Government notifies revised pay grades for implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations

Q.  GoI has notified pay revisions as per 7th Pay Commission providing a hike of how many times to government employees?
- Published on 27 Jul 16

a. 2.53
b. 2.54
c. 2.55
d. 2.57

ANSWER: 2.57
Government of India has notified revised pay grades for implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
  • This provided nearly 10 lakh employees with 2.57 times hike in basic pay.
  • Minimum pay in central government effective from January 1, 2016 will be INR 18,000 per month and at the highest level, it will be 2.5 lakhs.
  • Existing pay (Pay in Pay Band plus Grade Pay) in the pre-revised structure on December 31, 2015 shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57.
  • Two dates should be there for the grant of increment namely January and July 1 each year, instead of July 1 only.
  • Employees will be entitled to only one annual increment on either of these two dates depending upon the date of appointment, promotion or grant of financial upgradation.
  • Cabinet has also provided a pay increase for central government employees and pensioners which is estimated to cost the exchequer INR 1.02 lakh crore each year.

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