Media reported today (6th Jul2010 ) that according to an office-memorandum issued by the Centre on Monday
(5th July 2010 ) central govt. employees have been allowed time till December to fix the base date for taking the new pay scale, from a date that is more beneficial to them.
Earlier, they did not have this option as the government had fixed January 1, 2006 as the cut-off date for implementing the new pay award.
The government, according to an office-memorandum, tweaked the norms in view of the representations received from employees. Earlier, the government, while implementing the Pay Commission award in 2008, had given employees three months to choose the switch-over date if it was later than January 1, 2006. The option, however, was to be binding.