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After 7th Pay Commission gift for central, state staffers, government hikes monthly emoluments of these employees by Rs 6,000

Jan 31, 2019, 13:06 PM IST
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7th Pay Commission: The month of January has brought pay hike cheers for lakhs of Central and state governments employees. First, the Maharashtra government employees, then central and state professors, and after that West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh employees followed by Indian Railways staffers, all of these employees got a pay hike in various forms including DA and allowances. The BJP-led central government is also doing everything to win over voters ahead of crucial Lok Sabha elections and its latest decisions may bring some cheers to others too, for instance, the latest sarkari segment to gain are research scholars. Check out the beneficiaries:

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7th Pay Commission: Stipend Hike

7th Pay Commission: Stipend Hike

After facing widespread protests, the government has announced a hike in the monthly stipend of the scholars by up to Rs 7,000 per month. The government said that the move will directly benefit 60,000 fellows. (Reuters)

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7th Pay Commission: Pay Hike

7th Pay Commission: Pay Hike

According to the latest decision, a Junior research fellow will now get Rs 31,000 per month in the first two years of the Ph.D. programme, a hike of Rs 6,000. Again, a senior Ph.D. research fellow will now get Rs 35,000 per month instead of Rs 28,000, which is a hike of Rs 7,000. (Reuters)

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7th Pay Commission: Hike in Assistance

7th Pay Commission: Hike in Assistance

Not only this, the government informed that there has been a substantial 30-35 percent hike in financial assistance for the scientists working on R&D projects as research associates. The highest cap of Rs 54,000 per month has been fixed for research associated activities. (Reuters)

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7th Pay Commission allowance: HRA

7th Pay Commission allowance: HRA

It's notable that all the research fellows are also entitled to 7th pay commission linked HRA as per the Central government rules. (Reuters)

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7th Pay Commission: Pay Hike not enough

7th Pay Commission: Pay Hike not enough

The current hike that has been announced, however, is far less than what was being demanded by the protesting scholars who wanted Rs 50,000 for junior fellows and Rs 56,000 for senior researchers. (Reuters)

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