Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: In what could upset millions of central government employees, the implementation recommendations of 7th Pay Commission may be further delayed.
As per New Indian Express report, the Empowered Committee of Secretaries “wants to address various concerns” raised by the Joint Consultative Machinery before “taking a final call on the recommendations of the commission”.
The high-powered panel headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha to process the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission will have bearing on the remuneration of 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.
The 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.