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7th Pay Commission - 5 Major Announcements for Govt Employees

If you are a government employee and worried about your salary structure as per the 7th pay commission recommendations, then you must read this. The government has announced various big reliefs for the employees in last few months.
From increase in DA, gift ceiling to monthly increment of Rs 5,000, there have been major announcements on the basis of 7th pay commission that can benefit the govt employees to a great extent. Here are the detailed summary of 5 such major announcements in last few months.

1.Increase in Dearness Allowance :-

Central government employees can get a big Dusshera gift from the Narendra Modi government as it is reportedly planning to increase the Dearness Allowance. If implemented, the decision would come as a huge relief for the central government employees demanding an improvement in the salary they are getting as per the 7th pay commission recommendations for a while now. At present, 12 per cent Dearness Allowance is given and employees are hoping that it could be increased by up to 5 per cent. The government does an analysis of this DA in every six months.

2. Gift ceiling increased :-

The central government has amended the Central Civil Services (Conduct) rules 1964. According to this rule, government employees are allowed to take gifts within a specified limit. While now the ceiling has been increased by the government after new amendment. The Group A and Group B officers can now take a gift of upto Rs 5,000, which was Rs 1,500 earlier. While for Group C employees, it is increased by 4 times from Rs 500 to Rs 2,000. 

3. Benefits to UPSC applicants :-

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) had issued notification inviting applications for the post of Assistant Employment Officer (AEO) in the Directorate General of Employment at the Ministry of Labour and Employment. The biggest benefit is that they have an opportunity to get the 7th pay commission pay matrix! Since 2016, central government employees pay has been hiked significantly with the lowest pay (basic salary) being Rs 18,000 per month and highest being over Rs 2 lakh. 

4. Private schools can't claim lack of funds :-

Private schools can't claim lack of funds as the reason for not providing salary and allowances to teachers as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. Making such an excuse may even prove costly for such schools, as per a latest Delhi High Court order. The court may even order a probe into accounts of such schools. 

5. Monthly increment of Rs 5,000 :-

The central government has decided to increase the salary of the employees working in the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS). KVS Personnel Department has also issued the order to increase the grade pay scale of these employees. According to the order, the grade pay of these employees has been increased from Rs 4,200 to Rs 4,600 and they have been promoted from level 6 to level 7. Due to this, their salary has increased by about Rs 5,000 monthly.  


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  1. Do we need a pay commission to allow more gifts to be taken ? And what are these gifts ? Is bribe given in the garb of gifts ? Seriously ?

    High court will order probe into the accounts of private schools who refuse to pay salary citing reasons of lack of funding ? If not, they will not probe ? So even if you are running your institution with dubious accounts, its ok as long as your pay salaries ?

    Didn't understand the logic of these points or is something wrong in the article ?


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