7th CPC: Committee of Secretaries on Allowances to meet on September 1; invites employees' unions for talks

Updated: Aug 23, 2016, 22:32 PM IST
7th CPC: Committee of Secretaries on Allowances to meet on September 1; invites employees' unions for talks

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The Committee of Secretaries headed by Finance Secretary reviewing the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, is going to have  the second meeting on September 1.

In order to get a first-hand view on the demand of the Central government employees, the Committee of Secretaries has invited the representatives of National Joint Council of Action for talks. "... the Committee on Allowances has desired to meet the representatives of National Joint Council of Action in the aforesaid meeting to obtain their views on the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission relating to allowances", said the letter from Finance Ministry addressed to Shiv Gopal Mishra, Secretary, NJCA.

In view of the strong protest staged by the representatives of Employee Associations and other stakeholders, government decided that recommendations on allowances, other than Dearness Allowance, will be examined by a Committee comprising Finance Secretary as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Posts and Chairman, Railway Board as Members before taking a final decision. 

To the disappointment of government employees, the Justice A K Mathur panel had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others.

The Committee was to submit its report within four months. This Committee has been constituted on 22.07.2016 and the first meeting of the Committee has been held on 04.08.2016.

The recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission cover 48 lakh Central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.