7th Pay Commission: NAC to submit report next month; pay hike from April 2018 expected
Union Cabinet on June 28, among many recommendations under the 7CPC, also approved raising the minimum pay from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 per month and fitment factor to 2.57 times.
The wait for minimum pay hike under 7th Pay Commission (7CPC) looks finally near for 48 lakh central government employees.
According to The Sen Times report, the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) would submit its report on pay hike by December 15, 2017 - which would be then later sent to Union cabinet for approval.
Reportedly, once the cabinet provides its in-principle approval then it is expected to be implemented from April 01 of next year.
There were also ET Now reports which stated that the 10 central trade unions have commenced a three-day protest in front of the parliament against the delay in regards to minimum pay hike and fitment factor under 7 CPC.
As per the reports, the trade unions that have called for the protests were - All India United Trade Union Centre (AICCTU), Trade Union Coordination Centre (TUCC), Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC); All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS), Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU), United Trade Union Congress (UTUC), Labour Progressive Federation (LPF).
This week, finance ministry sources have indicated that pay hike is absolutely necessary to keep up with inflation - and thus have decided to accept the recommendations made by the NAC in regards to matter.
The NAC committee which is headed by Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and has members of both the official and staff side - was given the job to take final call on this matter.
It is being expected that the government may increase the minimum salary to Rs 21,000 from existing recommendation of Rs 18,000 per month. While the fitment factor to be raised to 3.00 times from existing 2.57 times.
Although, these hike would be still lower compared to employees demand to raise minimum pay from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 and fitment factors to 3.68 times under 7CPC.
Recently on November 08, the finance ministry has given its approval for the proposal on pay hike of employees of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) under 7CPC.
After the revision in pay scale, the institute would get to spend about Rs 20.4 crore per annum on salaries of FTTI employees.