7th Pay Commission: Massive protest on May 23, here are the demands

7th Pay Commission: Massive protest on May 23, here are the demands

7th Pay Commission: Massive protest on May 23, here are the
demands 

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There are a few modifications that have been suggested in some allowances
applicable to all central government employees and other allowances which
are applicable to specific employee categories.
A massive protest has been organized on may 23 by the Confederation of
central government employees against the delay in implementing the
allowance hike as per the revised 7th Pay Commission
recommendations. 

The Confederation alongwith the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) has
demanded that the government implements their demands at the earliest. The
protest is expected to a major one and will be held on May 23. The unions
have been raising some core issues. It may be recalled that on July 11
2016, the NJCA had called for a mass strike after the committee of
secretaries had failed to incorporate their concerns before the
implementation of the 7th Pay Commission report. 
Here are the list of demands by the Confederation of Central Govt
employees: 
During the protest, the confederation would make a host of demands. They
would want the same to be implemented at the earliest.
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  • Revise allowances including HRA with effect from January 1 2016. 

  • Grant Option-1 pension parity as recommended by the 7th Pay
    Commission.

  • Increase the minimum pay and fitment formula

  • Implement the positive recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on
    Gramin Dak Sevaks.

  • Grant Civil Servant status.

  • Regularise all casual and part-time, contingent and contract workers
    apart from granting them equal pay for equal work.

  • Revise pension and grant dearness relief to autonomous body pensioners.

  • Remove the stringent conditions imposed for grant of MACP.
Assurance on dearness allowances 
It may be recalled that the government had assured that the demand for the
arrears on higher allowances as per the 7th Pay Commisson would
be met son. The assurance was given by the Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha
after a meeting with the National Joint Council of Action or NJCA the
consolidated body of employee unions. 
The NJCA which has been leading the negotiations relating to the 7 th Pay Commission met with Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha and
reiterated the demand of arrears on higher allowances from January 2016
onwards. The body also demanded the implementation of the report by the
Committee on Allowances under the 7th Pay Commission. 
The report was submitted to the finance ministry. It is still under
examination. The Cabinet Secretary during the meeting assured that the same
would be implemented soon. The concerns would be considered ant it may take
some time. The report is currently ebing examined by the Empowered
Committee of secretaries headed by P K Sinha. 
Some modifications needed 
There are a few modifications that have been suggested in some allowances
applicable to all central government employees and other allowances which
are applicable to specific employee categories. The 7th Pay
Commission had suggested the abolition of 52 out of the 196 existing
allowances, apart from subsuming 36 smaller allowances. Further it had also
reduced the HRA from the existing 10, 20 and 30 per cent to 8, 24 and 16
respectively. 

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