7th Pay Commission Latest News – PMO Orders to Speed up Process – There is indication that the Empowered Committee is also positively mulling the demand of central government employees for hiking the minimum pay.
The government will issue the Seventh Pay Commission award notification soon to facilitate central government employees salaries with regard to inflation, the Prime Minister’s office (PMO) official said on Monday.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) asked the Empowered Committee of Secretaries to process the review of the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations as soon as possible for taking cabinet nod, the PMO officials also said.
“But in case it’s not issued this month, it will be issued after budget. Usually it takes around two or more month to issue a notification,” he added.
Reportedly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered officials to speed up review process so that it could be implemented soon. Modi has asked Committee of Secretaries to provide maximum possible benefits to the employees.
Sources indicate, Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha headed empowered committee which was appointed to overview whole process has been told to accept pay commission’s recommendations without diluting them.
One of the officials was quoted by the Express News as saying, “The committee has been told to address the genuine concerns raised by stakeholders and accommodate their demands as much as possible. Although, there is indication that the committee may suggest some changes keeping in mind representations from middle and junior level, the decision will be taken after consultations with all the stakeholders. The entire process will take a couple of months”.
There is indication that the Empowered Committee is also positively mulling the demand of central government employees for hiking the minimum pay, which was recommended very low by the Seventh pay commission.
Sources also said that the cell wants to make up pay gap between employees and higher officers and to recommend to hike Basic salary at least to Rs 20,000 from Rs 18,000 recommended by the Seventh pay commission.
Source: One India