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Prime Minister approves composition of 7th Pay Commission – Chairman Named

Prime Minister approves composition of 7th Pay Commission – Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur, Retired Judge of the Supreme Court and Retired Chairman, Armed Forces Tribunal is Chairman of 7th Pay Commission

7th Pay Commission Chairman Named - Justice A.K,Mathur will be the Chairman of 7th Pay Commission
Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur

In the latest development, Prime Minister Approves Composition of 7th Central Pay Commission Under the Chairmanship of Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur, Retired Judge of the Supreme Court and Retired Chairman, Armed Forces Tribunal

The Finance Minister Shri P. Chidambaram has issued the following statement:

The Prime Minister has approved the composition of the 7th Central Pay Commission as follows:

1. Shri Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur                                                       – Chairman

(Retired Judge of the Supreme Court and Retired

Chairman, Armed Forces Tribunal)

2. Shri Vivek Rae                                                                                              – Member (Full Time)

(Secretary, Petroleum & Natural Gas)

3. Dr. Rathin Roy                                                                                                – Member (Part Time)

(Director, NIPFP)

4. Smt. Meena Agarwal                                                                                     – Secretary

(OSD, Department of Expenditure,

Ministry of Finance)”

Source : Press Information Bureau

Economic Times reports as follows

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has approved composition of the 7th Pay Commission, which will revise the salaries of over 50 lakh central government employees.

“The Prime Minister has approved the composition of the 7th Central Pay Commission,” the Finance Ministry said in a statement today.

Former Supreme Court Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur has been appointed as chairman of the Commission, with Oil Secretary Vivek Rae as full time Member.

Rathin Roy (Director, NIPFP) will be part-time Member and Meena Agarwal (OSD, Department of Expenditure) its Secretary

Earlier in September 2013, the Prime Minister had approved setting up of the 7th Pay Commission.

The Commission has been mandated to submit its report in two years time and its recommendations would be implemented from January 1, 2016.

The setting up of the Commission, whose recommendations will benefit about 50 lakh central government employees, including those in defence and railways, and about 30 lakh pensioners, comes ahead of the general elections.

The government constitutes Pay Commission almost every ten years to revise the pay scales of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modification.

The sixth Pay Commission was implemented with effect from January 1,2006, the fifth from January 1, 1996 and fourth from January 1, 1986.

Source: Economic Times

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