7th Pay Commission: Latest updates on your revised salary, arrears, HRA and DA
7th Pay Commission (&th CPC) recommendations have been approved by Union Cabinet but there is good news for employees who have issues with the recommendations. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has extended the time limit to submit complaints by three months.
The earlier deadline to submit complaints against 7th Pay Commission recommendations was February 15 which was extended to May 15. The new deadline for this complaint submission against 7th Pay Commission recommendations is August 15, 2017.
DoPT said, "The time limit for receipt of anomalies will stand extended by three months from 15.05.2017(as notified vide O.M. referred to above) to 15.08.2017; and The time limit for disposal of anomalies will stand extended by three months from 15.11.2017 (as notified vide O.M. referred to above) to 15.02.2018."
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 28, 2017 had approved recommendations made by 7th Pay Commission with 34 revisions.
As per the recommendations, HRA or House Rent Allowance under the 7th CPC has been set at not be less than Rs 5,400 per month, Rs 3,600 per month and Rs 1,800 per month calculated at 30% of minimum pay for X (population of 50 lakh and above), 20 per cent for Y (5 to 50 lakh) and 10 per cent for Z (below 5 lakh) category of cities.
The HRA will be revised to 27%, 18% and 9% of Basic Pay in X, Y and Z cities when the Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses 25% and further to 30%, 20% and 10% of Basic Pay in X, Y and Z cities when DA crosses 50%.