The Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS), which submitted its recommendations of the Committee on Allowances’ report on higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission, has reportedly proposed salary hike for the central government employees. The Empowered Committee, however, has rejected the demand of keeping house rent allowance (HRA) at between 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent and stuck to the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission on the issue. There no clarity on Empowered Committee’s recommendations about other higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission.
The Empowered Committee of Secretaries has reportedly submitted its report on higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The report will now be places before the Union Cabinet. Before finalising its report on higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission, the E-CoS screened the report of the Committee on Allowances. Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa-led committee, which examined the 7th pay commission’s recommendations on allowances, submitted its report to the finance minister on April 27.