1. 7th Pay Commission LIVE updates: Cabinet doubles allowances to soldiers, officers posted in Siachen

7th Pay Commission LIVE updates: Cabinet doubles allowances to soldiers, officers posted in Siachen

7th pay commission allowance news 2017 LIVE Updates: It's a big gift from Narendra Modi government to all the Central government employees.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 29, 2017 9:43 PM
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7th pay commission allowance news 2017 LIVE Updates: Finally, the good news is here! It’s a big day today for nearly 47 lakh Central government employees as Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Cabinet on Wednesday approved recommendations on HRA and other allowances. PM Modi returned home on Wednesday morning only after concluding his three-nation tour of Portugal, the US and the Netherlands. The Cabinet meeting took place to take up the proposal to hike in HRA and other allowances with respect to 7th Pay Commission. All the people who are directly or indirectly connected to 7th Pay Commission benefits were keeping a close eye on the meet to know what transpires in the Cabinet meet in terms of their HRA and allowances.

Here are all the 7th Pay Commission allowance news 2017 LIVE UPDATES and other developments:-

9: 38 PM: Rates of Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel have been increased from Rs 9000 – Rs 30000 (Grant) to Rs 10000 – Rs 30000 (Grant).

9: 10 pm: Rates of MARCOS and Chariot Allowance granted to marine commandos of Indian Navy will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The rates will go up from Rs 10500 – Rs 15750 per month to Rs 17300 – Rs 25000 per month.

8: 46 pm: The rates of Field Area Allowances (Modified Field, Field & Highly Active) will now be governed by the R&H Matrix. The rates will go up from Rs 1200 – Rs 12600 per month to Rs 6000 – Rs 16900 per month. Classification of field areas for this allowance will be done by Ministry of Defence for Defence personnel and by Ministry of Home Affairs for CAPFs, as reported by Indian Express

8: 23 pm: The facility of one additional free railway warrant (Leave Travel Concession) now granted to personnel of Defence Forces serving in field/high altitude/CI Ops shall also be extended to all personnel of CAPFs and the Indian Coast Guard.

8: 05 pm: It has been decided that Ration Money Allowance will continue to be paid to them and directly credited to their account. It will benefit 43,000 Defence officers.

7: 45 pm: The commission has recommended abolition of Ration Money Allowance (RMA) and free ration to Defence officers posted in peace areas.

7: 29 pm: The government has decided to pay higher rate of Dress Allowance to SPG personnel keeping in view the existing rates of Uniform Allowance paid to them. The rates for specific clothing for different categories of employees will be governed separately, as reported by Indian Express

7: 11 pm: The government has decided to pay higher rate of Dress Allowance to SPG personnel keeping in view the existing rates of Uniform Allowance paid to them. The rates for specific clothing for different categories of employees will be governed separately.

6: 43 pm: Nurses will continue to get this on a monthly basis in view of high maintenance and hygiene requirements.

6: 17 pm: The different types of allowances paid for provisioning and maintenance of uniforms/outfits have been rationalised and subsumed into a newly proposed Dress Allowance. This will be paid annually in four slabs of Rs 5000, Rs 10,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 20,000 per annum for various category of employees, as reported by Indian Express.

6: 02 pm: The Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations have been modified and HPCA and PCA to continue for Ministerial staff.

5: 46 pm: Operation theatre allowance is increased from Rs. 360 to Rs. 540 per month. Hospital patient care allowance (HPCA) is enhanced from Rs. 2070 to Rs. 4100 and patient care allowance (PCA) from Rs. 2100 pm to Rs.5300 per month.

5: 30 pm:  The Cabinet has also increased allowances paid to nurses & ministerial staffs of hospitals

5: 14 pm: The officers posted in Siachen will now get monthly allowance of Rs 42500, which was earlier Rs 21000.

4: 56 pm: Earlier, the soldiers posted in Siachen used to get Rs. 14000 per month. Now, they will receive Rs 30000 per month as allowance.

4: 42 pm: The government also doubled the allowances to soldiers and officers posted in Siachen.

4: 17 PM: Jaitley said, “Fixed medical allowance for pensioners is increased from Rs.500 per month to Rs.1000 per month.  Constant attendance allowance on 100 percent disablement is increased from Rs.4500 per month to Rs. 6750 per month.”

