The much awaited appointment of Chairman, members and secretary for 7th Pay Commission has been officially made by Central Government as per theStatement of Finance Minsiter Shri. P.Chidambaram yesterday. As per FM’s Statement Shri Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur (Retired Judge of the Supreme Courtand Retired Chairman, Armed Forces Tribunal) will be the Chairman of 7th Pay Commission constituted by Government in the month of September 2013.
Shri Vivek Rae, (Secretary, Petroleum & Natural Gas) will be holding charge of Member (Full Time) of 7th Pay Commission. Dr.Rathin Roy (Director, NIPFP) will be the part time Member. Secretary of 7th Pay Commission will be Smt.Meena Agarwal who is Officer on Special Duty in Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.
This 7th Pay Commission would study the pay and allowances as well as Central Government Pension for each cadre in all Central Government Departments and would file a detailed report to the Government recommending the quantum of revision in pay scale considering the nature of work.
A brief on the profile of 7th Pay Commission Chairman and Members is as follows:
Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur, Chairman of 7th Pay Commission:Mr. Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur, M.A.,L.L.B – was born on
§ He was appointed as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court from§ He was elevated as Judge , Supreme Court of India on
February 3, 1996 . Transferred to the High Court on Calcutta December 22, 1999 .
§ Retired on
Shri.Vivek Rae, Member (Full Time) 7th Pay Commission:
Mr. Vivek Rae took over as Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas in the month of February, 2013.
Mr. Vivek Rae entered the Indian Administrative Service in 1978, a brief stint as a Management Trainee with Hindustan Lever Limited (subsidiary of Unilever Limited). As a civil servant, Mr. Rae has acquired wide ranging experience cutting across social and economic sectors, including health, education, planning and finance. Mr. Rae served as Deputy Commissioner in the state of Arunachal Pradesh from 1985 to 1988 which is the cutting edge of government administration for delivery of development programmes at the field level, combined with magisterial responsibilities for law and order. Mr. Rae served briefly at the Prime Minister’s Office during 1989-90 and thereafter worked as Assistant Resident Representative with the United National Development Programme, New Delhi from 1991-1995, with responsibility for Industry, Trade and Technology programmes. Mr. Rae worked as Finance Secretary and Planning Secretary in the state of
Goa during 1996-1999, Planning Secretary in the National Capital
Territory of Delhi during 1999-2001 and Joint Secretary (Plan Finance) in the
Ministry of Finance, Government of India during 2002-2006. The assignment in
the Ministry of Finance entailed responsibilities for appraisal and review of
major development programmes and investment decisions of the Government of
As Chief Secretary of Andaman & Nicobar Islands (2008-2010), the highest ranking civil servant leading an administration of more than 20000 employees, Mr. Rae was charged with responsibilities for overall coordination, policy formulation and implementation of programmes across the entire spectrum of development activities including health, education industries, labour, agriculture & animal husbandry, fisheries, forests, tribal welfare,social welfare, tourism, shipping, ports, public works and other activities. The responsibilities also included direct oversight for matters relating to internal security, coastal security and police administration.
Earlier, Mr. Rae served as Director General (Acquisition) in the Ministry of Defense of the Government of India, during 2010-12 with responsibilities for modernization of the Indian Armed Forces, handling a budget of about US$ 10-13 billion per annum. Mr. Rae was posted briefly as Secretary, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India, prior to taking up the current assignment.
Shri.Rathin Roy, Part Time Member, 7th Pay Commission
He holds a PhD in Economics and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, UK. Post-PhD, he was tenured in the Economics Faculty at the
and African Studies (SOAS), School of Oriental , and an Economist with the Institute for Development Policy and
Management, University of London . University of Manchester
Smt.Meena Agarwal, Secretary, 7th Pay Commission:Smt. Meena Agarwal is a 1981 batch IRAS officer and wife of Shri OP Agarwal, a 1979 batch ex-IAS, who is now in a senior position at World Bank.
Smt. Meena Agarwal is presently Officer on Special Duty, Procurement Policy Division, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.