Seventh Central Pay Commission brought good news for all the central government workers. They will get approx. 2% hike. And before the Dussehra this year, they will get an increased salary. The Seventh Central Pay Commission is going to affect as many as 47 lakh working employees. Also, it will affect the 52 lakh pensioners of the central government.
Let us know more about what changes the Seventh Central Pay Commission brought in the country’s pay scale.
Who will get affected by the Seventh Central Pay Commission?
- First of all, it will affect Defense force employees.
- Also, it will directly affect Central government employees. And this includes all the industrial as well as the non-industrial employees.
- And then, it will affect employees working in the Supreme Court of India.
- All India Services employees will also get affected.
- Employees working for the regulatory bodies of the Parliament. However, this excludes Reserve Bank of India employees.
- Employees working in UTs.
- And the employees working in the Audit and Accounts department of the country.
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What Changes under the Seventh Central Pay Commission?
As with the every Pay commission, below mentioned will change under the Seventh Central Pay Commission.
- Pay structure of the working employees. This also includes the flexible benefit plans as well as the retirement benefit plans.
- Global practices will change and government will try to adopt the best ones.
- Economic conditions of the Centre workers.
- The finance of the state governments. Generally, they change their financial practices based on the Centre.
- The resource management will change. If there are any changes needed or country’s welfare or development, they might make those changes.
Key Highlights of the Seventh Central Pay Commission
- Pay matrix level will decide the salary of the employee. Earlier it was decided by the grade pay. However, the principle behind both the matrices is almost same.
- Earlier, minimum pay of a central government employee was Rs. 7000 per month. After the Seventh Central Pay Commission, it is Rs. 18000 per month.
- For the class one officers, the lowest salary is Rs. 56100 per month. This is a threefold increase from the previous salaries.
- Government is planning to apply a fitment factor is 2.57. This will increase the salary of the all workers as well as the pension holders.
- The rate of increment is 3%. This is still better because workers will get good salaries.
- For the Combined Armed Police Forces, the Seventh Central Pay Commission brings major changes. Their gratuity ceiling is now 20 lakhs which was 10 lakhs earlier.
- People in military who were getting Rs. 1000 will not get Rs. 3600 and people who were getting Rs. 6000 will now get Rs. 15500.
- There will be no hospital leaves, sick leaves or the special disability leaves. And instead, a new leave is there now. And this leave is named as “Work Related Illness and Injury Leave”.
- If any worker goes for the WRIIL leave, then he/she will get full compensation for that time period.
- Earlier, workers used to get Rs. 7.50 lakhs as the house building advance. Now, they can avail an advance of up to 25 lakhs. This is a good thing because the rates of house buildings have increased since the last pay commission.
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