Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: With reports making rounds that the Finance Ministry is likely to hike the minimum pay of the Central government employees to Rs 21,000 from the present Rs 18,000, the employees seem to be in a state of confusion regarding their January pay.
Here’s a look at what we know so far!
The National Anomaly Committee (NAC) is presently working on the anomalies that may arise following the hike in pay.
After due hearing and by majority vote of all its stakeholders, the NAC is likely to make few changes in pay as recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) and may recommend to hike the minimum pay by Rs 3000 by raising the fitment factor to 3 times from 2.57 times.
NAC will make a detailed report of the same which will be later examined by the Department of Expenditure.
The minimum pay will be then increased, if considered, from the present Rs 18,000 to Rs 21,000.
The new pay will be effective from January 2018.
As per reports, the government is ready to hike the minimum pay to Rs 21,000 if recommended, but…“without arrears on the hike”.
It is worth mentioning that the employee unions have been demanding a hike in the minimum pay to Rs 26,000 as against the present Rs 18,000.
Meanwhile, the Central government employees feel the increase in minimum pay to Rs 21,000 will have no impact on their financial position. They believe that the Narendra Modi-led BJP government is anti-employees and its policies will always remain against them.
Besides, they see the 7th CPC as a huge disappointment that failed to give all that they deserve for their 10 years of dedicated hard work.