7th Pay Commission latest news: Gazette notification implementing CPC recommendations to be issued this week
The salaries which would be credited on August 1 would be hiked by 14.29 per cent only. Government is yet to resolve the anomalies related to the increase in allowances.
New Delhi, July 18: Government is set to notify the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission early this week. The issuance of gazette notification is the final step to hike the salaries of central government employees as the per the CPC recommendations. Although the government has formed a High Level Committee to consider the anomalies in allowances and the rise in minimum salary, the hike in monthly pay would not be delayed for the workforce. From August 1, the salaries of the central government employees would be escalated by at least 14.29 per cent.
Although the government is supposed to increase the salaries by 23.5 per cent, as per the revised CPC recommendations submitted by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries, the percentage of hike has been restricted. At least a period of four months has been sought by the committee led by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa to analyze the anomalies in allowances. Therefore, the hike would be based only upon the basic pay component of their salary.
7th Pay Commission received the formal nod of approval from the Union Cabinet on June 29. This was the lowest ever salary hike recommended in the past seven decades.
Although, the top level bureaucrats have shown satisfaction to the CPC recommendations, those on the lower rung of the economic ladder have marked their dissent.
Led by the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), nearly 33 lakh government employees belonging to Railways, Post and Defence factories threatened to launch an agitation from July 11. However, following the setup of High Level Committee by the government, they have deferred their strike. The NJAC has demanded the government to increase the entry-level salary from Rs 18,000 (as per the new recommendations) to Rs 26,000. India