The government has rejected the demand of 20,000 Coal India executives that the company’s pay scale should be the same as that of some other state firms such as Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL).
The government has said that current salaries are in line with guidelines of the department of public enterprises (DPE). It has also asked Coal India to ensure that salaries of workmen do not exceed that of executives. Many senior workers are getting paid more than some executives because the company revises the salaries of workmen more frequently.
The Centre has told Coal India the salary demand has been rejected after consultation with the DPE, which prescribes pay scales for executives on the basis of recommendations of the Committee of Secretaries on the report of the 3rd Pay Revision Committee Read More