3: 56 pm: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told media that the Cabinet has decided to increase allowances to pensioners, soldiers and officers posted in Siachen and nurses and ministerial staffs of hospitals.

3: 34 pm: Jaitley had erlier shared the details and said that the Pay Commission had recommended reduction in the HRA rates to 24 per cent for X,16 per cent for Y and 8 per cent for Z category of cities.

3: 13 pm: The 7th Pay Commission suggested abolition of 53 allowances. Of these, the government decided not to do away with 12 allowance, said Arun Jaitley.

2:50 pm: The recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission was approved by the Union Cabinet yesterday with 34 modifications which will impose an additional annual burden of Rs 30,748 crore on the exchequer.

2:20 pm: These new rates of allowances will come into effect from July 1, 2017. These changes are based on the suggestions made by the Committee on Allowances (CoA) set up by the Cabinet on 29th June 2016.

2:05 pm: Category X: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune.

1:55 pm: Category Y: Agra, Ajmer, Allahabad, Amravati, Amritsar, Asansol, Aurangabad, Bareilly, Belgaum, Bhavnagar, Bhiwandi, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Jharkhand, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Durg-Bhilai, Durgapur, Erode, Faridabad, Firozabad, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guntur, Delhi, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hubli-Dharwad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jamnagar, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kannur, Kakinad Education, Kochi, Kottayam, Kolhapur, Kollam, Kota, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Malappuram, Malegaon, Mangalore, Meerut, Moradabad, Mysore, Nagpur, Nashik, Nllur, Noida, Delhi, Pondicherry, Raipur, Rajkot, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Rourkela, Salem, Sangli, Siliguri, Solapur, Srinagar, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Thrissur, Tiruchirapalli, Tiruppur, Ujjain, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vasai-Virar City, Vijaywa Ha, Visakhapatnam, Warangal.

1:50 pm: A basic 7th CPC salary calculator shows Centre has divided cities in three different categories for HRA: X, Y and Z. Employees who fall in X category will get 24% HRA, in Y will get 16% HRA and the ones who fall in the Z category will be given 8% HRA. This amount will be added to your basic salary.

1:40 pm: In FY16 the national carrier reported an operating profit of Rs 105 crore for the first time after the merger with Indian Airlines. Net losses were reduced to Rs 2,636 crore.

1:35 pm: The carrier is expected to make an operating profit of Rs 300 crore in FY17. As of now Air India has 12000 employees and has started to hire pilots on contract. It is also expected to add 85 new planes its fleet size by 2020.

1:30 pm: They had added that lenders to the carrier have in informal talks with the government expressed their willingness to negotiate with the government on how to settle the AI loans including re-setting interest rates to accommodate the government’s plan.

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1:20 pm: The civil aviation ministry had internally made a rough estimate of the value of AI’s physical assets at around Rs 25,000-30,000 crore. These assets included its 115-strong aircraft fleet (including Boeing Dreamliners), land parcels, buildings and also its valuable flying/landing rights and parking slots at airports across the world. The government could quit AI by end-March 2018 and transfer it to a new private-sector owner. Besides resolving issues related to the airline’s debt, the government would also have to take a call on whether to retain a minority stake in it.

1:10 pm: Last month NITI Aayog in its report recommended the divestment of Air India by hiving off its profit-making subsidiaries initially.

1:00 pm: While the write-off is of the carrier’s liabilities not backed by assets, the government might also have to incur an expenditure for the settlement of the sovereign-backed part of AI’s aircraft loan of about Rs 21,000 crore, they had said. A third of the carrier’s aircraft loan is guaranteed by the government.

12:50 pm: As for the Air India disinvestment, official sources had told FE earlier that the government had firmed up a plan to exit the loss-making national carrier, involving the write-off of roughly half of its estimated liabilities of Rs 60,000 crore, with a possible haircut by banks reducing the cost of the exercise to the exchequer.

12:40 pm: On June 29, 2016, the government accepted the pay- and pension-related recommendations of CPC for over 10 million central government staffers and pensioners, entailing additional cost of Rs 84,933 crore in 2016-17. The pay panel had given an overall 23.55% increase in pay, allowances and pensions, including 16% pay rise, 63% surge in allowances and 23.6% increase in pension.

