The Cell has been set up in the department of expenditure for a period of one year with effect from November 20, 2015, headed by a Joint Secretary-level officer.

Besides Joint Secretary, the Cell would have nine officials and staff, including a Director level officer and two under-secretary level officers.

The Seventh Pay Commission, headed by Justice A. K. Mathur, had on 19 November submitted its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

It had recommended a 23.55 percent increase in salary, allowances and pension of government staff, involving an additional outgo of Rs. 1.02 lakh crore in the year 2016-17.

The new pay scales, subject to acceptance by the government, will come into effect from 1st January 2016.


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