The good news for 47 lakh central government employees,the proposal to hike their allowances as per the recommendations of the 7th pay commission will be considered by the cabinet on Wednesday
The Ashok Lavasa -led comittee on April 28 had suggested changes in some allowances applicable to central government employees and also for specific categories in Railways and defence .
It had recommended that 52 out of 196 allowances be abolished altogether and 36 be merged with other heads.
The cabinet had already approved the recommendations regarding pay and pension for central government employees last year.
The annual pension bill of central government is likely to be around Rs. 1.7 lakh crores.