7th Pay Commission: How central government employees benefited from salary hike at lowest level

Oct 27, 2018, 20:50 PM IST
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7th Pay Commission: Currently, this is one of the most hotly debated subject among the state and the central government employees as state and general elections loom. Staff wants pay hikes according to new formula, but it would be fruitful to pause here and see what exactly the pay panel recommendations had effected. 7th CPC recommendations had increased the salaries of the central government employees and the minimum salary hike  at the lowest levels was calculated thereafter. Here are critical details to know that impacted staffers at this level: 

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1. Entry-level basic pay was Rs 7,000 at the time of the implementation of the 6th CPC and the DA was 125%, much higher than the basic pay of an employee. The employees used to get Rs 14,757 after adding other allowances, said former president of Praygraj based AG Office Brotherhood and ex-Assistant Secretary-General of All India Audit and Accounts Association, Harishankar Tiwari.

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2. Tiwari said in hand salary of the employees rose by 8% to Rs 15,931 and the gross salary rose by 14% after the 7th pay commission.  Later, the government had again added DA to the salary. DA for the government employee at present is 9%. It was raised from 7% to 9% just weeks ago by the Modi government.

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3. After the implementation of the 7th CPC The DA became zero. However, later the DA provision was reversed.

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4. Compared to the basic pay and DA of the 6th Pay Commission, the salary of the lower level central government staffs rose by Rs 3,870 per month after the 7th pay commission.

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5. Central government employees get fitment factor of 2.57 times recommended by the 7th pay commission and they are demanding a fitment factor hike to 3.68 times which will set the minimum salary to Rs 26,000.

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