New Delhi, Feb 4 IANS | 11 months ago

The government Tuesday announced setting up of the Seventh Central Pay Commission under the chairmanship of retired Supreme Court judge Ashok Kumar Mathur to review the salaries of over 5 million employees.

The panel will submit its report in two years and the recommendations would be implemented from Jan 1, 2016, a finance ministry statement said.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has approved the composition of the Commission that has one full-time and one part-time member, besides the chairman, the statement added.

Petroleum and Natural Gas Secretary Vivek Rae has been appointed a full-time member, while National Institute of Public Finance and Policy director Rathin Roy is a part- time member.

Meena Agarwal, an officer on special duty in the finance ministry's expenditure department, has been appointed the Commission's secretary.

(Posted on 04-02-2014)

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