7th Central Pay Commission – Seeking Pay Parity with IAS Officers
IPS, IRS et all seek parity with IAS from 7th Pay Commission
New Delhi, May 17 (PTI) Various service associations of All India Services and allied services have represented to the 7th Pay Commission seeking pay parity with IAS officers and adequate representation in central government’s policy making positions.
Officers associations of Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS), Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS) have made detailed presentations to the Pay Commission about their grievances and suggestions for the future.
Though made separately, the associations’ presentations unanimously voiced their demand for ensuring pay parity with IAS officers and a share in Joint Secretary-level posts at the Centre.
The Indian Revenue Service officials demanded that top level posts be increased to accommodate them on par with IAS officers. Asserting that they were involved in the important task of collecting revenue for the government, the IRS officers association said the superiority of IAS and Indian Foreign Services (IFS) officers should go as they did not face any hardships.