7th PAY COMMISSION – CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES PLEA FOR CONSTITUTION OF 7CPC SUPPORTED BY MINISTER SHRI .AJAY MAKENWhile demand for constitution of 7th Pay Commission getting stronger, Shri.Ajay Maken Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has also given a support voice for formation of Seventh Commission as Central Government Employees will be entitled for 7th CPC Pay with effect from 1.1.2016.As per the Media reports, Shri.Ajay Maken has addressed a letter to Prime Minister Shri.Manmohan singh and pointed out that except sixth Pay Commission all earlier pay commissions were constituted in the third year of every decade. In other words earlier pay commissions except 6CPC were formed well before its implementations became due.The Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has also observed in his letter dated 14th March 2013 that setting up of 7th Commission was in larger interest ofGovernment Employees as well the Congress Party.Times of India has reported this News as follows.With a little over a year to go before the next general election, the demand for a Seventh Pay Commission has started to gather momentum. Union housing and urban poverty alleviation minister Ajay Maken has taken the lead in endorsing the Central government employees’ request for setting up of the new pay panel, citing the erosion of real wages due to high inflation since implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission’s recommendations.In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Maken underlined how every pay panel since the Second Pay Commission, barring the Sixth Pay Commission, were set up in the third year of the decade. “We are again in the third year of the ongoing decade and Central government employees are justifiably looking forward to the Seventh Pay Commission,” he said.Recalling that it was under Singh that the last pay panel was set up in 2005, after the NDA government failed to do so in 2003, Maken, in the communication dated March 14, requested that a decision be “taken on priority” for constitution of the Seventh Central Pay Commission. “A notification for constitution of the 7th Central Pay Commission is the need of the bour, which is bound to have bearing upon about 20 million employees,” he said.Maken concluded by emphasizing that setting up of the new pay panel was in “larger interest of government employees as well as the (Congress) party”.Source: Times of India
- "There is no ban on recruitment in Central Government" said Minister of Dopt.
In Lok Sabha while answering to a question, Minister V.Narayanasamy said that there is no ban on recruitment in Central Government and the respective Ministries /Departments concerned are required to fill up the vacancies within the framework of existing instructions/rules keeping in view functional requirement of the posts.“As per the Employment Market Information Programme of Ministry of Labour & Employment, employment growth in the organized sector including public and private sectors has increased from 281.72 lakh in 2009 and 289.99 lakh in 2011 registering a compound annual growth rate of 1.46%. The compound annual growth rate was 5.05% per annum in Private Sector and a marginal decline of 0.70% in Public Sector, mainly due to rightsizing.There is no ban on recruitment in Central Government. The respective Ministries /Departments concerned are required to fill up the vacancies within the framework of existing instructions/rules keeping in view functional requirement of the posts. In so far as Railways is concerned, notifications for filling up of about 2 lakh posts pertaining to safety, maintenance and operations have already been issued.The estimated number of total vacancies of regular Central Government Civilian employees (including Railways) as on 1.3.2011 is 5,81,591. The data in respect of CPSUs and Railway PSUs in not centrally maintained”.