### History of Central Pay Commission in India

Once in ten years, constitute Central Pay Commission for Revising Basic Pay, Allowances, and Retirement Benefits for Central Government Employees and Pensioners is a regular practice in India. The tenure of the current 7th Central Pay Commission is 2016 to 2025. Recommendations of the next 8th Central Pay Commission may be implemented from 1.1.2026.

### 1st Pay Commission Pay Scales

- Period: 1947 – 1958
- Minimum Salary: Rs. 55
- Maximum Salary: Rs. 2000
- Compression Ratio: 1:36.4
- Number of Pay Scales: 150 – 30

### 2nd Pay Commission Pay Scales

- Period: 1959-1972
- Minimum Salary: Rs. 80
- Maximum Salary: Rs. 3000
- Compression Ratio: 1:37.5
- Number of Pay Scales: 500 – 140

### 3rd Pay Commission Pay Scales

- Period: 1973-1986
- Minimum Salary: Rs. 196
- Maximum Salary: Rs. 3500
- Compression Ratio: 1:17.9
- Number of Pay Scales: 500 – 80

### 4th Pay Commission Pay Scales

- Period: 1987-1995
- Minimum Salary: Rs. 750
- Maximum Salary: Rs. 8000
- Compression Ratio: 1:10.7
- Number of Pay Scales: 153 – 36

### 5th Pay Commission Pay Scales

- Period: 1996-2005
- Minimum Salary: Rs. 2550
- Maximum Salary: Rs. 26000
- Compression Ratio: 1:10.2
- Number of Pay Scales: 51 – 34

### 6th Pay Commission Pay Scales

- Period: 2006-2015
- Minimum Salary: Rs. 7000
- Maximum Salary: Rs. 80000
- Compression Ratio: 1:11.4
- Number of Pay Scales: 35 – 19
- Grade Pay: 15 Grade Pay Structure

### 7th Pay Commission Pay Scales

- Period: 2016-2025
- Minimum Salary: Rs. 18000
- Maximum Salary: Rs. 250000
- Compression Ratio:
- Pay Matrix Table: Simple Pay Scale Table
- Number of Pay Scales: 19 Stages
- Pay Matrix Cell: 540 (Out of 760 Cells)
- Pay Matrix Index: 40 Index up to Level 12

### 8th Central Pay Commission Pay Scales

- Period: 2026-2035
- Minimum Salary:
- Maximum Salary:
- Compression Ratio:
- Expected Pay Matrix:

## 8th Central Pay Commission Latest News

The new panel of the 8th Pay Commission will be expected to constitute in the year 2024. The recommendations of the 8th CPC may be implemented from 01-01-2026. The basic salary pay scale of the new 8th Pay Commission Pay Matrix Table also may be implemented for Central Government Employees in the same current formula. [Click to know more]