Shocking fact of pay 'hike' in 7th Pay Commission recommendations!

Many central government employees claim that they would be drawing lower monthly salary under the 7th pay commission than what they are currently drawing under the sixth pay commission.

Last Updated: Feb 28, 2016, 11:01 AM IST
Shocking fact of pay 'hike' in 7th Pay Commission recommendations!

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Do you know that once the 7th Pay Commission comes into effect on January 1, 2016, some of the government servants will actually be taking home salary lower that what they are currently drawing under the 6th Pay Commission?

The commission-headed by Justice AK Mathur recommended salary hike for government employees and pensioners by 23.55 per cent. The minimum pay in the government is recommended to be set at Rs 18,000 per month.

Also Read: 7th Pay Commission report: OVERVIEW

Group C employees, who form 85 percent of the Central government workforce, are calling the 7th CPC recommendations on their salary a farce. 

Also Read: Full Report of 7th Pay Commission

What they are saying that assuming that a government servant has been appointed in the Grade Pay of Rs 1800 on 1st August of 2015 and he has also been been allocated government- quarter. His net pay calculated for the month of January 2016 as per the 6th Pay Commission would be as follows:

Basic Pay Rs 5200 + Grade Pay Rs 1800= Rs 7000
After applying expected DA of 125% as on 31-1-2016 = Rs 8750

( Since he had been allocated accommodation) HRA = Nil
Travel A = 600 + DA=Rs 1350
Total Gross Pay= Rs 17100.

Deductions: NPS 10% of basic Pay = Rs 700
Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme = Rs Rs 30

Total deductions (700+30) = 730
Net Pay would have been = 17100-730 =16370

However, the revised pay as per the 7th Pay Commission calculations, as on 31-1-2016, is expected to be Rs 16,050.

He will be drawing Rs 320 lesser in the 7th Pay Commission's revised pay than under the 6th Pay Commission.

This would be primarily because of increase in deductions like Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme and National Pension Scheme.

Also Read: From first to seventh Pay Commission: Know how much salary has increased