Seventh Pay Commission to submit report soon1 min read . Updated: 23 Sep 2015, 06:09 PM IST
Earlier in August, the govt had extended Commission's term by another four months till 31 December to give recommendations
New Delhi: Seventh Pay Commission is ready with its recommendations on revising emoluments for nearly 48 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners, and will soon submit report to the finance ministry.
Earlier in August, the government had extended Commission’s term by another four months till 31 December to give recommendations.
“The Commission is ready with recommendations and the report will be submitted soon," people with direct knowledge of the matter said.
The Commission, whose recommendations may also have a bearing on the salaries of the state government staff, was given more time by the Union cabinet just a day before its original 18-month term was coming to an end.
Headed by Justice A.K. Mathur, the Commission was appointed in February 2014 and its recommendations are scheduled to take effect from 1 January 2016.
The government constitutes the Pay Commission almost every 10 years to revise the pay scale of its employees and often states also implement the panel’s recommendations after some modifications.
As part of the exercise, the Commission holds discussions with various stakeholders, including organisations, federations, groups representing civil employees as well as defence services.
Meena Agarwal is the secretary of the Commission. Other members are Vivek Rae, a retired IAS officer of 1978 batch and Rathin Roy, an economist.
The Sixth Pay Commission was implemented with effect from 1 January 2006, the fifth from 1 January 1996 and the fourth from 1 January 1986.