The Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed by the Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha is all set to meet on Saturday (June 11) to finally process the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission which will have bearing on the remuneration of 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries is functioning as a Screening Committee to process the recommendations with regard to all relevant factors of the Commission in an expeditious detailed and holistic fashion.

Government had earlier decided to set up a high-powered panel headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha in January this year to process the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

Media reports further state that after getting final nod from the Empowered Committee of Secretaries, Finance Ministry will take only a few days to implement the higher pay package for central government employees.

As per reports, the secretaries group has recommended a minimum and maximum pay between Rs 2,70,000 and Rs 21,000. This is twenty thousand more in the upper limit and three thousand more in the lower level, recommended by the Commission in November last year.