New Delhi: The central government is going to start payment of salaries to its 48 lakh employees according to 7th Pay Commission recommendations, which are to be paid from from August salary.As per official calculation, no huge amount will be required for the payment of salaries according to 7th Pay Commission recommendations.
The cabinet approved the new pay scales for central government employees on June 29 after considering report of the 7th Pay Commission, led by Justice A K Mathur.“Central government employees could get the revised pay from their August salaries and arrears are to be paid ahead of festival season of Dussehra,” sources close to officials working on the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission report said.
However, all existing allowances to be paid as per the existing rates in existing pay structure, as government referred all allowances including HRA, transport allowance to a committee headed by Finance Secretary for examination of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on its. The committee shall submit its report within four months. he added.
Shiv Gopal Misra, Convenor, National Joint Council Of Action (NJCA) said that the minimum pay recommended by 7th Pay Commission was not acceptable to the central government employees and hopes that the high level committee, which government will set up to look into raising minimum salary, would do the needful in this regard in stipulated time frame i.e. four months.Mishra also confirmed from the Finance Ministry that the notification on 7th Pay Commission recommendations is under process and it will be issued shortly, payment may be made from August salary.The NJCA is an umbrella organisation of various Central Government employees’ unions, including Railways, post and telegraph, defence, Income Tax and other central government unions.
“The notification of 7h Pay Commission recommendations will be issued shortly, so we hopefully say that central government employees will get the increased salaries under the new pay matrix from August,” a source close to the developments told The Sen Times.Finance Minister Arun Jaitly is also very much ready to issue the notification in this regard shortly, he added.