Published On: Mon, Oct 31st, 2016

7th Pay Commission: No scope to change in minimum pay, allowances

New Delhi: Finance Ministry sources today said on condition of anonymity, there is no scope to change in minimum pay and allowances, which were recommended by the 7th Pay Commission.

“The minimum pay of central government employees Rs 18,000 was made on recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. But government will consider hiking it after discussions with all stakeholders,” Finance minister Arun Jaitley had earlier said in a meeting.

“The minimum pay of central government employees Rs 18,000 was made on recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. But government will consider hiking it after discussions with all stakeholders,” Finance minister Arun Jaitley had earlier said in a meeting.

The sources came up with the remark while talking to us about hiking of pay scales and allowances of all central government employees and officials by the National Anomaly Committee and the Committee on allowances than the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

Those who will hope over these issues will gain nothing but no change on 7th Pay Commission recommendations of pay scales and allowances are very much possible, they added.

Replying to a question, the sources said, “The demands of central government employees over their pay scales and allowances are likely not to be considered by the National Anomaly Committee on behalf of the government.”

“The minimum pay of central government employees Rs 18,000 was made on recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. But government will consider hiking it after discussions with all stakeholders,” Finance minister Arun Jaitley had earlier said in a meeting.

They said adding “Though Finance minister had promised them that they will get proper pay scales with hiking minimum pay of lower paid employees, after the review of the new pay scales by the the High Level Committee, which will soon be set up and the government will take steps accordingly but no High Level Committee has been formed till date.”

“A 22-member National Anomaly Committee headed by Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) was formed by the central government to look into various pay related anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations instead of High Level Committee,” they revealed.

“The central government has finally decided not to give any facility to central government employees better than the 7th Pay Commission recommendations and the government will also stick with the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on pay scales and allowances like advances,” the finance ministry sources added.

The sources also said that the quantum of allowances may not vary from those proposed by the 7th Pay Commission as the committee on allowances headed by Finance Secretary sticks with the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations on allowances.

However, the central government employees’union expressed its resentment over the non-formation of High Level Committee for reviewing the minimum pay and allowances and say they must lead their march to Parliament on December 15 against non-formation of High Level Committee.

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