The recommendations made by the 7th Pay Commission included claims of House Rent Allowance, Dearness Allowance among others. There are a total of 196 allowances as recommended by the pay panel. There are another two weeks to go before the Cabinet goes over the recommendations of the Committee on Allowances report made by the Pay panel.
It may be recalled that the Cabinet had on May 4 cleared the proposals relating to the pensioners, defence pensioners, family pensioners and disability pension for defence. Last June the Cabinet had approved recommendations with an additional financial outgo of Rs 84,933 crore for 2016-17 which included arrears for 2 months of 2015-16. The Finance Ministry had said that all proposals accepted for pensioners would be given with arrears with effect from January 1 2016.