7th Pay Commission: Revised allowances to be delayed till November due to surgical strikes
Government has decided to delay the report on revised allowances till November following the surgical strikes that India carried out on seven terror launch pads across the LoC.
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The Central Government employees will have to wait a little more for the implementation of revised allowance as the government has decided to delay it by a month following the surgical strikes that India recently carried out, media reports say.
Indian security forces carried out surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) on September 29 after a terror attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri on September 18.
As per reports in the media, the government has decided to delay the report of special committee on hiked allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission till November.
Media reports quoting top Finance Ministry officials said that government has decided to delay the announce of higher allowances “Fearing any eventual terrorism incident” in the country to "respect public sentiments" in the wake of the Indian Army's surgical strikes.
On July 22, the Committee on Allowances was set up to decide on revision of allowance as Justice A K Mathur panel had earlier recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others.
This Committee was constituted on July 22, and was to submit its report within four months. The first meeting of the Committee was held on August 4.
The recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission cover 48 lakh Central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.