Although the Seventh Pay Commission has been approved by the Centre, the desert state might take a little longer to implement the same.
The committee is gripped with building a new pay structure and has therefore requested for an extension, which implies that the commission implementation will be delayed by about a quarter.
Anticipated pressure on State exchequer
The new 7th pay commission guidelines will impose extra burden on the state exchequer. The state panel will anticipate the quantum of additional burden which the state exchequer will have to bear.
The committee shall furnish a progress report on or before August 15, 2017. However, the employees can expect implementation of 7th pay commission guidelines in Rajasthan by September, as the committee is expected to take another 3 months before giving its final verdict.
A sum of about Rs 10,000 crore is expected to be spent over payment of pay, pension and allowances if the 7th pay commission recommendations are to be implemented in its entirety.
Centre passed the 7th pay commission. Here are the main takeaways
The Union Cabinet held a special meeting for approving the recommendations of the Seventh pay commission. The announcement of union approval was a big treat for the employees. The new allowances will affect 48 lakh central government employees.
Here are the main takeaways from the Union cabinet meeting.
- House Rent Allowance (HRA) to be paid at 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent respectively for X, Y and Z cities. Rs 5,400, Rs 3,600 and Rs 1,800
- HRA not to be less than for X, Y and Z cities, calculated at 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent of minimum pay of Rs 18,000
- Seventh Pay Commission recommended revision of HRA when Dearness Allowance (DA) reaches 50 per cent and 100 per cent. The government decided to revised rates when DA crosses 25 per cent and 50 per cent respectively
- The Siachen Allowance has been increased from Rs 14,000 to Rs 30,000 per month for soldiers, and Rs 21,000 to Rs 42,500 for officers for extreme risk and hardship
- Fixed Medical Allowance for pensioners increased from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 per month.
- Constant Attendance Allowance on 100 per cent disablement for pensioners has been increased from Rs 4,500 to Rs 6,750 per month
- For nurses and ministerial staff at hospitals, government has increased Nursing Allowance from Rs 4,800 to Rs 7,200 per month. Operation Theater Allowance raised from Rs 360 per month to Rs 540 per month