7th Pay Commission Latest News: The Budget 2018 has brought some good news for President of India, Vice-President and also the members of Parliament. But, for the employees of the government, a hope still exists, to get salary hike as per the recommendations of the 7th pay commission. Recently, Assam’s finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that implementation of the awards of 7th Central Pay Commission for Tripura government employees is among the salient points in the BJP poll manifesto for Tripura Assembly election.” However, Sarma added 7th CPC implementation involves a lot of funds, therefore, he will take the permission of Finance minister Arun Jaitley before going ahead with the announcement. “Implementation of the 7th central pay commission for the 1.5 lakh employees of the state involves lot of funds. So, we thought the permission of the Union Finance minister is required. No doubt we are running late in publishing the poll manifesto, but we want to publish a proper manifesto what we can implement”, he said.
Yesterday, Jaitley while presenting the budget, said that the emoluments of the President to be revised to Rs 5 lakh per month while emoluments of the Vice-president to be revised to Rs 4 lakh per month.
Earlier, the Jammu and Kashmir government had announced 3 per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) for its employees and pensioners, effective July 2017. According to an order issued by the state’s principal secretary finance, Navin Kumar Choudhary, the revised rate of DA would be 139 per cent after this 3 per cent increase. The finance department also said the arrears for July- December 2017 will be paid in cash to the employees and will form part of the salary from January 2018 onwards.
According to the order, the enhancement in DA will also apply to the work charge/whole time contingent paid employees working in the regular timescale. State Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu had in his budget speech in the state assembly on January 11 this year announced the release of pending DA and implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations in favour of the state government employees. He had also announced an increase in the refreshment charges of the employees for working overtime during the legislative session from the existing Rs 7,500 to Rs 10,000.