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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Seventh Pay Commission for central govt employees announced

The government on Wednesday decided to finally announce the Seventh Pay Commission for central government employees. The Commission may submit its report in two years and the recommendations made by it will be implemented by 1 January, 2016.This move will benefit about 50 lakh central govt employees and 30 lakh pensioners.

Previously the government had admitted that demands were made for setting up of 7th Pay Commission, but no such proposal was under consideration for such exercise.

Last week, the Union Cabinet had approved a proposal to hike dearness allowance to 90 percent from existing 80 percent. The increase in DA to 90 percent would result in additional annual expenditure of Rs 10,879 crore. There would be additional burden of Rs 6,297 crore on exchequer during 2013-14 on account of this hike in DA.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Union Cabinet approves enhancement of bonus for GDS employees

The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal of the Department of Posts to enhance the ceiling for calculation of ex-gratia bonus payable to Gramin Dak Sevaks from Rs. 2,500/- to Rs.3,500/- same as that prescribed for the regular departmental employees. The decision would be applicable with prospective effect that is from the accounting year 2012-13 payable in 2013-14. 

The increase in bonus calculation ceiling will restore the long established parity between regular departmental employees and Gramin Dak Sevaks on the issue of payment of bonus. This decision will benefit 2.63 lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks working in the Department of Posts, who play a very vital role in providing postal, financial and insurance services in the rural, hilly and tribal areas of the country.