Central govt employees say no unilateral decision on salary hikes under 7th Pay Commission acceptable
New Delhi: The central government employees lead by the National Council (Staff Side) Joint Consultative Machinery would like to have more say in the way their monthly salaries and allowances are shaped up by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries.
The Union Cabinet had, on January 13, given approval for setting up an empowered committee of Secretaries under the Cabinet Secretary to process the recommendations of the pay panel. The empowered committee has even invited the Joint Consultative Machinery( Staff side) to understand their view point, but the central employees union needs a bilateral negotiation on the matter.
"Neither did the Government side made any commitment on any demands, nor did they indicate in the minutes that further discussion will be held with the staff side to arrive at a negotiated settlement on each demands. It seems that the Modi Government is moving ahead to issue unilateral orders taking the staff side for a ride", said M Krishnan, Secretary General of the central government employees confederation.
The employees are leaving no stone unturned to extract the highest pay out under the 7th CPC, "The staff side on the other hand has taken a position that if unilateral orders are issued, without taking the staff side into confidence, the NJCA shall go ahead with the indefinite strike from 11th July 2016 as already informed to the government",added Krishnan.
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