Even as central government employees are getting increasingly anxious about the delay in the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, the government said today that they will have to wait a few more days for the final announcement in this regard. Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha had a meeting with the representatives of government employees, and he assured them that the final decision regarding revised allowances will not be delayed beyond June 1. He informed the government employee representatives that the Ashok Lavasa report on revised allowances is currently being examined by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) and everything will be finalized by June 1.
Describing the current situation, Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) secretary Shiv Gopal Mishra wrote to central government employees, “The Cabinet Secretary has said that he has fixed June 1, 2017 for the perusal of the report of the Allowances Committee by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries, and soon after that, he will send a memorandum to the Cabinet for their consideration.”
It may be recalled that after the report on allowances was submitted by the Ashok Lavasa-led Committee on Allowance, it was to be further vetted by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS), especially for examining key demands such as arrears on allowances and an increase in basic pay.