7th Pay Commission: Central government employees shows dissatisfaction on revised allowance
Standing Committee of National Council(JCM) with the Additional Secretary, Department of Expenditure, held a meeting today to discuss the issues arising after the implementation of 7th Pay Commission.
- On June 28, Union Cabinet gave approval to 7th Pay Commission recommendations
- Standing Committee of National Council(JCM) with Department of Expenditure held a meeting
- Central government employees dissatisfied with revised house rent allowance (HRA) and transport allowance
It's been almost a month since Union Cabinet approved recommendations under 7th Pay Commission. However, the central government employees seems to be still not happy with the government on revised allowance.
Standing Committee of National Council(JCM) with the Additional Secretary, Department of Expenditure, held a meeting today to discuss the issues arising after the implementation of 7th Pay Commission. During the meet, the officials raised concerns related to allowances, a media report said.
As per the revised pay, the government has increased the minimum wage of the central government employees from Rs 7000 per month to Rs 18000 per month.
On allowance front, the Cabinet had said that house rent allowance (HRA) which is currently paid 30% for X (population of 50 lakh & above), 20% for Y (5 to 50 lakh) and 10% for Z (below 5 lakh) category of cities. 7th CPC has recommended reduction in the existing rates to 24% for X, 16% for Y and 8% for Z category of cities.
However, the central government employees in the meeting showed dissatisfaction by the decision. They reiterated for retaining the existing HRA rates at 30%, 20% and 10%, a OneIndia report said.
Moreover, according to the report, the central government employees pointed out that the reduce in transport allowance to Rs 1300+ DA in the new modification as against Rs 3600+DA in the existing structure.
Earlier this month, the Ministry of Finance released a notification stating that the government employees will be getting the revised salary starting from July-end.
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