Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Central Government employees salaries and benefits as per the 7th Pay Commission

Central Government employees salaries and benefits as per the 7th Pay Commission
What is the first month salary of new Central Government employees?
"There is lot of curiosity among young job seekers to know the average first-month salaries of Central Government employees."

There is no defying the fact that almost all Indian youth, who have completed their education, do dream of getting a CG employment. The perks are plenty - job stability, good pay, regular increments and countless benefits…!

In its report, the Seventh Pay Commission has said that while the CG should be employing about 40,48,707 workers to carry out its tasks, it currently has only about 33,01,536 persons working for them. In other words, as on January 1, 2014, there are about 7,47,171 vacancies in various CG departments.

According to data, there are 9,47,586 Central Government employees between the ages of 50 and 60. Since, on an average, about one lakh employees retire each year, it is easy to conclude that there is a steady requirement for employees in Central Government departments.

UPSC and SSC are two different bodies that conduct exams for recruitment to central government. Between January 2004 and 2014, about 11,13,329 employment orders have been issued for various Central Government posts.

Central Government employees are currently classified as A, B and C. The designation, basic salary and other benefits of an employee are calculated based on this classification. As of January 2014, there are 91,501 higher officials in Group A; 2,80,892 officials in Group B; and 29,29,143 employees in Group C. Rs. 1,29,599 crores was the money spent on giving pay and allowances to all these employees in the year 2012-13. This is about 1.30 percent of the country's total GDP.

Central Government employees salaries and benefits are currently being paid as per the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. Rs. 18,000 is the minimum wages and Rs. 2,50,000 is the maximum wage that is being paid. The table below provides detailed list of the minimum and maximum wages of Central Government employees as per all the Pay Commissions - from the First to the Sixth.


The Sixth Pay Commission had fixed the salaries as per the Grade Pay System. The Seventh Pay Commission has calculated the salaries as per the Level System. The new job recruitment Notifications for Central Government vacancies now mention the Grade Pay(6th CPC) or Level (7th CPC). One can calculate the basic pay of an employee with the help of the table given below.

Pay Band5200- 20200
Grade Pay18001900200024002800
Pay Band9300- 34800
Grade Pay4200460048005400
Pay Band15600- 39100
Grade Pay540066007600
Pay Band37400- 67000
Grade Pay8700890010000

Calculations of Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, and Transport Allowance are usually done based on the city where the employee is posted. A Central Government employee is entitled to many other benefits too. These are decided based on factors like designation, nature of the job, location, etc.


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