7th Pay Commission – Pension Committee Submits Report to NJCA
After months of delay, the pension committee under 7th Pay Commission, has submitted its recommendation to Shiv Gopal Mishra, the convenor of the NJCA (National Joint Council of Action), a media report said.
NJCA is a joint body of unions representing central government employees.
According to a report, the allowance committee too, related to 7th Pay Commission will submit its suggestions soon.
On Monday, sources indicated that the NJCA has told cabinet secretary that the employees must get their hiked pay under the seventh Pay Commission and that the higher allowances must be given as arrears from January 2016.
January 2016 is when the 7th Pay Commission was implemented.
In June last year, after the implementation of 7th Pay Commission, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced the formation of Lavasa panel , to examine the suggestions on allowance.
Earlier, the Lavasa committee was expected to submit the report in October, but since then it got delayed. There are more than 56 lakh employees who will be getting higher allowances under 7th Pay Commission.
The committee is yet to submit the report on House Rent Allowance (HRA) to the government. As reported by Zeebiz earlier, under the 7th Pay Commission, HRA should be paid at the rate of 24%, 16% and 8% of the new Basic Pay, depending on the type of cities while unions demanded HRA at 30, 20 and 10%.
In a reply to a question Lok Sabha, on March 10, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal, said that the committee has not submitted its report to the government but the deliberations of the committee are in the final stages.