Third Pay revision in BSNL, DPE in its reply suggest DoT to approach Union Cabinet for the relaxation of affordability clause

DPE letter states that:
As per DPE guidelines, BSNL does not fall under the category mentioned in para 5 of DPEs OM dated 03.08201 on 2017 pay revision. Further, it is mentioned that DPE has issued guidelines for 2017 Pay revision which, inter-alia, includes an affordability clause, based of the recommendations of Committee of Secretaries(CoS) on the report of 3rd Pay revision Committee(PRC). Any relaxation/amendment in the extant guidelines would require the approval of the Cabinet for which DoT may examine the issue at its end for necessary action.
DPE letter to DoT  Pay revision in BSNL: DPE in its reply suggest DoT to approach Union Cabinet for the relaxation of affordability clause. DPE letter states that:
As per DPE guidelines, BSNL does not fall under the category mentioned in para 5 of DPEs OM dated 03.08201 on 2017 pay revision. Further, it is mentioned that DPE has issued guidelines for 2017 Pay revision which, inter-alia, includes an affordability clause, based of the recommendations of Committee of Secretaries(CoS) on the report of 3rd Pay revision Committee(PRC). Any relaxation/amendment in the extant guidelines would require the approval of the Cabinet for which DoT may examine the issue at its end for necessary action.
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