Saturday, August 16, 2008

What the Cabinet didn't accept from Pay Panel

Sources said that the Cabinet turned down the proposal of offering "liberal severance package" to government servants planning to quit the service after putting in 15 years and before completing 20 years without pension benefits. The Committee of Secretaries have also rejected this proposal.
The government also declined to offer the women and disabled flexitime job engagement - a long pending demand with the Government. The issue was not even raised by any minister at the meeting that approved the pay hike.
The Cabinet declined to reduce the gazetted number of holidays to three and decided to continue with the existing number of gazetted holidays in a year.
However, the Government decided to process separately the issues like general insurance and health insurance.
Source: The Indian Express, New Delhi dt. 16.8.08