Published On: Mon, Aug 31st, 2015

Seventh Pay Commission reports coming shortly, says FM Jaitley

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that reports of Seventh Pay Commission for central government employees was coming shortly.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

“The recommendations of Seventh central Pay Commission for government employees is coming shortly,” Jaitley told ET NOW.

The Seventh Pay Commission, which was set up by the UPA government, was required to submit its report by August-end.

The Seventh Pay Commission was ready to submit its report by the end of September but government gave nod to submit its report till December 31.

The reports of Seventh Central Pay Commission may be implicated from April next year as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that he will get the pay panel reports shortly.

The central government constitutes the Pay Commission almost every 10 years to revise the pay scale of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modifications.

The revised pay scales will be implemented retrospectively starting 1 January 2016, while recommendations relating to allowances will be implemented prospectively.

The Commission has already completed discussions with various stakeholders, including organisations, federations, groups representing civil employees as well as Defence services and is in the process of finalising its recommendations.

The recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission are scheduled to come into effect from January 1, 2016.

The Commission is headed by Justice A K Mathur. Meena Agarwal is secretary of the Commission.

The Sixth Pay Commission was implemented with effect from January 1, 2006, the fifth from January 1, 1996 and the fourth from January 1, 1986.


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