The government is not considering establishing the 8th wage commission for central government employees, Finance Minister Pankaj Chaudhary told Lok Sabha on Monday.
“Such a proposal is not under consideration by the government for the establishment of the 8th Central Payroll Commission for Central Government Employees,” said Mr Chaudhary in a written response to a question about whether the government is proposing to ensure a timely establishment. of a wages commission for central government employees so that it could be implemented on January 1, 2026.
In order to compensate central government employees for the erosion of the fair value of their salaries due to inflation, they are paid duration allowances (DA) and the DA rate is revised periodically every six months based on the inflation rate according to the India’s consumer price index for industrial workers released by the Labor Office under the Ministry of Labor and Employment, he said.
The government had established the 7th Wages Commission in February 2014. The panel’s recommendations were effective January 1, 2016.