7th Pay Commission Latest News Update: The buzz around the pay hike of Central government employees during Dussehra has died down with no announcement being made by the Narendra Modi government. Now, it is believed that the Centre may announce the minimum pay hike in November and not ahead of Diwali.
It currently seems that the Modi government may take a decision regarding the CG employees’ minimum pay hike in its next cabinet meeting in November. “It’s a long-standing demand of the government employees and despite the economic slowdown, the Centre is considering a hike in the minimum pay,” said an official close to the development.
The Modi government is planning to deal with the economic slowdown the entire world currently gripped in. In such situation, it will expect its employees to give their 100 per cent. Besides, a hike in any form is seen as an encouraging factor which directly reflects on the work performance of employees, the official added.
The Central government employees have been demanding to increase the fitment factor to 3.68 times, which means a hike of Rs 8000 against their present minimum pay. They are presently getting a minimum pay of Rs 18,000, which they want to be increased to Rs 26,000.
Earlier, reports were there that the Centre would hike DA of the Central government employees, which is reportedly pending for the last three months.
It is worth mentioning that the CG employees have been waiting for a hike in DA. They are presently getting 12 per cent DA, which was implemented last in January this year. Now, they are waiting for the DA hike for the second half of 2019.