Pay Commission Updates

Abolish overtime for Govt. staff, pay panel recommends

  1. Context: A committee of secretaries headed by Cabinet Secretary P. K. Sinha reviewing the Seventh Pay Commission’s (SPC) recommendations
  2. SPC has recommended that overtime allowance, except for operational staff and industrial employees governed by statutory provisions, should be abolished
  3. Why? Data showed that the expenditure under the head for the Railways and Defence ministries more than doubled in seven years ending 2012-13
  4. Recommendation: Govt offices need to increase productivity and efficiency there should be stricter control on the Centre’s expenditure under the overtime head

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