The Haryana government on Wednesday approved to implement the benefit of seventh central pay commission (CPC) to its employees from January 1,2016, the date from which the employees of the central government have been given its benefit.
A decision in this concerned was taken in state cabinet meeting held under the chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
While giving details, the chief minister said that 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 seventh CPC. Haryana finance minister, Captain Abhimanyu Singh claimed that Haryana has become first state to implement seventh pay commission recommendations.
Earlier, the cabinet considered and approved the report of the committee for implementation of recommendations of the CPC.
As per the decision taken by the state, 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 the other employees would get the benefit of the CPC. Also, the risk allowance admissible to the police personnel would continue up to March 31, 2017, whereas earlier it was admissible up to 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 upto fifth CPC, was changed to pay band and grade pay in sixth CPC. In seventh CPC a new system of pay matrix has been introduced.
Around 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. Around 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.
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. 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.
Retired employees has to wait: Retired employees or pensioners of the Haryana government, however, will have to wait for the hike in the pension, as the state has constituted a three-member committee under the Chairmanship of additional chief Secretary, finance, P Raghavendra Rao for revision of pension, as per the recommendations of the seventh CPC. The other two members of the committee are IAS officers Anil Malik and Shrikant Walgad.