R.S. Gujral, is likely to be appointed Member-Secretary of the 7th Pay Commission
The Central Government is likely to notify the the pay commission within the next two months The timing is in such a way that it is well before the model code of conduct for the general elections comes into force. Such a move will bring a positive mood for the central government employees towards the government.Additionally the Center is expected to give the panel enough time to prepare its report in the hope that the government would be a lot more comfortable vis-a-vis the fiscal deficit by the time the panel submits its report.Government employees have also asked the Center to consider merging dearness allowance with their pay, arguing that the Sixth Pay Commission, like the Centre, could not have anticipated the high inflation that has eroded real wages over the last decade. The demand was made at a preliminary meeting held between the department of personnel and the employee representatives to discuss the proposed Seventh Pay Commission. It is learnt that the present Secretary Expenditure, R S Gujral, is likely to be appointed Member-Secretary of the 7th Pay Commission. The 1976 batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre Gujral is retiring on November 30th 2013. Shri Gujral was also Secretary ( Revenue) and having sufficient experience on functioning of CBEC & CBDT.