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7th Pay Commission: State Fitment Committee suggests 14.5 percent hike

Bhubaneswar:19/6/17; The State Fitment Committee has prepared its report as per the 7th Pay Commission and submitted it to the Odisha Government. The committee has recommended raising the basic pay of each employee roughly by 14.5 per cent. If the State government follows the Central government pattern for implementing pension, the overall salary will increase by 23 per cent. The employees can expect the pay hike by Durga Puja.

While the Cabinet is set to discuss the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission after June 25, here is a list of what central government employees can expect on revised allowances and HRA.

Government is likely to hike HRA for central government employees under the revised 7th Pay Commission allowances. At the next Cabinet meeting, speculated to be held on Monday, the government is likely to take up discussions on revised HRA. The Committee on Allowances has recommended HRA to be fixed between 25-27% as against demands of 30%. The panel, however, had recommended that HRA be paid at 24%, 16% and 8%.

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