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7th CPC Report. 7th Central Pay Commission Report – Download pdf. MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Expenditure). RESOLUTION. 7th Pay Commission pay Matrix Table Pdf Download Here. The 7th Central Pay Commission (7CPC), constituted in February to review the principles "Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission" (PDF).
These committees will be supervised by Department of Personnel and Training. The committee on anomalies in allowances,consists of eight members.
It is required to submit its report within four months. The allowances committee is to reconcile the anomalies in allowance recommended by the 7CPC including asymmetries between the Siachen and SDA allowances. The anomalies committee consists of: In response to a petition by Lt Colonel Preetpal Singh Grewal, a serving officer, the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh, issued notice to the Ministry of Defence MOD to include representatives from the defence forces in the panel set up by the government on 12 September to examine anomalies in the 7CPC recommendations implemented by the government.
The government had excluded armed forces representation from the 22 member committee headed by the secretary, Department of Personnel and Training DoPT , a department under the PM. This is first time that a serving officer of the armed forces has appealed to a civil court on matter of policy affecting armed forces and civil-military relations. Col Preetpal Singh Grewal, in his pleas to the High court, had submitted that: Manmohan Singh , Prime Minister, issues instructions that "In future, pay revision of the armed forces should be de-linked from that of civilians and separate board or commission should be set up for pay revision of the armed forces.
According to the 'letter' the government is in favour of a separate pay commission for the armed forces, but the armed forces would rather be part of the 7CPC instead of having a separate pay commission. Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, according to the 'letter' opposed a separate pay commission for the armed Forces, because "a separate pay commission may not necessarily benefit the services as anomalies are invariably bound to arise in both cases"; and that the main cause dissatisfaction in the armed Forces is not a separate pay commission but the "non-resolution of anomalies or ex parte resolution of anomalies" .
Armed forces headquarters send an addendum to their joint services memorandum JSM dated August He adds: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar says "analysing armed forces demands" . Dhowan, Chief of naval Staff, tells reporters "We are analyzing them 7th Pay Commission " and that "by next week we will be able to see what can be done.
The memorandum highlights "several glaring inaccuracies and anomalies" in the 7CPC recommendations. Eight "critical issues and persisting core anomalies", are identified by armed forces headquarters. The anomalies, they say, will exacerbate disparities between the armed forces and the police and affect morale. To address these anomalies they recommend that these be examined by non partisan expert body or a parliamentary committee.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi approves "Constitution of an Empowered Committee of Secretaries" under chairmanship of cabinet secretary to process the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission with "regard to all relevant factors, in an expeditious detailed and holistic fashion". It is four times the size of the 7CPC, which had three members.
The 'Empowered Committee of Secretaries' is mandated to screen the "recommendations of the Commission", and to take "in to account the views of concerned stake holders viz. There is no representation from the armed Forces in the empowered committee.
Members of the Empowered Committee include: The armed forces identified 37 anomalies in the 7CPC report of which eight are considered critical.
Some of the anomalies flagged by the armed forces are: Parrikar, according to media reports, has conveyed to the empowered committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary that armed forces should be kept above all other "fighting" arms of the government.
The Prime Minister, Malik said, has taken the retired chiefs for granted. I do not consider them as finalities sic. I have flagged them and will flag them properly at the right level". Sashi Tharoor , former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations , and spokesperson of the Congress I , in an article averred that the present government is deliberately lowering "the status and compensation of our military personnel".
It is hard, he wrote, to understand the reason for the government to equate police officers and defence civilian officers with 12 years of service, designated as deputy inspector general DIG of the police, with brigadiers, for pay and protocol. He faulted the 7CPC for recommending lesser disability pensions for a JCO and their equivalents in the air-force and the navy Rs 12, , while recommending receive a twice that amount Rs 27, for equivalent civilian officials.
In the wake of the criticism of the 7CPC recommendations on allowances, the government announces the constitution of a committee of seven bureaucrats for making "recommendations on allowances, other than Dearness Allowance".
The seven members of the allowances committee are the same persons who were members of the "empowered Committee" of 13 secretaries. The committee is to submit its report within four months. NFU not extended to the armed forces.