12:30 pm: In the 2017-18 Budget, the government has not explicitly provided for additional costs to be incurred after implementation of the revised allowances under CPC. The officials are confident that the additional burden on the exchequer would be largely be met from savings from allocations made to various departments for the year.

12:20 pm: “The pay commission had also recommended that HRA rates will be revised upwards in two phases to 27%, 18% and 9% when DA crosses 50% and to 30%, 20% and 10% when DA crosses 100%. Keeping in view the current inflation trends, the government has decided that these rates will be revised upwards when DA crosses 25% and 50% respectively. This will benefit all employees who do not reside in government accommodation and get HRA,” the government said.

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12:10 pm: The SPC’s proposal for a reduction in the house rent allowance to 24% of basic pay for cities with a population of 50 lakh and above, 16% (5-50 lakh) and 8% (5 lakh) from 30%, 20% and 10%, respectively, was approved. However, as reduced HRA might not be sufficient for employees falling in lower pay bracket, floors of Rs 5,400, Rs 3,600 and Rs 1,800 have been set for the respective category of cities.

12:00 pm: This will benefit more than 7.5 lakh employees belonging to Levels 1 to 3. Besides, a new paradigm has been evolved to administer the allowances linked to risk and hardship.

11:50 am: The SPC recommended abolition/subsumation of 107 of the 197 allowances at present. The government, however, decided not to abolish 12 of the 53 allowances that were recommended to be abolished. But it approved a raise commensurate with inflation; so fully DA-indexed allowances such as transport allowance were not given any raise.

11:40 am: Allowances not indexed to DA were raised by a factor of 2.25 and the partially indexed ones by a factor of 1.5. The quantum of allowances paid as a percentage of pay was rationalised by a factor of 0.8.

11:30 am: As the Reserve Bank of India observed in its bimonthly monetary policy statement recently, the allowances package could pose an upside risk to inflation, which is projected to be 2-3.5% in the first half and 3.5-4.5% in the second half of the year. Private consumption growth had decelerated a bit in the final quarter of last fiscal and analysts see an incipient pick-up in spending.

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11:20 am: A nagging drain on the the exchequer for long, the national carrier has a total debt of Rs 50,000 crore and an annual interest outgo Rs 4,500 crore. It is surviving on a 2012 bailout package, under which it has so far received Rs 24,000 crore.

11:10 am: While the Centre’s allowance expenditure is pegged at Rs 69,222 crore (excluding defence) in FY18, 7% higher than the Rs 64,677 crore in FY17, the SPC proposals implemented from the second quarter of the year will cost it an extra Rs 23,060 crore in the current financial year.

11:00 am: In fact, the delay in disbursal of the revised allowances has saved the exchequer Rs 2,200 crore a month or Rs 40,000 crore cumulatively since January 1, 2016. However, the government has compensated employees for this a bit with a package that would cost it an additional Rs 1,448 crore annually over what the SPC recommended. The changes were based on the report of a committee of secretaries headed by finance secretary Ashok Lavasa.

10:50 am: The final modalities, including the quantum of stake sale, would be decided by a group of ministers, finance minister Arun Jaitley said, without elaborating on whether the national carrier will be privatised.

10:40 am: Moreover, over 4.9 million central government employees will start receiving revised allowances, including for house rents (HRA), from July, 18 months after their pays were hiked as per the Seventh Pay Commission’s (SPC) award. The Cabinet approved the SPC proposals on allowances with 34 modifications, a move that will entail an annual outgo of `30,748 crore and give consumption a significant boost.

10:30 am: The Cabinet yesterday had given in-principle approval for “disinvestment” of debt-laden Air India, making its intent to sell the debt-laden airline rather clear for the first time.

10:20 am: FM Jaitley has said that government has decided to pay higher rate of Dress Allowance to SPG personnel keeping in view the existing rates of Uniform Allowance paid to them (which is higher than the rates recommended by the 7th CPC) as also their specific requirements.

10:10 am: These have been rationalised and subsumed in newly proposed Dress Allowance to be paid annually in four slabs –Rs 5,000, Rs 10,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 20,000 for various category of employees, FM Jaitley said.

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9:55 am: Allowance granted to CRPF personnel deployed in Naxal-hit areas will be governed by the Risk and Hardship Matrix, he said, adding the rates will go up from Rs 8,400-16,800 per month to Rs 17,300-25,000 per month.

