The National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) today urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately appoint chairman and other members of the recently-announced 7th Pay Commission at the next cabinet meeting.
"We urge the PM to appoint Chairman and other members of the 7th Pay Commission and take decision in this regard at the next cabinet meeting as employees and pensioners will be entitled for pay commission with effect from January 1, 2011," NMC president Subash Shastri said while addressing a workers' rally here today.
He said discussion should be started with representatives of both central and state government employees.
The NMC president said early notification for appointing chairman and other members of the commission is the need of the hour, which is bound to have bearing on about one crore employees and pensioners.
Stressing the need for merging 50 percent DA with basic pay and pension, Shastri appealed to the PM and the Finance Minister to take an early decision in this regard.
He said the merging of DA is necessary and it would provide some relief to salaried employees. He also appealed to the state government to immediately release the pending instalment of DA due from July last year.