The Rajya Sabha session on July 25, 2023, addressed concerns regarding the constitution of the Eighth Central Pay Commission in India. Shri Javed Ali Khan, a member of the Rajya Sabha, raised questions about the government’s approach to the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC). The Seventh CPC had suggested periodic reviews of the pay matrix for Central Government employees without waiting for the usual ten-year interval, using the Aykroyd formula as the basis.
Constitution of Eighth Central Pay Commission
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 532
TO BE ANSWERED ON TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2023
SRAVANA 3, 1945 (SAKA)
“Constitution of Eighth Central Pay Commission”
532: SHRI JAVED ALI KHAN
Will the Minister of Finance be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government has not considered para 1.22 contained in 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) report which recommended that pay matrix of Central Government employees may be reviewed periodically without waiting for long period of 10 years on the basis of Aykroyd formula;
(b) if so, whether Government would constitute Eighth CPC in view of the highest inflation in last 30 years and constitution of Seventh CPC in the year 2013;
(c) if so, the details thereof; and
(d) if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI PANKAJ CHAUDHARY)
(a): The Government has not considered this issue while according the approval of the revision of pay and allowances based on Seventh Central Pay Commission.
(b) to (d): No such proposal is under consideration with the Government for constitution of Eighth Central Pay Commission for the Central Government employees.