending hefty increment in the current salary of Central Government Employees to establish the government employees equivalent to private sectors' employees, as per sixth pay commission claimed in its report.The Commission has recommended hiking 20- 40% salary from the current salary structure and it would now be two to three folds in terms of gross salary as against the current basic salary. This margin increment would put an additional burden on Central Exchequer of Rs. 7,975-crore per year while a lump sum of Rs. 18,060-crore will be spent in paying the credit money of employees in the form of arrears as the commission has recommended to implement the salary structure from January 01, 2006 and the difference of this period would be paid in the 'arrear' form, as per the commission's submitted report.
The minimum salary, as per commission's recommendation would be R…

Sixth Pay commission New Pay Scale

Pre-RevisedRevisedPay ScalePay ScalePay BandCorresponding Pay BandsGrade PayS-12550-55-2660-60-3200-1S4440-74401300S-22610-60-3150-65-3540-1S4440-74401400S-2A2610-60-2910-65-3300-70-4000-1S4440-74401600S-3