7th Pay Commission likely to recommend 20 per cent hike in salaries, J&K employees also wait for report

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An employee counts Indian currency notes at a cash counter inside a bank in KolkataThe Seventh Pay Commission report which is expected to be submitted to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today is likely to lead to a windfall for the central government employees. Government employees in Jammu and Kashmir, and the employee unions are waiting for the report as they would be able to put pressure on the state government to hike their salaries citing the seventh pay commission report.

As per sources 7th pay commission report is likely to recommend a hike of 20 to 23 per cent in the salary and allowances of the government employees. The panel has recommended 15 per cent hike in basic salary, dearness allowance, and house rent allowance which will lead to an overall increase in 22 to 23 per cent. The recommendations of 7th pay commission would be effective from January 1, 2016.

A pay commission is constituted by the central government every decade to revise the pay scale of the employees.

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