New Delhi, May 20: Last year in June, the Union Government of India accepted the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission in respect of the categories and increased the minimum wage of a large number of central government employees from Rs 7,000 per month to Rs 18,000 per month. According to a report, the revised income for Central Government employees under 5200-20200 pay band has been divided into five categories from Grade 1800 to 2800 – and further, it is divided into 40 levels. (ALSO READ: Revised income for central government employees under 15,600 to 39,100 pay band)

According to a report, the Defence Pay Matrix, which was earlier divided into 24 stages is now extended to 40 stages similar to the Civil Pay Matrix.

Earlier in May, the Union Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave its go-ahead for the modifications under the 7th Pay Commission. The benefit of the proposed modifications would be available with effect from January 1, 2016, as it will benefit over 55 lakh pre-2016 civil and defence pensioners and family pensioners. According to a rough estimate, the alone pension bill of the Central Government employees is likely to be Rs 1,76,071 crore.

On 29th June 2016, while approving the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, the Cabinet had also approved the changed method of pension revision recommended by the 7th Pay Commission for pre-2016 pensioners. Also Read – 7th Pay Commission: Empowered Committee of Secretaries to present the report to the Union Cabinet next week

Meanwhile, according to a number of reports, it seems central government employees have to wait for one more week to receive any update on the revised allowance structure as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries (ECoS) is expected to take a final call next week after presenting their pinion in front of the Union Cabinet.

A total of 196 allowances was proposed under the 7th Pay Commission, and a Committee of Allowances was also formed under the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa to screen them. Last month the Ashok Lavasa committee submitted its final report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in which it suggested to abolish 52 allowances and 36 other allowances to be incorporated with other allowances.

Here are the details of Minimum Pay Band of Central Government Employee under 7th Pay Commission:

Pay Band 5200-20200
Grade Pay 1800 1900 2000 2400 2800
Level 1 2 3 4 5
1 18000 19900 21700 25500 29200
2 18500 20500 22400 26300 30100
3 19100 21100 23100 27100 31000
4 19700 21700 23800 27900 31900
5 20300 22400 24500 28700 32900
6 20900 23100 25200 29600 33900
7 21500 23800 26000 30500 34900
8 22100 24500 26800 31400 35900
9 22800 25200 27600 32300 37000
10 23500 26000 28400 33300 38100
11 24200 26800 29300 34300 39200
12 24900 27600 30200 35300 40400
13 25600 28400 31100 36400 41600
14 26400 29300 32000 37500 42800
15 27200 30200 33000 38600 44100
16 28000 31100 34000 39800 45400
17 28800 32000 35000 41000 46800
18 29700 33000 36100 42200 48200
19 30600 34000 37200 43500 49600
20 31500 35000 38300 44800 51100
21 32400 36100 39400 46100 52600
22 33400 37200 40600 47500 54200
23 34400 38300 41800 48900 55800
24 35400 39400 43100 50400 57500
25 36500 40600 44400 51900 59200
26 37600 41800 45700 53500 61000
27 38700 43100 47100 55100 62800
28 39900 44400 48500 56800 64700
29 41100 45700 50000 58500 66600
30 42300 47100 51500 60300 68600
31 43600 48500 53000 62100 70700
32 44900 50000 54600 64000 72800
33 46200 51500 56200 65900 75000
34 47600 53000 57900 67900 77300
35 49000 54600 59600 69900 79600
36 50500 56200 61400 72000 82000
37 52000 57900 63200 74200 84500
38 53600 59600 65100 76400 87000
39 55200 61400 67100 78700 89600
40 56900 63200 69100 81100 92300