7th pay commission latest news: Government employees were under the spotlight for these big reasons

Jul 25, 2018, 07:54 PM IST

7th pay commission: Although there is no word from the government about the central government employees seeking hike in minimum salary and fitment factor beyond the recommendations of the 7th pay commission report, one more state government has extended offer to its staff. The latest development related to the 7th CPC took place in Maharashtra, where the state government has placated its employees ahead of the festival of light. Other recent details in this context include:



7th pay commission: It will be a very happy Diwali for state government employees! The Maharashtra government's has ordered the implementation of 7th CPC salary hikes for government employees from Diwali. This is likely to benefit 19 lakh employees across the state. The state government had reportedly made provisions of Rs 10,000 crore in its annual budget presented in March this year. The implementation of the 7th Pay Commission will put a financial burden of Rs 21,530 crore on the state exchequer.  Image source: PTI


7th pay commission: Not just that, the state government is also considering grant of child care leave (CCL) to women government employees for two years (730 days) and 15 days paternal leave for male employees, along with considering a five-day week for its employees. However, for making 5-day working week, the government may increase working hours by 15 minutes. Image source: PTI


7th pay commission: Although Jammu and Kashmir was the first state government to implement the 7th pay commission recommendation, demands of employees are still not met. A section of state employees are running from pillar to post to convince the authorities to accede to their request, but have failed to get nothing barring reassurances. These state government employees took matters into their hands and even staged protest march to the residence of Governor NN Vohra. Image source: PTI


7th pay commission: In the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers had gathered at the Sher-e-Kashmir Park in Srinagar and among their demands was not just that the 7th pay commission be implemented for them but also that their salaries should be separated from the Human Resources and Development Ministry. image source: PTI


7th pay commission: Earlier this month, the Union Cabinet, based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, had increased the dearness allowance from 5 per cent to 7 per cent. Now, a new series of consumer price index (CPI) is being worked upon to determine the dearness allowance for industrial workers. image source: Reuters