7th Pay Commission: CBSE chief gets additional charge of implementation cell; notification soon

New Delhi, July 22: It looks like government will soon issue notification regarding the implementation of Seventh Pay Commission. With this motive, the CBSE chief Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi has been given an additional charge of chief of the implementation cell of the pay Commission.

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Reportedly, he will look into the notifications process and will try to address concerns of government employees who are unhappy with some of the recommendations.

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A finance ministry sources was quoted as saying, "The implementation cell is now drafting the notification of the 7th pay commission recommendations, which the cabinet approved on June 29.The cell will issue the notification shortly within 7 to 10 days".

On Thursday, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) appointed CBSE chief Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi chief of the implementation cell. DoPT order said that Chaturvedi will serve as Joint Secretary in the cell for three months or till appointment of a regular incumbent.

The implementation cell was set up by the Finance Ministry in November last year. As per the Ministry's order, the cell is to be headed by Joint Secretary with the help of nine other staff.

The Union Cabinet had last month accepted almost all the recommendations of the pay panel.

Chaturvedi, a 1987 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, was recently appointed as the Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

The pay panel had in November last year recommended 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay at junior levels, the lowest in 70 years. The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.

The Seventh Central Pay Commission recommended changes in the pay of around 1 crore individuals - 33 lakh central government employees, 14 lakh armed forces personnel, and 52 lakh pensioners. In June, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told a press conference that the government had decided to "by and large" accept the recommendations.

OneIndia news

(With inputs from PTI)

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