Is there any connection between the report of 7th CPC and OROP announcement?
“Is there any connection between the submission of report of 7th CPC to Central and the announcement of OROP to Defence Personnel?”
The 7th Pay Commission has announced through on its portal last month that the task was given by the Government to the commission will be completed within the time frame and the commission will submit its recommendations before September this year to Central Government.
Some believe that the two reports could be linked.
“The 7th Pay Commission is all set to submit its report to the Government before August 15.”
“The Prime Minister is expected to announce the implementation of OROP in his Independence Day address to the nation.”
According to unofficial sources, the 7th Pay Commission is going to submit its report to the Government before August 15. The fact that the commission has completed its work much ahead of its deadline is indeed commendable. This is the first time in the history of Pay Commissions that a Commission has completed its report ahead of its deadline. Pay Commissions are synonymous with arrears. Last time, 20-month arrears were paid in two installments. If the new Pay Commission’s recommendations are implemented on time, it would be another first – the first to not have any pending arrears.
On June 24, the Pay Commission itself said on its website that the report-preparation is in its final stage, and that work will be completed on schedule. The announcement was welcomed by Central Government employees, and helped clear lot of doubts in their minds.
www.gservants.com has plenty of unconfirmed reports on various issues related to the 7th Pay Commission, including a minimum basic pay of Rs.21000, removal of the Grade Pay system that was introduced by the 6th Pay Commission, and a uniform 2.86 pay scale for all grades. The website also said that the railway employees federation had confirmed that the 7th Pay Commission will submit its report on August 30. This created tremendous excitement among Central Government employees.
Meanwhile, a popular English newspaper reported that the Pay Commission will submit its report towards the end of October.
In the midst of all these uncertainties, there comes another unconfirmed report that the recommendations will be submitted well before August 15. It adds that the Prime Minister will also announce the OROP scheme in his Independence Day speech.
We have been unable to find out if the 7th Pay Commission has any recommendations on OROP. But, there is wide expectation that the report will have some suggestions related to it.