Justice Mathur to head 7th Central Pay Commission

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has approved composition of the 7th Pay Commission, which will revise the salaries of over 50 lakh central government employees.

"The Prime Minister has approved the composition of the 7th Central Pay Commission," the Finance Ministry said in a statement today.

Former Supreme Court Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur has been appointed as chairman of the Commission, with Oil Secretary Vivek Rae as full time Member.

Rathin Roy (Director, NIPFP) will be part-time Member and Meena Agarwal (OSD, Department of Expenditure) its Secretary.

Earlier in September 2013, the Prime Minister had approved setting up of the 7th Pay Commission.

The Commission has been mandated to submit its report in two years time and its recommendations would be implemented from January 1, 2016.

The setting up of the Commission, whose recommendations will benefit about 50 lakh central government employees, including those in defence and railways, and about 30 lakh pensioners, comes ahead of the general elections.

The government constitutes Pay Commission almost every ten years to revise the pay scales of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modification.

The sixth Pay Commission was implemented with effect from January 1,2006, the fifth from January 1, 1996 and fourth from January 1, 1986.


  • Consumer spending during Oct-Dec will reveal the real state of economy

    There has been a lot of talk on the state of the economy over the past several months.


Stay informed on our latest news!


Sarthak Raychaudhuri

vice-president, HR, Asia South Whirlpool of India

GV Nageswara Rao

MD & CEO, IDBI Federal Life

Timothy Moe

Goldman Sachs


Arun Kumar Jain

Good governance and vicarious liability

Last fortnight was an extraordinary one for sta­keholders in good ...

Kuruvilla Pandikattu

Humans are wired to be lazy

Those of us who spend hours doing rigorous exercising with ...

Dharmendra Khandal

How positive intervention can go a long way

Ten years ago, Sariska tiger reserve declared that there were ...


William D. Green

Chairman & CEO, Accenture