Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay commission are not yet available: Govt. replied in Rajya Sabha.
The Government has appointed the Seventh Central pay Commission vide Resolution dated 28th February, 2014.
A copy of the said Resolution containing the composition of the Commission as well as the Terms of Reference thereof is attached at Annexure.
While broadly retaining the essence of the terms of reference of the 6th Central Pay Commission, the terms of reference of the 7th Central Pay Commission places in focus the issues relating to emoluments structure, retirement benefits, etc of personnel belonging to Defence Forces and also puts emphasis on (i) need for attracting the most suitable talent to Government service with a view to responding to the complex challenges of modern administration, expectations of stakeholders, etc, (ii) need for an appropriate training and capacity building through a competency based framework, (iii) review of the variety of allowances for the sake of rationalization and simplification, (iv) pension in the case of employees who have retired prior to the date of effect of the recommendations of the Commission , and (v) the best global practices and their adaptability and relevance in Indian conditions.
The recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission are not yet available and, hence, the financial implications thereon are not known.
Service conditions of State Government employees fall within the exclusive domain of the respective State Governments. Therefore, State Government employees are not covered within the terms of reference of the 7th Central Pay Commission. Further, the State Governments are independent of the Central Government in the matter of adoption of the recommendations of a Central Pay Commission or appointing their own Pay Commissions. Hence, no data is available in the Central Government about the practice followed by State Governments on adoption of the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission, or the names of the States which have their own Pay Commissions.
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