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7th Pay Commission Report, Burden On Finance/Exchequer, Productivity Linked Pay Hike And Any Alternative Of Future Pay Commission

7th Pay Commission Report, Burden On Finance/Exchequer, Productivity Linked Pay Hike And Any Alternative Of Future Pay Commission


ANSWERED ON: 27.07.2018

Pay Commission Reports
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the reports of successive Pay Commissions have been increasing the burden on Government finances/exchequer in partially accepting their recommendations for increase in wages and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the last Pay Commission has suggested productivity linked pay hike to the deserving employees to eliminate below average or mediocre performance and if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether such periodic hikes in wages resulting from Pay Commission recommendations trigger similar demands from the State Government/public utility employees, imposing burden on already strained State finances and if so, the details thereof; and

(d) whether the Government is considering an alternative for increasing the salaries and allowances of Central Government employees and pensioners in future instead of forming Pay Commission and if so, the details thereof?



(a) The financial impact of the recommendations of the Central Pay Commission, as accepted by the Government, is normally pronounced in the initial year and gradually it tapers off as the growth in the economy picks up and fiscal space is widened. While implementing the recommendations of the last Central Pay Commission, i.e., the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the Government staggered its implementation in two financial years. While the recommendations on pay and pension were implemented with effect from 01.01.2016, the recommendations in respect of allowances after an examination by a Committee have been implemented with effect from 01.07.2017. This has moderated the financial impact of the recommendations. Moreover, unlike the previous 6th Pay Commission, which entailed substantial impact on account of arrears, the impact in the year 2016-17 on account of element of arrears of revised pay and pension on the present occasion of the 7th Central Pay Commission pertained to only 2 months of the previous financial year of 2015-16.

(b) The Seventh Central Pay Commission in Para 5.1.46 of its Report proposed withholding of annual increment in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) or regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.

(c) The service conditions of employees of State Governments fall within the exclusive domain of the respective State Governments who are federally independent of the Central Government. Therefore, the concerned State Governments have to independently take a view in the matter.

(d) No such proposal is under consideration of the Government.

Source: http://nfpe.blogspot.com/

AICPIN for the month of June 2018

AICPIN for the month of June 2018

No. 5/1/2018-CPI
DATED: 31st July, 2018
Press Release
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-1W) - June, 2018

The All-India CPI-1W for June, 2018 increased by 2 points and pegged at 291 (two hundred and ninety one). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.69 per cent between May, 2018 and June, 2018 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.72 per cent between the corresponding months of previous year.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 1.86 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Fish Fresh, Eggs (Hen), Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Cauliflower, French Bean, Gourd, Potato, Tomato, Sugar, Electricity Charges, Doctor's Fee. Medicine (Allopathic), Sercondary School Fee, Petrol, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Groundnut Oil, Banana, Coconut, Lemon, Mango (Ripe), Parval, Primary School Fee, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation based on CPI-IW stood at 3.93 per cent for June, 2018 as compared to 3.96 per cent for the previous month and 1.08 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 0.97 per cent against 1.66 per cent of the previous month and (-) 1.28 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level Quilon reported the maximum increase of 10 points followed by Jharia (7 points) and Rourkela (6 points). Among others, 5 points increase was observed in 4 centres, 4 points in 10 centres, 3 points in 12 centres, 2 points in 16 centres and 1 point in 18 centres. On the contrary, Darjeeling recorded a maximum decrease of 2 points followed by Hyderabad with 1 point. Rest of the 13 centres' indices remained stationary.

The indices of 37 centres are above All-India Index and 39 centres' indices are below national average. The indices of Jalandhar and Jabalpur centres remained at par with All-India Index.
The next issue of CPI-1W for the month of July, 2018 will be released on Friday, 31st August, 2018. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.


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