Thursday, August 18, 2016

Form panels to remove pay related anomaly: Government to departments

All central government departments have been asked to set up committees to look into various pay related anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations.

There will be two levels of Anomaly Committees — National and Departmental — consisting of representatives of the official side and the staff side of the national council and the departmental council, respectively.

The Departmental Anomaly Committee may be chaired by the Additional Secretary or the Joint Secretary (Administration). If there is no such post, then Financial Adviser of the ministry or department shall be one of the member of the Departmental Anomaly Committee, an order issued by Personnel Ministry said.

“The National Anomaly Committee will deal with anomalies common to two or more departments and in respect of common categories of employees. The Departmental Anomaly Committee will deal with anomalies pertaining exclusively to the department concerned and having no repercussions on the employees of another ministry or department in the opinion of the Financial Adviser,” it said.

The Anomaly Committee shall receive anomalies through Secretary, staff side of respective council up to six months from the date of its constitution and it will finally dispose of all the anomalies within a period of one year from the date of its constitution, the Ministry said.

Cases where there is a dispute about the definition of “anomaly” and those where there is a disagreement between the staff side and the official side on the anomaly will be referred to and “Arbitrator” to be appointed out of a panel of names proposed by the two sides, it said.

The Arbitrator will consider the disputed cases arising in the Anomaly Committees at the national as well as department level, the order issued to secretaries of all central government departments said.

“All ministries or departments are accordingly requested to take urgent action to set up the Anomaly Committees for settlement of anomalies arising out of implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations,” it said.

The Centre has accepted most of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, to be implemented from January 1, 2016.

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