1. 7th Pay Commission report: Big changes expected from Ashok Lavasa panel recommendations

7th Pay Commission report: Big changes expected from Ashok Lavasa panel recommendations

With the Ashok Lavasa committee set to recommend changes in allowances under the seventh pay commission, the salaries of central government employees will be witnessing major changes.

By: | New Delhi | Published: April 14, 2017 1:44 PM
Apart from abolishing or subsuming various allowances, the committee is most significantly revising the rates of House Rent Allowances (HRA), which a fixed amount paid to the employees for their accommodation needs. (Reuters)

With the Ashok Lavasa committee set to recommend changes in allowances under the seventh pay commission, the salaries of central government employees will be witnessing major changes. Apart from abolishing or subsuming various allowances, the committee is most significantly revising the rates of House Rent Allowances (HRA), which a fixed amount paid to the employees for their accommodation needs.

While the HRA is a crucial part of the salaries of government employees, it currently constitutes 30 % of the salries of employees working in metro areas. In the revised rates, the committee will be reducing the HRA to 24% in the metros. The seventh pay commission has further mentioned that the HRA will be extended as per the type of the city where the employee is living in. The cities across the country have been classified into three classes, X, Y and Z.

The cities under class X are Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and under class Y comes Agra, Ajmer, Aligarh, Allahabad, Amravati, Amritsar, Asansol, Aurangabad, Bareilly, Belgaum, Bhavnagar, Bhiwandi, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bikaner, Bokaro Steel City, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Durg-Bhilai Nagar, Durgapur, Erode, Faridabad, Firozabad, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guntur, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hubli-Dharwad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jamnagar, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Kannur, Kanpur, Kakinada, Kochi, Kottayam, Kolhapur, Kollam, Kota, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Malappuram, Malegaon, Mangalore, Meerut, Moradabad, Mysore, Nagpur, Nashik, Nellore, Noida, Patna, Pondicherry, Raipur, Rajkot, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Rourkela, Salem, Sangli, Siliguri, Solapur, Srinagar, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Thrissur, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruppur, Ujjain, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vasai-Virar City, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal. While all other cities in all states and union territories fall under class Z.

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While, as per the Ashok Lavasa committee recomendation, the HRA rates will be fixed on the basis of the living costs in different cities, the committee is also planning to set the rates on the basis of the Dearness Allowance (DA) paid to the employees. As reported by India.com, it stated that if the DA to an employee crosses 50% the HRA rates will be 27 per cent, 18 percent and 9 per cent. And if the DA rate crosses 100 % the HRA rates will be 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent.

The Ashok Lavasa committee is expected to present the final report on the revised rates on April 18.

