NEW DELHI: As per the reports from the Indian Express, the Seventh pay commission which is due to submit its report by the first week of December is likely to recommend 22% salary hike for the employees working under the Central Government.
The recommendations of the pay commission is likely to benefit more than 5 million Central Government employees and pensioners. Sources said that the rise in pay scale may include a 15% hike in the basic pay and 25% increase in the daily allowance.
The Seventh Pay commission, headed by the formal Supreme Court judge Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur was constituted by the UPA government in February 2014 to consider the revision of pay scales for the employees working under the Central Government.
The current NDA Government has extended the time period for the submission of the commission’s recommendations to December 2015. With the time for the submission of the commission’s report approaching, several assumptions over the hike in pay scale has been doing rounds on the media.
However, it is the Government to take the final call after going through the recommendations of the seventh pay commission. The new hike in salaries is expected to come into effect from January, 2016 after the Union cabinet giving its nod.
Besides Chairman, other members of the commission are Vivek Rae, a retired IAS officer of 1978 batch, and Rathin Roy, an economist. Meena Agarwal is secretary of the commission.
The Central Government constitutes a panel every ten years, to revise the pay scale of its employees. The Sixth Pay scale, which is currently under implementation has come into effect from January 1st, 2006, the first post reports.