Good news for 47 lakh central government employees; HRA may be hiked

New Delhi, Jun 24: Now, there is some good news for Central government servants and people who are directly or indirectly connected with 7th Pay Commission and hiked salaries. According to a report, the government may finalise 7th pay commission allowances, including HRA (House Rent Allowance), later this month. According to National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) convenor Shiv Gopal Mishra, the 7th Pay Commission may be finalised by the end of this month, as reported by NDTV. National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) is a joint organisation of unions representing central government employees. Moreover, the employee union leader who held discussions with top government officials recently, also says that there is a possibility of central government officials getting higher HRA than that recommended by the 7th pay commission.
Earlier, Lavasa committee had submitted its report to the finance minister on April 27. An Empowered Committee of Secretaries was set up to screen the report and firm up proposals for the Cabinet. The Ashok Lavasa committee had examined the 7th pay commission’s recommendations on allowances. There is about 47 lakh central government employees. (Agencies)