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Memorandum Reg Minimum Pay & Multiplying Factor of 7th CPC - submitted by IRTSA

Memorandum Reg Minimum Pay & Multiplying Factor of 7th CPC - submitted by IRTSA

(Estd. 1965, Regd. No.1329, Website )
M. Shanmugam,
Central President, IRTSA
# 4, Sixth Street, TVS Nagar, Padi, Chennai - 600050.
Mob: 09443140817
Harchandan Singh,
General Secretary, IRTSA,
C.Hq. 32, Phase 6, Mohali, Chandigarh-160055.
(Ph:0172-2228306, 9316131598)
No:IRTSA/CHQ / Memo CPC MF / 2016-16
Date: 14-9-2016

Additional Secretary (Expenditure),
Government of India,
North Block,
New Delhi-110001

For kind consideration of the Committee of Secretaries - On Minimum Pay & Fitment Factor of 7th CPC

Reference: i) Para 10.1.67 of Report of 7th Pay Commission
ii) Para 3 & 4 of Resolution No. 1-2/2016-IC dated 25-7-2016 of Govt of India on 7th CPC Report
We have to make the following submissions for the kind consideration of the Committee for regarding Minimum Pay and Fitment / Multiplication Factor:


a) The Minimum Pay Fixed at Rs.18000 by the 7th CPC is very much unjust and meager and ignores the accepted norms in this regard.

b) The Minimum wage of Rs.18000 proposed by 7th Pay Commission is based on Dr Aykroyed
formula for Minimum Need Based Wage which was adopted by 15th Indian Labour Conference held in 1957. This needed to be updated as per present day requirements. As per law of natural justice and as per directions of the Supreme Court of India issued as long back as in 1991 in the case of Reputekos Brett & Co. Vs  Workers & others.

c) Prescribed provision of 25% to cover education, recreation, festivals & medical expenses has been reduced to 15% by 7th CPC. Similarly provision for housing has been reduced from prescribed 7.5% to 3% which are totally inadequate, unjust and unrealistic..

d) In para 4.2.8, Step-1, 7th CPC indicated that a family is comprising of three consumption units, as per norms set by 15th Indian Labour Conference (ILC) in 1957.

e) Computing husband as one unit, wife as 0.8 unit and two children each below the age of 14 as 0.6 unit is very much inadequate and 15th ILC had not considered maintenance of aged parents.

f) Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 make it a legal obligation for children and heirs to provide maintenance to senior citizens and parents, by monthly allowance.

g) It is therefore, necessary that while calculating cost for maintenance household the aged parents should also be considered as 2 Units besdes the husband, wife,  two Children as consumption units per family and the same should be taken at least as four (if not five) instead of three.

h) Dr. W. Aykroyd formula on food & other requirements and associated requirements specified by 15th ILC shall be applied for 4 consumptio units per family.

i) Minimum Pay works out to be Rs.24,000 (instead of Rs.18000 recommended by the 7th CPC) and the multiple factor 3.43 (instead of 2.57 recommended by the 7th CPC)

j) Table-1 of 7th CPC for calculation of minimum pay needs to be redrawn as under by keeping 4 consumption unit per family:
Calculation of Minimum Pay as on 01.01.2016 for four consumption unit per family
Per dayPCUUnitPer month4 PCUUnitPrice/ UnitRs.ExpensesRs.
2Dal (Toor/Urad/Moong)80gm9.60kg97.84939.26
3Raw Vegetables100gm12.00kg58.48701.76
4Green Vegetables125gm15.00kg38.12571.80
5Other Vegetables75gm9.00kg32.80295.20
9Edible Oil40gm4.80kg114.02547.30
13Detergents etcRs/month388.41388.41
15Total (1-14)12290.97
16Fuel, Electricity, Water Charges3072.74
17Total-(15) divided by 0.815363.71
18Marriage, Recreation, Festivals, etc.2711.24
19Total-(17) divided by 0.8518074.95
20Provide for Skill by adding 25% to (19)4518.74
21Sum (19+20)22593.69
22Housing @698.77
23Total-Divide no.21 by 0.9723292.47
24Step up of 3% on No.23 as DA is projected at 125% on 01.01.2016698.77
25Final Minimum Pay as on 01.01.2016 (23+24)23991.24
26Rounding off24000

a) 40% fixation benefit was given over 4th CPC scale to 5th CPC scale in general to all the scales.

b) 40% of maximum of 5th CPC scale was given over 5th CPC scale as fixation benefit in general in 6th CPC scales.

c) But, only 14.29% (i.e even less than 15%) of basic pay has been given as fixation benefit is after the 7th CPC over 6th CPC pay, which is grievously inadequate.

d) Table-2 given below gives the comparison on fixation benefit given after 6th CPC & after 7th CPC.

