New Delhi: The 55 lakh Central government
employees will now be able to choose a new date to draw their
new pay scale under the Sixth Pay Commission award.
According to an office-memorandum, the Centre today
allowed its employees time till December to fix the base date
for taking the new pay scale, from a date that is more
beneficial to them. Earlier, they did not have this option as
the government had fixed January 1, 2006 as the cut-off date
for implementing the new pay award.
The government, according to an office-memorandum,
tweaked the norms in view of the representations received from
Earlier, the government, while implementing the Pay
Commission award in 2008, had given employees three months to
choose the switch-over date if it was later than January 1,
2006. The option, however, was to be binding.
The Sixth Pay Commission had recommended 40 percent hike
for adjustment in the pre-revised basic pay, different pay
bands and grade pay benefiting about 55 lakh government