7th Pay Commission latest news updates for Central government employees; check now

Apr 16, 2018, 12:27 PM IST

7th Pay Commission: Demanding minimum pay and fitment factor hike beyond 7th CPC report recommendation, about 48 lakh central government employees are still continuing to hold on to hope of things changing for the better soon. It’s almost two years since they pinned their hopes on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over the issue and about reassurances  that the matter would be given due consideration. Here are 7th Pay Commission latest news and updates:  


7th Pay Commission: The news over arrears have been doing the rounds recently. It says that when, and if at all, the Centre plans to give a hike in pay scale and fitment factor, then that will be the end of central government employees arrears. 


7th Pay Commission: Salaries of Lt Governors have been increased by the government to a level that the 7th Pay Commission had recommended for secretary level officers. The LG will now be getting the pay equal to the secretaries at the Centre. Following the acceptance of panel report on January 1, 2016, the senior most bureaucrat in the country, Cabinet Secretary, gets a salary of Rs 2.5 lakh pay per month, while a secretary rank official is able to draw Rs 2.25 lakh per month.


7th Pay Commission: Lower-level employees may be preferred for a pay hike rather than middle-level employees. The broad middle-level employees, some reports said, would not see much of a raise, mirroring the erstwhile trend of income polarization, thereby shrinking middle-level staff in various departments of the central government.


7th  Pay Commission: Fresh reports say that the government may well be toying with the idea of increasing retirement age of the central government employees from 60 to 62 years. The Madhya Pradesh government has already gone ahead with this. 


Recent buzz also mentioned that the NDA government may revise salaries and allowances of central government employees. This move is expected to be announced before 2019 General elections.