Almost 10 months have been passed and the Commiteee on Allowances has not yet set a date for the submission of the report on allowances to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
New Delhi, April 26: The Union Government is all set to implement ‘higher allowances’ as some report suggest that the implementation will have no impact on inflation. The report first appeared on The Sen Times which also said that the ‘higher allowance’ will be implemented under the 7th Pay Commission.
The Sen Times reported, after Ashok Lavasa committee will submit its final report, the Union Government will implement the higher allowances from May. The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) the joint body union of central government employees has also asked the Ashok Lavasa committee to pay higher allowance to central government employees with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016.
The Sen Times quoted an unidentified source from Finance Ministry who said, “The government is ready to implement the higher allowances from May once it has received the report from Ashok Lavasa committee”.
The source further added that once the government takes a final call on higher allowances, over 47 lakh central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners will benefit from the decision.
The Ashok Lavasa was constituted in June last year, after the government implemented the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission from January 1, 2016, in respect to basic pay and dearness allowances. Also, there are chances that the government is likely to take some call on minimum wages one the final report is submitted.
Under the 7th Pay Commission, the panel had recommended the abolition of 52 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances, which triggered resentment among central government employees that governments complied with formation of the Commitee on Allowances.
Almost 10 months have been passed and the Commiteee on Allowances has not yet set a date for the submission of the report on allowances to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. However, the committee was initially given four months’ time to submit its report to Finance Minister but the delay has irked a large number of central government employees.