GUWAHATI, Nov 25 - The Coordination Committee of Central Government Employees and Workers, Assam, has expressed its displeasure over the long-awaited report submitted by the Chairman of the Seventh Central Pay Commission to the Government of India on November 19, a press release stated. It maintained that recommendations of the Pay Commission are adverse and retrograde. The minimum demands of Central Government employees submitted through various memorandums have not been recommended or conceded to, as a result of which the Central Government employees are totally disappointed by the Central Pay Commission.
The justified demand of the employees in respect of minimum pay of Rs 26,000 as per Dr Akroyd�s formula, which was accepted by the Pay Commission with the representatives of Central Government employees� body, has been completely rejected. The panel has arbitrarily fixed the minimum pay at Rs 18,000. Secondly, the fitment formula has been recommended at 2.57 against the demand of 3.7. The House Rent Allowances have been reduced from the existing 30 per cent to 24 per cent, 20 per cent to 16 per cent and 10 per cent to 8 per cent. The date of effect has been recommended as January 1, 2016 against the demand of January 1, 2014. Also, the Gramin Dak Sevaks have not been brought under the purview of the Seventh Pay Commission. The existing 12.5 per cent special duty allowances have been reduced to 10 per cent against the demand of 25 per cent in addition to 12.5 per cent drawn by IAS and IPS officers of North East Cadre, etc.
The public at large have been misled by the statement that a hike of 23.5 per cent is granted to Central Government employees, whereas the actual increase is only 14.29 per cent. While the minimum pay is fixed at Rs 18,000, Secretary-level officers will get Rs 2,25,000 and the Cabinet Secretary�s salary is fixed at Rs 2,50,000. The ratio between minimum pay and the maximum pay has been kept
1:13.8 against the demand of not more than 1:8.
The National Joint Council of Action of Central Government employees, in its meeting held on November 20 in New Delhi, decided to go for a sustained agitation including an indefinite strike against the �retrograde recommendations� of the Pay Commission. The meeting also decided to observe a �black day� on November 27 by holding a massive demonstration and wearing black badges all over the country.
The Coordination Committee of Central Government Employees and Workers, Assam, has endorsed the decision and appealed to all its affiliates to hold demonstrations, the release added.