New Delhi, Jan 31: In what comes to be disappointing news for government employees, the much-awaited salary hike based on the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission is likely to be delayed till the months of June-July. Centre is likely to implement the populist report of the commission only after the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme is put into action. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest Update: Good News For Non-central Govt Employees, They Can Also Avail Centre’s LTC Cash Voucher Scheme Now | Details Here
Though OROP was rolled out in November, its implementation is delayed since the army veterans have demanded a number of modifications in the scheme proposed by the Centre. By indoctrinating the demands of ex-servicemen, the burden on the economy is bound to increase by manifold. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest Update: Good News For 2 Lakh State Govt Employee as Haryana Announces Festival Advance For Them
The 7th Pay Commission will also add an additional burden of Rs 1.02 crore on the financial year of 2016-17. To ascertain the practicality of some of the recommendations, Centre has also formed a 13-member Committee of Secretaries (CoS) to review the report of the Commission. (ALSO READ: Seventh Pay Commission: Cabinet-approved screening committee to review sops granted to 47 lakh employees) Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Tamil Nadu Freezes DA Till July 2021, Suspends Earned Leave Of Its Employees For One Year
The commission headed by Justice A K Mathur had submitted its report in November recommending a pay hike of 23.55 per cent. It suggests 16 per cent increase in basic payment, whereas a 64 per cent increment in allowances. Nearly 48 lakh employees and 52 lakh pensioners would be the beneficiaries of the Pay Commission report.
The first meeting of CoS to review the commission’s report is scheduled on February 2. There is a high possibility that a number of points made in the report may be amended or struck off by the empowered committee.