The hefty increase in salary and allowances of central government employees and pensioners following the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations will put a strain on exchequer to the tune of Rs 1.02 lakh crore in 2016-17, or 0.65 percent of GDP.
Seeking to infuse more young blood into the armed forces via the Short Service Commission, the 7th Pay Commission Thursday recommended that they be paid gratuity and entitled to a fully-funded one-year course at a premier institute of higher learning.
In percentage terms, the overall increase in pay and allowance and pensions over the business-as-usual scenario will be 23.55 percent. Within this, the increase in pay will be 16 percent, in allowances 63 percent and in pension would be 24 percent.
Madras High Court bench today directed the Principal secretary (Home) to pay a compensation of Rs 1.5 lakh to a HIV infected petitioner, who was forced to undergo imprisonment for more than six years in a criminal case though he was not connected with it at all.
In a new development regarding the resignation of IIT-Delhi director Raghunath K Shevgaonkar, Union Human Resource and Development on Sunday clarified that there has not been a request from Sachin Tendulkar for ground of IIT-Delhi for running cricket academy.