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7th Pay Commission latest news: Central Government employees may get HRA hike ranging between 106 to 122 per cent

The 7th Pay Commission headed by retired Justice A K Mathur and his panel had proposed huge increase in HRA of more than 47 lakh employees working under the payroll of central government.

New Delhi, July 18: Narendra Modi government is now considering to hike House Rent Allowance (HRA) of Central Government employees after implementing recommendations made by 7th Pay Commission. The Centre is likely to hike HRA ranging between 106 per cent to 122 per cent. This will make the HRA more than double.

The 7CPC headed by retired Justice A K Mathur and his panel had proposed huge increase in HRA of more than 47 lakh employees working under the payroll of central government. Mathur and his panel had recommended to hike HRA more than double, with the increases ranging between 106 per cent and 122 per cent.

According to reports, the government is likely to implement soon the new pay structure for central government employees excluding allowances, the compensatory perks for all employees. In next four months a high-level committee constituted by the Cabinet will examine the recommendations made by 7CPC on HRA, transport allowance.

According to a source quoted by The Sen Times, said, “The Finance Secretary committee will have carefully weigh the risk of doing to raise the allowances of the central government employees against the risk of economy can afford.

 Accordingly, they will go for ditto, the 7th pay commission recommendations for allowances, however, it could be a slight change, but not overall”.

The committee will also consider the demand made by central government Employees Union leaders to increase minimum wage from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000. The implementation of 7CPC was done six months after Justice Mathur and his team submitted its findings and it will positively impact a total of 47 lakh employees currently working under central government and 53 lakh pensioners.

Meanwhile on Sunday there were reports that the much awaited hiked salary of central government employees will be credited to their official salary account by August 1, 2016.

Read at  http://www.india.com/news/india/7th-pay-commission-latest-news-central-government-employees-may-get-hra-hike-ranging-between-106-to-122-per-cent-1340754/

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