Seventh Pay Commission: Govt mulling hike minimum pay, doubling allowances and advances
New Delhi: Top sources in the Finance Ministry today said the central government is positively mulling the demand of central government employees for hiking the minimum pay, which was recommended very low by the Seventh pay commission.
The government is also considering doubling of existing rates of such allowances and advances, which has been recommended for abolition by the Seventh Pay Commission.
“The Central government is also positively considering for doubling of existing rates of allowances and advances, which has been recommended for abolition by Seventh Pay Commission like risk allowance, small family allowance, festival advance, motor cycle advance,” the sources said.
Mentioning that the Implementation cell of the Seventh pay commission recommendation in Finance Ministry, headed by Joint Secretary R K Chaturvedi, is examining to hike the minimum pay as the pay commission increased the pay gap between the minimum and maximum from existing 1:12 to 1: 13.8.
The Cell is also processing for doubling allowances and advances being enjoyed by various cadres of central government employees, they added.
Read more at: TST
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Instead of increasing minimum pay, why not reduce the Max pay. It would not create financial burden on the Govt and in turn on the Tax payers like me. But Big Babus won't allow this.