Published On: Wed, Jun 15th, 2016

7th Pay Commission report discussed possible basic pay hike 30 per cent

New Delhi: Central government employees are likely to get 30 per cent more basic pay than what has been recommended by the 7th Pay Commission. The Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed by the Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha met on Tuesday for review the 7th Pay Commission’s report, said a Patrika report.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley earlier said he was not worried about fiscal deficit on the

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley earlier said he was not worried about fiscal deficit on the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission.

The secretaries Committee, who is processing the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission decided to move forward with pay raises for the central government employees and officers during Tuesday meeting.

After looking at comparisons of 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations, the secretaries committee agreed it would like to see a 30 percent pay raise implemented for both central government employees and officers.

“The secretaries committee make a comparisons about what 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations, but they wouldn’t worry about what 7th Pay Commission’s report,” sources close to officials working on the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission report said. “Central government has an excellent staff and they would show appreciation for what they do.”

The issues were tabled at the meeting, the secretaries Committee wanted to see more data from Implementation Cell.

“Accordingly, the secretaries committee was reluctant, but consented to moving to two meetings to make final decision, after which it will be sent for cabinet nod,” the Patrika quoted finance ministry sources as saying.

As it stands, the 7th Pay Commission had recommended a minimum monthly basic salary of Rs 18,000 and maximum of Rs 2,50,000. A 30% hike would take the minimum basic monthly pay to Rs 23,500 and the maximum to Rs 3,25,000.

However, the Empowered Committee of Secretaries is likely to recommend a minimum basic pay at Rs 24,000 and the highest salary at Rs 2,70,000 also likely to recommend for doubling of existing rates of allowances and advances.

The 7th Pay Commission had suggested hike of 14.27 in basic pay, 23.55% in salary, allowances and pensions. The hike in allowances was recommended 63% while pension was proposed to rise 24% for about 48 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners with retrospective effect from January this year.

The government formed a 13- member secretary-level Empowered Committee in January to review the pay panel’s recommendations and an Implementation Cell has also been created in the Finance Ministry which works as the Secretariat of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley earlier said he was not worried about fiscal deficit and government would be able to meet its target despite additional outgo towards the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission.

TST

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