7th Pay Commission : Govt likely to issue notification this week


 New Delhi :The government is likely to issue a notification for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommenda­tions this week. 

The Union government is likely to issue a notification for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recom­mendations this week. 

Once the notification is is­sued, central government em­ployees could get the revised pay from their August sala­ries. “Once issues by the Min­istry, the notification will be given all pay panel benefits to 4.8 million central government employees and 5.2 million pen­sioners, except allowances,” a finance ministry official told reporters. 

The 7th Pay Commission recommendations relating to allowances has been referred to a Finance Secretary Com­mittee by the cabinet, which is expected to submit its reports in four months. Until this, al­lowances are to be paid accord­ing to the existing rates under the existing pay structure, says a cabinet note. 

The Cabinet, last month, approved the recommenda­tions made by the 7th pay com­mission. Speaking at a press conference, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley accepted the recommendation to increase minimum pay from existing Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 per month. He announced that a fitment factor of 2.57 would apply for pay revision of all employees. And the rate of annual incre­ment has been retained at 3%. 


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