7th Pay Commission: From salary hike to pension increment, 5 big developments you may have missed - Full details here

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Jan 21, 2019, 05:37 PM IST

7th Pay Commission Latest News: Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Narendra Modi government has announced a big pay hike for the professors and teachers of every state. Here are the top five developments around 7th Pay commission news, that you may have missed:-


After the Central government has announced the 7th Pay hike for its employees, many states have also implemented the same for its state government employees. Although with the beginning of 2019, Maharashtra Government has implemented the 7th pay commission for the State government employees, the employees are not happy with it. They have also demanded 5 days working in a week with the extension of the retirement age from 58 years to 60 years.   Image source: PTI


7th Pay Commission salary hike: Ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Narendra Modi government has announced a big pay hike for professors and teachers of every state. These academic staffs will get the benefits of the 7th Pay Commission with effect from January 1, 2016. The central government has said that with the teachers, other staff of universities and colleges will also get a new pay scale.  Image source: PTI


While the Central government employees are awaiting a new fitment factor, good news has arrived for thousands of employees of the Indian Railways. The railways has decided to more than double the running allowance of its guards, loco pilots and assistant loco pilots, thereby accepting a long-pending demand of employees' unions. The move will increase its annual financial burden of allowances by Rs 1,225 crore and enhance operating ratio by 2.5 per cent.  Image source: Pixabay


Ordnance Factories, DRDO, All India Defence Employees Organisation, Employees of the Indian Army and Indian Navy, Officers of Indian Air Force, have announced their strike from 23rd to 25th January. These workers will be on strike to protest against the demand for implementation of old pension scheme and privatization in Ordnance factories. All India Railway Men's Federation, the country's largest employee organization, has also supported the strike of these workers.  Image source: Reuters


Even as more than 50 lakh central government employees are still waiting for the NDA government's consideration over their long due demands for hike in salary and fitment factor, Uttar Pradesh government has taken a positive decision for its Nagar Nigam employees in Lucknow who retired prior to 2019. The state government has decided to enhance the pension of these retired employees three times, following the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission. So far, these employees are getting the pension of Rs 3500, but now it will increased to Rs 9000, according to the order passed by Municipal Commissioner in Lucknow.