Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 26 August 2015 gave 4 months extension (up to 31 December 2015) to the 7th Central Pay Commission. Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur is the Chairman of the Commission.
The extension was approved after the commission sought extension of 4 months due to volume of work and intensive stake-holders’ consultations. The Commission constituted by the Central Government in February 2014 was mandated to submit its recommendations by 27 August 2015.
Seventh Pay Commission is scheduled to come into effect from 1 January 2016.
The Sixth Pay Commission headed by Justice BN Srikrishna was implemented with effect from 1 January 2006, the fifth from 1 January 1996 and the fourth from 1 January 1986.
Besides, the Cabinet also gave its approval for the agreement on legal and judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters with Afghanistan and Oman.
In another decision it also approved amendments in the Central List of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in respect of Gujarat and Uttarakhand. It has been done as per the advices received from the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC). Sipai and Patni or Turk Jamat communities in Gujarat and Kahars and Tanwar Singhariyas in Uttarakhand will be added in the list.
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When: 26 August 2015