7th Pay Commission: Will govt employees see minimum pay hike of Rs 21,000 from January next year
In June month, the cabinet 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 news of the central government employees minimum pay hike under the 7th Pay commission has been revolving for quite some time now.
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.
However, the delay in the hike decision has made somewhat 48 lakh government employees restless. Last week it was known that these employees have demanded Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's intervention in this matter.
Looks like minimum pay hike may become reality for these employees from January next year.
There were many media reports stating that PM Narendra Modi - government has finally given a green signal for the hike in minimum pay and fitment factor. They want this to take place by January 2018.
Also on November 05, Anupam Kher the Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) tweeted saying, "Happy to share that the proposal to implement recommendations of 7th Pay Commission in @FTIIOfficial has been approved by the Ministry."
Happy to share that the proposal to implement recommendations of 7th Pay Commission in @FTIIOfficial has been approved by the Ministry.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) November 5, 2017
The final call on the matter will be taken by the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) and Department of Expenditure. This 22-member panel is headed by Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and has members of both the official and staff side.
Interestingly, last month, it was known that if minimum pay hike gets increased - then the government may plan to stop arrears provided on it.
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.
Later, the employees showed dissatisfaction in the recommendations approved in June month and demanded that the government should raise minimum pay from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 and fitment factors to 3.68 times under 7CPC.