Haryana will be the first state to give the benefit of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) to its employees with effect from January 1, 2016, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said today.
The Chief Minister said that the state government has decided in principle to grant the benefit of revised pay package to its employees broadly on the pattern of the pay package extended by the Central Government to its employees based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC from next pay, said an official spokesman.
Earlier, the state cabinet considered and approved the report of the committee for implementation of recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC).
The Chief Minister said that the contractual employees like Anganwadi workers and Data Entry Operators and those engaged under the outsourcing policy would also be benefitted in the same proportion in which other employees would get the benefit of the CPC.
The Chief Minister said that the state departments would submit their proposals in this regard within a week.
Also, the risk allowance admissible to the police personnel would continue upto March 31, 2017, whereas earlier it was admissible upto the year 2015.
The Committee had received more than 200 representations, which were considered while formulating the report.
It was observed that the pay scales system up to 5th CPC, was changed to Pay Band and Grade Pay in 6th CPC. In 7th CPC a new system of pay matrix has been introduced, the spokesman said.
About 2.5 lakh employees of Group-A, B, C and D will get a hike of 32 per cent over basic pay as on January 1, 2016. Against 32 existing grade pays, 21 pay levels have been prescribed of which 14 levels are same as of Government of India whereas seven are different.
The pay matrix is simpler, easier to understand and closer to the pay structure of Government of India, he said. About two lakh employees of Group A, B and C will have identical pay levels of matrix to that of Government of India.
By introducing only 21 pay levels, inter-departmental disparities would be settled to a large extent and the demand of Group-C employees for Government of India pattern will be met to a large extent, he said.
Pay of all existing employees will be fixed uniformly by multiplying a fitment factor of 2.57 and the resultant figure will be placed in the same/ next cell of relevant level.
Group – D posts have been retained on the demand of major Employees Unions and the administrative needs of the State. Grade pay of Group-D Rs 1300, Rs 1400 merged with higher grade pay of Rs 1650 and their minimum pay will be Rs 16,900.
Assured Career Progression (ACP) will be more attractive for Group-C and D employees.
About one lakh employees, (40,000 of Group-D and 60,000 of Group-C) will be benefited due to higher ACP structure, he said.
The Cabinet also authorized the Government to issue such suitable instructions as deemed necessary to disburse payment of arrears on account of revision of pay in a manner proposed in the report.
Khattar further said the state government has decided to extend the period of monthly risk allowance of Rs 5,000 admissible to the employees of police department upto March 31, 2017.
He said that earlier, this incentive was admissible to the employees of police department up to December 31, 2015, but in the larger interest of the employees, the State Government has decided to further extend its period.