7th Pay Commission grant: Cabinet Agrees to Revise rates

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The big news came in the evening for millions of central employees. The cabinet approved changes in the allowances of central employees in their meeting held in the evening. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told reporters that the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission on the allowances of central employees have been approved.

The Finance Minister informed that in the peace zone for the army, the amount of ration will be given in cash. Siachen allowance which is higher, Rs. 42,500 will be given at the place of 31,500. Along with this the technical allowance has been reconstituted. Special allowance allowances have also been increased. The medical allowance of 500 rupees of pensioners has been doubled to Rs.1000.

Now, the total exchequer will have a burden of Rs 30,748.23 crore. These recommendations will be effective from July 1, 2017.

Regarding the cities of X, Y, Z category related to house rent allowances, the commission recommended 24%, 16 and 8% according to basic salary. When dearness allowance reaches 25 percent, it will be 27, 18 and 9 percent. When the dearness allowance will be 50 percent, then the rate will be 30, 20 and 10 percent, and for the lower class employees, apart from this percentage, a different category will also be fixed which will determine the minimum HRA … This category is 5,400, 3,600 and 1,800 (this will be the minimum). After this, the percentage which is much higher will be more allowance

Explain that employees were awaiting a decision from the Government on the issue of 7th Pay Commission Allowances on the Seventh Pay Commission Allowance. So, in today’s cabinet meeting government employees were expecting a discussion on the Cabinet note related to the Alliance.

For information, let us know that PM Narendra Modi had returned from overseas tour only on Tuesday night and due to this the meeting scheduled to be held on Wednesday morning was scheduled for five o’clock in the evening. For the last few weeks due to some reason the discussion on the issues related to the Seventh Pay Commission was not being discussed in the Cabinet meeting and it was increasing the wait in the staff. It was being said that this issue was not being kept in the Cabinet meeting ever because of the absence of finance minister Arun Jaitley and the Finance Ministry officials in Delhi.

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Sources of the employees’ associations said that the Committee of Secretaries had prepared a Cabinet note after discussion on this issue.

Let the Union employees wait for nearly a year for the government’s decision on the issue of HRA in addition to other alliances. It may be mentioned that on June 28 last year, the government had decided to implement the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. The government had announced the implementation of the recommendations of the Pay Commission from January 1, 2016, but after several recommendations of the Pay Commission, the Central employees expressed their objections on many issues. There was also a dispute about the alliances in these issues.

The government had constituted a committee for this. The committee submitted its report to the Finance Minister on 27th April. This report was sent to the committee of empowered secretaries on behalf of the Finance Ministry. Now after discussing this report, on June 1, the Empowered Committee of Secretaries had prepared a Cabinet note.

For information, please inform that the Central Staff was entitled to 196 types of allowances before the Seventh Pay Commission, but the seventh pay commission had abolished or had merged several avenues, after which only 55 vacancies were left. All employees were uncomfortable with the end of many aliases.

The Narendra Modi government had approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission in 2016 and implemented the report of the 7th Pay Commission from January 1, 2016. But, due to disagreements over many issues with allowances, The recommendations were not fully implemented.

In the report, the Pay Commission (Pay Commission) in its report initially fixed HRA at 24%, 16% and 8% and it was said that when the DA reaches 50% then it would be 27%, 18% and 9% Will be respectively. Not only this, the Pay Commission has also said that when the DA becomes 100%, then the rate will be 30%, 20% and 10% respectively for X, Y and Z cities.

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