Odishatv Bureau

Amid all the confusion and expectations for a further hike in the minimum pay of the Central government employees, against what they are getting under the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, here comes a good news for them.

According to reports, the Modi government has accepted the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on pensionary benefits following which all the central government employees whose retirement date was before January 1, 2016, will witness a change in their pay matrix.

It is pertinent to mention here that the normal revised consolidated pension of a pre-2006 pensioner is 2.26 of the pre-revised basic pension.

On the other hand, the CG employees are still waiting for the hike in the minimum pay. Though the Modi government is well aware of the demand of the employees, it is yet to take a concrete decision in this regard.

There were a lot of expectations from the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman when she presented the Budget as it was expected that she might increase the minimum pay taking into account the demand of the employees.

However, the Centre is likely to increase the Dearness Allowances (DA) of the employees and later, may increase the minimum pay too. But the Modi government is yet to make any announcement in this regard.

The Central government employees have been demanding a hike in their present basic pay. They are presently getting a minimum pay of Rs 18,000, but demanding an increase of Rs 8000.

Earlier, former Home Minister Rajnath Singh was appraised about the matter by Shiv Gopal Mishra, the Chief of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA). Following the meeting, expectations were high; however, it couldn’t be materialised due to the 2019 polls.