New Delhi, Nov 20: Putting an end to all speculations, the seventh pay commission submitted its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday, Nov 19.
The commission-headed by Justice AK Mathur recommended salary hike for government employees and pensioners by 23.55 per cent.
The recommended salary hike for government employees and pensioners will come into effect from Jan 1, 2016.
The minimum pay in the government is recommended to be set at Rs 18,000 per month.
The maximum pay is recommended as Rs 2.25 lakhs per month and for Cabinet Secretary and others at the same level the maximum pay is set at Rs 2.50 lakh.
Speaking about their final report, Mathur was quoted as saying, "The report comprising of 900 pages is made after considering hardships of people all over the nation."
According to rules, central government constitutes the Pay Commission almost every 10 years to revise the pay scale of its employees and often states also implement the panel's recommendations after some modifications.
The UPA government in Feb 2014 constituted the seventh pay commission-headed by Mathur. The core agenda to form the commission was to revise remuneration of about 48 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners.
Later the union cabinet of Modi government had extended the term of the panel in Aug by four months, till Dec 2015. The 6th Pay Commission was implemented with effect from Jan 1, 2006.