7th Pay Commission: Modi, Jaitley meet, revised allowances from July, HRA at 27 per cent
A crucial meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was held to discuss the issue of revised allowances and higher HRA as per the 7th Pay Commission. With pressure building on the government from the lakhs of central government employees, both Modi and Jaitley met to discuss the issue.
The government has confirmed that the central government employees will get revised allowances from July 2017 onwards. The exact date given for this is July 18 2017.
With the unrest among the central government employees growing, it was decided that the government does not want to keep the issue pending. Both the Prime Minister and Finance Minister are going out of the country this week. While Modi will be away in the US, Jaitley is on a visit to Russia from June 20 onwards. Both Modi and Jaitley were unable to discuss the 7th Pay Commission recommendations earlier as they were busy with the Presidential candidate. However it was decided that the two leaders would hold a quick meeting to clear pending issues.
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