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7th Pay Commission announces bonanza for central govt staff

The Commission has proposed a 23.55% hike in salary, allowances and pension for serving staff and pensioners

Chairman of the Seventh Pay Commission  A K Mathur (right) submitted the 900-page report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in New Delhi on Thursday
Chairman of the Seventh Pay Commission A K Mathur (right) submitted the 900-page report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in New Delhi on Thursday

The Seventh Central Pay Commission has proposed a hefty 23.55 per cent hike in salary, allowances and pension for 4.8 million government employees and 5.5 million pensioners. If accepted, the recommendations of the commission, headed by retired judge A K Mathur, would be effective from January. The recommended hike, contained in a 900-page report, is over 11 percentage points lower than the 35 per cent suggested by the sixth pay commission. The panel also virtually expanded the one rank, one pay commission to all civilian central government servants, paramilitary forces and defence ...