7th Pay Commission: Minimum pay hike issue still awaits clarity, bank employees union show dissatisfaction in salaries
The hope are pinned to a list of development taken by government, which leads directly or indirectly to 7th Pay commission drawing attention of all concerned to the matter.
Ahead of election many state have taken the issue of government employees pay scale beyond recommendation of 7th Pay Commission (7CPC) very seriously. Somewhat 48 lakh government employees demanded fitment factor of 3.68 times with minimum pay scale of Rs 26,000, after when the Union Cabinet revised their minimum pay to Rs 18,000 from previous Rs 7,000 per month, along with fitment factor of 2.57 in June 2016.
It was known that, the government may hike minimum pay to Rs 21,000 and fitment factor to 3.00 times. However, the NDA government at centre claimed that they are looking to hike minimum pay beyond the recommendations of the 7th CPC.
While the announcements have been made about implementation of the 7th Pay Commission in the state of Manipur, where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the elections and formed the government, there is still some way to go before the happy event comes to pass. The next step was taken by Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb who met Union Finance minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi on Friday. Since the state's finances will not be able to bear the burden of such a huge outgo on government employees salaries, the CM jetted off to the national capital and sought financial assistance from the Centre to be able to implement the 7th Pay Commission report recommendations. This was revealed by a statement issued by the Chief Minister's secretariat.
In what will definitely bring smiles to the faces of the government servants, the statement also said, "The Union Finance Minister assured the CM to provide maximum possible financial assistance to the state."
Meanwhile, it is not only government employees who are disappointed in the cabinet’s pay scale method, on Saturday, bank employees union rejected a 2% salary hike made by the Indian Banks Association (IBA) and threatened to go on strike to press their demand.
Similar strikes has been carried by unions in regards their minimum pay scale.
Bank employees wage revision are due from November 1, 2017.
2% salary hike was rejected by unions like United Forum of Bank Unions.
The AIBOC has decided to send a detailed communication to the government immediately followed by a nationwide demonstration on 9th May, 2018.
If the government do not respond immediately, the unions will carry a two day strike. It is being know over 10 lakh bankers in government and private banks will go on a two-day strike by the end of May.
Many government employees have shown dissatisfaction in their pay scale even including teachers. The NDA government after making promises, have left the issue hanging for quite sometime now.
A status on minimum pay scale, bank unions employee salaries from government will be keenly watched.