General VP Malik, former Chief of Army Staff, in a panel discussion, says 7CPC recommendations are 'blatant discrimination' which has caused a strong sense of 'despondency' and feeling of 'resignation' in the armed forces. The decision by the government to accept the 7CPC recommendations to create two matrixes, one for the armed forces and another and another for the civil services, he says, will have several negative outcomes: He said he was not convinced with the reasons given by the pay commission, that the armed forces task were any less complex than that of the police or the forest department which have been made at par with the IAS.
This committee under "Department of Personnel and Training" will "examine individual, post-specific and cadre-specific anomalies arising out of implementation of the recommendations of the commission". The Committee will submit its report within a period of four months. Anomaly, the order says will include the following two cases: Unlike the civil departments which will have "Staff Side" integral to the consideration and resolution of anomalies, there will be no representation from the staff side from the armed forces .
The anomalies committee will have no armed forces representation. If IAS or pay commission has a reason for this why are they not putting it out in public domain? Parrikar, had assured the armed Forces as long back as March that "pay and allowances for the forces have to be paramount".
Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lamba, and General Dalbir Singh, write to the Prime Minister and Parrikar conveying their concern over "unresolved anomalies", and inform their formation and units that they were "constrained to request the government to hold implementation of 7th CPC award in abeyance in view of the anomalies which need to be resolved ".
The signal to the units from service headquarters advised "In the interim, personnel are expected to display maturity and patience, and not be swayed by hearsay or speculative reports from any quarter.
The MoD on the instructions of Parrikar, had informed the empowered committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary, in March , that armed forces be kept above all other "fighting" arms of the government. It is not clear who other than the armed forces constitute 'fighting arms ' of the government. Government decision to implement 7CPC escalates on the social media of armed forces personnel. Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi, former Vice Chief of Army Staff COAS , calls decision by three Chiefs not to implement the MOD order "a very wise decision", done for the good of all ranks of their commands ", and that "The three Chiefs need to be congratulated for taking a principled stand against an unjust award, and doing so in such a mature and balanced manner".
The news of the action by the Chiefs of Staff, Oberoi says "reflects two important points. Firstly, it shows the government in very bad light indeed, and is actually a slur on the ability of the political leadership not to understand the extent of angst in all ranks of our military.
Secondly, it shows the resolve of the Chiefs to fight a highly unjust award, planned, written and implemented by the bureaucracy by taking a nod from the political leadership". He cautions the armed forces not to fall prey to government "blandishments of all types, like more committees; ministerial interventions and even subtle threats, not to mention the usual 'how much the nation needs you' kind of words!
They must desist and not fall for such ploys. Captain Amarinder Singh, former Chief Minister of Punjab and officer in the Sikh Regiment , author, and current president of Punjab Congress Committee, on 11 September, supports the stand of the three services chiefs.
He says "There is blatant discrimination with defence services in pay scales, which is condemnable sic " and that "Just because our soldiers are disciplined and dedicated to serving the nation, should not mean that they be discriminated against".
The issues raised by the Chiefs, he said , were not about money but about status, and that defence services should be constitutionally put higher than the civil and police services. On 7CPC recommendation to pay soldiers and officers serving in Saichen a far lesser allowance than civil servants posted in Assam, he said, "I have been seriously suggesting to the defence minister that the bureaucrats, who have habitually been creating hurdles and hindrances in providing better pay to the defence personnel, should be made to serve in Siachen for at least a day.
He urged the Defence Minister 'to stand by the soldiers and get the anomalies sorted'. The Army Chief who was away in Goa, is not present for this meeting. Parrikar, according to media reports, tells Services chiefs that the armed forces' reservations on the 7th CPC recommendations would be "looked into if found genuine".
The three chiefs of the armed forces had, it seems, asked to meet with the PM much before 6 September without success. Main issue appears to be the government decision to make the armed forces subordinate to the police, in 'levels' and pay, and status. The Tribune in an editorial calls the action by the armed forces, seeking delay in implementation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission CPC till the anomalies are addressed, an "unusual step", which does not "auger well for the country".