9:40 AM: Talking about Siachen allowance, FM Jaitley said level 9 and above will get Rs 42,500 as compared to Rs 31,500 recommended by Pay Commission. For level 8 and below it would be Rs 30,000 against Rs 21,000 recommended by the Pay Commission.

9:30 AM: Talking about dress allowance, he said various types of allowances are paid at present for provisioning and maintenance of uniforms/outfits such as Washing Allowance, Uniform Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance and Outfit Allowance.

9:20 AM: “Additional allowances has been restructured, the government has doubled medical allowance for pensioners to Rs 1,000. However, the Pay Commission had recommended Rs 500 as medical allowance for pensioners,” the FM was quoted as saying by PTI.

9:10 AM: House Rent Allowance (HRA) is currently paid at 30 per cent for X (population of 50 lakh and above), 20 per cent for Y (5-50 lakh) and 10 per cent for Z (below 5 lakh) category of cities. “This floor rate has been calculated at 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent of the minimum pay of Rs 18,000. This will benefit more than 7.5 lakh 1 to 3 levels of employees,” Jaitley said.

9:00 AM: With regard to defence forces, the FM said ration allowances will be directly credited to their accounts.

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8:40 am: In a bonanza to 48 lakh central government employees, the Union Cabinet yesterday had approved recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission with 34 modifications which will impose an additional annual burden of Rs 30,748 crore on the exchequer.

8:30 am: The increased allowances, which comes into effect from July 1, 2017, is based on the recommendations of the Committee on Allowances (CoA).

8:20 am: The allowances as recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission would have cost the exchequer Rs 29,300 crore. The modified allowances approved by the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will increase the burden by Rs 1,448 crore to Rs 30,748 crore per annum.

8:10 am: Briefing the media after the Cabinet meeting, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the modifications are based on suggestions made by the CoA in its report submitted to the Finance Minister on April 27, and the Empowered Committee of Secretaries set up to screen the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

8:00 am: The 7th Pay Commission suggested abolition of 53 allowances. Of these, the government decided not to do away with 12 allowance, he said.

7:50 am: This will benefit over one lakh employees belonging to specific categories in railways, posts, defence and scientific departments.

7:40 am: The modifications approved today were finalised by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries based on the recommendations of the CoA, he said.

7:30 am: “The CoA had undertaken extensive stakeholder consultations before finalising its recommendations. It had interacted with Joint Consultative Machinery (staff side) and representatives from various staff associations.

7:20 am: “Most of the modifications are on account of continuing requirement of some of the existing arrangements, administrative exigencies and to further the rationalisation of the allowances structure,” he said.

7:10 am: Sharing details, Jaitley said the Pay Commission had recommended reduction in the HRA rates to 24 per cent for X, 16 per cent for Y and 8 per cent for Z category of cities.

7:00 am: “As the HRA at the reduced rates may not be sufficient for employees falling in lower pay bracket, it has been decided that HRA will not be less than Rs 5400, Rs 3600 and Rs 1800 for X, Y and Z category of cities respectively.

05:00 AM: Most of the modifications are on account of continuing requirement of some of the existing arrangements, administrative exigencies and to further the rationalisation of the allowances structure, reported ANI.

04: 00 AM: Sharing details, Arun Jaitley also said the Pay Commission had recommended reduction in the HRA rates to 24 per cent for X, 16 per cent for Y and 8 per cent for Z category of cities.

03:00 AM: Operation theatre allowance is increased from Rs. 360 to Rs. 540 per month. Hospital patient care allowance (HPCA) is enhanced from Rs 2070 to Rs 4100 and patient care allowance (PCA) from Rs. 2100 pm to Rs 5300 per month, reported ANI.

02:00 AM: Briefing the media after the Cabinet meeting, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the modifications are based on suggestions made by the CoA in its report submitted to the Finance Minister on April 27, and the Empowered Committee of Secretaries set up to screen the recommendations of the 7th
Pay Commission.

12: 50 AM: The allowances as recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission would have cost the exchequer Rs 29,300 crore. The modified allowances approved by the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will increase the burden by Rs 1,448 crore to Rs 30,748 crore per annum, reported PTI.

