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JCM’s memorandum to 7th CPC on issues common to all Central Government employees

National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultaive Machinery for CGE has submitted memorandum to 7th Central Pay Commission on issues common to all Central Government employees:-

Shiva Gopal Mishra
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi-110001
E Mail : @
No.NC-JCM-2014/7th CPC
June 30, 2014

The Member Secretary,
7th Central Pay Commission,
New Delhi
Dear Madam,

Sub:- Submission of Memorandum on issues common to all Central Government employees.

On behalf of all the participating Associations / Federations in the JCM, we submit herewith our Memorandum on issues Common to all Central Government Employees. The memorandum is in two parts. Part one deals with Pay, allowances, advances, facilities, benefits et., Part II is concerning retirement benefits, viz gratuity, Pension, Medical facilities etc.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
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Memorandum to the 7th Central Pay Commission: Submitted by the JCM Staff Side

Part I
On Common Issues concerning all Central Government Employees
I n d e x :
Chapter No. Title Link
I Preface See below
II Employment under Central Government View
III State of the economy and financial resources of the government. View
IV Principles of Wage Determination View
V Minimum Wage View
VI Highest Salary View
VII Proposed Pay Structure and Rate of Increment View
VIII Fitment Formula View
IX Fixation of Pay on promotion. View
X Date of effect View
XI Special pay: View
XII Common categories of staff and Common cadres View
XIII Classification of Posts. View
XIV Grameen Dak Sewaks View
XV Allowances and Advances. View
15.1: Dearness allowance. View
15.2: House Rent allowance. View
15.3: Compensatory City allowance. View
15.4: Transport allowance. View
15.5: Deputation duty allowance. View
15.6: Travelling Allowance ,T A on transfer and Daily allowance. View
15.7.Children Education Allowance View
15.8.Overtime allowance. View
15.9.Night duty allowance. View
15.10. Patient care/hospital care allowance. View
15.11. Addl. Monetary incentive for NE Region View
15.12.Other Allowances/ Advances View
XVI Facilities View
16.1.Housing facilities View
16.2.House Building Advance: View
16.3 Scheme for Appointment on Compassionate Ground View
16.4. Career progression: Grant five promotions in the service career View
16.5.Training: View
16.6. Leave entitlement, holidays and working hours. View
16.7. Leave Travel Concession View
16.8. Group Insurance Scheme. View
16.9.Assured Career Progression/Modified Assured Career Progression View
1610. Medical Facilities [CGHS/CS(MA) Rules] View
XVII Miscellaneous View
17.1.Income tax on salary. View
17.2.Liabilities of a person who Die in harness. View
17.3.Women Employees View
17.4.Downsizing / Outsourcing/Contractorisation View
17.5.Regularisation of Casual / Contingent / Daily Rated Workers View
17.6.Bonus View
17.7.Transfer Policy View
17.8.Secretariat & Field Offices View
17.9.Need for a Effective Grievance Redressal Procedure View
17.10. Equal Pay for Equal Work View
17.11. Anomalies relating to Sixth CPC wage structure. View
17.12.New Pension Scheme View
17.13. Special increments. View
17.14. Special amenities for women employees View
17.15 National holiday compensation. View
17.16 Insurance coverage View

Chapter Title. Link
I Introduction View
II New Pension Scheme View
III Pension entitlement: emoluments for pension. View
IV Parity between past and future pensioners View
V Family Pension View
VI Gratuity and commutation of pension View
VII Medicare View
VIII Miscellaneous View


The 6th CPC submitted its report in March 2008. It made major changes in the structure of pay scales by introducing the concept of Pay band and Grade Pay. Their recommendations were implemented with effect from 1.1.2006. There was plethora of anomalies, common as well as department specific. None of these anomalies were removed despite several rounds of discussions.
1.2. On 1.1.2011, the percentage of DA entitlement crossed over 50%. Since the erosion of the value of wages by that time had become enormous, the demand for merger of DA was raised by the employees. Some of them demanded setting up of the 7th CPC on the plea that the residency period of any wage structure must not exceed 5 years, especially in the background that the pay revision in most of the PSUs takes place at the interval of 5 years. They also pointed out that unlike the 5th CPC, the 6th CPC had not suggested as to when the next wage revision must be attempted. The Government ignored those demands, despite well knowing that the inflation and abnormal price rise of food and other essential commodities had reduced the purchasing capacity of the government employees significantly.
1.3 Government refused to discuss these demands either bilaterally or at the forum of JCM. A section of the employees went on a day’s strike action, while the industrial workers in the Railways and Defence took the strike ballot. Climate of confrontation emerged. Taking note of these developments, Government in September 2013 announced the setting up of the 7th CPC. The Standing Council of JCM, National Council met on 24th October, 2013 to discuss various issues connected with the finalisation of the terms of reference of the Commission. The following suggestions were made for incorporation in the Terms of Reference (TOR):
  • The Commission should have a labour representative.
  • DA (as on 1.1.2014) to be merged and treated as pay for all purposes. To include Gramin Dak Sewaks within the ambit of 7th CPC.
  • To grant Interim Relief @ 25% of Pay + GP.
  • To ensure that the 7th CPC recommendation will be effective from 1.1.2014.
  • To ensure parity in pension for all pensioners as per the 5th CPC recommendation.

1.4 In spite of holding out assurance, no further discussions were held. The Government unilaterally notified the Terms of Reference. The Staff Side has now submitted a memorandum to the 7th Central Pay Commission on the twin issues, i.e. the need to grant interim relief and merger of Dearness Allowance.
1.5 It will be the endeavour of the Staff Side to bring about commonality of approach on all issues concerning the wages, allowances and other relevant matters, as was the case on the previous occasions. We are hopeful that all the Associations/ Federations/Unions of Central Government employees will endorse this memorandum, prepared by the Staff Side, National Council, JCM on their behalf. No doubt they will submit separate memoranda on department specific issues.
1.6 With this introduction, we submit this memorandum (Part I and II) to the 7th CPC for their consideration.

View full memorandum to 7th CPC by JC, JCM (Staff Side)

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