7th Pay Commission: Central government employees basic pay hike may get cleared; check latest developments
The Central government earlier raised the minimum salary to Rs 18,000 for the employees, but they were demanding for a Rs 26,000 pay. They want the fitment factor to be hiked from the current 2.57 times to 3.68 times.
7th Pay Commission: Good news for central government employees may be coming as Centre may increase their long pending demand of a salary hike. With Diwali going by without any news on pay hike, the employees may have something to cheer about soon as the government may increase the salary of these employees in November only. Media reports suggest that the central government is giving serious consideration to the matter.
If the government takes a decision on the 7th pay commission basic salary hike, then over 50 lakh central government employees will be benefited. The reports suggest that a final decision may be taken in the November Cabinet meeting in this regard.
The Central government earlier raised the minimum salary to Rs 18,000 for the employees, but they were demanding for a Rs 26,000 pay. They want the fitment factor to be hiked from the current 2.57 times to 3.68 times. However, the government has not yet responded to the demand. The government accepted the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission on 29 June, 2016 and thereafter said that it would consider the demands of the staffers favourably, but nothing has emerged so far even though many times the move was shelved at the last moment.
The government did give some good news to staffers recently when it announced a hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) from 12 percent to 17 percent effective from July. The benefits of the DA hike was received by 50 lakh employees and 65 lakh pensioners. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar earlier said that this was the highest DA increase by the government in the past several years.
The government employees are for long demanding a minimum salary and fitment factor hike. They say that the 7th CPC pay was not inflation-adjusted and all the gains from the salary hike were eaten by the price rise.