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7th Pay Commission Latest News: Central government employees face this setback, Centre makes this denial statement

7th Pay Commission Latest News: It appears that no good news is coming soon for lakhs and lakhs of central government employees. 

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Dec 22, 2018, 10:56 AM IST

7th Pay Commission Latest News: It appears that no good news is coming soon for lakhs and lakhs of central government employees. There are around 48.41 lakh central government staffers who have been waiting for a pay hike by a fitment factor of 3.68 times. Then there are almost as many retirees who are eyeing a hike in pensions. The employees have been getting salaries as per the fitment factor of 2.57 times, which has set the minimum salary at Rs 18,000. However, the demand of 3.68 times pay hike will increase the basic salary to Rs 26,000. Now, it has emerged that Centre has made a big announcement and it will hit central government employees.

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7th Pay Commission: Hike by the fitment factor of 2.81 or 3.68?

7th Pay Commission: Hike by the fitment factor of 2.81 or 3.68?

7th Pay Commission: Taking the central government employees' demand to the government, two Rajya Sabha members Ravi Prakash Verma and Neeraj Shekhar have asked the finance ministry whether there is any proposal to increase the fitment factor under 7th pay commission to 2.81 from 2.57? Earlier, they had asked in August whether there was any proposal to hike it to 3.68 times.

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7th Pay Commission: No pay hike

7th Pay Commission: No pay hike

7th Pay Commission: Replying to the questions in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Finance P Radhakrishnan said that there is no such proposal. "The fitment factor for the purpose of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission is 2.57 which is uniformly applicable to all categories of employees. As the same is based on the specific and considered recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, no change therein is envisaged," he said.

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7th Pay Commission HRA: Increase in amount

7th Pay Commission HRA: Increase in amount

7th Pay Commission: These two members also asked whether the government would increase the HRA from 24 per cent to 30 per cent of basic salary as it was under 6th CPC in view of non-availability of rented accommodations within 24 per cent of basic salary in metro cities?

 

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7th Pay Commission HRA: City wise hike

7th Pay Commission HRA: City wise hike

7th Pay Commission: Replying to this, the MoS said that the HRA had already been revised vide a resolution dated July 6, 2017. "The Government vide Resolution dated 6th July, 2017 decided that HRA shall be revised to 27%, 18% and 9% of Basic Pay in X, Y and Z cities when Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses 25% and further to 30%, 20% and 10% of Basic Pay in X,Y and Z cities when DA crosses 50%," he said.

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7th pay Commission: 2 negatives

7th pay Commission: 2 negatives

7th pay Commission: This is the second time that the Centre has officially rejected demands for a 7th pay commission based hike. This is despite FM Arun Jaitley having said that the Centre will look at central government employees demand for a pay hike over and above the recommendations of the 7th CPC report favourably.