7th Pay Commission: Govt employees to get revised salary from tomorrow, but will there be no 8th Pay?
While the central government employees are still dissatisfied with the revised allowances, this salary revision will be for the last time as the government is planning to not form any pay commission post this.
After waiting for over an year, the central government employees will get their revised salary under 7th Pay Commission starting from tomorrow.
48 lakh employees will see their higher allowance from July as Government asked central ministries and department to ensure the revised rates of allowances under 7th Pay Commission are paid immediately.
On July 7, Government of India issued a notification regarding 7th Pay Commission by publishing it in the Gazette of India.
While the central government employees are still dissatisfied with the revised allowances, this salary revision will be for the last time as the government is planning to not form any pay commission post this. Which means, there are chances of no 8th Pay Commisison.
Modi-government is also likely to take policy decision on the same, as reported by The Sen Times which quoted a Ministery of Finance official.
The reason could be the additional burden, the implementation of 7th Pay Commission will put on country's finances. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, last year had mentioned "The Pay Commission has put a burden of Rs 1.03 lakh crore in respect of pay and allowances."
On June 28, while approving the recommendations under 7th CPC, the Ministry of Finance had mentioned, "The modifications approved by the Government in the recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances will lead to a modest increase of Rs 1448.23 crore per annum over the projections made by the 7th CPC. The 7th CPC, in its Report, had projected the additional financial implication on allowances at Rs 29,300 crore per annum. The combined additional financial implication on account of the 7th CPC recommendations along with the modifications approved by the Cabinet is estimated at Rs 30748.23 crore per annum."
The employees have been showing "dissatifaction" with the government on revised allowance from past one month.
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 a meeting with government officials said they are not happy by the decision. They reiterated for retaining the existing HRA rates at 30%, 20% and 10%.
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