Increased Allowances under 7th CPC for Central Government Employees in June
Central employees can get the gift of increased allowances in June. Under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary, the meeting of the High Power Committee of Secretaries is going to be held on June 1. This committee will consider the recommendations of the Lavasa Committee on allowances and will approve it. After this, it will be offered in the cabinet. It will be implemented after approval of the cabinet. According to the high officials of the Finance Ministry, in June, government employees will be decided on increased allowances and they can start getting increased allowance from June. As far as Arrears of Allowances is concerned, this decision will be taken in the cabinet, that the arrears should be given together or in installments.
The Ashok Lavasa Committee, set up on the allowances, submitted its report to the government at the end of April. According to sources, the committee has recommended House Rental Allowance (HRA) to be 28, 18 and 10 per cent in the report, but the report also states that the existing HR rates are also rational. If the government wants it can be considered. In addition, the Lavasa Committee has endorsed the suggestion to completely eliminate 52 of the 196 allowances and to include 36 allowances in other major allowances. HRA is available on the basis of Basic Salary. It is noteworthy that in the report of the 7th Pay Commission, 24 percent for Class X city, 16 for Class Y and 8 percent for class Z, 8 percent HR was recommended. It was strongly opposed by its central staff, then the government formed the Lavasa Committee. The committee had to submit its report in October 2016. But it submitted its report to the government at the end of April 2017.
Shiv Gopal Mishra, convenor of the National Joint Council of Action, Central Worker, said in the interaction with NBT that we have not approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on the perks of allowances. We were getting HA, 30, 20 and 10 per cent. The 7th Pay Commission has recommended a sudden reduction. If the government can not increase our allowances then do not reduce it. Those who are receiving the benefits from the time of 6th Pay Commission, they should continue to meet us. Under the 6th pay commission, the Central HRA employees working in class X cities are getting 30 per cent, 20 per cent in Class Y cities and 10 per cent HR in Class Z cities.