New Delhi, December 10: Almost after 18 months, a large number of government employees were upset after they found that the 7th Pay Commission or 7th CPC will be the last commission to make recommendations regarding the salaries. The government is also planning to abolish the system of formation of any pay commission in future, The Sen Times reported. (Also Read – 7th Pay Commission: After 7CPC Declared as Last Pay Commission; Here’s What Might Happen to Minimum Wage)Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation Hikes DA of 95,000 Employees to 17% Ahead of Diwali
It was also learnt that Centre is considering to adjust the salaries of its employees and pensioners Dearness Allowance (DA) which crosses the 50 per cent mark. Around 48 lakh government employees and 52 lakh pensioners have been eagerly waiting for their pay hike under the 7th Pay Commission. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: Good News For Central Govt Employees, Salary to Increase Up to THIS Amount | Details Here
On November 19, 2015, the 7th Pay Commission report was submitted by Justice A K Mathur to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and since then, government employees salaries have jumped considerably. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: After Centre, These States Have Also Increased Dearness Allowance of Their Employees | Full List Here
The objective behind the move is to keep central government employees salaries and allowances in balance with prices in the market. After this, the pay and allowances will be hiked when the Dearness Allowance crosses 50 per cent.
In future, the department of expenditure will be given the responsibility to regularly monitor salaries and allowances of central government employees and recommend the changes needed.
Earlier there were reports that the Defence Ministry is likely to take a decision on capping the educational expenses paid to the children of defence personnel in line with the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
After demands of several senior officials not to go ahead with the decision, a letter dated September 13, issued by the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, capped the fee for tuition and hostels at Rs 10,000 per month, as per the recommendations.
According to a source quoted by The Sen Times, Defence Ministry was apprised of the matter, indicating that a decision on the issue could be taken soon.
Earlier this month, Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar wrote to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Chandrashekhar urged Sitharaan not to cap the total expenditure towards tuition fee and hostel charges at Rs 10,000.