No minimum pay hike under 7th Pay Commission now
New Delhi: The Central government is not going to hike the minimum pay under the Seventh Pay Commission, at least for now. The news might have come as a shocker for the lakhs of Central government employees but reports suggest such.
According to The Sen Times, the government is presently mulling hike in the pay but only after the Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses 50 per cent.
Reports were earlier there that the government would increase the minimum pay in January. However, as per the recent report, the government would take a decision on hiking the pay only after the DA crossing the 50 per cent mark.
The government wants to keep a balance between the salary of the Central government employee and the market price. Besides, the government is considering ‘no pay commission in future’ and to compensate that it may introduce a new system where the salaries and allowances of the employees would be increased every year instead of once in a period of 10 years.
It is also expected that the department of expenditure will now be responsible to monitor salaries and allowances of the employees on a regular basis and consider the salary and allowance disparities. So, on the further hike in the minimum pay (after DA crossing 50 per cent) will be decided by the department – it will make a report and submit to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for consideration.
It is worth mentioning that rumors have been making rounds that the employees will get further hike in their basic pay since the day of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission. It has put them in a state of dilemma making assumptions and presumptions only, but the truth is yet to be out.
Meanwhile, the Central government employees are expecting the minimum pay to be increased to Rs 26,000 (as per their demand). However, if reports are to be believed, the government is mulling to hike the pay to only Rs 21,000 from the existing Rs 18,000.