Cabinet likely to finalise 7th CPC allowances next week

Cabinet likely to finalise 7th CPC allowances next week

Cabinet likely to finalise central govt employees' allowances next week

The Union Cabinet is likely to take a call on the allowance structure of central government employees soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns from his four-nation foreign visit.  This could come to pass on June 7, media reports suggest.

The recommendations of Committee on Allowances, led by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa, were to be taken up in a meeting of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) scheduled yesterday (June 1).
Yesterday's meeting focused on House Rent Allowance (HRA) rates. The 7th Central Pay Commission had brought down the HRA to 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent for Class X, Y and Z cities respectively, which had the central government employees miffed.

The pay panel had also suggested that the HRA rates should be revised to 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent when DA crossed 50 per cent, and further increased to 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent when DA went beyond 100 per cent. This is the first time a Pay Commission has called for a decline in HRA rates, central government employee unions have claimed.

Read more at: Business Today


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