According to various news Cabinet has confirmed 7th CPC Terms of Reference, inclusion of DA merger as Interim Relief speculated by media and confeder
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Hindu Business Line reports as follows (Feb, 20 Morning)
The Economic Times Reports as follows (20th Feb Noon)
“The government has cleared a flurry of proposals including setting up a coal regulator, terms of reference for the new Pay Commission, upgrading 7,200 km of roads into national highways and aRs 6,400 crore equity investment by GlaxoSmithKline to raise its stake in its Indian arm. ……….
The cabinet also approved the terms of reference of the seventh pay commission, which will cover 35 lakh government employees and defence personnel. It will be headed by retired Supreme Court judge Ashok Kumar Mathur.
It will submit its report in 19 months and the award will be effective January 2016, the government had said earlier this month.”
Souce : The Economic Times
Hindu Business Line reports as follows (Feb, 20 Evening)
“The Cabinet approved the terms of reference for the 7th Pay Commission. Government officials said that these include merging of dearness allowance (DA) with basic pay.
Earlier, the DA was merged with basic pay, only after it touched 50 per cent of the basic pay. The merger will help in drawing higher allowances as these are a proportion of the basic pay.”
It is estimated that the merger will raise salaries by up to 30 per cent
The Sixth Pay Commission did not talk about a merger. The result is that with continuous increase, DA has now reached up to 90 per cent of the basic pay. A DA revision has been due since January 1 and it is expected that the decision to hike DA by 10 per cent will be taken in the next few days.
If that happens, then DA will be equal to the basic pay. Employees unions are pressing hard for a merger of DA with basic pay.
The Government announced the setting up of 7th Pay Commission in 2013.
Source : The Hindu Businessline
Business Standard reports as follows (21st Feb, Morning)
7th Pay Commission should do a Murthy on central govt employees
Source: Business Standard
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