Setting up of 8th Central Pay Commission (CPC) and grant of Interim Relief w.e.f. 01.01.2024: Memorandum to Finance Ministry

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Setting up of 8th Central Pay Commission (CPC) and grant of Interim Relief w.e.f. 01.01.2024: Memorandum to Finance Ministry

Setting up of 8th Central Pay Commission (CPC) and grant of Interim Relief w.e.f. 01.01.2024: Memorandum to Finance Ministry by RSCWS

RAILWAY SENIOR CITIZENS WELFARE SOCIETY
(Estd. 1991, Regd. No. 1881 – Under Registration of Societies Act),
IDENTIFIED BY DOP&PW GOVT. OF INDIA – UNDER PENSIONERS’ PORTAL
MEMBER, SCOVA (STANDING COMMITTEE FOR VOLUNTARY AGENCIES)

No. RSCWS/CHD/Memo -8th CPC/2023-6

Dated: 30-5-2023

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman,
Hon’ble Minister of Finance,
Government of India,
North Block, New Delhi.- 110001.
CC by Emai; Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman MOF <nsitharaman[at]nic.in>

Sub: – Setting up of 8th Central Pay Commission (CPC).

Madam,

1. We draw your kind attention and that of the Government towards the financial constraints through which the Central Government employees and pensioners are passing for the last 70 years due to long gaps of 10 years between the Central Pay Commissions since Independence and very negligible rise of Pay & Pension each time due to defective formulae for fixation of revised Pay & Allowances and Pension adopted by each Pay Commission. Thus it leads to erosion of relativity with the other sections of society as well as the relativity vis-à-vis Per Capita Income of the Country.

2. The Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC) had submitted its report in February 2017. Orders for its implementation were issued in July & August, 2017 with the provision that arrears of Revised Pays be paid w.e.f. 1-1-2016 and that of the Allowances etc. from later date(s).

3. a) Per capita income (as interpolated at current prices) in India had more than doubled from Rs.93,293/- in 2015-16 to Rs 1,97,000/- in 2022-23 (as per Budget Speech of MOF for the year 2023-24).

b) Pay & Pension of Central Govt. employees had increased by only 42% from 1-1-2016 to 1-1-2023 as against a rise of 111% in the Per Capita Income of the Country in this period as per details indicated above.

c) This was a great injustice with the Central Government employees and pensioners, caused due to continuous erosion of their real income; the Dearness Allowances and Dearness Reliefs do not provide requisite relief against inflation nor do they provide the required element to keep pace with the rise in per capita income of the country.

4. Seventh Pay Commission had fixed the Minimum Pay as Rs.18,000 instead of Rs.26,000 and erroneously proposed the fitment Factor as 2.57 instead of 3.15 thus doing great injustice to the employees and the pensioners, who face a triple jeopardy with deficient formula for DA & DR especially on account of irrational weightage to consumable items for compiling Consumer Price Index.

5. Fifth & Sixth Pay Commissions had recommended for delinking the Pay revision from a 10 years norm and link it with the date from which DA/DR rises above 50%.For ready reference, an extract of the relevant Para (1.1.4) of Sixth Pay Commission, is placed at Annexure 1 of this Memorandum.

6. As per the recommendations of the last three Central Pay Commissions, the future pay revision should be done when the DA/DR reaches 50% or more than the basic pay; the pay structure needs revision to neutralize the impact of inflation. The rate of DA/DR is projected to cross 50% or even more from Jan-2024 and as such the Pay & Allowances and Pension needs to be revised from January, 2024 accordingly.

7. The Pay Commissions have all along been taking about 2 years for submitting their Reports and another one year or more is taken by the Government to consider and to implement the same. This further erodes the relative value of the Pay & Pension proposed by Pay Commission.

8. It is therefore requested that Eighth Central Pay Commission may please be set up early and an Interim relief be granted to the Central Government employees & Pensioners w.e.f. 1-1-2024, to compensate them for the erosion of their Pay and Pension due to inflation & loss on account of relativity with GDP.

With regards.

Yours faithfully,

Secretary General/RSCWS

Copy To: –

1 Secretary, Finance Expenditure, North Block, New Delhi-110001.
2 Secretary, Department of Public Grievances, Adm. Reforms & Pensions, 5th Floor, Patel Bhavan, Parliament Street, New Delhi – 110001

ANNEXURE – I

Para1.1.4 of 6th CPC is reproduced below:

1.1.4 The Fifth Pay Commission had recommended that pay revision should, in future, be entrusted to a permanent Pay Commission drawing its authority from a constitutional provision and whose recommendations, made annually, should have a binding character. The Commission, as an alternative, suggested that dearness allowance should be converted into dearness pay every time the cost of living rises by 50% over the base level. In their opinion, DA would normally increase by 50% in a period of 5 years and that this relief could be combined with a decennial exercise of pay revision through a Pay Commission, meeting partially the demands of Central Government employees for a more frequent revision of salaries on the analogy of public sector employees. The Fifth CPC recommended constitution of the next Pay Commission by 2003 so that its report was available by 2006. Although the Government did not appoint the next Pay Commission in 2003, it allowed merger of 50% of dearness allowance with pay with effect from 1/4/2004.

