No scope to major changes in 7th Pay Commission recommendations: Finmin
Finance Ministry sources today said on condition of anonymity, there is no scope to major changes in 7th Pay Commission recommendations.
The sources came up with the remark while talking to us about hiking of pay scales of all central government employees and officials by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries than the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.
Those who will hope over this issue will gain nothing but some minor changes on 7th Pay Commission recommendations of pay scales are possible, they added.
Replying to a question, the sources said, “The demand of central government employees over their pay scales is likely to be lightly considered by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries.
They said adding “Though Finance minister Arun Jaitley had promised them that they will get proper pay scales with hiking minimum pay of lower paid employees, after the review of the new pay scales by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries.”
The 7th Pay Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur recommended on November 19, the highest basic salary at Rs 250,000 and the lowest at Rs 18,000 and its increased the pay gap between the minimum and maximum from existing 1:12 to 1:13.8, while all pay commissions made up pay gap between employees and officers from second Pay Commission 1:41 ratio to Sixth pay commission 1:12.
A 13-member secretary-level Empowered Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha was formed by the central government in January to review the 7th Pay Commission proposals before cabinet nod.