The decision on the matter was supposed to have been taken in the month of April, when a meeting of 7th Pay Commission committe chaired by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha was conducted in New Delhi. The meeting's agenda also included giving final touches to the recommendations before they were handed over to the Finance Ministry.

When it comes into effect with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016, salary packages of 47 lakh Central Government employees and 52 lakh pensioners will be impacted.

Although, it is not clear as yet whether the arrears will also be credited along with the revised pay, which means it isn't clear whether the past dues will be credited in one go or be paid out in installments.

Sources say that government will go by the recommendations of Secretaries Panel as latter has taken into account concerns of every stakeholder, including Employees' Unions and Trade Unions.

 

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