Here are the highlights of Seventh Pay Commission report:

1. Pay Commission report has to be implemented from January 1, 2016.

2. Pay will go up by 16 percent increase in allowances will be 63 percent ; increase in pension will be 24 percent .

3. FY17 impact seen at Rs 1.02 lakh crore from implementation of the 7th Pay Commission.
 
4. Minimum basic pay for central govt staff recommended at Rs 18,000; maximum pay Rs 2.25 lakh per month.

5. Pay Commission recommends 3 percent annual increment and 24 percent hike in pension for central government staffers.

6. Pay Commission recommends 3 percent annual increment and 24 percent hike in pension for central government staffers.

7. One Rank One Pension recommended for central govt staffers as well as armed forces.

8. An implementation Secretariat headed by Expenditure Secretary created to look at implementation of 7th Pay Commission.

9. Recommendation will impact 47 lakh serving govt employees, 52 lakh pensioners, including defence personnel.

10. Total impact from implementation of 7th Pay Commission is Rs 1.02 lakh crore; including Rs 28,000 crore on Railway Budget.

11. Implementation of 7th Pay Commission to impact fiscal deficit by 0.65 percent.

Earlier, the Pay Commission had suggested a 15 percent increase over the basic salary plus DA for the central government staff, they said, adding that an increase in allowances like HRA has also been recommended.

The central government constitutes the pay commission every 10 years to revise the pay scale of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modifications. The Commission was set up by the UPA government in February 2014 to revise remuneration of about 48 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners.

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