7th Pay Commission: Arrears on higher allowances soon says government

7th Pay Commission: Arrears on higher allowances soon says government

7th Pay Commission: Arrears on higher allowances soon says government***The government has assured that the demand for the arrears on higher
allowances as per the 7th Pay Commission would be met soon. The assurance
was given by the Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha after a meeting with the
National Joint Council of Action or NJCA the consolidated body of employee
unions.
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The government has assured that the demand for the arrears on higher
allowances as per the 7th Pay Commission would be met soon. The assurance
was given by the Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha after a meeting with the
National Joint Council of Action or NJCA the consolidated body of employee
unions. The NJCA which has been leading the negotiations relating to the
7th Pay Commission met with Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha and reiterated the
demand of arrears on higher allowances from January 2016 onwards. The body
also demanded the implementation of the report by the Committee on
Allowances under the 7th Pay Commission.
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Demands will be met soon The report was submitted to the finance ministry.
It is still under examination. The Cabinet Secretary during the meeting
assured that the same would be implemented soon. The concerns would be
considered and it may take some time. The report is currently being
examined by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed by P K Sinha.

What are the demands? During the meeting the NJAC spoke about the arrears
and said that the employees should be given the amount pending from January
2016 onwards. Further they also demanded that the government resolve the
anomalies related to the minimum wages, fitment factor and family pension
under the 7th Pay Commission. A demand for upgradation of the fitment
factor from 2.57 to 3.16 for minimum wage revision was also made. However
this is negotiable they said.
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Modifications suggested There are a few modifications that have been
suggested in some allowonaces applicable to all central government employees
and other allowances which are applicable to specific employee categories.
The 7th Pay Commission had suggested the abolition of 52 out of the 196
existing allowances, apart from subsuming 36 smaller allowances. Further it
had also reduced the HRA from the existing 10, 20 and 30 per cent to 8, 24
and 16 respectively. 

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