7th Pay Commission: For now only 14.27% hike in basic pay, not overall 23.5%

| July 18, 2016


New Delhi: The Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on June 29 cleared the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

AK Mathur panel had recommended overall 23.55 percent hike – basic pay plus allowances –  for Central government employees and pensioners.

Although, the government has accepted the suggestion about hike of 14.27 percent in the basic pay, suggestions relating to hike in allowances have been referred to a Committee headed by Finance Secretary.

The decision related to them will only be cleared after 4 months.

So, the Central government employees and pensioners will only avail 14.27 percent hike in the basic pay out of the overall salary now as decision related to increase in allowances is still to be materialized by the newly formed Committee.

The much awaited hiked salary of Central Government employees will be credited to their official salary account bu August 1, 2016, as the recommendations made by 7th Pay Commission was approved on June 29 by Narendra Modi government. More than 47 lakh Central Government employees eagerly waiting for the hike will get 14.27 per cent hike in the basic pay and not 23.5 per cent.

The hike in allowance has been delayed by at least four months. For which the government has formed a high level committee headed by Finance Minister Ashok Lavasa to re-examine the hike in HRA, NP, DA and many other allowances for the employees.

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