New Delhi, Feb 24: There is good news in the store for central government employees who are waiting for the implementation of Seventh Pay Commission. Reportedly, review report will be submitted to Finance Ministry at April end.
Pay commission Sources say that P K Sinha headed Empowered Committee of Secretaries will submit its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in April end.
At the moment, implementation Cell of the Pay Commission is looking into the recommendations. After processing the report, it will be sent to Empowered Committee in April.
"After submission of the report by the Implementation Cell, the report would be examined by the Empowered Committee for cabinet nod immediately", Finance Ministry sources said.
Earlier, PMO had ordered officials to speed up review process so that it could be implemented soon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked Committee of Secretaries to provide maximum benefits to central staff.
Pay Commission recommends 3% annual increment and 24% hike in pension for central government staffers.
Recently, the Defence Ministry also sought a fresh analysis of the concerns raised by the Army, Navy and the Air force- over the recommendations of the seventh pay commission.
The government has studied representations from the armed forces vis-a-vis the 7th Pay Commission and their concerns will be addressed "in the near future", Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said.