New Delhi: The gazette to put into effect the Seventh pay commission recommendation will be issued in April before the announcement of West Bengal, Assam, Kerala and Tamil Nadu states assemblies’ election in May 2016, which will benefit 50 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners including dependents, Sources of Finance Ministry said Sunday.
Emboldened by the victory of Bihar, congress said they will fight and defeat BJP in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. ” Modi made promises one year back nothing got fulfilled.”
“The BJP led central government decided execution time of the pay commission’s proposals in April, which will be possible pre-election “special packages” for West Bengal, Assam, Kerala and Tamil Nadu to win sufficient seats of states Assemblies polls, sources said.
After electoral debacle in Bihar, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi harmed his chances of consolidating power in Rajya Sabha, where his reform agenda is being blocked because his party is in the minority in this house.
Rajya Sabha, where seats are distributed based on the strength of parties in state assemblies.
So, Modi led BJP government is ready to give any sop to win states assemblies electons, sources confirmed.
Sources also said the Implementation cell of the Seventh pay commission recommendation in Finance Ministry works hard to send a summary of the pay commission implementation to Expenditure Secretary Ratan Watal for approval. After Watal’s approval, it would be placed before the cabinet for its nod through the group of secretaries of revision pay panel report headed by cabinet secretary.
Sources said the 7th Pay Commission recommendations implementation gazette will be issued in April, after cabinet nod.
The 7th Pay Commission was set up by the UPA government in February 2014, The Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur submitted its 900-page final report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 19, recommending 23.55 per cent hike in salaries and allowances of Central government employees and pensioners.
The panel recommended a 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay, the lowest in 70 years. The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike, which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.
The 7th pay commission recommended fixing the highest basic salary at Rs 250,000 and the lowest at Rs 18,000and its increased the pay gap between the minimum and maximum from existing 1:12 to 1: 13.8
The government constitutes the Pay Commission almost every 10 years to revise the pay scale of its employees and pensioners, often these are adopted by states after some modifications. However, the 7th Pay Commission suggested to discontinue the practice of appointing pay commissions in future.