.Government employees have also asked the Center to consider merging dearness allowance with their pay, arguing that the Sixth Pay Commission, like the Centre, could not have anticipated the high inflation that has eroded real wages over the last decade. The demand was made at a preliminary meeting held between the department of personnel and the employee representatives to discuss the proposed Seventh Pay Commission. It is learnt that the present Secretary Expenditure, R S Gujral, is likely to be appointed Member-Secretary of the 7th Pay Commission. The 1976 batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre Gujral is retiring on November 30th 2013. Shri Gujral was also Secretary ( Revenue) and having sufficient experience on functioning of CBEC & CBDT.