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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

'IAS, non-IAS pay parity to be examined by departments concerned'

NEW DELHI: As the 7th Pay Commission could not arrive at a consensus on the issue of parity between IAS and non-IAS officers, the matter will be examined in detail by the department concerned, Parliament was informed today. 

"7th Pay Commission could not arrive at a consensus on this issue (parity between IAS and non-IAS officers). Therefore, the matter will be examined by the concerned department in detail for further consideration," Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha

He said employee associations of central government had given a call for strike with effect from July 11, 2016 which has been deferred. 

"However, the government is responsive to the concerns of the Employees Association and it would be the endeavour of the government to ensure that the eventuality of a strike does not arise," the minister said. 

The government has decided to implement the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. 

The minister said the increase in pay as recommended by the Commission is based on the detailed deliberations keeping in view all relevant factors. 

The three-member Seventh Central Pay Commission, which had submitted its report on November 19, 2015, was divided over the issue of financial and career-related edge given to IAS officers as against those belonging to the other services. 

IAS officers presently get a two-year edge over other services for getting empanelled to come on deputation at the Centre. 

A confederation representing thousands of officers of 20 civil services, including Indian Police Service (IPS) have asked the government to give equal pay and job-related opportunities enjoyed by those in IAS.

Source:-The Economic Times

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