Plea for Central pay finalisation

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 28, 2018: Joint Administrative Council of AMTUC and AMGEO has appealed the government to initiate talk with the council for a final solution to the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations.

The plea came up following an order to furnish  the central pay with effect from April 1, 2020.

 According to the government order released on Saturday from finance department the revised pay structure as per recommendation of the 7th central pay commission shall be adopted with the fitment factor 2.57 notionally with effect from January 1, 2016 and actual implementation with effect from April 1, 2020.

We strongly oppose it said Laitonjam Biken, secretary general of the joint administrative council. The government should hike our pay scale effective from January 1, 2016. The government can pay the increased amount in the form of arrears, he added.

The fitment factor 2.57 mentioned in the order should be 3. 68, said Biken.

The benefit of 7th pay commission with the allowances at pre-revised rate, at the actual amount paid as on June 8, for the period April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 will be deposited into respective grant provident fund (GPF) account. In respect of employees covered under new pension system as well as employees retired or expired, arrears shall be paid in cash, said the order.

It also mentioned that arrear for the period April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 shall be paid in two separate instalments. The first instalment will be in effect from October 1, 2019 and second instalment will be in effect from March 31, 2020. And the arrear amount deposited into GPF accounts shall be kept frozen for three years or till retirement whichever earlier.

For pension and family pension formulae of pre-2016 pensioners or family pensioners as adopted for Central government pre-2016 pensioners or family pensioners with or without modifications notionally with effect from January 1, 2016 with cash payment from April 1, 2020, said the order.

Biken said the government should implement the 7th pay recommendations based on 22 points charter of demands of the council.

The agitation will continue till the demands of the council are met he added.

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