CGEGIS was Modified by 7th CPC to give High Risk Cover, but Govt ignored
The Best Recommendation for CGEGIS is ignored by all
Apart from Pay Matrix there is one more thing we need to appreciate 7th Pay Commission for its recommendations.
The recommendations on living benefits are only debated much in discussions. But the 7th CPC has put human face and showed its magnanimity while recommending CGEGIS for Central Government Employees with high risk cover.
Spending 1500 Rupees every month for overcoming the uncertainty in life to save the family is not at all a matter of concern for Group C Government servants. Because the family of a Group C Employee gets 15 Lakh Rupees at the unfortunate loss of its breadwinners life.
But the central government simply ignored this recommendation and no federations hasn’t say anything about that.
It shows its lack of clear vision in every aspects of life beyond service conditions.
7th CPC Recommended the following Risk Cover with Premium Return Benefits on Retirement.
In case of Group C Employee’s death, the family will be Paid Rs.15 Lakh.
If It happens to Group B Employee, the family will get Rs.25 lakh
For Group A it will be Rs. 50 Lakh.
At present a family of Group C employee cannot get Rs.1500000 from Terminal benefits in case of an employee’s death.
There are lot of families are suffering without sufficient income as the Pension benefits are not at par with Money required to live a decent life. After 2004, All the Central Government Servants are covered under NPS.
As of now no one knows how much the family will get in case of death of a Government Servant covered under NPS.
The Federation must keep in mind all aspects mentioned above and should insists the Government to accept the recommendations of 7th CPC on CGEGIS.
The Government was so very clever in not accepting the CGEGIS recommendation, which was definitely beneficial to the family in case of sudden demise of the employee. Yes, none from the employees side really gave it a thought. The employees couldn’t help themselves. They have broken the golden rule “Self Help is the Best Help”.