05 Mar, 2016 11a.m.

7th CPC : Govt may not scrap existing facilities, allowances

After dropping enough hint that Government is all set to implement the recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission soon, here is yet another good news for central government employees.

According to Finance Ministry sources, Government won't be making any changes in the existing advances and facilities, enjoyed by Central government employees. Pay commission had suggested abolition of many privileges and facilities including risk allowance, small family allowance, festival advance and motor cycle advance etc in its recommendations.

Reportedly, employees associations and Trade Unions were not happy with the suggestions by the pay commission. They had requested government to make its stand clear on it. Reportedly, Finance Ministry was constantly in touch with PMO over the same. Finally PMO said that it doesn't want to disappoint government staff.

A Finance Ministry sources was quoted by a news website as saying, "The PMO has sent its directive and it says that existing privileges cannot be curtailed. Betterment must be done for central government employees by protecting the current facilities".

Earlier, Government in its Budget document made the announcement that pay Commission will be implemented during the financial year 2016-17.

Centre further said the once-in-a-decade pay hike has been built in as interim allocation for different ministries and budget numbers were credible.

The voluminous budget documents state that "the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission due from January 1, 2016 is to be implemented during the financial year 2016-17 as also the revised One Rank One Pension scheme for Defence services." "The government has made provisions for the additional liabilities on these count," it said, without giving the amount allocated for implementation.

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