7th Pay is just a nightmare, don’t say it Bonanza – Read the Report

7th Pay is just a nightmare, don’t say it Bonanza – Read the Report

7th Pay Commission : Employees feeling betrayed, please don’t use words like Bonanza for hike in salary and allowance in
Seventh Pay Commission – Report 


सातवें वेतन आयोग में वेतन एवं भत्तों में मामूली बढ़ोत्तरी से केन्द्रीय कर्मियों में असंतुष्टी एवं नाराजगी का माहौल है। यह इस बात का प्रमाण है कि 42 वर्षों में पहली बार रेलवे के 32 लाख कर्मचारियों ने सरकार को हड़ताल का निर्णय लिया, इसके साथ ही भारतीय पोस्टल विभाग एवं रक्षा फैक्टरियों के कर्मचारियों की ओर से भी सातवें वेतन आयोग के विरूद्द्ध विरोध के स्वर उभरे। इसके पूर्व वित्त मंत्री श्री अरूण जेटली ने न्यूनतम वेतन 18000 प्रतिमाह से बढ़ाने का वादा किया था परन्तु लम्बे इंतजार के बाद भी न्यूनतम वेतन में कोई बढ़ोत्तरी नहीं की गई।

7th Pay Commission: Resentment Brews As Central Government Employees Feel
The implementation of the 7th Pay Commission has sparked resentment among
the Central government employees. Not satisfied with the hike in salary and
allowances, they are feeling betrayed.
While some financial experts opine in favour of the government decision,
the ground reality seems to be far different. And it is evident from the
fact that 32 lakh Railway employees, for the first time in 42 years, had
decided to go on strike; and also other Union government employees,
including workers of India Post and defence factories, raised voice against
the hike amount under the 7th Pay Commission.
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Something that is being mostly heard from the Central government employees
is: The Seventh pay commission recommendations are totally against the
expectations and the Narendra Modi-led BJP government has cheated the mass.
“Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had made promise to increase the minimum pay
of the employees beyond Rs 18,000 but even after our long wait it never
happened, he just betrayed us. Our Dearness Allowance (DA) was also
reduced; it also put cap on different beverages and grocery items we were
earlier getting from our defense canteen stores,” said an armed forces
The present salary hike, at current levels, is the lowest in 70 years.
People in the armed forces are feeling cheated and deceived. The government
should reconsider its decision, he added.
“With the minimal hike in salary, we have to now stay for another 10 years.
Does the government at all realize the plight of the Central government
employees. There are also news that the government is planning to form pay
commission and increase the salary and allowances annually. It’s a good
decision but there is also news that it is setting a platform to make our
life hell by introducing “pay as per performance. Who is going to decide
our performance- our seniors or the government?” questioned an official of
Central Income Tax department.
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Such thing will only give rise to ‘chamchagiri’ and the whole environment
will be manipulated. To be candid, it will make us suffer more in the
coming days, he lamented.
“Can you believe, the government decreased House Rent Allowances (HRA) to
24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent for X, Y & Z cities? Nothing
such had ever happened. The ratio of pay gap between lower paid employees
and top officers has also been increased. The 6th Pay Commission was indeed
a bonanza for us, but the 7th Pay is just a nightmare,” said another
employee from the department.
The government shouldn’t have approved the HRA recommended by the pay panel
with slight modifications, he added.
This govt pushes into the ditches of bankruptcy. Please don’t use words
like Bonanza. It irritates – commented an Administrative Officer (AO) at Geological Survey of India,
Marine & Coastal Survey, Kolkata on the pay commission hike being
termed as Bonanza.
“The hike in allowances has been decided by the government taking into
account its impact on inflation. Up to 5th Pay Commission, the government
employees were lowly paid but things changed after the 6th pay scale; the
then the employees celebrated on one end while situation had worsened and a
steep rise in inflation was witnessed on the other hand,” said an Assistant
Section Officer at Orissa State Secretariat.
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The decision of the BJP government has indeed disappointed the central
government employee section. The government need to come up and discuss
with the employee unions and resolve the issue soon; it must not sit idle
and blind else it will have serious political and social ramification, the
officer added.
On the other hand, defending the government’s decision, some believe that
tight fiscal situation forced the government to take such steps. 
Read at: Odisha TV.in