7th Pay Commission News – 13th Finance Commission’s opinion

7th Pay Commission News – 13th Finance Commission is not for giving retrospective effect to Pay Commission – Minister’s reply to Rajya Sabha query

In reply to Rajya Sabha Query regarding constitution of 7th pay commission, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance has replied that Government has not taken any decision on the constitution of 7th pay commission.

He also added that 13th Finance Commission had recommended that structural shocks such as arrears arising out of Pay Commission awards should be avoided by making the pay award commence from the date on which it is accepted.

The full text of this query and reply is reproduced below.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-191
ANSWERED ON-09.08.2012
Seventh Pay Commission for Central Government employees

191 . SARDAR BALWINDER SINGH BHUNDAR

(a) whether Government intends to constitute the Seventh Pay Commission for the Central Government employees;
(b) if so, by when;
(c) whether the Thirteenth Finance Commission has also recommended for an increase in pay of Central Government employees from the future date; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?
ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (SHRI NAMO NARAIN MEENA)

(a)&(b): Government has not taken any decision on the constitution of the Seventh Pay Commission.
(c)&(d): The 13th Finance Commission had recommended that structural shocks such as arrears arising out of Pay Commission awards should be avoided by making the pay award commence from the date on which it is accepted.
Source: Rajya Sabha Q&A

(Also click here to read the media report on query raised in Lok Sabha regarding constitution of 7th Pay Commission and Minister’s reply to the same)

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