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Pradeep Singh

"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.

7th pay Commission

It is worth mentioning that the Central government employees have been demanding a hike in their minimum pay since the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission early last year. However, the Modi government is yet to take a any development in this regard.

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.

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However, the silence of the NDA government is seen as a step-motherly behaviour of the government towards the 50 lakh employee and pensioners.

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

Salary hike EPF cut

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.

Besides, rumours are also making rounds that there will be an increase in the minimum pay of the CG employees but will be around Rs 2000 and what (Rs 8,000) demanded by the employees.

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.

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