The issues raised by the armed forces, including with the PM, which remain unaddressed, include: The editorial notes that the armed forces continue to remain troubled by the governments decision to exclude Service officer from consideration of the 7CPC even though the armed forces comprise almost 30 per cent of the Central employees, same as the Railways, which had representation in the committee as did "the Indian Police Service with a strength of less than 4, Besides, the highest levels of proficiency, commitment and sense of sacrifice are demanded of them.
The Hon'ble Raksha Mantri is seized of all the issues and has assured to resolve them at the earliest.
The Services are satisfied with the response. The memorandum says "The community of veterans across the country fully endorses the stand taken by the Chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force with regard to the recommendations of the seventh Central Pay Commission" .
Later, Amrinder told reporters that the present situation was caused by "bias of the bureaucrats against the armed forces and the blind eye turned by the political parties running the government".
The high court ordered that the anomalies committee shall take into account the views on anomalies affecting defence personnel. The terrorist attack provokes nation wide outrage and exposes grave security and intelligence failure, at the operational, and national level. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said, "Yes, there are some anomalies in the 7th pay commission", and "I can assure the people of the country and our armed forces that I have personally taken up the matter with the Prime Minister".
The disability pension , he said, " is just a draft now", he said. We will examine and try to address all that can be addressed, and forward the same to the anomalies committee for their opinion. The MOD in response to growing public criticism of the government's decision to implement a more favourable disability pension scheme called 'percentage based system', than the one implemented for the armed forces, called slab based system, issued a press release informing that the representation of the Service Headquarters seeking a disability pension scheme at par with the civilians, has been referred to "the Anomaly Committee of 7th CPC for consideration".
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar authorizes G. Major generals, in the memo, are equated with AFHQ CS officers with 16 years service as officers in group A, called Principal directors; Brigadiers with 24 years service are equated with officers with 13 years service, called Directors; Colonels with 18 years service officers with 9 years service at group A level, called Joint Directors. Lt colonels, though not mentioned in the memo, will, by implication, be equal to officers with 4 years service.
Majors, captains, and lieutenant by implication will be equal to group B, and clerical level posts. In justification of memo cites' administrative orders' issued in , , and The tabulation which is opposed by armed forces headquarters, was issued 'unilaterally' and without prior consultation with Chiefs of staff, or the armed Forces headquarters. The rank equivalence tabulation, and long opposed by the armed forces, contradicts the rank equivalence and levels in resolution dated 7 September promulgated in the Gazette.
For example, lieutenant-colonel and its equivalents in the Air Force wing commander and Navy commander , level 12 A, 13 years service, according to the gazette,  will become inferior in rank and status to officers of AFHQ CS , 'level 12', called joint directors civil service time scale rank with 9 years of services : Hindustan Times reported that the memo on rank equivalence between armed forces officers and army headquarter civil service dated 18 October authorized by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar , has down graded armed forces ranks, and those of majors to the level of Group B section officers, and captains to the level of assistants, a group B non gazetted ministerial post in the AFHQCS, according to senior serving armed forces officer.
The newspaper says it has "stoked controversy" and become a cause of growing resentment among armed forces officers, "at a time when the armed forces and the ministry have divergent views on the 7th Pay Commission report and the OROP". This creates bad blood between the civilian and military services". Brigadier Pradeep Sharma retired said "Rank equation has gone wonky.
After the uproar in the armed forces, the MOD said the "entire issue" , which was "a complicated one lingering for quite some time", would be re-examined by a committee with the aim to "resolve it once and for all".
The MOD, two days after Monohar Parrikar, had said "there has been no downgrading or any change in the existing equivalence of the service ranks whatsoever", issue a press release saying that "there has been no down-gradation or any change in the existing equivalence of the Service ranks whatsoever".
In the defence of the rank-equivalence the press release says "rank equivalence, is only for matters of assigning duties and functional responsibilities" and has no bearing "on civilian employees outside these offices of the Service HQrs," and that "there is no change in the rank structure or the status of the Armed Forces personnel".
Armed forces officer respond to MOD denials with skepticism.
Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal said, " Such turf battle are not good for military morale". Lt General HS Panag, former Army commander Northern Command said, " these are battles that have to be fought by the three service chiefs".
