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Friday, August 29, 2008

Govt notifies sixth Pay Panel report

Over 50 lakh government employees, including the armed forces personnel, will be receiving an enhanced pay packet beginning September 1, with the government today notifying the revised recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission (CPC).

The much-awaited CPC proposals had received a seal of approval from the union cabinet a fortnight ago after it amended certain recommendations of the Justice Sri Krishna-led Pay Commission that submitted its report to the government on March 24 this year.

The CPC recommendations and the subsequent governemnt decision with regard to revised scales of pay and dearness allowance for civilian employees of the central government would be made retrospectively effective from January 1, 2006, the notification said.

However, the revised allowances, other than dearness allowance, would be effective only from September 1 this year. On payment of arrears, the government has modified to the extent that the arrears would be paid in cash in two instalments - first instalment of 40 per cent this financial year (2008-09) and the remaining 60 per cent in the next financial year (2009-10).