The Central government employees have been demanding a hike in their minimum pay since the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission last year. While the Narendra Modi government is yet to consider their demands, the CG employees are just looking on all the so called Dussehra and Diwali bonanzas announced by different state governments for their employees.
After Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, in October, the Delhi government has approved the revision of pay scales for its employees as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
Considering a proposal, grant of revised pay scale to teachers and equivalent cadres and administrative posts in colleges and universities has been approved by the Cabinet.
The revised pay scale, effective from January 1, 2016, the teachers would get a revised pay along with arrears for 34 months.
While reports were there that the government may consider and increase the minimum pay of the employees early next year, news are also there that there will be an increase in the minimum pay but it will not be Rs 8,000 as demanded by the CG employees, rather it will be around Rs 2000.
Of all, it is believed that the the Modi government will definitely pay heed to the employees' demand for two reasons... First, their demand is genuine and second, as elections are around the corner, the NDA government will not take risk of facing the wrath of around 50 lakh Central government employees.