Agencies, New Delhi
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for the terms of reference for the seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC) to examine, review, evolve and recommend desirable and feasible changes besides framing principles that should govern emoluments structure of pay, allowances and other benefits for certain category of employees.
The Commission will make its recommendations in 18 months of the date of its constitution and may consider, giving interim reports on any of the matters as and when the recommendations are finalised.
The decision will result in the benefit of improved pay and allowances as well as rationalisation of the pay structure in case of Central Government employees and other employees included in the scope of the 7th Central Pay Commission.
The categories of employees of the Central Government were employees-industrial and non-industrial, personnel belonging to the All India Services, personnel of UT, officers and employees of the Indian Audit, accounts Department, members of regulatory bodies (excluding the Reserve Bank of India) set up under Acts of Parliament, and officers and employees of the Supreme Court.
The Commission is to examine, review, evolve and recommend changes that are desirable and feasible regarding principles that should govern the emoluments structure, concessions and facilities/benefits, in cash or kind, as well as retirement benefits of personnel belonging to the Defence Forces, having regard to historical and traditional parities, with due emphasis on aspects unique to these personnel.
The terms of reference allows the Commission to work out the framework for an emolument structure linked with the need to attract the most suitable talent to Government service.