The special committee report on allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission is likely to be delayed by a month because of ongoing tension between India and Pakistan after Indian Army conducted surgical strikes along Line of Control (LoC) in PoK.
Since the government is busy in making defence activities after surgical strike which escalated tension between India and Pakistan, the implementation of the revised allowance recommended by the 7th Pay Commission is set to be delayed till November. According to sources, the government has decided to delay the allowances, under 7th Pay Commission, in the wake of ongoing tussle between two hostile neighbours.
Earlier there was report that the committee on allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission failed to submit its report as Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was too busy due to political developments post attack on Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri and BJP’s national executive meet.
According to Finance Ministry officials, the government, however, wants to implement the higher allowances, under 7th Pay Commission recommendations, but the surgical strike and tension along LoC may compelled it to delay the process by a month. “Fearing any eventual terrorism incident in the country and in view of the current scenario and respecting public sentiments, the government has decided to delay the announce of higher allowances by a month,” an official said.