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Salary hikes to be rolled out soon

Mumbai: The 7th Pay Commission committee is all set to meet this weekend to give finishing touches to the recommendations that will impact the wages of lakhs of government employees. Once the Saturday meet is held, it will only be a few days before the Finance Ministry implements higher pay packages for central government employees, reports indicate.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries led by Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha will meet on June 11 (Saturday) to make the final changes to the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations, the report said. The Secretaries’ group has recommended a wage hike of Rs 21,000 and Rs 2.7 lakh for the lower and upper level, respectively. This is Rs 3,000 more for the lower level and Rs 20,000 more for the upper level prescribed by the 7th CPC. The wage hikes will impact the salary packages of 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.