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Higher allowances after state polls, no arrears to be paid


06 Jan, 2017 7:45p.m.

Official sources in Finance Ministry told us on condition of anonymity that the central government will announce higher allowances under 7th Pay Commission award for the central government employees after the completion of five states assemblies’ poll process as the model code of conduct has come into effect from Wednesday.

The announcement is to come in March after eight to nine months of getting basic pay hike of the central government employees.

Sources, however, said the government had no plan to give allowances in arrears from August for the central government employees.

“There’s no arrears on allowances will be given to employees,” they confirmed.

Justice A K Mathur, Chairman, 7th Pay Commission had presented its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in November, 2015 with the recommendations for 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay, the overall increase in salary, allowances and pensions is 23.55%. The increase in allowances will be higher by 63% while pensions will rise 24%.

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