"Demand of the Central government employees have fallen on deaf ears of the Narendra Modi-government and this is the reason why their demands are not being taken into consideration even after repeated reminders by the CG employees," said a retired government employee.
At a time when several states across the country have announced hike in dearness allowance or pay for their employees ahead of the Diwali, it's unfortunate that the CG employees demand for the hike in the minimum pay got such a treatment, he added.
States like Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and the Delhi government have approved revision of pay scales for their employees as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. Even, eastern Indian state of Odisha also raised the DA for the employees of its state-run public sector undertakings on Monday.
However, the silence of the NDA government is seen as a step-motherly behaviour of the government towards the 50 lakh employee and pensioners.
While reports were there that the government may consider and increase the minimum pay of the employees early next year eying the 2019 polls and may use the pay hike as the weapon and last trick to strengthen its prospects in the general election.
While many believe that the government will definitely consider the demand of the employees as elections are on the cards, as of now, the CG employees will have to wait for some more time till the big announcement is made, as believed, in the very interest of the employees.