7th Pay Commission: Government may go for salary hike of Central employees; Here's why
7th Pay Commission: The Central employees are getting a minimum pay of Rs 18,000 but they are demanding it to be raised to Rs 26,000, besides an increase in the fitment factor by 3.68 times from the existing 2.57 times.
7th Pay Commission: About 68 lakh Central government employees demanding salary hike have witnessed passing of several expected dates, but ahead of general elections they are once again hopeful that the government would not like to disappoint them, and may go far considering their demands. The upcoming interm budget is also expected to bring some relief for these employees in terms of some relaxation as the government would try to please them especially after witnessing embarrassing defeat in the recently concluded assembly polls.
According to reports, the government in its next cabinet meeting may discuss the issue related to hike in salary and fitment factor for the Central government employees. The expectations are that the present limit of fitment factor may be hiked to 3.68 per cent. Therefore, all eyes will be on the next cabinet meeting, which may probably go for raising minimum salary and fitment factor beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
Notably, the Central employees are getting a minimum pay of Rs 18,000 but they are demanding it to be raised to Rs 26,000, besides an increase in the fitment factor by 3.68 times from the existing 2.57 times.
The central government's move to listen to the demands of employees would be seen as a positive step ahead of general elections because this large number working people also forms a good chunk of vote bank that the ruling alliance would not like to displease.
Recently, BJP-ruled Uttarakhand government has incurred some changes in the allowances given to its staff, whereby it has made some changes in travel allowance, and HRA but not in the DA.