Union Government Issues Notification for Implementation of 7th Pay Commission


For the implementation of 7th Pay Commission, Union Government has issued notification. It was issued as per the Cabinet approval in June 2016.4. 8 million central government employees and 5.2 million pensioners will get the increased payout from their August 2016 salaries.

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  • Further, Union Government has given CBSE chief Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi an additional charge of Chief of the implementation cell of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Key Features:

  • 7th Pay Commission hike will result in increase in salaries of central government employees in the range of 7 thousand rupees to 18 thousand rupees per month.
  • Addition factor of 2.57 will also apply for pay revision of all employees and the rate of annual increment has been retained at 3%.
  • There will be two dates for grant of increment that is on January 1 and July 1 each year – instead of the existing July 1 only.
  • Workers will be entitled to only one annual increment on either of these two dates depending on the date of appointment, development, or grant of financial upgradation.
  • In 2016 - 17, It is estimated that the total burden on the exchequer on account of the 7th Pay Commission recommendation will be 1.02 lakh crore rupees.
  • There will be an additional impact of 12, 133 crore rupees on debts and of salary and pension for two months.


  • 7th Pay Commission headed by Justice AK Mathur had recommended 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay at junior levels in November 2015.
  • Commission was tasked with reviewing and proposing changes to the pay of around 1 crore individuals.
  • These recommendations will apply to 33 lakh central government employees, in addition to 15 lakh armed forces personnel and 52 lakh pensioners. Pay, Allowances and Pension of central government workers.

- Published/Last Modified on: July 27, 2016