Monday, March 8, 2010

Who was the Chairman of the Sixth Central Pay Commission?
Justice B. N. Srikrishna
                                                                Sixth Pay Commission highlights

BS Reporter / New Delhi March 25, 2008


  • Recommendations relating to allowances to be implemented prospectively


  • Creation of additional posts in senior administrative grade/equivalent/higher grades in future to be strictly on functional considerations

  • Introduction of Performance Related Incentive Scheme (PRIS) in the government under which employees to be eligible for pecuniary remuneration over and above the pay

  • Base year of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for computation of dearness allowance to be revised as frequently as feasible.

  • Existing rates of most of the allowances to be doubled both in case of defence forces as well as civilian employees

  • Existing rate of HRA to be retained for A-1 cities. A, B-1 and B-2 cities to be given this allowance at the higher rate of 20 per cent. C and Unclassified cities to be given the allowance at the higher rate of 10 per cent

  • CCA to be subsumed in transport allowance and the rates of this allowance to be increased by four times

  • Travel entitlements to be paid on actuals

  • Risk allowance to be replaced by risk insurance

  • A new medical insurance scheme recommended for government employees. The scheme to be optional for existing central government employees and pensioners. New government employees and new pensioners to be compulsorily covered by the scheme

  • Fitment formula recommended for serving employees to be extended in case of existing pensioners/family pensioners

  • In case of government employees dying in harness, family pension to be paid at enhanced rates for a period of 10 years

  • A new mechanism for grant of advances under which an employee will take the advance from an approved bank and the government will give interest subsidy equal to two percentage points on the rate of interest being charged by the bank to the employee

  • Benefits like staggered working hours, special leave for child care, enhanced maternity leave of 180 days and better accommodation facilities in the form of working women's hostels, specifically for women employees

  • Lateral movement of all defence forces personnel (both personnel below officer ranks and short service commission officers) at appropriate levels in central police organisations/ central paramilitary forces

  • Enhanced pay scales for nurses, teachers, constabulary and postmen with whom the common citizen has most frequent interaction

  • Normal replacement pay band, grade pay and allowances for the existing members of regulatory bodies. A revised method of selection with a higher pay package to those recruited through the revised process of selection in selected organisations

  • All the recommendations to be treated as an organic whole as partial implementation will bring in several anomalies and inconsistencies

  • Use of government employees as residential help barred

  • Staus quo on retirement age 


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