What is Pay Commission in India?:
Basically pay commission is India is the recommendation by government in which government makes changes in the salary of government employees intermittently, i.e. drop by drop, instead of making steep hike in the salary. It’s a cycle due to which the economy of the country is boosted and government earns more in terms of taxes and expenditure by the common man. This cycle is running in similar way since India got freedom. It was year 1946 when the first pay commission was implemented and since then one-by-one pay commission got implemented and this time its 7th pay commission.
What does 7th pay commission has in its bag?:
With the decision taken on 29th June, 2016 on 7th pay commission there is 23.55% hike in the salary and allowance of central government employees which is active from 1st January, 2016, and after 6-7 months different state governments will also implement the 7th pay commission to their state employees. Another good thing about this commission is that, government has decided to give arrears of pay and pensioners benefit in the current financial year 2016-2017 itself instead of paying it in the next financial year, as it used to happen in previous pay commissions.
Benefits of 7th pay commission:
- Hike in salary: With the 7th pay commission in action there will be hike in the salary of Rs. 7000 to Rs. 18000 p.m.
- Hiked lowest level salary to newly recruits: The newly recruited employees will get Rs. 18000 as their base salary which is considered as lowest salary and in actual the salary is bit more than this
- Class-1 salary to Class-1 fresh recruit: Yes! With 7th pay commission, freshly recruited Class-1 officer will get Rs. 56100 as their base salary
- Effect on mass govt. employees: With this recommendation, over 1 crore government employees will get benefit of salary hike out of which 47 lakhs are central government employees and 53 lakhs are pensioners of which 14 lakhs employees and 18 lakhs pensioners are from defense forces.
So what’s your payment after 7th pay commission? Calculate your salary with the online salary calculator at the following link http://7thpaycommissionnews.in/7th-pay-commission-pay-scale-calculator/
Controversy over 7th pay commission:
With great news, comes bad news too. Nearly 32 lakhs central government employees are unhappy with the hike in salary and they declared to go a strike from 11th July, 2016 demanding even more hike in their salary. According to recommendation there will be 15% hike in the basic salary of government employee, but 32 lakhs employees are unhappy with the rate and they demanded for 30% hike in the basic salary. Now, we have to just wait and watch, at what will be the take of government over the strike.
Facts on date of implementation of previous pay commissions:
- 1st pay commission: It was established in the year 1946 and submitted its report on May 1947
- 2nd pay commission: Implemented on August, 1957 and took 2 years two submit its report
- 3rd pay commission: Third pay commission was implemented in the year 1973 but took again three year for the submission of report
- 4th pay commission: This was the longest one to take decision, it was suggested in the year 1983 and its report was submitted in three phases and took 4 years
- 5th pay commission: Implemented in the year 1994 took one year for the report
- 6th pay commission: This was bit fast. It was introduced in the year 2006 which got its report submitted and came into action with the timeframe of 18 months
- 7th pay commission: Fastest one up till now. With the time frame of 6 months it is into action