The 7th Pay Commission allowances have been approved by the Cabinet on 28 June, 2017. The 7th Central Pay Commission or 7CPC proposal was put forward in November 2015 to the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the Centre. PM Modi and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley accepted the recommendations in June 2016, approving hefty increment to government officials. The recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission include a salary hike of 14% to Indian government officials. Update: On 3 July, 2017, it was announced that as per the 7th Pay Commission, Indian government employees will get HRA hike of 106 percent to 157 percent in their July 2017 salary.
On June 28, 2017, the revised 7th Pay Commission allowances were approved in a Cabinet meeting, following which, the House Rent Allowance (HRA) would be increased if the Dearness Allowance crosses 25 per cent of the basic pay. "The Lavasa committee had suggested the change in relations to HRA. Originally, the HRA was to be increased if DA crosses 50 per cent of basic pay. But now, the HRA would be raised by 3 per cent, when DA crosses 25 per cent of the employee’s basic pay," Mishra told India.com. Read the full story here.
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