Generally, Central Government Employees are said to be the backbone of our country under which the entire nation functions smoothly. Employees under different departments work so hard to maintain law and order, stabilizing the economy, security to the people and defending our nation from enemies. Even though they are not large in numbers, approximately 50 lakhs, their work during major crisis like floods, earthquake and natural calamities, stands apart. They are even called to work for 24 hours a day on all days during emergencies. Our Defence Forces has done breathtaking efforts and marvellous work to evacuate people during the floods in Jammu & Kashmir recently. Everyone must be proud of our defence forces for their bravery and skills.
Students, after going through their tough academic sessions and examinations in different streams, keeps their first preference to get a government job. Though the pay and packages are lower than multinational companies, they think that government jobs give more security to them.
In India, the Central Government has announced the constitution of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) before the General Elections in May 2014. The Commission is headed by Ashok Kumar Mathur and Vivek Rae, secretary of the ministry of petroleum and natural gas, was named a full-time member of the Commission. In the year 2008, 6th CPC was implemented with effect from January 2006, which was followed by some other states also. But some anomalies in the pay structure still remains unanswered even after seven years of implementation. Employees are now eagerly awaits for the implementation of 7th CPC on the 1st of January 2016 itself. It have to be seen whether the new government at the centre implements it in right time.
The New Pension Scheme (NPS) which was introduced in 2004, for central government employees, which says that the central government employees are not entitled for Pension after retirement for those employees who are appointed after 1st January 2004. The NPS, which lacks credibility, must be reviewed and the government should take appropriate steps to safeguard the employees’ money from private investments. Leaders of various Unions and Federations have expressed their dissatisfaction over this implementation and they are fighting against it. Everyone wants a suitable solution and settlement from the government side.
In all, Central Government Employees expects the new government at the centre should act swiftly and rectify their problems to avoid indifferences between them in the future for a smooth functioning.