New Delhi: Despite pressure exerted by the State governments, the central government has decided to implement the Seventh Pay Commission Award for central government employees in the course of next year.
Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said, “Increase in salary bill due to Seventh Pay Commission will not strain central government’s fiscal position.”
A senior official in Finance Ministry, who familiar with the pay commission matter said that some states are expected to delay implementing the Seventh Pay Commission Award to central government employees from centre side to be able them to get extra time for absorb similar pay hikes for state government employees.
“There are several states who have approached the Prime Minister’s Office, Cabinet Secretary and Niti Aayog, seeking more time in implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission’s report,” he said to Indian Express.
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