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7th pay panel to submit its report on Thursday
The Commission was set up by the previous UPA government in February 2014
The Seventh Pay Commission will submit its report to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday, recommending an increase in remuneration of Central government employees as well as pensioners.
“We are ready with the report and will submit it on November 19,” the Commission’s Chairman Justice A.K. Mathur told PTI.
The Commission was set up by the UPA government in February 2014 to revise remuneration of about 48 lakh Central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners (emphasis supplied). Its recommendations will also have a bearing on the salaries of the State government staff.
The Union Cabinet had extended the term of the panel in August by four months, till December. The government constitutes the Pay Commission almost every 10 years to revise the pay scale of its employees and often these are adopted by the States after some modifications.
As part of the exercise, the Commission holds discussions with various stakeholders, including organisations, federations, groups, representing civil employees as well as Defence services.
The recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission are scheduled to take effect from January 1, 2016.