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7th Pay Commission report: New panel set up, controversy hit IAS cadre under scanner

7th Pay Commission report: New panel set up, controversy hit IAS cadre under scanner

The 7th Pay Commission report is still grabbing headlines as the various permutations and combinations are still being bandied about and discussed threadbare and now it spans a big controversy that has to do with the near monopoly currently enjoyed by the IAS and how to end it, once and for all. Moving forward, as per the requirement of the report, the Narendra Modi government has set up a task force to review the cadre structure of all Organised Group A Central Services. This controversy has acquired increased urgency after the turf war between the officers of the Indian administrative and revenue services (IAS and IRS) recently reached a flashpoint after several IRS officers huddled together in Mumbai last month bringing matters to a head and this set alarm bells ringing at the highest echelons of the government. (PTI)

The 7th Pay Commission task force will be headed by Department of Personnel and Training additional secretary T Jacob and he will submit the report in 3 months. What he will have on his hands will deal with 4 basic factors that include 1) the ideal structure for posts of joint secretary and above, 2) percentage of reserves in organised Group A services, 3) ideal recruitment policy and 4) way forward in mitigating stagnation level. There are 49 Organised Group A Services ranging from the IFS, the Indian Postal Service, the five Accounts services and Indian Revenue Service (IT) to the 13 engineering services under the railways, CPWD, telecom, power, water and defence forces. (PTI)
This move comes courtesy 7th Pay Commission panel chairman, Justice (retired) A K Mathur calling for an end to the dominance of IAS officials. However, there were divergent views in the panel on ending the IAS superiority. Under the scanner especially was the joint secretary-and-above-level positions in the central staff. The 7th Pay Commission threw up the data: out of a total of 91 secretary level posts, 73 (80%) were occupied by IAS; out of 107 additional secretary level posts, 98 (92%) were with the IAS and of 391 joint secretary level posts, 249 (64%) were with the IAS. (PTI)
The 7th Pay Commission said IAS officers get two extra increments at promotion stages and it wanted to extend the same to the IPS and the Indian Forest Service. Other all-India services and central services (Group A) are not getting proper representation either. The IAS officers always had a two-year edge compared to other services. (PTI)
The solution that the 7th Pay Commission panel unveiled said that all personnel who have put in 17 years of service should be given equal opportunity for central staff. The panel was overwhelmed by the reactions of Group A Services, who demanded that the services should have equal opportunities to man the senior-most posts and it should not be the preserve of a small group. (PTI)

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  • Gokavarapu DURGA PRASAD 7 years ago

    Its time to prove ourselves by working hard. Government will definitely extend 7 cpc to autonomous institutions. Keep up hope. Be patient. Thanks to all.

  • Mohinder Singh Kadian 7 years ago

    The future of our democracy is in dark due to these Indian Avtar Services who have bats in their hands and politicians are balling . Another danger is from the Sons of our judicial system who can do any wrong with citizens but no one can dare to say anything as we the Indian have no actual rights to speak for our rights in true spirit of judicial independency.

  • There seems to be something fishy in collusion with these IAS and IRS officers to dalay payment

  • S S Arora 8 years ago

    7CPC has give two options for fixing revised pension pre 2016 retirees viz in the revised pay scale (under GP) with benefit of increaments drawn iwhen retired or wth multiplication of 2.57 which ever is higher.
    Govt must come clear on this and benefisries not deprived

  • A brain storming session is needed to sort out the disparities in the class A officers. The Indian in the designation is a word always emitting the smell of colonialism. All are Indians -from class IV employs to class A officers- In British Raj there were Royal class A officers and Indian Class A officers(ICS) working under Royal staff. In the democratic country like India we need not create a special Indian inside the common Indians. All post may be given a designation with pre-determined qualification, service, experience and seniority etc,. for each post. In my opinion proper selection and training can make an average intelligent person perfect for any kind of work existing in this world. There need not be any superiority in any appointment all are doing their duties in accordance with their ability and capacity. If one is more capable and efficient he is getting more financial benefit than the less experienced or lower level employs. But over all out put is the combined work of a team put together.

  • Yes. The time has come to end up IAS dominance. They should be treated in such a way that the abbreviation of IAS should be changes to something words to abuse them. Let me find out and come back.