7th Pay Commission: Hike For Central Govt Employees But Not As Expected
Further hike in the minimum pay against what was recommended by the 7th Pay Commission has been the demand of the Central government employees since the implementation of the revised pay. However, the Narendra Modi government is yet to take a concrete step in this regard.
While the disappointment and resentment among the CG employees keep on brewing, reports are there that the employees will get a hike in dearness allowance (DA). The Modi government is reportedly considering this DA hike due to the constant increase in the cost of living.
However, when will the government come up with the decision is not clear yet; but it is expected to be in March.
At present, the CG employees are getting a DA of 9%, which was recently increased by 2%. So, a employee with the present minimum pay (Rs 18,000) will now get a DA of around Rs 1620.
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States like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have approved revision of pay scales for their employees. Even, Odisha has raised the DA for the employees of its state-run public sector undertakings.
However, NDA government’s silence on the Central government employees’ demand is seen as a bias attitude of the Centre towards the 50 lakh employee and pensioners.
The CG employees are presently getting a minimum pay of Rs 18,000 and demanding Rs 26,000- a hike of Rs 8000 or an increase in the fitment factor by 3.68 times from the existing 2.57 times.