New Delhi: Call it a good news or bad news! The 7th Pay Commission( 7th CPC) may be implemented only after One Rank One Pension (OROP) gets implemented.
As per sources, the empowered committee of secretaries is likely to process the 7th CPC report only after the OROP is executed.
Even though OROP notification took place in November 2015, it is yet to be executed due to demands of the ex-servicemen seeking modifications in the notification.
Also, it is also not going to be a mean task for the thirteen member committee comprising Cabinet Secretary , Finance Secretary, DoPT Secretary, Pension Secretary, Home Secretary, Defence Secretary, Revenue Secretary, Posts Secretary, Health Secretary, Science & Technology Secretary, Railway Board Chairman, Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General and Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat, to arrive on a consensus over a short period of time, while safeguarding the concerns of the finance ministry on the impact on expenditure.
The central government employees are demanding around 44 percent hike on the basic minimum pay of Rs 18,000 announced in the 7th CPC recommendations. Even the Defence employees have expressed their concerns on the recommendations of the 7th CPC.
As per government sources there are around 48 lakh central government employees, and 55 lakh pensioners in the country.