New Delhi, June 24: The Finance Ministry on Thursday said that the government is not bound to approve the recommendations proposed by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries on 7th Pay Commission. Finance Ministry’s statement indicated that the government may accept or refuse the findings of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries on 7th Pay Commission.Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: Good News For Govt Employees. They Are Likely to Receive Another 3% DA Hike in January 2022

“The Empowered Committee will make its proposal and the government will make the decision,” a Finance Ministry official involved with the process of 7th Pay Commission recommendations’ implementation told The Sen Times. The government may welcome the Empowered Committee’s report but will take its own decision over the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. (ALSO READ: 7th Pay Commission: 11 things to know about financial bonanza for Central government employees) Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: Good News For Central Govt Employees. Their Basic Salary Likely to Increase in New Year | Here’s How

While the Empowered Committee of Secretaries, headed by P K Sinha, is expected to recommend 30 per cent hike in salaries of central government employees, the government  is likely to cut the salary for the higher rungs and increase that for the lower grades. The Empowered Committee will submit its final report after two meetings later this month. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: Pensioners Likely to Get Rs 11364 More With Hike in DR, Arrears | Check Calculation Here 

The 7th Pay Commission, headed by Justice A K Mathur, had originally proposed hike of 14.27 in basic pay, 23.55 per cent in salary, allowances and pensions. New reports suggested that the panel is likely to propose a whopping 30 per cent hike in government employees’s salary, making the minimum amount Rs 23,500, whereas, the maximum salary would be Rs 3,25,000.