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Odishatv Bureau

A year already passed, but the demand of the Central government employees is yet to be met... One after another, several expected dates of an announcement passed and disappointment never left the CG employees alone.

Adding to the woes, the decision of the government to come up with an interim budget has once again dashed all the hopes of the CG employees that ther long-standing demand might be considered.

The Narendra Modi government at the Centre recently decided to bring in an interim budget instead of a full-fledged one. While the date for the  interim budget has been scheduled as February 1, there seems to be one announcement of a hike in the minimum pay of the Central government employees on Republic Day or anytime soon.

On the other hand, some media reports state that the government is having closed door meeting over the issues of the CG employees and it may consider hiking the fitment factor to 3.68 per cent.

If in case the government is really sympathetic about the demand of the employees,  the next cabinet meeting is going to be crucial... All eyes will be on the meeting and with high hopes, the CG employees will see if the Modi government raise the issue of further increase against the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

The CG employees are presently getting a minimum pay of Rs 18,000 and demanding Rs 26,000- a hike of Rs 8000 or an increase in the fitment factor by 3.68 times from the existing 2.57 times.

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