7th Pay Commission latest developments bring cheer to employees, pensioners and others too

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Aug 29, 2019, 06:35 PM IST

7th Pay Commission latest news: Central government employees, including those working with Postal Department and Indian Railways, this week received some really good news that will increase the money in their hands. Also, some confusion related to promotions for certain government employees was cleared. Along with these developments, recent days have seen a number of other revelations that have cheered-up employees. Let us take a look at the latest news regarding 7th Pay Commission system, which has helped employees get bigger pay scales and get better allowances.

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7th Pay Commission: Indian Railways' gift for its retired employees or pensioners

7th Pay Commission: Indian Railways' gift for its retired employees or pensioners

Indian Railways has announced a big 7th pay commission based gift for its retired employees. The Railway board has decided to revise the pension amount of those railway employees who retired before 2006. This will cover those pensioners who were getting pension under the pay scale of Rs 6500-10500 according to the 5th Pay Commission. The revision is effective from January 1, 2016. Notably, Central, Railways and state employees are getting the 7th Pay Commission benefits from 2016. Harishankar Tiwari, Assistant Secretary General of All India Audit and Accounts Association, told Zee Business online that the government has implemented it in all departments, and it will mainly benefit those pensioners, whose last drawn salary was below Rs 17,000 when they retired.

Under this order, the grade pay of Rs 4600 has been considered as Corresponding Grade Pay. The Department of Personnel has also released the Concordance Table of the revised pension that states that the grade pay prescribed for pension / family pension in the Sixth Pay Commission was Rs 4200, and the same has been increased, besides giving the revised pension. Image source: Reuters

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7th Pay Commission: Employees set to get salary boost plus allowance

7th Pay Commission: Employees set to get salary boost plus allowance

The Central government has recently cleared the way for promotion of the officers of Department of Posts under the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) under the aegis of 7th pay commission. Initially, Inspectors / Assistant Supervisors appointed before January 1, 2016 under grade pay 4800 will have this advantage. Their salaries will increase by about Rs 6000 after their promotion. According to HS Tiwari, the government has issued a clarification saying that these officers should get promotions although the final order has not yet been issued. Under the 7th Pay Commission, the basic salary of officers with grade pay of Rs 4800 will be hiked to Rs 56100 per month after promotion, along with hike in their Dearness Allowance (DA) and Travel Allowances (TA). Image source: Reuters

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7th Pay Commission: MACPS Confusion

7th Pay Commission: MACPS Confusion

Under the 7th Pay Commission, the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) was brought stating that there will be no annual appraisal or increment of those central government employees, whose performance has not been good. The employees of Class III and Class IV are irked over this development as this promotion system will scuttle the promotion of those employees who were not up to the mark.

Harishankar Tiwari stated that employees were expected to get promotions automatically on completing their 10, 20 and 30 years of service. Earlier, there was an Assured Career Progression (ACP) scheme, but with implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, this has been changed to the MACPS. Image source: Reuters

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7th Pay Commission: Pensioners to benefit under this payment system

7th Pay Commission: Pensioners to benefit under this payment system

The retired and soon to retire government employees often run from pillar to post to try and get the money that they have earned or is due to them from the Centre. With the 7th pay commission report rolling out a comprehensive system, this issue is being sorted out. The Centre is working on it to get rid of these problems. Recently, the government decided to digitize the entire system of pension payment with the Electronic Pension Payment Order (e-PPO). It will be issued to pensioners as the complete information of any pensioner's account will be easily shared between the Banks, Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) and Pension and Accounts Office (PAO).

According to the order issued by Ministry of Finance, e-PPO i.e. Electronic PPO will be sent to banks and pension software of the banks will also be updated soon. The manual PPO booklets will also be sent to the banks to avoid initial problems. The order stated that only the information given in the PPO booklet will be considered correct in case of any mistakes found in the PDF files. A copy of this order is already been sent to all the banks across nation. Image source: IANS

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7th Pay Commission: Earn salary up to Rs 1.5 lakh per month

7th Pay Commission: Earn salary up to Rs 1.5 lakh per month

If you are looking for a government job or preparing for a teacher's job, you must grab this opportunity to earn up to Rs 1.5 lakh per month, as per 7th Pay Commission system. Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) has released a recruitment notification for 3,864 PGT Vacancies for schools in the state, in pay matrix level 8 from Rs 47,600-1,51,100 per month. The official notification of HSSC informed that the online application process will commence from September 2, 2019 and continue till September 18, 2019.  

Prior to submitting their application, candidates should go through all the important details such as online form fee, qualifications, vacancy details, age limit and more in the recruitment notification. You can apply through HSSC official website http://www.hssc.gov.in. on or before September 18, 2019. The closing date for Fee Submission is September 24, 2019. Image source: Reuters