Monday, September 24, 2007

Many pay-scale charts in circulation

These days many charts for new Pay Scales are in circulation in the world of Government Employees. I have received some of the such charts where new proposed pay scales are listed. One such Pay Scale chart already posted on this blog earlier. After seeing all these charts, I have come to the conclusion that all these are imaginary work of fun loving Babus'. These new proposed pay scales are contradicting each other. Some current pay scales are missing in these charts. These Pay Scales are prepared with the assumption that Six Pay Commission will give new Pay Scale by 2.5 times to 3.4 times of the current Pay Scales. So, just to have some fun, people are preparing imaginary pay scales and circulating. Till final recommendations of the Six Pay Commission comes, several more new charts with proposed pay scales will be in the circulation.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Only Government can decide on pay Commission : SC

While Government employees waiting anxiously for the Sixth Pay Commission's report, the Supreme Court (SC) has held that it is the sole discretion of the government to accept or reject the recommendations of such commissions and court can not order their implementation.

A bench headed by Justice H.K. Sema said "Although the Pay Commission is an expert body, the state in its wisdom and in furtherance of its valid policy may or may not accept its recommendations"

The bench upheld an appeal filed by the Central Government against the order of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) and the Calcutta High Court, directing the government to give increased pay scales with retrospective effect and merge certain cadres of typist with the clerical staff in the Indian Railways. The High Court and the CAT had passed the orders on a batch of petitions by typist who wanted the higher scales on basis of the recommendations by the Fifth Pay Commission with effect from 1993, instead of from 2000 as decided by the Central Government.

The Central Government had agreed to implement the higher pay scales for a cadre of typists from 2000. The decision was based on recommendations made by the Anomalies Committee.

This ruling of SC has clarify that the Government has every right to accept and reject the recommendations of the forthcoming report of Six Pay Commission.