Charter of Demands of Central government gazetted Officers Organisations
(1) The confederation of central government gazetted Officers organisations (CCGGOO) as well as all the Federations of Central Government Employees uniformly demanded a minimum wage of Rs.26,000 giving full justification and calculation for the same in the Memorandum submitted to the 7th CPC. However,the 7th CPC failed to appreciate the scientific calculation for Rs.26,000, but arbitrarily fixed at Rs.18,000/- on the plea that Government gives a host of other benefits that can be measured under the CTG (cost to government of an employee) concept. CCGGOO is not in agreement with the methodology adopted by the 7th Central Pay commission.
(2) In respect of the addition of 25% to be made for Children education and social obligations as per the supreme court judgment, the commission has reduced it to 15% on the specious plea that the employees are separately given children education allowance. the children Education Allowance is not a full reimbursement of the expenses one has incurred. It is not according to Dr.Aykroyd formula.
(3) The reduction of factor for housing from 7.5% which was adopted by the 3rd Pay Commission is against the 15th II.C Noms.
(4) The retail prices of the commodities quoted by the Labour Bureau is not in order, imaginary and factually incorrect in respect of certin articles at certain places. The adoption of 12 Monthly average of the retail prices is contrary to Dr.Aykroyd formula. The website maintained for the Agriculture Ministry depicts the retail prices of commodities which go into the basket of minimum wage computation, Even though, the rates quoted by them vary from the real retail prices in the market, in provides a different picture.
(5) The commission stated that benefits given to the employees in the lowest rung in the government, whether monetized or not, are significantly higher than the minimum basic pay and also much higher than the emoluments of skilled industrial workers and hence the 7th CPC restricted the minimum pay of Rs.20,870/- arrived at by the commission to Rs.18,000/- which is not fair.
(6) Calculating employee’s wife as 0.80 unit while computing the minimum wage component is gender bias and is totally unfair.
(7) In the case of Bank, Insurance and may other public sector Undertakings wage revision takes place once in 5 years. In the recently concluded agreement, Bank employees were provided more than 15% increase.
(8) After the appointment of 7th Central Pay Commission, Government employees of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have been given a wage structure based on a minimum wage far above the level of central government employees. Their wage revision does take place once in 5 years.
The minimum wage therefore requires re-computation and revision. Revise the fitment formula, the multiplication factor applied for determining the pay levels and the Pay Matrix on the basis of the so determined Minimum wage.