5th CPC6th CPC%increase from 5th CPC Pay+ DA to
6th CPC Pay
6th CPC Pay +125% DA7th CPC Pay% increase from 6th CPC Pay+ DA to7th CPC
5th CPC Pay5th CPC Pay + DA86%PBGP6th CPC Basic Pay

e) The Multiple Factor of 2.57 proposed by the Pay Commission for Pay Fixation is totally unjust, inadequate and arbitrary especially keeping in view the high  inflation (in real terms and wage rise in the organized sector including the PSUs after two revisions in PSUs since the Sixth CPC. The Fixation Benefit needs to  be at least 40% - as after the last two Pay Commissions and the Common Multiple Factor may please be fixed at least (Pay+DA) + 40% of Pay + DA, ie. 3.15  times of 6th CPC basic pay.
Table -3 showing calculation of new pay which will be equal to Pay + Pay fixation benefit equal to 40% of 6th CPC Pay + DA

1Minimum Pay (6th CPC)7000
2DA @ 125%8750
3Pay + DA15750
4Fixation benefit (40% of Pay + DA) & Proposed increase in real wage6300
5New Pay (3+4)22050
6Increase in basic pay (in Rs.) (5 - 1)15050
7No. of times increase in basic pay3.15
8Real wage no. of times increase1.40
k) Minimum Pay works out to be Rs.22,100 (instead of Rs.18000 recommended by the 7th CPC) and the multiple factor 3.15 (instead of 2.57 recommended by the 7th CPC)


a) Merger of DA with Pay & Pension was always done every time the DA crossed 50%, except after the Sixth Pay Commission and that norm justifiably needs to be

b) Minimum Pay as on 1-1-2016 would be Rs.19,687 if DA was merged with Pay when the DA crossed 50% (from 1-1-2011) and when it crossed 100% even without any relief  or fixation benefit of 7th CPC and the Minimum Pay would bebRs. 22,483 or say 22,500 with 14.29% of total emoluments Fixation benefit given by the 7th CPC (which  itself was the lowest ever after any CPC) - as per detailed calculations submitted below:

4. a) Minimum Pay after DA Merger at 50% & 100% and with 14.29% rise.

7000×1.5 = 10500 x 1.5 = 15750×1.25 = Rs.19687×1.1429 = 22500.272 or say Rs.22000

b) Fitment Factor after DA Merger at 50% & 100% and with 14.29% rise

= 22500 / 7000 = 3.21 times of BP
c) Even if the Merger of DA was done only once after it crossed 50% (on 1-1-2011), Minimum Pay as on 1-1-2016 would have been Rs.18375 (without any relief or
fixation benefit of CPC) and Rs.20984 or say Rs.21000 with 14.2% Fixation benefit given by the 7th CPC as per details below:

d) Minimum Pay after DA Merger at 50% & 100% and 14.2% rise:

= 7000 x 1.5 = 10500 x 1.75 = 18375 x 1.1429 = Rs.21000.7875 or say Rs.21000.
e) Fitment Factor after DA Merger at 50% and 14.2% rise
21000 / 7000 = 3 times of BP

f) All the foregoing calculations of Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor are linked to only 14.2% rise of wages as inherent in the recommendations of 7th CPC - which is  the lowest ever rise after a Pay Commission in recent years.

g) The minimum Pay may please be fixed as Rs.22500 and the multiple factor for revision of Pay and Pension may please be fixed as 3.21.

4. It is, therefore, requested that, in view of above submissions:

a) Minimum Pay may please be fixed as Rs.24,000 and the multiple factor 3.43, by modifying Dr.W.Aykroyed Formula & 15th ILC norms by duly taking into account Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007. (or)

b) Minimum Pay be fixed as Rs.22,100 and the multiple factor 3.15 by giving 40% fixation benefit for the 6th CPC Pay & DA. (or)

c) Minimum Pay may please be fixed as Rs.22500 and the multiple factor for revision of Pay and Pension may please be fixed as 3.21, by merging the DA with Pay whenever it crossed 50% with fixation benefit of 14.2% equitant to the rise recommended by 7th CPC.

Thanking you in anticipation,
Yours faithfully,
Harchandan Singh,
General Secretary, IRTSA
Source : IRTSA
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Government reiterates that information contained in a valid declaration under the Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 is confidential and shall not be shared with any authority.

The Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 (the Scheme) provides an opportunity to persons who have not paid full taxes in the past to come forward and declare their undisclosed income and assets. The Scheme is open for declarations up to 30.9.2016.

As regards, concerns regarding confidentiality of the information filed under the Scheme, it is reiterated that information contained in a valid declaration is confidential and shall not be shared. In respect of declarations filed with the Commissioner of Income-tax, Centralised Processing Centre, Bengaluru [CIT (CPC)], the declaration shall not be shared even with the jurisdictional Principal Commissioner / Commissioner and payments made under the Scheme shall not be visible to the jurisdictional officers. Form-2 and Form-4 required to be issued in such cases shall be system generated by the CPC.

Similarly, the declaration filed with jurisdictional Principal Commissioner/Commissioner shall not be shared with any authority within or outside the department including the jurisdictional Assessing Officer. Further, the payments under the Scheme shall neither be reflected in 26AS statement nor can be viewed by the Assessing Officer in the Online Tax Accounting System (OLTAS) of the Department in the interest of confidentiality.

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Satisfied with Parrikar’s response on pay commission: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha

New Delhi: The armed forces today said they have raised “anomalies” in the 7th Pay Commission with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and were satisfied with his response that the issue will be resolved at the earliest.

The statement by the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC) Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha comes just days after the three services issued letters to their formations, saying they have asked the government to hold “in abeyance” the implementation of the CPC in view of the “unresolved anomalies”.
The forces argue that the anomalies lower the status and pay parity of forces vis-a-vis their counterparts in the police and civilian administration.

Raha and Navy Admiral Sunil Lanba had also met with Parrikar on Monday over the issue.
The 7th Pay Commission anomalies in respect of the armed forces were discussed with the Defence Minister in detail by the Service Chiefs and the members of the Armed Forces Pay Commission Cell, a statement by Raha’s office said.

The Defence Ministry is “seized of all the issues and has assured to resolve them at the earliest. The Services are satisfied with the response,” it said.

The statement came amid reports that the forces were not happy with Parrikar’s reply.


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