New Delhi: Central government employees are expected to see new allowances structure starting October. One meeting of committee on allowances has already taken place on 4th of August and second meeting is scheduled to be held on September 1.
As per media reports quoting sources in Finance Ministry, Finance Secretary committee is expected to submit its report by September, which is expected to be implemented soon thereafter.
In view of the strong protest staged by the representatives of Employee Associations and other stakeholders, government decided that recommendations on allowances, other than Dearness Allowance, will be examined by a Committee comprising Finance Secretary as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Posts and Chairman, Railway Board as Members before taking a final decision.
To the disappointment of government employees, the Justice A K Mathur panel had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others.
The Committee was to submit its report within four months. This Committee has been constituted on 22.07.2016 and the first meeting of the Committee has been held on 04.08.2016.
The recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission cover 48 lakh Central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.