Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The central government employees may start receiving increased salary with 6 months of arrears from August 1.
As per media report, increased salary of July will be credited to the 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners' accounts on August 1, 2016. However, there is no clarity on whether the arrears of last 6 months will also be credited at the same time at one go or it will be deposited in installments.
As per sources, the Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed by the Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha has recommended a 30 percent increase in minimum and maximum basic pay structures along with doubling of existing rates of allowances and advances.
The 7th Pay Commission had suggested a maximum basic pay of Rs 2,50,000 and a minimum of Rs 18,000. A 30 percent increase would translate into maximum salary of Rs 3,25,000 and minimum at Rs 23,400, respectively.
The Empowered Committee of Secretaries is functioning as a Screening Committee to process the recommendations with regard to all relevant factors of the Commission in an expeditious detailed and holistic fashion.
Government had earlier decided to set up a high-powered panel headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha in January this year to process the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
Media reports further state that after getting final nod from the Empowered Committee of Secretaries, Finance Ministry will take only a few days to implement the higher pay package for central government employees.