Benchmark indices ended near day’s high after the Cabinet today approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. Investors’ sentiments were further boosted due to recovery in globalafter near term concerns eased.
The S&Prose 216 points to end at 26,740 and the gained 76 points to close at 8,204. Among broader markets, BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices surged between 0.9%-1.2%, outperforming the benchmark indices.
Commenting on today’s development, Motilal Oswal, CMD, Motilal Oswal Financial Services said “Just ahead of Monsoon, the 7th Pay commission will set the snowball impact in the economy. This is a well expected positive move, this will help achievegrowth target quicker. The Auto, consumer durables and FMCG sector would see much higher demand. The small concern could be that this may push inflation a bit higher”.
The Union Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, a move which will boost consumption by putting extra disposable income in the hands of the central government’s 4.7 million employees.
The Cabinet has also approved the(NMEP) on Wednesday, which will pave the way for auction of 100 prospective mineral blocks, boosting India’s mining potential.
The Cabinet cleared the model Shops and Establishment Act that would allow cinema halls, restaurants, shops, banks and other such workplaces to be open 24X7.