B'crats reduce disability pension n lower status vis-a-vis civilians. Happy Diwali!. Senior serving officer commenting on the issues raided by memo of 18 October , told Quint , on conditions of anonymity, that "There can be no more than one parameter for 'equivalence'.
Accepting such multiple regimes is a deliberate act of causing confusion and subverting status as per convenience". The officer added that "it was important to scrutinise the mandate of AFHQ cadre" which was "meant to provide only secretarial support and had no executive authority or powers, they said comparing them to armed forces officers who have executive powers, exercise command over men in peace and war, and also have substantial judicial powers, is insane -- like comparing "chalk and cheese".
Subhash Bhamre, Minister of State for Defence, in a written reply to question by Neeraj Shekhar a Rajya Sabha member informed that the BJP government had accepted the slab based system for determining disability pension for the armed forces, and different system, called 'percentage basis' for the civilians.
The disparities between the two systems the minister acknowledged has caused a "anomalous situation", and was referred to the "Anomaly Committee", following criticism that the scheme approved for the armed forces was discriminatory.
Subhash Bhamre , Minister of State for Defence, in a written reply to a question by Sultan Ahmed , prompted by public concern about issue of asymmetries in the pay and rank between the armed forces and civilians, including police, informed the Lok Sabha, that 7th Central Pay Commission CPC had adopted the same the "principles and philosophy" it had "adopted in devising the Pay Matrix for civilian employees".
The minister however, did not address, the related issue of the asymmetries in the ranks and levels, and of historical parities between the armed forces and police and defence civilians, which has not been addressed by the 7CPC or the government.
The press release added that "As and when issues regarding anomalies in the pay of defence personnel are brought to notice, the same are examined by the Government, on case to case basis". Subhash Bhamre Minister of State for Defence in a written reply to a question by Rajeev Chandrasekhar about the controversial 18 October memo containing rank equivalence tabulation, in the Rajya Sabha said that the "Government has only reiterated the existing functional equivalence being followed at Service Headquarters for matters of assigning duties and responsibilities with respect to Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service AFHQ CS officers posted at Service Headquarters".
The plea seeks same rate of military service pay MSP for PBORs as awarded to officers; equal disability pension for all armed forces personnel irrespective of their rank; service up to 60 years service; and time bound promotions for PBORs; three Assured Career Progressions; and participation in policy formulation on pay and allowances. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. New Delhi: Government of India. Archived from the original PDF on 20 November Retrieved 19 December Ministry Of Defence.
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Retrieved 17 June India Today. Volume -IV. Part I". Generally, the Finance Bill is passed as a Money Bill since it gives effect to tax changes proposed in the Union Budget. It is deemed to be passed by Rajya Sabha if it does not pass the Bill within 14 calendar days. In addition to tax changes, the Finance Bill, proposes to amend several laws such the Securities Exchange Board of India Act, and the Payment and Settlements Act, to make structural changes such as creating a payments regulator and changing the composition of the Securities Appellate Tribunal.
This week, some amendments to the Finance Bill were circulated. We discuss the provisions of the Bill, and the proposed amendments. Amendments to the Finance Bill seek to replace certain Tribunals and transfer their functions to existing Tribunals. The rationale behind replacing these Tribunals is unclear.
It is unclear if TDSAT, which primarily deals with issues related to telecom disputes, will have the expertise to adjudicate matters related to the pricing of airport services. Similarly, it is unclear if the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, which will replace the Competition Appellate Tribunal, will have the expertise to deal with matters related to anti-competitive practices.
The amendments propose that the central government may make rules to provide for the terms of service including appointments, term of office, salaries and allowances, and removal for Chairpersons and other members of Tribunals, Appellate Tribunals and other authorities.
The amendments also cap the age of retirement for Chairpersons and Vice-Chairpersons. Currently, these terms are specified in the laws establishing these Tribunals. One may argue that allowing the government to determine the appointment, reappointment and removal of members could affect the independent functioning of the Tribunals.
