New Delhi: The government is likely to give minimum basic salary Rs 20,000 of central government employees while the Seventh pay commission recommended fixing the lowest at Rs 18,000 for the central government employees on its report which was submitted to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on November 19 by Justice A K Mathur, who heads the seventh pay commission.
An official of Expenditure Department Cell For implementation of Pay Commission recommendations said the government wants to make up pay gap between employees and higher officers and to hike Basic salary at least Rs 20,000 from Rs 18,000 recommended by the Seventh pay commission,
The government has no intention to cut current allowances and advances of any employees. The government motto is betterment must be done by protecting the current advances and allowances.
The Seventh pay commission has recommended for abolition of various allowances and advances like risk allowance, small family allowance, festival advance, motor cycle advance, he added.
He also said the government may not suggest any curtailment of the allowances and advances being now enjoyed by the central government employees, and the gazette of the pay hike, which is coming within six months, also would not do it.
The central government employees at various levels have been complaining of the abolition of the various allowances and advances.
They also termed the Seventh Pay Commission report as a width pay gap discrimination between employees and higher officers because in its report, the Pay Commission has recommended to increase the pay gap between the minimum and maximum from existing 1:12 to 1: 13.8
Every pay commissions made up pay gap between employees and higher officers from second Pay Commission 1:41 ratio to Sixth pay commission 1:12.
source : The Sen Times Online Newspaper