7th Pay Commission Award From July 1
The 7th Pay Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur proposed the highest salary at Rs 250,000 and the lowest at Rs 18,000. The commission also recommended 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay, 23.55% overall increase in salary, allowances and pensions. The increase in allowances was recommended 63% while pension was proposed to rise 24%.
The previous Sixth Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike in basic pay which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.
A 13 members Empowered Committee of Secretaries, led by cabinet Secretary P K Sinha was formed in January to review the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission before cabinet nod and the committee is likely to finalize its work on June 11.
The Empowered Committee of Secretaries is likely to reach the conclusion to propose 30 percent basic pay raise instead of 14.27 per cent, which was recommended by 7th Pay Commission. They are also mulling for doubling of existing rates of such allowances and advances, which has been recommended for abolition by the 7th Pay Commission, sources said.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will take the Empowered Committee of Secretaries’ proposal to the Union Cabinet for its approval in this month,” they said.
The new pay scales will be effective from January 1 for all central government employees.
Source : https://www.tkbsen.in