New Delhi: In some cheer for autonomous organisations, the employees of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) can soon start getting revised salary as per the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.
Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan has approved the revised pay scales for the employees of BIS. BIS, an autonomous national standard body, is under the aegis of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs.
“Approval has been given to Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for applicability of revised pay scales to its employees on recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission,” an official statement from the Consumer Affairs Ministry said.
The statement said “financial arrangements to provide new pay scales to the employees of BIS will be made from own resources of this organization”.
The move will benefit more than 1,500 employees and pensioners of BIS, which was set up in 1987. The Seventh Pay Commission has recommended a 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay. It has proposed a 138.71 per cent hike in housing allowance (HRA) and 49.79 per cent for other allowances.
The Pay Commission has also recommended doing away with 53 of the 196 allowances that government employees get besides moderation in several others.
The recommendations cover 47 lakh central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners. This includes 14 lakh serving employees and 18 lakh pensioners in defence forces.
The Narendra Modi government had approved the report of the Seventh Central Pay Commission in June 2016. Over eight months later, the Central government is still working out the math on allowances.