7th Pay Commission: Double allowances and advances recommended by review panel – Here are the salient features of CPC

7th Pay Commission: Double allowances and advances recommended by review panel – Here are the salient features of CPC

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After the report is submitted the final decision on better pay hike will be taken by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) by the end of next month.

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The review panel of 7th Pay Commission consisting of Cabinet Secretaries are examining the recommendations made by the CPC. The officials at review panel who are dealing with the issue of salary hike of central government employees is likely to propose doubling of existing rates of allowances and advances, which was earlier recommended by the 7th Pay Commission to abolish, report said.

Allowances and advances like risk allowance, small family allowance, festival advance, motor cycle advance will be recommended to double by the review panel, who will submit the report in next few weeks to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, The Sen Times reported.

After the report is submitted the final decision on better pay hike will be taken by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) by the end of next month.

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7th Pay Commission: Double allowances and advances recommended by review panel – Here are the salient features of CPC

According to a rough estimate, the minimum monthly salary of central government employees will rise by Rs 24,000 from Rs 18,000 after the hike. From Thursday the Empowered Committee of Secretary (review panel) headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha has started working on effective mechanism as there are chances that the revised salary will be credited in account of central government employees latest by August 1, and arrears will credited in their account by the end of October.

The 7th pay Commission panel led by Justice A K Mathur had recommended for raising basic salary by 30 per cent instead of 14.27 per cent.

More than 47 lakh government employee working under central government’s payroll are eagerly waiting for their salary hike along with 57 lakh pensioners who are expecting a significant increase in their monthly pensions.

Here are some of the salient features of 7th Pay Commission:

1. The review panel has recommended a hike of 3 per cent in the annual increment.

2. The panel has also recommended to increase House Rent Allowance (HRA) to 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent if the Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses 50 per cent; and increment of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent, when DA crosses 100 per cent.

3. The review panel has also introduced a different Health Insurance Scheme replacing Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS)

5. The panel is likely to recommend much discussed One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme for defence personnel.