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Odishatv Bureau

Further hike in the minimum pay of the Central government employees as against the recommended hike by the 7th Pay Commission has become a matter of hope and disappointment - sunrise gives birth to hope and sunset vehemently crushes it.

After much expectations for a hike announcement on Independence Day, which didn't happen, expectations were there that the Narendra Modi -led NDA government would consider the demand of the CG employees and at least make an announcement in the regard before Dussehra.

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However, the same has been repeated again as the Modi government is not going to make any announcement related to the minimum pay hike before the end of the festive season.

Besides, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had also promised on June 30, 2016 to hike the minimum pay of the CG employees and he also reportedly reiterated it in Rajya Sabha on July 19, 2016.

Earlier news were making rounds that the Centre will increase the minimum pay but it would not be Rs 8,000 as demanded by the CG employees, rather it will be around Rs 2000, citing that as elections are around the corner and the Modi government would try to calm down the brewing resentment among the CG employees.

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The Central government employees are presently getting a minimum pay of Rs 18,000. They are 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.

Of all, the Central government employees still hope that the Centre will consider their demand and some up with an announcement in this regard soon.

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