The bizarre recommendations of the 6th CPC with regard to pay fixation are not going to be corrected by the 7th CPC with retrospective effect. The employees will have to bear the loss for ever. One illustration will make the things clear how these recommendations have violated the right of equality guaranteed by the Constitution.
A panel of direct recruits for a post which was earlier in the scale of Rs. 5500-9000 but upgraded to Rs. 7450-11500, was out in December, 2005. The candidate at S. No. 1 joined say on 31/12/2005 and the candidate at S. No. 2 say on 1/1/2006. According to the peculiar recommendation, the senior one became the existing employee whose pay in the revised pay structure was fixed at Rs. 14,830 [5500 x 1.86 + 4600] whereas the junior being new entrant got entry pay of Rs. 17,140. Is it not a folly?
Though the stepping up may help in this case but what about those in whose cadre there has been no direct recruitment for many years after 1.1.2006.
We hope the next CPC will rectify such blunders of its previous commission but it will never give the rectification retrospective effect.