7th Pay Commission – Latest Updates on Allowances, 8 major developments – India Today

| May 17, 2017

Ashok Lavasa-led Committee on Allowances submitted its review report on recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on April 27.

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Representatives of Central government employees are likely to meet Finance Ministry officials today and discuss the rolling out of revised allowances under the Seventh Pay Commission.

House Rent Allowance (HRA) and arrears on revised allowances are likely to be taken up at the meeting.

Ashok Lavasa-led Committee on Allowances submitted its review report on recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on April 27.

After being examined by the Department of Expenditure, the report will be placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) and then forwarded to the Union cabinet for approval.

HERE IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SEVENTH PAY COMMISSION STORY:
  1. At today’s meeting between Finance Ministry officials and employees’ representatives, revised allowances, House Rent Allowance, arrears on allowances and a hike in basic pay are likely to be discussed.
  2. An update on revised allowances under the Seventh Pay Commission is likely to be shared by the government following the meeting.
  3. The Ashok Lavasa-led Committee on Allowances suggested some modifications in certain allowances “which are applicable to all Central government employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to certain categories”, the Finance Ministry had said.
  4. The specific employee categories identified by the Ashok Lavasa committee are railwaymen, doctors, scientists, defence personnel, doctors and nurses, the Finance Ministry said.
  5. Recently, the Narendra Modi cabinet approved modifications on pay and pensionary benefits under the Seventh Pay Commission. The benefits of proposed modifications will be applicable with effect from January 1, 2016–the date of implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission.
  6. Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa was tasked with reviewing the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission following protests by government employees on certain clauses. The Seventh Pay Commission recommended reducing HRA, axing 52 of the 196 allowances and subsuming another 36 allowances into larger ones.
  7. The Committee under Ashok Lavasa was constituted in July last year and given a four-month deadline to submit the report. The deadline was later revised to February 22, 2017. The Lavasa committee missed the deadline and finally submitted the review report on allowances on April 27.
  8. The Ashok Lavasa committee held detailed discussions with several ministries as well as government employees representatives before submitting the report to Arun Jaitley. The Seventh Pay Commission recommended a 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay–the lowest in 70 years.

    Source:- India Today

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