The Government finally stepped forward to pay the revised salary of central government employees as per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission. The revised salary will be given from August as the implementation notification got issued on Tuesday.
Union Cabinet already notified a few days back regarding the salary hike to 2.57 times from their present salary of near about one crore employees as well as pensioners as per the rules subjected from January 1, 2016. Ministry of Finance reportedly stated that the revised salary also included Dearness Allowance which has been hiked more than the previous structure of 125%. However, the DA will be announced later in between the ongoing Winter Session of the Parliament.
Currently, the Government has accepted the general recommendation in areas such as Minimum Pay, Pay Matrices, Index of Rationalisation, Fitment Factor, etc. without any material alteration. The revised salary will be met with the following exceptions in back up as of the Defence Pay Matrix in order to maintain the parity in pay with Central Armed Police Forces.
The increment in the salary would be granted in two ways as in from 1st of January and 1st of July of every year except the existing year of 1st of July. The employees would be entitled to the salary increment by date of joining/appointment, promotion or grant of financial upgradation only once per year i.e. either in January or in July.
The recommendation from the 7th pay commission on general Allowance, other than Dearness Allowance, will be proposed in front of a committee which comprises Secretary of Finance, Expenditure, Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health, Family Welfare, Post and Chairman, Railway Board Members, Personnel and Training, and so on.
As per the revised recommended salary of a central government employee, it would be Rs. 18,000/month from January 1, 2016, and the highest level of the government officials would vary from Rs. 90,000 to Rs. 2.5 lakhs. Apart from this, the existing system on interest fee advances for medical treatment, travelling allowance for a family of deceased, Travelling Allowance (TA) on tour or transfer and Leave Travel Concession would be further taken up in the Parliament.
The Committee is all set to prepare and submit its reports in front of Union Cabinet within a time span of 120 days or till the orders are granted.