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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

WHETHER BUDGET BRINGS VIITH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION?


VIITH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION

CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS ALSO DEMANDED
APPOINTMENT OF SEVENTH PAY COMMISSION
IN THE 2013 FEBRUARY BUDGET ITSELF

                   Central Trade Unions including BMS, INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, AICCTU, UTUC, LPF & SEWA has demanded the Central Govt. to appoint 7th Central Pay Commission and also to raise the income tax exemption ceiling for salaried workers to five lakhs per annum and fringe benefits like housing, medical and educational facilities should be exempted from the income tax net in totality.  

The demand is raised in the joint memorandum submitted by the leaders of the above Central Trade Unions to Sri. P.Chidambaram, Hon’ble Minister of Finance Govt. of India on 03.01.2013, when they attended a meeting called by Finance Minister for pre-budget consultations.

          Relevant portion of the memorandum is reproduced below:
          “The revision of wages and various service conditions of the Government employees is already due.  Constitution of the VIIth Pay Commission be announced in this Budget”

          “Income tax exemption ceiling for the salaried persons should be raised to Rs.5 lakhs per annum and fringe benefits like housing, medical and educational facilities should be exempted from the income tax net is totality”
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Seventh Pay CommissionQuestion pending in Parliament--

Seventh Pay Commission for Central Government Employee
The early constitution of Seventh Pay Commission is major demand of Confederation.  

A massive rally organized by Confederation on 26th July, 2012 with a call of one day token strike on 12th December.

The similar matter is also pending in current 226th session of Rajya Sabha. 

The following questions on setting up of Seventh Pay Commission from Shri Balwinder Singh, Member of Parliament was scheduled to answer from Finance Ministry on 9th August is still pending:-

(a) whether Government intends to constitute the Seventh Pay Commission for the Central Government employees;

(b) if so, by when;

(c) whether the Thirteenth Finance Commission has also recommended for an increase in pay of Central Government employees from the future date; and

(d) if so, the details thereof?

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