Pay Commission of India: History
Pay commission is a panel consisting of the members of the Union Cabinet of India for hiking the salaries of the government employees.
First Pay Commission
The first pay commission of India was constituted in May 1946, which submitted its report in a year.
Second Pay Commission
The second pay commission was set up in August 1957 and it gave its report after two years. The recommendations of the second pay commission had a financial impact of Rs 396 million.
Third Pay Commission
The third Pay Commission was set up in April 1970 and it gave its report in March 1973. The third pay commission created proposals cost the government Rs 1.44 billion.
Fourth Pay Commission
The fourth Pay Commission was constituted in June 1983, which gave its report in three phases within four years. The proposals of the fourth Pay Commission cost the government Rs 12.8 billion.
Fifth Pay Commission
The fifth Pay Commission was set up was set up in 1994 and its proposals were implemented in 1997, which cost the government about Rs 17,000 crores.
Sixth Pay Commission
In July 2006, the sixth pay commission was set and its proposals will cost the government about Rs 20,000 crores. The government employees had threatened to go on a strike if their salaries were not raised. The government employees want a hike in their salaries mainly because the Indian economy is facing a serious problem called inflation. The class 1 officers of the Indian government are not adequately paid and the salaries of IAS officers are also very stumpy.
Members of the Sixth Pay Commission
Following are the members of the sixth Pay Commission:
Chairman: Mr. Justice B.N.Srikrishna
Members: Prof. Ravindra Dholakia, Mr. J.S.Mathur
Member-Secretary: Smt. Sushama Nath