7th pay commission allowances: Over 48 lakh government employees are set to get hiked salary in August. According to a latest report by news agency Press Trust of India, Arun Jaitley led Finance Ministry has asked all Central Ministries to ensure revised rates of allowances as per the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) are paid from the current month. This move is no less than a bonanza for over 48 lakh employees. All allowances will be paid with effect from July 1, 2017. Earlier, In a big good news for all the Central government employees, the Union Cabinet had last month approved recommendations of the CPC with 34 modifications. It will benefit over 34 lakh civilian employees and over 14 lakh defence personnel.
The resolution conveying the central government’s decision on recommendations of the CPC on Allowances was published in Gazette of India on Thursday. “The ministries concerned have now been advised to issue their Orders on Allowances governed by them immediately so that the revised rates of allowances get reflected in the current month’s salary bills of the government employees,” the finance ministry said in a statement.
The allowances as recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission would have cost the exchequer INR 29,300 crore. The modified allowances approved by the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will increase the burden by INR 1,448 crore to INR 30,748 crore per annum.