The Seventh Pay Commission was talked about a lot and people had high expectations, as the new schemes of this commission was supposed to bring new hopes with increased pay scale. However, as per the reports, the new pay scale has incurred a lot of burden of around Rs 1.02 lakh crore.
The implementation of recommendations of the Pay Commission, however, would be after approval of the Cabinet on completion of screening of suggestions by a high-level panel of secretaries, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.
The seventh pay commission was supposed to start its action from Janaury 1st, 2016. However, till date, there has been no implication or no sign of it. Jayant Sinha said that the new pay scale is going to increase a burden Rs 39,100 crore to about Rs 2.83 lakh crore on the current fiscal.
On the pension front the increase is by Rs. 33, 700 crore and land up on Rs. 1.76 lakh. The Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha to process the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission was set up in January. The recommendations of the Pay Commission will have bearing on the remuneration of 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.