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7th CPC Cabinet Decision – Frequently Asked Question

  • Has the 7th CPC recommendation fully accepted?
Yes, it has been approved by the cabinet on 29th June 2016.
  • Did Cabinet approve for the employees request of changing minimum wages?
No, the 7th CPC recommendation will be implemented (Rs.18000/-)
  • What is the Fitment Factor used in Pay Matrix?
A fitment factor of 2.57 will be applied across all Levels in the Pay Matrices.
  • When will I get my arrears?
All arrears including pensioner will be paid during this financial year (2016-17) itself.
  • What would be Rate of increment?
Rate of increment has been retained at 3 %. This will benefit the employees in future on account of higher basic pay as the annual increments that they earn in future will be 2.57 times than at present.
  • What would be the current House Building Advance?
The ceiling of House Building Advance from Rs.7.50 lakh to 25 lakh,
  • What would be my current Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS)?
It will stay at the existing rate of Rs.30, Rs.60 & Rs.120/- for Group C, B & A respectively.
  • Has the old allowance has been abolished?
Currently No (June’2016). Existing will continue and after 4 month’s there may be changes.
  • What would be the HRA Percentage after Cabinet Decision?
HRA would be at the rate of 30, 20 & 10 percentage and after 4 month’s there may be changes.
  • What’s the status of NPS Implementation?
Cabinet decided to form two separate committee for looking into the issues.
  • Has there been any changes in Defence Pay Matrix?
Yes, there has been changes in 13A (Brigadier), Level 12A (Lieutenant Colonel), 13 (Colonel) and 13A (Brigadier).
  • Will there be any changes in Military Service Pay?
Yes, Rates of Military Service Pay revised from Rs. 1000, 2000, 4200 & 6000 to 3600, 5200, 10800 & 15500 respectively for various categories of Defence Forces personnel.
  • For pension, what would be multiplication factor?
2.57 would be the factor to determine the pension and will be reviewed after 4 months.


  1. My current payband is PB-1A 4800-10000+1400.What is the pay for me in the upcoming cpc.


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