7th CPC – Minimum wage should be fixed at Rs.24000…
7th CPC Pay Statement
There are various reports on 7th Central Pay commission on the media on fitment formula, arrears being paid as bonds , these reports are totally wrong and unwanted , these confuse the Central Government Employees, if you read the below table it is quite clear that a Group “C” employee shall get. The true picture, as per the 7th CPC recommendations has provided only at 14% wage hike at Group “C” level it is only ranging from Rs 2240 to Rs 3500/ increase per month, and at Group “B” level ranging from Rs 4000 to Rs 6500/ increase per month.
The Empowered Committee is likely to rectify and change the fitment formula in that case , As per media reports the committee may recommend a minimum wage of Rs 20000/- or Rs 21000/- against the demand of Rs 26,000/ of the staff side , the Central Government Employees (Group “B” & Group “C” ) and shall get a salary increase of just Rs 4000/ to Rs 16000/- only , that is also too meager considering the aspect of price rise and modern day expenditures, Secondly arrears of six months if the 7th CPC is implemented shall be only Rs 8000/- per month on average per employee per month , for six months it will just at Rs 50000/- per employee only , this amount will not affect the Central Government finances.
So don’t believe any news paper reports, Secondly there is no change in allowances expect HRA, that too its rates are reduced by the 7th CPC and also many allowances have been withdrawn. This is saving for the Government.
Hence we should not bother too much on these reports, instead we should educate the members and prepare for struggle, so that we get at least get a minimum wage of Rs 24,000/– (50 % wage hike without allowances) , as allowances are not taken into pension benefit.