Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday by and large accepted the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, which will benefit over one crore government employees and pensioners.
In a bonanza, now the government employees and pensioners will get a 2.5 times hike in basic pay and pensions under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations that will cost the exchequer annually Rs 1.02 lakh crore, which the government says will have a multiplier effect on economy.
The new scales of pay provide for entry-level basic pay going up from Rs 7,000 per month to Rs 18,000, while at the highest level i.E. Secretary, it would go up from Rs 90,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh. For Class 1 officers, the starting salary will be Rs 56,100.
Watch here the full details of 7th Pay Commission recommendations approved by the Modi Cabinet on Wednesday ( June 29, 2016).