Monday, July 25, 2016

 More than 47 lakh Central Government employees and 53 lakh pensioners have been eagerly waiting for implementation of 7th Pay Commission.
 By News Desk on July 23, 2016 at 11:48 PM 

New Delhi, July 23: The newly appointed IAS officer Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi who was given an additional charge of chief of implementation cell of the 7th pay Commission is likely to issue a notification of salary hike within seven days. Chaturvedi who had earlier worked as a Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) chief has been working on the implementations of 7CPC recommendations which was approved by Narendra Modi government last month.

According to a Finance Ministry official quoted by The Sen Times, the cell will issue the notification within 7 to 10 days. Which means more than 47 lakh Central Government employees eagerly waiting for the pay hike will get their increased salaries under the new pay matrix from August 1, excluding new allowances.

The implementation cell chief has been appointed by the Union Government to avoid national level strike threatened by union officials. The appointment of Chaturvedi came on Thursday, as Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) named him as the chief of implementation cell of 7CPC.

Chaturvedi, who had worked as a CBSE chief earlier is a Madhya Pradesh cadre IAS officer of 1987 batch, was three months ago given the additional charge of Joint Secretary in the cell for three months. But after Ministry’s order, the cell is to be headed by Chaturvedi with the help of nine other staff.

The Union Cabinet decided to constitute a committee headed by Finance Secretary for further examination of the recommendations of 7CPC on allowances including HRA, DA, health insurance, transport allowance and many other. The Cabinet had accepted some recommendations but with the many Central Government employees are unhappy as the requested minimum wage was increased to Rs 18,000 and the demand was made of Rs 26,000.

The Central Government employees had also threatened to call for an indefinite strike from July 11 which was later called off after Union Government decided to set up a high-level committee to look into their demand. More than 47 lakh Central Government employees and 53 lakh pensioners have been eagerly waiting for implementation of 7CPC.

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