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Proposal to 7th CPC: 3.7 multiplication factor, Minimum Wage of Rs.26000/-, 5% Increment rate, 5 promotions, HRA – 60%,40%,20%, Wage ratio 1:8, CEA for Higher Studies, Minimum Pension 67%

JCM Delegation proposed before the 7th Central Pay Commission: Open Ended Pay Scale, 3.7 multiplication factor, Minimum Wage of Rs.26000/-, 5% Increment rate, 5 promotions, HRA – 60%,40%,20%, Wage ratio 1:8, CEA for Higher Studies, Minimum Pension 67%….

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International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

Minimum Wage of Rs.26000/- and Open Ended Pay Scales


During 2 days deliberations on 23rd & 24th March, 2015, the JCM (Staff Side) delegation have pleaded before the 7th Central Pay Commission to recommend minimum wage of Rs. 26,000/- per month on the basis of 15th ILC Norms/Aykroyd Formula. Some of the important submissions made before the Pay Commission are listed below:

  • Wage ratio between the lowest and highest should be 1:8.
  • Revised pay scales and allowances should be given effect from 01/01/2014.
  • 3.7 multiplication factor should be applied to arrive at the revised pay. Special Pay concept should be restored back.
  • HRA should be revised to 60%, 40% and 20% of pay for ‘X’ ‘Y’ and ‘Z’ class localities/cities respectively.
  • Children Education Allowance should be revised and extended to cover higher studies also.
  • Increment rate should be 5% of pay.
  • Five promotions during service.
  • Special Duty Allowance for North Eastern Region be revised to 37-1/2%.
  • House Building Amount should be increased and interest rate should be reduced.
  • 6th CPC Anomalies may be got addressed through a special mechanism.
  • Flexi timings for women employees besides additional leave facilities etc.,
  • Pay Commission was urged to recommend parity in Pension.
  • Minimum Pension should be fixed at 67% of last pay drawn.
  • Gratuity amount should be upwardly revised.
All the issues contained in the J CM memorandum were explained to the Commission with cogent logic, merits and Precedents. S/Shri M. Raghavaiah, Leader JCM (Staff Side), Guman Singh, NFIR President, R.P. Bhatnagar, Working President and BC. Sharma, Joint General Secretary have participated in the deliberations.
No.IV/NFIR/7TH CPC/Corres/Pt.V
Dated : 28/03/2015 V
(Dr M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR


  • Anonymous 9 years ago

    6TH CPC recommended that HRA shd be paid to every Govt employee who not occupied govt accmodation especially mentioned of some deptt who are not drawing HRA due to some technical glitches. But GOI allowed FAA (Family accommodation allowance) to these employees which is Rs.1050/- to such employees even their family residing in City like Delhi and employee himself posted in Delhi. The technical requirement of rule from GOI side says that these employees shd either occupy Govt accommodation at their HQr location or keep their families at their HQr location (i.e. Hyderabad). How one employee will shift his family from Delhi to Hyd if children studying Enginering/ Medical in Delhi just for sake of fulfilling the requirement of HRA rules. Transport allowance is also not allowed to these employees. That is totally lack of co-ordination and mis-interpretation of rule which resulting in financial hardships to such employees.

  • Anonymous 9 years ago

    HRA should not given separatedly. It should be merged in basic. Becoz govt is giving hra so rents are going high. govt should not give HRA separately.

  • No Govt. employee needs any more money. As it is, they are overpaid.

  • Anonymous 9 years ago

    It is not understood on the basis of which the HRA is proposed as 60%, 40% & 20% in X, Y &Z classified cities respectively. Is it rational/practical that the rent cost in Z category cities is only one third of that of A categories cities? The HRA ratio should be proposed as 40%, 50% & 60% in X, Y & Z category cities respectively.

    The following matters were required to be discussed:

    Keeping in view, the anomalies occurred in the 6th CPC reg. entry pay of a promotee with that of Direct Recruitee for the same post, proposal should be made before the 7th CPC that entry pay may be allowed (at par pay in pay band of a direct recruitee) irrespective of promotion/MACP/Direct Recruitment in the same post/Grade Pay. The same should also be allowed for such posts where there are no provision of Direct Recruitment.

    This is not clear wherher the employees joined after 01.01.04 are entitled of DCRG (Graruity) or not? The provision of DCRG should be extended to all who joined after 01.01.04.

    The return of the NPS fund after retirement is still taxable. The same must be exempted from Income Tax. Its best to scrap NPS and regularise Old Pension Scheme after 01.01.04 also.

    Before implementation of PRIS, the same may be discussed with all stake holders.

    Pay revision should be made in every five year as practised in PSUs.

    The pay scale/structure allowed to differnt posts in the CSS cadres should also be extended to other posts of equivalent nature in different cadres.

    -Somnath, W.B.