7th Pay Commission: Cabinet expected to pass allowance hike after Narendra Modi’s return from four-nation tour on June 4

| June 3, 2017

The recommendations of the Ashok Lavasa committee were set to be initially assessed by Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) on June 1.

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New Delhi, June 2: The Union cabinet is likely to discuss and pass the allowance hike proposed under the seventh pay commission within the next week. The cabinet is reported to be waiting for the return of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from his four-nation tour on June 4 to assess the proposed hike.
The Prime Minister began his four-nation tour covering Germany, Spain, Russia and France on May 29. The recommendations of the Ashok Lavasa committee were set to be initially assessed by Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) on June 1.








However, there was no clarity from the government on the outcome of the review meeting. This has led to some friction within the union of central government employees, leading to the emergence of reports of a possible meeting between several employees and the central government.
The Lavasa committee submitted its report on the various allowances paid to central government employees on April 28. Commissioned in June 2o16, the Ashok Lavasa committee looked into the abolition of 53 allowances along with the possibility of subsuming 36 further allowances, out of the 196 allowances under the seventh pay commission.




The committee also suggested the revision of rates of existing allowances such as the House Rent Allowance. It has suggested that, depending on the city of residence, the HRA be paid at a rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent of the current basic pay.
Further, wherever the Dearness Allowance crosses 50 percent, the committee has recommended that the HRA be given at a rate of 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent. In cases where the DA crosses 100 percent, the suggested rates are 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent.Allowances that were put forth for subsumption by the committee.




Allowances that were put forth for subsumption by the committee included allowances like acting, assisting cashier, cycle, condiment, flying squad, haircutting, rajbhasha, rajdhani, robe, shoe, shorthand, soap, spectacle, uniform, vigilance and washing allowance.

Source:- INDIA.COM

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