7th Pay Commission: Panel suggests abolition of over time for government employees
New Delhi, May 4: In what could be termed as a shock to the Central Government employees, anxiously waiting for salary increment proposed by the Seventh Pay Commission, there will be abolition of over time for the employees.
As per a report published in the Hindu, the 7th Pay Commission has recommended that over time, the time spent beyond stipulated work hours, be abolished for government employees.
The Pay Panel's recommendation is grounded by the fact that overtime allowance has increased from Rs.797 crore to Rs.1,629 crore between 2012-13, added the report.
The Hindu report further added, the commission has also observed that government's main focus should be on improving the "productivity and efficiency" thereby applying "stricter" control on the Centre's expenditure under the head.
There is confirmed report that Empowered Committee of Secretaries, who were entrusted the responsibility to process the salary recommendations, will submit its report at the end of the June. Not only that, in its report, Committee has pushed for more increment than earlier proposed by the Commission.
As per media reports, secretaries panel have suggested maximum salary to be Rs. 2,70,000, which is twenty thousand more than the prescribed upper limit by the pay commission.
Panel wants lowest salary to be fixed at Rs. 21,000, which is three thousand more than the lower prescribed limit. Sources say that Government most likely will accept this new proposal.
Seventh Pay panel had suggested overall 23.55% hike in pay and allowances of government employees. This panel had recommended minimum basic pay for central government staff at Rs 18,000 while maximum to be at Rs 2.25 lakh per month.