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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

MINISTER’S REPLY IN RAJYA SABHA ON GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE FOR CONSIDERATION OF ISSUES OF 7th
 PAY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-713
ANSWERED ON-22.11.2016

GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE FOR CONSIDERATION OF ISSUES OF 7th  CPC RECOMMENDATIONS

713 . Shri Neeraj Shekhar

(a) whether Group of Ministers including Union Minister for Finance had assured the representatives of various trade unions/JCM to set up a Committee to consider the demand of revision of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula under 7th CPC with a mandate to finalize its report within four months;

(b) if so, the present status of the Committee;
(c) the reasons for the delay in report by the said Committee even after elapsing of more than four months;
(d) whether the Committee on Allowances has finalized its report;
(e) if so, the details thereof along with the salient recommendations thereof; and
(f) if not, the reasons therefore?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (SHRI ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL)

(a) to (c): In pursuance of the assurance given by the Union Ministers to the representatives of the National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery, meetings have been held by a group of senior officers with them to discuss their demands in this regard.
(d) to (f): The Committee on Allowances has been interacting with various stake-holders to discuss their demands and has so far held discussions with National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery, representatives from staff associations and officials from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Ministry of Home Affairs and Department of Posts. The Committee may also interact with the representatives of some other major Ministries/Departments and stakeholders with whom consultations are yet to be held before finalizing its Report.

PAY PARITY BETWEEN MILITARY AND CIVILIAN PERSONNEL

            The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC), an expert body constituted by the Government, gave its recommendations on emolument structure of government employees, including personnel belonging to Defence Forces, after due consultation with various stakeholders and thorough examination of various aspects involved. The Commission recommended separate Pay Matrix for Defence Forces after considering:

(i) principles and philosophy adopted in devising the Pay Matrix for civilian employees; and 

(ii)some of the aspects in the rank structure unique to Defence Forces.


The Government accepted the Commission’s recommendations on Minimum Pay, Fitment Factor, Index of Rationalization, Pay Matrices and general recommendations on pay with certain exceptions in Defence Pay Matrix, namely,
(i)revision of Index of Rationalization of Level 13A (Brigadier) from 2.57 to 2.67; and 

(ii)addition of three stages in Level 12A (Lt Colonel), three stages in Level 13 (Colonel), and 


two stages in Level 13A (Brigadier).

            As and when issues regarding anomalies in the pay of defence personnel are brought to notice, the same are examined by the Government, on case to case basis.

            This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Sultan Ahmed and others in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB News

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MEAGER FINANCIAL BENEFIT OF 14% IN 7TH CPC - PARLIAMENT Q & A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1755
ANSWERED ON: 25.11.2016

Meager Benefits of 7th CPC

PINAKI MISRA
Will the Minister of

FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government employees got only a meager financial benefit of 14 per cent or less after implementation of 7th CPC;

(b) if so, the details of percentage of salary they got before and after implementation of Seventh CPC and the reasons for such meager hike in their salaries; and

(c) whether the benefit given in the 7th CPC is one of the lowest in all time ever since the Government had been implementing the recommendations of CPC and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL)

(a) to (c): All Government employees have got a financial benefit of at least 14.29 per cent by way of revision of salary after implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC). The increase in pay as recommended by the 7th CPC is based on the detailed deliberations by the Commission keeping in view all relevant factors having a bearing upon the prevailing circumstances, which has been accepted by the Government.

Authority: www.loksabha.nic.in

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REPLY IN LOK SABHA REGARDING CREAMY LAYER ISSUE

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING)
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 139
(TO BE ANSWERED ON 16.11.2016)

CREAMY LAYER

139. SHRI GANESH SINGH:
Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:

            (a) whether the previous Government had set aside the report of first creamy layer expert committee and the Department of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions issued an official memorandum No. 36033/5/2004- Est. (SCT) dated 14 October, 2004 clarifying the creamy layer and which carries out two different meanings in its Hindi and English versions and if so, the details thereof;

            (b) whether the Government has accepted the mistakes of the said memorandum and if so, the action taken to cancel the said memorandum and the action taken against the officials found responsible therefore;

            (c) if not, the reaction of the Government in this regard;

            (d) whether the Government has disqualified many candidates of the OBC for IAS and other services despite qualifying the Civil Services Examination, 2015 as a result of the said memorandum and if so, the details in this regard; and

            (e) the number of OBC candidates declared disqualified for IAS and other services on the basis of this memorandum from 2004 till date?

ANSWER
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

            (a) to (c): The DOPT Office Memorandum (O.M.) No. 36033/5/2004-Estt(SCT) dated 14 October, 2004 is only a clarification explaining the provisions of DOPT O.M. No. 36012/22/93-Estt.(SCT) dated 8.9.1993. The O.M. of 8.9.1993 was issued by the DOPT based on the recommendations of an Expert Committee constituted by the then Ministry of Welfare.

            The earlier unsigned typed copy of the English version of the O.M. dated 14.10.2004, uploaded on the website of this Department, had certain discrepancies in respect of Paragraph 9 vis-a vis its Hindi version uploaded on the Department’s website. It was, therefore, felt necessary to rectify that discrepancy. Subsequently, the signed version of the O.M. was traced and uploaded on the Department’s website and now it is seen that there is no error in Paragraph 9 of the English version of the O.M. dated 14.10.2004 vis-a vis the Hindi version.

            (d) & (e): In case of recommendation of name of a candidate by UPSC for service allocation, the candidate is considered for allocation to one of those services by the Government for which he has indicated his preference as per Civil Services Examination Rules and extant instruction on the subject.



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