1. Seventh Pay Commission ‘disappointing’, worst pay hike in he history of Independent India: Congress

Seventh Pay Commission ‘disappointing’, worst pay hike in he history of Independent India: Congress

Dubbing the Centre's recommendations on the Seventh Pay Commission as ‘disappointing’ the Congress has said it is the worst pay hike in the history of Independent India.

By: | Updated: June 30, 2016 10:51 AM
"7th Pay Commission- Modi Govt shortchanged 98 Lakh Govt employees. Lowest hike in seven decades," party's chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala wrote on Twitter. “7th Pay Commission- Modi Govt shortchanged 98 Lakh Govt employees. Lowest hike in seven decades,” party’s chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala wrote on Twitter.

Dubbing the Centre’s recommendations on the Seventh Pay Commission as ‘disappointing’ the Congress has said it is the worst pay hike in the history of Independent India.

“7th Pay Commission- Modi Govt shortchanged 98 Lakh Govt employees. Lowest hike in seven decades,” party’s chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala wrote on Twitter.

“98 lakh central government employees feel disillusioned, let down and short changed by the lopsided and inadequate hike in salaries and allowances by Modi government in these times of run away inflation and all round increase in prices”, he further added.

He even blamed the Modi government for treating armed forces shoddily & cruelly ignoring their grievances.

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the recommendations made by the 7th Pay Commission, which is likely to see a higher increase in the basic pay by nearly 15 percent for over one crore government employees and pensioners.

The Implementation of new pay scales recommended by the 7th Pay Commission will impact the remuneration of nearly 50 lakh central government employees and 58 lakh pensioners.

The key recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission is a 23.55 percent increase in salaries, allowances and pension of central government employees and pensioners, which is estimated to put an additional burden of Rs. 1.02 lakh crore on the exchequer annually or nearly 0.7 per cent of GDP.

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