7th Pay Commission – Reply of Govt. in parliament over implementation and expenses

| May 2, 2016

7th Pay Commission Latest News – Minister’s written reply in Parliament on financial outgo and implementation Date – Minister also confirms recent release of additional DA has no impact on the recommendation of 7th Pay Commission

7th Pay Commission likely Implementation date and Financial Implication:

Likely 7th CPC Implementation Date : 7th Pay Commission recommendations to be implementated after approval of the Cabinet on completion of screening of suggestions by Empowered Committee of secretaries which is on the job presently.

Date of Effect of 7th Pay Commission Recommendations:

Subject to acceptance by the government, 7th Pay Commission Recommendations will take effect from January 1, 2016

 7th Pay Commission Financial Implication:

Type of Salary Head Total Financial outgo without 7th CPC implementation (In Crore) Total Financial outgo if 7CPC implemented (In Crore) Financial Burden out of 7CPC implementation (In Crore)
Salary 2.44 lakh 2.83 lakh 39,100
HRA 12,400 29,600 17,200
Pension 1.42 lakh 1.76 lakh 33,700
Other Allowances 24,300 36,400 12,100
Total 1,02,100

Financial Express report on Minister’s reply in Rajya Sabha on 7th Pay Commission Report:

Implementation of new pay scales recommended by the 7th Pay Commission is estimated to put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore, or 0.7 per cent of GDP, on the exchequer in 2016-17, government said. The implementation of recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission report, however, would be after approval of the Cabinet on completion of screening of suggestions by a high-level panel of secretaries, the Rajya Sabha was informed.

The implementation of the new 7th Pay Commission pay scales is estimated to put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore (or 0.7 per cent of GDP at current market prices) on the exchequer in 2016-17. Subject to acceptance by the government, they will take effect from January 1, 2016. In a written reply, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha also said that the announcement of Dearness Allowance has no impact on the recommendations of the Pay Commission.

Giving details of financial implications of the recommendations, Sinha said the burden on pay head would increase by Rs 39,100 crore to about Rs 2.83 lakh crore in the current fiscal. Without the Pay Commission recommendations, the outgo would have been Rs 2.44 lakh crore.

The outgo towards HRA will increase by Rs 17,200 crore to Rs 29,600 crore. The outgo on pension front will be Rs 1.76 lakh crore (increase of Rs 33,700 crore) and on other allowance will be Rs 36,400 crore (up Rs 12,100 crore).

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha to process the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission was set up in January. The recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission report will have bearing on the remuneration of 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.

Source: Financial Express

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