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Seventh pay panel's term extended till December

Seventh pay panel's term extended till December

The Union Cabinet extended the Seventh Pay Commission's term by four months till December 31 to give its views on revising salaries and pensions for nearly 9.8 million central government employees and 9.9 million pensioners. The panel headed by Justice AK Mathur, whose recommendations might also have a bearing on the salaries of the state government staff, was given the extension a day before its original 18-month term ended. The commission was appointed by the previous United Progressive Alliance government in February 2014, and its recommendations are scheduled to take effect ...