Monday, 15 August 2016

7th Pay Commission: Allowances to be paid ahead of Dussehra

7th Pay Commission: Allowances to be paid ahead of Dussehra

New Delhi: 7th Pay Commission allowances for all central government employees under the new pay matrix will be paid ahead of festive season of Dussehra, a top Finance Ministry’s official told.

According to Union Cabinet decision, a Committee headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare among others as its members was constituted on July 22 for examination of the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission on allowances other than dearness allowance.

The Union Cabinet took this decision on June 29, when they approved 7th Pay Commission proposal.
“The new pay matrix is implemented as per a decision of the cabinet in light of notification and resolution for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations was issued by the Finance Ministry on July 25,” he said in reply to a question from our reporter.

The pay fixation and arrears related Office Memorandum No.1-5/2016-IC and Corrigendum dated July 29 and dated August 1 respectively were issued, he added.

The hike in the salary component as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission was accepted by the cabinet with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016. The government decided to pay its 48 lakh employees and 52 lakh pensioners’ arrears arising from implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in one go in this month salaries and pensions.

The Finance Secretary committee was asked to submit its report within four months. Accordingly, a decision on increased allowances is to be come in November, but government decided to pay it with bonus ahead of festive season of Dussehra and the committee is bound to follow the government instruction.” official confirmed us.

So, the brightest diyas of coming Diwali will be lit outside houses of central government employees.
The pay commission headed by Justice A K Mathur had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others after examining 196 allowances.

“These measures are radical in nature, even the employees’ unions have given their suggestions in the matter and therefore the committee has been formed to look into it. Whatever the committee decides, it will go to the Cabinet,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

This is noted that the first meeting of the committee already took place on August 4.

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