Central government employees with be paid their arrears as per the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations in cash in one installment along with their new hiked salary for August. To disburse the arrears at the earliest, there may not be pre-checks of fixation of pay according to the new salary structure, ANI reported.
Also, government staff who lost their positions – for reasons such as dismissal, resignation, discharge or retirement – after the date on which the pay panel's recommendations were implemented will not be eligible for the arrears distributed without these pre-checks. A notice issued by the Finance Ministry on July 25 had said that the arrears would be paid this financial year.
According to the notification on the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations, central government employees will get new hiked salaries from August. Remunerations will go up by 23.6%. The recommendations, approved by the Cabinet in June, proposed a minimum monthly basic salary of Rs 18,000 and a maximum of Rs 2,50,000. With these hikes, the Centre’s total expenditure on salaries and pensions is expected to jump by Rs 1.02 lakh crore.