7th Pay Commission arrears to be paid ahead of festival season
New Delhi: The central government is going to start payment of salaries to its 48 lakh officials and employees according to 7th Pay Commission award from August and arrears are to be paid ahead of the Dusshera festival.
As per official calculation, no huge amount will be required for the payment of arrears.
The government in its annual budget has provisioned Rs 70,000 crore to meet the demand for implementation of 7th Pay Commission for central government employees which will take effect from January 1, 2016, while the allowances would be paid from the date of implementation.
The cabinet is likely to approve the new pay scales for central government employees after considering report of the 7th Pay Commission, led by Justice A K Mathur, and the report of the 13 member Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha to process the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, which was set up in January.
The Empowered Committee of Secretaries agreed to 30 percent pay raises for central government employees during their Tuesday meeting.
“Central government employees could get the revised pay and allowances from their August salaries and arrears are to be paid ahead of festival season in one installment,” sources close to officials working on the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission report said.
The sources familiar with the developments told The Sen Times that the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has not been under pressure to meet the demand as he has allocated money in this head in the national exchequer.
“Notification will be issued with in one month after cabinet nod, so we hopefully say that central government employees will get new pay and arrears in August and October respectively,” a source close to the developments told The Sen Times.
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