7th Pay Commission Allowance Committee to submit report today, says Shiva Gopal Mishra, NJCA convener
The Allowance Committee report, eagerly awaited by more than 40 lakh Central Government employees, will be submitted today to the Government. This was said by Shiva Gopal Mishra, the national convener of the Central Government employees’ Federation.
The central cabinet, on June 29, 2016, gave its nod to the recommendations submitted by the Seventh Pay Commission, regarding the hikes and revisions in the salaries for Central Government employees all over the country.
Ever since the Pay Commission recommendations were revealed, the Central Government Employees Federation has been voicing its objections and dissatisfaction. Multiple protests were organized, reiterating their point that the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission should not be taken as such in issues like Minimum wages, Fitment Factor, HRA, and NPS.
Despite a number of demands made by various associations, over various issues and allowances, including the HRA, the Central Government agreed to immediately constitute a High Power Committee headed by the Finance Secretary to look into the grievances and demands. The government also announced that all allowances, including HRA, will be paid as per the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission.
The real salary hikes recommended by the Seventh Pay Commission have not yet been given to the employees. The House Rent Allowance forms an important part of the wage increment. The real benefits of the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission will be enjoyed by the employees only if the HRA is increased.
Reports claim that the special committee constituted under the leadership of Ashok Lavasa, the Secretary, Ministry of Finance, to look into the issue of allowances, has prepared its report and that the report will be submitted to the Central Government today.