Sunday, September 27, 2015

7th Pay Commission may take some more time to submit its report

News spreading that the 7th CPC report is ready and will submit soon (This was the flash news on NDTV and Times of India). But what if the report is not ready yet for submission. According to a high official of 7th CPC, the report is not ready yet and they are still working on the report.

This news was published in the Hindi Daily "Patrika". As a truthful friend of Central Govt Employees, PA Legacy reproducing the report for reference. Please see the image given below.

CNN IBN report regarding 7th CPC Recommendations

The government constitutes the Pay Commission almost every 10 years to revise the pay scale of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modifications. As part of the exercise, the Commission holds discussions with various stakeholders, including organisations, federations, groups representing civil employees as well as Defense services.

The 7th Pay Commission is ready with its report and is expected to hand over the recommendations to the Central Government any time now. The Department of Personnel and Training will examine the recommendations and consult the Finance Ministry on them. After which the recommendations will be implemented from January 1, 2016.

We have information from reliable sources, which if true, will make the Central Government employees happy. The Seventh Pay Commission is likely to recommend a substantial pay hike which could be up to 30% or even more, said sources on Thursday.

There will be 5 to 6% performance-based increment every year and those who are under-performing could retire by 55 years of age or after 30 years of service, added sources. House Rent Allowance could also be hiked by 10% to 30%.

The Commission, whose recommendations may also have a bearing on the salaries of the state government staff, was given more time by the Union Cabinet just a day before its original 18-month term was to end. Headed by Justice AK Mathur, the Commission was appointed by the previous UPA government in February 2014.

Source: CNN IBN

BSNL upgrades minimum broadband speed to 2 Mbps

More than one crore BSNL landline broadband customers will get a minimum internet speed of 2 megabits per second as against existing speed of 512 kilobits per second on their existing plans. This move could trigger drop in data speed tariffs of private Telecom operators.

Communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the services in Gurgaon on Monday. Launching the service Anupam Srivastava CMD BSNL said, "We have increased the internet speed four times ...we have ensured 2 Mbps is available at last mile, which is the customer premises."

This move by BSNL will ensure that private Telecom operators will be forced to offer the same speed at a lower cost. Further Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is also expected to soon redefine the definition of Broadband speed, which is currently 512 kbps.

The move is one more step towards reviving the BSNL, which is fast losing customers in mobile and lack of addition in customers in landline. The Telecom public sector unit had registered a loss of Rs 7,600 crore in last financial year.

Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "BSNL should have frequent interface with customers and the efforts taken today by increasing the internet definition should help in digital India initiative, which is more for poor."

Earlier, Srivastava said that BSNL is on a revival path. "We have added 15 lakh mobile customers in last few months as against 7-8 lakh subscribers, per month."