7th pay commission news: Big impact on government employees; How they were affected

Jun 29, 2018, 03:35 PM IST

7th Pay Commission news: The volatile issue of government srvants salaries has acquired renewed traction as a number of positive happenings have marked the space over the recent days. From Central government employees to state government employees and many others have been affected, mostly in positive ways. However, there are others who have been impacted badly by the latest seventh pay commission news. Check out the updates: 


7th Pay Commission protest: Doctors have gone on strike in Delhi now as seventh pay commission recommendations have not been implemented on their behalf. The doctors have gone on a strike because of the non-payment of salaries and the stir has hit patient care. Many patients were seen waiting for doctors at hospitals. Doctors from DNB, MCH, MD, and PG, at the government medical colleges in Delhi had gone on strike to highlight their problems. Image source: IANS


7th Pay Commission HRA: In some great news for these government employees, the state of Assam has ordered the implementation of Pay Anomaly Committee recommendations that will give many benefits. Notably, 7th pay commission linked House rent allowance (HRA) has been rolled out and it will lead to state government employees posted in Guwahati to get HRA of 10% of their pay, those posted in district and sub-divisional HQs, others will get HRA at 8% and 7%. Image source: IANS


7th Pay Commission allowance: In a massive setback for central government employees, Centre has ordered the stopping of overtime allowance. It was suggested that the payout against overtime allowances had ballooned too much. This has happened even as the staff had been angling for a pay hike based on a fitment factor hike over and above that recommended by 7th pay commission. This was to 3.68 times and the related boost of minimum salaries to Rs 26,000. Image source: IANS


7th pay commission GDP numbers: The Indian economy is functioning well and despite some dark clouds gathering, like soaring oil prices and inflation, strong quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) growth numbers augur well for the Centre to take the decision to hike employees' pay. This coupled with the looming general elections 2019 may well pave the way for good news very soon. Image source: Reuters



7th pay commission strike: In a big warning of troubles that may lie in store in the near future, the Punjab roadways contractual staff went on a strike, again. They had held a strike in February, 2018 too. As a result, the public was put to severe discomfort as no buses were available and that too in the middle of a scorching hot day. Private transport was few and far between and cost a huge amount. The staff is not demanding 7th pay commission linked pay hikes, but those based on 6th pay commission report. Reportedly, their salaries are very low when compared to other regular staff. Image source: IANS


7th Pay Commission pay: PM Modi government has ordered a salary hike for pensioners. As many as 25,000 retirees are expected to benefit from this move and includes staff of Central Universities and UGC recognised deemed educational institutes. In terms of money, the payout benefits will be between Rs 6,000 to Rs 18,000. Image source: PTI