1. 7th Pay Commission report on allowances: Ashok Lavasa committee report submitted to FM Arun Jaitley

7th Pay Commission report on allowances: Ashok Lavasa committee report submitted to FM Arun Jaitley

Constituted in June 2016, the Ashok Lavasa Committee was formed after the government implemented the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission report.

By: | Published: April 27, 2017 9:19 PM
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7th Pay Commission report on allowances: The wait for hike in allowances including the House Rent Allowance (HRA) and Dearness Allowance (DA) for government employees and pensioners may soon come to an end. The Ashok Lavasa-led Committee on allowances on April 27 submitted its report that will impact around 47 lakh government employees to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today. The report submitted to the Finance Ministry is a part of the 7th Pay Commission report.

Constituted in June 2016, the Ashok Lavasa Committee was formed after the government implemented the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission report.

The report further stated that the committee panel had also recommended abolition of including allowances like acting, assisting cashier, cycle, condiment, flying squad, haircutting, raj bhasha, rajdhani, robe, shoe, shorthand, soap, spectacle, uniform, vigilance and washing.

Soon after submitting the report to Jaitley, Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa said that the committee has submitted it final draft on the basis of various representations made by the stakeholders. The report will first be analysed by the empowered committee of secretaries and then it will be placed before the cabinet, he added.

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PTI stated that the committee had recommended abolition of 52 out of 196 allowances and has also proposed to subsume 36 allowances into larger existing one. A hike in HRA in the range of somewhere between 8 to 24 per cent has also been recommended by the committee.

Looking into the future, if these recommendations on allowances are fully implemented, then as per estimates the cost to each exchequer will be Rs 29,300 cr. The Lavasa committee has also said that the government will take the final call on the date of payout of revised allowances to government employees.

In August 2016, Jaitley formed the Ashok Lavasa committee to take into account the demands of nearly 1 crore government employees and pensioners seeking provisions of a higher DA and HRA.

  1. Ghanshyam Gupta
    Apr 28, 2017 at 6:54 pm
    Pensioners do not have any right to ask for their dues, no govt will tolerate it, because the legitimate demands raised by the slave and helpless retiree in the country. Option 1 for pensioners is the legitimate demands recommended by the commission and accepted by the Gove, but some secretaries are the hurdles as usual because it rarely affects them, they get promotion frequently.
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      Chetan
      Apr 28, 2017 at 4:36 pm
      whats about idianrailways trackman..? they work hard any season..7cpc commity promiss them abt hardship and risk allowance also pension issue..and hike minimum..pay..almost maximum indians like modi ji..but truth is..they are not like arun jetly amit shah..and other why..they are not justice gov employee(lower cl ) nd farmer..wait for the result 2019...😖😖
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        vs goomber
        Apr 27, 2017 at 11:16 pm
        dear central government employees - 7th pay commission ashok lavasa committee report has been finally, sorry not finally, submitted to finance minister after he has returned from videsh yatraas. so wait till 2019.........for some speedy action by bjp government........till then they are busy for anti romeo.........teen talaq............gau raksha......aadi...aadi...........issues..Your case may come up for hearing very shortly............. may be after 2019 .....................
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