Ref. No. 109/CPC/14 Dt. 23.05.14
7th Central Pay Commission,
Sub: Reply to Questionnaire
It is submitted with due regards that the reply to the questionnaire on behalf of the All India Association of Central Excise Gazetted Executive Officers representing 17,000 Gazetted Officers namely Superintendents of Central Excise is enclosed herewith for kind consideration of the Hon’ble Commission. These officers are responsible to earn the major revenue for the Government every year well ahead of the set targets in the form of Central Excise duty, Customs duty, Service Tax, Inland Travel Tax and Foreign Travel Tax despite of being faced the worst career prospects. It is requested that the CPC may kindly recommend to the Government to grant the interim relief to all Central Government employees to the tune of 25 per cent of basic pay (GP +PB) and merger of 50% DA with the basic pay w.e.f 01.01.2011. It is further requested that the recommendations of the Hon’ble 7th Central Pay Commission may kindly be implemented w.e.f. 01.01.2014.
It is also requested that this Association may kindly be given the opportunity to appear before the Hon’ble Commission in person to submit oral evidences. The Memorandum of the Association is being filed separately.
Encl: As above.
Copy with the request for necessary action to-
(1) The Secretary, DOPT, North Block, New Delhi.
(2) The Secretary, Department of Expenditure, North Block, New Delhi.
(3) The Secretary, Department of Revenue, North Block, New Delhi.
(4) The Chairperson, CBEC, North Block, New Delhi.
REPLY TO THE QUESTIONNAIRE
1.1 The considerations on which the minimum salary in case of the lowest Group ‘C’ functionary and the maximum salary in case of a Secretary level officer may be determined and what should be the reasonable ratio between the two.
The total value of world income is closing to $70 trillion (£43.9 trillion) per year for seven billion people in the world. So, the average income is heading towards $10,000 (£6,273) per person per year which is approximately Rs. 55,000/- per month. The minimum salary, therefore, should be fixed at least at 50% of Rs. 55,000/-, i.e., 27,500/- per month and the maximum salary should be at least 3 times of Rs. 55,000/-, i.e., Rs 1,65,000/- . Accordingly, the ratio between the higher salary and minimum salary should be 6:1. The salary of Group ‘B’ Gazetted officers should be at least 50% of 1,65,000/-, i.e., Rs. 82,500/-. The earlier Pay Commissions fixed the ratio between higher and minimum salary as 10:1. However since our country at present has adopted the Economic policy based on Market Economy (Globalization), the minimum and maximum salaries are required to be fixed on the basis of pay fixation made by developed countries which is 4:1, 6:1 and 6.6:1 respectively in USA, UK and France. Hence considering the same, the appropriate ratio is 6:1. While 15th ILC norms should continue to act as a ‘safety net’, the minimum salary should be interlinked with minimum qualification at entry level of Group ‘C’, ‘B’ and ‘A’ posts separately. Once it is done, maximum salaries in these 3 Groups should be determined at an equal ratio (i.e., if one group have a minimum-maximum ratio of 1: x, the other two should also have a minimum-maximum ratio of 1: x). The minimum and maximum salary for all Govt. employees should be arrived at taking into consideration the fringe benefits generally available to higher posts in the form of Govt. accommodations, vehicle, foreign trips (in the name of training, study etc.) and other perquisites. The common multiplication factor should also be used to make same reasonable proportion among all of three Groups as the difference between the PB2 and PB3 is practically zero whereas there great jump between PB3 and PB4.