New Delhi, January 22: Earlier in December there were reports that the recently implemented 7th Pay Commission was the last for the lakhs of Central government employees as the government is mulling an alternative to increase the monthly pay of the employees annually instead of increasing it once in a 10-year period. It is true, then questions will be raised whether it will be feasible to have no pay commission in future. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Centre Revises Night Duty Allowance Norms, Govt Employees to Get More Payment | Details Here
It is quite noteworthy that a top official within the Finance Ministry said on the condition of anonymity that there will be no new of 8th Pay Commission would be formed and the government is determined to take a strong decision in this regard. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Tamil Nadu Freezes DA Till July 2021, Suspends Earned Leave Of Its Employees For One Year
In last few months, the news about 7th Pay Commission and its implementation has become a coffee table discussion for many, with people pondering over its advantages and disadvantages. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Maharashtra Govt to Put on Hold DA, LTC of 12 Lakh Employees For Two Years
A government official on the condition of anonymity said that “If the salary of the employees is increased every year, it will be definitely a benefit for government employees but the issue of allowances will be a matter of concern”.
But some believe that it will not be a cakewalk for the government to come up with such a decision, as to increase salary every year of 48 lakh government employees is a huge task.
The implementation of 7th Pay Commission has already become a huge controversy as most of the employee unions have expressed their dissatisfaction over its recommendations.
For the government it will be a mammoth task to review the pay matrix every year, he added.
Some believe increasing salary of government employees is not feasible at all. The commission and the period of evaluation to come up with changes in pay will be a massive task and will also throw the whole process out of order, a report said.
On the other side, some believe that it will be a good initiative for government employees as annual increase will help the government to maintain the financial position of government employees.
A few months ago, the 7th Pay Commission had also recommended reviewing the pay matrix periodically instead of waiting for long 10 years for revising the salary and allowances of the employees. The Commision had also suggested Aykroyd formula as an alternative.
The Aykroyd formula is also attributed to Dr Aykroyd who worked on nutrition for about 30 years and was director of the Nutrition Division, Food and Agriculture Organisation, United Nations.
The three basic needs of a human being are also taken into account by the Aykroyd formula while considering pay hike and salary structure.