7th Pay Commission is ‘the last’: No more pay commission in future
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Central government employees will not get their salary and allowances ‘revised’ as per the recommendations of a pay commission in future as the government is reportedly mulling not to form any pay commission after the recent 7th Pay Commission.
The government is considering to chalk out an alternative for increasing salaries and allowances of the central government employees and pensioners in future instead of forming a pay commission or the 8th Pay Commission.
The Narendra Modi-led BJP government will soon take a policy decision in this regard, The Sen Times reported citing a Finance Ministry official on condition of anonymity.
The 7th Pay Commission Chairman Justice A K Mathur was earlier of the view that the central government employees’ salary be revised every year taking into account the available data and price index.
Besides, the 7th Pay Commission recommended reviewing the pay matrix periodically instead of waiting for long ten years to revise the salary and allowances.
The commission also suggested the use of Aykroyd formula to recommend the pay hike of the central government employess.
Note: Aykroyd formula is attributed to Dr Aykroyd who worked on nutrition for nearly 30 years and was director of the Nutrition Division, Food and Agriculture Organisation, United Nations. In 1935, he was appointed director of the government’s nutritional research centre in India. This formula takes into account the three basic needs of human being while considering pay hike and salary structure.
Earlier, the union of the central government employees had alleged that they have been cheated by the government on several grounds in the 7th Pay Commission. Being ‘upset, angry and dissatisfied’ with the government decision, the employees Federation had also decided to take up the matter with the government.