The recommendations will cost the government Rs 1,02,000 crore.
The Seventh Central Pay Commission, headed by ex-judge A K Mathur, gave its recommendations to the government on Thursday.
It recommends a 23.55 per cent rise in emoluments -including pay, allowances and pension - for serving and retired central government employees.
If accepted, the recommendations will cost the government Rs 1,02,000 crore (Rs 1.02 trillion) during FY 2016-17.
Business Standard takes a look at five key takeaways from the nearly 900-page report: