7th Pay Commission: These crucial developments keep central government employees' hopes alive
7th Pay Commission: Even as the wait of central government employees has become a prolonged one, their hopes of a salary hike are not dead, though they are yet to receive any concrete assurance for their demands - hike in minimum salary and fitment factor beyond the recommendations of the seventh pay commission report. However, there are developments related to the 7th pay commission coming in from various states that have kept hopes of the central staff alive.
The most recent development in this context comes from Punjab, where the state cabinet on Wednesday approved regularisation of 8,886 teachers recruited under the central education programmes. The cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, reportedly decided to regularise 7,356 teachers recruited under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), 1,194 teachers under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA). However, they have not become a part of the 7th Pay Commission system. According to the state government spokesman, 220 teachers were also regularised for model schools and 116 for Adarsh schools. Image source: PTI
The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is also expected to make an announcement in this regard for its state government employees. The move will benefit around 18 lakh employees. The state employees are currently getting 7% DA which will be reportedly be increased to 9 per cent from retrospective effect from July 2018. Image source: PTI
In Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Raman Singh announced the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations for the teachers of the state government colleges, universities and also for non-government colleges getting 100 per cent grants. The pay hike has been implemented retrospectively from January 1, 2016. Image source: PTI
In Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led government had announced that professors of every state-funded college will get the pay hike as per the recommendation of the 7th pay commission. Since the hike will get implemented retrospectively from January 1, 2016, the staff will also be paid arrears for 32 months. Image source: Reuters
Meanwhile, Maharashtra degree college teachers went on a strike citing their demands. About 20,000 teachers marched on the streets of the state, raising issues of filing up vacant posts under the banner of Maharashtra Federation of University and College Teachers' Organisation (MFUCTO). The striking teachers also held a meeting with School and Higher Education Minister Vinod Tawde to apprise him about their demands. Image source: Reuters