7th Pay Commission: You will get all arrears with your August salary!
It is good news for one crore government employees and pensioners after all.
The Government of India on Friday announced to pay its employees arrears arising from implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in one installment in August salaries.
The government had announced 23.55% overall hike in salaries and pensions of more than 1 crore government employees and pensioners in line with the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations on June 29 this year.
The revised pay structure has been made effective from January 1, 2016.
The Ministry of Finance in a statement on Friday said, "The revised pay structure effective from January 1, 2016, includes the Dearness Allowance (DA) of 125% sanctioned from January 1, 2016, in the pre-revised pay structure.”
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Finance said on Twitter:
Instructions for implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC is available at https://t.co/yeiNVTuRrW
— Ministry of Finance (@FinMinIndia) July 29, 2016
The rate and the date of effect of the first installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) in the revised pay structure will be announced later.
The ministry will pay all arrears arising out of revised pay structure to government employees in cash in one installment along with the payment of salary for the August month.
“The arrears as accruing on account of revised pay consequent upon fixation of pay under CCS (RP) Rules, 2016, with effect from January 1, 2016, shall be paid in cash in one installment along with the payment of salary for the month of August, 2016, after making necessary adjustment on account of GPF and NPS, as applicable, in view of the revised pay,” cited the ministry.
To expedite the disbursal process, the ministry further said in a statement, “ arrear claims may be paid without pre-check of the fixation of pay in the revised scales of pay.”
However, the facilities to disburse arrears without pre-check of fixation of pay will not be available in respect of those government servants who have relinquished service on account of dismissal, resignation, discharge, retirement, etc., after the date of implementation of the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations, it further added.
The ministry also said that income tax may also be deducted and credited to government before payment of arrears to employees.
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