The Pay Commission panel was scheduled to meet on Saturday but didn’t and is expected to meet for final changes on June 13.
Nearly 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners are eagerly waiting for their salaries to get revised as has been promised by the government. And now, they are in for a greater treat. A Zee News report says that government employees and pensioners are expected to get 30% more than what has been recommended by the panel currently.
This means that both, the minimum and maximum salary hikes in monthly pay recommended by the 7th CPC will be increased by 30% again.
As it stands, the 7th CPC had recommended a minimum monthly basic salary of Rs 18,000 and maximum of Rs 2,50,000. A 30% hike would take the minimum basic monthly pay to Rs 23,500 and the maximum to Rs 3,25,000.
Reports suggest that the salary hike recommendations made by the 7th Pay Commission will be effected in the July salaries, which will be credited on August 1.
The 7th Pay Commission’s Empowered Committee of Secretaries was supposed to meet on Saturday (April 11) to give the final finishing touches to the recommendations before they were handed over to the Finance Ministry. However, a report from Zee News now suggests that the panel did not meet on Saturday and are likely to meet on April 13 (Tuesday) instead.