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7th Central Pay Commission Minimum Wage of Rs.26000/- and Open Ended pay Scales

7th Central Pay Commission Minimum Wage of Rs.26000/- and Open Ended pay Scales

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsfore Road, New Delhi - 110 055
Affiliated to:
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)

Minimum Wage of Rs.26000/- and Open Ended pay Scales


During 2 days deliberations on 23rd & 24th March, 2015, the JCM (Staff Side) delegation have pleaded before the 7th Central Pay Commission to recommend minimum wage of Rs.26,000/- per month on the basis of 15th ILC Norms/Aykroyd Formula. Some of the important submissions made before the pay Commission are listed below:

  • Wage ratio between the lowest and highest should by 1:8.
  • Revised pay scales and allowances should be given effect from 01-01-2014
  • 3.7 multiplication factor should be applied to arrive at the revised pay. special pay concept should be restored back.
  • HRA should be revised to 60%, 40%, ad 20% of pay for "X"  "Y" and  "Z" class localities/cities respectively.
  • Chlidren Education Allowance should be revised and extended to cover higher studies also.
  • Increment rate should be 5% of Pay
  • Five promotions during service
  • Special Duty Allowance for North Eastern Region be revised to 37-1/2%.
  • House Building Amount should be increased and interest rate should be reduced
  • 6th CPC Anomalies may be got addressed through a special mechanism
  • Flexi timings for women employees besides additional leave facilities etc.,


  • Pay Commission was urged to recommend parity in Pension.
  • Minimum Pension should be fixed at 67% of last pay drawn.
  • Gratuity amount should be upwardly revised.

All the issues contained in the JCM memorandum were explained to the commission with cogent logic, merits and precedents. S/Shri M.Raghavaiah, Leader JCM (Staff Side), Guman Singh, NFIR President, R.P.Bhatnagar, Working President and B.C. Sharma, Joint General Secretary have participated in the deliberations.

No.IV/NFIR/7th CPC/Corres/Pt.V
Dated: 28-03-2015

Forwarded to Affiliates & Media Centre/NFIR

(Dr M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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