7th Pay Commission: In every static interval of time, the Indian government set up a pay commission. The pay commission gives recommendations related to the change in the salary structure of government employees, schemes for government employees and many more to the central government. As always, the pay commission impacts the employee’s life in a positive as well as sometimes in a negative manner. For a long time, Indian government employees have been waiting for the 8th pay commission. Allegedly as per the government information, the 8th pay commission is going to be implemented very soon, and it will increase the government employees’ salary, allowance and other benefits provided by the central government.
7th pay commission
The 7th Pay Commission of the central government was launched in January 2016 and still, all the salaries, allowances and other government benefits are given to the employees based on the 7th Pay Commission
Latest news of the 7th pay commission
For a long time, the central government employees raised their voices to get an increment in the base salary. Now the central government is increasing the base salary from 34% to 38%. As per the government information changes will take effect from 1st July 2022. By this update in the 7th pay commission over 23 lakh retired government employees (pensioners) will get a benefit of up to 18,000. The government of India established the pay commission for the benefit of the employees. The pay commission provides the latest and valid recommendations regarding the compensation, salary, allowance and others for central government employees.
Establishment of the 7th pay commission
If we talk about how the 7th Pay Commission of India came into existence. According to government officials in the month of January 2016, the 7th pay commission came into existence. Mr AK Mathur headed the 7th pay commission and submitted the report of the 7th pay commission to our honourable 82 finance minister Arun Jaitley. The major highlight of the 7th pay commission report was the salary and allowance hike. The report of the 7th Pay Commission suggests a 23.55 % increment in the pay and allowance of government employees.
Importance of 7th pay commission
The importance of the 7th pay commission is very significant for the government employees of India. As it operates all monetary requirements of government employees. Expect the salary The pay commission takes care of the employee’s allowance, house rent allowance, travel allowance, etc. Employees especially the defence persons get an additional salary for working in the harsh and dangerous climate.
Despite all of these benefits, female government employees get 26 weeks of maternity leave during the time of pregnancy and even male employees get 15 days of paternity leave.
The 7thPay Commission’s objectives
Governments establish commissions for the fulfilment of the various objectives but the primary objective of the 7th Pay Commission is to ensure the salary hike, provide maximum employment benefits to the employee and the most important. “Protect the right of employees”
The 7th Pay commission silent feature
There are many silent features of the 7th pay commission some of them are given below
After the implementation of the 7th pay commission the old pay matrix (pay bands and grade pay were dissolved) and introduce a new pay matrix for the benefit of government employees
According to the 7th Pay Commission they had designed several different pay matrixes for the different types of government jobs such as defence, civilians, nursing services and many more
As per the 7th pay commission, the minimum pay of the employee has increased from 7000rs to 18000 Rs per month now, earlier the lower starting salary was 7000 Rs but now the lowest starting salary will be 18000 Rs for newly recruitedpersons.
For the class 1 officer, the starting salary will be 56,100 rupees. It is more than the previous salary of a class 1 officer starting salary.
Rate of increment in the salary
As per the 7th Pay Commission, the increment in the salary of a government employee will be 3% which will help the employee to get a higher salary in the future.
Military service Pay of 7th pay commission
According to the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission, the rates of military service pay start from 1,000 2,000 ₹4,200 and ₹6,000 to ₹3,600, ₹5,200, ₹10,800 and ₹15,500 according to the categories of employees
The 7th pay commission has increased the Ex-Gratia from 10-20 lakh to 24-45 lakh for the defence and person involved in defence categories
House building advance
As per the 7th pay commission, the cabinet has approved the recommendation to increase the house building advancement from 7.50 lakh to 25 lakh rupees.
WRIIL (work-related illness and injury leave)
As compared to earlier, hospital leave, special disability leaves sick leave. All of these leave categories are now subsumed in a new leave category, WRIIL (Work related illness and injury leave) the 7th pay commission recommends ensuring the full salary of an employee having hospitalisation and other reasons related to WRIIL