According to reports, the percentage of pay hike recommended by the pay commission may be doubled.
As per reports, central government employees are likely to expect basic pay hike of around 30%, which will be effective January 1, 2016."
Reportedly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered officials to speed up review process so that it could be implemented soon. Modi has asked Committee of Secretaries to provide maximum benefits to central staff.
The recommendations when implemented would have bearing on remuneration of 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners. Subject to acceptance by the government, the recommendations will take effect from January 1, 2016.
The 7th Pay panel suggested 23.55% hike in pay and allowances of government employees. Pay will go up by 16%; increase in allowances will be 63%; increase in pension will be 24%.
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.