12:30 AM: Further Jaitley also said that these have been rationalised and subsumed in newly proposed Dress Allowance to be paid annually in four slabs — Rs 5,000, Rs 10,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 20,000 for various category of employees. “This allowance will continue to be paid to nurses on a monthly basis in view of high maintenance and hygiene requirements,” the Finance Minister added.

12:00 AM: “The CoA had undertaken extensive stakeholder consultations before finalising its recommendations. It had interacted with Joint Consultative Machinery (staff side) and representatives from various staff associations,” PTI quoted Arun Jaitley saying.

11:45 PM: Under the recently recommended changes, salaries of government officials in India including teachers, clerks, bureaucrats and engineers are divided into several components that include multiple ‘allowances’ based on their jobs.

11:30 PM: The Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations have been modified and HPCA and PCA to continue for Ministerial staff, reported ANI.

11:15 PM: Further explaining the details Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, “Fixed medical allowance for pensioners is increased from Rs.500 per month to Rs.1000 per month.  Constant attendance allowance on 100 percent disablement is increased from Rs.4500 per month to Rs. 6750 per month.”

10:58 PM: Speaking upon the rates for specific clothing for different categories of employees, Jaitley informed that it will be governed separately. He also said that the allowance granted to CRPF personnel deployed in Naxal-hit areas will be governed by the Risk and Hardship Matrix, adding the rates will go up from Rs 8,400-16,800 per month to Rs 17,300-25,000 per month.

10:25 PM:  7th CPC on Tough Location Allowance-

“Some allowances based on geographical location such as Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance (SCRLA), Sunderban Allowance & Tribal Area Allowance have been subsumed in Tough Location Allowance. The areas under TLA have been classified into three categories and the rates will be governed as per different cells of R&H Matrix and will be in the range of ₹1000 – ₹5300 per month. The 7th CPC had recommended that TLA will not be admissible with Special Duty Allowance (SDA) payable in North-East, Ladakh and the Islands. Government has decided that employees will be given the option to avail of the benefit of SCRLA at pre-revised rates along with SDA at revised rates.”

09:50 PM: This is what PIB’s official statement says about Dress Allowance-

“At present, various types of allowances are paid for provisioning and maintenance of uniforms/outfits such as Washing Allowance, Uniform Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance, Outfit Allowance etc. These have been rationalised and subsumed in newly proposed Dress Allowance to be paid annually in four slabs @ Rs 5000, Rs 10,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 20,000 per annum for various category of employees. This allowance will continue to be paid to Nurses on a monthly basis in view of high maintenance and hygiene requirements. The government has decided to pay higher rate of Dress Allowance to SPG personnel keeping in view the existing rates of Uniform Allowance paid to them (which is higher than the rates recommended by the 7th CPC) as also their specific requirements. The rates for specific clothing for different categories of employees will be governed separately.”

9:30 PM: This is what the PIB’s official statement says about Siachen Allowance-

“7th CPC had placed Siachen Allowance in the RH-Max cell of the R&H Matrix with two slabs of Rs 21,000 and Rs 31,500. Recognizing the extreme nature of risk and hardship faced by officers / PBORs on continuous basis in Siachen, the Government has decided to further enhance the rates of Siachen Allowance which will now go up from the existing rate from Rs 14,000 to Rs 30,000 per month for Jawans & JCOs (Level 8 and below) and from Rs 21,000 to Rs 42,500 per month for Officers (Level 9 and above). With this enhancement, Siachen Allowance will become more than twice the existing rates. It will benefit all the soldiers and officers of Indian Army who are posted in Siachen.”

9:10 PM According to the government, there will be financial implications of approval of recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances.

“The modifications approved by the Government in the recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances will lead to a modest increase of ₹1448.23 crore per annum over the projections made by the 7th CPC. The 7th CPC, in its Report, had projected the additional financial implication on allowances at ₹29,300 crore per annum. The combined additional financial implication on account of the 7th CPC recommendations along with the modifications approved by the Cabinet is estimated at ₹30748.23 crore per annum,” the PIB release said.

9:02 PM The PIB statement also tells also the modifications approved by the Cabinet

“The modifications approved today were finalised by the E-CoS based on the recommendations of the CoA. The CoA had undertaken extensive stakeholder consultations before finalising its recommendations. It had interacted with Joint Consultative Machinery (Staff side) and representatives from various staff associations. Most of the modifications are on account of continuing requirement of some of the existing arrangements, administrative exigencies and to further the rationalization of the allowances structure,” the PIB release said.

