Seventh Pay Commission: Good News! Govt employees to get better pay scales than proposed earlier
By: Mukul Kumar Mishra
New Delhi, May 3: This news is like icing on the cake for the Central Government employees who are waiting for the salary increment, proposed by the Seventh pay Commission.
There is confirmed report that Empowered Committee of Secretaries, who were entrusted the responsibility to process the salary recommendations, will submit its report at the end of the June. Not only that, in its report, Committee has pushed for more increment than earlier proposed by the Commission.
As per media reports, secretaries panel have suggested maximum salary to be Rs. 2,70,000, which is twenty thousand more than the prescribed upper limit by the pay commission.
Panel wants lowest salary to be fixed at Rs. 21,000, which is three thousand more than the lower prescribed limit. Sources say that Government most likely will accept this new proposal.
In Janurary, Government had appointed Empowered Committee of Secretaries under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha to process the recommendations of the Pay Commission.
Seventh Pay panel had suggested overall 23.55% hike in pay and allowances of govt employees. This panel had recommended minimum basic pay for central govt staff at Rs 18,000 while maximum to be at Rs 2.25 lakh per month.