Seventh Pay Commission for Delhi Government Employees
All the government employees in India including central and state government employees are anxiously waiting for the Seventh Pay Commission. And there are obvious reasons for the wait. After all, when the central government revises salaries for their employees, respective state governments too are going to do the same for their employees.
Same is the case for Delhi government. As of now, it is not much relevant to talk about the direct impact of seventh pay commission for the Delhi government employees, but they would certainly be impacted. And we can assume that a similar rise in the salaries would happen for these employees as well with slight changes in the modules.
To give you a brief overview, the 7th pay commission was constituted in year 2014. The commission has Justice A K Mathur as the head of the commission, and Meena Agarwal, Rathin Roy and Vivek Rae as the members of the commission.
The pay commissions in India come every ten years. The objective of the pay commissions is to revise the pay structure and emoluments of the employees of central government working in various departments. The revise in salaries of employees of the central government is closely followed by the state governments in the country. Thus, the pay commissions directly impact the central government employees and indirectly affect the state government employees.
The expected Salary Hike
Whatever the pay commission does with their project, what matters for an employee at the end of the day is how much hike the commission would bring to their basic in-hand salaries. From what the analysts can assume, we can say that there would be a hike of around 15-16 per cent in the salaries after the commission recommendations come into effect.
What people are expecting is that those employees who are working at lower ranks would be benefitted the most. This concludes that the commission would be more social and human in nature and would try to bring down the income inequality that is currently prevalent.
The financial burden of government
Whatever people have to say, but the seventh pay commission would weigh heavy on the pocket of the government. To add to the burden is the demanded One Rank One Pension provision by the ex-servicemen. This would be an extra on government expenditure. What experts believe is that the total expenditure of government on salaries would increase by around 9 to 10 per cent and may cross Rs 1 lakh crore mark, after commissioning of the seventh pay revision.
To sum it up, the year 2016 would bring lots of joy and unbound happiness directly for the central government employees and indirect relief to the employees of Delhi government and other states. The central and state government employees have been eagerly waiting for this for the last 10 years now.
The pay commission was supposed to submit its report by September 2015, however, it has not yet happened and we hear that the commission asked for an extension. We expect that the commission would be effective with its proposed date of implementation, i.e. January 2016.