7th Pay Commission: Centre sets up task force to review edge given to IAS officers
The government has set up a task force to review the cadre structure of all Organised Group A Central Services.
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: A war of words had started between officers of IAS and other services on the issue of job parity when the Secretary Panel on 7th Pay Commission headed by AK Mathur raised this concern.
Reacting on the recommendations made by the Panel at that time, the government has set up a task force to review the cadre structure of all Organised Group A Central Services.
The government has given three months' time to the task force to come up with a report.
The task force will be headed by Department of Personnel and Training additional secretary T Jacob.
It will deal with issues such as the edge give to IAS officer over other officers. The task force will give its recommendations services, additional increments, promotion edge that these IAS officers enjoy in organised Group A services.
The three-member Seventh Central Pay Commission was divided over the issue of financial and career-related edge given to IAS officers as against those belonging to the other services.
IAS officers presently get a two-year edge over other services for getting empanelled to come on deputation at the Centre.
Besides, they also get two additional increments at the rate of 3 percent over their basic pay at three promotion stages i.e., promotion to the Senior Time Scale (STS), to the Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) and to the Non-Functional Selection Grade (NFSG) after putting in about four, eight and 13 years of service, respectively.
With PTI Inputs