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  • Kanwaljeet Singh 12 months ago

    सी.जी.एच.एस. को बेहतर बनाने के लिए मेरी तरफ से निम्नलिखित सुझावः-

    1. कयों ना सेवाकर्मियों के लिए रेफ़रल प्रक्रिया को खत्म कर दिया जाए, क्योंकि इस प्रक्रिया में मरीज़ के बहुत समय बरबाद होता है कयोंकि कई बार मरीज़ औषधालय नहीं जा सकता और मरीज़ को ईलाज समय पर मिल पाना जरुरी भी होता है तथा वह इलाज कई बार औषधालय के समय से विपरित होता है यानि कि रात को यां फिर दिन में 2 बजे के बाद में (औषधालय के समय से)।

    2. कयों ना सेवाकर्मियों के लिए रेफ़रल के बाद डॉक्टरों द्वारा लिखे गए टैसटों को अनुमोदन (endorsement) करवाने की प्रकिर्या को शक्ति का प्रत्यायोजन (delegation of power) के तहत खत्म कर दिया जाए, कयोंकि टैसटों को अनुमोदन करवाने में सरविस वालो का बहुत समय बरबाद होता है और अनुमोदन के बाद टैसट करवाने में एक से चार दिन का समय लगता है (यदि डॉक्टर ने टैसट शुक्रवार को लिखे हों तो)।

    प्रशन 1 वह 2 के लिए सुझावः- कयोंकि हर सूचीबद्ध अस्पताल में सी.जी.एच.एस. द्वारा एक प्रतिनिधि निर्धारित किया जाता है और कयों ना आप उस प्रतिनिधि को उपरोक्त शक्तियां प्रदान कर दें जिन से सेवाकर्मियों को रेफ़रल तथा रेफ़रल के बाद डॉक्टरों द्वारा लिखे गए टैसटों को अनुमोदन (endorsement) करवाने में समय ना लगे और मरिज़ को जो भी आवश्यक ईलाज की जरुरत हो वह समय पर मिल सके। ऐसा करने से मरीज़ों को सी.जी.एच.एस. में आ कर भीड इक्ट्ठी नहीं करनी पडेगी।

    यदि इस प्रक्रिया को खत्म नहीं किया जा सकता तो इस प्रक्रिया को सारा ईलाज खत्म करने के बाद में (फाईनल बिल लगाने के पहले) अनुमोदन (endorsement) करवाने की प्रमिशन मिल सके तां कि इलाज करवाने में रुकावट ना रुक आ पाए।

    3. कयों ना सेवाकर्मियों के लिए दवाएँ (जो कि डॉक्टर द्वारा लिखी गई हों) को आप जन औषधि वाले दवाखाने से खरीदने की अनुमति दे दें, कयोंकि इस प्रक्रिया से सी.जी.एच.एस. में भीड कम से कम हो जाएगी।

    प्रशन 3 के लिए सुझावः- अगर देखा जाए तो यह दवाएँ सी.जी.एच.एस. में से मरीज़ को जन औषधि (सामान्य) ही प्राप्त होती हैं, इस लिए हर सेवाकर्मियों के लिए रु.2,000/- तक की दवाएँ ओ.पी.डी. के बाद जन औषधि वाले दवाखाने से खरीदने की अनुमति दी जाए।

    4. फिलहाल में यह देखा गया है कि ओ.पी.डी. के रेटों में बढ़ोतरी कर रु.350 कर दिया गया है इस बढ़ोतरी के साथ एक कंडीशन भी लगा दी जए कि यदि किसी हस्पताल की सामान्य ओ.पी.डी. की फीस ही रु.350 से कम हो तो उस हस्पताल को रु.350 के बजाय कम से कम जो सामान्य ओ.पी.डी. की फीस हो (जो कि रु.350 अगर कम हो) वह लेनी चाहीए।

    5. यह देखा गया है कि बच्चों के टीकाकरण में HEPATITIS B, LEPROVAC VACCINE, INFLUENZA VACCINE तथा ANTI RABBIES VACCINE (POST EXPOSURE) कोवल विशेषज्ञ सरकारी डॉक्टर की सलाह से ही मान्य होती है जिसमे वक्त के साथ साथ बदलाव की जरुरत है कयोंकि उपरोक्त मान्यता 23.07.2009 मे निकाले गए सर्कुलर की है तथा उसके उपरंत कोई और सर्कुलर नहीं आया है। आपसे यह अनुरोध है कि उपरोक्त टीकाकरण को भी सवीकार्य किया जाऐ तथा सूचीबद्ध सीजीएचएस अस्पताल के डॉक्टर से भी यह टीकाकरण मान्य हो ।

    6. जैसे कि यह देखा गया है कि सी.जी.एच.एस. द्वारा निकाली गई टैसटों की लिस्ट में ग्रुप ए का सालाना चैकअप दर्शाया गया है जो कि बहुत ही अच्छी कार्य है। कृप्या इस सालाना चैकअप में आप ग्रुप बी तथा ग्रुप सी भी जोडें तां कि सबके सामान्य सुविधा प्राप्त हो सके जिसको Right to Equality तहत रखा जाए।

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  • K Venugopala Rao 1 year ago

    01.01.2016 7th CPC fitment factor revision from 2.57 to 3.00 or more first agenda, central govt employees association not win any kind of benefits till date. First persue the matter after that interim relief demand?

  • K Venugopala Rao 1 year ago

    01.01.2016 7th CPC fitment factor revision from 2.57 to 3.00 or more first agenda, central govt employees association not win any kind of benefits till date