7th Pay Commission award for all central government employees and officials will be implemented in July, Finance Ministry officials said on condition of anonymity.
Empowered Committee of Secretaries would submit its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley by June 15.
“7th Pay Commission Award will be implemented after cabinet nod in July in light of recommendations made in the reports of the Seventh Central Pay Commission and are to be made by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries,” they told.
There were rumours in the media at the weekend, “Government is likely to implement 7th Pay Commission award around September-October on the festive season to boost consumption, which will have a multiplier effect on the economy.”
Finance Ministry officials, who were reacting to the above rumours, said, “It is not true that the government to implement 7th Pay Commission award around September-October to boost consumption and government has no such type of intention.”
Accordingly, they said central government employees will receive their salaries under 7th Pay Commission Award in July.
They said a 13 members secretary-level Empowered Committee or Secretaries group headed by cabinet Secretary P K Sinha was formed in January to review the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission, would submit its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley by June 15 and then it would be sent to the cabinet for approval.
However, the Finance Ministy top official slammed the media reports on the issue, terming them ‘stupid reports’.
Quoting them, some newspapers or online newspapers said the 7th Pay Commission award would be implemented around September-October, whereas the ministry never told such type of report to any media person.
All the central government employees were shocked by the rumours before getting truth. They also angry at rumours that 7th Pay Commission award would be implemented around September-October as they are pinning too much hope on implementation of 7th Pay Commission award in July and the Finance Ministry made us believe that dream can come real for central government employees.