A crucial Union Cabinet meeting is expected to be held today to discuss issues relating to higher allowances and HRA as per the 7th Pay Commission. The Cabinet is likely to make some major as well as key announcements following the meeting. For now the meeting has been tentatively been fixed for afternoon. The Empowered Committee of Secretaries recently submitted a report to the Union Cabinet. The Empowered Committee of Secretaries (ECoS) had screened the report of Ashok Lavasa committee on higher allowances on June 1.