India : 7th Pay Commission cleared 14.27 percent hike
The cabinet of ministers in Government of India has approved 7th Pay Commission for over 10 million central government employees and pensioners.In November, last year the pay panel had recommended 14.27 percent hike in basic pay at junior levels, the lowest in 70 years. The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended a 20% hike which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.
The cabinet has also given a go-ahead to the National Mineral policy.
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