7th Pay Commission : From August 1 Central Government employees will get 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay, not overall 23.5 per cent



New Delhi, July 17: The much awaited hiked salary of Central Government employees will be credited to their official salary account bu August 1, 2016, as the recommendations made by 7th Pay Commission was approved on June 29 by Narendra Modi government. More than 47 lakh Central Government employees eagerly waiting for the hike will get 14.27 per cent hike in the basic pay and not 23.5 per cent.

The hike in allowance has been delayed by at least four months. For which the government has formed a high level committee headed by Finance Minister Ashok Lavasa to re-examine the hike in HRA, NP, DA and many other allowances for the employees.

As per reports, the salaries government employees would receive from August 1, would be hiked by 14.27 per cent, without any allowances. Which technically makes it a lowest ever salary hike implemented by any Pay Commission since independence.

On June 29, Central government had set up a high level committee to examine the anomalies in the 7CPC recommendations related to allowances. The committee will also consider the demand made by Central Government Employees Union leaders to increase minimum wage from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000.