New Delhi: After declaring a 23.55 per cent overall increase in salaries and pensions for more than 1 crore government employees and pensioners, the government on Friday said that arrears for the 7th Pay Commission shall be paid in cash in one installment.
The hikes will come with the August paychecks and be paid with effect from January 1, 2016. Also, the latest announcement made by the officials from Narendra Modi government said, arrears dating back from January 2016 will be paid before March 31, 2017.
In November 2015, within the overall hike of 23.55 per cent, the pay panel had recommended increases of 16% in pay and 24 per cent in pensions.
The starting salary for new recruits at the lowest level has been raised from Rs. 7,000 per month to Rs. 18,000. Freshly recruited Class I officers will receive Rs. 56,100. This reflects a compression ratio of 1:3.12 signifying that the pay of a Class I officer on direct recruitment will be three times the pay of an entrant at the lowest level.