7th Pay Commission: Central Government employees to get promotion with a salary hike

7th Pay Commission: In addition to the rise in dearness allowance, a number of Central Government employees have acquired promotions over this festive season. According to a report, the Centre granted the formal request for the promotion. Notably, promotions have been granted to Indian Railways officers.

According to the government order, these Indian Railways officers have been promoted in accordance with the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. They would be promoted from an entrance pay of Rs 25,350 to an entry pay of Rs 29,500 as a result of this promotion.

As per the government order, the promotion of the officers of Railway Board Secretariat Service (RBSS) / Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers Service (RBSSS) was due this year. These officers have been promoted to become Under Secretary/Dy. Director from Private Secretary Dy. Secretary/Jt. Director/Sr. Principal Private Secretary posts.

Speaking to Jagran.com, HS Tiwari, former president of AG Office Brotherhood, said with the promotion, the salary will increase by around Rs 15,000 per month.

The entry basic pay in this level is Rs 67700 per month to Rs 78800 per month. Along with this, there will be an increase in Dearness Allowance, Transport Allowance, House Rent Allowance, and other allowances.

HS Tiwari said that the salary bracket will come under Pay Band III which is as per the 7th Pay Matrix. The Personnel Department of the Central Government has issued the promotion order after taking approval from the President of India.

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Meanwhile, Lakhs of Central government employees, who have been waiting with abated breath, will finally get their Dearness Allowance (DA) hike of 28 percent, along with their basic salary. Additionally, the House Rent Allowance (HRA) of the Central government employees has also increased. The September salary of Central government employees will now come with a double bonanza.

The government had increased the HRA for central government employees as a result of the DA exceeding the 25 percent mark. As such, the HRA has now been increased to 27 percent. On July 7, 2017, the Department of Expenditure had issued an order in which it was said that when DA will exceed 25 percent, the HRA will also be revised. Since July 1, the Dearness Allowance has increased to 28 percent, which made the increase of the HRA necessary as well.

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