New Delhi: The cabinet approved the new pay scales for central government employees on June 29 after considering report of the 7th Pay Commission on pay and pensioner benefits, led by Justice A K Mathur.
The new pay scales will come into effect from January 1, 2016. The Cabinet has also decided that arrears of pay and pensioner benefits will be paid during the current financial year (2016-17) itself, unlike in the past when parts of arrears were paid in the next financial year. The recommendations will benefit over 1 crore employees. This includes over 47 lakh central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners, of which 14 lakh employees and 18 lakh pensioners are from the defence forces. As per official calculation, no huge amount will be required for the payment of salaries according to 7th Pay Commission recommendations.
However, all existing allowances to be paid as per the existing rates in existing pay structure, as government referred all allowances including HRA, transport allowance to a committee headed by Finance Secretary for examination of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on its. The committee shall submit its report within four months.
The new scales of pay provide for entry-level basic pay going up from Rs 7,000 per month to Rs 18,000, while at the highest level i.e. Secretary, it would go up from Rs 90,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh. For Class 1 officers, the starting salary will be Rs 56,100.
Given below the new salary of central government employees for the pay band of Rs 9,300- Rs 34,800.
|Pay Band Rs 9,300- Rs 34,800|