The Finance Ministry is set to propose on Wednesday a 23.55 per cent overall increase in salaries and pensions for more than 1 crore government employees and pensioners, in line with the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations. The cost to the exchequer on this account is estimated at Rs.1.02 lakh crore.

Key recommendations:
In November 2015, the pay panel had recommended increases of 16 per cent in pay and 24 per cent in pensions within the overall 23.55 per cent.

About pay commission:
The approval for seventh pay commission came in September 2013 by the then Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh with Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur as its head.