7th Pay Commission: Govt Approves Pay Hike, Here’s The Big News

The Ashok Gehlot in Rajasthan reportedly approved the proposal for the new pay scale for teachers, head librarians and physical education directors of five agricultural universities and a veterinary science varsity in the State. They will now get a pay scale in line with the 7th Pay Commission guidelines.

An official statement released on June 24, stated that Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot approved the proposal for the new pay scale, payable with effect from January 1, 2017.

As per the statement, arrears will be paid from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018 in the current fiscal and the funds will be deposited in the provident fund accounts.

Meanwhile, the teachers who came into service after January 1, 2004, will get arrears in three installments in the ratio of 30: 30: 40 on July 1, 2019, October 1, 2019 and January 1, 2020, it read.

The new pay scale has been approved for Rajasthan Veterinary and Animal Science University, Swami Keshavanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, both in Bikaner, Maharana Pratap Agricultural University, Udaipur, Agricultural University, Jodhpur, Agriculture University, Kota and Sri Karn Narender Agricultural University in Jaipur’s Jobner, the official statement said.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Central government employees have high hopes from the Modi government and they believe that the new Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will come up with the good news in the Budget for them.

The CG employees have been demanding a hike in their present basic pay. They are presently getting a minimum pay of Rs 18,000, but demanding an increase of Rs 8000. Which means, they want the Centre to hike the fitment factor to 3.68 times to get a revised pay of Rs 26,000.