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7th Pay Commission - Know Your Basic Pay Scale as on 1st January 2016

Possible differences between the recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission and the current 7th Pay Commission.

The Sixth Pay Commission mainly focussed on removing ambiguity in respect of the existing pay scales and, introducing the idea of running ‘Pay Bands’ to remove stagnation , while reducing the number of pay scales to 20. It recommended for removal of Group – D cadre. With a wide gap in the minimum and maximum scales, the ratio was fixed at 1:12 with lowest scale at Rs.7000 at Rs.90000 at the highest level.

At the ratio on what the pay commissions were fixed so far, we have prepared a chart on possible pay scales in 7th CPC. This is only an expectation and the readers are advised not to think this as final and please wait until the 7th CPC report is finally declared. 

If you are very eager to know your Basic Salary after seventh pay commission, you can check your basic salary through the 7th Pay Commission Calculator.

Expected pay scales of 7th Pay Commission

Now the Seventh Pay Commission is constituted. So far conventionally the periods or Pay Revisions to Central Government employees was 10 years. However, the Employees’ Unions have been demanding for reduction of this period to 5 years in line with the conventional periodical wage revisions for every 5 years in Public Sector Undertakings. The Defence Forces are demanding for wages commensurate with the nature of their risky duties, for proper representation for them in the Pay Commission and for application of the concept of ‘one rank – one salary’ and ‘one rank – one pension’.

By the time of the constitution of the 6th Pay Commission, the method of sanction of DA to Central Government employees was in vogue from 1st January 2006, not as arbitrary sanction by the Government, but on a systematic basis basing of CPI (Consumer Price Index) and revision there of every six months. Citing this as virtual pay revision, the Vajpayee government has turned down the Employees’ Unions demand for constitution of Pay Commission during the year 2003. Taking this as a cue, the industry circles state that since this DA rise every six months is virtual pay revision, there is no necessity for constitution of a Pay Commission.

A number of wage hike projections are going round presuming a uniform multiplying factor band between 2.5 and 3.5 taking into account the initial pay scales; but in effect the hike may not be that much, but may be likely in the range between 10% and 30% on the actual gross salary drawn prior to 1st January 2016, the expected date of implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

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