New Delhi, Mar 17: There is good news in the offing for the central government employees who are waiting for the implementation of Seventh Pay Commission. Reportedly, notification for the 'increment proposal' will be issued after States Assembly polls.
Sources say that as model code of conduct is in place till May 21, Government will be able to issue notification in the month of June only.
Elections in five states-Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry is scheduled from April 4. State polls will be continued till May 16.
The Finance Ministry sources say that Government doesn't want to sully its image by announcing any such decision during the poll period. At the same time, Centre also doesn't want to give Opposition extra ammo to attack it during the election time.
So to be on safer side, Government most likely will release notification regarding the latest pay commission only after May 21.
A Finance Ministry sources was quoted by a news website as saying, "The BJP led central government decided execution time of the pay commission's proposals in April but the Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed by cabinet Secretary can't sort out some anomalies of Seventh pay commission recommendations like scrapping of advances, allowances and minimum pay before declaration of states Assemblies polls".
Sources further said that Implementation cell of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries is trying its best to address grivances of all concerned parties. After giving final touch to report, Empowered Committee will send recommendations to PMO for its nod. Once PMO will through the report, it will be placed before the Cabinet for final approval.
Report says that all these process will be over till May last and that's why model code of conduct of states polls is being considered as cut off point for the notification of pay commission.