A confederation representing officers of 20 civil services, including Indian Police Service (IPS) asked the government to give equal pay and job-related opportunities as given to IAS.
"The government has accepted the panel's recommendation on pay and allowances. It has given a very strong hope to all other services that they will get parity in service too as recommended by two of three members of the commission,” stated of Confederation of Civil Services Association.
The association has officers from 20 services including IPS, Indian Revenue Service, Indian Forest Service, Indian Audit and Accounts Service and Federation of Railway Officers Association.
The three-member Seventh Central Pay Commission, which had submitted its report on November 19, 2015, was divided over the issue of financial and career-related edge given to IAS officers as against those belonging to the other services.
"Two of the members of the panel have given clear findings. Both are neutral as they are not from any of the services. They have come to the conclusion that proper justice has to be given on the issue of pay and services parity," said Jayant Mishra, an Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax cadre) officer and convener of COCSA.
IAS officers presently get a two-year edge over other services for getting empanelled to come on deputation at the Centre. Besides, they also get two additional increments at the rate of 3 per cent over their basic pay at three promotion stages.