8:50 PM The PIB’s official statement also clarifies situation on the HRA

“HRA is currently paid @ 30% for X (population of 50 lakh & above), 20% for Y (5 to 50 lakh) and 10% for Z (below 5 lakh) category of cities. 7th CPC has recommended reduction in the existing rates to 24% for X, 16% for Y and 8% for Z category of cities. As the HRA at the reduced rates may not be sufficient for employees falling in lower pay bracket, it has been decided that HRA shall not be less than ₹5400, ₹3600 and ₹1800 for X, Y and Z category of cities respectively. This floor rate has been calculated @ 30%, 20% and 10% of the minimum pay of ₹18000. This will benefit more than 7.5 lakh employees belonging to Levels 1 to 3,” the release said.

“7th CPC had also recommended that HRA rates will be revised upwards in two phases to 27%, 18% and 9% when DA crosses 50% and to 30%, 20% and 10% when DA crosses 100%. Keeping in view the current inflation trends, the Government has decided that these rates will be revised upwards when DA crosses 25% and 50% respectively. This will benefit all employees who do not reside in government accommodation and get HRA,” the release added.

8:30 PM The PIB’s press release states about the ‘Number of allowances recommended to be abolished and subsumed’

“Government has decided not to abolish 12 of the 53 allowances which were recommended to be abolished by the 7th CPC. The decision to retain these allowances has been taken keeping in view the specific functional requirements of Railways, Posts and Scientific Departments such as Space and Atomic Energy. It has also been decided that 3 of the 37 allowances recommended to be subsumed by the 7th CPC will continue as separate identities. This has been done on account of the unique nature of these allowances. The rates of these allowances have also been enhanced as per the formula adopted by the 7th CPC. This will benefit over one lakh employees belonging to specific categories in Railways, Posts, Defence and Scientific Departments,” the release said.

8:20 PM According to a press release by PIB, “The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances with some modifications. The revised rates of the allowances shall come into effect from 1st July, 2017 and shall affect more than 48 lakh central government employees.”

7:02 PM: Cabinet approves Recommendations of 7th CPC on Allowances with 34 modifications; revised rates effective from 1 July 2017, confirms Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

6:59 PM Revised structure on HRA, other allowances to be implemented from July 1: Arun Jaitley in press briefing

WATCH What all Arun Jaitley said after Modi Cabinet approved 7th Pay Commission recommendation on HRA, allowances:-

6:55 PM: HAPPENING NOW – Arun Jaitley addresses media about HRA, allowances recommendations with respect to 7th Pay Commission

6:31 PM: All the Central government employees now have a reason to smile and cheer! It’s a big gift from Narendra Modi government to all the Central government employees.

6:02 PM: Union Cabinet approves recommendations of 7th Pay Commission on allowances, reports news agency ANI quoting sources

6:00 PM Over 47 lakh government employees may finally get to hear some good news on HRA and other allowances in the Cabinet briefing

5:55 PM: Cabinet Briefing to take place on Wednesday evening at 6:15 PM tentatively, at PIB Conference Hall , Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi, tweets Frank Noronha (Principal Spokesperson, Government of India & Principal Director General of Press Information Bureau)

5:30 PM All the Central government employees are still getting allowances as per the old structure.

5:11 PM Reportedly, the HRA in cities with more than 5 million population is likely to be 27 per cent of the basic pay.

5:01 PM The pay panel had proposed bringing down HRA to 24%, 16% and 8% of the basic pay; in according with the city category.

4:35 PM The Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa led Committee on allowances had handed over its review report to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in April after consulting representations from various government departments.

4:00 PM The Union government could not fully implement the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission due to dissatisfaction raised over HRA and allowances.

3:51 PM According to various media reports quoting sources, HRA could be approved at 27% of the basic pay. HRA forms a major part of the salaries of Central government employees.

3:22 PM The Cabinet meet was expected to take place in the morning but as PM Modi was on foreign trip and returned home on Wednesday morning only hence it could not take place. The meeting is likely to take place in the evening around 5 PM.

3:15 PM: After the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission were implemented in June last year (with effect from Jan 1, 2016), there were objections raised by the employees over HRA and other allowances.

