Central staff to seek PM's attention over minimum pay hike demand
There were reports that the NAC will recommend minimum pay hike to Rs 21,000 and fitment factor to 3.00 times, but inputs coming in now hint that the government may not accept these demands.
Central government employees seeking higher minimum pay and fitment factor hike beyond the 7th Pay Commission recommendation will now approach Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get their demands fulfilled, said a report.
“We have faith in Prime Minister’s office, we have faith in PM Modi. We are sure that in order to maintain good industrial relations in the country, PM Modi will find an alternate solution," said the India.com report quoting Shiv Gopal Mishra, NJCA convenor.
These employees are reportedly planning to meet PM Modi to raise the issue before him.
Earlier reports stated that minimum pay and fitment factor beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendation is under consideration, and the 22-member National Anomaly Committee (NAC) will present the issue before Union Cabinet on December 15, 2017, and once approved, the changes will be implemented from April 2018.
Also, there were reports that the NAC will recommend minimum pay hike to Rs 21,000 from existing recommendation of Rs 18,000 and fitment factor to 3.00 times from existing 2.57 times, but inputs coming in now hint that the government may not accept these demands.
Irked over the government apathy, the employees union in the first week of December decided to go on an indefinite strike.