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7th CPC Allowances Committee submits the report to Finance Ministry: One more step remains

Lavasa panel on allowances submits report to Jaitley

Lavasa said the government will take the final call on the date of payout of revised allowances to government employees
New Delhi, Apr 27 A high-level committee headed by the Finance Secretary submitted today its report on allowances to 47 lakh government employees to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
The Ashok Lavasa Committee was constituted in June last year after the government implemented the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
The pay panel had recommended abolition of or subsuming of allowances like acting, assisting cashier, cycle, condiment, flying squad, haircutting, rajbhasha, rajdhani, robe, shoe, shorthand, soap, spectacle, uniform, vigilance and washing.
After submitting the report to Jaitley, Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa said the committee has taken into account representations made by various stakeholders.
The report will now be examined by the empowered committee of secretaries and following that it will be placed before the Cabinet, he said.
Out of total 196 allowances, it had recommended abolition of 52 and subsuming of another 36 into larger existing ones.
The commission had recommended hiking the HRA in the range of 8-24 per cent.
If the pay commission recommendations on allowances are implemented fully, then as per estimates the cost to the exchequer will be Rs 29,300 crore.
Lavasa said the government will take the final call on the date of payout of revised allowances to government employees.


  • venkatesan 6 years ago

    FMA is also not increased after denying Option-1. This BJP govt simply talk about values, Dharma etc but not practising.Hypocrits.Sr citizens who are more than 70yrs suffer from diseases and incur heavy expenses on medical treatment.PM only can prevail upon FM extend 7 CPC benefits. Nothing has been done to pensioners in this pay commission except alms of 2.57 mf. Hell with this CPC and govt

    • Harshad Mandani 6 years ago

      When age increasing so many dieses crops and more medical aid required. This blody rascal government do not realised.Now a days Rs.500/-is minimum consultation fee of doctor then comes clinical test and medicines.P.M. and F.M. need to comedown to Pensioners locality and get Knowledge. God may give sence to both of them.

  • Harshad Mandani 6 years ago

    One more nuisance and time burning factor we have to bear. Modi P.M. is out for entire May-2017 so next cabinet meeting for this work may be in6/2017. Employees/pensioners ENJOY.