7th Pay Commission latest news today: Good news for employees of this state - 7th CPC benefits, 32-month arrears
7th pay matrix: Recently, Uttar Pradesh government announced 7th pay commission pay scale benefits to teachers and professors of state-run institutions.
7th pay commission latest news today: More and more states are coming forward and announcing 7th pay commission benefits for their employees. While some states have complied on their own to pass on the benefits, others have yielded to the employees' protest.
Recently, Uttar Pradesh government announced 7th pay commission pay scale benefits to teachers and professors of state-run institutions. This will cost the state government a massive Rs 921.54 crore per year. The new pay scale to the state and related cadre teachers will come into effect from January 1, 2016.
Now, Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led Madhya Pradesh government has followed suit. The state's Public Relation Minister Narottam Mishra has announced that professors of every state-funded college will get the pay hike as per the recommendation of the 7th pay commission. Since the state government will implement the hike from January 1, 2016, the staffs will also be paid arrears for 32 months. The arrear amount will be credited to employees GPF account.
Before Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, state governments like Tripura and Puducherry had also cleared 7th pay matrix benefits for their employees. Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government has also constituted a 3-member panel to look into the professors and teachers' demand of pay hike as per the recommendation of 7th pay commission.
However, the teaching staffs of Jammu and Kashmir are still waiting for a good news. They are on a protest demanding a salary hike. However, they are yet to receive any official assurance or confirmation for the same.
In a good news for central government employees, the Union Cabinet had on August 29 hiked their dearness allowance (DA) by 2 per cent to 9 percent. The hike will cost the government Rs 6,112.20 crore per annum. This will benefit about 48.41 lakh Central Government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners.
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However, while this is part of the entire process, what central government employees want is that their pay be hiked over and above the 7th pay commission report recommendations. They want fitment factor to be hiked from current 2.57 times to 3.68 times that will power the minimum salaries to Rs 26,000. With general elections on way, the same cannot be ignored in the corridors of power.