Earlier, Government of Assam has appointed the 7th Assam Pay & Productivity Pay Commission comprising of Shri. P.P. Varma, IAS (Retd.) as Chairman, Shri. Vinod Kumar Pipersenia, IAS, Chief Secretary, Assam, Shri. Tapan Chandra Sarma, IAS, Secretary to the Government of Assam, Personnel & AR&T Deptt. Shri. Kameswar Laskar, Advocate, Gauhati High Court, and Ex-Secretary to the Government of Assam, Legislative Department Prof. Dilip Kumar Barua, Head of Department, Economics and Ex-Principal, Cotton College as members and Shri. Simanta Thakuria, IAS, Secretary to the Govt. of Assam, Finance Department as Member Secretary in a resolution dated 2nd June, 2015.
State Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma recently said the government has in principle decided to pay the 7th Pay Commission salary to all the government employees from April 1 next year.