Published On: Fri, Jan 15th, 2016

Secretaries panel to give report on pay commission by March

New Delhi: Sources in Finance Ministry yesterday said the Empowered Committee of Secretaries under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha on the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations is expected to submit its report to cabinet by March end and it would be implemented in April.

is expected to submit its report to cabinet by March end

Secretaries panel headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha on the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations is expected to submit its report to cabinet by March end.

The Implementation cell of Finance Ministry on the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations will be giving its inputs to Cabinet Secretary through Finance Secretary within week, they added.

Talking to our journalists, they said afterwards the cabinet would discuss it and then it would be placed for notification.

So about two month will be required to complete the process, they said. “We have already said that implementation of the Seventh pay commission recommendations is to be made in April, with retrospective effect from 1 January. However, central government employees will get hike salary from January and allowances will be made effective from the date of implementation”.

The Seventh Pay Commission, led by Justice A K Mathur, submitted the report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on November 19, 2015. The Empowered Committee of Secretaries is expected to bring slight changes to the commission’s recommendations so that the average increase in basic pay for all government employees will be in the region of 25-30%, while the Seventh Pay Commission recommended 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay, the lowest in 70 years.

The previous Sixth Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike in basic pay which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008 on recommendation the Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed by then cabinet Secretary.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries is also likely to double such allowances and advances, which has been recommended for abolition by the Seventh Pay Commission.

The Implementation cell of Finance Ministry on the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations is going to give positive inputs on this matter to the Empowered Committee of Secretaries.

TST

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