The sixth central pay commission consists of a chairman, secretary and other members and determines the structure of payment to the employees of the Central Government, All-India services, Armed Forces, Union Territories, Audit and Accounts department, Regulatory bodies and the Supreme Court of India as well as the benefits granted to them. It also lays down guidelines for the smooth and efficient running of these sectors according to the economic conditions of the time.
This commission has the authority to appoint Advisors or Experts on any subject as they deem it necessary and it may also check the functioning of any department of the Government. The ministries are liable to provide any information that the commission may ask for and are required to cooperate with it.
The structure of emoluments of the government employees change over the years and this commission passes resolutions keeping these changes in mind so that their working is in lieu with the present era.
The headquarters of this commission are in Delhi and their recommendations are made within 18 months of its formation. Reports and responses of the sectors and the general public are collected by the commission so they can incorporate important points in the next commission.
The commission holds meetings in various cities in India to check developments and provide suggestions by which the ministries can improve their resources. It also conducts various studies on incentives, costs and benefits of the governmental departments in order to regulate smoother working and higher dedication from the employees.