Review of 7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1734
Review of Recommendations of Seventh CPC
(a)whether the prices of edible items have been under assessed in the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC) and due to which the amount of Minimum Pay has decreased and if so, the details thereof;
(b)whether the Government proposes to take corrective measures in this regard; and
(c)if so, the details thereof?
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL)
(a)to (c): Prices of all items were sourced from the Labour Bureau, Shimla. The Seventh Central Pay Commission has taken the average prices of all items for the period July-2014 to June-2015. These prices are also used in calculation of the Consumer Price Index (IW) and subsequently the calculation of Dearness Allowance by the Government.