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Sixth Pay commission – towards realizing

Posted by Irus on August 21, 2008

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From paper to practicePresentation of 6th CPC Report to the Finance Minister of India

Today the sixth pay commission report as approved by the cabinet has been handed over to DOPT (Department of Personnel and Training) for its implementation.

some highlights of latest developments are

  1. Uniform Date of increment (July).
  2. Reduction in HRA for senior officers in A1 Cities, to bring parity with market rents in metros.
  3. De-merging of Grade Pays of Group B & C employees (which were earlier merged)

Updates from the States

The state governments seem to have been jolted awake with the elections coming closer. After Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, Uttarkhand and more recently Sikkim have constituted pay panels.

In Sikkim The Chief Minister Pawan Chamling said that the State Government will soon implement Sixth Pay Commission in the State.

Where as in Uttarakhand government is considering a strategy to implement the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations in the hill state for its employees.

The government has constituted a high-powered two-member committee headed by former union petroleum and natural gas secretary Sushil Kumar Tripathi.

At present, the state government has 160,000 employees even as 65,000 jobs are lying vacant. In case these posts are filled, the government will require Rs 1,500 crore every year.

The government has come under considerable pressure after the Uttar Pradesh government announced its decision to implement the sixth pay panel recommendations. The state employees are hoping that they will get a hike of 25 per cent.

The main task of the committee will be to devise ways and means for the implementation of the sixth pay commission report in the hill state.


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Duality of Truth

Posted by Irus on June 12, 2007

A balanced view is as rare as it is valuable. Take for instance the popular philosophical concept of staying in the present. ‘Don’t think of the future’ we are advised. But if one did not think of the future where would we be?

Similar is the popular debate between individualism and unselfishness. The West is typically shown as being individualistic. The East is more family oriented. So which principle is right? Again, both. The two principles are applied in two different choices. In the choice of a field of activity, we must go by our ‘swadharma’ or inherent nature but actions in the field must be unselfish. If one’s nature is to be a doctor, choose medicine. Nothing else should influence our choice of what to do. However, having chosen the field of activity, in it, in the choice of individual actions, it is vital to be unselfish.

We express our concern for others in the field we have chosen. In other words, we must be unselfish in our chosen field of activity. In the choice of becoming a doctor the only factor to be considered is his nature or inclination. Having become a doctor, he must practice concern for others. Thus individualism and unselfishness coexist.

It is pertinent to note that Quantum mechanics suggests the concept of Dual reality as well. The next logical step in the spiritual exploration is a study of Quantum mechanics. So till then.

Adios fellows.

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Bureaucratic parlance – What Vs. Why

Posted by Irus on June 11, 2007

What is what and what is why? why is what and why is why?

Which of the above two question makes grammatical sense as it is ? It’s quite obvious the former question.

It is stated most often in this world that he who goes to the root cause is the one who can deal best with the issue. At other times it is said not he who asks ‘what’ but he who asks ‘why’ is miles ahead. Let’s take a simple example to prove the importance of what if not its superiority.

Suppose an IPS/IAS officer faces trouble with a mob vandalizing his district. He comes to the scene and tries to take a note of what happened.

The “What” route.

Q1 What happened?

Q2 What is to be done?

Q3 What does the rule book say?

Q4 What does the senior say?

Q5 What does common sense say?

Finally apply the solution and the situation is resolved.

The “Why” route.

Q1 Why did it happen?

Q2 Why was this not averted?

Then if the person in charge is smart he takes the ‘What’ route and otherwise he gets bogged down by the reformist stand. In case he continues the ‘why’ approach eventually he will fail at serving the system sooner than later.

‘Why’ is a right wing reformist word associated with reformers, researchers and academicians. Not with people who have to be spontaneous fast and effective and have to perform on the spur of the moment.

So which approach is superior? In my opinion proclaiming the superiority of one approach over the other is initially, on the face of it for “what” approach. However realistically all answers to “what” questions have to be answered with “whys” and only then the next step follows.

Both questions beautifully complement each other, without one assisting the other most mysteries of this world would have remained unresolved today.

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