BPMS delegates met with 7th Central Pay Commission on 13th March 2015 and the discussion points are published on its official portal in Hindi language and we translate the content of the letter and given below for your kind consideration…
Gist of the meeting held with 7th CPC on 13.03.2015
The Seventh Pay commission was met by the delegates of the All India Federation of Defence Workers –
Mr P.Mohanrao Chennai, Mr Sadhoo Singh Kanpur, Mr Mukesh Kumar Singh Kanpur, Mr Gopal Krishna Dwivedi Kanpur, Mr SK Singh, Naval dock yard Bombay, Mr Virendra Sharma Delhi were present.
The delegation had taken some Feedback from the Seventh Pay Commission during which the following topics were discussed:
1. Discussion about a few discrepancies of the Sixth Pay Commission like MACP, the delegation stated that reason for the discrepancies regarding MACP in the Sixth Pay commission was because MACP was given in the Second Grade Pay. Employees of equal status received MACP in different Grade Pays – like all Industrial workers are to receive a grade pay of 4600/- in 30 years, but a few employees received 4200/- and a few received a grade pay of 2800/- which created a dis-satisfaction among the employees and they requested that the ACP/MACP should be got along with the Promotional Grade Pay.
The Pay commission has stated that the discrepancies in ACP/MACP will be resolved after discussing the issue with various ministries and departments.
2. It was suggested to merge and upgrade the Group ‘C’ pay scales – like the grade pay of 1800/- can be upgraded to 1900/- and in future the 1900/- and 2000/- grade pay can be merged and upgraded to 2400/-, 2400/- grade pay can be upgraded to 2800/-, 4600/- and 4800/- grade pay can be merged to 4800/-
The representatives of the Pay commission have stated that inputs have been taken from various ministries.
3. The Pay scales of Promotee and Recruitee should be equal. In the sixth pay commission, for recruited employees, according to their grade pay, the minimum pay band was fixed, but for the Promotee employees, after a promotional benefit of 3 percentage, it was lesser than the minimum fixed pay.
On this issue the Pay commission has given assurance that such discrepancies will be resolved.
4. Discrepancies in annual increment to be cleared, ensuring that every employee is to receive an increment in 12 months. The employee who retires from service between January and June is to be given an additional increment and allotted pension, as the eligibility service for Increment is 6 months.
The Pay commission representatives didn’t pay any comments on this point.
5. Those employees who were recruited in the Naval Dockyard and E.M.E. before the Sixth Pay commission under HS and those getting recruited before the Fifth Pay commission directly under HS-1 are to be recruited under the pay scale of HS-1 ie. they are to be directly given a grade pay of 2800/-. This issue is departmental and under the rules of recruitment is to be decided by the department.
6. Certain jobs in the Navy and Air Force are such that the Soldiers and Civilians have to work together. In such cases, Technical allowance is to be given to both type of employees.
7. A wide discussion regarding NPS was done and stated that pension was given in the name of Social Security under CCS Pension Rule 1972, which will continue.
Pay commission has stated that this is a Government Plan which cannot be altered by the Pay Commission but you can give your suggestions regarding the NPS. The delegation stated that according to the September 2012 decree of the Supreme court, the minimum pension for every employee should guarantee at least 50 percent of his basic pay + Dearness Allowance. The members of the Pay commission discussed about the Modus operandi of Ordnance Factories and Naval dockyards and stated that a lot of jobs like sweeping, etc should be done by outsourcing.
B.P.M.S. directly opposed this statement and said that outsourcing has a direct compromise on the quality of the products and hence outsourcing has to be stopped. Pay commission has stated that relative to the increments there should be an increase in Efficiency. The delegates stated that as the Productive units are not given under Long Term Work Load Users, there is a decrease in productivity, if the government makes the Long Term Work load available, then there would certainly be an increase in productivity.
8. The quota for job opportunities to the dependents of deceased employees is only 5 percent, which needs to be increased.
9. The report of the Pay commission to be Implemented in January 2016, and all Allowances, Incentives, etc to be revised from the same date.
The Pay commission has stated that they will try to submit their report within the given time limit.