7th Pay Commission report: Are you a Central government employee and have been waiting for updates on higher allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission report? Relax, your wait is going to be over soon. According to various media reports, updates on revised allowance structure for Central government employees are expected to be announced in the coming week. The Empowered Committee of Secretaries is likely to meet soon before presenting the report to the Union Cabinet.
The Committee on Allowances – headed by Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) and constituted by the Ministry of Finance to examine the 7th CPC recommendations on allowances – had submitted its report to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the last week of April. The decision to set up the Committee was taken in view of significant changes recommended by the 7th CPC in the allowances structure and a large number of representations received in this regard from various Staff Associations as well as the apprehensions conveyed by various ministries / departments. The 7th CPC had recommended that of a total of 196 allowances, 52 be abolished altogether and 36 be abolished as separate identities by subsuming them in another allowance. Read more