Party's senior spokesman Ajay Maken told reporters that Central Government Employees are 'frustrated and disappointed' with the major recommendations of the Commission. "This is unjust and humiliating for the beneficiaries," the Congress leader cited.

"It is unfortunate that the employees, who were given 40 percent hike in their respective pay by the Fifth and Sixth Pay Commissions, have now been recommended only 14.29 percent," he said pointing out several lacunae in the Seventh Pay Commission report.

The Congress leader also faulted the commission for ignoring the consistent demand to reduce gap between the lowest paid and the highest paid employees from 1:12, recommended by 6th CPC to 1:8.

Instead of the gap being reduced it has been further increased by the 7th Pay Commission to 1:14, he claimed. "When we go through the recommendations, it appears that is anti-low paid employees and fails to improve their financial condition. It is tilted towards higher-level
officers," Maken said.

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