The Modi Government is in no mood to stop the fast pace they're succeeding with. The significant policy of Central Pay Commission was under reforms from some time. It was on May 3, 2017, that the Union Cabinet meeting was set for concluding the 7th CPC amends and considering the proposal related to it.
A major concern was regarding all the people who were relieved pre-2016 and their pensions. The people who were a part of this category were including civil and defence pensioners and family pensioners.
A total cost of Rs.84,933 Crore was granted by the Cabinet for the year 2016-17 which included the 2 months arrears too, of the year 2015-16. The Department of Expenditure is supervising the allowance committee and Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) is the final reviewer of the report.
All the changes came into effect after the Ashok Lavasa Committee approved of the recommendations mentioned in the report submitted to Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister.
It was Modi Government which took the step of constituting a committee which will be headed by Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary for reviewing all the recommendations of the 7th CPC as per the sources of India Today. With the initial timeline of 4 months, the deadline was extended to February 22, 2017, for the submission of the reviewed report.
According to Business Today, Arun Jaitley said after the meeting, "Cabinet approves modifications in the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits". After the increase approved by the Cabinet, the Central Govt. only will have an annual pension bill of Rs 1,76,071 crore.