Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Central government employees, who are still waiting for a hike in the minimum pay beyond the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, are likely to get some good news ahead of Dussehra.
If reports are any thing to go by, the Narendra Modi government may considered the long-standing demand of the CG employees soon. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is well aware of the demand of the lakh of employees and she is likely to call a meeting soon to take a decision in this regard, said sources.
It is pertinent to mention here that the former Home Minister Rajnath Singh had held a discussion with some officials concerned to look into the minimum pay hike demand of the Central government employees.
According to media report, the Dearness Allowances (DA) for the second half of 2019 may be increased to 17 per cent which will subsequently reflect in the October salary of the lakhs of Central government employees.
If the Modi government really come up with that 5 per cent DA, it will be the biggest hike for the CG employees since the implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission in 2016.
So, if the government really increases the minimum pay and hike the DA of the Central government employees ahead of Dussehra, it will be like a double bonanza and may ease the disappointment among the employees.
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.