7th Pay Commission report placed before group of secretaries, says Venkaiah Naidu
Acknowledging that the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission will be a drag on the union government’s finances, union minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs M Venkaiah Naidu said the government is yet to form a final view on it. The commission headed by Justice A K Mathur submitted commission’s report to Arun Jaitley, union finance minister in New Delhi in December last.
Interacting with reporters on the sidelines of a talk organized by Citizen’s Council, Mangaluru chapter Naidu said the recommendations will be a drag on the government’s finances. “It is definitely. But we have to take care of welfare of employees also. It (the report) is being studied by a group of secretaries. They will study all the aspects,” he said adding that since the report is the recommendations from a commission, the government will consider it.
When pointed that the government employees form a minority compared to rest of the population, Naidu said, “I don’t want to say anything because it is referred to a group of secretaries and it (the report) has to be studied in all its aspects (including the above view brought to his attention).” The government will take a final view based on outcome of suggestions that the group gives. They will keep all aspects in mind before going ahead with final implementation of report, he said.