Saturday, September 16, 2006

UP Govt. for speedy consultation of Pay Commission

UP Government has given answer to a question in State Assembly that Government will decide early on Sixth Pay Commission recommendation as and when received from the the Central Government.
In a reply to the question by Mr. Jagdambika Pal in question hour, the State Minister for Finanace , Mr. Shahid Manjoo said that right from the year 1986 the the salaries to the employees are being given at par with the Central government. After 4th Pay commissions recommendations in the year 1986, in the year 1988 Government decided to accept the recommendations. And in ctober, 1997 Government setup a state Salary Committe whose recommendations were accepted by the Government. So as and when the Sixth Pay Commission's recommendations will reach to the State Government, the Govt. will decide accordingly.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Interim Relief Rumour

It is a very strong rumour in the Babu circle (Babudom!) that Government is planning for a 10% interim relief alongwith Notification of constituation of Sixth Pay Commission. Some rumour say interim relief will be 5%. But I think it is the Babu's wish list and they want that some interim relief should be announced, therefore this rumour is gaining ground.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Government Constituted Sixth Pay Commission

September 02, 2006: True to the Media reports Government finally constituted the Sixth Pay Commission and Former SC judge Sri Krishna to head pay commission.

The Government on Saturday appointed former Supreme Court judge Justice B N Srikrishna as Chairman of the Sixth Pay Commission that will go into revision of wages for 33 lakh Central government employees. An official announcement said the pay commission would have three other members, apart from its Chairman.The members are -- IIM professor Ravindra Dholakia, former additional secretary budget and member secretary of Expenditure Reforms Commission J S Mathur and S Nath, who will be the member secretaries of the pay panel.
Srikrishna, a former judge of the Bombay High Court, had headed the inquiry commission that went into the Mumbai communal violence in 1993 in the aftermath of Babri Masjid demolition.The Cabinet cleared the proposal for setting up the sixth pay commission in July.

The fifth pay commission was also headed by a former Supreme Court judge, Ratnavel Pandian. As per the Cabinet decision in July, the three-member sixth pay commission will be given 18 months to submit its recommendations. The commission will also examine the need and quantum to sanction interim relief to the employees.

The Cabinet decision to set up the sixth pay commission came five months after the announcement by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in this regard. The Centre had consulted the state governments, of which 16 had sent comments.

While BJP-ruled Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh totally opposed its setting up, six other states -- Karnataka, Assam, Tripura, Orissa, Manipur and Nagaland -- wanted the Centre to share the burden, Parliamentary Affairs Minister P R Dasmunsi had said after the Cabinet meeting.

The previous fifth pay commission, which was implemented in 1996-97, cost the exchequer additional Rs 17,000 crore yearly and had put a heavy burden on states, forcing the then finance minister to come out with a financial package to bail them out.

The sixth pay commission is widely expected to cost Rs 20,000 crore to the Centre's exchequer annually. The prime minister had, however, said the move would not hurt the fiscal situation and cause apprehension among foreign investors.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Justice Srikrishna is Chairman for Pay Commission?

There is strong rumour and media speculation about decision of Central Government to appoint Retd. Justice Sri Krishna as Chairman to the Sixth Pay Commission. It is reported in the media that Government has decided to appoint him and other member of the commission will be decided later with consultation to the Justice Sri Krishna.
Notification about constitution of the Sixth Pay Commission is expected soon and it is learnt that the name of the Justice Sri Krishna is refered by Chief Justice India Sh. Sabharwal.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Pay Commision History

Pay Commissions are periodically constituted to examine various issues such as pay and allowances, retirement benefits, conditions of service, promotion policies, etc. of the Central Government employees. There is no stipulation regarding any specific time period for constitution of a Pay Commission for Central Government employees. Till now five Central Pay Commissions have been constituted whose details are as below:-
First Pay Commission
  • Date of Appointed : May, 1946
  • Date of Submission of Report : May,1947
  • Financial Impact (Rs. in Cr.) : NA
Second Pay Commission
  • Date of Appointed : August, 1957
  • Date of Submission of Report : August 1959
  • Financial Impact (Rs. in Cr.) : 39.62
Third Pay Commission
  • Date of Appointed : April, 1970
  • Date of Submission of Report : March, 1973
  • Financial Impact (Rs. in Cr.) : 144.60
Fourth Pay Commission
  • Date of Appointed : June, 1983
  • Date of Submission of Report : 3 Reports submitted in June, 1986; Dec. 1986 and May, 1987
  • Financial Impact (Rs. in Cr.) : 1282
Fifth Pay Commission
  • Date of Appointed : April, 1994
  • Date of Submission of Report : January, 1997
  • Financial Impact (Rs. in Cr.) : 17,000
Thus successive Central Pay Commissions were set up in the past at intervals of 10 to 13 years. The last Central Pay Commission was constituted in April, 1994.
Source : Press Information Bureau, Govt. of India