The PM Narendra Modi led Union Cabinet which had earlier approved the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission panel is expected to meet once again in the month of January. The meet will take place to decide on the pay hike of the minimum salary of Central government employees, according to a report in OneIndia.com. It was cited in various media reports that Ministry of Finance is planning to raise the minimum pay hike from Rs 18,000 to Rs 21,000 under 7th Pay Commission.
Earlier, on September 12, it was reported that a committee has been formed to look into various pay related anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations. The 22-member panel will be headed by Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and it will have members from both the official and staff side, news agency PTI reported. It has been decided to set up the anomaly committee of the National Council (Joint Consultative Machinery) consisting of representatives of the official side and the staff side to settle any anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Pay Commission’s recommendations, an order issued recently by the DoPT said.
From the government side, it will have Member (Staff) Railway Board, secretaries of Department of Telecommunications and Department of Posts, as its members.
Besides them, Financial Adviser, Defence Ministry, two joint secretaries from DoPT and another Joint Secretary (Personnel) in Finance Ministry will also be part of the panel. A Deputy Secretary of the DoPT will be Member-Secretary of the panel which has 13 people from the staff side, the order said.
The Centre has accepted most of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, to be implemented from January 1, 2016.
In the month of June, in a bonanza to 48 lakh central government employees, the Union Cabinet approved recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission with 34 modifications.