There could be conflict of interest if the government were to be a litigant before a Tribunal as well as determine the appointment of its members and presiding officers. Currently, the Tribunal consists of a Presiding Officer and two other members appointed by the central government. This composition is to be changed to: Recently, the Ratan Watal Committee under the Finance Ministry had recommended creating a statutory Payments Regulatory Board to oversee the payments systems in light of increase in digital payments.
The Finance Bill, seeks to give effect to this recommendation by creating a Payments Regulatory Board chaired by the RBI Governor and including members nominated by the central government.
The Finance Bill, proposes to make changes related to how donations may be made to political parties, and maintaining the anonymity of donors. Currently, for donations below Rs 20,, details of donors do not have to be disclosed by political parties.
Further, there are no restrictions on the amount of cash donations that may be received by political parties from a person. The Finance Bill has proposed to set this limit at Rs 2, The Bill also introduces a new mode of donating to political parties, i. These bonds will be issued by banks, which may be bought through cheque or electronic means. The only difference between cheque payment above Rs 20, and electoral bonds may be that the identity of the donor will be anonymous in the case of electoral bonds.
Regarding donations by companies to political parties, the proposed amendments to the Finance Bill remove the: In addition, the Bill also proposes that contributions to parties will have to be made only through a cheque, bank draft, electronic means, or any other instrument notified by the central government. Amendments to the Finance Bill, make it mandatory for every person to quote their Aadhaar number after July 1, when: Persons who do not have an Aadhaar will be required to quote their Aadhaar enrolment number indicating that an application to obtain Aadhaar has been filed.
Every person holding a PAN on July 1, will be required to provide the authorities with his Aadhaar number by a date and in a manner notified by the central government. Failure to provide this number would result in the PAN being invalidated. The Finance Bill, is making structural changes to some laws. Parliamentary committees allow for a forum for detailed scrutiny, deliberations and public consultation on proposed laws. The opportunity to build rigour into the law-making process is lost if such legislative changes are not examined by committees.
Union of India, Transfer Case No. In light of this, we explain the provisions of the Bill and possible implications. The Bill provides that, from December 31, , RBI would no longer be liable to repay holders of old notes of Rs and Rs 1,, the value of these notes. A person will be prohibited from holding, transferring or receiving the old notes from December 31, onwards. It exempts some people from this prohibition including: Any person holding the old notes, except in the circumstances mentioned above, will be punishable with a fine: No window to deposit old notes before imposing penalty: This overnight change did not provide a window for a person holding the notes on that day to exchange or deposit them.
Therefore, not only did the holder lose the monetary value of the notes but he was also deemed to have committed an offence. This implies that a person who had the notes did not have an opportunity to avoid committing an offence and attracting a penalty.
Unclear purpose behind penalty on possessing old notes: The purpose and the objective behind imposing a penalty for the possession of old currency notes is unclear. One may draw a comparison between holding an invalid currency note, and an expired cheque since both these instruments are meant to complete transactions.
Currently, a cheque becomes invalid three months after being issued. However, holding multiple expired cheques does not attract a penalty. The government has specified a grace period under the Bill to allow: The government may exempt any other class of people by issuing a notification.
In addition, RBI has permitted foreign tourists to exchange Rs 5, per week. No other person can exchange or deposit old notes after December 30, While the notification issued on November 8 specified that after December 30, , any person unable to exchange or deposit old notes would be allowed to do so at specified RBI offices, the Bill does not provide such a facility except in the circumstances discussed above.
On may question whether this violates Article A of the Constitution, which states that no person will be deprived of his property except by law. Given that earlier notifications had indicated that a facility for exchanging or depositing old notes would be provided after December 30, , would the action of not providing such facility under the Bill qualify as an arbitrary action which violates due process?
A person may have been unable to deposit old currency notes owing to various reasons such as poor health, old age or disability till the deadline of December 30, The Bill does not provide any facility for such persons to deposit old notes, except if they were not in India during the period between November 8 and December 30, A person without a bank account may have held over Rs 4, in old currency notes.
The notification and future modifications allowed a person to exchange up to Rs 4, over the counter once till November 24, There may be Indians working or studying abroad holding old currency notes.
The government has notified the last date for depositing old notes for these non-resident Indians as June 30,