The Sixth Central Pay Commission submitted its Report to the Goverment on 24th March, 2008.
The commission, headed by Justice B N srikrishna, submitted its report to finance Minister P Chidambaram. The 18-month tenure of the Commission was till April 4, 2008.
Here is the Highlights of the Sixth Pay Commission
- Revised pay to be effective from Jan 1, 2006.
- Minimum salary at entry level PB-1 to be Rs 6,600 per month, and a maximum of Rs 80,000 per month.
- Total number of grades reduced to 20 against the prevailing 35.
- Substantial increase in allowances like education and HRA; a new medical insurance scheme recommended.
- Performance linked incentive scheme to be introduced.
- Annual increments to be paid in form of two and half percent of the total of pay in the Pay Band and the corresponding grade pay. The date of annual increments, in all cases, to be first of July. Employees completing six months and above in the scale as on July 1 to be eligible.
- Four distinct running pay bands being recommended , one running band each for all categories of employees in groups ‘B’ and ‘C’ with 2 running pay bands for Group A posts.
- 5 day work week to continue; offices to be closed only on 3 national holidays; all other gazetted holidays to be abolished and adjusted in restricted holidays.
- Cabinet secretary and secretaries to be kept in distinct pay scales at Rs 90,000 and Rs 80,000 a month, respectively.
- Defence forces to be treated at par with civilians for running pay bands and grades; in addition Rs 6,000 per month for officers up till brigadier or equivalent rank.