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7th Pay commission Allowances revision – Minister replies in Parliament

7th Pay commission Allowances revision – Seventh Pay Commission Allowances to Govt Employees – Finance Minister reply to Lok Sabha

Minister of Finance Mr.Arun Jaitley replies in Parliament with regard to a query raised in Lok Sabha on 7th Pay Commission Allowances.

Position  No.  17

Government  of India

Ministry of Finance

Department  of Expenditure




*57.      SHRI S. R. VIJA YAKUMAR:


Will the Minister  of FINANCE  be pleased to state:

(a) whether    the    Government   has   deferred   the    Seventh   Pay   Commission’s recommendations on various allowances,  perks and perquisites and referred the matter  to a Committee;

(b)  if so,  the details thereof along with the terms of reference and aims and objectives of this move;

(c) whether the Committee has submitted its report to the Government and if so,  the details thereof and if not, the reasons for the delay;  and

(d) the time frame drawn for the Committee to submit  its report to the Government and the date from which the allowances including house rent,  education and transport allowances are likely to be made effective?


A Statement is laid on the Table  of the House

Statement  Annexed  with the Lok Sabha Starred  Question  No. 57 for 18.11.2016  by Shri S. R. Vijayakumar and Shri Sudheer Gupta on Allowances to Government Employees

(a) & (b):   In view of  the number of representations  received with regard to substantial changes with the existing provisions  relating to Allowances recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission,  the Government has set up a Committee to  examine the recommendations of the Commission on allowances (except Dearness Allowance). The Committee has been asked to go into the  recommendations of the  Commission  on various allowances and, having regard to the representations  made by the staff associations as also the suggestions of the concerned Ministries/Departments and to make recommendations as to whether any changes in the  recommendations of the Commission are warranted and,  if so, in what form. Till a final decision is taken by the Government based on the recommendations of this Committee,  all allowances (except Dearness Allowance)  will continue to  be  paid at existing  rates in the  existing  pay structure.  The Committee, constituted vide order dated 22.7.2016,   is to submit its report within four months.

(c)  & (d):   The Committee has been interacting with various stake-holders to discuss their demands and has so far  held discussions with  National Council (Staff Side),  Joint Consultative  Machinery,  representatives  from  staff  associations  and  officials  from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare,  Ministry of Home Affairs and Department of Posts. The Committee may also interact with the representatives of some other major Ministries/Departments and stakeholders with whom consultations are yet to be held before finalizing its Report.    On submission of the  Report,  the matter pertaining to allowances will be considered by the Government and appropriate decision will be taken thereafter.

Source : Loksabha