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Credit for ‘successful’ seventh pay commission goes to PM Modi, Jaitley: BJP

New Delhi, Nov. 20 : Branding the hike in salaries and pensions in the seventh pay commission as a ‘welcome’ move, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said the credit for the successful execution of the commission belonged to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

” It’s a welcome step and 24% hike will be given to the government salaried and pensioner class and this has happened because of the strong leadership of Prime Minister Modi and Arun Jaitley. We know 18 months ago the economic condition of this nation was extremely poor and they have brought it back to track,” BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh told ANI.

He added that it because of the combined leadership of the two that the country was in a position to spend more than one lakh crores by giving a hike of 24 percent to the pensioners and salaried class.

Earlier, Jaitley had said that the total monetary impact on the finances of the Union Government of the seventh pay commission report will be approximately Rs 1, 02,000 crores.

Jaitley also extended his gratitude to Justice A. K. Mathur, who heads the seventh pay commission, and his team for submitting the recommendations after a lot of effort over the last 24 months.

Justice Mathur said minimum pay in Government is recommended to be set at Rs 18000 per month.

The Pay Commission report is to be implemented from January 1, 2016. (ANI)