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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Work on the 7th Pay Commission


In a resolution dated 28th February, 2014, the Government of India has appointed the Seventh Central Pay Commission. Headquartered in Delhi, this Pay Commission has been given 18 months from date of its constitution to make its recommendations. Two full time researchers are required to support these ongoing activities. The selected candidates will provide support the work of the Commission on research, data analysis, and critical policy and legal literature reviews.


The ideal candidate shall have the following competencies:

Functional competencies

  • Ability to use databases and handle large data sets.
  • Ability to conduct secondary research through the use of databases (such as Elsevier, JSTOR, Emerald Research and other journal databases).
  • Good research and analytical skills, including skills in data analysis and report writing.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Core compentencies

  • Ability to work under supervision as well as with self-initiative & motivation.
  • Approaches work with a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Generates new ideas and approaches, researches and documents best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things.
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view.
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.

Required qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate shall have the following qualifications and work experience:

Academic qualifications

M.A. Degree or equivalent in any of the following:

  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Another closely related field

Professional experience

- Six months of post graduate experience in a relevant sector is desirable
- New graduates with exceptional academic qualifications may be considered

Language requirement

- Excellent writing and oral skills in English are essential
- Working knowledge of Hindi and any state language/s would be an asset

IT skills

- Expertise in statistical and data handling software (such as Microsoft Excel, SPSS, or Stata) is essential
- Full proficiency in Microsoft Office is essential
- Knowledge of computer programming would be an asset

To apply:

Applicants should submit the following by email to
- Cover letter
- Updated CV
- Contact details of three references

Please state the following as the subject of the email: "Job Application (Pay Commission)".


  1. Strange. Why does it take 18 months for pay review?

  2. Because they need to visit every central government employee (with same pay scale) working in the extreme corners of India to review thier standard pay.
    Austerity is not thier thing and never will be.


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