The Sixth Central Pay Commission was set up by the Union Government on 5th October, 2006 to revise salaries of the employees. The commission was set up under Justice B.N.Srikrishna with a time-frame of 18 months. Other members were Prof. Ravindra Dholakia, Mr. J.S.Mathur and Member-Secretary Smt. Sushama Nath.
The Terms of Reference of the Sixth Central Pay Commission which made it incumbent on the Commission to recommend systemic changes for,
(i) transforming the Central Government organizations into modern, professional and citizen friendly entities that are dedicated to the service of the people; and
(ii) harmonizing functioning of the Central Government Organizations with the demands of the emerging global economic scenario.
Hence, the Commission not only evolved a proper pay package for the employees but also made recommendations to rationalize the governmental structure for providing better services to the common man.