Govt sets up panel to
study 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations.
today decided to set up a high-powered panel headed by Cabinet Secretary P K
Sinha to process therecommendations of the 7th Pay Commission which will have
bearing on the remuneration of 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh
has approved the setting up of Empowered Committee of Secretaries to process
the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission in an overall perspective,
Parliamentary affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu told reporters here.
implementation of the new pay scales is estimated to put an additional burden
of Rs 1.02 lakh crore on the exchequer in 2016-17. Subject to acceptance by the
government, they will take effect from January 1, 2016.
Empowered Committee of Secretaries will function as a Screening Committee to
process the recommendations with regard to all relevant factors of the
Commission in an expeditious detailed and holistic fashion, an official
Minister Arun Jaitley had said earlier that he was not worried aboutfiscal
deficit and government would be able to meet its target despite additional
outgo on account of higher pay.
admitted however that the impact of implementing the recommendations, which
will result in an additional annual burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore on exchequer,
would last for two to three years.
Considering a written assuarance from CPMG, to convene a discussion with Circle JCA leaders after 26 th of this month, JCA decided to postpone the indefinite hunger strike in front of Circle office from 12/01/16.