ALL TRADE UNIONS DEMAND 7TH CPC IN THE FINANCE PRE-BUDGET CONSULTATIVE MEETING WITH FINANCE MINISTER TODAY (05-01-13)
7th Pay Commission – Trade Unions urges constitution of 7CPC in the ensuing budget (2013-14)
Various affiliated Trade Unions representing Central Government Employees have urged Government to constitute 7th Commission and to officially announce the constitution of the 7th Pay Commission in the ensuing Budget (2013-14).
The trade unions have also demanded for raising income tax exemption limit from the present Rs. 2 lakhs to Rs. 5 lakhs.
News flashed in Business Standard News Paper in this regard is as follows:
Pressing for a people-friendly Budget for 2013-14, trade unions today urged Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his team to announce the constitution of the seventh pay commission along with raising the income tax threshold to Rs 5 lakh in a year from the present Rs 2 lakh.
The demand was raised by the unions at a Pre-Budget consultations in the North Block, even as the government is struggling hard to rein in its fiscal deficit.
After the meeting, Harbhajan Singh Siddhu of Hind Mazdoor Sabha said already seven years of the sixth pay commission have passed and any new commission will take two-three years to study.
“The revision of wages and various service conditions of the government employees is already due. Constitution of the seventh Pay Commission be announced in the Budget,” joint recommendations of trade unions, including CPI (M)-affiliated CITU, CPI-linked AITUC, INTUC of the Congress and Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh to the Finance Minister said.Also, the unions have demanded the income tax exemption ceiling for the salaried persons should be raised to Rs 5 lakh per annum and fringe benefits like housing, medical and educational facilities should be exempted from the income tax net in totality.
Dear Comrades,This is nothing but effect of 12-12-12 one day historic strike of Confederation of C.G.employees.NFPE Zindabad.