Seventh pay panel to submit report by September-end

Seventh pay panel to submit report by September-end

Seventh pay panel to submit report by September-end

The Seventh Pay Commission set up by the government to revise remuneration of about 48 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners will submit its report next month, said its chairman Justice A K Mathur.

The Union Cabinet, according to sources, is expected to extend the term of the commission by two months until October 31 at its meeting on Wednesday. The term of the commission ends this month.

“The commission will submit its report by the end of September,” Justice Mathur said.

The commission, which was set up by the UPA government in February 2014 to revise remuneration of central government employees, Defence personnel and pensioners, was required to submit its report by August-end.

The government constitutes the pay commission almost every 10 years to revise the pay scale of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modifications.

Talks over

The commission has already completed discussions with various stakeholders, including organisations, federations, groups representing civil employees as well as defence services. It’s now in the process of finalising its recommendations.

The recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission are scheduled to come into effect from January 1, 2016. The other members of the commission are Vivel Rae, Rathin Roy and its Secretary Meena Agarwal.

The Sixth Pay Commission was implemented with effect from January 1, 2006, the fifth from January 1, 1996 and the fourth from January 1, 1986.