7th CPC : New Allowances from August ?
Following News has been published by Sen Times, a popular website for Central Govt. employees.
“Fatter allowances are likely to be implemented with effect from August 1, 2016,” sources in Finance Ministry familiar with the matter said today morning asking not be named.
“The arrears of hike in basic pay is usually only paid. No arrears for allowances is paid, as per usual practice, the allowances is paid from the date of starting payment of salaries on the recommendation of the new pay commission, the 7th Pay Commission recommendations has been started from August. Hence the government will implement higher allowance from August 2016 and the government is considering this angle,” the sources said.
The government has paid its employees arrears arising from implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in one go in August salaries. The basic pay hike has been made effective from January 1, 2016.
“The FM is likely to approve the proposal of committee on allowances which will stick to the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations on allowances like glue and the higher allowances will be implemented with prospective effect from August 2016,” the sources confirmed.
However, the central government employees unions demanded for implementation of the allowances with retrospective effect from January 2016.
The hike in allowances is likely to happen by October 31, the sources told The Sen Times.