7th Pay Commission: Good News for Central Government Employees

Though the long-standing demand of the Central government employees, further hike in the minimum pay against the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, is yet to be considered by the Narendra Modi government, recently some good news was announced to please the CG employees.

The Department of Personnel & Training under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (MoPPP) released a notification announcing a five-fold incentives to the employees who will pass a higher degree after coming into service.

As per the released notification, the Central government employees acquiring fresh higher qualifications after coming into service would be granted incentive ranging from Rs 30,000 to Rs 10,000 (as one-time lump-sum amount).

An incentive of Rs 30,000 for acquiring PhD or equivalent certificate while Rs 25,000 for PG Degree/Diploma of duration more than one year, or equivalent. Rs 20,000 for PG Degree/Diploma of duration one year or less, or equivalent and Rs 15,000 for Degree/Diploma of duration more than three years, or equivalent.

Similarly, those CG employees, who will acquire Degree/Diploma of duration three years or less, or equivalent after coming into service, will get Rs 10,000 incentive.

The notification further read that the decision has been taken as per the recommendations on the guidelines of the 7th Pay Commission Committee which was headed by the Finance Secretary.

Earlier the central government employees acquiring fresh higher qualifications after coming into service were used to be granted Rs 2000 to Rs 10,000 as one-time lump sum amount.

On the other hand, the CG employees are presently getting a minimum pay of Rs 18,000, but they have been demanding a hike of Rs 8000 or an increase in the fitment factor by 3.68 times from the existing 2.57 times. However, the government is yet to look into their demand.