3:00 PM This meeting is also important as it is possibly the last Cabinet meet of the Modi government of the month of June.

2:48 PM Central government employees are expecting that the long wait for the HRA and other allowances will end today as the Cabinet meeting may take a final decision on the long-pending recommendations submitted by Ashok Lavasa Committee.

2:35 PM For the past several weeks, the decision on HRA and allowances could not take place due to some reason or the other. Now, it is expected that the approval by the Modi Cabinet may take place soon.

2:20 PM The 7th pay commission had recommended that of a total of 196 allowances, 52 be abolished altogether and 36 be abolished as separate identities by subsuming them in another allowance.

2:04 PM: Procedure to be followed for approval – The allowance committee report (Lavasa) is examined by the Department of Expenditure. Once that is done, it gets placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E CoS) set up to screen the 7th pay commission recommendations and to firm up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet.

1:48 PM It is important to know that while recommendations of the 7th CPC on pay and pension were implemented with the approval of the Cabinet, allowances continued to be paid at old rates.

1:15 PM The 7th pay commission had recommended that the rate of HRA be revised to 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent when DA crosses 50 per cent, and further revised to 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent when DA crosses 100 per cent. With regard to allowances, employee unions have demanded HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent.

1:00 PM The 7th Pay Commission had recommended HRA too be fixed at 24%, 16% and 8% depending on the cities where employees are based. However, a number of employees were not happy with this hike and demanded 30%, 24% and 16% HRA bracket.

12:38 PM The Committee on Allowances that Arun Jaitley had set up last year under leadership of Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa submitted its reported earlier this year and suggested that HRA to be fixed at between 25% and 27%

12:20 PM Central government employees are seeking revised allowances including HRA.

11:55 AM  Lavasa Committee had suggested modifications in some allowances applicable universally to all employees and also for those in specific categories, including railways and defence, after examining the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations.

11:20 AM The Lavasa Committee has suggested modifications in some allowances applicable universally to all employees.

The Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa-led Committee on Allowances was constituted by the government to examine the 7th CPC recommendations on allowances.

11:05 AM The Union Cabinet may fix HRA rates between recommendations of AK Mathur panel and 6th CPC/existing, most likely at 27 per cent.

11:00 AM: The Union Finance Ministry in a statement had confirmed that modifications have been suggested in some allowances.

 

