Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: One would indeed find it shocking that central government, so far, has not extended the salary hikes and other benefits announced under the 7th Pay Commission to the personnel of autonomous bodies and Boards falling under different central ministries.
As per the blog of Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, “During the previous wage revisions(6th Pay Commission), they have been allowed to enjoy the benefits within one month of release of the Government Notification on Revised Pay Rules. Employees and Pensioners of more than 600 Autonomous bodies and Boards etc. are eagerly waiting for the last more than two months, for revised pay structure implementation in their respective institutions”.
Since most of the autonomous bodies and Boards, and ministries under whose ambit their fall, do not have much fund to spare for payment of pay hike, they have to depend on the Finance Ministry for the financial support for meeting the financial burden of salary hike.
Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers has already taken up their case with the government, but till this date the Finance Ministry has not issued orders extending the 7th CPC benefit to employees of Autonomous bodies and Board. The Confederation has urged upon the Central Government to expedite action in this regard and to end the uncertainty and anxiety among a large section of employees and pensioners.