After the wait of several months, media reports are now there that the Narendra Modi government may consider the Central government employees’ minimum pay hike beyond 7th Pay Commission recommendation ahead of the festive season of Dussehra.
The Central government employees have been demanding a further hike in the basic pay. However, their demand is yet to be considered by the Modi govt. But it seems the Centre will soon come up with an announcement in this regard, ahead of Dussehra.
The Modi government is serious about the demands of the CG employees and as Rajnath Singh (Home Minister in Modi 1.0) had hold a discussion with a delegation on the minimum pay hike demand of the employees, it is expected that the government will make an announcement in line with the pay hike ahead of Dussehra, said a source close to the developments.
It is pertinent to metion here that the Central government employees have been demanding a hike in their present basic pay, Rs 18,000. They are presently getting Rs 18,000, but demanding an increase of Rs 8000 (Rs 26,000) citing that the present pay has failed to put any impact on their financial condition.
The CG employees are now waiting for the hike in Dearness Allowances (DA). They are presently getting 12 per cent DA, which was implemented last in January 2019. Now, they are waiting for the DA announcement for the second half of the year 2019, which they were expecting in July 2019.