New Delhi, July 16: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted most of the decision on recommendations of the 7th pay commision on allowances, and from August 1, central government employees will get their increased in-hand salary.
From July month onwards, the central government employees are set to get their monthly Transport Allowance of up to Rs 15,750 from their July month salaries. Transport Allowance is granted to central government employees to cover the expenditure involved in commuting between place of residence and place of duty.
According to the recent government notification, Transport Allowance shall be admissible to central government employees at the following rates:
Central government employees working at a higher pay roll or Pay level 14, who are entitled to the use an official car, will have the option to avail themselves of the existing facility or to draw the Transport Allowance at the rate of Rs 15,750 plus Dearness Allowance per month. Differently abled employees will continue to be paid at double rate, subject to a minimum of Rs 2,250 plus Dearness Allowance.
Meanwhile, some reports suggest that the government is considering to adjust salaries of its 52 lakh pensioners and 48 lakh employees every year after taking inflation and price rise into account. The report that appeared in The Sen Times further suggested that the government is likely to want to take decisions on raising central government employees’ salaries and allowances each year. The government also objected to keep central government employees salaries in balance with prices in the market. The report further said that in future, the government will won’t appoint any pay commissions in every ten years.