The recommendations of the 7th pay commission are not directly applicable in the case of the South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) which is a PSU instead of a Government department. The department of public enterprises (DPE), Government of India is the nodal department on the policy related to wage settlement of workers of the PSUs.
The Department of Public Enterprises has constituted the 3rd Pay Revision Committee (3rd PRC) to review the structure of pay scales, allowances, perquisites, and other benefits for the employees of the PSUs. The Committee will take into consideration the report of the 7th Central Pay Commission also. The Committee will make its recommendations to the Government within a period of six months from the date of its constitution i.e. 09.06.2016 and the recommendations of the Committee will take effect from 1.1.2017.