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    soumitra
    May 9, 2017 at 9:52 pm
    HRA should be equal 20 to 27 to all x.y. & z city excpt TA .
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      sankar
      Apr 19, 2017 at 6:20 pm
      We want basic pay 26.000
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        sankar
        Apr 19, 2017 at 6:19 pm
        We want minimum pay basic 26,000
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          Sanatan das
          Apr 17, 2017 at 2:21 pm
          Good
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            SR DAS
            Apr 17, 2017 at 11:10 am
            Does your esteemed newspaper know anything for certain or is just bluffing? It's not reporting but creating hype.. or simply building castle in thin air.
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              Chandan
              Apr 16, 2017 at 10:19 pm
              All employees ready to take baba ji ka thullu
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                DEBASHIS BANIK
                Apr 16, 2017 at 6:53 pm
                How all MP and MLA's ry becomes double, they are getting so many govt. facilities than us. Govt thinks, if 1 crore govt employees ry will be increased then our economy will fall. We have also family so pls think about us.
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                  raj
                  Apr 16, 2017 at 6:03 pm
                  R we really getting 7cpc as soon as possible I think the is playing with central government employees
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                    Verna s k
                    Apr 16, 2017 at 5:38 pm
                    Mr. Sss. You are certainly not a govt employee but an agent of modi. Don't write here. They have first delay in submitting 7th CPC. later on delay in accepting the report. Then revising the mulplying rate because 7th CPC had taken dal rate @ 70 and at the time of acceptance it was 200. Now when they accepted the recommendation why did they not accepted the report on HRA.
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                      Srinivas Undavalli
                      Apr 15, 2017 at 11:12 pm
                      Present days making a double bed room house minimum 50 lacks(with land). But any cl 4 employee gain 50 lacks in his service .and other thing I am observing retired trackmans are after retirement only living 1 or 2 years .so these reasons look after make decision favorable sir Thankingyou
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                        Chandranath Dey
                        Apr 15, 2017 at 9:00 pm
                        SHOWING NEW LOLLIPOP EVERY DAY BUT UNABLE TO PROVIDE/ START 7TH PAY
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                          Ismailhusain Dodia
                          Apr 15, 2017 at 8:42 pm
                          Modi govt.never support govt.employee neither in Gujarat nor in India.So don't keep more expectation from Modi govt.
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                            sss_darshan10
                            Apr 15, 2017 at 8:38 pm
                            Sir/Madam, I have read all reply which u have given on the subject. All r abusing govt. If u see last CPC Congress had given only 1.68 multiplication. But now govt given 2.57. Last govt announced in Aug 2008, only basic arrears wef 01 Jan 2006 & allowance from Aug 2008. (After 2 yrs 8 months). This govt announced in Jun 2016 & arrears given from 1.1.2016 & Allowance likely to announce shortly, may be next month. If u calculate all things it is more than last govt given. Yes, last govt think about govt employees by giving more of DA. When DA was given rates r very high, so govt given more DA. If, at present govt not giving DA means, the rates not increasing & they r trying / sucess in stabling rates which, last govt left in May 2014. I am asking to all, u just think off. I am not a BJP person or ante Congress. I am a common man & also Central govt employee. Please reply me if am telling wrong so that I can change my think, if am wrong.
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                              Krishan
                              Apr 16, 2017 at 11:47 am
                              Boss 1.68 factor comes after da was merged with basic .here under 7 cpc 14 rise means 1.4 rise yearly and rivision after 10 year. Plz do rational thinking using previous facts
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                                Krishan
                                Apr 16, 2017 at 11:49 am
                                14 means 14
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                                  hari kumar
                                  May 14, 2017 at 4:11 pm
                                  U did think wrong. All are think like , nobody can improve. Improve day by day our country. Please check our gov employee pay slip. No body can take home 50 ry. Home love, college lone , lic, something something cuttings. U thinking like our country should not improve. I think u have more background , what about others . in our country 60 gov employees should not have own house. What did say above things.
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                                Tom
                                Apr 15, 2017 at 6:16 pm
                                HRA for other cities are not mentioned. Yes, there are lot of unwanted allowances for govt employees. Many allowances remain in paper only. It is better to crub such ones rather going for arm twisting of govt employees. Govt job is not an alms, but reward of burning night oil for so many years. Hope sarkar will understand it.
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                                  Veeraswamy Venkatesan
                                  Apr 15, 2017 at 5:49 pm
                                  What about the minimum basic pay? Of working cl labour ?
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                                    Debabrata Chakraborty
                                    Apr 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm
                                    Ha Ha Ho ho Govt employees are being made fools once again by both the Govt and ociations.
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                                      Debabrata Chakraborty
                                      Apr 15, 2017 at 3:49 pm
                                      ho ho govt employees are being made once again by both the Govt and ociations
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                                        Naresh
                                        Apr 15, 2017 at 1:11 pm
                                        What about PSU's. Does anybody know?
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                                          Mahesh
                                          Apr 15, 2017 at 12:10 pm
                                          What is the new info in this news report??? This news report have nothing new info. Just time-p reporting...to fill the pages of the newspaper.
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                                            Shet
                                            Apr 15, 2017 at 12:07 pm
                                            Very long waiting... not able to believe the news... everyday urances in media but nothing is happening.. even 18th submission of report to Govt. .. don't believe it. Maybe next year 18th
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                                              TOM
                                              Apr 15, 2017 at 12:33 pm
                                              Friend, in childhood parents taught us say only truth but now its Never say truth as the same is Bitter and very few like to hear the truth
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                                              Pukhraj jangir
                                              Apr 15, 2017 at 10:00 am
                                              What will change for paramilitary forces like BSF SSB CRPF ITBP CISF and AR under 7th CPC.... Please think about it.
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