7th Pay Commission: Holi brings good news to central govt employees; know what they are
7CPC had provided hike in basic pay that raised minimum pay to Rs 18,000 per month from Rs 7,000. This was with a fitment factor 2.57 times.
While the nation celebrates 'Holi' festival on Friday, looks like good news have arrived for central government employees in regards to their minimum pay and fitment factor hike beyond 7th Pay Commission.
According to the staff's demands, the 7th CPC grant was less. It had provided hike in basic pay that raised minimum pay to Rs 18,000 per month from Rs 7,000. This was with a fitment factor 2.57 times.
After protests, fitment factor of 3.00 times has emerged. This is expected to raise the minimum pay under 7th Pay Commission to Rs 21,000 from Rs 18,000.
In short 7th CPC may be bypassed to offer this amount. However, this will not please the staff. They want more and this excess involves a fitment factor of 3.68 times that will push minimum pay to Rs 26,000.
Many reports are suggesting that, positive news for government employees is in the offing, but nothing is being officially indicated, just in case things make a surprising turn.
Officials in The Sen Times report earlier highlighted that the FM is looking into the matter ignoring the DoPT letter on October 30, 2017, and would take up the matter with the respective stakeholders to implement pay hike from April.
Recently Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ordered for the revision of the salaries of the government employees as per recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
The revision will be effective retrospectively from January 1, 2016, a statement issued by the CMO said.