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7th Pay Commission: Central Govt Employees’ Encashment, Salary Hike Issues; Check Details

When the term ‘fake news’ comes up, people usually think of social media posts or stories which are created to deliberately misinform or deceive readers. A case in point is the recent news that the Centre has made it compulsory for the Central government employees to take at least 20 days of earned leave every year, instead of hoarding them up for encashment.

However, it seems that the news on encashment is a false news. Stating that the above news is false, PIB Fact Check found the news as fake and said that the Modi government has not made any such announcement.

“It is being claimed that the government has made it compulsory for its permanent employees to take at least 20 days of earned leave every year, instead of hoarding them up for encashment. #PIBFactCheck: The claim is #Fake. No such announcement has been made by the central govt,” it tweeted.

In October 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced a Rs 73,000 crore package, including advance payment of a part of wages to central govt employees and cash in lieu of LTC.

The package was to stimulate consumer demand and investment in the economy hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Mint, festival advance along with other similar advances were abolished on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

On the other hand, the government is expected to make announcement related t the Dearness Allowance (DA) of the Central government employees this month. Once it announces, it will automatically result in an increase in the salary.

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