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    M k. Singh
    Aug 15, 2017 at 2:33 pm
    सैनिक अौर अ्धसैनिक बलो के बिच इतना अंतर कयो ? यह क्या है ? डयूटी अौर अाँपरेशन हम सेना के साथ करे, वो भी उनसे कम सुविधाअो मे अौर वेतन उनसे इतना कम उनहे सेना पे के नाम पर मिलनेवाला ₹5200 सीधा-सिधा पे ही है कयोकी इस पर उनहे ङी. ए. भी दिया जाता है अौर पेंशन उपरांत पेंशन भी। साथ ही साथ उनहे हर जगह TPT मिलता हैं अौर हमें सिर्फ Peace मे ही TPT मिलता है।
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    1. Partha Lodh
      Jul 1, 2017 at 1:56 pm
      Is it really a gift? NDA Govt. again cheated the employees.
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        sanjay kumar
        Jun 30, 2017 at 6:13 pm
        what about lump-sum-transfer grant
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          Anil
          Jun 30, 2017 at 5:21 pm
          1. Very sad day for us , The union leaders are nothing but a puppet in the hands of Central Government. They got their share to keep mum. especially non sense shiv Gopal Mishra , he failed to proof to be a union leader. He failed in all aspects and proved that he is nothing but a barking dog which cannot bite. 2. The union leader were not able to negotiate even for increase in minimum basic ry. However the people who were mum (Group A Cadre) got their dues they got an increase in multiplication factor by 2.67 and we all again betrayed by 2.57. Again the minimum and maximum pay gap increased in the ratio of 1 : 13. Very shameful . 3. Please ensure next time that these old morons (union leaders) cannot give us our share. We must project a young Union leader, who can ensure us a proper package/negotiation
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            G. Sivaram
            Jun 29, 2017 at 4:08 pm
            Biggest Jhumla ever for the Central Govt Employees, Never Expected Modi to do such a thing,
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              rodney
              Jun 29, 2017 at 3:36 pm
              1. Absolute Fraud,cheating all govt employees. 2.Pay Comm first time reduced the allowances 3.Boycott the Union Leaders,shameless s are still saying it as a success. 4.Media,please kow the reality and then publish it,it's not a gift.It's robbing the middle class 5.If Saddam can fall,if Hitler can fall,so will this Traitor.2019 just kick these criminals out.
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                A.jana
                Jun 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm
                Shiva Gopal Mishra is nothing but a broker. Employees should kick him on seeing him where ever and look for the fraud he made.
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                  balayya
                  Jun 29, 2017 at 2:04 pm
                  Shiva Gopal Mishra was the biggest traitor .......... even after this he spoke supporting nda govt ............ employees should kick him on seeing him where ever and look for the frod he made
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                    ANAL KUMAR CHAKRABORTY
                    Jun 29, 2017 at 1:34 pm
                    Why the Hon'ble Prime Minister and Finance Minister are not serious about increase in EPS, 1995 Pension to atleast Rs. 3,000/- which the BJP Government had assured to the citizen of India before formation of the Government. They should consider the same immediately as 7th Pay Commission has been declared. Everybody is getting the increased monetary benefit, excepting the pensioners under EPS 1995 . Please consider A.K.Chakrabrty
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                      R.M.Paulraj
                      Jun 29, 2017 at 1:29 pm
                      Pensioners of the Autonomous research Ins utes under the departments of the government of India, including the Department of Science and Technology, have not yet been given revised pension as per the VII Central Pay Commission. These are the people who have worked for the advancement of our nation in the fields of science and technology. The governments bias against them in not revising their pensions is highly deplorable. Aged pensioners, both male and female, who are really proud of their past services in their respective areas of research have been left to struggle with the low pre-revised pension. These elderly people eagerly await prime minister Modi's favourable decision in this regard.
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                        urmila
                        Jun 29, 2017 at 11:08 am
                        sir please try to understand people suffer to much because your not giving proper allowance and D A
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                          Sanjay Acharya
                          Jun 29, 2017 at 5:40 am
                          CG pl don't expect anything favourable from this Govt. Just remember everything at the time you cast your vote.......
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                            V P SURESH
                            Jun 28, 2017 at 11:51 pm
                            Govt simply fooled the majority of employees and bost of a gift. This is in line with policy of Modi government to deprive the down trodden their due share. The ignorant (?) media simply carrys false propganda. SHAME ON BOTH. As somebody said wait for 2019.
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                              j.n. samant
                              Jun 28, 2017 at 10:59 pm
                              Once again the NDA Government has cheated the central government employees and allow to suffer for another 8 and half years. Held up the allowance for eighteen months and tried to boost the government exchequer by detaining the employees' money. Heartbreaking recommendation by the Government. Very sad. But media will highlight it like anything.
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                                B hota
                                Jun 28, 2017 at 10:56 pm
                                This is very fortunate that, you are discussing about allowances. But in our part I.e. Department of HRD, Govt. Of india like Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti not getting hike ry till date according to 7th CPC. This is very regret to say that, our Ministry doing nothing for his staff welfare.
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                                  K K JENA
                                  Jun 28, 2017 at 10:52 pm
                                  There is not any particular ry structure for private sector?k
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                                    geeta
                                    Jun 28, 2017 at 10:22 pm
                                    Non- sense news. No increase in HRA rate. No arrear from Jan16. Intentional delay for one and half year. The cunning Jackly deceived govt employees Instead of telling the worst day for govt employees you are telling Big day for govt employees. Yes, this comment is correctly suitable. Definetly Govt. in 2019 will get benifit for their wrong decision. wait and see........
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                                      khan
                                      Jun 28, 2017 at 10:17 pm
                                      central government employees ko ye allowance accept nehi karna chahiea.
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                                        balayya
                                        Jun 28, 2017 at 10:11 pm
                                        Guys let's see what the biggest traitor and villan for the govt employees Mr Shiva Gopal Misha speak... .. We can expect him to say no strike let's beg the next govt for hike In 2026
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                                          C V
                                          Jun 28, 2017 at 10:04 pm
                                          Big gift? Its a big crafty deceipt
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                                            Bhaskar
                                            Jun 28, 2017 at 9:55 pm
                                            Is 7th pay commission applicable for gds ry or not?
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