7th Pay Commission: With the festival of Dussehra round the corner, the Central government employees’ expectations are high from the Narendra Modi government regarding increase in salary- minimum pay and Dearness Allowance.
PM Modi, who has already concluded his U.S. visit after attending diverse range of programmes, is all set to return to India today. Following his return, the ruling-NDA is likely to take some key decisions including DA hike of CG employees, said sources.
It is worth mentioning that the CG employees are currently getting 12 per cent DA, which was implemented last in January 2019. They are now waiting for the second half DA hike of the year 2019.
Besides, reports are there that the Centre may also clear the arrears of employees, which is reportedly pending for the last three months.
Expectations were high from the recently concluded Cabinet meeting that a major decision would be taken regarding the minimum pay hike of the CG employees. However, no announcement was made by the government regarding the basic hike.
The present minimum pay of the Central government employees, as per 7th Pay Commission recommendation, is Rs 18,000. However, the CG employees want the fitment factor to be increased to 3.68 times against the present 2.57 times. If their demand is considered by the Modi government, there will be a hike of Rs 8,000 in the minimum pay.